Haul: Pre Christmas Shopping

I just couldn’t help shopping before Christmas, especially during Black Friday. Here’s a few things I picked up near the end of November/early December.

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol 1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eye Shadow Palette – This palette is a mouth full. But to sum it up it features 14 buttery matte shades and a Transforming Pearl shadow that can make any of the shades shimmery. To make this palette even more versatile, you can use these shadows wet or dry. I typically don’t go for warm shades like some in the palette but they are absolutely stunning. Soulful, Sunset and All Heart have been some of my favourites. I’ve swatched all the shadows; first dry then wet.

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Dry Swatches

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Wet Swatches

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Wet Swatches

Ardell Chocolate Lashes Review

Ardell Chocolate Lashes in 888 – This special line from Ardell has Black/Brown lashes that make them a bit more natural. Of course, I picked a very unnatural looking pair of lashes but once I applied them they didn’t look too unnatural just very fluttery.

China Glaze Community Review

China Glaze Nail Polish in Community – This polish is from the Limited Edition The Giver collection. I’ve never owned a brown polish and thought this would be great for nail art. Instead I fell in love with it and wear it pretty often considering how much polish I own haha. A great cream brown colour with a touch of red undertones. Applies wonderfully and wears great.

Revlon Iris Maybelline Touch of Spice

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Iris – The latest release by Revlon which is a gel-based lipstick that has no wax in it. I knew I wanted to try one of these and picked a stunning berry colour. I do find that these are a bit difficult to apply as the bullet is very wide (like a lip butter). Wears off within a couple of hours but feels nice on the lips. Funny enough my Canadian Beauty Bloggers Secret Santa bought me this exact shade (she gets me and I love it). So now I can share the love or keep a backup for myself.

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice – The much anticipated new release by Maybelline – a creamy matte lipstick. I picked up Touch of Spice as a 90’s throwback neutral. I freaking love this colour and wear it a lot! Super comfortable matte lipstick that doesn’t dry my lips out right away. If I do feel my lips getting dry, I rub my lips together to reactivate the creaminess. Wears an incredibly long time. Need to get a bunch of other colours in this formulation.

NYX African Queen

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in African Queen – I picked this gloss up with the It Cosmetics palette to really max out my $50 gift card for the Shopping Channel. I love this line of glosses, especially the Beige shade. So why not add another shade? African Queen is a semi-sheer fuchsia gloss with purple shimmer throughout. Would be gorgeous to use over top a pink or purple lipstick.

Iris Swatch Touch of Spice Swatch African Queen Swatch

Any new purchases that you are in love with?

til next time…

One thought on “Haul: Pre Christmas Shopping

  1. Shawna F. says:

    You are a great swatcher, Kaitlyn, they look so clear. I find Im the same way with brown nail polishes – I dont have too many – but I do have the entire ‘The Giver’ collection, and some extras – very fall-ish


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