T’is (almost) the season for some shopping! I have to admit, I went a little overboard with the nail polish, but it is my favourite beauty product so it’s ok, right?
Sticking to 3 categories, I got nail polish, skin care and cosmetics. Let’s start with the nails!
I got my hands on a few of the Gwen Stefani Holiday polishes by OPI on sale, as well as a few from older collections that I hadn’t had the chance to pick up.
Here are the 3 from the Holiday collection that I got (thus far). They came in a bundle but all of them were buy 2 get 1 free at Trade Secrets. My mission was to get the beautiful black glitter, Comet In The Sky, but Rollin’ In The Cashmere and Snow Globetrotter completed the set.
I also got the Skys My Limit (Mustang), Viking in a Vinter Vonderland (Nordic) and Thanks A Windmillion (Holland), plus the classic, Alpine Snow. I am wearing Viking In A Vinter Vonderland in the pic!
While I was at Trade Secrets for the OPI polish, they were having a sale on select nail wraps as well so I picked up the 2 I found interesting. An Essie set called Sea Me Shine! which I haven’t tried before and a Bling set.
I also was given a few as a gift recently: a Sally Hansen Lustre Shine polish in Azure and L’Oreal’s The Temptress Touch polish. That L’Oreal polish is next on my list to wear! It looks gorgeous!
Next, for skin care, I got 2 new masks from Sephora. Masks are my favourite form of skin care, but I have only tried a handful from Sephora. This is the Clinique Acne Solutions Oil Control Cleansing Mask and the Sephora Green Tea Sheet Mask. I have never tried a sheet mask before! I will let you know how these two hold up!
Finally, Cosmetics. I went a little overboard.
Starting with my MAC purchases, I got the best (in my opinion) release from the Rocky Horror collection and that is the Frank N Furter lipstick. I am very nearly in love with it.
My area just had a MAC store open as well, so I picked up a mini Rose pigment and the Prep and Prime Fix + spray.
From Sephora, I bought a few new releases and a few replacements. For new releases, I got the Too Faced Under The Mistletoe lipstick bundle. I have never tried their lipsticks and these were a fantastic deal. I have heard a lot of complaints about the frost in them, which there definitely is, but I think they are gorgeous regardless.
I feel like I am one of the few people not in love with Benefit products, but that being said, their blushes are some of the most raved about. I figured I would give them a try and they have not disappointed! So far, I am most impressed with Coralista and Hoola shades. Gorgeous and pigmented. Not photographed is also a container of Watts Up, which I have tried before but wasn’t a fan of.
Lastly, I picked up a new Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara which is hands down my favourite mascara, and a 24/7 Eyeliner from Urban Decay. The formula and staying power of this liner cannot be beat, so I picked up a fun pink colour.
Have you started holiday shopping?
Have you picked up any holiday releases?
Til next time, ttfn x