Again I apologise for my lack of general blogging – exams are over and I have been so busy I’ve not had time to read other blogs, or get back to a schedule…however that is all changing! I have started this Friday with a loose schedule, and I’m planning on sticking to it ^_^ just bear with me for a few days, and thankyou for all the lovely comments too!
Anyways long intro aside, I am so excited to finally be able to share this haul, because it means I can FINALLY use all of my new goodies! These arrived right in the middle of exams, and I stashed them away until now, so here we go!
Starting with eyeshadows, how could I possibly purchase anything from the US drugstore online without dipping into wet’n’wild?! I also opted for the two most talked about palettes; Comfort Zone which consists of eight shades which are all pigmented and soft to the touch. I think each of these shades are flattering for brown eyes and I’m excited to try it out! I also picked up Walking on Eggshells which is a beautiful neutral palette and pretty much perfect the perfect travelling palette! Both palettes come with a sponge applicator and a brush, and on the powders they have wording like ‘browbone’ ‘crease’ ‘eyelid’ and ‘definer’ making it simple for anyone to use!
Next I wanted to try some eyeliners from the drugstore! Over the years of watching various youtubers I have heard a few brands pop up consistently, and one of the most talked about is Milani Liquid Eye which is a pencil eyeliner that transfers as a liquid look. Although I typically only wear gel/liquid liner on the top lid these days, I think a pigmented pencil liner is essential in any collection and I’m hoping this one lasts.
I then picked up two Jordana liners, one being the Jordana FabuLiner which is a very thin nibbed liquid liner. Honestly I prefer liquid liners which have a pot, rather than a pen form because I find they last longer but for the price I didn’t have much to lose. The Jordana 12hr made to last liquid eyeliner pencil in the shade 02 Espresso Last was bought because I love a brown shade for some definition, rather than an intense black day-to-day. This is very creamy and comfortable to wear, and the 12hrs seems promising although time will tell. I also love how it doesn’t smudge or budge, and for a couple of dollars I have high hopes so far.
The only blusher I picked up this time around is the Milani baked blush in 05 Luminoso which I have wanted to get my hands on for almost two years! It is packaged beautifully, if a little bulky (as it comes with its own brush and mirror). The shade is a stunning pinky/coral which’ll be beautiful for this time of year especially. I’ve gotta say I love it when drugstore makes a bit of effort with packaging, and yes although the bulkiness isn’t ideal, the gold makes it look so pretty!
I picked up one lip-liner based solely on a YouTuber’s recommendation – Carly B seems to always be talking about this (I THINK its this one anyways D:). It was a couple of dollars and a beautiful neutral colour in the shade Tawny. The fact that is is retractable, rather than a pencil form is also great ^_^
Finally I went a little bit craycray with the Wet’n’Wild matte lipsticks! And at that price can you really blame me? ;D I picked up the shades: Just Peachy, Smokin’ Hot Pink, Stoplight Red, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cherry Bomb. So I certainly got a huge range of shades! Again these are cheap, cheerful and comfy on the lips! Who knows…perhaps I’ll start being more brave this summer now.
And that is my first ever USA drugstore haul, from the online store: www.beautyjoint.com. I actually made two separate orders, to keep the price UNDER £15 with each one as always do when ordering from a US online store. This way I avoided paying customs tax and it all got to me within two-three weeks so I am very happy with my experience! I’m also excited to be able to talk to you about different products, and to all my US and Canadian girls out there let me know what you think about these ^_^
I’m temped to pick up a couple of concealers now..at that price it would be rude not too!
Thanks for reading!