Ulta Sephora HAUL 1

Hey y’all

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already known that I did a little haul last week. So without further due, let’s see what I got

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here are the “damage”

From Sephora

  1. Kat Von D Lock It Concealer ($26)

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This was actually a repurchase after I’m out of this product in October last year. I’ve been using Tarte Shape Tape as the replacement, which is a really good concealer of concealer (you guys know all the hype around the Shape Tape) but I still miss the Kat Von D one so much. Stay tune for the review and comparison of these two BOMB concealer

  1. Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover ($26)

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There is no particular reason why I bought this. I guess because of the cute packaging and still in the vibe of Valentine (yeah, right!) It has a really soft texture and the color is BAM! in your face. You need to use a very light hand for this blush because it’s so beautifully pigmented

From Ulta

  1. Formula 10.0.6 Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer ($ 6.99)

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Since I’ve been trying their mask and got some other products sent to me (thanks Formula 10.0.6) I fall in love more and more with their products. I’ve emptied my St Ives Collagen Moisturizer (Girls, it took forever to use up that giant jar 😀 ) Spoiler, this one lifts up to its claim as a mattifying oil-free moisturizer. I’ve been using it since last Friday and let me tell you this, I put this moisturizer to the test. The longest record it hold so far is yesterday when I looked shine free for a good 7 hours, no touch up, no blotting! so excited! Aaaand it doesn’t break your bank 🙂

  1. Nip Fab Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Serum ($14.99, as of right now when I posted this it’s on sale for $ 12.74 on Ulta website

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I’m aware that now I’m in my late 20s and I have to start the anti aging skin routine.  this serum is how I started to intensify my skincare. I’ve tried some Body Shop serum before but I didn’t really use it much. It was more on and off relationship with my previous serums until I can’t use it anymore cause it’s expired. I have more awareness now that I started to see a fine lines in my under eye area. I decided to give this serum a try as I’ve seen some good reviews about it on YouTube and Instagram post. The price is also very reasonable so why not.

  1. Burt Bees Eye Makeup Remover ($ 5.99)

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Another impulsive side of me made me clicked the added to my bag button, and Holy Moly how I’m falling in love with this! You don’t need long time to know if you like a makeup remover right? Well at least that’s why I feel and yes, again, I’m in love with this pad. It’s a thin cotton pad that you can just wipe it on your eyes and it’s good to go. It doesn’t burn my eyes, no tingling sensation and  it took out the super pigmented Kat Von D eyeshadow and Better than Sex mascara easily.

  1. Loreal Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender ($ 7.99)

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Just because I can’t justify myself again to spend $20 for Beauty Blender and I’m bored with Real Technique sponge (still love it though, still have RT sponge as backup too) This foundation blender feels more bouncy and a tad bit firmer than Real Technique one. Texture wise it’s more similar to the original Beauty Blender. Overall, it’s nice but I feel that this one absorb more product than the RT one.

  1. Physician Formula Butter Bronzer ($ 14.99)

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For the sake of my longing for summer, I need to bring this back to my collection. You guys already how good it is, smell so good, and lift up to their name for it’s really buttery soft. This bronzer is really subtle, and the color is lighter Too Faced Chocolate soleil bronzer. It’s more similar to the Milk Chocolate one.

Well, that’s part 1 of my haul this time 🙂 Have any of you done a makeup haul recently? Let me know what you bought and what do you think about it? March will be a no buy month for me so I would love to know what should I get when I’m back on market 😉

PS : Nyx Haul coming up soon 😉

Hope you all had a great weekend and amazing week ahead!

Find Your Everyday Palette

Let’s be honest, we always reach for neutral colors for daily eye shadow, don’t we all? Unless you work in the industry where it requires you to put on creative makeup, normally people will reach for the neutral look for everyday use (hence tons of youtube tutorial on smokey look, neutral look, matte look) Maybe occasionally a little pop of color to match your outfit sometimes, but me personally will reach for the palette that I know for sure what look I can create out of it without thinking to combine it with other palettes

So here I am, looking at my collections and realize how many neutral palettes that I have. But, Here are my top 3 palettes for everyday look

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1. Too Faced Semi Sweet 
Why is this on my top of the list? One, it’s because it has pops of blue in this. Two, it is because it smells like chocolate. Yes, I said it! Who wouldn’t love to have chocolate smell in the morning while putting on makeup? (I love me some nice smell on my products) Not to mention that you can get tons of cool and warm neutral colors in this palette. I also love how the shimmer in this palette looks, not too gliterry but still give a nice glow to brighten the eye look.If I can only choose one from Too Faced big palette, I will definitely choose this one.

Little tips for look that I do many times with this palette:

Mousse+Puddin for crease, Hot Fudge for outer corner, Bon bon for the lid, Butter Pecan for brow bone highlight

2. Tartelette In Bloom
This palette won’t be in a lot of Beauty Guru’s favorite palette if it isn’t good. If you follow me on Instagram, the In Bloom palette is a very recent palette that I got but I’ve been eyeing for it for quite some time. When I finally got it, I can tell that it’s love in the first swipe. The pigmentation is awesome, the texture is all so soft and so easy to blend it, it also smell like chocolate (not as strong as Too Faced, people says it smells like Vanilla but for me it smells like coco powder but very subtle)
You can definitely get various look from this palette. From a very simple no-makeup look to a sultry smokey eye look, that’s not too dark, because it’s more on the deep brown side instead of black.

A nice nude look that I have tried with this palette:

Smarty Pants + Jetsetter for crease, Funny Girl for the lid, Flower Child for brow bone highlight

3. Too Faced Sweet Peach
For you who love warm tones and girly shade for everyday look, this palette is the BOMB. You can pull a lot of look from this refreshing smell palette. If you would like to have a neutral look, you can go with the browns in this palette. Add up that peachy, pink, subtle green for pop of colors, or purple and deep brown smokey look. I always love Too Faced shimmer shadows, and this palette is no exception

Peachy girly look from this palette:

Peaches n Cream for base, Georgia + Candied Peach for crease, Bellini for lid. For more defined look, I sometimes use Tempted or Delectable as eyeliner (only thin line right on the roots of the lash line)

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Honorable mention
Lorac Pro Palette (the original)
Why don’t I put this one as the 4th? Lorac Palettes are all so great in pigmentation and their eyeshadow are also very soft. One issue though, since it’s so soft, you will need to be light handed when applying it. Well for me, especially in the morning, I don’t feel like thinking doing my makeup or ended up with bold colors. Yes you can opt for the light color, but the crease color can go bold from 0 to 100 with just one swipe. So if you know for sure how much product you can get from one dip of brush, this palette is really good for a simple look, with a pop of gunmetal, or bronzy color.

Let me know what’s your favorite everyday palette in comment section below.

What other neutral palette that’s a must have?