Random Collective Haul

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Guys, I’m so sorry this first week back in class is already kicking my butt so hard but I promise I am trying! I have a few posts coming your way that I cant wait for you to see but for now, I’m just gonna show you how much of a shopaholic that I am because I just LOVE trying new products. (If you know me by now, that came out with so much sass) I’ve kind of just been holding on to these products for a bit so whatever I used I will give you guys my first initial thoughts on them.

Sephora Collection Make No Mistake Foundation and Concealer Stick in 08 Bamboo ($20)

I got so excited for this one because I have yet to find a good stick foundation that is more affordable than the expensive Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick because I don’t think I am ready to spend $46 on a foundation that is less than 1 ounce product wise. Anyway, because the discount was half off at the time I picked this one up. I have used it a handful of times and so far I really like it. Its medium coverage but very buildable. Its super easy to blend out and looks and feels like my skin but with a matte finish.

NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder ($3.99)

So I was in the store and randomly saw it sitting there and something told me to pick it up and guess what? I’ve been using it since I picked it up!! I use it to sent my under eye concealer and I even took a fluffy brush and dusted it all over my face. There wasn’t any flashback and I felt my makeup looked better toward the end of the day when I used this powder to set my foundation.

Sephora Collection Make No Mistake High Coverage Concealer in 09 Almond ($14)

One of my Sephora / Beauty Lover friends has been raving about this concealer and I trust everything she recommends to me because we have a similar skin type. I have yet to use it on my face but I have played with it on my hand and its SUPER pigmented, blends well and a little goes a long way! I plan on using this when I do a brows, concealer and powder day!

Kat Von D Shade and Light Quad in Sage ($15)

IMG_7709.JPGI got this because it was on sale for $15 and I really loved the huge tan shade because it is my perfect transition color and I felt like this would be a good palette to put in my bag and go with it.

Update: When I opened it, the tan shade fell out of its pan so I’m going have to glue it back in wahhh!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Peachy ($18)

So knowing me, you guys KNOW that I love lipstick and had to pick up a few of these shades for their new lipstick line. A lot of people were raving about how pigmented and long wearing they were and I was sold. Peachy is a true peach and very warm, something that I currently do not have lipstick wise.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Honey ($18)

Honey is probably my perfect everyday nude shade and I actually wore it as soon as I opened it up!

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Cover FX Blotting Powder in Light

This is what I have been waiting to try. I needed a good powder to throw in my bag to control this oil! I took it to school and it worked out fabulous.

 

Anyways, thats my quick haul. What are some of the things you picked up recently? I would love to know!

 

xo

Collective Gratis Haul

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So working at Sephora not only means a discount, it also mean gratis – or free products. On my first day of training I received a big bag full of makeup, hair care and skin care. I wanna say we get gratissed maybe once of twice a month depending on your position in the store. I also think it is awesome that we can train with brand reps who will give you gratis for wanting to learn about their brand. I started in May, so this haul is about a month and a half worth of product. To make it easier, Im gonna break up my products by category because I couldn’t photograph all of them together!

 

Skin Care

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I ended up finding my favorite serums, which are the Ole Henriksen Truth serum and Invigorating Night Transformation serum. Ive been using these in my routine and its making a huge difference for brightening and clearing my skin. Philosophy also was so generous in giving us a bottle of purity, which is slowly becoming my go to cleanser when Im feeling too lazy to take off my makeup.

Color (Makeup)

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First off: I was the most excited to get the Kat Von D tattoo liner (my holy grail), her foundation, eye palette and another setting spray. Another big hot for me is the Bare Minerals loose powder foundation, which works amazing with the brush! Its the perfect foundation for my lazy days. I am also loving the Becca creme highlighter in Champagne Pop! The other big winner for me are the Sephora Collection lip stains! Theres over 40 colors and they wear nicely.

Hair Care

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The Deva Curl micellar buildup buster is my best friend after a long week using dry shampoos, oils and volumizing sprays – not to mention it smells like skittles. I feel like its a nice treat for my hair because it feels so silky smooth.

 

I know I have so many other products that are in my room somewhere – I really need to get more organization bins or a better storage system because my counter is over flowing!