Okay so before I went on this youtube fasting thing (which btw only lasted two weeks) I saw this this girl’s youtube video and if I could I would have liked this video a thousands times; she hauls all sorts of blushes in this video…and as you know…I have a slight problem with my blush hoarding. In the video she talks about how she got these beautiful Jordana blushes from cherryculture.com. And since I don’t have any Jordana blushes in my local drugstore, I decided to copy her and purchase these blushes at the same website…along with other things…Cherry culture during that time had a memorial day sale which was 15 or 20% off all your merchandise. Plus it was free shipping on all purchases $40 and up! So…I splurged a little…honestly I think I got a great deal buying these products from their website since some of the items were already discounted price from normal retail prices.
Soon after I saw that Mac was coming out with a collection called All About Orange…and I knew I had to get at least one thing from it. They sucked me in with the description of their collection:
“Orange. Its vibrant energy and modern edge ignites fashion and beauty big time in Korea, the rest of Asia and the world. It’s one of the new global super shades that pops with sizzle and cool sophistication. M∙A∙C translates the trend with international impact into a colour collection for face, lips and nails.”
Plus the model for this collection reminded sooo much of IU…the Korean singer. The way her makeup looked and her pose…everything! So I went on a makeup hoarder mode and checked until 3 am…I would refresh the website every thirty minutes and see if the collection came up online. Alas I couldn’t bear it no more…I decided to wake up at 9 am and check the website again. Unfortunately by that morning most of the lipsticks were gone and only the blushes were left. But I didn’t mind! I actually wanted the blushes so I immediately placed the order for Royal Sunset.
This is the result of all that beauty shopping:
Yeah I know that 6/11 items are blushes…but hey! They were all so gorgeous…TT.TT. I also accidentally ordered 2 of those Milani shadow eyez so I gave one to my sister and she absolutely loves it! I love how they had the NYX Caviar and Champagne eyeshadow palette since I think NYX discontinued it so I can’t find it at Ulta or NYX’s website. As the Casey (the youtuber) mentions in the video the website carries some discontinued or hard to find makeup as well so go check the website out!
The first blush I decided to try was the Mac Royal Sunset blush (which is technically the only Mac blush I own at the moment since I gave my The Perfect Cheek blush to my mom).
Note: This was a quick swatch of the blush on my skin…I know I’m not completely made up in this picture but no judging! 🙂 It looks rather sheer and unattractive when I swatch it on my hands but on the face it’s a beautiful satiny orangey coral blush. It has a coolness to it that it different from any of my other coral blushes…and I actually love it! When I saw some other blogger (with a cooler undertone) put on this shade she looked more gray…it was a strange effect! So I think in my opinion this blush shade works best with those with neutral-warm undertones. When I wore this the other day the color lasted on me all day and the color blended beautifully. The texture of this blush is soft since the powder is finely milled. I give this blush an A!
Strangely the color of the blush in this photo looks nothing like the color it is in person. In person, the blush looks more like how it’ll apply on your skin…cool orange coral. It’s more orange than coral I would say. Anyways I hope that this quick swatch of this blush helps! I will try to coordinate a whole makeup look with this blush color…but honestly this blush looks great with no makeup too! Perfect summer blush color I would say.
And then yesterday I went to Walgreens…returned the L’oreal products I bought and decided to buy them instead at Ulta. This is what I actually ended up getting as well:
So I got the same thing as I did in Walgreens except I decided to buy mascara instead of concealer because honestly I’m more in need of it right now. I heard good things about the telescopic mascara and the other L’oreal mascaras I’ve tried are decent so crossing fingers this works on my lashes. The HIP duo eyeshadows were on sale for 2.19…and when I swatched them yesterday they looked gorgeous (especially the shade on the left). I’ll have to do a tutorial on it sometime. The nail polish I got because what I really wanted was the pink Layla nail polish I got last year (which I did a blog post on sometime ago). Cat was telling me how she adored the shade so I went back to my local Ulta to see if I could pick one up for her. Unfortunately there were no pinks and the lady in the counter told me they most likely will not restock up any more polishes from this brand! :O I’m terribly sad and confused as to why they wouldn’t continue having this nail polish for purchase :(. I decided to buy this bright blue nail polish instead. I love the Softouch effect kind from this brand cus they last much much longer than most nail polishes even without a top coat.
Yes so you see…I did this HUGE makeup haul…and this doesn’t even include other makeup items I got here and there some time ago. I hope to review alot of the products I bought and give informative descriptions on all of them!
P.S. Right now Victoria Secret is having a sale on their swim wear and I highly recommend you try the Beach Sexy bikini top…looks absolutely gorgeous even on my flat chest >.<…However they estimate I’ll receive the top around August…which is absolutely ridiculous…but I still bought it.