Haul UPDATE

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In November I posted a drugstore haul. I thought I’d update on a few of the items that I picked up that I don’t intend on writing full reviews for. Just so people could get a sense of how things worked out… the good and the bad… that kind of thing. I’ve noticed some youtubers that I enjoy such as RachhLoves do updates on hauls and I really appreciate watching them! So here’s my first attempt 🙂

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Drugstore Holiday Set Review – Marcelle Cocktail Hour Beauty Kit

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Marcelle has tons of great kits at the drugstore but they’re mainly skincare. Recently I found this gem at Rexall for $10.49! I snapped up 1 for me, and one for a gift 🙂 Here’s a quick run down on my feels for this lovely and affordable gift.

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Drugstore Holiday Set Review – NYX Butt “Naked” Turn The Other Cheek

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You know when you’re having an emotional day and the only thing you can do is fill that void with more makeup? Yeah that feeling. That’s how I ended up with this palette. I was having a bit of an emotional day (for no particular reason) and I happened to walk in to a Shoppers for something else and ended up buying this because I NEEDED points. I HAD to have a travel palette since I was going to Montreal in a few hours. It was absolutely necessary. And so, armed with a cache of flimsy reasoning I paid $29.99 for this. I did take it with me to Montreal and only this palette. Did I regret it?

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The $10 Weekly – Special Edition – All Time Faves from the $10 Weekly

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Sometimes when I hear bloggers/vloggers discuss budget makeup it sort of sounds like they’d rather be buying high end but if they must buy drugstore than X is an ok product. Now don’t get me wrong, many bloggers/vloggers clearly love the more budget friendly category of makeup! I’m not accusing anyone of anything here it just makes me think a little… of all the products that I’ve tried out on the $10 Weekly. Of all the ones I’ve reviewed and said I’d liked, what ones truly made their way in to my regular rotation?

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November Drugstore “Haul”

 

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I call this is “haul” with quotation marks because I didn’t buy everything at once. I’ve purged a lot and focused on using up the things that I have which means there were some items that I needed to replace! Plus I found a few gaps in my makeup collection that just HAD to be filled 🙂 This is what I’ve picked up recently. Let me know if you’re interested in full reviews of anything!

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The $10 Weekly – Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

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The Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow base is likely the most inexpensive eye primer that I’ve personally come across. It’s only $2.99! I’ve been wanting to try this one for so long but never got around to it because eyeshadow primer is so easy to come by. I have 4 or 5 sitting around waiting to be used up… It’s kind of embarrassing… Eventually I broke down and picked this one up for the sake of this blog 🙂 So you’re welcome!

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The $10 Weekly – NYC Eyeshadow Trios

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You may recall that recently I reviewed the NYC Expert Last Lipstick. I mentioned getting 2 eyeshadow trios but wanted to take a little extra time with those. Well, here we are!  had a few extra weeks to play and now I have a few things to say. I got the shades 789 in West Vintage and 784 in Late Night Latte. The last time I tried NYC eyeshadows I wasn’t a fan. I had a 5 shadow palette that’s main colour was a dud 😦 I picked these up hoping that the “NEW” sticker indicated a new formula too!

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The $10 Weekly – Sleek Cosmetics Blush

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Despite my less than amazing experience with my “Coastal Scents Palette” I still order makeup off Amazon.ca. I found a wealth of Sleek Cosmetics on there and decided to give a blush a try when I found it for $7.50. You can check it out here (non-affiliate link). Sleek Cosmetics is a UK brand that is priced very budget friendly and receives great reviews! I’ve been eyeing them for a long time but the minimum order on their website for free shipping is $75. I find that to be too steep without personally knowing if the brand is good or not. Plus $75 would get you a lot of product from them! All this to say I was so pleased when I found this blush for $7.50 with free shipping and ordered it straight away.

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The $10 Weekly – Expert Last Lipstick

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I haven’t had much luck with NYC in the past. I’ve been noticing that Demi Lovato has signed on to be their new spokes person and a lot of the products from NYC that I’m used ot seeing have “new” stickers on them. I’m guessing that they went back to the drawing board on some of their products, updating colours and *hopefully* improving their formula. When I happened by a promo for NYC products at my local Walmart I thought I’d give this super wallet friendly brand another shot. Afterall, we all deserve a second chance in life 🙂

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The 10 Weekly – Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette (I think??)

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One day I happened on the Coastal Scents Nude 28 palette on Amazon and it appeared to be on sale! It was $10.48, down from $18.95! Now, $18.95 in Canada would have been a decent price since the dollar isn’t doing so well and other retailers that carry Coastal Scents are selling it for $20.99. AND the best part of this Amazon steal – free shipping!!! Needless to say it found it’s way in to my cart and arrived at my door a few weeks later.

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