Shopping Haul!

Friday, August 12, 2016
Recently I took a trip to one of my favorite plazas for an all day shopping adventure. Since I only go there once a year, coming back with a haul was inevitable. I did snag plenty of beyond amazing deals that I cannot help but brag about! If you love shopping hauls dedicated to fashion, beauty, nails, accessories, and more, then allow me to share my haul with you. I have organized my haul by store so that you can find the items that you like on your own and add them to your collections.

shopping haul

Ross Dress For Less

Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials

I have been dying to own Bold Metals brushes ever since they came out. Now that I have three, let me just say wow! The handles are so sleek, and the brushes themselves are ultra soft and fluffy. They will surely feel like you are caressing your face with a piece of heaven. I got these bad boys for $20 total! The deal was incredible, considering these brushes (depending on the size) retail for around $18 - $25 a piece. 

Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials

200 Oval Shadow
103 Angled Powder
300 Tapered Blush

Beauty Treats Matte Blush Palette

I literally went goo-goo-gaga when I saw the size and color range of this palette. It is easily usable for every day, as it has every color you could think of. I could throw away all my blush and just use this palette. And, hello, they are all matte! Nothing is better than matte makeup. Also, just look at the size of the pans! I was so impressed by the pigmentation of the swatches. Overall, I give this palette an A+ and will use it obsessively. 

Beauty Treats Matte Blush Palette

Beauty Treats Matte Blush Palette swatches

Formula X Nail Polish

As a nail polish collector I try to add a variety of brands to my collection. I did not have any Formula X before finding this three-pack, so I had to get it. These polishes are more clear with colorful, round confetti. I cannot wait to try out the shade Outburst over black nail polish.

Formula X Nail Polish wham chaotic outburst

Wham!
Chaotic
Outburst

Profusion Conceal Palette

I really love all of the Profusion face products that I have. I tend to find their eyeshadows to be extremely lacking in pigmentation, but anything for the face is spot on. Since I am not experienced with cream concealers or cream contouring, I thought giving it a go with Profusion would be easy and inexpensive. I was pleased with the pigmentation of the swatches and the creamy consistency. They did not feel oily. I will use this palette for concealing and contouring. The brushes actually felt quite nice, so much so that I think I may use them. I give the packaging a thumbs up. It sort of reminds me of a faux leather material, and it is very soft.

Profusion Conceal Palette

Profusion Conceal Palette

Profusion Conceal Palette swatches

Cherry Pom Pom Keychain

Putting pom pom's on your bags is still a thing, and I am all about that trend. I bought this keychain specifically for a bag that I will reveal at the end of this section. I think the leaf and double pom pom design is super cute.

Cherry Pom Pom Keychain

Fashion


vip jeans darkwash ripped skinny jeans

dark burgundy chambray shirt gold accents

black and white striped chambray shirt

light pink lace shirt

dark burgundy lace up front ribbed shirt

leopard print dress shirt

dark wash skinny jeans

Bonus! Betsey Johnson Travel Tote

This bag is so large that I could not fit it in the frame of my haul picture! I am going to use it as my backpack for my final year of college. How cute is the bow and mini zipper pouch?! This bag is definitely an investment into the future. It is such high quality that I know it will hold up for years and be an asset for travel and businesses purposes when I get a job out of college. I took images of the front, back, and inside sections of this bag. Also, I will put the cherry pom pom keychain from earlier in this post on this bag.

Betsey Johnson Travel Tote front

Betsey Johnson Travel Tote back

Betsey Johnson Travel Tote inside

Betsey Johnson Travel Tote inside

Five Below

Funky Fingers Nail Polish

I always buy some nail polish in Five Below to add to my collection. I try to get really random, unique nail polishes. I think these fit the bill. The blue/pink one even glows in the dark for added weirdness.

funky fingers nail polish use the force dia de muertos

Use the Force
Dia de Muertos

Sunglasses

These sunglasses have metallic blue/green lenses, which do not show up under the light. The frames are round and solid black.


black frame round sunglasses blue green lenses

Amazing Shine Manicure Corrector Pen

I thought I would try this product out because I'm a super messy nail painter and it takes forever to clean the nail polish off of your skin. I hope it will be a major time saver until I can find some peel-off latex nail polish that you apply to your skin in stores. The tip is like an angled marker.

Amazing Shine Manicure Corrector Pen

City Color Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream

I thought this would be good to try out, given the price and the size of the bottle. I have to say, I adore the highlight! It catches the light so well! I cannot wait to give it a go. I am trying to decide if it is better to apply with my fingers or a blending sponge.

City Color Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream

City Color Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream

City Color Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream swatch

City Color Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream swatch

Beauty Moment Blending Sponge

I got this because it was an expensive way to try out a small blending sponge with a handle. I will definitely use it. However, I am sure that the sponge is going to be the harder type and will feel like I am beating up face when I use it. I can just tell by the way that it feels out of the package.

Beauty Moment Blending Sponge

Style Essentials Ultimate Manicure System

This manicure set looks exactly like the Formula X system! I even compared the size and shape of these bottles to the Formula X bottles that I got at Ross, and they are pretty darn similar. I thought this would be a cheap and fun way to try out the manicure system. I will use them and see how long my manicure lasts. Ultimately if they end up being terrible, I will not be so mad because of the low price.

Style Essentials Ultimate Manicure System

Chocolate Brown Tassel Keychain

Besides pom poms, I also love tassel keychains. I try to get these in every functional color that I can to match all of my outfits, just like I do with the pom poms. 

Chocolate Brown Tassel Keychain

Profusion Studio Contour Palette

Again, I bought these Profusion products because I love their face items. I really like the range of colors in this palette. I will definitely use it. The pigmentation is just like any of my other Profusion palettes.

Profusion Studio Contour Palette

Profusion Studio Contour Palette swatch

Profusion Studio Highlight Palette

The shades in this palette are beautiful! I think they will provide a nice highlight. I know I will use this palette all the time.

Profusion Studio Highlight Palette

Profusion Studio Highlight Palette swatch

Lemon pillows!

You probably do not know, but I am lemon obsessed. I got these two for $5. How cute are they?! Perfect for summer and very soft.

five below lemon slice pillows

Sally Hansen Salon Insta Gel Strips

The Sally Hansen Gel Strips and Gel polishes are super expensive, so whenever I find them dirt cheap, I always grab them. I got the individual nail light for $8 a while ago. Let me tell you, these strips do not chip or crack. I even wore them to camp with no problems. They are super easy to apply and gorgeous to wear. I will be making a tutorial on how to apply these.

Sally Hansen Salon Insta Gel Strips take the stage

Take the Stage

Sally Hansen Salon Insta Gel Strips walk the catwalk

Walk the Catwalk

Beauty Moment Glossy & Matte Lipsticks Nudes

I love nude makeup, so I ended up getting these. Out of the five shades, only two are matte. I would prefer to have more matte shades. The pigmentation is all right. After swatching the colors and noting how many are glossy and matte, I think I should have passed on these.

Beauty Moment Glossy & Matte Lipsticks Nudes swatches

Profusion Conceal Palette

I have been trying to get into color correcting a bit. Since I like Profusion so much, I thought this may be the palette for me. So far I have only used wet n wild's color correcting palette, but it did not do much. I will give it another go with a different brush. As for this one I will try it out, and will use the bottom shades for contouring. I really like the brushes it came with. I will use the angled brush as my new nose contouring brush!

Profusion Conceal Palette swatches

Dollar Tree

wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Color in Sunny Side Up

I bought this just to add this shade to my wet n wild nail polish collection. It is great for summer.

wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Color in Sunny Side Up

Walmart

Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters Collection

My Walmart does not have these nail polishes, so I made sure to pick some up. I bought two shades that I felt would be very pretty matte.

Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters Collection shimmer matte in north star

Shimmer Matte in North Star

Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters Collection demi matte kurtsey

Demi-matte in Kurtsey

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin Transforming Powder in Porcelain

This is a new Maybelline product that I wanted to try out. I have been watching plenty of videos about it, and everyone is saying great things. From my understanding it is a light coverage foundation that can also be used as a setting powder. It also gives you a blurring effect and helps control oil. I am first going to use it as a setting powder for my cream foundation. Maybelline recommends that you apply it with the provided sponge, but I am going to try it with a few of my brushes that love powder foundation. Apparently this is a knock-off of Urban Decay's powder foundation.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin Transforming Powder in Porcelain

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin Transforming Powder in Porcelain swatch

Case Mate Mini Trashcan

Ok, ladies, listen up! I bought this adorable mini trashcan with wheels to keep on my vanity. It is perfect for collecting pencil eyeliner shavings or safety seals that can get messy quickly. This saves you from having to walk to your real trashcan.


Case Mate Mini Trashcan

Fashion


walmart no boundaries red plaid ribbed tank

walmart no boundaries black and white striped ribbed tank

walmart no boundaries black polyester bow front dress tank


walmart lei floral applique denim shorts

walmart no boundaries cognac saddle bag with tassel

walmart no boundaries gold fringe crossbody

rue21


rue21 quartz necklace

rue21 quartz and elephant choker necklace set

rue21 moon and lace heart choker necklace set with faux septum piercings

We have reached the end of my shopping haul, leaving me with lots to try out and plenty of outfits to wear. If anything caught your eye we can talk about it in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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