After Christmas 2016 Haul

Friday, February 03, 2017
My last big shopping day of the year is the day after Christmas! It is the perfect time to spend your holiday cash on great sales and clearance gift sets. I always make sure to grab the gift sets that Santa did not get for me, as well as a few additional items that I have had my eyes on. This year I got some nice sets that surely will not disappoint. If you want to discover these fun beauty, nail, and fashion items with me, just keep reading!

day after christmas 2016 shopping haul

Jewelry (all from Walmart)

walmart gold fringe necklace

walmart gold disc choker

Fashion

Walmart


walmart no boundaries white sherpa hoodie

Walgreens


walgreens burgundy poncho

rue21


rue21 gold o-ring quarter sleeve crop

rue21 o-ring tee

Nails

wet n wild 1 Step Wonder Gel

I found all of these 1 Step Wonder Gels on clearance at Walgreens! I am very excited to add them to my collection. These polishes provide superior shine, so much so that your nails look fake! The color payoff is amazing, making them almost one-coaters. However, do not be fooled by the 1 step claim. You must use your favorite base coat and top coat with these, or they will chip within the first few days of wear.

wet n wild 1 step wonder gel Pale in Comparison Pardon my Peach Cyantific Method

Pale in Comparison
Pardon my Peach
Cyantific Method

wet n wild Wildshine Nail Color in Nuclear War


This is yet another clearance polish from Walgreens! I really like the Wildshine collection. They are standard polishes that last pretty well, and of course, are affordable.

wet n wild Wildshine Nail Color in Nuclear War

Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art Neon in Blueberry Burst

I love adding nail striping polishes to my collection, and I did not previously own any of these. 

Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art Neon in Blueberry Burst

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Stickers

These were just so cool that I had to pick them up! They are made with real fabric, providing a rich texture. I love the simplicity of nail strips and how nice they turn out. I am wondering how long these will last, considering they are called stickers. The instructions do say to seal the edges with a top coat, but I think the top coat will not adhere to the nail stickers, creating a yucky peely situation.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Stickers lacey does it faux real

Lacey Does It
Faux Real

Sinful Colors

I am forever adding new shades of Sinful Colors to my collection, so I could not pass up these clearance shades.

sinful colors Trump Card Sureally Sweet I'm All In We're All Matte Here Cash Game Aced Out

Trump Card
Sureally Sweet
I'm All In
We're All Matte Here
Cash Game
Aced Out

Cherry Chree French Pressed Coffee

There were a bunch of Cherry Chree makeup and nail kits in Walmart this Christmas, and I had never heard of the brand. So far I am enjoying the makeup I was able to get. I am curious about the quality of this nail polish. I do find the colors to be rather unique for my collection. I can confirm that the nail polish remover pads do smell like coffee. What is this magic?!

Cherry Chree French Pressed Coffee

The Color Workshop Polished to Perfection

I always buy these polish sets hoping to add new The Color Workshop shades to my collection. I think my days of buying these are coming to a close because I tend to get more duplicates than anything. I do like the polishes. They are basic and hold up just as well as any other ordinary polish.

The Color Workshop Polished to Perfection

wet n wild Megalast Nail Color


It is quite weird to see Megalast in an ordinary bottle, but these shades are fierce. I really like how these polishes hold up, and the color payoff is rich after two coats. They also have a special manicurve brush, which I think all nail polishes should have. The brush is always soft and spreads the polish over the nail easily.

wet n wild Megalast Nail Color

wet n wild Nail Polish Collection

Are these great shades or what?! Furthermore, this entire set came in a wet n wild metal bucket. These are mostly new shades for my collection.

wet n wild megalast nail color I Read a Good Book Through the Grapevine I Need a Refresh-Mint Wet Cement Private Viewing Sugar Coat Undercover

I Read a Good Book
Through the Grapevine
I Need a Refresh-Mint
Wet Cement
Private Viewing
Sugar Coat
Undercover

Makeup

wet n wild Greatest Hits! Beauty Collection

While the majority of these products are duplicates for me (which I will pass off), I really bought this set to get the two eyeshadow palettes, and of course, the few things I did not already own. Also, this set came in a large wet n wild makeup bag.

wet n wild Greatest Hits! Beauty Collection

Wildshine Nail Color


wet n wild wildshine nail color Rain Check Metallica Dreamy Poppy Burgundy Frost

Rain Check
Metallica
Dreamy Poppy
Burgundy Frost

Mascara

I have used Megaplump in the past and did not see much happening with my lashes. However, it was this sample size, and I do not think sample-size mascaras accurately depict how the mascara will apply and perform.

wet n wild mascara Megalength Megaplump

Megalength
Megaplump

Coloricon Brow & Eye Liner

These are just standard eyeliner pencils.

wet n wild coloricon brow & eye liner White Dark Brown Black

White
Dark Brown
Black


Megalast Lip Color

As I have said in the past, these are standard lipsticks, but I really do like them and use them often. The color is buildable.


Blushing Bali
Just Garnet
Cherry Frost

Coloricon Trio Eyeshadow

These are really the stars of the show. I am thinking they have been discontinued, because I do not recognize these shades. As to be expected, the pigmentation is great. I really love Knock On Wood the best.

wet n wild coloricon eyeshadow trio knock on wood

Knock On Wood

wet n wild coloricon eyeshadow trio knock on wood swatch

wet n wild coloricon eyeshadow trio i got good jeans

I Got Good Jeans

wet n wild coloricon eyeshadow trio i got good jeans swatch

wet n wild Eyeshadow & Glitter Singles

These are more super cheap clearance items to add to my singles collection. The glitter singles are pretty much Vaseline with glitter added. I really do not know what to use them for, but I figure they are good to have on hand.

wet n wild Eyeshadow & Glitter Singles binge panther

Binge
Panther

Maybelline Brows that Wow

I bought all of these Maybelline sets because they were half off, totalling $4.94 a piece. When you compare that price to the prices of the individual items in each set, that is such a steal! I use many of these products already, so the reduced price was perfect for my life. I am a fan of these brow items. They get the job done quickly. I will say that the brow mascara does not keep every single brow hair in place for me, but it is not terrible. The define and fill duo is a really interesting product. It has a super fine twist up pencil on one end, and a sponge tip on the other. The sponge gets dipped into a brow powder located inside the sponge's cap.

Maybelline Brows that Wow

Expert Tools Slant Tip Tweezer
Brow Define + Fill Duo in Deep Brown
Brow Drama Brow Mascara in Deep Brown

Profusion Blush Kit

I got the blush kit for Christmas last year (with some different colors) and really liked it. As i have said many times, Profusion makes great face products. Sunkissed is such an interesting blush shade. It surely seems like a bronzer until you look at it and see the brown has a pink tone to it. The brush does not feel terrible.

profusion blush kit Lovey Rumba Sunkissed

Lovely
Rumba
Sunkissed

profusion blush kit Lovey Rumba Sunkissed swatches

Cherry Chree Plastiquick Surgery

These highlighting and contour kits are actually pretty good, despite how cheap they look. Granted, the brush is awful, but the powders are highly pigmented and last all day. The first set looks scarily dark, but I actually really like how it defines my face. I apply these according to the pictorial directions. These sets are getting me into the multi-dimensional contouring look, by teaching me how to use two different contour shades. As you may note from my review, I have been using these prior to writing this post.

Cherry Chree Plastiquick Surgery a-list

A-list

Cherry Chree Plastiquick Surgery a-list swatches

Cherry Chree Plastiquick Surgery bombshell

Bombshell

Cherry Chree Plastiquick Surgery bombshell swatches

Sephora Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Face Mask

While I was shopping in Sephora I was given this free set for my birthday month. I am always open to trying new face cleansing products. I have used these prior to writing this post. They both have an odd smell that you just have to overcome. Also, I was taken aback when I opened the face mask. I was expecting a white cream, but it's actually a dark golden brown jelly-like product with bits of stuff in it (rose petals I presume). It was so disgusting looking that I was hesitant to put it on my face, but I did it for science, and live to tell the tale. It is very sheer in color and never sets like a mask.

Sephora Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Face Mask

wet n wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

Woohoo! I am starting my Liquid Catsuit collection. I plan on having all of the colors in due time. These are the same as the limited edition matte liquid lipsticks that have come out in the past, and I love them so much. The two colors I picked are to die for. They dry very matte in a few minutes. They can be on the drying side, so I recommend using them with a lip liner. 

wet n wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick berry recognize

Berry Recognize

wet n wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick rebel rose

Rebel Rose

wet n wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick berry recognize rebel rose swatches

Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation in Porcelain

It seems as though cushion products are going to be the trendy thing this year. I will say I was turned off to the high price of this product. While I have been using it and really like it, I am not sure if I am willing to pay the price again. It is one of the better foundations I have used. The color is great for me. I actually press my blending sponge right into the cushion and apply the foundation to my face section my section. I find that it gives me full coverage after one layer, but I only have minor acne in some spots to cover up. I do think it is buildable. It really does not look cakey, but more skin-like. I have not been noticing any oxidation. I have provided a swatch that I blended out a little bit with my fingers.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation in Porcelain

Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation in Porcelain

Maybelline Dream Cushion Liquid Foundation in Porcelain swatch

Maybelline Be Sensational

This set was an even better deal for me! I was planning on buying the mascara anyway since I am due for a new one, but why not get all of this for $4.94. Lash sensational is my everyday mascara. It makes my lashes long and volumized. It is a very wet mascara at first, until you break it in. The eyeshadow and pencil are pretty standard. I was hoping for better pigmentation from the eyeshadow.

Maybelline Be Sensational

Lash Sensational Mascara in Blackest Black
Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Natural Smokes
Line Express Eyeliner in Soft Black

maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Natural Smokes

Maybelline Dare to Rock Nude

I figured for the price it could not hurt to try out these palettes. I was surprised that they did not swatch well! The pigmentation just did not come through for either palette. They may apply better with a brush, which is the case from time to time.


The Rock Nudes Palette
Line Express Eyeliner in Soft Black

maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette swatches

Maybelline Dare to Go Nude


Maybelline Dare to Go Nude

The Nudes Palette
Line Express Eyeliner in Soft Black

Maybelline the nudes palette swatches

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette

This is a Sephora exclusive palette with some hot colors. As usual, the pigmentation is excellent and the formula is smooth. I was horrified when I opened the palette at home and saw that two of the eyeshadows were broken. I should have checked the palette in the store. This will be getting returned for an exchange. I did take the liberty of swatching the palette anyway. It will be fun trying to create looks with this palette. Also, the packaging is on point.

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette swatches

e.l.f. Chic Sixteen

I was overjoyed to find this gift set left over after Christmas. Each palette is beautiful, but the plastic overlay piece is very annoying to get around. They did not swatch the best. The swatches reminded me of swatching the clay eyeshadow palettes, which apply better with a brush. I figure these will work out just fine in the end.

e.l.f. Chic Sixteen

e.l.f. Chic Sixteen bronzed swatches

Bronzed

e.l.f. Chic Sixteen nude swatches

Nude

e.l.f. Chic Sixteen drama swatches

Drama

e.l.f. Chic Sixteen party swatches

Party

Flowerful by Flower Eyeshadow Palette

I really like Flower gift sets because they enable me to try new products, but there was not any gift sets last year! Finally they brought them back this time around. This palette was the only set worth purchasing. I have not owned any Flower eyeshadow in the past. I think the color palette is lovely and great for everyday use. I swatched some select shades and really liked the pigmentation. I have used this palette prior to writing this post, and the colors are very pretty after you build them up. I do have to go into the pan a few times to get that color payoff. I really like the packaging as well.

Flowerful by Flower Eyeshadow Palette

Flowerful by Flower Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Overall I am pleased with my haul and I think I have found some killer products. What do you think of my haul? Do you have any of these items? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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