Winter Shopping Haul 2018 – Makeup, Fashion, & Accessories

During the wintertime it can be tough to drag yourself out of the house when the weather is less than pleasant, even though you have cabin fever. Well, I finally made it out and snagged up some awesome fashion, makeup, and accessories deals. I am sharing my finds with you so that you know what to look out for during your next shopping trip. I say it is time to jump right in.

winter shopping haul 2018

 Ross Dress for Less

J for Justify Young Contemporary floral cold-shoulder top

The first item in my winter shopping haul is a cold-shoulder top. I love everything about this top- from the super soft fabric, to the floral pattern, mauve pink hue, and rose gold necklace, this top can easily be dressed up or down.

J for Justify Young Contemporary floral cold shoulder top
J for Justify Young Contemporary floral cold shoulder top

Sweet Wanderer striped top

This shirt called to me because it looked so business, or business casual. I think it will look superb paired with the booties coming up below, and slightly ripped medium wash jeans.

Sweet Wanderer striped top
Sweet Wanderer striped top

Lily White mauve lace bell sleeve top

As you may be wondering, I am digging mauve lately. I also have a thing for lace, but I know the top will not last forever. It has an inside lining in the front, but not in the back. I will just wear a lace mauve bralette with it. I appreciate the mild bell sleeves and ruffle detail in the front. This is yet another piece that can be dressed up or down.

Lily White mauve lace bell sleeve top
Lily White mauve lace bell sleeve top

A. Byer polkadot lace bodysuit

I have always been a fan of bodysuits because they provide effortless style by giving you the tucked in shirt look. This one even has a built-in cami which means less layers I need to put on. I have not decided what to do with this piece. It would look really nice with a skirt or jeans. The material itself is not quite lace, but hard to describe. It is sheer and has velvet polka dots.

A. Byer polkadot lace bodysuit
A. Byer polkadot lace bodysuit

Ci Sono by Cavalini faux fur and leather vest

This vest is perhaps my favorite find of the shopping trip. I am not much of a vest person for outerwear, but this vest will make you look like a million bucks. The faux fur is beyond soft, and the faux leather has a nice weight and feel of quality. The gold accents pair nicely with the leopard. I know I will be wearing this again and again, and it was only $16.99!

Ci Sono by Cavalini faux fur and leather vest
Ci Sono by Cavalini faux fur and leather vest

Pine rose jegging tee

How gorgeous are the roses on this super soft jegging tee?! I needed more red in my life, and this tee was a perfect way to do it.

Pine rose jegging tee
Pine rose jegging tee

Betsey Johnson rose gold quilted crossbody

I feel like this metallic rose gold crossbody was a missing piece in my collection. It will pair well with outfits that include rose gold jewelry. I like the creme colored sides and the quilted details. I tend to wear these bags on my arm and let the crossbody strap hang down for a little extra something. My only critique is that Betsey could have gotten away with rose gold hardware.

Betsey Johnson rose gold quilted crossbody
Betsey Johnson rose gold quilted crossbody

Madeline Stuart studded heel booties

These booties are so unique that I just had to grab them. They give off just the right amount of pizazz and glam. The booties themselves are made of a smooth, matte material. I cannot wait to style with them. They were only $18.99.

Madeline Stuart studded heel booties
Madeline Stuart studded heel booties

Nyx Prep & Finish Set

I purchased this set primarily for the matte setting spray because it is an everyday-use product in my daily routine. Buying the whole set was a really good deal because I get two other products to try.

Nyx Prep & Finish Set
Nyx Prep & Finish Set

Nyx Studio Perfect Photo-loving Primer

I am really hoping that this primer is a dupe for Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer. Both of these primers are clear and thick, and claim to be photo-ready. I will not know until I feel the formula and see how it sets on my face.

Nyx Studio Perfect Photo-loving Primer
Nyx Studio Perfect Photo-loving Primer

Nyx Matte Finish Setting Spray

I use this setting spray daily as a priming spray after applying actual primer, but before foundation to help me stay matte.

Nyx Matte Finish Setting Spray
Nyx Matte Finish Setting Spray

Nyx HD Finishing Powder

I would imagine this powder is just like e.l.f.'s HD pressed powder. They are both white, HD, and transparent on the skin.

Nyx HD Finishing Powder
Nyx HD Finishing Powder

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Spotlight Essentials

I already had the blush brush, but I bought this set to get the other two brushes that I do not have. The entire set was $6.99, but the bold metals brushes retail from between $15-25. The included brush pouch is pretty nice and can hold more than the three provided brushes.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Spotlight Essentials
Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Spotlight Essentials

Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush

I used this brush as my daily blush brush for a long time. It works perfectly and I highly recommend it.

Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush
Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush

Real Techniques Bold Metals 102 Triangle Concealer

I cannot foresee using this brush for anything except concealer application, due to its unique tapered triangle shape.

Real Techniques Bold Metals 102 Triangle Concealer
Real Techniques Bold Metals 102 Triangle Concealer

Real Techniques Bold Metals 203 Tapered Shadow

I would say this brush would best be used for eyeshadow blending or for crease application.

Real Techniques Bold Metals 203 Tapered Shadow
Real Techniques Bold Metals 203 Tapered Shadow

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder, Blush, & Lipstick

This set looked so happy and fun with all of the hearts, I just had to try it.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder, Blush, & Lipstick
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder, Blush, & Lipstick

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

I really like how this blush looks in the pan. It swatches with a pink that is a cross between hot pink and rosy. I will definitely be using it.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder

I am not sure what to think of this "powder." It looks more like a light bronzer in the pan, but it swatches oddly light on my skin, just lighter than my skin tone. Is it called a powder because it is just a setting powder for the face? What is up with that pink heart? I do not want pink in my setting powder or bronzer. I have a fear about using this powder on my face and having it end up looking too dark.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder

 

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick in Rose and Nude

I think it is cute how they put a raised heart in the center of the lipsticks. The pigmentation is fine with the lipsticks, but boy do they really stay shiny. I do not think they will last long through eating and drinking.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick heart-shaped bullet
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick heart-shaped bullet

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick Rose
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick in Rose

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick Nude
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick in Nude

Simplosophy Etched Glass Nail Files

Glass or crystal nail files are the only nail files that I use. I bought these simply as backups.

Simplosophy Etched Glass Nail Files
Simplosophy Etched Glass Nail Files

Dollar Tree

Scunci

Whenever I see Scunci at Dollar Tree I grab everything up because they are name brand, quality hair accessories. This time around I found some headbands, scrunchies, and a hair clip that really does stay in place all day.

Everyday & Active Headband

Scunci Everyday & Active Headband
Scunci Everyday & Active Headband

No Slip Grip Hair Clip

Scunci No Slip Grip Hair Clip
Scunci No Slip Grip Hair Clip

Get the Look Hair Scrunchies

Scunci Get the Look Hair Scrunchies
Scunci Get the Look Hair Scrunchies

Soft and Flexible Headbands

Scunci Soft and Flexible Headbands
Scunci Soft and Flexible Headbands

Bonne Bell Ultimate Precision Lip Liner in Getaway Berry

I had heard that Bonne Bell was coming to Dollar Tree, but this lip liner is the only product I have found! I was really impressed by the pigmentation and smoothness of the liner.

Bonne Bell Ultimate Precision Lip Liner Getaway Berry
Bonne Bell Ultimate Precision Lip Liner in Getaway Berry

Five Below

Beauty Intuition Cosmetic Brush Cleaning Mat

Honestly I did not need this product. When Real Techniques released their brush cleaning palette I bought it right away. Yes, I spent $15 on a piece of silicone that has three different sections- one for small, medium, and large brushes. However, I found this sink mat for $4.99, which is the cheapest by far. It suctions to the bottom of the sink. I thought the sections of the matte were unique because they give you a side for face brushes and a side for eye brushes. Each side has a cleansing section and a rinsing section. I never really used one of the three sections of the Real Techniques palette, so this one makes more sense. It also has a bonus deep cleansing scrub section in the middle.

Beauty Intuition Cosmetic Brush Cleaning Mat

Room 2 Room 3 Piece Wall Shelf Set

I found a set of three mini floating shelves for my room. They are just small enough to hold a few candles. White goes great with my decor, but they also come in black. What a great find for just $5!

Room 2 Room 3 Piece Wall Shelf Set
Room 2 Room 3 Piece Wall Shelf Set

Beauty Treats 12 Color Matte Eyeshadow in 03 Brights

I heard some good things about the little Beauty Treats palettes, so I had to give this one a try. Buying brands like this is always hit and miss, sometimes the products blow me away, other times they do not work at all. This palette definitely meets my expectations. The eyeshadows have strong pigmentation without being too powdery. Of course, this palette is not for everyday use, nor does it contain proper shades for a base color, crease, or for blending. It is a fun palette to keep around.

Beauty Treats 12 Color Matte Eyeshadow 03 Brights
Beauty Treats 12 Color Matte Eyeshadow in 03 Brights

Beauty Treats 12 Color Mate Eyeshadow 03 Brights swatch
03 Brights swatch

Mermaid Shell Ring Holder

I had a hunch that these ring phone holders are going to be the next big thing since Popsockets. They function in a similar manner in that they adhere to the back of your phone and aid you in holding your phone steadily or propping your phone up for watching videos. You simply put your finger through the ring for a secure hold. The ring rotates 360 degrees.

Mermaid Shell Ring Holder
Mermaid Shell Ring Holder

wet n wild megalst The Saving Base

I am getting low in The Saving Base, so I picked this up as a refill/repurchase. This is the only base coat I use in my weekly manicures, and I love it to bits.

wet n wild megalst The Saving Base
wet n wild megalst The Saving Base

City Color Contour Palette On-the-Go

This palette is yet another risky purchase. Most City Color products impress me, but there are duds floating around. This contour palette has two contour shades, two bronzers, and two highlights, in that order. This palette is surprisngly pigmented, so much so that you need to use a light hand and should tap the excess off of your brush. Definitely a good find!

City Color Contour Palette On-the-Go
City Color Contour Palette On-the-Go

City Color Contour Palette On-the-Go swatches
On-the-Go swatches

Target

e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick in Praline

I just about jumped for joy when I found this matte lipstick in Target because Praline is my absolute favorite shade from e.l.f. No stores around me carry the matte lipsticks. This color is totally Praline, even when dried down. The formula dries down to be fully matte in minutes. The applicator is a flat, triangular doe foot with a hole in the center that holds onto product. The shape makes it simple to apply color to your lips.

e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick in Praline
e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick in Praline

Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Twilight Tint

I do not have any of the duo chromatic highlighters from Nyx, so I thought why not add this one to my collection since I like white highlights. This one may appear white, but it has a purple shift. It is very pretty and perfect for communicating with your alien brethren.

Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Twilight Tint
Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Twilight Tint

Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Twilight Tint swatch
Twilight Tint swatch

Walmart

Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl

I have been dying to try the Butter Highligthers, and I finally found them! Being a white highlighter lover, I went for Pearl. It is gorgeous! The formula feels more like a cream, but you can definitely apply it with your fingers or with a brush. It provides a white sparkle that lasts all day.

Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter Pearl
Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl

Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter Pearl swatch
Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter Pearl swatch

Color Club Serendipity 21 Day Wear-at-home Nail Color Dip Kit in Soft Serve

I was very surprised to see a dip nail kit in a drugstore, and I have to try it out! I picked soft serve because the colors remind me of spring. This set has everything you need to do dip nails at home that supposedly will last for 21 days. Please let me know in the comments if you would like a tutorial on how to use this Serendipity dip nail kit. I would be more than happy to make a tutorial for you!

Color Club Serendipity 21 Day Wear-at-home Nail Color Dip Kit in Soft Serve
Color Club Serendipity 21 Day Wear-at-home Nail Color Dip Kit in Soft Serve

No Boundaries mauve mesh lace shirt

The final item in my winter shopping haul for 2018 is a beautifully detailed shirt. Besides the unique pink hue, this shirt features mesh details with an overlay that is hard to describe- part lace, part crochet. I really like that the design was continued along the bottom hem of the shirt.

No Boundaries mauve mesh lace shirt
No Boundaries mauve mesh lace shirt

What did you think of my winter shopping haul? Do you own any of these items? Be sure to let me know in the comments. I think I picked up quite a few gems on the shopping trip, and at excellent prices to match. I have plenty of more hauls coming your way throughout the year, so if you like hauls be sure to share this post on social media using the buttons below. You can also subscribe to be notified of new posts in the right sidebar. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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