My 4th Of July Beauty Haul

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hey Everybody! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was a relaxing one. I had plenty of bbq, watched the pope's arrival in Ecuador, the Royal Christening (Princess Charlotte), and the FIFA World Cup. I also did some online shopping. I've had some products on my beauty wishlist for awhile, so I took advantage of some great deals this weekend. I'm currently testing Too Faced's New Born This Way Foundation and loving it (I'm wearing it in the Happiness Boutique pictures below). However, the Smashbox primer I use makes it more matte (drier). So I ordered (1) Too Faced's Primed & Poreless Primer and Pressed Powder (since I didn't care for Hangover Rx), (2) Smashbox's Hydrating Primer and (3) Murad's New Invisiblur Perfecting Shield which is a 3 in 1 that (treats / blurs / protects). So I'll see how those work with the foundation! FYI, The Murad is $65, but you can find it on QVC for $59. I've heard so much about (4) Real Technique makeup brushes! So I purchased some, via Ulta & Walgreens who were running a buy 1, 50% off sale. I've also heard great things about Sigma brushes (so maybe next time). Ulta is now selling Makeup Revolution (British brand) products! They don't have their ENTIRE collection, but they do have some of their most recent products. (5) Makeup Revolution's Sugar & Spice blush palette has been on my list, so I ordered that. I was looking at some YouTube videos and a vlogger (What Would Lizzy Do - LOVE HER!) mentioned (6) HASK hair products (Macadamia). I'm currently loving what I'm using (not ready to reveal), but it's high as hell (from Nordstrom)! So I'm going to try HASK, which can be found at Ulta, Walgreens and Hask. The power of a picture! A blogger posted swatches of  three (7) NYX Intense Butter Glosses (Chocolate Crepe, Toasted Marshmallow, Tres Leches) on instagram. They were 1/2 price at Ulta, so I ordered them. I'm so glad I saw her swatches, because the colors look totally different on the packaging & swatches on the site. Finally, a long time ago I tried Mally Beauty, so I wanted to revisit her products. She made the funniest YouTube videos. I use to watch her before I knew anything about the blogging world. I ordered her (8) Shimmer, Shape & Glow and two (9) High Shine Liquid Lipsticks (in Southern & Summer Peach). So all of this should be coming in later this week! I STILL need to review some products I purchased in April from my Sephora Beauty Haul. I never forget, but I can be slow as hell when reviewing things >.< Have you tried any of these products? What did you do this weekend?

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Cee said...

Happy belated Fourth of July, Kim! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday - and picked up some great products, too! I'm really looking forward to hearing all of your reviews of these, especially the blush palette - I've heard about it on YouTube and it really intrigues me.
xox,
Cee

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Hey Kim!! Am glad you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend :) That's wonderful. These look super, I like the sound of number 6, I think I'll look into that one!! I need to get onto the Make-up Revolution site as I saw that have a huge eye-shadow palette that I need. Love the brushes, I really need to get a new set of them. Hope you have a great Monday & your week is bliss doll xx

Courtney Williamson said...

I bet you're so excited for all these goodies to come in! I have the sugar & spice palette from MUR and I love it, use it everyday!
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Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kim, it sounds like you had a nice 4th! Wow so many products listed today! I will come back to look at everything again. Have a nice Monday!
Juliemxo

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Glad to hear you had a relaxing 4th Kim! Mine was kind of chill as well and we got some projects done around the apt. The highlight was definitely watching the fireworks w/o having to leave home. You ordered some cool stuff and I can't wait to read your reviews. I love Real Techniques brushes. They perform really well for the price. I met the Pixiwoo ladies behind the brand last week and they have some exciting products in the works :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Ashley said...

Nice haul Kim!! I hope to see a review for that too faced foundation! I've been super curious about it, and the too faced Poreless primer. I'm glad you found some real Techniqes brushes! Sigma is great but wait till they have a sale! Also I'm super excited about ulta selling makeup revolution!! I've always wanted to try their stuff!

Lilli said...

Seems you had a perfect and relaxing weekend Kim, happy for you! And lol, you spoiled yourself so much, well done! You just made me want to buy some beauty stuff right now!:P The blush palette is my fav item and inspires me a lot. Happy Monday my Kim! xo

Miss Val's Creations said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend Kim! We had fun at home with family over playing Cards Against Humanity which is great for a lot of laughs! It looks like you have some great goodies to try out. I haven't used any of these products.

FASHION TALES said...

Sounds like you had a lovely fourth of July Kim. I use Smashbox primer as well, but just bought a new one by hourglass, not sure how I feel about it yet, since I've only used a couple times. Real Techniques brushes are great I have them and definitely love them. <3 Enjoy your week. /Madison
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Ramona said...

Happy Monday!What a wonderful weekend you had and what a great purchases you have made. I'm already looking forward reviews. We have recently opened nyx counter and I have bought NYX Jumbo eye pencil in 604 milk lait and NYX wonder pencil 01 light, but I kep looking and looking at their blushes and glosses, just can't decided. Oh, and over weekend I stopped at YSL counter. Got new lipsticks. I'm lipstick girl.
xoxo
Ramona

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Ashley R said...

Those makeup brushes are really pretty!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I just dedicated myself to relax and order a little home on Sunday it rained very strong and I did not want to leave home, I have not tried any of these products but it will be interesting to know how I was with them in case I encourage you to try something then.

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Jackie Harrison said...

Glad you had a great time hi doll I'm back from vacation.

Pamela RG said...

I hope you had a wonderful July 4th long weekend. Yes, I saw the Princess Charlotte's Christening. It was lovely and Prince George is so cute! These items are wonderful too. The Murad must be really nice.

Hilary Young said...

Happy 4th of july to you! hope you have a great time and great picks<3 do you want to support each other by following each other's blog?:) please let me know if you are interested so I can follow you right back:)

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Hilary Young said...

Happy 4th of july to you! hope you have a great time and great picks<3 do you want to support each other by following each other's blog?:) please let me know if you are interested so I can follow you right back:)

kisses
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The Dragonfruit said...

Haha, sounds like a very productive Fourth!
Gotta love those Youtube vloggers and their helpful reviews - helps reviewers like you in spreading the news! Haha, eager to hear your opinions :)

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Zarrah Gil said...

Lovely products,
That smashbox photo finish sounds great

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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Dear Kim, Happy belated Fourth of July. It sounds like you had a great holiday and picked up some lovely products, too! I'm really looking forward to hearing all of your reviews of these specially Murad's new perfecting shield and Hask hair products! Have a great day honey. Kisses <3


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Alice said...

so many wonderful products :)i love the smashbox primer!!

xoxo,
Alice's Pink Diary

Emmylou MW said...

What a haul, Kim:) Love! And I love Mally Roncal! TY for mentioning her products, coz it just reminded me to check them out again. I used to see her a lot on the Shopping Channel here, but haven't in awhile.

Emmylou MW said...

What a haul, Kim:) Love! And I love Mally Roncal! TY for mentioning her products, coz it just reminded me to check them out again. I used to see her a lot on the Shopping Channel here, but haven't in awhile.

Mica T said...

You did so well scoring so many great things Kim! :)

I'd be interested in that foundation review! :) I'm desperately needing to replace my current foundation with something, I'm running low and need to try something else, but have no idea where to start! I always like your reviews as you keep it honest! :)

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Emma Henderson said...

That's some serious haulage, Kim! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on these, especially the Murad product x

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Your holiday weekend sounded wonderful, Kim. Not to mention the goodies on your list to try. I am in a market for a foundation so I am looking forward to hear more about Too Faced.

May Cho said...

Oh, so great that you got to relax on your weekend! This list of item is great; I want to try out the HASK hair productsl I've heard such great things!

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Sounds like a very eventful and fun weekend! And wow to all the goodies! x

daisyperson said...

Oh wow such an amazing list of things you have ordered!

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Samantha Mariko said...

I really want to try that Murad protecting shield!!
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Lorena said...

Oh seems like a busy weekend - I totally forgot about 4th of July sales :(
or the Pope's visit!

Lauren Carter said...

This is an awesome haul! I really want to try some Mally products and that Murad Invisiblur.

Tina Bradley said...

What a fab haul, Kim! I adore NYX. I bought the Wicked Lippie in Wrath after seeing on your blog and it's one of my all-time fave lipsticks. These "yummy" butter glosses look equally fabulous. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

oomph. said...

wow, WOW! great haul. look forward to your thoughts on the real techniques brushes. i love murad. used the line years ago when i worked at a salon (and got a discount!), but they are pricey.

Nerline Germain said...

I am so happy when Jackie is back from vacation. She is one of my biggest cheerleaders! I am glad you had fun too hun. Now that's what I call a haul. I love these products, especially number six. You know how I go crazy about hair stuff. I have tried Murad products before and I really loved them. I also purchased real technique for my sister on Ulta.com for Christmas, but I have no idea if they are good or not. The only NYX product that I own is a matte lipstick. It looks like chalk on my lips, but I make it work with my lip gloss. Okay, I think I said too much. Kisses babe! I really want to try the hangover Rx. Lol!

Diva Desle said...

Oh my gosh, loving all the products you mentioned in this blog post. The macadamia oil hair products are the best. It makes my hair so soft and sleek. Lots of love Kim. xxx

Foteini Petoumenou said...

Happy belated 4th of July Kim.I've heard so many things about smashbox primer and murad but it's really sad that we don't have them in my country.I loved the blush palette.!!!

If you'd like check out my new blog: http://faythisway.blogspot.gr/

Thank you.
Fay
xoxo

Ivana Split said...

fabulous haul:)

Rita Macedo said...

So many lovely products! I only have one brush from Real Techniques but I really like it! I want to try some Makeup Revolution Palettes so much, they always seem gorgeous! Xx

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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Excited about your opinion on the palettes, dear! And I've read good reviews about Smashbox! Hopefull you like it too! ;-DDD Cause otherwise I don't gonna buy it!

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Dale Janée said...

Hi Kim! I'm so curious to hear how you like the hydrating Smashbox primer because I always just get the regular clear one and it is definitely my favorite primer. Also, let me know how you like the Murad perfecting blur because I found it nice on it's own and the texture is very smooth, but I noticed when I tried to add foundation over it didn't work so well and bunched up.

xoDale

lauragale said...

I can't believe it, I live in the UK and STILL haven't been able to get my hands on the Makeup Revolution palette I want, as they only stock this brand at selected Superdrug stores at the moment! Lovely post, i'm loving your blog!xx

Laura | www.lalaldn.co.uk (beauty & lifestyle)

Lizzy Fresh said...

Eek I'm so excited Ulta is finally carrying some Makeup Revolution stuff! I always see European bloggers rave about their stuff so I can't wait to get my hands on some of their products finally, I've been dying to try them out for forever. I really need some more Real Techniques brushes as well, I only have the blush brush so far but it's one of my favorites :}

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