A BEAUTY AND SKINCARE HAUL

Happy 4th of July lovelies! Instead of doing a post based on the holiday, I wanted to do a skincare and beauty haul today!

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nivealipbutters

These Nivea lip butters were gifted to me as part of a graduation present and I can’t wait to try them out. I usually use Nivea chapsticks, but this packaging is really pretty and I’m sure I’ll end up liking them!

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I was also gifted a Sephora mirror. This is a great size and it’ll be perfect for traveling!

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I also got my very first MAC lipstick! I’ve never bought anything from MAC yet, but I’m excited to have this lipstick to start my collection.

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It’s in the shade Fashion Tide. It’s a super bright pink, which isn’t usually a shade I would buy for myself, but I think it’ll be great for the summer!

sephoramakeuppouch

The last part of my gift was a small makeup pouch from Sephora! It’s pretty small so you can’t put too much in it, but I guess it would be good for a day when you’re not wearing too much makeup or need to pack minimal makeup.

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I bought this quad quite a while ago, but I haven’t used it yet because even though green is flattering on brown eyes, I haven’t gotten around to trying it out.

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It has really pretty colors though; there’s a shimmery cream shade, a gold/green color, a brighter green shade, and a dark green color.

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They swatched nicely so I am excited to try them, especially the lighter shades, so I might do a makeup look for a future post!

lorealsettingspray

I did a mini review of the L’Oreal Setting Spray in my June Monthly Product Review and I mentioned that I bought the full size to test it even further. And here it is! I will say that this larger spray has a better spray nozzle and I do notice a difference when I don’t use it, but we’ll see how I feel about it in the future.

It’s more affordable than high-end sprays so I’ll continue using it until I find something better!

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I originally bought this Buxom lip gloss as a gift for a friend but ended buying a different shade for her. I then got too lazy to return it, so I kept it.

I’m not the type of person that ever wears lip glosses, but I really like this one! It works well over lipsticks and it’s not sticky.

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I’ve been a little obsessed about wearing this lately, especially because of the menthol. This lip polish is supposed to plump your lips and I think it does a little bit.

I noticed that when I used it, my lips felt tingly for about an hour. It also has a strong vanilla scent, so if you don’t like minty and vanilla-smelling things, maybe this isn’t a product for you, but I’ve been liking it so far!

cliniqueacnegel

Now we can move onto skincare! I was given this mini sample of Clinique’s acne solutions clinical clearing gel and I decided to try it as a spot treatment. Salicyclic acid is usually not my thing, and this wasn’t an exception either.

I’ve tried it twice, and I don’t think it works on me so far. I’ll still use it up in the case that it ends up working on my spots one day, but I’m glad it’s a small sample.

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Sheet masks have been growing in popularity, and for good reason! I’m a personal fan of aloe sheet masks, but I want to try out more of them!

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I don’t really see a difference when I use different brands of sheet masks, so I’m just happy to use any kind since they’re saturated with essence to deeply moisturize the skin!

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Last up is this face wash I’ve been using from First Aid Beauty! I’ve been using this much more often than my usual Burt’s Bees cleanser and I do have to say I like it. I’m thinking of reviewing this on my blog, so be on the lookout for that!

And this concludes my beauty and skincare haul! I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll see you lovelies tomorrow!

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