Small Ulta Haul! Urban Decay, Smashbox, and NYX

Hey ladies! As promised here is my Ulta Haul:) I didn't get as much as I would have liked but I did get a few really good products.

Urban Decay single eyeshadows in "Flash" and "Mushroom" 19.00$

Flash is a bright purple. Rich in pigment, looks gorgeous with brown eyes, and not over glittery like most UD shadows. I have been pairing it with Grifter to give it a more intense look. FOTD coming soon!

Mushroom is a really pretty Gunmetal/ Taupe color with specks of silver shimmer in it. It blends out really easily. I'm still playing around with this one, and to which look and colors I like best with it.

But I am LOVING Urban Decays new formula they are using in their eyeshadows. They have been pretty much revamping everything, and i'm a huge fan. They feel a lot smoother, do not have as much fall out, the pigment is still awesome, and they have a great satin. I also feel like they are a little bit easier to blend, but that's just my opinion! Let me know what you think!

Big Fatty Mascara
This mascara is another one of their cosmetics Urban Decay has re-formulated. I have never tried the original Big Fatty, so I don't really have much to compare it to, although I do like it better then their Super Curling Mascara and the Cannon Ball one as well..and I really like them! Ulta still has the original Big Fatty on display, so I did a brush comparison and I definitely like the newer version better. It is smaller, it has a spiked end so you can really get those inner and outer lashes. The bristles on it make it easy for the lashes to separate and fan out. As far as texture, it's really nice. It has jojoba oil in it to help moisturize the lashes which I LOVE. A big fear I have with mascaras, is it drying out my lashes and making them brittle. I do not see this happening with this mascara. It's very, very moisturizing so that is a huge plus in my book. How does it perform? It gives a little length to your lashes but if anything it makes them appear thicker, hold a curl longer, and it makes it look like I have double the amount of eyelashes.

Next I got:

The Smashbox Try it kit:

It features the

photo finish primer- I haven't tried this one enough to where I can give a true opinion. I will though!

eye pencil in onyx- I absolutely love this eyeliner! It goes on smooth, it did not smudge, the pigment was great, and it didn't irritate or itch my eyes.
Would I buy more of these eyeliners?

hyperlash mascara- great for seperating and lifting the lashes. VERY lengthening.
Would I buy the full size?
No. My eyelashes are extremely long. I go for mascaras more for the look of fuller/thicker lashes, and to seperate. If you want some lashes, this might be a good try for you though!

photo finish eye primer- One of my favorite eye primers! I had actually previously owned a full size of this, and ran out a while ago, so I was happy to get it in this kit. It does everything a primer should do, it prevents the shadows from creasing, keeps them vibrant all day, and I like the consistency of it. It reminds me of the lorac eye primer, if you have ever tried that one!

Would I buy the full size?
Yes. Although it dries a little quicker then some other primers, I can't find anything else wrong with it, and i'm happy with the outcome.

lipgloss in "Illume"-
These lipglosses are from the "Lip Enhancing" line, which I have a few of, and I love them. It's a nice sheer color, with subtle gold flecks. It's to TOO sticky, and it does have a light vanilla scent to it.

L- Onyx liner(love love love it) and Illume.

Would I buy the full size?
Yes! It's a great every day color, and I feel like I will get a lot of use out of it.

In addition to the kit, from Smashbox I also got a lipgloss from the same line, in the color "35MM"
I couldn't help it! It was literally calling to me. I don't have any lip products in this color, and although it's different for me, I really like it. It's a beautiful bronzey rose color, with the tiniest little sparkles in it that you can't even feel on your lips. I totally forgot to swatch this, but it will be in my favorites that I am posting very soon:)

The last item I picked up was from NYX. It was one of their "Slide on, Glide on" liners, in the color dark brown, and this is something I have heard bloggers and youtubers rave about..womp womp womp. Maybe I got a bad liner? I'm not sure. But it made my eyes beat red, itch like crazy, and totally irritated them. Which sucks! I put it on my hand next to UD's "Demolition" and it was a dupe. The UD one, actually rubbed off my hand first.

Have you tried the NYX eyeliners? What did you think?

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Mini drugstore haul! and I am BACK!!

Hey Lovelies! Good grief. I've been M.I.A for 2 weeks, and I apologize. I was stressed out from work, and had some personal issues I was going through with myself, so anytime I had off from work, I just needed to clear my head and relax. (My husband&I are fine, it had nothing to do with him!) I was just a little stressed out and feeling down, but I am back! And I have a drugstore haul:)

UP&UP Kabuki Brush-
I haven't used a pressed powder in forever, and recently purchased one to try out. I wanted to apply it with a kabuki brush beings I was just using it to se liquid foundation in my T-zone. Beings it's not an every day brush I use, I didn't want to spend a ton of money on it. So while I was at Target in of course the make-up section, I was on the hunt for one. I have felt the ELF one before..didn't like how it felt. It felt a little flimsy. My intentions were to actually get the eco-tools one or the real-techniques one..felt the Real Techniques one..didn't like that either, and they were sold out of the eco-tools one. I have not ever tried anything from UP&UP.. but i'm glad I decided to pick this one! I absolutley love it. It's amazing. I think it was only around 4-5$ and it is SO soft. The bristles are extremely full and dense. I've only had it for a week but it hasn't shed yet. I def. suggest checking it out!

E.L.F eyeshadow brush $3.00-

I have tried blushes from e.l.f but thats it. Researching some of their products, this seemed to be really popular. A lot of people really seem to love their eyeshadow brushes. I just got one, to test it out, because like I said above I have felt their kabuki brush, and also their powder brush..was not a fan. I know they are generally either 1 or 2 dollars, so what can you expect. Some products are gunna be great, some are not. Anyways, i'm a fan of the brush. I have a ton of eyeshadow brushes, but I have been using this one since I got it, because 1. Its newest to me and 2. It's a pretty good brush. Nothing amazing, but it does the job and it's inexpensive. I use it to pack shadow on my lid, and overall I am pretty happy with it. I would suggest it, and definetley to those who are just starting out or to those who don't want to spend a fortune on brushes and still get good results!

E.L.F brow gel and clear mascara duo 3-4$

Also curious to other elf products besides the blushes I have used I picked up this as well. I generally just use a cheap clear mascara anyways to set my brows, so I figured I had nothing to lose! At first I didn't like it. I put the same amount i've always used with any other brow gel on, and my eyebrows felt dry and crunchy. You could also tell I had something on them. Not a fan of that. I stopped using it for a couple days and picked it up again to try. I used a lighter hand and voila. I like it now. So be careful with this if you try it! Use a very light hand, it does not take much. I use both sides just for brows.

E.L.F under eye concealer and highligher duo 3-4$
I'm not crazy about the highlighter part. You can't tell its even on, so I dislike that end of the product. The concealer side on the other hand is great! I use it for my under eyes only. I did however, try it on some blemishes on my face, and it didn't work. The coverage is a little to light for that, and the formula is a little watery. But for my horrible dark circles, it worked great. The only other thing I dislike is, it dries REALLY fast. If you wait 5 seconds to long, it's very hard to blend out. But overall, good product. Good for brightening up your eyes and making you look more awake.

L-Concealer in Fair, R-Highlighter

Milani Liquifeye Eye Liner $5-6

My first milani eye liner from this line! I've heard roaring great reviews, so when I spotted it, I snatched it up right away. I wasn't dissappointed, but I don't agree with all the hype. The colors are gorgeous, and the pigment is AWESOME, but the staying power is just okay. After just like 2 or 3 hours, I could see I needed to re-apply it..I don't have time during the day to do that. In my purse eyeliner, is not one of the make-up items I bring with me to re-apply, just because..well, the eyeliner I generally wear, I don't have to do that. I will still probably use it, but not for a day at work when I really just don't have time to keep doing touch-ups. Although, I still do want to try a couple more colors. Maybe it was just the color. Maybe it was just a bad batch? I have no clue.


What do you think of these items if you have tried them? Especially the Milani liner. Do you have the same problem?

Thanks for reading you guys!!:) I am going shopping at Ulta today, so I will have another haul up in a couple days. YAY for shopping!

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Gargantuan Green Grape by OPI :)
What are you wearing on your nails?!

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