Unintentional Haul

When simple product research quickly turns into a shopping spree, you know you’ve got a problem. It all started when I signed up for NYX e-mail club, receiving a coupon for 25% off my purchase. Looking through the website to see the types of products they offer, doing research on ingredients and reading many reviews, I decided to look for some basic products. I generally look for items that are on sale, I think its be safest place to start.

On the sale page, I saw many of the products I had been “needing” were conveniently on sale, and some of them were as cheap as $2.50! Awesome deal! I knew that it wasn’t crazy expensive, but I didn’t realize it was THIS cheap. Just for kicks and giggles, I checked out the SAME products on Ulta & Sephora’s websites, and they were not on sale.

IMG_3777.jpgNote to self: Always check the Company’s site first for sales.

I went slightly crazy, BUT everything I got was on sale, I had an additional coupon and they offer free shipping. Slightly sad to see they don’t give out free samples with purchases, but quickly got over it when I saw how many items I got for the little price I paid.

Here is what I got, and my thoughts on the product. First it came in a cute lace bag that will work really well when I have to travel. A great draw string bag that can hold a decent amount of items.

Items I got:IMG_3778

White Jumbo Crayon: This is great for a base coat under light eye shadow to make them pop and more vibrant. I also like to use it on my lower water line to make my eyes appear larger.

Bronzer & Blush Compact: This compact is in the color Bora Bora and is great for my fair skin. I like to play around with using them and experiencing with new looks.

Blush: I got two blush colors as was to play around with more looks, the two that I got are in the colors Ethereal and Summer Peach. The Summer Peach is a little lighter which is great when I want a soft look.

Concealer: Always on the hunt for a great concealer, I thought I would give this one a shot. Slightly more difficult to blend than a cream or liquid concealer, but I get great coverage.

Glam Shadow: This is a great brown shimmer shadow great for a night out! I love adding this to a smoke eye look when I need a little extra shimma

Lash Glue: A great large amount of glue to have on hand when I want to wear lashes.

Gold Liquid Liner: I have had several cheap brands and many different kinds, but this is by far my favorite. This is a great sparkle liner that when it dries it actually DRIES! It’s not sticky and it washed off very easily with water. The glitter is the perfect amount, it wasn’t scarce when I applied it and it wasn’t over powering large clumps.

What other products to you like from NYX? Do you have any of these, what do you think of them?

Have a Beauty-FULL day!

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NYX Picks

Do you have one of those brands that you hate to love. For me it’s NYX. I consider NYX and in between brand, not necessarily high end, but not the cheapest on the market-let me explain. I love this brand because:

A. I can still find it at my local drug store and Target
B. Its not too expensive
C. It offers a great variety of items

Eyeliner is one of my staple make-up items. It is part of my everyday routine and when I don’t wear it I feel unfinished. NYX is one of my favorite brands to wear for eyeliner. From the easy to apply liquid eyeliner, the color pop pencil and even the soft crayon. The array of colors and styles make it easy to find one that anyone will love. These are two of my newest favorites, and some of my favorites thus far! IMG_3750.jpg

I have all 3 styles, in a few different colors of course! I am usually drawn to a purple or plum of some sorts because it makes my hazel eyes green. But I also like their bronze liner too. Sometimes I don’t want a harsh black liner, and this bronze one is a great subtle liner that adds some shimmer.

Another NYX product that I love, and have only recently started to use is the Matte Make-up Finishing Spray. A light mist that you spray after completed foundation and it helps keep oil and shine under control. I’ll admit that I sometimes use this alone, with no foundation or even a tinted moisturizer. It feels nice and refreshing and helps keep my face a nice matte finish! I am still trying to figure out the perfect distance and number of sprays that is right for my face and make-up routine. I have accidentally sprayed too much and as a result have melt-y looking make-up.

I ordered my products from Ulta online, and yet again received free samples with my purchase. I chose for them to surprise me. When I got my package I was excited to see a hair care set from L’oreal Paris! The other sample I got was from Skin & Co and is a exfoliating body gel! I am excited to try both of them.

What product do you like most from NXY? What type of eyeliner is your favorite style and color? Have you tried either of the samples I received?

Have a Beauty-FULL day!