Another Week, Another Haul?!

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If you happen to follow me on Instagram (@ablondesworld) you might’ve seen that I’ve been weak again and bought more make up. Yes, I know in my last haul post, which is sadly just a week old, I promised there won’t be any new make up haul posts coming up any time too soon but, oh well, looks like I’m breaking that promise. I do have an explanation though! Last weekend my best friend and I went out for some make up shopping and I ended up buying a foundation. She wanted a lipstick but couldn’t find one she really wanted (I know I’d never have that problem for sure), so we decided to go to a Mac counter this weekend, which we did yesterday. When we were there one thing lead to another and I came home with a few more things than I intended to buy. I think I need to put myself on a spending ban now. But anyway… let’s see what I got, shall we?

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Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in light

I’ve mentioned this on this little blog of mine what feels like a million times but it’s my holy grail powder and I love it. Unfortunately I used up my old one completely, so I had to get a new one. Makes sense, right?

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter in Soft & Gentle

This is probably one of the prettiest little things I own. I absolutely love this highlighter. Clumsy me though, I dropped my old one and it was completely shattered and smashed into tiny little pieces of dust. Trust me, it was a very sad day. Now I finally repurchased it because I just needed this beauty back in my life.

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Mac Eyeshadow in Cranberry

Everyone seems to love this one. It is such a gorge shade for fall and I’ve been wanting to by it for ages but for some reason never did. Now that it’s fall it keeps coming up on my Twitter timeline and many of the blogs I read. Hence I decided to finally take the plunge and buy it after all.

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Kiko Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer in 01 Radiant Honey

The first time I ever went into a Kiko store must have been about four years ago. I’d never heard of the brand before but they nada sale going on, so I grabbed a few things. For some, to me unknown reason though. I never went back. Not a whole lot of people I knew knew this brand and so I kind of forgot about it. Lately Kiko has been pretty hyped up though and getting a lot of attention. I’ve digged up my old Kiko products and remembered, that I actually really liked them, which was quite obvious as well because all of the products were pretty used up. I guess I just never went back for more because they only have stores in bigger cities and not too close to where I live. However I came across one of there stores yesterday and had to go in. Lots of their products have been getting so much love lately and especially this highlighter and bronzing duo has been quite hyped up, so I’m interested ins eyeing how good it really is. Or how well it works for me. The packaging, however, is absolutely stung already.

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NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee

If you have been following my blog for a while now you might be familiar with my obsession for these lip glosses. I only own two oft them but I just had to add another to my small but growing collection. These are my favorite lip glosses ever atm. I’m obsessed and that’s okay. I even enabled my best friend to get one and she’s not all that into make up.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 611 Yoghurt

Since I loved the NYX butter glosses I thought it was time to branch out and try some more of there products. After looking through the shelves and swatching a few products I opted for this one. I don’t own a lot of eye shadow pencils, which is a shame because they are ideal for lazy days. The color of this one is a pretty light brown with some slightly pink undertones. It’s just a gorgeous color and I can’t wait to try it out.

This concludes my little haul. And when I say there really won’t be another make up haul too son I really hope I mean it this time.

Thanks for reading!

XX

Sophie

Another Month, Another Haul

Hey lovelies!

I’m a bit ashamed that I have another haul post for you already. My latest haul post was posted a few days back and here I am typing up a new one already. I guess it’s safe to say that I haven been a bit naughty when it comes to spending money lately. Admitting you have a problem is the first step though,right?

However I don’t regret buying any of these lovely pieces (so far) and I’m excited to share them with you. Let’s rock and roll.

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Diorskin Star Foundation

This lovely little beauty is the latest edition to my make up collection. I just got it yesterday and haven’t actually tried it yet but I have very high hopes for this one. I’m very much on the pale side and have trouble finding a drugstore foundation that matches up with my skin tone. During the summer months I bought the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, which I have been loving but unfortunately it is now a bit too dark. Originally I wanted to buy the YSL Fusion Ink but after reading some more reviews I was more and more unsure whether to buy it because I heard that it is quite drying and I have pretty dry skin already. Hence I went to one of my favorite make up stores and one of the lovely ladies who work there matched me up with a few different foundations and the Dior one just looked exactly like my skin. You could not even tell I was wearing any foundation, so I’m really excited to fully test it.

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Next up are some skin care items.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

I’ve always loved the Body Shop tea tree oil as it helped me with reducing redness and blemishes and I like the refreshing feeling it leaves on my skin after using it. I simply ran out and got another one.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum

I’ve heard a few good things about this one, which really made me want to try it. It’s basically this oil based serum that you put on your face before you go to sleep and then it is supposed to make your skin all kinds of amazing overnight. Since I do have pretty dry skin I thought this might be a good idea and so far I’ve really been liking it. My skin looks a lot more hydrated and awake in the morning.

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Sephora Cream Lip Stains

I have been lusting after these for quite a while. Unfortunately there’s no Sephora, where I live and during my last trip to Sephora in Chicago in May I forgot to get these. I was just so overwhelmed by the choices, I guess. Lucky for me though, one of my lovely friends went to Paris last weekend and got me these. I have them in the colors Always Red and Endless Purple. I can’t wait to try them out.

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Essence Long Wearing Lipstick on 09 Berries

I’m obsessed with berry lipsticks at the moment and I’ve really been loving Essence. They are so affordable and surprisingly good quality for the price. Yes, I’m slightly obsessed with lip products and have way too many to wear but hey… one more can’t do any harm either, right? I’ve only worn this a few times but so far I’m really liking it.

Astor Color Last VIP in 007 Bubbly

This is my very first Astor lipstick I’ve purchased and I’m very curious how I will like it. The packaging looks really classy and I’m in love with that dark yet bright pink shade. I have a feeling I will be wearing this quite often in the next few weeks. I really am loving that color!

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And that’s it for another cheeky little haul. All of these products are products, which I think I’ll be enjoying a lot and I can’t wait to fully test them. If you would like to see a full review on any of these items just let me know and I’d be more than happy to write one.

Have you guys been feeling a bit too spendy lately? What have you been buying?

XX

Sophie

A Small Fall Make Up Haul

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Hey Lovelies! I’ve been picking up a few make up items lately, so I thought I’d pick out my favorite and do a bit of a first impression haul mix post. So here we go!

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The first thing, which might also be my favorite from this haul, is this beautiful Essence Hello Autumn multi color powder. Just look at it. I’m in love with the design of the pretty little leaves. It’s so adorable. I’ve used it a few times now and I really like it so far. Sometimes I use this instead of blush and just swirl it up and apply on my cheekbones. I love how it functions as a highlighter but still gives my cheeks a very slightly bronze. Of course you could also dust this powder lightly all over your face to get a bit of a bronzed and glowing complexion.

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Next up are these two beauties. The one on the left is the Catrice Limited Edition Metallure Metallic Marbled Eyeshadow in Metalight. Yep, that’s an obnoxiously long name but the eyeshadow itself is gorgeous. Because it’s a marbled eyeshadow it looks a bit different evey time I use it but in general it’s like a shimmery champaign shade I would say.

The one on the right is the Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow in 030 We Are The Champaignes. I’m not entirely sure why this is called liquid because it’s not but it’s definitely a metallic shade. I’d say it’s more of a golden than a champaign color but it’s beautiful anyway.

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Last but not least I got this Maxfactor Lip Infinity in Dazzling Cocoa. I don’t really have any brown lipsticks and I like the concept of this. First you apply a darker lip color, which looks like a gloss but basically is a liquid lipstick. After it dries of you put the gloss on top. It’s incredibly long lasting and I love the colors for fall.

So what have you guys been buying?

Thanks for reading!

XX

Sophie

Sneaky Little Drugstore Haul

Yesterday I posted a sneaky little high end make up haul showing you guys all of the more expensive make up items I bought recently, so it’s only fitting that today’s post is all about some drugstore make up I bought. It’s nothing too crazy but I got a few pretty cool things.

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First of let’s see the skin care stuff. I got the Garnier Pure Cleansing Gel. This is basically just a regular cleanser that removes your make up and cleanses your skin. I’m not too keen on the smell of it but it does remove even waterproof make up and I really like it. The next skin care product I got is a big pot of some good ol’ Nivea Cream. This pretty much is my favorite moisturiser. It’s not all that fancy but I basically grew up with it. My mom’s always used it and I just love it. It’s so soft and gentle on the skin and I can really feel how my skin loves this stuff and so do I.

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Makeup wise I repurchased my Maybelline Matt Make Powder. I’ve featured this quite a lot on my blog lately. It’s in my June Favorites and I wrote an entire review on it. But hey I just really like it.

Another thing I got is the Maybelline ColorSensational in 338 Midnigth Plum. I’ve been wanting a deep purple lipstick for a while now and when I saw this one I couldn’t help it. I had to swatch it. I really like the deep purple and how it’s so shimmery and glossy, so as you might be able to guess it ended up in my little basket. No regrets though.

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Last but not least I bought 2 mascaras from Essence. It wasn’t really my intention to buy a mascara (and I ended up with 2. Oh Lord!)  but their packaging stood out to me. Don’t really know why but I have a bit of a thing for big chunky mascaras and then I saw the price. 1,25. Come on who wouldn’t buy these? Right? I was just so intrigued because these must be the cheapest mascaras I’ve seen so far. I’ve already tried the purple one once and I’m actually surprised by how good it is. Full reviews might be coming up soon, if you guys want:)

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We’ve already reached the end of my little haul. Told you guys it wasn’t much.

Until next time,

Sophie

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Sneaky Little High End Make Up Haul

So I have’t blogged in a few days because life has been a little hectic lately and I had some personal stuff going on. At the moment I don’t have time to blog daily because of personal reasons but I hope that I can go back to my usual schedule asap. Please bare with me!

As you may or may not know I’m currently back home from University at my parent’s house. They live in this yeah.. well it’s a tiny small town and when I say tiny I mean absolutely tiny. We’ve moved around a lot and never settled down anywhere until 2009 when my parents decided to buy a house in one of the smallest towns I’ve ever been in. (No idea why?!) I think there are more horses and cows around here than people. It’s nice to be in the country side every now and again but, man, I’m glad I live in a city.  Anyway.. don’t want to bore you guys. My point is that despite living in a small town we do live around 20 minutes away from a pretty big town so it’s not that bad and my mom and I went on a little shopping trip there with my brother. The cool thing is they have a Mac store, which is really exciting to me.

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I just love Mac and I planned on buying a new lipstick. I’ve been debating whether to buy Mac Morange or not. I absolutely love unique lip colors that not everyone wears (or at least no one where I lived and went to high school for 2 years, cause it’s a small town ya know?). I have bold reds, dark reds, bright pinks. Basically a lot of colors that really stand out but for an unknown reason I’ve always stayed clear of orange. I guess I thought it wouldn’t suit me. But I kept seeing Mac Morange all over other blogs and on Instagram so I just decided to buy it cause I have no will power. Sad, I know. I’ve worn it twice already and yeah I’m in love. It’s such a great color for summer and it looks so good with this kimono I got recently.

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Another thing I got from Mac is the lip pencil in Vino. I got the lipstick Mac Diva not too long ago on my trip in Chicago. I love the lipstick but it stains your skin so easily and when it fades it doesn’t fade equally. Hence I decided to get a lip pencil. I usually don’t really wear lip pencils. I can’t really be bothered to invest that much time and my lipstick usually stays in place but I feel like for Diva a lip pencil is kind of necessary.

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One thing I’ve been dying to try is the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation because I’ve heard so many amazing things about it. Apparently it has really great coverage and lasts all day. I just got it yesterday, so I haven’t actually used it but I’m so excited to try this. This sounds so sad but it will probably be the highlight of my week. Okay this really does sound sad… oh well.

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Okay guys! HOW ADORABLE IS THIS MINI LIPSTICK? Like seriously how cute is this? Like I can’t even.. like I’m in love.. like seriously in love. Sorry, back to normal writing, but I just can’t get over this mini lipstick. The incredibly nice store assistant that helped me match the Double Wear foundation with my skin gave me this adorable Lancome mini lipstick sample thingy for free. It made me so happy. I think it’s so cute and the color is really pretty. Perfect to fight in any clutch for a night out.

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The store assistant was so nice she even gave me a pretty big sample of this really good smelling moisturiser and a purse holder. I think that’s pretty cool. This just shows that there are still some really nice people out there. Sometimes when I walk into a fancy cosmetic store the people working there don’t even look at me and when I ask them a question they react so unfriendly and are so arrogant it’s almost like they are trying to scare away their customers. Anyone else who sometimes has that happen to them?

That’s it already for my little haul. What have you been buying lately?

– Sophie

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Chicago Haul

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Apart from a bunch of make up I did buy a few other things while in Chicago. I did spend most of my  money on make up and I surprisingly didn’t buy much clothes . Still I’m really happy with the things I got.

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I have this thing where I love buying clothes from the places I go to. I always think it’s a great souvenir. I have a bunch of those typical I love /NY/London/Pairs etc. You know what I mean, right? Well since we walked around the Campus of the University of Chicago I got this cute sweater at their bookstore. I love love love the colors. If only I could study there but the tuition for colleges in the US are so incredibly high. I always wonder how people pay for that.

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I’m a really girly girl and I love all things cute and sparkly and apart from shopping for make up I’m a huge sucker for pretty lingerie. I have so much underwear. My mom says I don’t need it all but I just love shopping for pretty underwear and what place is better for that than Victoria’s Secret? Like none! So I splurged quite some money on pretty underwear and I got a body mist as well.

 

 

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I planned on just buying high end make up but I couldn’t resist the EOS lip balms and I really wanted to try a Revlon lip butter.

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Last but not least I got a Chicago Bears t-shirt. For all of you who don’t really know much about American sports the Chicago Bears is Chicago’s football team. Though my heart will always beat for the New Orleans Saints I did want a shirt from the Bears and it was on sale, so I had to get it. I think it’s a really cool souvenir. I also got a cup from the Chicago White Sox when we went to their game on Monday.

Have a great day!

– Sophie

 

One Random Haul

Hey everyone! I just finished my last exam  2 hours ago and I can now go back to a regular life schedule. YAY! Exams are just the most stressing thing for me, so I  cannot tell you how happy I am that it’s finally over. I get to have a social life again and actually some sleep. How awesome is that?

Anyway.. I didn’t write this to bore you with my busy student life. Just like most girls I always find an excuse to shop whether it’s because I passed an exam, failed one, I’m homesick or just see something I totally need. I always come up with an excuse, so of course during 2 weeks of exams I had to buy a few things to prevent me from going insane. Apart from that there’s a drugstore right next to the supermarket I like to go to for my grocery shopping, which makes it really hard to not buy something. And since I am guilty of buying quite a few things I though I’d do a little haul for you.

 

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Catrice Cosmetics Cover Stick & Concealer

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The concealer is, besides the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder, the only thing I bought intentionally. I was looking for a new concealer and I recently posted about this brand I discovered and how much I loved their blush. You can read my review here. Since all of their products are so affordable I decided to give them ago, which is why most of the products featured in this haul are from Catrice Cosmetics.

Catrice Cosmetics Primer

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I ran all out of primer, so I went to get a new one. I was in a rush and didn’t pay much attention, so I ended up being a primer for color correcting. Luckily I don’t suffer much from redness, which is why I can’t get much use out of this product. I had to go back and get a different, one which I’ve been using for a week now and I totally love it.

Catrice Cosmetics Pool Party Eye Shadow Pallette

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How gorgeous are these colors? I’m in love. For those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might know how much I like the color green and especially mint green. I don’t really own a lot of green eyeshadows because my eyes are blue and I tend to use colors, that make my eyes stand out more but I couldn’t go past this beauty. I absolutely love the colors and you can create some really pretty make up looks with it.

Catrice Cosmetics Defining Blush Sunrose Avenue

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Since I loved their blush so much I got another one. This is like a brownish reddish kind of color. It’s really pretty and a very warm color.

Catrice Cosmetics Lipstick & Nail Polish Another PinkPanther (Limited Edition)

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Catrice Cosmetics are currently having this line of spring beauty products, where these two cuties are from. I absolutely love the pastel pink shade. When I first tried out the lipstick I wasn’t to fond of it but the more I tried it out the more I liked it. The nail polish is just gorgeous. It’s a really girl color because it’s a very light pink but I love that it is very shimmery. I just think it’s perfect for spring.

 

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Obviously I didn’t get these in a drugstore but I just adore them so much I had to share them with you guys. I seriously cannot wait to wear these this summer. I have a feeling they’re gonna become one of my faves.

Hope you liked this post! Happy Friday!