Hi friends! I know what you’re thinking — another Black Friday haul? Technically, most of this isn’t Black Friday purchases (only two things are) but I figured I might as well clump them all together anyway.
As you might know, I had some issues with my Black Friday purchases not coming in time for me to blog about them all at the same time, which was somewhat frustrating.
The ones that took the longest (but traveled the shortest distance, ironically enough) were the OFRA goodies I wrote about last Thursday, but the last goodies to arrive were the e.l.f. goodies you see here.
So anyway, enough chatter and let’s get to it!
Let’s start with the actual Black Friday purchases, shall we? I got the e.l.f. lip exfoliator in Sweet Cherry, because I’ve been a fan of their original exfoliator for ages now and am down to half a tube of it, so I figured it was time to stock up. I was surprised to see that the packaging and the formula is quite different from the old one, and in a good way, too! The original formula had much bigger pieces in it that could sometimes rub your lips a tad too raw, and the new one is much softer but still does the work. Plus the scent is just yummy!
Along with that, I got the HD Undereye Setting Powder after seeing in a KathleenLights video that it’s a dupe for the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. The e.l.f. powder allegedly used to have glitter particles in it that Kathleen didn’t like, but her viewers told her that they reformulated it without glitter, and I figured that this was the perfect time to try it out! I haven’t used it so far, but I’ll report back when I do!
Moving on! I recently received a coupon for 20% at Ulta and I had racked up a few points I could use to get a few dollars off, so I went and picked up the Batiste dry shampoo in the Floral Essence scent, as well as a NYX Matte Lipstick in the color Merlot!
If you’re wondering what those makeup wipes are and why the hell I’ve decided to share them in a haul, worry not. The reason I wanted to tell you guys about these is because they cost 96 cents!!! YES, REALLY. And for 96 cents, I was expecting a crappy product, but let me tell you, these are just as good as any other brand wipes I’ve tried, so I’m very happy with this discovery. Granted, my skin isn’t sensitive so this isn’t a concern for me, so keep that in mind before you run out to Walmart!
Then I had a bit of a cheeky Sephora purchase, mainly an excuse to use that coupon that Sephora gave us VIBs for 20 dollars off a purchase of $50 or more. I got the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in the color Always Red, after seeing Emily Fox rave about it on her channel multiple times! Once I got it, I realized it’s basically a dupe for Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick in Underage Red (as is the NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Kitten Heels, which I just got last week). What can I say? I’m easily tempted and I sometimes forget to check for dupes. But hey, at least now I know I have enough dupes in my collection to do a post about it!
The big item I got at Sephora with this order was the BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, which I saw good reviews about and am always interested in, considering my eternal struggle with oily skin! I haven’t tried it yet, but you’ll definitely be hearing about it when I do. (Also, is it just me or are all of their names total tongue twisters?)
You think I’ve forgotten, but I promise I was just saving the best for last! The last bit of this haul is the newest member of my merry MAC family — Whirl! After hearing everyone and their mother rave about this shade (particularly Lucie), I knew I had to have it, so when my aunt got me a shade I already own for my birthday present, I took the chance to exchange it for Whirl instead, and I am so glad I did! This baby looks beautiful on and I love it more than I can explain.
So here we have swatches for Always Red, Merlot and Whirl, from left to right. And with that, we have come to the end of this very wordy post, and I’m going to leave you, until my next extremely wordy post on Thursday.
Don’t forget to let me know what you thought in the comments!