Before I delve into my mini holiday cosmetics haul, I’d like to share a few outfits that some of you all have been curious about as of late.
Many of you wanted to know where I got this jumpsuit from. I ordered it from a website called boohoo.com. I have heard much about the site and wanted to give it a try. This was my first experience with the company, and it was a relatively pleasurable one. Boohoo is an online clothing store based in the UK. They sell men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel and accessories. From what I can tell, they always have reoccurring sales, with their items being 30-60% off at all times. From reviews I’ve seen, some of their items can me a hit or miss as far as quality, depending on what you purchase. But overall, I was satisfied with what I received.
Click here to link directly to the jumpsuit on Boohoo’s official site.
I paid for the cheapest shipping, which I believe is called the Economy shipping option. My clothes arrived a little later than I expected; I placed my order on November 16 and received them on December 1–so approximately 11 business days (though the promised time for that particular shipping option was 8-9 business days). Nevertheless, I was satisfied with my purchase. If you’re interested in any of the other details of the jumpsuit, just click the link above.
Before moving on, I will note that I’m 5’7.5″, and this jumpsuit is not within their “Tall” section. It’s a little shorter than what I anticipated, but not so much so that it looks awkward. I wouldn’t wear any heels or platform shoes with it though. I just rocked a casual look with sneakers.
These are probably my favorite combat boots in my closet, simply because they’re so different from any of the others that I own. On this particular day, it was raining so I opted for a leather shoe.
These boots are made my Cape Robin. And my checkered socks are from eBay.
Today’s slay is brought to you by Free People. I’ve been told that green is my color, and this sweater certainly makes me feel as if that’s true. It features a large folded collar that is perfect for fall/winter.
And now for my makeup. Today was a casual beat kind of day (as most days are for me), but I did use some new products; however, I will list everything below:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow – ‘Ebony’
- e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil – ‘Dark’
- e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – ‘Golden Ochre’, ‘Cyprus Umber’, ‘Burnt Orange’
- Smashbox Double Exposure Palette
- Ardell Double Up Lashes #207
- e.l.f. Mineral Infused Mascara
- Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment
- Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combo/Oily Skin – ‘300 Caramel’
- LA Girl Pro Conceal – ‘Fawn’ [to conceal], ‘Warm Honey’ [to highlight], ‘Espresso’ [to contour]
- Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
- Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette – ‘Light to Medium’
- PÜR Cosmetics Elevation Highlight Palette – ‘Upgrade’
- Too Faced Love Flush Blush Palette – ‘Love Hangover’
- Ruby Kisses Lip Liner – ‘Coco’
- NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – ‘Beauty Mark’
- Boscia White Charcoal Setting Spray
Mini Makeup Haul
Recently, I’ve purchased a few cosmetic items for the holidays that I thought I’d share with you all.
Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette
If there was one holiday palette that you should get this season, this one would be the palette of choice.
It features 6 metal eyeshadows in Dubai (smoky bronze), Fling (sparkly cranberry), 24K (lavish gold), Rose Gold (rose gold), Trust Fund (ritzy copper), and Blessed (vintage gold); 2 chromatic pressed pearls eye shadow in Angelic (sweet pink with gold reflections) and Moon Dust (astral gold illumination); and 10 matte eyeshadows in Bossy (bold maroon clay), Flamingo (dashing pink), Shy (delicate dusty pink), BAE (cream-colored base), Black Truffle (decadent black), Suede (smooth transition gray), Coco (bark brown), Maneater (ruthless mulberry), Henna (warm reddish-brown), Sandalwood (earthy deep tan).
Here are a few swatches from the palette.
This eyeshadow palette retails for $65 and can be purchased at Huda Beauty’s official site, Sephora, and sephora.com.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
I had my eyes set on this palette for some months now and finally decided to buy it.
This palette contains 14 eyeshadows: Tempera (beige with an ultra-matte finish), Golden Ochre (earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish), Vermeer (iridescent shell with a metallic finish), Buon Fresco (antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish), Antique Bronze (metallic sable with a satin finish), Love Letter (raspberry with an ultra-matte finish), Cyprus Umber (dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish), Raw Sienna (neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish), Burnt Orange deep orange with an ultra-matte finish), Primavera (shimmery gold with an ultra-matte finish), Red Ochre (sienna with an ultra-matte finish), Venetian Red (crimson with an ultra-matte finish), Warm Taupe (earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish), and Realgar (brick with an ultra-matte finish).
This palette retails for $42 and can be found on the Anastasia Beverly Hills official site, Sephora, sephora.com, Ulta, and ulta.com.
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
This powder has been talked about on countless videos. If you’re even the slightest bit in tune with the beauty world, you know what this product is. After so long, I finally gave in to test if the hype is, in fact, real.
My go-to setting powder, particularly for my highlighted areas, is the Ben Nye Banana Powder. And for my face, I have several products that I rotate, including my RCMA powder, of which many YouTubers compare the LM Translucent Powder to. Nevertheless, I purchased this to try out.
The color has a yellow tint similar to the Ben Nye Banana Powder and is sheer and silky as it claims. I will keep you guys updated on how this works out for me.
The full size 1 oz container retails for $38 and the 0.33 oz travel size for $23. And it also includes a powder puff as well with both sizes. It can be purchased on the Laura Mercier official site, at Sephora, or sephora.com.
Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer – Mattifying Primer
Yet another product I’ve purchased to combat my oily skin. Around this time last year when I was employed at Sephora, I was recommended this product by a co-worker but never got around to trying it out. I received a sample some time ago, and tested it for a time or two and just recently decided to purchase it.
If you’re familiar with MUFE’s Step 1 Equalizer primers, then you know that there are several more in their collection for various skin types and concerns.
The 1 oz full size retails for $37 and the 0.5 oz travel size for $17. It can be purchased at the official Make Up Forever site, Sephora, and sephora.com.
My nail appointment was late this week because I’ve been at work, but I finally had today off to get them done. This gel color is called ‘Melting Violet’ by DND.
Stay tuned for more posts to come!