Mini Holiday Cosmetics Haul + Other Things

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.

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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.

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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.

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These boots are made my Cape Robin. And my checkered socks are from eBay.


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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:

BROWS

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow – ‘Ebony’
  • e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil – ‘Dark’
  • e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara

EYES

  • 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

FACE

  • 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’

LIPS

  • Ruby Kisses Lip Liner – ‘Coco’
  • NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – ‘Beauty Mark’

SETTING

  • 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 

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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).

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(from top to bottom) Dubai, Fling, 24K, Rose Gold, Trust Fund

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

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I had my eyes set on this palette for some months now and finally decided to buy it.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Stay tuned for more posts to come!


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