More like, Over the Haul-idays, amiright?
Finally getting to this “haul” from when we were all broke because of gift giving. I took upon the responsibility of giving myself gifts, as well, because one needs a reason to shop, lol. This post doubles into what other bloggers would call “What I Got This Christmas”, except for the personal ones that I’d like to keep to myself.
I understand that hauls are quite consumeristic but I like reading and watching (bloggers, YouTubers, etc) them because they give me an idea of what I want in a product instead of blindly buying stuff in stores. In some way or another, it’s a good form of research? Anyways. Enough justification. Here are the things I loved gifting myself AND receiving over the holidays!
Splurged my way to Christmas and bought two MAC Lipsticks in shades Antique Velvet (deep brown) and Whirl (nude brown) from The Beauty Junkie. The boyf gave me the almost always sold out Soar (nude pink) MAC Lip Pencil, which was surprisingly still in stock before Christmas.
A few other things from the boyfriend’s Christmas package are products from my wishlist. Call me Lucky! From left to right:
Real Techniques Sculpting Brush, as it received the most hype with their new line. When I received it, I finally understood why most beauty gurus use it to apply foundation instead of contour. The bristles are similar to that of their Buffing Brush, it’s just different in form. I still have my eye on their Bold Metals collection but it’s definitely on the luxurious side of things so I’ll just wait for some discounts, for now, haha.
Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturizer, I don’t always prep my skin before make up but I heard that this is a good one. One of my New Year’s resolution is to take care of my skin better because I’m not getting any younger so this one got to be on my wishlist, and now on my hands!
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, aside from Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Concealer, this is also the most talked about drugstore concealer. It is just £4.19 and reviews are good! I have yet to try it so we’ll see.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Double Ended Pencil in Naked 1, if you’ve read my previous make up tutorials, I only have Nichido as my waterline liner because it does work. The problem is, it runs down my face and smudges easily so I had to hunt a good one. I tried this as soon as I got it and I am in love! I never had a working brown liner before, no brand has given me this kind of satisfaction. This product is quite costly but it’s worth every penny, to make things more cost-effective, you can have the double-ended one which already has the black and brown colors.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, to be honest, I have hygiene issues with sponges. I’ve been made up by so many make up artists and they usually use a sponge for foundation. More often than not, it always looks dirty (the sponge, not my face) and I just shied away from sponges since then. However, the hype has gotten into me, I caved in and put this one on my wishlist. I’m a sheeple, you guys. I’ll make sure though to wash it after 2-3 uses as advised in the packaging.
I had a few more products from The Beauty Junkie. I only had 1 cheek blush and bronzer so I decided to try some other. This beautiful rose blush is Milani Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove, how gorgeous is that packaging? The other golden sticks are L.A. Girl Velvet Contour Stick in Suede, Velour and My Bae. I grabbed another Maybelline Velvet Matte, this one is Mat 6, a dark berry shade, wearable for morenas like me.
Swatches from top to bottom: Milani Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove, LA Girl Blush in Velour, LA Girl Blush in My Bae, LA Girl Bronzer in Suede and Maybelline Velvet Matte in Mat 6.
Of course, a Ron Does Things haul won’t be complete without clothes. These are some of the picks I had last month. I will, most likely, feature these as LookBook / Ron Wears posts so I won’t talk more about them. If you are interested on how I’d style and wear this, you can maybe keep an eye when these posts are published.
H&M flared jeans, Forever 21 mustard cropped top, featured here.
Missguided fluffy cropped top, Topshop Mom Jeans (FINALLY!!)
Forever 21 cropped top, pinstripes trousers
Forever 21 metallic flats, H&M crossbody bag, Missguided cropped jumper
H&M white top, suede skirt.
I’m still into minimalist looks so I’m still not big on the jewelry department but a few golds won’t hurt. I am really into ear cuffs and layered necklaces right now so I also had some good ones from Bangood. They have a very wide range of affordable but chic jewelry!
Forever 21 Accessories, Bangood
Ugh, I love love love receiving gifts. So, what did you get for Christmas? Tell me in the comments below so we can share the excites together!