My Biggest Haul Ever!

Good evening, Curly-Fries out there in blogger-land!

I have returned with the results of my haul!! And let me tell you, I think I may have went a bit over the top, but I live quite far away from the nearest Macy’s and J.C Penny. Soo..that makes it all kind of okay, right??

In total, I got one palette, one bronzer/blush duo, one straightening/curling iron, four lipsticks, four eyeshadows, a face powder, and a……brush cleaner. *womp womp wooommmmp*

First let’s start off at the MAC counter (one of my favesss!).

Enjoy the goodies :3

First off is lipstick in Lady Danger: 

And isn’t it STUNNING? The color just pops on my skin. It’s the perfect, matte, popsicle-red, that has just the right amount of orange. Texture-wise, I think it’s pretty great and nearly effortless to apply. Though matte isn’t my favorite finish, it has extreme staying-power that really stays on your lips.

Honestly, when I first saw it, I thought trying it on would be just like that one time I tried on Viva Glam Nicki. “Ohh gahhd no get this off of my lips. I look like a Muppet.”

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If you’re looking for a dangerous, fun, pin-up girl shade, check this one out! You won’t regret it.

Next I picked out Girl About Town: 

This is a gorgeous shade of fuschia.

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It’s a super-creamy, opaque, saturated pink with a purple undertone. No sparkle, no shimmer, just a light glossy look that makes your lips look really juicy. Perfect for summer. It’s so yummy and daring…a color that would look good with ANY bikini.

And who could go wrong with the classic Creme Cup?

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It’s gorgeous, it’s delectable, and it’s creamy. The color is a sweet, milky pink that doesn’t wash you out, or look too boring, so in my words it’s a beautiful nude. An exceptional everyday shade! A MAC MASTERPIECE.

Next from MAC, I got two eyeshadows in “Naked Lunch” and “Satin Taupe”, two best-sellers.

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Over all, these eyeshadows are very easy to blend and last a long time.

Naked Lunch is a very soft, shimmery peach-beige, and Satin Taupe, is, well, a satin taupe. This is my first time using MAC eyeshadows, and I think they’re pretty good. (Requires further study.)

And finally from MAC, the Studio Fix + Powder Foundation.

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I honestly haven’t used this on my own yet. When they applied it on me in the store, I was in love. In total, dubious, wonderful love. It made my face look so soft and flawless, like I had velvet model skin. I walked out of the store looking like a million bucks.

With a new eye look, wicked lipstick, and my face blotted to perfection, I went straight to Chanel.

From Chanel, I only got one, precious item. A lipstick.

I ADMIT, I am a lip girl. And the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in “Rendez-Vous” was just beautiful to me.

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IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH 30 BUCKS. OMG. It’s sooooo, so, so creamy, it makes the MAC lipsticks feel thick.

The color I picked is a beautiful rose with the right amount of shine. I really feel like I got my money’s worth, because I’ve never tried a lipstick that’s so luxurious!!

From Bare Minerals, I purchased two lovely, shimmery eyeshadows in “Heart” and “In The Buff”.

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No photo could capture the complexity in each of these colors. Both of them are really shimmery, rich colors, and when swatched are nearly iridescent. The mineral colors are so pigmented, I have to get more in the future!

Pretty soon, I decided to surf over to Sephora, when all of a sudden, I was stopped by a woman at a mall kiosk.

“Hey girl. Come over here! Oh, noo don’t worry, it will only take a second.”

Well. It took about half an hour, and I ended up with a very fancy, European, ceramic-plated, steam hair iron/curler. The Bellezza Lumino, in the newest color, blue snakeskin.

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And I do not do ANYTHING with my hair, unless a ponytail counts. But when I saw how naturally glossy my hair looked after she straightened it, I almost cried. The steam brings out all the natural oil in your hair, and it looks just like in a shampoo commercial!

It has a life-time warranty, and there’s no damage. Loveee<333!

But after I finally escaped her grasp, and headed to Sephora, coming away with NARS and Two-Faced goodies!!

From Two-Faced, I got the Boudoir Palette. It’s sooo sexy, soft, and elegant..I adore the shades.

They’re all pretty muted, nothing too crazy and acidic, but have a special quality to each of them. The possibilities are endless.

PLUS, they come with a card of different looks to try!!

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My favorite shades are “Voulez-vous”, “Lap Dance”, “Fuzzy Handcuffs”, and “French Tickler”.

 The names make me giggle.

Next, I bought my first ever blush from NARS. It was a small duo of the famous “Orgasm” and “Laguna”. I wore it today, and Orgasm is sooo STUNNING!!

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The pigment was so silky and buttery, utter perfection. I totally understand the hype.

Anyway..that’s it for my haul.

If you would like me to review any of these products, please leave a request in the comments. :}

I’m due for dinner with the fam.

Have a wonderful evening!!

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Wal-Mart Haul!

Hey my little curly-fries!

I went to Wal-Mart literally just a half an hour ago, and picked up some stellar products that I wanted to share with you!. :}

It was late, and I was tired, and my mom wanted to leave, so I snatched some products that looked interesting and booked it to the nearest check-out.

So let’s dive in!

First off is two Essie nail lacquers in “Sugar Daddy” and “Mint Candy Apple”. Image

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As you can see, the colors are very pastel and candy-like, like the colors on an Easter-egg! They go on really smoothly; Mint Candy Apple dries to a cream finish and Sugar Daddy is a sheer gloss.

These are my first two Essie nail polishes, and I’m SO happy with them! Sugar Daddy is totally my new staple nail-color because it makes your nails look really healthy. Mint Candy Apple is a very fresh spring-summer color, very minty, and very bright. If you’re tan, it will pop against your skin!

Next is a Maybelline Eyestudio Duo in “Persuasive Plum”…something I wasn’t too sure about. Image

Guys, I’m a brown-eyed girl, and purples are my thang, mmkay?! (Tho I haven’t found the perfect shade yet.)

The duo comes with a dark eggplant-purple shade and a lighter shade with spots of champagne, mauve, light brown, dark brown, and lilac. The dark purple was so pigmented and velvety, but the lighter color HARDLY showed. Poo.

AND LAST is a cream foundation, my first, I might add! It’s the Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse, a very hit-and-miss product, in the color “Classic Ivory”.

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It’s really emollient, but comes in a sort of funny packaging. If you guys want a review, leave that suggestion in the comments! I’d be more than happy to do one!

Anyway, that’s all for tonight!

As Tigger says: “TTFN! Ta ta for now!”

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Small Beauty Haul

WELCOME, welcome, one and all, to Isabella’s short beauty haul! I promise to keep it short and sweet!

BUT FIRST, I have quite a tale to share with you.

When I went out and found these things, I was quite…um…apprehensive. I bought them at a factory outlet mall, in a place called “Cosmetics Company Store”.

It was a very shady place, the testers were all MUTILATED, (the cream shadows were either dried out or completely melted, the lipsticks had chunks taken out of them, ect.), plus, all the cosmetics were really dirty. Everything was smeared with mascara, including some of their makeup pouches on display, and some brands (example: MAC) had products from old lines that were discontinued YEARS ago.

Anyway, I walked away with two items I’m very happy with. Thankfully.

One was from Bobbi Brown (my first product from her line!), and the next was from Smashbox.

 

The thing I got from Bobbi Brown was a “pot rouge for the lips and cheeks”, in the color “Raspberry”, a wonderful, rich, berry color. It’s great.

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As you can see, it comes in a cute compact that’s small enough to fit in your jeans pocket. The color that comes off can be quite rich, or sheer, depending on how you layer it. I prefer the “stained” look. Thanks to the moisturizing formula, it makes you lips look really full, healthy, and soft. IMG_2559

 (Sorry for my pasty, winter skin! Hopefully this spring break I can get tan!)

The next thing I picked up was a Smashbox “eyelights” palette in “Flash”.

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It has classic Smashbox packaging: Very sleek, matte, and black, with the signature “Smashbox” across the front. The colors are beautiful, and they include a light, golden peach, a mauve pink, and a mossy green. They come off rich, metallic, AND can be used wet or dry! HOLLA!

Anyway..I’m really happy to share my haul with you (plus reviews!) I hope they were helpful!

Mwah. Tootles!

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MAC Mini-Haul

Oh my goshness, guys!

I just went to MAC today and purchased a bunch of goodies. Well, not really a bunch. Like, four.

But anyway.

I’m just really excited to show you, because these are all things I’m really happy I purchased.

I ADORE THEM. And I might as well show ya. :}

#1: Face and Body in “C2”.

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I found it to make my skin very radiant, glowing, and flawless. I’m the shade C2, which matched my skin to a T, and stayed on a long time, even without any powder! I have combo skin, and my skin didn’t even get oily once!

#2: Bronzing Powder in “Refined Golden.” Image

Ooooooohhhh daaaaammmn. This COLOR. Brushed on my cheekbones, nose bridge, and sides of my forehead, it made me look perfectly flushed, sun-kissed, and healthy. Topping my Face and Body, I looked like I had just came out of a spa, or a relaxing vacation on the beach. It totally gave my face dimension, and had subtle, golden shimmer.

#3: Dazzleglass in “Funtabulous”! Image 

This is certainly “Fun” and “Fabulous.” FUNTABULOUS. How cute is that?

It has a blue-violet shimmer mixed in a pretty, fuchsia gloss, that is decently thick and tacky. It stays on the lips, makes your teeth look really white, and is overall amazing! It just makes me feel so glamorous, so sparkly. If you love your sparkles, the dazzleglasses are the way to go. They last forever!

#4: Plushglass in “Full For You”. Image 

This gloss’s texture is way different than the dazzleglass. It’s more creamy, more smooth, and not as thick and sticky.

The color is beautiful and gives a mirror-like shine, with a rosy, juicy flush. It plumps really well, and smells like rainbows and candy and happiness!! I love it. It’s delicious and sweet, and a staple color that I think everyone should have.

……Yeah I know that was a short haul. But whatevs…these are great MAC products!

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MAC Mini-Haul

Aloha my beautifuls!

I recently went to my Macy’s to purchase a couple MAC lipsticks I’d had my eye on for a while. (By a couple, I really mean four.)

I got Viva Glam V, Rebel, MAC Red, and Up The Amp, four beautiful, classic MAC staples. This is going to be what I like to call it, a “bite-sized mini-hall”. It’s going to be short, sweet, and simple; BITE-SIZED. Enjoy!

Up The Amp:

Such a gorgeous lavender-violet, that can look really soft or really powerful and peppy. It’s a refreshing, unique, ladylike color, that can sometimes look more lilac than violet on the lips.

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It sort of reminds me of candy, unicorns, cupcakes, flowers or pop-stars, something bright and slightly magical, glamorous and fun!

Viva Glam V: 

This is a buttery, delicious nude that reminds me of something sweet. It makes your lips look plump and healthy, and has enough shimmer to where it isn’t noticeable or unflatteringly frosty.

MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick See the very fine gold glitter? It’s not your average, boring nude, it’s the perfect MLBB (My Lips But Better), and has a nice sheen, giving your pout dimension!

Rebel: 

OHHHHHH MY GOSHNESSS! Can anyone say hello gorgeous?? This is THE PERFECT color for me. It’s an easy to layer, creamy, flattering color that can look rebellious, edgy, and elegant all at once…..it’s perfect! When I apply it, it instantly makes me feel very “va-va-voom”, “bow-chicka-wow-wow”,  and just plain confident! A lipstick like THAT deserves a gold star.

IMG_1275 Depending on your skin tone, it will bring different things out. On my skin, it brought out my golden undertones, and my warm brown eyes. On cooler-toned girls, it would totally make a ethereal, porcelain complexion stand out, and this would also look stunning on a darker complexion.

MAC Red: 

Finally found the perfect, classic red! This is definitely a new must-have for me. It’s a bright, classic red that some describe as “cool” or “bluish”, but it actually looks really beautiful on my warm-nuetral complexion! It is such a classic, iconic color with a stunning formula, that will make you feel just like the glam, Hollywood beauty, Marilyn Monroe.

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Anyway, it looks cherry-red in the tube, but you can tone down the color to make it more of a stain if you’d like. This is WAAAY brighter than Russian Red F.I.Y, and I know I will love it forever!

Anyway my darlings, I hope you liked this short-and-sweet “mini-haul”. These are all gorgeous colors that I really reccommend, and if you try them, let me know how you liked them! Anyway, it’s snacky-snack time for me, and I’ll be back soon. Ciao!

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