|Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bumble - $6|
|Colourpop Highlighter in Lunch Money - $8|
|e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Fiji - $3|
|e.l.f. Ultimate Blending Brush - $6|
|Batiste Dry Shampoo - $5.99|
I've heard tons of rave reviews on the Batiste dry shampoos, so I thought I'd try it out especially when I found it at a much cheaper price at TJ Maxx. I'm definitely impressed with it and it smells much better than the previous ones I've had.
|EOS Bedazzled Lip Balm|
There's not much to say about this bedazzled eos lip balm other than the fact that I won it from an Instagram giveaway. I believe it's mint-flavored, which I've had previously, and I always keep it on my vanity to use it as a lip primer.
|Soho Beauty Sponge - $6|
|Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base|
|Oops My Lip Tint Pack Bubble Pink - $8|
|Pony x Memebox Shine Easy Glam Eyeshadow Palette - $30|
It's been a while since Memebox sent me a palette, so this was quite an exciting package to receive. It's another neutral one which I can never complain about!
|Pony Shine Easy Glam 3 Eyeshadow Quad #01 Brown Bloom - $18|
The latest one they sent me is yet another Pony eyeshadow palette that is essentially the same as the previous one I received - just with slightly different shades. It's definitely going to come in handy for spring though!
|Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment in Neutralizer - $7|
|LA Splash Lip Couture in Latte Confession - $14|
|L'Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation in 104 Golden Beige - $12|
|L'Oréal® Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara in Waterproof Blackest Black - $7|
|NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in Chocolate - $7|
|NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Burgundy - $3.49|
|Kleancolor Nail Lacquer in Brown - $1.50|
|Bath & Body Works Travel Size Fine Fragrance Mist in Love & Sunshine - $6|
Bath & Body Works had a huge holiday sale, so I stocked up on my favorite fragrance mist from their store. I bring this with me everywhere even though touch-ups aren't really necessary because this actually lasts for quite a long time on me.
As you may have known, I did a two-part collaboration with Remington in 2015, which was a pretty huge deal for me since it's the first major brand I've worked with and I've been using Remington hair tools for as long as I can remember. Here's a really cool product they came out with, which you can read about on my blog post here.
|Remington Ultimate Finish Straightener - $25|
|Measurable Difference Eyeshadow - $14|
Chrislie sent me this palette in exchange for sharing a giveaway they were doing a while back. It's definitely not up to par with my other eyeshadow palettes, but it's decent enough for a novice.
|imPRESS Press-On Manicure - $8|
I did a collab with imPRESS to show you guys this gorgeous nail kit that I absolutely loved. You can read more about it here and see additional photos and whatnot!
|MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC25 - $27|
I decided to invest in a new MAC foundation just to try out more high end products, and the Studio Fix ended up being one of my holy grails. It matches my skin tone perfectly and keeps the oils at bay. The only annoying part is that it has no pump!
|Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Obsession - $5|
This is probably my 10th repurchase of this lip liner. It's creamy, long-lasting, and super pigmented, so I can never go wrong with this little gem.
|Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ - $29|
I've been all about big eyelashes last year, and to have Younique send me this kit to review was super exciting. I wrote all about it and posted pictures of the dramatic result, so check it out here!
|Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Miami Fever - $20|
|Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Santa Ana - $20|
|Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black Waterproof - $6|
If you haven't seen my 2015 favorites roundup, you probably wouldn't know how much I love this mascara. It gives the most volume and length out of all the mascaras I've used and for such an affordable price!
|MATCHCo Custom Tinted Hydrating Foundation - $50|
Among the many gems in my 2015 beauty favorites was this incredible foundation that seriously needs to get the recognition it deserves already. It's a super new makeup line, so I'll give it some time to be recognized by other beauty bloggers, but it has such an amazing, lightweight formula and a really cool concept behind it. I love that it's completely customizable for every person and you get to have your name imprinted on the pretty bottle! I'm definitely grateful to be among the few bloggers who got to try it out first.
|MATCHCo Custom Tinted Hydrating Foundation - $50|
A month and a half later, MATCHCo reached out to me again and offered another free bottle but in a shade that's even more accurate. The previous one was already really close to my actual skin tone but it had just a tiny hint of pink undertones, but this one is absolutely on point.
|Billion Dollar Brows Best Seller Kit - $42|
Billion Dollar Brows sent me these two kits to try out, and while some of the products could go unnoticed, most of these made their way to my everyday eyebrow routine - especially the brushes and brow duo! Here's my review if you're interested in knowing more.
|NYX in Bloom Look Set|
As you may have seen on my November/December 2015 favorites, my sister got me this palette in a holiday set for Christmas, and it's been such a great one for special occasions and holiday makeup looks.
|Firming DMAE Eye Lift - $20|
I got to work with Derma-e and Target to announce the launch of the brand in stores, and in addition, they sent me some cool skin care products that I got to try out. I also did a quick review of this eye cream, which you can check out here.
|Covergirl LashBlast Plumpify Mascara - $12|
|Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic 1-1/4-Inch Curling Iron - $19.97|
|Tigi Catwalk Fashionista Violet Shampoo & Conditioner for Unisex, 25.36 Ounce - $12.99 each|
|It's A 10 Leave-In Conditioner Plus Keratin, 4 Ounce - $15.81|
|Soft 'N Style Hail Coloring Tool Kit - $8.41|
|Pravana Chromasilk Vivids in Violet ($10) and Silver ($16)|
|Viva Labs The Finest Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce - $10.79|
|Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara - $6.99|
|LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealers in 991 Yellow Corrector, 992 Green Corrector, 972 Natural, & 973 Creamy Beige - 4 for $10|
|RCMA No Color Powder - $9.99|
|Wet n Wild Contouring Palette in Dulce de Leche - $6 @ Target|
I've heard about this contouring palette a few months back, and I finally found one in stock at my local Target, so I picked up the one that was least warm-toned.
|Wet n Wild 1-Step Wonder Gel in Stay Classy - $5|
I also got yet another nude nail polish to add to my collection. This is actually the first gel formula I got to try, which definitely sold me!
|Batiste Dry Shampoo - $5.99|
I stopped by Ulta to grab another bottle of my trustee dry shampoo because I ran out of the earlier one I showed (this should give you an idea of how overdue this post really is). I got a scented one this time since they didn't have the original, but I don't see that much of a difference with the performance.
|Essence All About Eyeshadow in Vintage - $5.49|
During one of my weekly trips to Target, I found out that they're now carrying Essence, which was super exciting because it's one of those incredibly inexpensive yet underrated brands. Naturally, I had to pick up some stuff, and the first thing I gravitated towards was the eyeshadow section. I ended up picking up the most unique one just because all of my other eyeshadows are warm/neutral.
|e.l.f. Blending Brush - $6|
I also ended up buying this fluffy contour brush from e.l.f. because I've seen rave reviews about it and I was in need of a new one that blends my contour a little more seamlessly. Also, it was super exciting to see that Target now carries more of their studio brushes and other products that were previously online-exclusive!
|Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Lumière 2 -$6|
Just a few weeks ago on Kathleen's birthday (can you tell how much I love her?), Colourpop had a surprise release of Lumière 2, which is pretty much a liquid lipstick version of Kathleen's Lumière lippy stix. Since I absolutely loved this mauve color and the formula of Colourpop's liquid lippies in general, I had to buy it!
|NYX Lip Lingerie in Exotic ($7) and NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Locked ($7)|
NYX released a whole new set of nude liquid lipsticks that included my exact kind of shade (Exotic), so I immediately jumped on the bandwagon and purchased this gem in addition to another lipstick from a new line they also came out with.
|Wet n Wild MegaLast Salon Nail Color in On a Trip - $1.99|
I typically go for neutral nail colors, but having dyed my hair a bold color recently, I've been leaning a lot more towards electric shades like this one.
|Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette - $36|
My sister got me this stunning Too Faced palette for my birthday, and it's pretty much all I've been using since then. The formula is significantly better than Naked eyeshadows and the colors are perfect everyday neutrals. Not to mention that the packaging is absolutely gorgeous!
|Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2016|
Some of the things I look forward to the most on the month of my birthday are the free gifts from Sephora, which are typically of amazing quality. This year happened to be this sleek set from Marc Jacobs that includes a gel eyeliner that I've been using nonstop and a nice natural lipstick that I have yet to try.
|Benefit Roller Lash Deluxe Size|
I was also super excited to receive Ulta's birthday gift because lucky for me, my birth-month includes a deluxe sample of the Benefit Roller Lash, which is one of their most acclaimed mascaras.
Nars has always been way too high-end for my limited college budget, but thanks to my cousin, I now own something from the brand and it's this gorgeous set of crayon lipsticks!
|Beyond the Beauty 3P Volume - $350|
Last but not least, I was contacted by Beyond the Beauty just a couple days ago and they ended up sending me a hair tool of my choice, and clearly I went all out by choosing the 3P Volume set that contains three interchangeable barrels. I'm extremely excited to try these out and to review for you guys and the best part is that there's going to be a giveaway, so stay tuned!
If you went through all of that, you're the real MVP because this was definitely an exhausting read and putting it all together clearly took months! Hopefully, I've convinced you to venture out and give some of these incredible products a try. I'll try my best to get back on that full-length reviewing grind, so be on the lookout!
Thanks for stopping by as usual. 'Til my next one!