Recently I've done a little shopping online for bits and bops that I've had my eye on. FeelUnique has had this lovely little Advent Calendar everyday which offers free goodies with your purchases and since I'd had a few things in my shopping cart, I decided to check back everyday until I found something I liked. I ended up purchasing the Maybelline Dream Lumitouch Highlighting Concealer because I'd heard such great reviews about it. Many claim that it is a dupe for the YSL Touche Eclat Concealer and I was really tempted to give this baby a shot. I love finding dupes for high end products that will save me money and work just as well! Next, I also added to my cart two eyebrow products. One being the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in the colour dark brown. I have been experimenting with my eyebrows lately trying to find the perfect routine and since I didn't own a brow gel, I thought I'd go ahead and try this one out. Something else I was lacking in my collection was a good eyebrow brush, I found the Kent Angled Eyebrow Brush and decided to pop that in my basket as well. Upon first impressions I will admit I've noticed that the bristles aren't as dense or easy to manoeuvre as the Real Techniques brushes but I'm willing to give it a shot and hopefully, it won't be a dud. Last but not least, I finally picked up the Real Techniques Powder Brush which has been on my wish list for ages. I am already in love with this brush, it feels wonderful, has a sturdy handle and if it's anything like my other Real Techniques Brushes it won't drink in the product but instead help it glide seamlessly across my face. My order did also come with the free BareMinerals Full Sized Big and Bright Eyeliner Pencil in the colour Espresso. I have been drawn to brown tones for eyeliner recently and surprisingly really enjoy the colour of this product. It also is a very smooth formula that works great on my waterline and highlights the colour of my eyes wonderfully. I'm excited to put this to good use and manoeuvre it into my eye makeup, replacing the harsh black I am known to lean on.
I also got my package in from Amazon today and over the weekend I came across this mini set from Essie which had three shades from their Winter 2013 Collection. The little pack came with Parka Perfect, Shearling Darling, and Toggle on Top. What sold me most on this set is that it was around the same price one Essie nail varnish is, so I got three minis for the price of one full sized polish. The shades are also just simply beautiful. Parka Perfect is a lovely pastel blue with grey undertones that has the slightest shimmer reminding me of snowflakes and winter time. Shearling Darling is a deep wine red which is one of my signature nail polish colours and is perfect for this time of year. I'm a strong believer in red nails, I think they add a punch of sassy power to any woman and can be versatile, sensual, and fierce. Lastly, there is this gorgeous deep red with glitter accents known as Toggle on Top. This reminds me of Rudolph's shiny red nose and Santa's jolly cheeks. It's the perfect Christmas shade. All in all, I am so glad I picked up this set and am looking forward to dabbling more into the fabulous nail polishes by Essie.
Have you done any online shopping lately? Do you own any of the products mentioned or what's on your December wish list you're wanting to haul?
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