Sunday, May 12, 2013

Small Spring Haul

I recently went to Ulta and got a couple of new beauty products I've had my eye on for awhile. Since its finally warming up here, I wanted to get a few "spring" makeup items: light pinks and bronze are essential spring colors for me.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer: I've heard so many good things about this bronzer that I decided to give it a try. So far, I really like the bronze look it gives me. I find that I have to have somewhat of a light hand because on my fair skin a little goes a long way.

Benefit Dandelion Blush and Lip Gloss: These are both sample sizes I got for spending at least $25 on a Benefit product (Hoola was $28). I've been wanting to try the Dandelion blush for a while and I thought this would be a great opportunity to try it out. I really like it. It's a really light color that looks so natural on my fair skin. If you're skin is more on the fairer side, I would definitely try this out! I also really like the gloss. I wasn't expecting much because I have never tried any Benefit lip gloss and was thinking it would be sticky, but it is not. It is such a pretty color on the lips and is so smooth and glossy.

Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Rose of Attraction: I have another Dior lip gloss in Venus which I absolutely love. The consistency of these glosses is amazing. They are so smooth and silky on the lips. Although they are a bit pricey, these are definitely my holy grail lip glosses.

Essie Peach Daquiri: In the Spring, I love wearing pinks, and when I saw this color at Ulta, I was immediately drawn to it. It's such a nice, almost coraly pick, and I think it's great for Spring and Summer. I will definitely be using this polish a lot!

Finally, I got these super cute sandles from American Eagle. I love sandles in the spring, it's pretty much all I wear! I have a lot of purple in my closet so I thought these would match perfectly!

Also, I have a questions for you all. I want to know what kind of top coat you recommend. I've been using the Revlon top coat and recently I've noticed that my polish starts peeling. Like the polish will lift up in the corner and I can literally peel the polish off my entire finger. So let me know what top coats work for you!


  1. You got some great stuff! x

  2. That essie polish is perfect for a summer pedicure!

    1. Thank you! I've been wearing it on my toes since I got it!

  3. Some lovely products you got there :) I really like the Essence studio nail better than gel nails top coat, but I heard a lot of good things about the Seche Vite top coat, but I haven't tried it yet.

    1. I've heard a lot about the Seche Vite top coat as well. I might have to try it out!

  4. I have the Essie Peach Daquiri nail polish and I love it, love your entry : )

  5. I personally don't like the seche vite, one because it's expensive and two it smells super strong, also I read someone blogging about how it contains toluene in it :S
    Any ones from sally hansen is pretty awesome in my opinion!

  6. i use the tops & tails base and top coat from butter London. they're my favorites. i have seche that i use from time to time, but i find it causes my polish to "shrink" on the nail so that there is a gap at the tip.

  7. That nail polish is super pretty! And I've wanted to try Hoola bronzer for a while!

    I found you on the Brightside Beauty Blog Hop & followed!
    x Lauren /

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  9. Oh, nice haul! I love all the colors you picked out. Would definitely like to try that Dior gloss :)



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