Birthday Haul + Marzia’s Summer Faves Box

As most of you know, my birthday was last week, and I wanted to share what I got!

I enjoy seeing haul posts, and I thought it would be fun to share the items I received from my parents.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Brush: I bought the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation a while back, but it did not apply evenly with a beautyblender, so I wanted to try it out with the brush. The brush is also designed to be used with the Total Control Drop Foundation. The brush is soft and angled brush to get around the curves of face and hard to reach spots.

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation in Light Beige: I normally use liquid foundations, but I wanted a powder foundation for when I am in a hurry and still want to wear makeup. Light Beige is a light shade with pink undertones, and it has a matte finish. The foundation can provide light to full coverage, and it makes the skin look naturally flawless. The compact also includes a full-sized mirror and a makeup sponge.20170911_130236

Lush Enzymion Moisturizer: I have been needing a new moisturizer, so I decided to try the Enzymion moisturizer from Lush since it is suited for oily skin. The moisturizer contains citrus fruits that reduces excess oil and keeps the face moisturized throughout the day.

Lush Chocolate Lip Scrub: I have been running out of my Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub, so I decided to try a new flavor. The lip scrub has a chocolate and orange scent, and it helps smooth the lips.

Marzia Natura Eye Palette: I have been wanting the Natura Palette ever since Marzia released it on Winky Lux. I already have her 2 lipsticks from the Winky Lux Marzia Lip Kit, and I thought this palette would be a nice addition. The palette includes 5 shades inspired by nature including SOLE (golden), ROSA (pink), RAME (copper), FUOCO (burnt orange), and FOGLIA (green). The palette can be used to create multiple looks, and it includes a full-size mirror and an eye shadow brush.20170911_131620(0)

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Light: I have heard many good reviews about the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, but I could not justify spending so much money on a concealer when the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand is much more affordable. However, I decided I would like to have it for my birthday especially since I use the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundaiton. Light is a light skin shade with pink undertones with a matte finish. The concealer provides full coverage, and it brightens dark circles, covers acne and redness, and softens pores and fine lines. The concealer can also be used as a highlighter or a contouring skin if you get a shade lighter or darker than your skin tone.

As a gift to myself, I purchased Marzia’s Summer Faves Box. It was originally $29, but I bought it on sale for $14.50. The box has a value of $85, but it is no longer available for purchase.

DERMA E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum: The serum brightens the skin, minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and evens out the skin tone. The serum also absorbs quickly and moisturizes the skin. I do not use serums in my skin care routine, but I will try this serum out because of all the benefits it claims to provide.

$24.50 for 57 g

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara (Full-Size): The mascara gives the lashes 1800% more volume and the look of false lashes. The mascara is also smudge-free and adds length and volume in 3 strokes or less. I love the Tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes Mascara because it adds both length and volume to my lashes, so it will be interesting to see if the Marc Jacobs Beauty Mascara adds as much volume as it claims.


Leaders Cosmetics USA Aloe Soothing Renewal Mask (Full-Size): The sheet mask is meant for sensitive skin that has been in a harsh environment or over exposed to the sun. The sheet mask also moisturizes and soothes the skin while relieving tired skin. I love using sheet masks, so I am looking forward to trying this one.


Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk: The dry shampoo creates a freshly shampooed look while adding volume and texture to the hair. The dry shampoo also extends the life of blow outs and hair color. I frequently use dry shampoo because I only wash my hair every 4-5 days, so I am definitely looking forward to seeing if the Klorane Dry Shampoo is better than the Batiste Dry Shampoo that I normally use.

$10 for 50 ml

Crabtree & Evelyn Caribbean Island Wild Flowers Hand Therapy: The hand cream contains macadamia nut oil, shea butter and aloe that nourishes and softens the skin. The hand cream also contains myrrh extract that helps condition the nails and cuticles. I regularly use hand creams because my hands often get dry from the weather and just washing them, so I am looking forward to using the Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy.

$12 for 25 g

ColourPop Pressed Powder in Come and Get It (Full-Size): Come and Get It is a rose gold shade with a metallic finish. The eye shadow is super pigmented, applies evenly, and blends smoothly. The eye shadow is also long-wearing. I have only tried the ColourPop eye shadows in the Jenn Ne Sais Quad, and I loved them. Come and Get It is a gorgeous color, so I am definitely looking forward to using it.


Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Sheer Lip Crayon in Chestnut Kiss (Full-Size): Chestnut Kiss is a sienna rose shade with a sheer finish. The lip crayon contains coconut oil, murumuru butter, and shea butter that moisturizes the lips. The lip crayon also easily glides on, feels lightweight on the lips, and has a natural finish. I like the shade of the lip crayon, and I think it will be a good shade for the Fall.


Have you tried any of these products before?

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