Friday, 30 September 2016

Make-Up Haul | America Edition

Hey guys,

So as you probably all know by now, I went to California over summer (soz for the over-mention of this fact), so I thought that I would do a beauty haul of what I bought! I also bought other assorted things, such as stationary and THE coolest mug ever, so if you want to check out them then head on over to my YouTube channel, where I filmed my very first haul!!

Okay, enough of the self-promo.

This first product is something that I have wanted for ages, as I had heard great things and it's just so pretty! As you can tell, the palette is very well-loved (shown by the fact that none of them are untouched), and I know I should have taken photos before, but I just got too excited! Plus, I wanted to give my honest opinion on the products! So this is the very beautiful Anastasia Beverley Hills Glow Kit in That Glow.

I feel that the shades Bubbly and Dripping in Gold suit my skin tone the best, and, as you can see, these are the two shades that I use the most regularly. I love golden bronze, but as someone with very fair skin, I feel it's too dark for my skin tone, and I kinda feel like Sunburst is a bit too bright for me, but I do use this shade on occasion.

Next up, we have the Flatter Yourself Contour Brush Set, which is from the Sephora Collection. Apart from the fact that the gold packaging is super pretty, the brushes are pretty good too! My favourite is the angled blush brush, as I feel this is good to apply highlighter (I don't really wear much blush as I just feel that it doesn't suit my skin tone, but I guess that I haven't found the right one! However, if you have any recommendations, then please let me know in the comments!)

The set also includes a stippling brush and a flat top brush, which I use for blending in my contour. I love all these brushes, and was so happy to find them! I think this is the perfect set for beginners too, as it has a guide inside on how to use the brushes and where to use them on the face.

So now we are onto lip products. This shade has been my go-to lipstick for summer, and it's the Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipstick in the shade Dolce. I had never heard much about this shade (and I'm very surprised that I hadn't, as it's such a beautiful colour),so thought that I would try it, as normally corally-pinks suit me. I'm very happy that I did. It's super pigmented and has such a lovely creamy texture, so glides onto the lips effortlessly. I have heard quite a few people comment on the ABH liquid lipsticks and say that they are quite drying, yet I love them. I do feel that if my lips are particularly dry that day, then the product will be a bit more partial to flake, yet if I put on a lip balm or a primer before, it sits perfectly. Plus, I feel that the staying power is very good.

Last, but not least, we have the Dr. Paw Paw Tinted Peach Pink Balm. I have heard loads of bloggers rave about this product, so I had been on the hunt for it for a while. However, I ended up finding it in Urban Outfitters, which I was surprised at (don't know why, I just was). Okay, first things first, I love this product, it's great for my lips, is really moisturising, and you get a lot of product. However, (and this is such a weird comment, but I feel like I should make it) I don't like the applicator, as in the bit at the end where the product comes out of (I honestly don't know how to describe it, I'm so bad at this). But yeah, the bit at the end where you apply the product to your lips - I don't like it. I don't know if it's just my packaging or what, as I have never heard others comment on this before, but it really hurts my lips to apply.

Literally typing that, I realised how weird that sounds. But you get my drift.

So, to tackle this very strange problem, I just put the balm onto my finger and rub it in that way. Don't really know why I'm saying this as it's probably so obvious to everyone, but just in case you were wondering.

I'm honestly so strange, I apologise. And sorry for the innuendos.

But all in all, the balm itself is amazing, and I will be purchasing again, as it works wonders for my lips.

So, they are the beauty bits that I bought in California! I love all these products, and they are definitely all part of my current daily make-up routine. As a side note, you're probably sick of me talking about Cali now, but there will be more variation on my blog, I promise!! *sending a mental love heart as I don't know how to type one* (<3 maybe??)

What products are you loving at the moment? And have you tried any of these products, and if so,what did you think? I'd love to know in the comments!

I hope that you enjoyed this post, and I hope to see you all again soon!

Much love,

Grace x


  1. Your first line reminds me of when i went to New York this year and i was starting every post with a reference to it! I'm kinda annoyed i didn't pick up some ABH stuff especially that liquid lipstick, it looks like a really pretty shade! - Maria |

    1. Haha, it's hard not to, plus have major summer holiday blues! And it's so lovely, I'd definitely recommend it! x


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