Lush Easter: Good Egg | Haul

Hi Everyone!

The boyfriend surprised me with a Lush gift box!

I had the same face when I saw this!

This Good Egg gift box was totally unexpected and totally unnecessary… If he only knew I still have Lush Christmas products I haven’t used yet, haha. That’s not because I don’t love them, it’s because I feel as though they’re too special to use on a regular day. This is definitely a push to start enjoying and using what I have in my stash. I’m so glad he got this for me, there are some completely adorable limited edition items inside.

 

Such cute and functional packaging too. Lush always delivers on that front!

 

Humpty Dumpty, Fluffy Egg, Golden Egg, Blackberry, Spring Bunny (exclusive to this and the Bouncy Bunny set), The Comforter, and Brightside are included.

I hope you all get a chance to treat yourself this Easter. Whether that be to a giant chocolate bunny or a lovely bath!

Glitter problems…

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How are you enjoying Easter this year? Let me know in the comments below!

The Body Shop | Haul

Hi Everyone!

I was shopping for the boyfriend’s birthday and walked past The Body Shop, intrigued. I was determined to go back after I had found some presents for Mr. MWM, haha.

There were a few things that had been on the “little list at the back of my head”, you know, those moments of “I should pick that up the next time I’m there!”.

 

I found the Mineral and Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask (has been repackaged in Canada) as well as the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask. I’m well aware that a clay mask is a clay mask (they all do the same thing, draw out impurities) but I love them so I didn’t mind picking up both. The Body Shop always has a three for two and I have a membership card so I ended up getting a good deal altogether. I’m looking forward to trying these out and adding them into my weekly mask routine. I would recommend these for oily and/or acne prone skins since they are designed to purify.

  

The next two things I picked up are the Mango Shower Gel and the Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum. The shower gel smells like a delicious tropical juice (yum!) and the serum felt divine on the back of my hand. Drops of Light is meant to brighten dark spots and even tone but I didn’t realize it was “tested on Asian skin” (says on the back of the box) so I’ll have to report back if it works for me.

Here’s a bonus picture featuring my cat, Bee, who wanted in on the hauling fun!

 
Keep an eye on my Instagram which is where I will do quick features of things I’m using and what I’m liking. You can find me at michellewearsmakeup.

Picked up anything new from The Body Shop, recently? Let me know in the comments below!

Five Drugstore Makeup Products | Haul

Happy Saturday, Everyone!
I had a quick dentist appointment yesterday morning and had some time before work, so naturally I popped into my favourite drug store and picked up a handful of makeup products.

There wasn’t really a rhyme or reason for the items I bought. These are all things that happened to catch my eye.

First up is the Covergirl Tru Naked Waterproof Eyeliner Duo in Espresso and Cashmere.

I’m looking forward to trying these out at the same time. It’s a huge pet peeve when you want to brighten your lower waterline but darken your upper water line, blink, and you end up with a greyish colour all around your eyes from the two mixing together. Hopefully this waterproof claim will be true, stay tuned!

Next is the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Flush.

It looks quite glossy when first swatched on my hand but it’s actually more of a mousse. When it dries down it looks matte but not dry since it retains it’s mousse-y texture. I wore this at work yesterday and it did transfer onto my coffee cup but left a nice even stain on my lips, so it’s a winner!

I grabbed another “mousse-y” liquid lipstick but this time it’s the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Liquid Lip Color in Devotion. I already have these in two other shades (a nude; Seduction, and a red; Passion), but I wanted a fresh spring colour.

The formulation of these is on point. They dry down nicely and leave a surprisingly bouncy matte look. It’s hard to describe but basically they don’t make your lips look dry or shrivelly *shudder*. Side note: the colour is a lot more pinky in natural light.

A foundation managed to sneak into my basked somehow, despite the fact that I have around a dozen already. I’m not sure why but I feel like I need a different foundation for every occasion, or every mood, or every type of skin day. Today’s foundation happens to be the Maybelline Dream Velvet in the shade 05 Warm Porcelain.

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I didn’t include a swatch for this because it really didn’t show up on camera. I’ll need to test this on my face to give more thoughts. First impressions are that it seems to be light to medium coverage with a mousse texture (why did I buy so many mousse textured things?).

Last but not least is NYX’s The Go-To Palette inĀ 01 Wanderlust. Oooh, with a name like that I’m curious to see how it lives up!

I swatched these quickly on my arm and I do have some opinions. I started with the eyeshadows and was really impressed. The shimmers are well pigmented and go on smooth. The mattes weren’t as pigmented as my higher-end ones, but still workable, which is awesome for an affordable brand. I got down the line to the highlighter and was also pleasantly surprised, but then… The blush and contour. I rubbed my finger over them and they chalked up. Maybe with a soft brush over the cheeks that won’t happen. Once again, I’ll have to give them a real try before passing final judgment. Overall, definitely glad I picked this up! It would be great for travel since it has a nice shade range for different eye looks.

Keep an eye on my social media which is where I’ll mention what products I’m wearing/loving #FOTD (Face Of The Day).

Have a fantastic weekend, Everyone!

Which type of makeup product sneaks into your basket most often? Let me know in the comments below!