The Darling Nomadess: February Make Up Haul

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February Make Up Haul

Thanks to Chelsee's Pretty Little Beauty Swap, E.L.F. Cosmetics, and Miss Vacationland, my make up collection has nearly doubled over the course of this past week! All of my make up no longer fits within my Mary Kay Travel Roll Up Bag! How do you organize your make up? I am in desperate need for some tips!

For the Beauty Swap, I was paired with the amazing Katie of Tales of a Twenty Something Hipster! I had so much fun getting to know her and we definitely bonded over the early episodes of this season's Bachelor. She runs an adorable blog and you need to make sure to go check it out! I literally just got her package today and cannot wait to try out the products she sent me! Thanks for a fantastic swap, Katie!

Katie's products came in the cute Clinique bag! Thank goodness she sent a bag, otherwise I would be afraid of losing the contents to my disorganization! I can honestly say I haven't used any of these products, which is really exciting! While at Miss Vacationland I was thinking how I wish I should get Wisps and travel mouthwash for my next pageant. Way to read my mind, Katie! I can't wait to experiment with the texturing spray and the eyeshadow duo!

What Katie sent:
Blue washcloth and hand towel
Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towellettes
Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Balm
Revlong Scented Nail Polish in Bubble Gum
Tony & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturing Spray
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampooing Sec
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
Clinique High Impact Mascara & lash Building Primer
Clinique Lipstick in A Different Grape
Essence Eyeshadow in Forest Fairies
Clinique All About Shadow Duo in Jammin 
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette

I also received a large shipment from E.L.F. Cosmetics this week! I had ordered this a few weeks ago when they had a major sale going on for Miss Vacationland but it came one day too late so I had to run out and purchase the products below for the pageant. I haven't had the chance to experiment with everything quite yet but really love the studio line!

Flawless Finish Foundation in Sand - I really like this foundation as it gives great coverage but itsn't too heavy. I ordered this a shade too dark so this will be perfect for a summer foundation when my skin is a bit tanner.
HD Blush in Headliner - OMG Obsessed with this liquid blush. It gives the perfect pretty pink flush! It is very pigmented so if you purchase this, be warned and use in small amounts! A little bit goes a long way!
Moisturizing Lipstick in Flirty & Fabulous - It's a bit brighter than what I was expecting but I love it anyway! Definitely moisturizing and doesn't dry out my lips like most lipsticks.
Mineral Face Primer - This was a refill for me as I swear by E.L.F.'s primer! This stuff is awesome. If you don't have it - go get it. Like, yesterday. 
Lip Primer & Plumper - I haven't used the primer side yet but have used the plumper side. The plumper has a deliciously strong scent of mint and makes my lips tingle! I'm not sure if I noticed a change in my lip size or not but I do love the smell of this product!

Other items ordered:
Eyebrow Kit
Body Shimmer Stick in Blazing Bronze
Lip Stain in Fashionista
Eye Widener Pencil in White
Concealer in Ivory

As I said, since my E.L.F. products came later than expected, I ran out to Walmart to pick up some make up. I loved all of these products. ALOT. While I swear by ELF's primer, Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer is giving them a run for their money! I also picked up Loreal lipstick in Fresh as a Rose and lipliner in Rose. I only use the darkest shade of the NYC eyeshadow palette for eyeliner purposes. Here's a secret: I have no idea how to use stick eyeliner so I use a thin brush and dark eyeshadow. 

What make up have you tried out recently?

With Love,


  1. I love all of those products you got! I am so jealous!

  2. Love ELF! Great swap. I wish I would have known about it!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. Love this post!!! Over the past few months I've been on such a make-up buying binge. :-) I keep my makeup in clear drawers that slide open from the container store. Each drawer is the size a shoe box.

    xoxo A

  4. How fun is this?! I'm totally doing a beauty swap!

    Diary of a Debutante

  5. Wow! She really sent you some goodies! Thanks for signing up! I hope you do so again! I am thinking signup will begin soon!

  6. I am in love with the bag she sent your goodies in. It totally pulled me in just in the link up area.


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