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Monthly favorites: June

June 30, 2017 — 7 Comments

Monthly favorites has been absent on my blog for quite a while, and my older posts have been removed because I was not happy with the format of it. I always filled out exact categories of things and it felt too strict so I thought I could try again with no restrictions this time, just adding in whatever my favorites are. So, here are my favorites from June!

♥ Lush Smugglers Soul Body Spray & Perfume

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♥ NYX Butter Gloss in “Devil’s food cake”

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♥ L’Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water

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♥ “The night circus” by Erin Morgenstern

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♥ Highly Suspect – Bloodfeather

 

What have been your favorites for the month of June? If you have a post about it feel free to leave a link to it in the comments! I would love to read it.

 

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As you can see on the tubes, they’re very different in color there!

I have always loved a slightly purple lip color, and I have been using the Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks lip gloss in “That’s My Jam” for quite a while. Recently I decided I should try a different shade just to shake things up a bit so I decided to Purchase a Nyx Butter Gloss in “Devil’s Food Cake”, expecting it to be in the brown-ish range of shades since the name is literally a type of chocolate cake.

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You can see the warm tone / cool tone difference here.

I was very surprised when I first tried it though because it turns out it is almost identical to the one I was already using so there wasn’t much of a change at all! The Nyx Butter Gloss is a tiny bit warmer than the Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks gloss but that is the only difference I can see, on the lips they look very similar. In the picture below, I have used the Wet ‘n Wild gloss on the top half and the Nyx Buter Gloss on the bottom half. I don’t know if staring at it has made me color blind but I can’t really tell them apart. The shadow on my upper lip kind of gives the color a more warm shade to make them even more similar.

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Top: Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks “That’s My Jam”. Bottom: NYX Butter Gloss “Devil’s Food Cake”.

I guess ending up with a better smelling dupe isn’t the worst thing in the world, but I admit I was feeling a bit upset because I pretty much ended up buying the same exact product for a few dollars more. I guess the scent makes up for it, plus it seems like the Nyx gloss stays on the lips for longer so I will probably end up using it more than the other. Next time I will triple check the colors before purchasing anything online, or try to find a store here that sells the brands. The latter is probably not likely to happen since Norway seems to have a preference for Maybelline, L’oreal and Max Factor, so online shopping is usually what I have to go for since there are no other options.

Have you ever ended up purchasing an accidental dupe? How did you feel about it?

 

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Mini Make Up Haul

June 7, 2017 — 5 Comments

I was looking at an online drug store kind of thing for an oil treatment for my hair and ended up with these items too. One was on my beauty wishlist, the others I just couldn’t resist purchasing! Sometimes I think I need a little bit of self control to avoid ending up buying way too much make up. But, a girl has got to treat herself sometimes too, right? Luckily they had a 4-for-3 sale. Here’s what i got, with swatches included at the bottom!

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♥NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in “Jade”.

This one was on my wishlist, and I have been wanting it for quite a while! It was also the very last one they had in stock. It was also the cheapest so I got it for free with their 4-for-3 deal. One thing to remember with this is to really shake it up before use because the glitter settles a bit in the bottom if it’s left unused for a longer period of time.

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♥ NYX Butter Gloss in “Devil’s food cake”.

This is a creamy, buttery lip gloss that surprisingly doesn’t feel sticky at all! It is a purple shade, way more sheer in color than what I had thought since the packaging is so dark but it still looks very pretty. It’s not transfer proof or anything, which isn’t surprising since it is indeed a gloss.

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♥ Mesauda Milano 4ever brows in “Cinnamon”.

This is a micro pencil for your brows that gives very thin and precise strokes. It feels a bit harder than other micro pencils I have used before but it still gives a nice result. The shade Cinnamon is a bit too red-ish brown for me but I can still make it work! Usually I use a very dark brown.

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♥ L’Oreal Color Riche Eye Color Pencil in “Ocean Blue”.

This is one of those pencils that double as both a liner and as eye shadow. It feels very creamy and soft, and boy does it stick to your skin. When I was wiping away the swatches, the blue just wouldn’t come off! I guess that means that this will give you a stunning shade that lasts for ages! (At least that’s what I hope for it to do.)

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Have you purchased anything fun or interesting lately? Or something you have been wanting for a while?

 

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