Small Haul: MAC, NYX, Forever 21, Illamasqua

Hey Dolls!

I hope you are all doing great! How was your day? Have anything exciting planned for the weekend? My plans for this weekend are to study for a test I have on Monday (boo!), and on Saturday I am going to my sister's place because it is her birthday and we are going to have a family get-together b-day dinner for her :)

I wanted to show you all a little B-day haul. Last weekend I did a little beauty shopping and I am really happy with all my purchases :)

Here are some pictures and swatches will be up soon. If any of you want me to do a review on any of the products you see here, please let me know in the comments section and I will do it! (click images to enlarge)

MAC 188 Duo Fibre Face brush and MAC 217 Blending Brush

I am so happy with these MAC brushes! I love the 217, and now understand all the hype surrounding it. It is the best blending brush in my collection! When I am blending eyeshadows with the 217, there is literally not much effort put into the blending process because it is like the brush automatically does the work for you. And the 188 brush is amazing for applying my blushes and highlighters. That it what I have been using it for lately and I love how the 188 brush softens the intensity of the blush color.

NYX Glitter Mania in Silver, and Love and Beauty (from Forever 21)Matte Nail polish in Green

I am so loving the NYX Glitter Mania for creating fun, glittery eye looks. I must get some more. I may get the gold one next. I apply the NYX glitter wet, using fix+ from MAC and it works really well in applying the glitter on my lids. There was some fall-out of course, but what glitter does not cause fall-out? When I was in Forever 21 I spotted this Matte nail polish and though I have not tried this baby out yet, I am looking forward to it. Stay tuned...I think this will be my next nail of the day color.

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy

This is my first Illamasqua blush and I am in love! The color is very pigmented so I suggest using a light hand when applying blushes such as these (I use the 188 brush by MAC and I get the perfect application every time). Hussy is a beautiful pink/coral color that is matte. The texture of this blush is very smooth-like butter. It is a beautiful coral color that I imagine would look fab on all skin tones. I am definitely going to be on the lookout for more Illamasqua blushes. Amazing!

MAC Eyeshadows (Left To Right)-Ricepaper and Deep Truth

I love these babies! I have been really into buying MAC eyeshadows lately and I want some more! LOL! Ricepaper is a beautiful frosty cream color that I love using as a highlight on my brow bone, or even as an all-over lid color on days that I am going to school. It really brightens up my eyes too. Deep truth is a gorgeous frosty dark blue color that works fab when doing smokey eye looks.

Left To Right-MAC Lipsticks in Impassioned, Blankety, NYX Lipstick in Chaos

Love these lippies! I stopped by MAC and I had to add another nude lipstick to my nude lipstick collection ( I am having a nude lipstick kick lately) and I chose Blankety, which is a soft pink-beige color. I love Blankety because it is perfect for everyday wear and I can't wait to pair this lippie with smokey eyes :) And of course you all know I had to have my pop of color lipstick so I chose Impassioned-which is a mix between fuchsia and coral together. Impassioned is so much fun to wear and I cant wait to wear it for a night out on the town. Lastly, I got a NYX lipstick in Chaos which is a beautiful red color-I needed a red lipstick in my life. I love this lipstick because it applies so smoothly. All the NYX lip products that I have tried have always applied beautifully on me-never drying. I gotta give it up to NYX for creating lip products that are moisturizing on the lips (at least they are to me). This red lipstick is very pigmented and I cant wait to do a look of the day with it...stay tuned!

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you all enjoyed this post!

Disclaimer: I purchased all of the products mentioned above with my own money for my personal use. I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above.


  1. I love your picks. I bought a matte nail polish not too long ago by OPI and didn't really like the way it looked... I guess i'm just used to seeing more shine than a dry look on my nails.. .

    I want to get that MAC 188 brush... i have the sigma 217 which is like the mac 217 & it blends perfectly as well... great haul!

  2. @ TKOmulatta- Thanks girl! Yea, I am with you there...I am not a big fan of matte nails either. I love glossy nails too! I am just going to add a really shiny top coat on top of this one by forever 21. I really need to hop on the sigma brush bandwagon. I always hear amazing things about them and how comparable they are to MAC brushes :)

    @ Lorraine- Thanks hun!

  3. Nice haul! I've been dying to try Illamasqua, but have yet to do so.

  4. Great stuff! That NYX glitter looks fun.

  5. Love ur haul, I am so getting into MAC lipsticks, being I just purchase my first and can't wait to try more esp. bold colors, Impassioned is surely on my to get list

  6. I have that same polish and I LOVE it. You won't be disappointed

  7. @ Rai- Thanks hun! I am loving this blush-it is very pigmented and I cant wait to try more of them. I also tried their nail polish. So far, I am impressed :)

    @ Heather- Thank You hun! Yes girl, glitter makes makeup very fun :)

    @ Kimmy- Thank you girl! Yes Impassioned is very pretty, I def recommend it for those who want a pop of color on the lips :)

    @ Danielle- Thanks for the heads up hun! I can't wait to try it :)

  8. Awesome haul! I'm really glad that you love the 217. It's been pretty indispensable in my brush collection! I really want the 188 brush--that shall be my next purchase! I love Rice Paper and after seeing your look, I'd love to get Deep Truth. I have Blankety, but I haven't used it yet. I must give it a go!!! :) Have fun with your purchases! :D

  9. Yay! you got NYX Chaos! one of my fave lipsticks! and impassioned looks so pretty! great haul!

  10. @ Mellie- Thanks Hun! Yes the 217 is Amazing! Love it :)

    @ Christina- Thanks doll! I can't wait to use NYX Chaos lipstick in a look of the day-the color looks so rich and vibrant :)