Drugstore Beauty Haul

Somehow I stopped buying makeup? Like when did this happen? I hit the pan of my powder? When did I go downhill? I decided that was the end of that, and thought it would be a good idea to treat myself to some little things. Summer is ending, school is starting, and that means my makeup routine and any routine in general will probably change. And plus, I just deserve a little something right now. TREAT. YOUR. SELF. 

The first thing I want to talk about is dry shampoo:

I don’t really use dry shampoo. When I used to, it was always one of two things: 1) it made my roots extremely greasy 2) it made my roots look powdery. Not cute. But I know that when school starts there are going to be more times than usual where I just don’t feel like washing my hair. It’s better not to on a daily basis, and if you think that’s gross then you may not know what silky soft hair is. Anywayyyss, I mainly bought this for when the day-after-shower day has my hair looking way greasier than I thought it would the night before. I’m really excited to use this. It smells SO SUGARY GOOD. My hair is going to smell like frosting. 

Next: conditioner.

You have heard me talk about this again and again. I love these little oval containers of heaven. I just wanted to mention it here because I did buy it in this haul and because I love talking about this conditioner. Still my holy grail. Great to repair hair, smells like the beach, and can be left in your hair for a little while in the shower like a mask. Good stuff. 

Concealer: 

I watched a Kathleen Lights “Favorite Drugstore Makeup” video before I went to the store and she talked about this Maybelline Fit Me concealer. I usually use the Age Rewind concealer, but I started running out and wanted to try something new. It’s not uncommon for the Age Rewind one to get oily on my skin and make me feel like I need to blot my face. This doesnt usually bother me, but I don’the want to have to worry about this during class. This one is buildable, easy to apply, and has good coverage. It’s also small, so it will be easy to take with me. 

Foundation:

If you’ve been keeping up with me, you know that I prefer BB Cream over regular foundation. I don’t know many Wet n Wild products, so I thought I’d give their foundation a shot. This one is a good match for my skin tone. It has a weird spatula as an applicator, which I thought was gonna be strange, but it actually works pretty good. Its lightweight, and it is buildable, just like the concealer. I think this will be great for the fall/winter months. I will say that it is a kind of drying. For me, that’s great because I have medium-oily skin, so this will hopfully keep me from getting all oily throughout the day. If you like Wet n Wild and prefer buildable makeup, I would apply a moisturizer before this if you have dry skin. 

The next thing is a brush!!!: 

I really like brushes. I will go all out on some brushes. I will spend $20 on a brush and not be bothered. This one was probably like $2. You know E.L.F. has the hookup. I really wanted another face brush. This one is firmer than most brushes I own. I like it. I originally bought this brush for the next product I’m gonna show you, but I think I might turn this into a contour brush. 

Matte Powder: 

As I said earlier in this post, I hit the pan of my Covergirl face powder. Powders are essential to keeping your face, you know, just like, keeping your face….it’s important!!!! Okay? 

Oh my God, I got to clean my fingernails. Ewww, I’m sorry. NOBODY’S PERFECT. Okay, back to makeup, this is my first time using a white powder, which I guess is supposed to be like translucent. I really like this. It isn’t heavy, or cakey. And I really wanted to get a powder that was the same brand as the foundation. 

Eyebrows: 

I’ve been trying to get an eyebrow pencil like this for a long time, I don’t know why I held off for so long. It is just so compact, I can just keep this with me. This is the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer. 

It has this nice little spoilie at the end, which is great for combing through my eyebrows. The applicator is tiny. I mean tinnyyyyyyyyy. It is also light, so again it’s buildable. It’s great for a completely natural look. Glad I bought this. 

Lips boiiiiiiii: 

I usually wear nudes. And I went to the store and I was looking, and I was like “I always do nudes, I don’t wanna do a nude, let’s try something new”. I know girls that wear like a shade darker or lighter than I normal “nude” depending on their skin tone and I wanted to try that out. So I picked up this one. 

Really love this purple packaging. 

Again, Maybelline got me on their hook. Can’t help it. This is in the shade Nude Nuance. It’s an intense cranberry. I thought this was going to read more brown, and little lighter, but it actually appears more maroon for my lips. I like it, and I will continue to use it. Colors like these are perfect for fall, so I’m happy with this buy. It’s buttery, but not like sticky. Thanks again Kathleen Lights, for the recommendation. 

That’s everything I got this past trip. I got all this for under $50!!! That’s awesome. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this. See you Friday! Peace, 

Emma Katy 

H&M Try-On Haul

If you read my Spring LookBook, you know that I recently went shopping at an H&M. I’ve never shopped here before, and one recently opened up in a town nearby. I like doing hauls for you guys to show you some good stores that I love and will be shopping from. A recent one I did was a 2020AVE haul. They have some really nice stuff. If you haven’t checked it out, please do.

Okay so in total, I got two pairs of shorts, two swearshirts, and a cute little crop top. This first outfit was in that Spring LookBook I mentioned earlier.

This outfit is the BOMB. This crop top is a work of art, noooooo kidding my friends. It is a thin material that is breathable for the summer. It has these embroidered words, it says “life is rocky when you’re a gem”. And these shorts. I could make a shrine for these shorts. You may think that’s a little dramatic, but you have to take into consideration that these shorts are highwaisted, have a good length, pleated, breathable, AND THEY HAVE POCKETS. You guys. Buy these.

I also got these shorts. Super cute. Really comfortable. They are also a good length, a comfortable fit, and have pockets as well. These I do not have a shrine for, but they are definitely a good investment.

The only critique I have is that since I do not have a thigh gap, the little folds on the bottom rub together and make a scratchy sound which is a little more than embarrassing. This will probably fade after more wears and the stiffness goes away, but right now it’s annoying.

I don’t know if y’all have ever heard of TheLineUp on YouTube but they are these really stylish girls who have OUTSTANDINGLY HIGH QUALITY vids. In one of their recent videos (which you can watch here) they did this very innovative thing where they tucked their sweatshirts into their skirts. I adopted that and tucked this adorable sweatshirt into my jean shorts.

They’re little sushi pieces and they have smiley faces on them! I love this sweatshirt from H&M. It makes me crave sushi every time I wear it, and the material is light but not see through. Very good quality stuff.

I really like the style of this sweatshirt. It’s form fitting but not uncomfortable. The sleeves are very nice and the print doesn’t feel tacky to me at all, unlike something similar you may find elsewhere.

This statement piece was a little too thick to tuck in. It’s a very good item to keep you warm. The inside is fuzzy, so it is amazingly comfy. If I was still in high school, I would wear this shirt everyday and take naps on my desk. The inside is as soft as a blanket.

Can we just talk about this text for a minute? I consider myself a feminist because I believe in the equalization of women and men. However, I didn’t create this blog to pour my political views down your throat (you can go to my twitter for that: JeSuisArt). But I do love this sweatshirt down to every single thread. I wear it all the time.

I can’t help myself. This shirt makes me feel empowered and strong. The only thing I would change is a handy little front pocket for my keys or something. Other than that A+++ from me.

That’s everything that I got from H&M recently but I am absolutely positive I will be back soon. Very affordable stuff, very nice quality, and with actual relevant text, I think I’m obsessed.

Thank you so much for reading. I really wanted to show y’all some new stuff. I like to highlight stores and brands that I love with you.