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Memorial Day Mini Haul

Even though Memorial Day sales are not as known/popular as Thanksgiving’s Black Friday, there are a lot of businesses and retailers that hold Memorial Day sales. I took this as an opportunity to pick up a couple of things, and probably my last beauty purchases for a while as I will be heading home to Colombia for an extended summer break. No worries, I still have plenty of products to review and I’ll be sharing some travel posts in the next few months as well.

My most exciting purchase (at least for me), are some Sigma brushes. I’ve been watching Zoella videos for a while and in most, if not all, makeup tutorials she uses a Sigma brush and has raved about them in numerous occasions. But, Sigma is not like Real Techniques. They’re not exactly an affordable brand and I had never wanted to make the plunge. During Memorial Day they had their “Best of Sigma” set on sale and I decided to go for it and added a blending brush because these always seem to come in handy. The Best of Sigma Brush Set comes with,

  • F80  Flat Kabuki™: Application of liquid or cream products to flat areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks.
  • P88  Precision Flat Angled™: Precise application of concealer products anywhere on the face. Works particularly well around the eyes and nose
  • F64  Soft Blend Concealer™: Buffing and evening out concealer applied with a light hand on large areas or all-over the face.
  • E57  Firm Shader: Apply intense colors all over lid for a controlled color finish.
  • E38  Diffused Crease™: Blend strong color into crease for a diffused effect.
  • E34  Domed Utility™: Applying intense color to the crease or to add depth to the outer crease using darker shades.
  • E21  Smudge: Apply and smudge color onto the upper and lower lash lines.

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In addition to these, I added the E40 – Tapered Blending Brush. I haven’t had the time to sit down and do a proper makeup look trying these out, but I will have the time soon, so let me know if you want a review of these! If you’ve been thinking about getting them but are unsure, let me know and I’d love to give you my honest opinion.

I also picked up a couple of things at Sephora. They didn’t have a Memorial Day sale per say, but they had good promotions going on. I had been thinking about picking up Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Wiz. I have been using Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Sculpting Kit, and I still love it but wanted to give pencil a go. I have really enjoyed it so far, still having a hard time not making hard strokes and keeping it natural so if anyone has any tips, leave a comment below!

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IT Cosmetics was also having a sort of sale, and I am obsessed with the Your Skin but Better CC Cream so I thought I’d pick up a second one for when I ‘ll be gone. The promotion consisted of purchasing the full-size cc cream and getting free samples of Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream and Confidence in a Cream. I was pleasantly surprised with the size and packaging of the samples and so far I have been loving the under eye cream. This promotion is still available and you can find it here.

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On top of that, there was a promo code to get the following samples, Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder and the CLINIQUE High Impact Mascara. I have seen people rave about the Hoola Contour Stick and this gave me the perfect opportunity to try it out. And is there a thing such as too much IT Cosmetics? If you’re in the U.S. really make the most of the Sephora website, on top of the free samples you can select at checkout, they always have promotions where you can get deluxe samples with your purchases.

I hope you enjoyed this “mini” haul and leave your thoughts in the comments below! Did you pick up anything this Memorial weekend?

Also, have you entered my giveaway with JORD Watches? You can find more information here! Don’t miss the chance to participate! Everyone’s a winner.

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • Thank @pixibeauty for the most beautiful package ♥️ The #pixibeauty #mattelastliquidlip is one of my favorite #mattelipstick formulas so you have no idea how excited I was when Pixi announced they were releasing new shades 🎉 And I was even MORE excited when this showed up at my door. I already owned the original shades so I gifted the extra ones to my friend (and #skincare queen 👑) @mod.young.
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This formula is so lightweight, and not drying, and really, the only #matteliquidlipstick I use anymore. My favorite shade from this new release HAS to be #BerryBoost. The perfect shade for #fall🍁
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No se imaginan la felicidad cuando llego este paquetito a mi puerta 😍 Estos labiales líquidos de @pixibeauty son mis favoritos. Vivo enamorada de los seis tonos que lanzaron primero, y ahora han lanzado cinco nuevos tonos más vibrantes y coloridos.
  • Please ignore the disgusting stage of my #glossier #cloudpaints 🙈 But these are my go-to cream blushes (pretty much all the ones I own). I find that cream blushes can give the most natural, flushed look and I love that. The #cloudpaint is the one I have been using the longest but I think the @flowerbeauty #blushbomb color drops are VERY similar (and MORE affordable). My newest addition is the #lilahbeauty divine duo - again, gorgeous shade and amazing formula.
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Do you like a cream blush? Or do you prefer a powder blush?
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Hablemos de rubores en crema! Me parece que en esta presentación el rubor se puede ver tan natural, así como pretendiendo que hicimos ejercicio pero llevamos tres horas en el sofá. Así. Estos son mis favoritos (todos los que tengo). Si buscan una opción económica les recomiendo el de Flower Beauty. Muy similar al de glossier.
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#FlowerBeautygiftedme @ultabeauty #flowerbeauty #OctolyFamily #creamblush #cremeblush #rubor #rubores #thrivetribe #thrivecausemetics
  • Showing you the various stages of this look from the final outcome to my very, very naked face from a couple of weeks ago. This week has been a test to my #confidence. I got a stye(eyelid pimple) on my left eye and I looked like I had been punched (according to me). This meant I couldn’t wear ANY eye makeup. While I preach that #beauty is not dependent on #makeup, I still felt very insecure not being able to put on mascara or eyeliner. We get used to seeing ourselves in a certain way, and when we don’t look like what we’re used to, it’s not necessarily a bad thing - but just different. In my mind, if I can see a “flaw,” everyone else can see it too. When the reality is they’re probably not even paying attention. •
Do you also get up close and personal with your mirror and wonder if others can see that tiny little mark on your cheek?
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Mostrándoles este look de hace un par de semanas desde el acabado hasta mi carita bien desnuda. Esta semana me ha salido un orzuelo en el párpado izquierdo lo que significó que no me podía poner #maquillaje en los ojos. Estando acostumbrada a verme CON maquillaje, fue muy extraño verme sin. Cuando estoy en la casa sin planes de ir a ningún lado, nunca me maquillo. Pero cuando voy a la universidad si. Y fue difícil. Porque pensaba que todo el mundo se iba a dar cuenta cuando la realidad es que probablemente ni siquiera estén prestando atención.
  • Nothing like #TextureTuesday and dipping into a brand new pot of @farmacybeauty #GreenClean. I had only tried one other balm before this one - and it hadn’t really been an enjoyable experience. I then got a mini somewhere and I am now the proud mother of this baby.
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I love how well this removes my makeup. It is so effective and I find that I don’t have to use a lot of product. Usually I scoop some out and then start grabbing it with my fingers, but I always have some left over. If you’re in the market for a cleanser, I definitely recommend you give this one a chance. It won’t disappoint you!
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Como les mostré en mis historias, he empezado un tarro nuevo de este bálsamo para desmaquillarse de #farmacybeauty. Es súper efectivo en remover maquillaje e impurezas de la piel. No me reseca la piel para nada. Súper recomendado!
  • Happy #MACMonday featuring my two newest addition to my humble @maccosmetics collection. I picked up two shades of their new #MACPowderKiss formula - Shocking Revelation (the more red/berry), and Burning Love (the deeper shade). I have yet to use them on my lips 👄 but I am very impressed by the formula! Have you tried these yet?
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Feliz Lunes de #MACCosmetics ♥️Les presento las últimas adiciones a mi humilde colección. Dos labiales de su nueva fórmula #PowderKiss en Shocking Revelation y Burning Love. Ya los probaron?
  • Nothing like having enough time to do a full face of makeup. Honestly, my most relaxing time is picking out what I’m going to use, playing some YouTube, and doing my makeup. Even when I don’t have plans of going anywhere 🙈 there are about 13 products here. How many are there in your #fullfacemakeup routine!?
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Nada como tener el tiempo para jugar con todo esto. Para mi no hay nada más relajante que escoger que voy a usar, poner YouTube, y maquillarme. Aún cuando no voy para ninguna parte 🙈 aquí hay más o menos 13 productos. Cuantos hay en su rutina?
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