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Yes, I know it's been ages but here is my really outdated haul complete with swatches. I've since bought quite a few more things so I'll talk about that another time. If you've read my previous post on this haul, you'll know I bought 22 items in total and they cost me £29 (~SGD$62). I'm not mentioning the website because I'm not sure if they ship to other countries. Do leave a comment if you want the link to the website!
First up are the nail polishes. I bought 8 more even though I really don't need anymore. 5 of them are from NewYork Color (N.Y.C), and the other 3 are from Sally Hansen, GOSH and Rimmel. Here are some swatches of them with and without flash. Sorry I didn't swatch them on my nails, but I didn't want to wreck my freshly manicured nails! Pictures are clickable so please click on them to get a closer look at the swatches:
L-R: N.Y.C Nail Glossies in 219, 235, 229, 249B, 241, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme wear in “Marine Scene”, GOSH Nail Lacquer in 'Ginger', and Rimmel Lasting Finish nail polish in 'Dancin''
The first 3 polishes are just various shades of pink, just because I so “need” about 20,000,000 different shades of pink polish in my collection. Haha! Anyway, I used the NYC Nail Glossies in 235 in my latest NOTW post here . 249B looks quite dull but it's actually a really pretty dark purple polish with gold shimmer in real life. Can't wait to try that out when Autumn/Winter comes about. As you can see, NYC Nail Glossies in 241 and Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails in 'Marine Scene' look really similar. I didn't realise how similar they were until I received them because the swatches look so different on the website! PAH! Oh well. The only reason I decided to get these Aqua blue nail polishes is because I don't own the OPI Catch Me In Your Net polish and I thought these looked like dupes of it. Does any one of you have the OPI polish? Let me know how different it is to these polishes I got! The last 2 polishes are just nude polishes which I think look really nice on short nails.
Next up are the lipsticks (Again, click on pictures to get a closer look at the swatches!):
I took a gamble by ordering these even though I've not seen any real swatches of them. Turns out I really like them all! Well, apart from the third one from the left, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 330 Nude Bronze (FYI: I tried this yesterday and it's actually really good for a bronze goddess sort of look when applied with a light hand. So it turns out, my gamble was a 100% success!)
Here are the swatches:
Some of these lipsticks actually remind me of the MAC Viva Glam lipstick Cyndi, particularly No. 4 and No.5. I actually own the Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick so I'll do a comparison in the future! The Bourjois Brille lipshine in Rose Pareo is currently my favourite one of the lot and I have been wearing this almost everyday. In fact, it was the only lipstick I brought on my recent trip to France! It's a very pretty purplish pink shade which suits my NC35 Skintone.
Here's a closup of the Bourjois lipstains:
They are really easy to apply because the marker pen-like tips give alot of precision. I really like these!
Next, I got the Calvin Klein Duo brow pallete in deep taupe. They had another lighter pallete which I wanted as my hair is quite brown but I decided that this was the safer option. It actually matches my eyebrow colour quite well but I wish it was a little lighter and that it came with a small angled brush so that I don't have to bring my own one if I ever bring this pallete out.
I also got these:
Top – Bottom: Rimmel Bronzing Compact powder in Medium Matte, NYC Perfect and Reflect Kit (Cool) , Collection 2000 Eyeshadow Trio (Zenith (02))
Here are the swatches (Again, click on pictures to get a closer look at the swatches!):
No. 1-3 are swatches from the Calvin Klein brow pallete. No, 1 is a mixture of the two colours and No. 2 and 3 are just swatches of each individual colour.
No. 4 is a swatch of the Rimmel Bronzer in Matte Medium. Bear in mind this bronzer comes in different shades (Light & Medium) and different finishes (matte and shimmer)
No.5 – 8 are swatches from the NYC Perfect and Reflect No.5 being the green concealer, No.6 being a normal concealer with a peachy undertone which I use under my eyes, No.7 being the cream highlighter and No. 8 being the eyeshadow primer.
No. 9 – 11 are swatches from the collection 2000 eyeshadow trio in Zenith.
Just for fun, I wanted to see how well the eyeshadow primer in the NYC Perfect and Reflect kit worked so I used one of the eyeshadows from the collection 2000 trio to test it out. Here are the results:
It actually works amazingly well as you can see from the picture. The swatch with primer underneath is much darker and more true to colour. I haven't used this out yet so I can't comment on the staying power or whether it creases. Will let you know!
Phew! So here's the end of my not so recent online haul. I might do a post on my collection haul since then soon. My next post will probably be another review so look out for that. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of these items! =]
On a side note, I just ordered a new camera. The current one I'm using is about 7 years old so just imagine how bad it is. Yay to much better pictures!
Oh and if you would like a review on any of the products featured, let me know in the comments!
*All items featured in this post was paid for with my own money.