One of my key reasons for my inactivity on my blog and lack of posting recently is that my year at school ended about a week ago, and the week before that I was on a school trip to New York City. I haven’t visited America since Christmas, nor have I spent an immense amount of money on makeup since then. While I was in NYC, I visited several stores and today I am sharing the high-end products I picked up from Sephora and TJ Maxx.
The Original Beauty Blender by Beauty Blender
From what I’ve gathered, this beauty tool is truly unparalleled. I can’t say I’ve tried any of the dupes out there, but I wanted to try the original first… only to come back to Norway and find out they now sell the Beauty Blender brand at H&M….
Tarte In Bloom eyeshadow palette
I love the Tartelette palette, and since this one is a bit more warm-toned and has a few shimmers in it as well, I am curious to see if it is my perfect palette. The packaging is also GORGEOUS.
Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer
As you guys may remember from my Too Faced Bronzer Wardrobe review that this one was my favorite, so I decided to purchase the full-sized since traveling with the the Bronzer Wardrobe is a bit of a hassle, but when at home, I want to try and get through that one first.
Benefit 1st Prize Highlighters
I love High Beam (it is now perhaps my favorite highlight of all time) and I was super curious about Shy Beam especially. A liquid matte highlight? How would that work out. But when I swatched Shy Beam and Sun Beam in Sephora I fell in love and cannot wait to tell you more about them! I thought this mini set of three was perfect for testing out these new highlights, plus I get a backup of High Beam!
Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
The name makes me cringe so hard, but this mascara is a coveted favorite of so many of my favorite beauty bloggers/vloggers. Testing and reviewing mascaras has kinda been my thing on this blog, so I thought why not? Are certain premium mascaras actually better than the drugstore?
Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara
After falling in love with Roller Lash, I wanted to see what the other Benefit mascaras had to offer. Bad Gal Lash is definitely the least talked about, so I wanted to see for myself if there was anything worth mentioning.
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
I enjoyed the They’re Real Push Up Liner (I don’t think I have a review of the liner on my blog, but I do recommend it), and the mascara is a favorite of many, so “Why not?” said I.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
I was after this foundation when it was released last summer but I wanted to try and get color-matched and I cannot wait to test this foundation out! It will be my first-ever full coverage foundation.
Marc Jacobs Dot Roller Ball Perfume
I picked this up at TJ Maxx for $8 since I forgot to pack a perfume and Dot has been one of my favorite fragrances this spring as you may have seen in my Spring Perfume Picks post and my April Favorites.
Butter London polish in Jaffa
Butter London is one of those premium-esque nail polish brands whose simple, chic packaging a beautiful color range is so alluring. When I spotted this in TJ Maxx, I just knew I had to pick one up to try them out. Jaffa looks like the perfect color to take for a spin this summer!
Most of these products are unavailable in Norway or are tough to ship, so I took advantage of buying them while I was there. I managed to save up quite a bit for the trip, so I’m going to be dividing my haul up, so expect a few more posts to come!