Christmas Eve Unwrapping!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Usually, I'm the type who opens presents on Christmas midnight on the dot. But this year, all thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I'm far too impatient to not use my new make up for Christmas dinner parties! So as soon as we got home, I tore open the stuff my boyfriend lovingly bought and went ballistic.

Squeaks the cat, LORAC Riesling Romance palette, Sonia Kashuk Velvetty Matte Lip Pencil in Pinky Nude, Revlon Matte Balm in Standout, Ellana Loose Powder in Chai Tea Latte

Aside from the palettes, he actually got me a beautiful 15 piece makeup brush set from Bella & Bear, which is aptly named The Kitten Kit (I know)! I've never actually heard of the brand before, but these brushes are... pretty amazing. They also come in a super sturdy case. I'll definitely do a more in-depth review for it in the near future! For now, here's a quick look:

The box, inside, the Lynx kabuki brush 
All the brushes are wrapped in a protective plastic. Also not a single stray bristle in sight. The case separates the brushes, and you can flip through it to see the rest. Very organised! Did I mention all the brush names are named after cats? Yasss.

I did get a bunch of palettes, which I've gushed over incessantly since they arrived, but finally unboxing them was the real treat. It's really Christmas!

The Tartelette, LORAC Riesling Romance, LORAC PRO 1
Ahhh my gosh, when I opened each of these individually, I was breathing heavier and heavier each time. My boyfriend was in fits at my reaction. They are gorgeous; those colors are killing me! Don't worry-- I am completely aware at how ridiculous I am, because some of these colors are probably similar and dupable, and I basically murdered myself with neutrals, but... whatevs!!! I absolutely cannot wait to play with them! Probably tonight. For dinner. Ahh.

Ofra Lipstick in Petal, Ofra Lipstick in Amethyst, Revlon Matte in Pink Pout, Tarte Eyebrow Shadow in Medium Brown, Tarte Brow Mousse in Medium Brown
Uhhh. Yeah. I know. All three of those lipsticks look eerily close to one another--but you know, that's what happens when you're the type of person who can only pull off pinky nudes and the occasional red! I promise they're not actually THAT similar, though. My future swatches will prove it! The Ofra Lipsticks actually came in a set I ordered online--the Kiss Me Quick Set A, I think. The set was PHP 900.00, which was still a minor steal because one Ofra lipstick costs PHP 500.00. The set was also marketed as "perfect for cool tones."

I had a hell of a time actually unboxing the Tarte Eyebrow Mousse, by the way. That packaging was hell. Bleh. I've tried neither shadow nor mousse, but I sure am excited to! I barely own any brow products (because I only started waxing and taking care of them, like, two months ago hah...), so these are something to look forward to.

The mousse looks super dark in the picture, and that's actually how it looks in person as well, and I'm honestly a little scared to use it. I'm not sure how to apply that type of product too. I guess those are the times you really have to be brave lol.

And that's a wrap for this year's Christmas beauty loot! I did get a few other gifts from my boyfriend's mom and his grandparents, like stuff from LUSH and a pair of nude patent Tieks! My skincare loot is exclusively thanks to my mom, too! That's all for another post, though. Any particular products you guys would like me to review/compare first? I'll be here all night!

What about you? Share your Christmas beauty loot!

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  1. Your journal and Squeaks' bow are both so pretty! Also, we have the same color choice when it comes to lipsticks! 'My lips, but better' shades are definitely my go-to.

    1. Aw, thanks! Squeaks refused every collar but this one. I kind of want to be more adventurous with lipstick, but I can't seem to find any I can pull off!

    2. I actually don't own any dark pinks, reds, purples or orange lipsticks, haha! I'm planning to buy some of those shades soon. I read your post on the Pink Sugar Red Rebel Lipstick, and it looks stunning on you! I don't think I could ever pull off red simply because I feel as if all eyes will be on me if ever I wear that color.

      Oh, I sent you an email! I'd be happy if you check it out. :)

    3. Oh wow, thanks! Reds are definitely some of the hardest to pull off. I find that dark pinks are probably easier to get into than them!

      Oh no, I don't think I've received any! :( Was it sent to

    4. Yes it was sent on that address :/ Maybe it was directed to spam? I sent it again! :)