The Collective Haul

February was a really good month for my beauty addict brain but not so good for my wallet. I may have purchased quite a few things – but some were gifts! (addict rationalization lol)

I was on the war path all month to find unopened Revlon Matte Balms and I managed to find 3 of the matte and 1 of the lacquer (Standout, Audacious, Elusive and Demure). I feel like I’m the last person to get ahold of these beauties but I will not buy anything that looks like it might have been opened. On that same trip I picked up the Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow and oh my god it’s so pretty! It has been a staple in my routine and I am loving it.

On the next drugstore excursion I added another NYX powder blush to my collection in the shade Angel. I am slightly obsessed with these blushes and I can’t get enough. They come in a million gorgeous shades and they are incredibly good quality for the price. I also grabbed an Essie Polish in Midnight Cami – a dark navy- a matte Revlon topcoat, and the new-ish L’oreal Infallible Super Slim Liquid Liner. I have heard some really good things about it and I am always searching for the perfect liquid liner.

Lastly, on a trip home for my birthday I was gifted the NYX gloss in French Kiss and I picked up the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 01 Fair, two L’oreal polishes (Butterfly Kisses and Smell the Roses) and two of the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks (matte 07, lasting finish 14).

It was a pretty fantastic month for new products and I can’t wait to try them all out.

What was the last thing you bought?



  1. Stephanie B
    March 7, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    How annoying to find opened packages, isn't it? I think that companies should provide stores with more testers though. It is all well to have a shade to test, but if it's red and you wan to see the light pink what good is it for?

    • Courtney
      March 7, 2014 / 9:47 pm

      oh i know it is so awful! I was talking to the woman working the beauty counter at my shoppers and she was saying that apparently some companies are starting to phase out testers completely! I hope not, that just makes no sense. I also think sometimes people just dont think, if one tube is open, swatch it on your hand(not lips ugh hate that). dont open another one. Then you end up with 5 opened tubes and none to buy. its ridiculous but people just dont think it through.

  2. Cluttered Closet
    March 9, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    Can't wait to read your full thoughts on the Fit Me! Ha I totally feel your pain about the unopened revlon balm issue. Went through the same myself! Kal

    • Courtney
      March 9, 2014 / 6:55 pm

      definetly! haha so frustrating! My local drugstore is starting to trust me so maybe they'll let me dig through the unopened product before it goes out soon!

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