My LA/IMATS Makeup, Beauty and other random stuff Haul | Reviews and First Impressions

My LA/IMATS Makeup, Beauty and other random stuff Haul | Reviews and First Impressions

Hey guys, I am back from my trip to Los Angeles and it was great. Los Angeles has always been on my bucket list of places to go and I am so glad I went. The people there are so cool and so chilled out. You could strike a conversation up with anyone, anywhere without feeling weird. I loved the fact that everyone has a side hustle and is creative, it was quite motivating.

So obviously I came back with many goodies and do a post about it, even though I will probably have to eat noodles till the end of the month! Looking at my account at the moment gives me a headache! Gosh! You know that feeling when you are crying on the inside before you have even been paid because you know the money will disappear. Welcome to my world! Anyways, grab a tea, a glass of wine or anything really and lets see the damage I did.

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JOUER LIP CREME in SnapDragon

Description: Metallic Cool Frosty Plum

We went by the Jouer Cosmetics stand at IMATS ad to be honest, I didn’t know much about their products apart from the fact that one of my favourite YouTubers Jackie Aina talks about them. After swatching their lip cremes, I fell in love. They smelt like vanilla cupcakes and they were hydrating yet matte. One thing I did like was that their colours were unique and different from other brands. I fell in love with Snapdragon and Dehlia (Metallic Cool Electric Plum), but I had to choose between the two, so I chose Snapdragon. I can’t wait to wear it.

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PHYSICIANS FORMULA 

Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Bronzer

We don’t have Physicians Formula in the UK so I have never tried their products. I am attracted to any product with a glow, or looks remotely like a highlighter, let’s be real, so when I saw this, I picked it up. I can’t wait to see what this looks like on me.

TARTE Shape Tape Concealer in Deep

Ohhhhhhhh I have heard soooo much about this concealer. So many YouTubers rave about it, I wasn’t sure if it was because Tarte took them to Bora Bora last year or if the product was actually good! (Slyly throwing a hint of shade!) However, I swatched it at IMATS and I was surprised. It is a full coverage concealer but blends out really nicely. I want to see how this compares to my Urban Decay Naked Concealer so look out for a blogpost comparing my different concealers.

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KOKO LASHES in Queen B and Stella

I don’t need to say anymore about these lashes because they are my ride or die lashes. The lashes you see in all my pictures are Koko Lashes. You can’t go wrong with these lashes, they are $7.99 (said in my fake New York accent) and they are reuseable. Love, love, love them.

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L’OREAL INFALLIBLE Lip Paints in 300 and 324

These lip paints were a free sample from L’Oreal during the IMATS. I think they are new products. I happily took them so I can’t wait to try them out.

URBAN OUTFITTERS Nail Polishes in

Tutu (Glitter), Celestial Ocean (Matte Grey) and a Matte Top Coat

Ummmmm, I bought these just because I like nail varnishes or polishes (whichever one you call it). I try to avoid acrylics because they mash up my nails. When I am feeling rich I get Shellac, which I end up scraping off in an extremely rachet manner because I don’t want to get them professionally removed. Yup, nail varnishes are the way to go for me!

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SKINNYDIP X ZARA MARTIN Kitty Headphones

These headphones looked so cute, so into the basket they went! I hope they are good though, and they don’t leak sound because that will annoy my life!

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BATH AND BODY WORKS Shower Gels in Wild Honeysuckle and Pearberry

This was my first time of hearing or buying anything from Bath and Body Works. My friend loves them. They sell fragrances, candles, shower gels etc. She totally convinced me to get these two shower gels, and I loved the smell, so yup she got them for me. And they were 75% off so why not.

THRESHOLD ‘Good Vibes’ Travel Mug (from Target)

I love anything with black and gold and I need a travel mug for those long train journeys in the morning, so I picked this up. I love the ‘Good Vibes’ message on it. I’m a sucker for anything with a message, because it is a constant reminder for me, especially when I’m all up in my feelings or having one of those days.

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MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation in 355 Coconut

I love good drugstore foundations but what annoys me is that the medium to dark shades are usually not available to test or to buy from UK drugstores. When I saw this foundation in the darker shades, I did my happy dance. I can’t wait to try this foundation out.

SHEA MOISTURE Soaps

African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Shea Butter Soap and Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Energizing Shea Butter Soap

I am allergic to alot of chemicals present in traditional bar soaps, so I like looking for soaps that are free from chemicals. I stumbled on these soaps and bought two. I am looking to see how my skin reacts to it.

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So there you have it folks this is the end of my LA haul. I bought more stuff like Baby Body wash for my daughter and Arm and Hammer toothpaste but this post was already hella long and you are probably half asleep by now! Don’t worry, I am not offended! I hope you enjoyed this haul though.

What makeup or beauty products are currently on your wishlist?

 

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