Friday, October 31, 2014

Grocery Haul!

Hey everyone! Happy Halloween! I hope you are all doing well, enjoying your Halloween and gearing up for a great weekend! I have some grocery pics to show you from two separate hauls this week. I thought this would be fun to show since I'm working on getting pics of all of the meals I've made from these ingredients.

The first haul is from Trader Joe's!

The first pic is just a pic of my cart. I stole this idea from Shen :) Lots of fun goodies!

First off, I'm sorry about the horrible tablecloth. I normally photograph on just the table but forgot to move the cloth this time. Anyway, above we have some organic tofu, seaweed snacks, a loaf of multigrain bread (avocado toast anyone?!) and a giant bag of rolled oats.

For produce we have honeycrisp apples, sweet potatoes, edamame, carrots, a frozen veggie medley, a cucumber, celery, romaine, avocado and broccoli florets.

Later in the week I went to Whole Foods to pick up a few fun things!

I finally found the So Delicious CoCo Whip!! Coconut whipped cream in a tub! I was so excited about this because I'm just entirely too lazy to make it myself. I can't wait to try it. I also got the So Delicious Mint Chocolate coconut milk because it is my favorite seasonal milk. I also have seen a lot of people using Amazing Grass in the blogosphere so decided to give it a try! I was warned against the chocolate flavor so I just got the original... What flavor do you recommend? I also stuck to the coconut theme and grabbed a few Coconut Cream Pie Larabars.

I tried my first color of my new e.l.f. nail polish. This is the "Copper" shade and I thought it would be perfect for Halloween! The color is gorgeous and the formula is really nice and thick. I really like this nail polish and the quality is really great, especially given the $1 price tag. I'll show you the rest of the colors as I use them!

I'm not gonna lie, I struggled with whether or not I was going to post this pic all day. At first I thought it was ok then the more I looked all I saw was my gray hair and my nose but I wanted to show you my Halloween makeup! I used Tarte products and e.l.f. products and was really happy with both brands! Also, I don't know why the color looks weird but my eyeshadow was a pretty coppery color even though it comes off more brown in the pic. And I'm looking down in the pic so you can see the eyes :) 

So that's what I have! When I collect a decent amount of meal pics I will come back and do a meal roundup for you! I hope you have all been well! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Elf Cosmetics 50% Off Haul

Hey everyone! Long time no see! I know I disappeared off the face of the earth, sorry about that. I'm back! With a similar post as my last one because I couldn't resist the 50% off sale that e.l.f had on all of their products! I know it is a drugstore brand with incredible prices but I've been really impressed with the quality of the products so far. And with some of these prices I could not resist!

As a side note, I know it seems like I have a ton of makeup between these two hauls but keep in mind that this is pretty much all the makeup I have... I just had to start from scratch :) Also please excuse the horrific photos... natural light has been hard to come by lately!

Here is the haul!

Up first I have two lip products. On the left is the Lip Exfoliator. I'm really excited about this one because my lips get super dry and cracked to the point that they split so I like to keep them exfoliated and moisturized at all times. I have the Lush Lip Scrub in Popcorn and I love it but it can get a little messy and I love that this is one compact application! I really can't wait to try this one! It takes care of both the exfoliation and moisturizing processes and I think that is great. And I got it for only $1.50!

On the right is a really gorgeous Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in the shade "Cheeky." It has a little bit metallic which I LOVE in a lipstick and it is kind of a rosy bronze color. It is a little sheer when you put it on but is definitely buildable. I 100% recommend this product and color and I also got it for $1.50. Can't go wrong with that price!

The next product I got was this AMAZING Baked Eyeshadow Palette in "California." They are gorgeous warm neutral colors which is what I tend to gravitate to. I have blue/gray eyes and have been loving browns, bronzes and coppers for the fall and this palette really delivers. The shades are shimmery which is something else I really like. I'm a sucker for shimmers and metallics ;) I got this palette for $5.00.

I also purchased this 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette. As I just mentioned I prefer browns, bronzes and coppers and neutrals in general but I also do enjoy playing and adding a pop of color. I had zero palettes with blues, greens or purples and the price on this palette was too good to pass it up. It has a combination of shimmer and matte shades and some really beautiful colors I want to try working with. This palette was originally $20.00 and I purchased it for $8.00.

Up next is the Maximum Coverage Concealer in the shade "Porcelain" which is naturally the lightest shade as I'm super pale. I can't wait to see how this works because I've got some pretty intense bags under my eyes. This also cost me $1.50.

I also got the Essential Bronzer with Brush in the shade "Sunkissed" which is also a pretty light shade. I noticed I was missing a bronzer in my collection so I added this to my cart. This cost $1.60.

Finally, I purchased five GORGEOUS bottles of the Essential Nail Polish. This photo is particularly terrible and it's hard to see the colors so I'm really sorry about that! Trust me, they are beautiful. From left to right is Garnet, Dark Navy, Cranberry, Copper and Metal Madness.

I did some swatches for you but they also came out terrible. The formula is really nice and there is great coverage. The colors are in the same order as above. I will be wearing Copper for Halloween :) I will try and photograph the swatches in natural light another day to give you a better idea what they look like. Or I'll just wait until I apply them and show you then! These were $1.00 each. How could I pass up that deal?!?!

That's all I got! Thanks for bearing with me for all of these reviews :) I'm excited to try everything out! I'm going to try to post some meals this week so stay tuned for that! I hope you have all been well!