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Ulta Free 16 Piece Beauty Bag

See General 2018 Beauty Bag Offers.

My makeup obsession reached a point where my the two train cases I owned were not cutting it for active makeup. I have buckets for backup items, but I like to store active ones as neatly as possible. The solution was to get a new train case. Of course, one new train case barely cracked the surface, so I ordered a fourth one two days later. Now, I happily have one of just lippies, one of face products, one of eye products, and one of mixed products (which has some carryover eye products).

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Redeeming the Sephora VIB 10% Discount

See 2018 VIB Promotions.

When it comes to quality products, Hourglass and NARS are highly regarded. They’re both on the higher end of moderately priced brands. I think both fall a little short from being called high end, although some may disagree with me. The quality for the price spent is usually there. It can at times exceed my expectations (hello Incandescent Electra, Dim Light, Kauai, Orgasm) and other times fall short (hello Radiant Light and Narsissist Palette), so I look forward to doing a full review once I’ve played with the palettes a bit.

To avoid disappointment, I generally prefer to swatch things in store before I buy them online. The online promo codes for Sephora are generally better, so I do not buy in store often. For these two palettes, I did not swatch any shades before buying them. This will be my first experience with Hourglass shadows. As I find NARS shadows hit or miss, buying without swatching is a huge step for me. Some of them are so amazing that I feel they could be classified as high end, whereas some almost feel low end. They’re pretty inconsistent. From the swatches I’ve seen of both palettes all over the Internet, I decided to go for it. When I go it, I really go for it, because I do not believe in returning things unless they arrive damaged. I’ve just never done it.

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