Candles & Makeup: New Products I'm Excited About

After a long day of laboring, blogging, & overall functioning, there's no harm in a little bit of retail therapy. There's a wave of calmness that overcomes you as the swift swipe your credit card makes a purchase. It's peaceful. It's healing. It's bliss. 

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While my boyfriend was in North Park San Diego covering a show & plans with a friend fell through, I found myself heading out for a rowdy night of solo shopping. It was a much-needed relaxation activity & I want share what I ended up buying. I'm just so excited about everything! This is what dreams are made of. Some people's dreams at least.

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Although I have my fair share of lip products, I couldn't resist buying this cute Alter Ego Mini Lip Gloss Collection by Lorac. The pack includes Lorac's five best selling highly pigmented lip glosses: Socialite, Girl Next Door, Showgirl, Jet Setter, & CEO. They're petite & perfectly sized so I can pop them in my purse when I'm on the go.

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I'm a girl who adores candles. Whether you find yourself having a night alone with Netflix or a romantic evening with a loved one, candles create a charming ambience. The flicker of the flame & the low lighting causes automatic relief. I spent approximately half an hour smelling candles over & over & over again attempting to narrow down my choices.

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I was extremely impressed by the strength of DW Home's selection of candles & ended up buying two from the brand: Wild Honey Nectar & Peony Petals. I lit up both of them & so far they live up to their richly scented claim. You can clearly smell the candle when you walk into the room. I'm pretty impressed thus far.

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The last product on the beauty train is the ever so popular Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I purchased this a couple years ago & opted to buy it again. This time around I chose the mini version because I'm not the biggest eyeshadow wearer in the world & it's just a wiser option for me.

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That wraps up the new products I'm excited about.  I literally ripped everything open the second I got home. I simply couldn't wait & have no shame about that. If I buy it I can do whatever the heck I want with it. I admit I got home, washed my face, took off my makeup, only to apply one of the Alter Ego Lip Glosses as a reclined in bed watching Netflix. It was heavenly.

Have you tried any of these items? What products are you excited about? When you buy new stuff, do you patiently wait or do you rip them open immediately? :]

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68 comments

  1. The mini eye shadow primer will last you so long you'll be amazed!! Ooo those candles must smell so nice! I've been on a candle buying hiatus until I use up mine so thanks for the inspiration when I finally buy some new ones! =)

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  2. those lipglosses look so pretty!

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  3. Love these lip glosses shades! So pretty!
    I know exactly what you mean, there's just something very satisfying when shopping is involved :)

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  4. Nothing cheers me up more than a good bit of shopping! Fab purchases here - especially loving the candles and you've just reminded me I'm long overdue trip to an Urban Decay counter! :) x

    Viva Epernay

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  5. The peony candle looks like it would be amazing!

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  6. Great haul dear! These products looks so beautiful!
    Hope you're having an amazing week ahead!
    XO Pisa ❤
    www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

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  7. Those lip glosses are so gorgeous! I prefer shopping on my own - that way I can spend ages at one makeup counter without the poor person I'm with waiting for me!! Xx

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  8. I love the colors of these candles!! So pretty!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  9. These products look amazing :) Wanna try them!
    violaroth.com

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  10. Great purchases! Those lip glosses look great. I'm also a sucker for candles and those sound amazing!

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  11. The peony and petals looks so wonderful! Great post.
    xoxo
    Serein
    http://sereinwu.com

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  12. Some lovely purchases here, I really want to try the lorac glosses as well :)

    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  13. I wish I could smell those candles through the screen! They sound amazing. As for ripping things open as soon as you get home, I can definitely relate there. Literally can't make it from the mailbox to my front door when I get packages in from online shopping, lol!

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    lauren
    http://greensandglamour.com

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  14. Loving the candles indeed! They sound so magical :P

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

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  15. Peony petals??? Omgosh I need to try!!! I've been super into candles lately heheh

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  16. Those candles look amazing and I'm sure they smell even better :) I am literally the most impatient person when it comes to new purchases, I always rip them open as soon as I can, haha! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  17. I like peony and would definitely love the candles :)

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  18. I always buy too many candles haha!

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  19. I love the eyeshadow primer! I also got the mini one :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  20. Ever since I started You Tube I have become much more patient with ripping things open, because I try ad be really good and film them/ take pictures first. But of course if you are really excited about your purchase, trying it immediately is the only option!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  22. Looks lovely!

    Xx,

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  23. All looks lovely. The candles sound like nice fragrances. Gemma x
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  24. I'm candle obsessed too, these look and sound amazing! Xx
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  25. All of these look amazing and they're photographed beautifully!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.com

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  26. I just moved to San Diego and I've been loving the many vegan options! I've never heard of this place though so I'm excited to try it out. It looks absolutely delicious, thanks for sharing!

    Krystal | http://floradelsoul.com/

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  27. There are so many vegan & vegetarian places in the area! Sol Cal is great. :]

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  28. Whenever I get new things, I'm sooo impatient. I open them up the second I'm home! I've tried the UD Primer Potion which I loved, although I haven't gotten around to getting it again just because of the price tag and I want to look around first since this is the only eye primer I've tried. Those candles also look super lovely, with the packaging and the names, just ugh I want those. Guess I'll have to stop by DW Home!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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  29. Jen of Belle de CoutureMarch 29, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    These pics have me wanting to try all of these items! I've heard the primer is so good too!

    xx
    Jen
    http://belledecouture.com

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  30. All looks amazing! I love love candles and these sound wonderful. Some very lovely purchases!

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  31. candles looks like amazing. Great !! Wonderful

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  32. Oh when I buy new stuff, I will straight open it in the car! (If my mom's driving) Great post! :)

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  33. I'm super impatient when I buy new items, I always look at them as soon as I'm in! Especially if it's makeup I can't help but try them haha! I love the sound of those candles too :)

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  34. I've been meaning to try the Urban Decay primer for so long! All I hear is good things about it so maybe it's time I actually got down to it :) xx

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  35. Can't beat a bit of retail therapy :) lovely picks!x
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  36. I love candles, they are so relaxing! I still really like lip glosses even though the trend is all matte right now. I have been wanting to try that UD primer :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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  37. Mademoiselle CoconathApril 1, 2016 at 2:20 AM

    The lip gloss collection looks great!

    xx

    Mademoiselle Coconath

    http://mllecoconath.com

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  38. I love the UD primer it's one of my favorites. :)



    Kathi
    The constant
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  39. I like a long-lasting product! I've found I need very little product for it to be effective. :]

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  40. Oh yes, I might go shopping today. :]

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  41. Go shopping, girl! Do you have an Urban Decay fave? :]

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  42. It was. I'd totally get it again. :]

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  43. We are one in the same. Shopping alone is my jam. :]

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  44. Honey was great; I'd buy a bigger version next time. :]

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  45. Me too Lauren. Me too. Have you gotten any packages recently? :]

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  46. You can't go wrong with candles ever! :]

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  47. Thank goodness it's not just me. :]

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  48. You did?! Where did you get it? :]

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  49. Good for you. Maybe I should Youtube to understand patience. :]

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  50. The Primer Potion is an investment but it lasts a long time. I understand though; I normally opt to try various brands rather than repurchasing the same one, unless it's a must-have. :]

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  51. I love a matte lip!!! That's why I chose a gloss to go outside of my comfort zone. :]

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  52. Awesome. What other primers do you recommend? :]

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  53. This is my second time buying it & it really helps keep my eye shadow on. :]

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  54. I'm so bad, sometimes I open it in the car. :]

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  55. I have one called "prime and fine" from Catrice

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  56. So many new things, everything seems pretty awesome!
    Have a great day,
    Madalena

    www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

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  57. i love solo shopping. those candles are so blog-pic ready but i only buy bath and body works candles because I have never found ones who fill my house with their scent as well and as long as their candles!! I'm addicted!!

    Xx
    Kali

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  58. The lip glosses look gorgeous! A fantastic shade range. I wish Lorac were a brand we could get easily in the UK, their products always look amazing quality. Oh well, I'll have to settle for swooning over the Sephora website! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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