Friday, April 11, 2014

Hautelook Haul: The Balm Cosmetics (And Skin Care)

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A month or so ago, I placed an order on Hautelook when The Balm Cosmetics had a sale. I had wanted to try out a few of their products and I was almost out of face wash and make up remover so I justified trying out some new products.

I took all these pictures REALLY LATE AT NIGHT which is why I look like crap.

Obviously, I made Bryan take these ones. And when I went to upload them, look at what I find: 

Google Auto #Hoffsome-d my pictures. Imagine my surprise when I see these. At first I thought Bryan did it and I was like I'm gonna punch him. But no. It was Google. Totally cracked me up. 

Here are pictures of the items I purchased and a quick description:

Included in the box where these Suave samples. 

Really? AGAIN?! Hasselhoff must use Suave?

How the box looked. Wrapped quite nicely. I dig it.

From left to right: Bahama Mama Bronzer, TimeBalm White Tea Rose Face Cleanser, TimeBalm White Tea Carrot Eye Makeup Remover, Hot Mama Blush and Nude'tude Palette.

Here are the same items unboxed. 

TimeBalm White Tea Rose Face Cleanser - I've used this cleanser a few times now and while I'm definitely not in love with it by any means, I like it. It's really light and doesn't really foam at all. I used it last night with my Ulta brand face cleansing brush and in my opinion, feel like I got way more out of it that way. It has a nice rose smell that is not obnoxious.

TimeBalm White Tea Carrot Eye Makeup Remover - I actually thought I would really like this, since I used and loved the Yes! To Carrots eye makeup remover for years, but this formula is not a cream, it's more of a liquid, but not necessarily an oil. It is actually kind of....stings. On the skin, it kind of tingles. It's not bad, but it verges on bad. It works really well on removing eye make up though. I don't know. I need to use it more to get a feel for it.

Nude'tude Eyeshadow Palette - So far, I am in love with this eye shadow palette. Seriously. I've been using it non-stop, and used it every day I was gone on the conference. That sparkly pink color, Stand-offish, is gorgeous. I pack a little of the Sleek, a matte color on the outer part of my eyelid, then blend Selfish in the V-shape of my eye. I use Sassy as a highlight underneath the brow and in the inner part of my eye. Seriously pretty. With a good base, these eye shadows last all day long with no problem. And I have oily eyelids so that is saying something.

Bahama Mama Bronzer - I wanted this to do a little bit of contouring but I haven't used it yet. I haven't had a day to get ready where if I screw up I can't easily wash my face and start over. I'm excited to use it though because I have been dipping my toe into contouring and I hear it's a good one. 

Hot Mama Blush - I love this blush! It is so pretty, so natural. It has a pretty sparkle to it. I like it. 

I actually received the last portion of my order on Tuesday. I got the TimeBalm Vanilla Oil-Absorbing Face Moisturizer. I haven't used it yet so I don't know how it performs, but I'm excited to give it a shot! 

Do you like The Balm and do you have any of these products? Let me know what you think of them!

Also, Have you purchased anything from Hautelook yet? That site is going to be the death of me AND my marriage. It seems like every day I'm wanting something off of there and Bryan just rolls his eyes. As men do. 


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