USA HAUL #003 // Nordstrom Rack | Too Faced + LORAC Sets [+ Swatches]Wednesday, December 17, 2014
It's day three of the US hauls here on CM, and today's one is packed with bargains galore. If you've missed Monday's or Tuesday's post , basically I went to the States for a week and bought a lot of beauty related thing, so naturally I had to share them all! Today I focus on one shop in particular, Nordstrom Rack, where all of the Nordstrom designer clothes, shoes, bags, homeware, and beauty bits, end up in one huge, sale filled shop. Everything is hugely discounted, and boy, was I happy to see the sales in the beauty department...
I was rather restrained, I've got to say, and only picked up three different sets from Too Faced and LORAC. They had quite a bit of Stila and Smashbox products too, as well as a very well-stocked NYX counter (but that was all at standard pricing), but nothing really grabbed me from there. The three things I did get though are insanely amazing, and were unbelievably cheap, probably the best bargains from the whole entire trip! I've included swatches of the products where I can, purely because I won't be reviewing these separately like I will be with other items, as they are all limited editions that aren't readily available.
Too Faced Joy To The Girls Eyeshadow Palette // USD $19.97 - Discounted from $46.00
My eyes were a beacon to this palette and it was off the shelf and in my hands within seconds of seeing it. These are last year's Christmas sets, but that did not faze me at all and they were all safely sealed when I got them. This palette has 15 amazing shadows in it, and as you can see from the swatches; the pigmentation is on point. I mean, look at the shade Twinkle, so gorgeous! It also comes with a full size Lashgasm mascara, which I'm yet to open. It's a pretty hefty palette though and is about the size of a large novel and at more than 50% off, this was a huge bargain!
Too Faced All I Want For Christmas Set // USD $19.97 - Discounted from $45.00
Another total bargain and from the same 2013 Holiday Collection, is this set that includes five different items inside. The makeup bag/pencil case is super cute, and inside it has a full sized La Creme Lip Cream in Believe, deluxe size Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Black, full sized Shadow Insurance Primer, deluxe size Lashgasm Mascara, and a trio with two eyeshadows and a blush. All the products are amazing quality; I've used the Shadow Insurance before and works really well, the other items have impressed so far too! Not bad for $20!
LORAC Pro To Go Collection Limited Edition Professional Eye Collection // USD $23.97 - Discounted from $36
As you may know, I am obsessed with my Pro 2 Palette and Mega Pro Palette, and they are easily the best eyeshadows I've ever used, so I was extremely excited to see this kit on sale! It comes in a cool envelope style bag that folds out, with pockets inside for each of the items. There's a full sized Pro Mascara, a four pan mini eyeshadow palette and three brushes; eyeliner/brow brush, packing brush and blending brush. The quality of the brushes are very soft and make applying the shadows even easier. Rose is one of my favourite shades from the Pro 2, so I am so glad it is in this travel friendly mini palette!
If you live in the States, you are incredibly lucky to be able to get these brands, let alone get them at these insane discounts! I think the LORAC set might be my fave, purely due to the adorable mini palette that completes my LORAC family.
Have you got any of these sets?