Summer Haul: New Drugstore, Sephora, Ulta, & LORAC PRO Palette 2 Reviews

Two words I love: summer and new. If I see those, my eyes are drawn to them and makeup somehow ends up in my cart. And so, I am currently on a Shopping Ban for the month, and minus one item (mentioned below) I've stuck to it! To "prepare" myself (kidding) I made sure to get some items that were on my summer wishlist. And I managed to purchase no mascara or lip products. I can't believe it either! I made a video for you where I give mini-reviews of everything. Check out my haul:

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  • Blow Pro: Ready, Set, Blow +
  • Nüg face masks -+
  • Olay Thermal Mini-Peel +
  • Peter Thomas Roth Vitamin C Sleeping Mask -
  • Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Collagen Booster +
  • First Aid Beauty Instant Oatmeal Mask +
  • First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads +
  • First Aid Beauty Overnight Mask -+
  • The Righteous Butter Lotion +
  • NYX Angel Veil Primer -+
  • Sally Hansen Color Foil in Yellow Gold, Rose Copper, Sterling Silver +
  • Sally Hansen Big Smoky Top Coat -
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Violet Voltage +
  • Sally Hansen Color Frenzy in Red, White, & Hue; Candy Drops +
  • Zoya Pixie Dust Summer 2014 Collection +
Note: The pic wasn't brightened to insure real swatch color

For more information about each product, I encourage you to watch the video! I have a cold in this video and I was delirious. It kinda cracks me up. Also, find out the origins of the CANDLE shown in the pic above. This week I'll be featuring 5 videos on my channel, so I hope you consider subscribing. 

And the last item I purchased was the new LORAC Pro Palette 2. This is a cool-toned version of the original. It is $42, available at ulta.com and in stores 6-29.

I liked this palette and found the consistency of the shadows to be just as good as the original. If you have brown or hazel eyes, or are neutral or cool-toned, or like LORAC shadows, or want some different colors in your collection other than just neutral browns, you might want to pick this up. However, I still find the original to be my favorite. 

In video below, I go into detail with swatches, pros/cons, comparisons to the original, as well as possible dupes for a few shades.

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  1. Love the shades of eyeshadows!


  2. Oh I want to try that blow pro! And that eye shadow looks amazing!


  3. I haven't get any new products in a few months. I really like the rose copper

  4. You got some lovely things, I really like the rose copper nail colour! x

    Josie’s Journal

  5. Love the colors in that Lorac Pro 2! And those metallic nail polishes are so fun!

  6. Awesome! I'm glad you got Lorac 2! I figured you were going to be on that one ASAP :)

  7. Fantastic video and review! I am very curious about the First Aid line, but have a feeling we don't have it here. The little masks looked very sweet, too. x

  8. love seeing your hauls, those nail colors are so pretty!

  9. Love those nail polishes! I'm definitely going to have to be on the look out for the red, white and hue color! Perfect for the 4th!

    <3, Pamela

  10. I haven't used any Lorac eye shadows in the past - but they look like they stay on for a good amount of time - which is great!! Loving the Rose Copper color you picked up - so pretty!

  11. That red, white, and blue polish would be the cutest for the 4th!

    The Tiny Heart

  12. The rose copper and red white and hue polishes are so adorable. We have an all glitter red white and blue polish ready for the 4th!

    xx 365hangers

  13. Love the matte colours in the Lorac!

  14. Awesome haul and videos! I really want to try that Olay one! =)



  15. I really like how those Color Foils swatched. That Olay peel sounds great! Love a good peel!

  16. I need to get that Red, White & Hue polish for the 4th of July! By the way, my Neutrogena prize pack arrived and I LOVE everything in it. Thanks again, Elle! :)

  17. I love palettes, and your tutorial on them! Amazing haul, girl - perfect summer looks. I can't wait to see more posts on everything that you bought being used! :)

  18. That rose copper nail is so pretty!

  19. I love watching your haul videos! You always try products I wouldn't normally think to try.

  20. I like that red, white, and hue nail color!

  21. Nice products. They will really add to the wonderfulness of summer.

  22. ooh what a great haul! i love getting new beauty products. the nail colors you picked are all so pretty!

  23. I have never tried Lora eye colors, so this was a great review for me! I like the first palette too! I am always searching for new eye kits. I love it when they include tutorials too! Susan

  24. I was eying this Lorac palette the other day at Ulta- I think I'm obsessed!


  25. I don't own either Lorac palette can you believe that? Haha. They're both on my list though for sure.

  26. You got some great stuff!! I love Zoya polishes! And that Lorac Pro 2 pallet looks so pretty!

  27. The overnight masks sound great, I've not tried the Lorac colour palette yet. :)

  28. Great haul!! Stay strong with your ban!!

  29. Great haul really enjoyed watching that video!
    Jess x


  30. Huge haul!! I love the nail polishes that you got!


  31. Fab haul! I've only recently discovered (actually, re-discovered) Sally Hanson's great products. My recent fave is the Triple Shine Top Coat. Love it! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  32. Before your review I wasn't sure if I wanted this palette. Now I want it!

  33. I'm so tempted to get the Lorac Pro Palette 2! I have the first one and I love it but ugh I want that one, too!

  34. I saw those Nugg masks the other day and I've been curious about them! I was wondering if there would be more than one application in them... glad you answered that!

  35. You've got some gorgeous products, and that palette is beautiful x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  36. I'm dying to get my hands on the Pro 2 palette! It looks gorgeous!


  37. Great haul ;) The foil nail polish look so pretty! I wonder if they're available in the UK

  38. We are loving the Ole Truth Serum!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  39. Wow. Great picks dear. Awaiting your detailed reviews now :-)


  40. I've been wanting to try more First Aid Beauty products. I hear good things. I've just tried their hand lotion that I like. Ole Henriksen's serum is wonderful! I wish it wasn't so expensive :/ I always add it as a sample whenever I order from Sephora.

  41. Oh my goodness so many things I want to try, everytime you have a haul I find new things I want to try. I really wanted the Lorac pro palette, I can't believe they already have another one and the colors look really pretty too.



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