Hautelook Summer Essentials Bag

So Hautelook had an offer to buy their Summer Beauty Essentials Bag for $20. I saw a mascara in the bag and naturally, I had to try it. I'm glad I did! Here's what was inside:

  • Miracle 10 AHA Cream--This is one of my FAVE products out of the bag. It smells like lavender and has made my dry face feel amazing. I'm purchasing a full size.
  • Tan Towel--I think I got one of these in a Birchbox a couple of years ago and didn't like it. It's a wipe with self-tanner. I haven't tried it since. Should I?
  • Whish Body Butter in Orange Cream--This smells nice and works fine, as long as you like orange!
  • Diptyque Fragrance--A unisex scent that smells unlike anything you currently have...unless you have a Diptque candle. Very unique, but not sure it's me.
  • L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream--Another fave product from the bag--the best hand cream I've ever tried. 
  • Blow Pro Strong Hold Hairspray--I've said it before: if you have dry, frizzy hair, avoid using products with alcohol in them. I rarely use haispray unless it's for an updo. This worked fine.
  •  L. Erickson Grab N Go Pony Compact--I used these in my 31 Days of No Heat Hairstyles and they worked amazingly--very strong hold. But I actually use the case to hold my bobby pins.
  • Clear Bag (pictured at top)--It all came in a clear cosmetic bag, which is a decent size. If you like being able to see everything in the bag, then you'd like this.
  • LORAC Special Effects Mascara--I'm obsessed with this mascara! If you want defined lashes that don't clump, try this. I shared a more detailed review here.
  • Crown Brush Travel Pack--Crown brushes are hit-n-miss, and there were mostly misses in this batch, I'm afraid. Most disappointing product of the bag
  • Lashfood--If you're looking for a natural product to condition lashes, try this. I haven't noticed a difference and would've preferred directions to make sure I was using it properly.
All swatches represent exactly how they look on my lips.
  • Mirenesse Lip Bomb--This is a shiny, coral color that lasts on lips. I had a stain once the gloss wore off. I own a nude one of these already but like this one better!
  • NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in Margarita--Supposedly metallic lips are big for fall, and this pinky-coral lipstick reminded me a little of that. It's borderline old-lady frosty, but it's moisturizing, and not my fave NYX lip product. If you like the sheen of a gloss, but not the sticky texture, try this.  
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Liner in Naked--This is the exact color of my lips naturally. It works well and lasted the longest of the lip products mentioned here.
Have you tried any of these before?
Which one would you try?

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  1. I'm a huge perfume collector but have never tried anything from Diptyque, but have seen lots of review of them and Philosykos seems to be very popular. I guess I'll just have to test myself one day :o). Xx


  2. There are great brands and products in there, very nice!

  3. Wow--that's a lot of stuff for $20! I adore the clear bag (those are all the rage these days, aren't they?). I'm with you on the tan towel--not sure I'd go there! ;) xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  4. I've tried that L'Occitane hand cream and I love it too!

  5. You got a lot of products in there for 20 bucks! I use a clear makeup bag too...it is so much easier to find what I'm looking for in there!

    The Tiny Heart
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  6. Sounds like a great collection of stuff! I don't think I would like that Tan Towel, either. As a rule, I just stay away from self-tanner in general and stick with being fair-skinned.

  7. I didn't know Hautelook had this! Love!! Thanks for reviewing. :) Great blog, dear. Following you! xo

  8. Blow pro sounds what I need and been looking for sinve for eva!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  9. What an awesome range of products, I wish i could order this, Id love to try everything in it..but maybe not the tanning wipes, as you said you didn't like it before, Im a little skeptical. Happy Friday Doll!

  10. L'Occitane makes the best hand creams ever! Love 'em. :)


  11. i have never purchased anything from hautelook. i always see such great deals but not sure why i never took the plunge for anything.

    this looks like a great little summer deal. i too am a big fan of mascara (well and eyeliner)

    i saw the nyx lippie and urban decay liner. they are lovely! i bet they would be great for fall too!

  12. That's really cool! I have yet to buy from Haute look when there is great makeup deals like this hehe...I always go when they aren't having anything good or anything that I "need"

  13. I had no idea Hautelook did bags like this, too... wow, definitely worth the money!

  14. You sure got a lot of products for $20!! New to your blog and love it. I hope you will check out mine!

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  15. What a great bag for 20 bucks! I hope I can catch this the next time they do one

  16. The tan towels sound fascinating! I might give them a try on my legs (which could really use some color), but I'd be hesitant to try them on my face. Hmm.

  17. Ooh the L'Occitane Shea hand cream is such a goodie :) A great bag of many useful things, worth the money! Great tips for each product!


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