Drugstore Makeup & Candle Haul

I am officially done my final exams! I only have 3 more semesters left in order to complete my undergrad, it's crazy how time flies! Unfortunately I am stuck at my apartment for the next few days until my boyfriend finishes his exams and he can drive me home.. but to kill the time, I decided to do a little Christmas shopping.. and I apparently bought more things for myself, then I did for others.. soooo here I am with a haul!

The first store I went in to was Bath & Body Works (of course)! The main purpose of setting foot in the store was to buy a candle for my best friend... BUT it was buy one, get one free, so I ended up getting one out of the deal (Thanks B&BW!). I picked up the scent "Winter Vanilla Latte," which is a part of their new Winter Market Collection, and it smells just like a latte - super sweet, with hints of vanilla and caramel, I love it! 

The second store I stopped at was Winner's - I don't really know how or why I ended up going into Winners, but I did and I found this Matte Top Coat! I have been looking for one for months, so the minute I saw this, I knew I had to pick it up - It was $5.99, and regularly retails on the Nubar website for $14.00! I have never heard of Nubar before, so stay tuned for a review!

The next stop was Target... ever since Target has come to Canada, I can't get enough of it! I had some coupons for Almay and Revlon, but I clearly got a little bit carried away...

The first thing I picked up was Maybelline's The Rocket Volum' Express Mascara in Very Black - since the summer, this has been my favourite drugstore mascara, and I desperately needed a new tube!

Next, I had a coupon for $5.00 off any two Almay products! I haven't used Almay since I was 15, but I thought that I would pick up a few things to give them a try! I picked out the Colour + Care Liquid Lip Balm in the shade Just Plum Good ($6.99) and a dual ended eyeliner + highlighter from their Wake Up line (which was on clearance for $3.47!) I need a new brown eyeliner, and I am typically drawn to pink highlighters, so I thought it would be good to try out (+ you can't beat the price!).

I also had a coupon for $2 off any Revlon lip product, so I picked out a Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the shade (030) Smitten! I am clearly into the deep berry shades right now...

And since I couldn't just stop there, I picked up a few other items! Revlon's Smoky Shadow Stick in (201) Torch was on clearance for $4.25, and I remember hearing Allison (amarixe on YouTube) talk about this shadow stick so much, that I just couldn't resist! 

I also needed a new liquid eyeliner, as my old one is all dried up, and I am getting tired of constantly cleaning my angled brush from my gel liner, so I picked up Loreal's Infalliable Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black! I swatched this on my hand when I got home, and I've scrubbed my hands multiple times today, and it hasn't budged! I'm gonna need some seriously potent makeup remover to get this off!

And if there hasn't been enough pictures in this blog post, here is one last one with some swatches! From Left to Right: Loreal Liquid Eyeliner, Revlon Shadow Stick Brown end, and Champagne end, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, Almay Liquid Lip Balm, Almay Brown Eyeliner, Almay Highlight.

If you have tried any of these products before? If yes, what are your thoughts?

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