L’Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadows – Paris Beach, Mademoiselle Pink, Little Beige Dress & Sunset Seine

Clockwise from top: L’Oreal Paris Beach, L’oreal Mademoiselle Pink, L’Oreal Little Beige Dress, L’Oreal Sunset Seine

I recently took a bit of a break from blogging to chill and recharge. Maybe it’s just me but the makeup world hasn’t been all that exciting or inspiring for me. I haven’t purchased very many new makeup items lately, just repurchasing staples that I’ve mentioned before, so there hasn’t been anything blog-worthy to report. I’ve actually culled a few more items from my collection and I can honestly say that I’ve been quite happy with my smaller stash. Perhaps I’ll blog about that next.

However, I’m still on the hunt for the perfect all over lid brightening powder eye shadow that I can layer over my bareMinerals Candlelit Peach primer/shadow. To that end, I decided to buy a four of the L’Oreal mono shadows which I believe have mostly positive reviews. I purchased mine from CVS where they were $5.99 each.

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CVS Haul & Empties

I generally buy two or three skincare or makeup items at a time but it’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a proper multi-purchase beauty haul. However, as it happens, I had some CVS ExtraBucks that were about to expire, I was interested in trying something new, and I also needed to restock some skincare staples. The stars were aligned for a haul.

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Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm – Vanilla Honey

Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm – Vanilla Honey

I needed a new lip balm so I decided to try the Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm when I saw it at CVS. I know these come in a bunch of flavors but my CVS only carried Peppermint, Pomegranate and Vanilla Honey. I’m not a fan of peppermint or fruity flavors in my lip products so I went with Vanilla Honey because I thought it would be the least offensive.

I paid $3.19 for the lip balm at CVS.

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McDonald’s Signature Crafted Recipes – Sweet BBQ Bacon & Maple Bacon Dijon

No, not sponsored. Ha, I wish! You all know that besides beauty I like to blog about food, so I had to share my recent McDonald’s experience.

To be perfectly honest, I haven’t ordered from McDonald’s in at least the past 5 years. There are simply other fast food joints that I prefer and that I feel offer a better value, primarily Popeye’s, but McDonald’s has been promoting the heck out of their new Signature Crafted sandwiches. I keep seeing commercials on TV and the most recent weekly store circulars via mail also included a sheet of McDonald’s coupons, two of which were for the new Signature Crafted sandwiches. The ads were tempting as were the early positive reviews on YouTube and the Buy One Get One Free coupon clinched the deal.

My total for both sandwiches was $7.07 ($6.49 + $0.58 tax).

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RMS Lip2Cheek Curious & Wet n Wild MegaGlo Cheek & Lip Tint Crush Upon A Time

RMS Lip2Cheek Curious

I’m a huge fan of RMS Beauty. I love their Buriti cream bronzer, Living Luminizer was my favorite cream highlighter until I discovered Tata Harper’s Very Illuminating, and their “Un” Cover-Up is a really solid multi-tasker. Besides those three products, I think RMS is most known for their Lip2Cheek products which I meant to try earlier but never got around to doing. However, when I saw they had discontinued Curious ($36), the one Lip2Cheek shade that interested me, I knew I had to hunt it down and try it before it completely disappeared forever.

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