July Collective Haul

Hi everyone! I haven’t really been doing hauls since I stopped my yearly low-buys, but I did more shopping this month than anticipated, so today I’m sharing all of the stuff I purchased.



Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette – $27.50

When the Just Peachy Mattes came out last year, I felt like I really wanted it. As I watched/read reviews, I started to realize that as pretty as the palette was, I wasn’t sure if I would get a ton of use out of the colours. However, a few weeks ago, this palette was part of the Weekly Wow sale at Sephora, and it was only $27.50 which is half price! I didn’t want to try the palette at full price, but at half price, I was definitely happy to try it.


Ouai Canada Day Set – $35

I’ve been meaning to try Ouai for a while, and I thought that their sets were probably the best way to try the brand out. I had seen that this limited-edition set was released on the Sephora app right before Canada Day, but it sold out almost immediately. When I picked up the Just Peachy Mattes palette a few weeks ago, I saw that this was available again, so I picked it up in the same order. Ouai offers a few different sets, but I was drawn in by this set because it’s limited-edition, and plus…patriotism, am I right?! The packaging is adorable. This comes with a dry shampoo, soft mousse, wave spray, texturizing hair spray, and finishing creme. The only product I’m not particularly familiar with using is the mousse, so this should be interesting. This is still available for any Canadians if you’re interested!



ColourPop almost always has sales – never buy ColourPop for full price! At the beginning of July, they had a 20% off sale off of a bunch of their items. When I browsed through their list of sale items, there were a few things that have been on my wishlist for a while, so I decided to make an order. All of the things I wanted only ended up adding to $10, so naturally instead of forking out $10.99 for shipping, I bought another $40 worth of full-priced item just so I could get free shipping. In total, I spent $50.77 USD – just enough to get the free shipping.


Pressed Powder Shadow in Come and Get It 

I’ve been meaning to try ColourPop’s pressed shadows for a while, so I wanted to pick some up in this order. I’ve always been obsessed with peachy shades with a duochrome shift, but I’ve been even more into them than usual lately, so you know that I had to get this shade!

Pressed Powder Shadow in Dragonfly 

I have a million versions of this shade in my collection, but I was curious to see if this is a little different than all of the rest. Either way, this taupe-y shade is right up my alley, so I’m super excited to try it.

Pressed Powder Shadow in Glass Bull 

Although I love duochromes, for some reason I have always been rather undecided about this eyeshadow -I feel like maybe because it reminds me of duochromes I already own. However, this is one of ColourPop’s bestsellers, and I wanted to try to see if this was worth the hype.


Super Shock Shadow in Bae 

I have had my eye on this deep shade for a long time, but I have absolutely no idea where I’m going to wear this dark shade. However, this was part of the sale, so I thought I might as well take advantage and buy it.

Super Shock Shadow in Nillionaire 

I was undecided about this eyeshadow because I thought it might be quite similar to the shade So Quiche, which I already own. This bronzey shade is so gorgeous, but I’ve swatched it once and I’m not that impressed with the quality. This is supposed to be one of ColourPop’s most popular shades, so I think I will have to play with it a bit more first!

Super Shock Shadow in Wattles 

This is another eyeshadow I’ve wanted for the longest time, and everyone keeps telling me that I need to have it in my collection. At first, the shadow looks pretty boring inside the pan, but the swatches of this shade look amazing. I can’t wait to wear it!

Super Shock Highlighter in Flexitarian

I am such a highlighter junkie, but have yet to try one of the most popular highlighters that have been released in the beauty community in the last few years. I’m excited to make my cheekbones look like a beacon of light!


Lippie Stix in Brink 

I hadn’t been meaning on trying another lip product from ColourPop considering that I thought the ones I bought from my last order smelled funky. However, this shade was on sale, and it just so happened to be a shade I had wanted to buy during my first ColourPop order. I was a little interested in seeing whether this shade would smell better, or if all of ColourPop’s lip products smell bad. So far, it smells like vanilla – I must have gotten a bad batch last time!


Brow Boss Pencil in Soft Black 

I have been meaning to try this brow pencil for a while, and I have also been meaning to purchase a brow pencil since I am going to be doing a lot of travelling in the next few months, and I find brow pencils a lot easier to use while on the go compared to my current brow pomade.


Clear Brow Boss Gel 

Can you believe that I’ve never used a brow gel before? I kind of need one though. My brow hairs never behave the way I want them to. I thought that $6 isn’t bad to try one for the first time.


Small Fluff Brush 

Honestly, I bought this brush because I need another $5 to get free shipping and I didn’t really have any other makeup I wanted to buy. I haven’t tried any of their brushes or even heard all that much about them, so I thought I’d go ahead and give it a try.

And that’s it for my July haul! What did you buy in July that you’re excited to use?

15 thoughts on “July Collective Haul

  1. Wow you got some great stuff in July! I debated buying the peachy mattes for so long, but I already have Modern Renaissance and I felt like I didn’t need both. That Ouai set looks amazing! I might pick it up if I can still find it online! I just got their Air-Dry Foam and LOVE it!

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  2. So glad you snagged the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette during the 50% off sale! I actually picked up the ABH Subculture during the 50% sale. I don’t know what came over me but I think it was pure curiosity. I half expected the palette to crumble when I opened it but it was fine. It performed fine (not fantastic but that’s just my general problem with ABH shadows) and I had no blending issues. Now I can say I survived Subculture. 😆

    Ooh that ColourPop shadow in Glass Bull is gorgeous. I’ve not heard of it before. I can’t bring myself to order off ColourPop’s site yet. I’m still bummed they’re not at Sephora anymore. Hey, did you hear the rumour that Ulta might be coming to Canada? I read about it on Reddit. I hope it’s true!!! 😮

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    • Honestly, sometimes I wonder if Subculture-gate was a little more dramatic than it really was! I only one own ABH palette so I’m no authority on the quality of their eyeshadows overall, but I own the LE Mario palette and the shadows are pretty dang soft/crumbly, but no one complained about that. I’m glad it worked okay for you, though! Do you find the shades easy to go together? I hadn’t been interested in Subculture or Prism because I was super confused by the shade selection.

      Ugh, when I was ordering from ColourPop I was thinking what a shame it was that I didn’t make my order BEFORE sending you the package, because there were a few things from there that I would have liked to send you! OMG what. That would be a dream come true (and a wallet destroyer) if Ulta came to Canada! Of course, they’ll likely open in Vancouver and Toronto first…hahaha.

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      • I do find Subculture a cohesive palette. I just find ABH shadows don’t adhere to my lids that well so the colours fade (oddly they don’t really crease on me though).

        Ulta in Canada would end my complaining what we never get anything good. 😛 Well, I guess you just need to visit Toronto again! 😉
        Also, did you see that Shoppers online now sells Catrice?!! 😮 What is going on…!


  3. I bought the texturizing spray and I like it but the scent is too strong that even my hubby said not to use it inside the room coz it gave him headache. My hubby doesn’t care about anything but I was really surprised for once he said something. It lingered all through the day that it gave me headache too. Didnt use it again since.

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