Collective Haul: Urban Decay, Dior, The Balm, Mac, Too Faced, Revlon, Maybelline

Here is my February collective haul.  Its kind of big because I got two orders from They were great deals from The Balm and Urban Decay so I couldn’t pass them up. I love a good sale!!

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The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Review

I have been wanting to try The Balm’s famous Mary-Lou Manizer for well….forever.  They don’t carry The Balm at my Sephora or any other stores in my area as far as I know.  I lucked into an overstock purchase at Marshalls though, and was able to get it in a kit with some other things for $9.99.  What a deal!  It pays to check Marshalls and TJ Maxx once in a while.  You never know what you might find.

Back to the highlighter/illuminator.  The short of it is that I love Mary-Lou Manizer.  First off, the packaging is the cutest thing I have ever seen.  The Balm has the BEST packaging of any company, in my opinion.  Anyway, it has a girl with her mugshot on the front.  You open the compact up and it has a generous mirror.  The highlighter itself is gorgeous.  It is an intense highlighter so if you are skiddish about that, then this might not be the product for you.  If you want to shine, this is for you!  Shine on girl!! Its such a pretty, intense shimmer:)  You can use it on your cheeks, cupid’s bow, nose and eyes. Its color is white gold with a hint of beige.

It retails for $24 for .3oz and is oil and paraben free.

Although Sephora sells some The Balm products, this one is not among their offerings.  I don’t know why, but when I looked it was not on the site:(  You can get Mary-Lou Manizer from, and .



I purchased this product and was not compensated for this review.  As always, these are my own, honest opinions

Christy’s Wish List for Sephora’s VIB 15% Off Sale

I do love a good sale.  Of course 15% is not as good as the 20% that Sephora does for their VIB’s around November/December, but it still makes me pretty darn happy!!  Here is my wish list.  Please comment and let me know what your wish list is!  I’d love to hear your picks!!!



My Wish List:

Nars Orgasm Nail Polish

Lancome Color Design Palette in Bronze Amour

Lancome Color Design Palette in Kissed By Gold

Smashbox Shades of Fame Palette

Sephora + Pantone Lipstick in Tangerine Tango

Sephora+ Pantone Blush Duo in Coral/Dessert Flower

Nars Blush in Cactus Flower