Codename AYA

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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

For updates, visit CodenameAYA on FB.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Haul: More, More and More ColourPop

It's official. My ColourPop lipstick collection has definitely grown since my first order. Every time ColourPop releases new stuff (which happens like every week haha), self-control gets put to a test. Seriously, ColourPop comes up with new products faster than I can click the Checkout button!

Anyway, instead of ordering from a reseller like I did the first time, I now order straight from the site. That's how I've been doing it the past three orders. If you're curious how I do it, well... I have a My Shopping Box account. I've been using it for more than a year now, and it's been really useful so far. I get my US orders shipped to the US address provided by MSB when I signed up, then they deliver the package straight to my doorstep. I no longer need to go to the post office to claim my package, and my orders get here in just 2-3 weeks! I have so many things to share pa about MSB, but maybe I'll just make a separate post for that :)


Anyway, here's my most recent ColourPop haul.


Items:
ColourPop X KathleenLights Aquarius Collection
     - Aquarius 2 Ultra Matte Lip
     - Aquarius Ultra Satin Lip
     - Aquarius Ultra Glossy Lip
ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix in Cami
ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix in Hollywood Blvd


You guys know how much I love KathleenLights' Ultra Satin Lips from my first order. So when I saw that she was releasing another collection with ColourPop, I got a bit excited. And after seeing the swatches of her new Aquarius shades, I got even more excited! I knew right then that I was gonna include the set in my next order.


This bundle is basically a remake of her original Aquarius Lippie Stix shade (which I haven't tried) but now in the Ultra Matte, Satin and Glossy formulas. You know me, I can't resist dem neutrals, and these seemed perfect!


Kathleen mentioned in her video that they intentionally made the matte shade a bit darker than the original Aquarius, while the gloss and the satin were pretty close matches. And you know what? I actually like the darker Aquarius more, and I wish the satin were a bit darker as well! The satin and the glossy ones are more peachy on me than expected but still pretty wearable. Anyway, I'll save the lip swatches for my actual review post :)

A lot of people seemed to love the Matte X Lippie Stix, so I got a couple of shades to try.


I chose the shade Cami, which looked like the perfect rosy mauve shade I'd been searching for. And now that I've tried it, I can say that it is indeed a gorgeous shade! Right. Up. My. Alley. It has become one of my favorite shades to wear. I love it so much! I also chose Hollywood Blvd (a warm brown) because I like brown lipsticks and had nothing like it in my collection before.


The Matte X formula is also great, and I actually prefer this over ColourPop's regular matte Lippie Stix (which is just not as matte as I would like). Matte X is noticeably more matte than the regular matte Lippie Stix, but it feels lighter and not as drying as the Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks.


Over-all, I'm pretty happy with this haul! It's not easy to order lipsticks online. Most of the beauty vloggers I follow are on the fair side, and I don't usually see a lot of swatches on people with the same skin tone as mine. There's bound to be a few misses at times - like shades ending up being too light or too peachy or too something - but fortunately there's nothing in here that I wouldn't wear. And I actually love most of them. This definitely won't be my last CPop haul! Actually, after posting this, I'm heading to the site again to check out the spring collections - Nectar, Pink, Sand. I saw the swatches already and found a few that I know I'd love!

Ending this post with photos of my other ColourPop orders I haven't shared here yet. 

Stuff from the 2016 holiday collection and the Hello Kitty collection! Also the Moment of Weekness freebies <3
And can I just say, this Monday shade is the only thing about Mondays that I love! haha
Perky (L) and Knotty (R) from the 2016 holiday collection.
Perky is one of my current faves! And I looove the packaging of these <3
(L-R) Tiny Chum USL, Supercute UGL, Konnichiwa and Let's Play Lippie Stix, all from the Hello Kitty collection
Out and About bundle, also Lumiere (a KathleenLights color too) and Brink Lippie Stix
Out and About bundle (L-R: Time Square UML, Baracuda USL, Viper UML). I love these - formula and shades!

I post my hauls on Snapchat and Instagram Stories as well, btw! Hope we can follow each other on there too (@codenameaya) :)

What are your favorite ColourPop shades? Share in the comments!

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