BookBandit Beauty Basics: Christmas Haul

Beauty Basics, Beauty Hauls


It’s ¬†been pretty quiet at the Beauty Basics corner of The BookBandit Blog, hasn’t it?! I do apologize for my lack of posting. No excuse, I simply forgot to post. So, sorry guys!

But we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming!

Christmas was this past Wednesday. As any aspiring beauty expert knows, it’s the best time to ask for some makeup and beauty related products. Now, I wouldn’t say my Christmas list was chock full of beauty/makeup related items, but there were a few here and there that I hope Santa would bring.

Well, Wednesday came, and as I tore open what was left under the Christmas tree (and in the stocking, can’t forget about the stocking now can we?!?) I found many delightful surprises.

So, what did Santa leave under the tree for me?

Two bottles of Butter nail polish is the shades of Poole and Snog


Kat Von D’s Spellbinding (Mini) Lipstick set.



Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip gloss in Hot Shot


Bare Minerals Stop, Look, & Glisten set which contains 2 shades of  eyeshadow Рone is in the shade Embrace which appears to be a pearl/champagne color and the other is called Flicker which seems to be a purple-ish/plum, and another Marvelous Moxie lip gloss is Style Setter


Ariel Mermaid’s Song 4 Piece Lip Gloss Set by Disney Collection (Sephora) containing:

Dream Girl (Pearly Pink), Sea Witch (Deep Berry), Red Head (Bold Read, for very obvious reasons), and Mermaid (Coral)


And a (professional looking) Caboodles Make Up Trunk



Of course it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t buy a few things here and there for myself. So, what did I buy myself? Well…

The Bare Minerals Show Me The Shimmer 5 Piece Lip Gloss set in:

(from left to right) Crowd Pleaser, Superstar, Icon, Scene Stealer, Head Turner, and Femme Fatale


And two Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Black Metal Dahlia and Lovecraft


Santa was very good to me this year! Readers, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have a very Happy and Healthy New Year as well!

What (makeup/beauty products) did Santa bring you?!

Winter Break Book Blogger Challenge: Day Nine

Booklists, Challenges, Food For Thought, Random

16DaysofBloggingHello Readers!

For todays Winter Break Book Blogger Challenge: Sixteen Days of Blogging challenge I’m going to be taking a look back at this past blogging year.

Day Nine: Look Back: Favorite Reads/Reviews/Posts

(Some of My) Fave Reads of 2013(Some of which may or may not be on my top ten list of 2013 – which will be published next week):

Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby

The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

Pantomime by Laura Lam

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Favorite Reviews (featured on this blog) of 2013:

Review of Golden by Jessi Kirby (Reviewed on November 7th)

Review of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Reviewed on September 12th)

This Is W.A.R. by Lisa and Laura Roecker (Reviewed on July 4th)

Splintered by A.G. Howard (Reviewed on March 28th)

Favorite 2013 Blog Posts:

A to Z: YA Edition

Synchronized Reading Fangirl: Fan Fiction and Fandoms

Shootin’ the Breeze With Molly Idle

Shootin’ the Breeze With Amy Spalding