A Small Hot Topic Haul
Is it a haul if I only got 3 things?
Makeup Files was a little quiet last week as I was out of town. I went to Idaho for my step-sister’s wedding. One benefit to Boise, Idaho is the mall. It’s huge compared to the mall in the town I live in. So of course, I had to go shopping.
I spent a good amount of time in Sephora drooling over all the makeup products I want but don’t have. I would have walked out with some of it, if it weren’t for my very thin and nearly empty wallet.
So, instead, I went straight to Hot Topic. This trendy goth/alternative store isn’t just good for body jewelry and band t-shirts. They sell cute stuff too. Including makeup!
Here’s what I ended up with…
Hot Topic was asking for $1 donations that go toward keeping music programs in public schools. When you donate, you get the choice of several products, including this nice lip balm. It’s smooth and moisturizing. Rock the Arts Orange Dream lip balm is both scented and flavored like an orange push-up.
Then I picked up this super nice eye shadow palette. I got the Sour Eye Shadow Palette for $4.99. I was reluctant because Hot Topic makeup can sometimes be pretty low quality. Not the case here, though.
Here are the swatches so you can see how pigmented they are.
I wore it that very night to my step-sister’s wedding. It went nicely with my black dress and the necklace got a lot of compliments.
I spent less than $10 and got all this cool stuff.
It was an awesome vacation, an awesome wedding, and an awesome Hot Topic haul.