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…

HotTopicHaul02 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.

HotTopicHaul03 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.

HotTopicHaul04You know how much I love bright makeup! I ended up using the pink in a smoky look for the wedding to match this:

HotTopicHaul05 Awesome necklace! And guess what? It was in the clearance section. I got it for only $1.98. I’m not even kidding. Check out the off-set pink beads on the chain. Nice!

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.


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  1. Great deals ! Love the necklace:)

  2. Great haul and what fab deals! The neckalce is lovely and the palette so pretty!

  3. Great haul, Trisha! I didn’t know Hot Topic sells makeup. That store looks like a perpetual Halloween party to me 🙂

  4. nice haul! I love the palette, such a nice collection of brights.

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