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Blogmas Day 4 | My Top 5 Beauty Purchases of 2016

Hey there ladies! Welcome back to Mimosas & Marionettes!

This is Blogmas Day 4! 

Today I want to talk about my top 5 purchases this year!! Some of these products were limited edition products but can be found on websites like Amazon and eBay. I don’t expect you to go hunting for them but you know just in case. I’m looking out for you! Do you have a best friend, a sister, or a special someone you want to show all the love to this Christmas?! If you do I hope you consider one of these lovely picks! I will link the products to their corresponding websites if they are still available! 

1. Too Faced Little Black Book of Bronzers 

This little black book is not your typical phone book!

It’s filled with BRONZERS! When I saw it in stores I had to get it! I am so in love with it and use it all the time.

It comes with cute illustrations and descriptions of each bronzer. I posted the picture below to show you the names of each bronzer included! It was a great buy! I paid $59. 

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Each bronzer is available for individual purchase! Below are the links!

Beach BunnyPink LeopardChocolate SoleilMilk Chocolate SoleilDark Chocolate SoleilSnow Bunny – Endless Summer: Not on the website

2. The entire Real Techniques Makeup Brush Collection

This is not the entire collection! I opened some of the other ones and didn’t picture them! I’ll link the individual brushes below! 

This is the ultimate gift for a beauty addict! It’s everything a girl would ever Need and want! The brushes are extremely fluffy and soft! All face brushes are great!

3. Urban Decay Naked Palette 

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Absolutely one of the best palettes I’ve ever used. I find myself always going back to this because it’s so gorgeous! You can get lots of looks out of this palette and the pigment in the shades is just incredible. 10/10 recommend this if you’re shopping for a family member or a friend! I guarantee you that they will be so happy with this gift! Retails for $54

4. FRESH Rose Face Mask 

This mask is one of my favorite products at Fresh. I absolutely love the way my skin feels afterwards. It’s made with real Rose petals and has a Gel like texture to it.


You put the product all over your face and let it sit for 5-10min and then rinse it off with warm water. I usually wait about 8min and then wet my finger tips and massage it in before rinsing! This is a great gift for the skincare addict! It’s like having your own salon facial at home! Retails for $62


5. Benefit’s Sassy Lassie Kit

I chose this as my last pick because it is the ultimate gift for a beauty addict. I can’t believe I caught this for this cheap at Sephora! It was one of my favorite purchases this year! The kit includes 4 Best Sellers from benefit’s line.

  • Rollerlash Mascara


Everyone on YouTube talks this Mascara up! The wand is not your typical wand. It’s rubbery and flexible.


 I usually go for a more steady wand with actual bristles. This mascara however is the exception because it extends my lashes and makes them so full and luxurious!

  • Pore-fessional Primer

Only the greatest primer ever! So silky smooth leaving your skin feeling fresh and ready for your makeup. 

Here is a little swatch for you! It’s a bit tinted and not like the primers I’m used to! My first Matte like primer I guess! 


It minimizes the appearance of your pores and makes your skin feel so even and flawless! Totally worth the $39

  • Ka-Brow Gel

I didn’t try the brow gel pictured because it isnt in my color but I purchased the kit anyway because it was such a great deal and it was the last one left. The lady at Sephora however did my eyebrows with the gel in my color and they looked great! I want to pick it up next time.

This is the #3 


Since this isn’t my color my Best Friend is getting this for Christmas! 🤗

  • Hoola Bronzer

This bad boy is all you need! It’s a Matte bronzer which I don’t have many of so I always find myself grabbing this when I want a flawless no shimmer makeup look! 

It comes with its own little brush. 

Retails for $29


Okay gals so those were my top picks for the year! Gift giving can be tough so I included my own thoughts and opinions on these products for you just in case you’re looking for gifts! I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you for more blogmas tomorrow!

 – Rosalinda

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