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Quarantine beauty haul – What I bought

So….I’ve been shopping. This is a new world that we are living in. Being on lock down in one of the hardest hit cities globally is challenging. Unable to go into stores, I have been indulging in online retail therapy! There have been a lot of sales on beauty products, clothes etc as businesses are trying to get rid of excess inventory and to make up for lost foot traffic. So here’s my quarantine beauty haul (maybe the first of more).

I picked up some items from some of my favourite places like Sephora and Make Up For Ever. Video and pictures below. Let me know you want to see a tutorial or review on any of these products.

Quarantine Beauty Haul – Video
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Quarantine Beauty Haul – Pictures: Makeup
Quarantine Beauty Haul M.A.C. Selena La Reina
M.A.C Selena La Reina Collection
M.A.C. Selena La Reina Collection - Queen Of Cumbia
M.A.C. Selena La Reina Collection – Queen Of Cumbia
MAC Selena La Reina - Queen of Cumbia Lipstick
Queen Of Cumbia Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Blush
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in 06 Daiquiri Dip
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Blush in 06 Daiquiri Dip
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in 06 Daiquiri Dip
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in 06 Daiquiri Dip
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in 06 Daiquiri Dip
Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Mascara
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift and Curl Mascara
Kosas 10-Second Eye Shadow in Element
Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow in Element
NARS Cosmetics Orgasm X Blush
NARS Cosmetics Orgasm X Blush
Killian Fun Things Always Happen After Sunset EDP
Kilian Fun Things Always Happen After Sunset EDP
Quarantine Beauty Haul – Pictures: Skincare

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel – Check out the full review here!

DDG Alpha Beta Peel
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion, 2 oz – Check out my previous review here

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer Mini
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer Mini

Sephora Collection Organic Cotton Pads

Let me know if you have bought any beauty goodies!


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FTC Disclosure: Products were purchased by me, Noire Tropical Beauty. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own. I have not been compensated for this review. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.

Recap: The Makeup Show NYC 2019 – a look back at the best in show

The Makeup Show NYC 2019 is in the books! Again, bigger and better than ever. This experience continues to be enlightening, inspiring and educational. This year, more than every, the focus was placed on minority-founded brands, especially from women of colour and the LGBTQIA+ community. This is so important as the beauty space is crowded and often these groups don’t get the shine that they (we) deserve. This follows the trend of more and more brands coming launch to service traditionally underserved communities.

So, without further ado…’s a visual recap: The Makeup Show NYC 2019!!

Recap: The Makeup Show NYC 2019 in pictures

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A look…


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This is Journey…the founder of natural nail polish brand, Journey & Co. So impressed!


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Journey & Co. nail polish


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THE Tabatha Coffey!

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“Whey de lime” Fridays – The Makeup Show NYC 2019 et al.

It is slowly getting warmer and brighter! This makes me so happy! I certainly feel more alive once the seasons change. And in true fashion, there is suddenly lots to do. So…here’s what I am excited for this weekend.

Sephora Spring Bonus

Sephora Spring Bonus 2019, Beauty Insider

Sephora is having its Spring sale. You have to be a member of their Beauty Insider program. I have had a few items on my wishlist that I have been waiting for this time for. I have done a few Sephora haul videos in the past, so check out some of my recommendations.

Details on the Beauty Insider Programme here. Also if you are shopping online at Sephora, make sure you use Ebates*, cash back on many purchases (this is an affiliate link).

The Makeup Show NYC 2019


My favourite beauty event of the year! I have been attending for many years now, and I continue to be excited and inspired by the artistry, the education and innovation. The Makeup Show NYC 2019 tickets are still available and you can also get them at the door.

The Makeup Show NYC 2019

shot by Daniel Rosenthal

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Outlaws and Rebels TMS NYC

Outlaws and Rebels. Image via TMS NYC

My recap from past TMS NYC here and here.

Shout me out if you see me!!

New York Yankees, NYCFC and Liverpool

Of course I have to fit in some time for some sports! I want Liverpool to win the Premier League title this year! Such a big fan of the team as a whole and love, love, love Mohamed Salah!

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, Image via Daily Express

My Yankees and NYCFC are also back in action this weekend. Who else is super impressed by Brazilian newcomer Heber?


Heber, NYCFC – Image via ProSoccer

What are you doing this weekend?

How to get full, natural looking eyebrows – a tutorial

They say the eyebrows frame the face. If your brows are not done, it does not matter what fantastic cut crease, halo eye that you do, it will not look ‘done’. In the past few years, the “Instagram” eyebrow seems to be the go-to style. Growing up, women often plucked their eye brows thin. Eyebrow styles constantly change, but having a natural, full looking eyebrow never goes out of style. I am jealous of people who were born with full dark brows. Mine are thin and not very dark. But I work with what I have, and I think that I have perfected getting a full, natural brow. There are no sharp lines, no concealer, just my brows but fuller.

Eyebrows: A Tutorial – Tools and Products

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These are my favourite products at the moment (this post is not sponsored)

Eyebrows: A Tutorial – Other products that I love
Eyebrows: A Tutorial


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NEW Colourpop BFF Mascara – Are these the best colored mascaras?

Coloured mascaras! I am so excited! Colourpop Cosmetics recently came out with 7 new coloured mascaras – 1 black and 6 colours. These are the Colourpop BFF Mascaras. Coloured mascaras are not that prevalent on the market in the US and for the most part, companies bring out black (and variations of black), brown, navy and maybe a burgundy. Oftentimes, brands will bring out a limited edition coloured mascara collection for summer, and this is a permanent line, so that makes me very happy.

If you are interested in looking at my video review instead, click here…otherwise check out the review below.

BFF Mascara Details

There are 7 shades. I bought 5. I did not get the black shade nor the yellow shade. They are available on the Colourpop website and they retail for $8 each for 7 oz. You can buy the entire set at a discount or there are lots of discount codes floating around on the internet (unfortunately I don’t have one).

Colourpop claims that this product volumizes, lengthens and lifts lashes, using a unique nylon brush and does not flake. The formula is also buildable.

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BFF Mascara comes in a pale lavender box with multicoloured foil and iridescent text, mimicking the colours of the mascaras. The tube is made of white plastic with metallic foil matching the colour of the mascara.


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Colourpop BFF Mascara

The BFF Mascara has a large bristle brush with shorter bristles in the middle of the brush. The formula has a slight sheen to it and was not too thick.

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