Indie Haul!!

I decided to #treatmyself for making the Dean’s List for the spring semester and to celebrate my 25th birthday! I bought from brands that I love and from newbies that caught my eye. The best part is… Everything is super affordable. Pictures don’t do the products justice so I have also filmed for my Youtube channel if you want to see everything (still need to edit…)

Zinzun Cosmetics: Muñequita and La Cultura palettes

If you read my article about this indie brand, you would know that I had been eyeing the Muñequita eyeshadow palette. I finally bought it in mid-June and I have created a couple looks with the colorful palette. It costs $14 and well worth every penny.

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Then Krystal, the owner, announced the La Cultura palette and since I bought it on launch day, I got it for $18 (regular price $21).

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Sugary Cosmetics: Donut palette

This adorable palette was really an impulse purchase but can you blame me?! I first saw this palette on Instagram, love the brand’s aesthetic and affordable price point, and bought the Donut. Retails for $26.

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Kara Beauty: 4 lip glosses, 2 Pro palettes

I absolutely love Kara Beauty and own 4 of their Nine series palettes but when the brand expanded their Liquid Rouge Vivid Lip glosses, I had to grab a few. I bought the shades Wanted, Unknown, Teaser, and Extra ($4.99 each).

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Then I bought two of the four new Pro palettes, Golden Tropics and Berry Burst because their color stories spoke to me. These palettes were the most expensive palettes I bought, costing $28.74 each.

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Amor Us: Hekate and Flora palettes

There are three palettes in the Goddess collection from this beloved indie brand (at least to me!) and I purchased Aphrodite three months ago so it only seemed right to buy her sisters. Hekate’s packaging is my favorite while I love Flora’s colors. Both palettes were $16 each.

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Rude Cosmetics: Badass Rudegirl, Rudementary Speyeshadows palettes, lipsticks

Much like Kara Beauty, I love Rude Cosmetics for their superb products and the overall message of the brand. I knew that I wanted (not needed) the Badass Rudegirl palette since its launch in December so I got it ($21.50). I also grabbed the then newly-launched Rudementary Speyeshadows (also $21.50) and finished up with the Crime Does Pay Notorious liquid lipsticks in Dark ($15).

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Moira Beauty: Dream series (4 palettes)

These four palettes were on my wishlist as soon as they launched the first week of June. I bought all four ($54) and I am in love with each one. The four palettes are Day Dreams, Stargazing, Wanderlust, and Dreamscape.


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                                “Day Dreams”                                            “Stargazing”

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                             “Wanderlust”                                                  “Dreamscape”

Cirque Cadia Cosmetics: Popping Prismatic Powders, Lip Lickin Lip Glosses bundle

I followed this brand three months before launch and I am not ashamed to say that I set my alarm so I could grab the goodies on my wishlist on launch day (June 21st). I snatched the last Lip Lickin Lip Gloss bundle ($45) with the five shades being Frosted Animal Cookie, Candied Floss, Whoopie Pie, Cream Pie, and Candied Apple.

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I also bought one of the Poppin Prismatic Powders, loose highlighters if you didn’t read my pre-launch post, in the shade Sweet N’ Salty for $8.95.

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Midas Cosmetics: Flower Bomb, Love Is Love, High Times, La Dulce Vida palettes

I recently discovered Midas Cosmetics through one of my favorite male MUA’s, NeonMua, and he showed off the stunningly bright Flower Bomb palette so I bought it ($26). Then I browsed the site just for an idea of what I’d like but, much like when I shop at the Dollar Tree, I filled my cart with the earthy High Times palette ($20). That palette was followed by the colorful La Dulce Vida ($21), and in celebration of Pride month, I bought the limited edition Love Is Love palette ($21).

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Boujee Babe Cosmetics: 3 loose glitters + 1 chunky glitter

I’ve spoken about this brand a couple times here on the blog but I hadn’t actually tried the glitters but now I have! I bought the three new loose glitters, Glass Slipper, Tea Time, and Selena for $3.50 each but I received a fourth glitter, Ethereal, for free. Score!

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Mamacita Cosmetics: Bundle of the eyeshadow palette+7 loose glitters

Another brand I just had to buy from because the prices and products were too good to miss (#FOMO anyone?). There is a bundle for the Acapulco eyeshadow palette ($21.99) and the 7 loose glitters ($3.50 individual, $15 bundled) for $35 so I saved a few dollars on this mini haul. The Acapulco palette is stunning and for her first palette, May did a terrific job.

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Lycheexo: 5 loose glitters

One of my favorite brands for pigments and glitters, I bought 5 loose glitters ($4.99 each) and I have had a lot of fun creating looks with them. I bought the shades Baby Pink, Silver, Teal, Emerald Green, and Red Velvet.

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Cake Face Lashes: Small promoter box with 2 lash styles

I am actually a promoter of this brand and have a discount code for 10% off your purchase (TRENDYWALLET10) but don’t feel obligated to purchase (I hate pushy people). How could I promote a brand or product I haven’t tried? I kept this in mind and, as I couldn’t pick my lash styles, I was quite nervous about which ones would be sent to me. I received Sprinkles, a natural-looking style, and Brownie which is all about the drama. The small promoter box cost $16.

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Per. Plex Beauty: Rebel Eyes palette, Rebel Light highlighter, 2 liquid lipsticks

I’d been super excited about this brand since before it launched so I knew I wanted to buy a few things from them. The eyeshadow palette ($16) is, ⅚ of the Rebel Light highlighting palette’s shades work for my skin tone, and the Multidimensional Lip Strobes in Cherry Bomb and Misdemeanor are my favorite metallic lippies I own.0731191435 - Edited   

Zodiac Cosmetics: Virgo palette, brush set, highlighter

I’m not the only one who got tired of the zodiac palettes being lame or not accurately representing each sign so I jumped at the chance to buy from Zodiac Cosmetics on launch day. I am a Cancer sign but I don’t like my palette so I bought the Virgo palette ($29.99) because it’s my son’s sign and I love the shades. 

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I also bought the Cloud Soft 10-piece brush set ($25) and the Star Dust Highlighter shade Zeus. The brushes are super soft and blend easily while the highlighter makes my cheekbones gleam.

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Catrice Cosmetics: Paradise Desert palette

I went to Ulta with my son on my birthday and finally got my hands on this palette. I like the palette and think Melly Sanchez (a.k.a FashionFreakk) did a good job with it. I got the palette for $15 at Ulta.

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Yes, it is a lot of makeup and I know what you are thinking… Do I even use all of this makeup? The answer is YES! I really have to like a product and have it within my budget to even consider it. I also wanted more variety fo when I do Youtube videos or reviews for the blog. Oh, and I alternate palettes daily for my personal Instagram or even just leaving my house. Why waste money?


Follow Indie Clique for future hauls, launches, reviews, etc. You can also find me on social media (links in the sidebar). 

*All pictures were taken and belong to me!*


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3 Comments Add yours

  1. oliveunicorn says:

    How pigmented is the Muñequita palette ? And the donut palette ? I love both of those color stories .

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    1. AJ Monique says:

      Both palettes are super pigmented and blend well. I am posting swatches to my swatch gallery soon and doing a review of both soon.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. oliveunicorn says:

        Oh nice ! I’ll check those out then . Thanks ☺️


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