Beauty and Skincare Haul

Alas, recently I acquired a job and to celebrate I may have purchased a few things (and possibly participated in the Sephora VIB sale which will be come later). But I visited my brother and we did a bit of shopping so I want to run through some of that stuff and some of the new drugstore bits I’ve collected over October. I will update you in a months time on these products!

Eyes and Lips

Eye products

Revlon Lip pluming creme

I have been on the hunt for a drugstore mascara that gives me the same quality lashes as the Lancome Monsieur big. I bought the L’oreal Voluminous in Waterproof (that was an accident but I used a oil cleanser so that isn’t a problem). I also bought an old favourite the Maybelline colour tattoo bad to the bronze. I resisted buying this again and have hunted for dupes from other drugstore brands but can’t seem to find one. This is such a simple easy shade to use and have around so I’m glad to have it back in my life. I also  bought one lippie (I was attempting to exercise self restraint) but I saw Estee Lalonde use this on her channel so I bought it in 510 Nude Honey.  It is the perfect (I know I say this a lot) but it really is the perfect my lips but better colour. I really like this so far but will update in a month.

Base products

base products

Haul Face products

Rimmel Setting Spray

The body shop concealer

I bought the new Maybelline Super Stay Multi Use foundation stick and plan on reviewing it sometime this month. As another base product (on sale for $11, I got the Sephora collection skin tint. I have been curious about the sephora collection and would like to try a few more things from them. I also wanted to get a new potted concealer and have been eyeing the body shop one for awhile. I plan to use this more on days I work versus other makeup days. I also bought the Rimmel Fix and Go setting spray which I tried yesterday and it’s amazing so far! I don’t want to give my full thoughts yet but will update in a month.

Skincare and Body Care

The body shop body butters

Body Butters

When I saw the little body butter set in The Body Shop I just couldn’t resist the little tree shaped box with the fun holiday scents. I love the peppermint one and wouldn’t mind a full size of this before the holiday scents leave! I also bought two skincare bits from Joe Fresh. I am running out of my Thayers toner and while I will repurchase that I haven’t tried any Joe Fresh Skincare and this was on sale so I bought it. I also bought the eye cream because it was on sale for $9.44 which is a great deal for an eye cream!

Have you bought anything new lately?

 

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Blune Day 19: Empties the second

As a first point, I didn’t use all of these up this month, this has been accumulating since my last empties post. Most of these products were good, some not so great and others were just meh. I thought I would take you through a few items that I’ve used up and give a wee review on some of them.

The Marcelle Gentle Cream Cleanser, I am on the hunt for a basic face wash but this was too basic. I don’t know if it was the bulky packaging or the just okay texture, but it just wasn’t my favourite at all. It did the job but it wasn’t the best and I won’t be repurchasing. I also finished a Thayers Witch Hazel Lavender toner which I have already repurchased and LOVE and I finished the Rice Water Clarifying toner from The Body Shop which was beautiful and I would consider repurchasing as a clarifying toner for those days my skin needs a bit of extra help. I finished the rose water from Amazon that I used in my DIY toner water. Yet another Body shop favourite the camomile cleansing balm. I really like this alot, but I am lazy and want to have a makeup remover I can use in the shower and this isn’t one BUT it is amazing and doesn’t blur your eyes if you get it in them. I also finished two moisturizers including (yet another) Body Shop tea tree oil  night lotion and the Sukin hydrating Rosehip day cream, both of which were really nice. The Sukin one I found didn’t sit well under makeup but the Body Shop one is definitely something I want to repurchase I have the chance.

Body Shop CC cream, Pur Setting spray, The Body shop lash hero, Annabelle highlighter, FAB coconut primer,

Rose water, Marcelle Extra Gentle Cleanser, Rice milky cleanser toner, Camomile Cleansing balm, Thayers Lavender toner, Tea Tree night lotion, Sukin Rosehip day cream

Makeup. I have finished and am decluttering a few items. First I have a few glowy primers. One of the First Aid Beauty coconut skin primer which was great and I would repurchase but when I ran out of these ones I replaced them with the Physicians formula spotlight primer. The second glowy product was the Tarte Brighter days highlighting moisturizer, which I didn’t really find all the moisturizing but it was nice to have in my arsenal. The Body Shop CC cream in fair glow. This was alright, I think it went bad near the end so it was starting to irritate my skin but overall it was a nice glowy base and I would repurchase. The Annabelle strobing drops (no longer available), I don’t know if I actually ran out of these just strangely dried out but I can no longer get them out of the bottle so alas I’m calling it an empty. The body shop mascara, this was really nice, a bit flakey and again I just had to get rid of it because I have had it for way longer than 6 months. Currently I have a few mascaras I love but I would be interested in trying more. My favourite mascara for dramatic lashes is a Maybelline one (Meghan Markle’s fave in fact but it is great) so once I’m done that one I would love to try more Body Shop ones. I also finished the PUR setting spray which lasted me quite awhile and have since replaced it with the Joe Fresh one which is almost done and now I have a few of the new Body Shop ones that I’m liking so far but will report back when I’ve used them more.

Schmidt's Deodorant, Tom's, SweetSpot cleanser, Lush Dream cream

Body care. I have a few items including my favourite and staple Sweetspot Labs body wash. This is a PH feminine hygiene product and is honestly the best thing I’ve ever done for my feminine areas. I get the unscented version and I love it. I have already re-purchased this. I also finished two Schmidt’s deodorants. I really like the Tea Tree Sensitive Skin one because it didn’t irritate the old pits, but the charcoal and magnesium one I found a bit irritating. The mini of the Lush Dream Cream, this remains to be my favourite hand cream and body lotion, its light and airy and soaks in immediately. Last but not least the Toms mouthwash, it’s pretty good but I like the Jason one better because it actually purifies my mouth where as this one just felt like flavoured water.

Have you used up any products lately?


Blune Day 17: A Wee Drugstore Haul

Friends, I did a thing and it involves makeup, body care and superstore aka I went to get toothpaste and this happened. The body care items I got earlier this month at shoppers, I basically keep them in business. The makeup stems from the fact that I needed toothpaste. I bought the Toms of Maine whole care toothpaste because it’s my favourite cruelty free toothpaste! I bought a few bits the other weekend just for some testing purposes and also as a foundation backup for my graduation day (which I didn’t end up wearing, makeup to come in a post later this week).

Tom's whole care toothpaste

I was super curious about the Joe Fresh neutrals palette and alas broke down and made it my fourth palette of the year! I know it’s an odd choice, but I have been into super light washes of colour on the lids. I love all the shades and this also seems like it’s the perfect travel palette size!

I also picked up the wet ‘n’ wild photofocus foundation, I should say I don’t wear foundation everyday yet I own quite a few. I kept hearing about this on Full Coverage podcast and I was curious. It is great. But it smells like paint, which isn’t a surprise because it was only $7 but it is easily sheered out and has great coverage. I recommend moisturizing well beforehand to because it has the tendency to cling to dry patches

Essence Luminizing Primer, Joe Fresh Eyeshadow palette, Wet n Wild photo focus foundation

wet-n-wild-photofocus-foundation

The Essence primer Fresh and Fit glow pore minimizing primer. That is a mouthful.  Okay this was an impulse purchase. I have never seen this before and decided to try it out, it was only $5.99 which is kind of suspect ingredient wise but so far it’s okay! I don’t notice a noticeable radiance. The search for a cruelty free glowy base continues! I’ll use this up but it’s nothing super exciting!

The scrub of your Life and Nivea in Shower body lotion

Nivea in shower body lotion

I also got two body care items which is always fun! I got the Soap and Glory scrub of your life body exfoliator and the Nivea in shower body lotion. I was curious about both because it’s the summer and I really didn’t feel like putting on cream after the shower because my apartment is very sweaty. Honestly i think it works! I have been noticing my skin is softer and more hydrated! I enjoy the convenience of having it the shower and not having to do anything after. The Soap and Glory exfoliator is great, but its not Lush exfoliator both in scent and in effectiveness. I like it, I am going to use it on the daily of course, and its a beautiful not too artificial scent. If you are looking for something that smells summery and is a good exfoliator for the summer this could be a good one for you! 

Have you picked up anything new lately?