Friday, February 3, 2012

Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - A Haul


A beauty junkie can never have enough of her (or his) fix.... I always have a gajillion and one things on my beauty wishlist so I allowed myself to indulge a bit to start the year off right!

CVS was having a sale on the La Roche Posay Effaclar line so I picked up the Duo acne medication for only $20 as opposed to the usual $36. I have been wanting to try out this French drugstore skincare line for a long time after seeing many rave reviews from some of my favorite bloggers. I also had a 20% coupon so I picked up the Toleriane moisturizer as well. A few weeks back my skin was very inflamed and uncomfortable but I am glad to report that the Toleriane product is working miracles! I will try to do a skincare routine post and video soon!

Also at the drugstore I grabbed two of the Revlon Lip Butters in Creme Brulee and Gum Drop. These lip butters have been the most raved about beauty product all over the internet for the past two months or so. I will review these in the near future but so far I'm pretty neutral towards them. It might just be that the shades I picked up were not too great so I might get a few more to try. I also managed to purchase Essie's Shine of the Times Top Coat which is limited edition. This is my third Essie polish in my collection and I love it so much! The formula is not amazing but the effect it gives is very interesting and I think everyone should have at least one flaky nail polish in their collection! A full review with swatches of the polish will be coming soon.

I also got to go to a CCO (cosmetics company outlet for those of you who don't know) so I picked out two things that caught my eye. The first is Mac's Giggly Mineralized Blush which came out with the Quite Cute collection in April 2011. I wanted this blush when it came out but for some reason or another never purchased it. I am glad I found it at the CCO for a discounted price. This is actually my first Mac cheek product! I also picked up the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Galaxy which I believe is limited edition is permanent. Reviews and swatches of both of these products will be forthcoming!

Check out the video below to see swatches and my preliminary thoughts!

10 comments:

  1. I really want to try some of these lip butters! Seems like I'm the last one on earth who haven't tried them!

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    1. I felt that way too which is sort of what made me buy them :X

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  2. I love La Roche Posay products. I started out using their sunscreens and then moved onto the skincare. Amazing for sensitive skin. I'm quite curious about those Lip Butters since they've been so hyped about.

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    1. I definitely want to try more LRP products but I have a bunch of new skincare things to go through!

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  3. Yay on your first MAC cheek product! It looks pretty too. So does the Essie nail glitter! :D

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    1. I can't wait to expand my collection! Unfortunately the recent price increases are not helping at all :(

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  4. Nice haul. I've never heard of that skincare line before. I'd be interested in a review. Overall, I think the Lip Butters are pretty good. I agree, perhaps you just need to find a shade that you like.

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    1. I'm surprised you never heard of it before Pang! You should take a look around your CVS next time :) I'll definitely go more in depth about the products once I can do a skincare routine post.

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  5. I never had the chance to buy the MAC blush but you're so lucky to have found it at a discounted price.

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    1. Maybe you'll bump into it one day! CCOs are really hit or miss for me because you never know what they might have.

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