Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Skincare & Haircare Haul


I decided that I am not going to purchase any new makeup products for at least three months (the last time I made a makeup purchase was my Ulta haul which was on April 6th) but I still need to buy skincare and haircare products. These were some necessities which I recently stocked up on.

CVS was having a sale on Aussie shampoos so I purchased the Moist formula as I was totally out of shampoo (the one I recently used up was the Aussie Aussome Volume formula). Little did I know, my mom picked up the other two formulas due to the sale and now my parents and I have three bottles to finish up.... I was hoping to switch to a sulfate free shampoo soon but it looks like that won't be happening for awhile.

I was also looking for a clarifying shampoo to help strip away all the build up from hair oils and whatnot and I stumbled across many good reviews for Suave's Daily Clarifying Shampoo. This is a super inexpensive product and I only paid $1.13 (tax included!) for the two bottles because they were on sale and I have $2.50 in Extrabucks from CVS. I use this once a week and so far it's okay. I might write a full review on this after I get to use it a bit more.

Origins does an event every Earth Day where you can trade in your empty cosmetics containers for a free full sized product. This year they were offering a free moisturizer so I chose the Starting Over Moisturizer even though it is targeted for drier skin types. I have not used this yet and I think I will save this for next fall and winter so I won't be able to formulate any opinions for awhile.

I am a few pumps away from finishing up my current cleansing oil so I was in the market for a new makeup remover. The Mandom Bright Up Cleansing Lotion is something like the Japanese version of Bioderma. I have known about the Mandom cleansing lotions for a long time but this is my first time trying one. I purchased mine from a local asian beauty store but you can find these online if you do not live near an asian community. I have only used this twice so far but I have very high hopes for it. I will be doing a separate review with a demo on this product soon.

My bottle of Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel is almost finished so I picked up another bottle but in the Rose Witch Hazel formula. I like using this alcohol free witch hazel as my toner. I decant the product into my Lush Tea Tree Water spray bottle and mist this all over my face to tone. I also sometimes spray a bit over my makeup to get rid of any powder that may not have fully blended in.

Check out the video below to hear more of my preliminary thoughts on these products!

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