Thursday, November 1, 2012
Apothica Haul: Too Faced, Elemis and Voluspa
A box of beauty goodies landed on my doorstep last week courtesy of Apothica. I selected a variety of products and brands that I have been wanting to try for some time.
First there's the Too Faced Amazing Face Foundation that comes in the most exquisitely adorable packaging I have ever seen for a foundation. All of my base products have SPF in them are better suited for day to day wear rather than special events where flash photography will bounce off of the SPF particles. All of my full size base products are too dark for my fall and winter skin tone so I wanted to get a foundation for my paler complexion. I was between this foundation or Nars Sheer Glow but after testing out samples from Sephora, I like the Too Faced a bit better. You can see how this looks on my skin and how I apply it in my recent Get Ready With Me post.
Elemis is a brand I've heard a lot about but their products are quite high end and out of my budget. I found the Tranquil Touch Creamy Body Wash on sale for $10.50 so I thought it was a great deal considering the usual price is $35. I quickly added it to my shopping cart as I've been obsessed with finding new bath time products to treat myself with. The scent is surprisingly masculine and, to be honest, not my favorite. But the product itself is a nice viscous liquid that feels comfortable on the skin.
I've also been on a candle kick lately which I blame the blog and Youtube world for as I had never really been interested in home fragrances before. I acquired two mini Voluspa candles, one in Panjore Lychee and the other in Pomegranate Patchouli. The jars are beautiful and I wanted the small sizes so I could test out the scents to see if I liked them. I'm picky with fragrances so I was somewhat wary about ordering these without prior sniffing. Panjore Lychee is a very sweet (too sweet for me to love) smelling candle while Pomegranate Patchouli is musky and demure (more up my alley).
More in depth reviews and photos are on the way as I usually need a few weeks to really see how I feel about new play things. So far I'm happy with the products I chose and can't wait to incorporate them into my beauty routine!