Beauty Haul Part 2: Lush, Soap & Glory, Clarins, Sephora, etc.
1. Snow Fairy shower gel, Cinders Bath Ballistic and Flosty Gritter and Candy Mountain Bubble Bars from Lush 2. Hand Maid hand sanitiser and Hand Food hand cream by Soap & Glory, NuBo Diamond Peel & Reveal and Clarins Beauty Blemish Balm 3. Sephora Effervescent Cubes, OPI Silver Shatter nail polish and Sephora mini nail polish 4. Ciaté Paint Pot in The Glossip 5. Kérastase Elixir Ultime
Sorry it's a little late, but here is part two of my beauty haul! Yes, I am a beauty junkie, but I'm a girl, so what can you do?
Over the past couple of years, I have heard so much about Lush's Snow Fairy shower gel. It's limited edition during Christmas, so I thought I'd check it out this festive season. On my first visit to Lush, it wasn't there, but a week later, it was sitting there in all its glory and it was love at first smell. It smells exactly like their Bubblegum Lip Scrub! Now I definitely understand the hype over this shower gel. I already have a couple of bottles of shower gel to go through, so I only bought the small version, which will hopefully still last me a while. I haven't used it yet, but I'm eager to try it out! It has pink glitter in it and what girl doesn't love glitter? From Lush, I also picked up a few goodies for the bath. I'm more of a shower person, but I do love a nice, relaxing bath now and then. I'm especially excited to try Flosty Gritter for a glittery pink bath and Cinders to hear the pop rocks go off! Even as an adult, bathtime can still be fun!
I'm a huge fan of Soap & Glory, not only for the scent of their products, but also their cute and quirky packaging and product names. I'd been dying to try Hand Maid for ages, but it STILL hasn't been released in Australia yet, so I was so happy to see it on eBay! I've never owned a hand cream either, so I though Hand Food would be a good place to start. I decided to try out NuBo's Diamond Peel & Reveal exfoliator after watching Pixi2woo's skincare video as I'd been after a good exfoliator for a while, anyway. I've used it a few times and so far, I'm really loving it. My skin has never felt softer and I can notice a slight difference with more even skintone are faded scarring. I've been swapping a few of my unwanted beauty products on Makeup Alley and in one swap, I received Clarin's Beauty Flash Balm after reading great reviews. It's supposed to brighten your skin, which I haven't really noticed, but I love using it as a primer and I really do feel my make up stays in place more with it. I've tried a couple of primers by Benefit and Make Up Forever, which have both broken me out, but this one has caused no trouble at all.
For my birthday a couple of months ago, my friend brought me back some mini bath bombs as well as OPI and Sephora nail polishes from Sephora when she went on holiday to Singapore. I've never been into the whole shatter nail polish trend, but I tried the silver one and it looks really nice! I'll still need to play with it though to get the most effective shattering. While I do like it, I love the cute mini Sephora nail polish even more. It's the most beautiful greeny gold colour ever! It's very similar to Chanel's Peridot. Unfortunately, the nail polish has no name on it, so I can't tell you what it's called.
Still on nail polish, I bought my first Ciaté Paint Pot. I feel like I needed at least one in my life simply for the adorable packaging. I am, however, a little disappointed by the colour as the swatches of it looked totally different on the Internet. I was after a bright orange/coral colour, but I didn't expect it to look so neon! I'll still wear it though, and it'll be a fun and vibrant colour to wear this summer.
I got my haircut a couple of weeks ago and I stupidly caved in and bought a hair product, which I didn't need, as I already own a pretty much full bottle of MoroccanOil. I understand that hairdressers need to sell the products they use, but they didn't have to pester me! Learnt my lesson now. Elixir Ultime by Kérastase is a hair serum (similar to Moroccan oil and the likes, I guess), though apparently it's supposed to be better than MoroccanOil, which my hairdresser told me contains silicone. I haven't used it yet, but it better live up to its expectations! I'll probably give my MoroccanOil to my mum.
Wow, I can ramble. You can just enjoy the pictures, I don't mind.