Massive Beauty Haul Part 2
1. Caudalie Divine Oil and Marc Jacob's Daisy Eau So Fresh fragrance 2. Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Fresh & Foamy Body Wash and Heel Genius Foot Cream 3. NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Santa Fe, Shu Uemura eyelash curler, Diorshow Blackout mascara and Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum 4. Party Popper Bath Ballistic, Space Girl Bath Ballistic, Rocket Bubble Bar, Green Bubbleroon Bubble Bar, Happy Blooming Bath Melt and Captain Bubblebeard Bubble Bar from Lush 5. Bumble and Bumble Quenching Masque, Revlon Nutri Colour Creme in #556 and Kérastase Ciment Thermique 6. MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Stereo Rose 7. Nail polishes in Which Is Witch? by OPI, Into The Night by OPI, Bikini So Teeny by Essie, Smoke Dazzle by American Apparel and Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat by Sally Hansen 8. Essie Winter Mini Collection 2012 in Leading Lady, Where’s My Chauffeur?, Snap Happy and Beyond Cozy 9. Diptyque Eau Rose roll-on fragrance and MAC lipstick in Rebel
After buying Caudalie's Beauty Elixir in Paris and absolutely falling in love, when I started hearing people talk about Divine Oil, I knew I had to buy it. It's an all purpose oil, but I prefer to use it as a body moisturiser, alternating between Soap & Glory's The Righteous Butter. Divine Oil has a slightly musky scent, which I don't usually go for, but I do like the smell of this and the way it feels on the skin. I'd been eyeing up Marc Jacob's Daisy Eau So Fresh for a little now and my brother was generous enough to buy this for me for my birthday last year. Well, more like transferred the money to me into my bank account, but it still counts! Like I mentioned in my perfume collection, I much prefer the original Daisy to this, but it's still a lovely everyday scent that lasts hours.
How can anyone resist Soap & Glory's bright pink retro packaging? It's so much fun! Their products smell heavenly too. Unfortunately, Soap & Glory's new product range isn't available in Australia yet, so I picked up the Sugar Crush Fresh & Foamy Body Wash for a few pounds off eBay. Even though I had never smelt it before, I knew that from what I heard on YouTube, I'd love it! Sure enough, I do. I love my fruity, fresh smells and this smells like a tropical fruit salad. I just wish I could eat it! I decided to try Soap & Glory's Heel Genius Foot Cream, as I love their hand cream, Hand Food. I've had little dry patches on the bottom of my feet and this product is super moisturising for it.
My first bottle of NARS Sheer Glow finally ran out, so I instantly repurchased it straight away as I cannot be without it! I accidentally deleted the photo, but when I purchased my NARS foundation, the saleswoman at Mecca Cosmetica was so kind and gave me a little box full of free samples! I was super excited to see a product by Hourglass in there as I've never tried anything from them before and have heard nothing but amazing things. It's a sample of their No. 28 Primer Serum, which according to reviews, is great for dry skin. I don't have dry skin, but I still use this as a primer for myself and so far, I'm loving it! It's so silky and very hydrating. I was also in need of a new eyelash curler and mascara, so I repurchased both the Shu Uemura eyelash curler and Dior's Diorshow Blackout mascara. I absolutely adore the Shu Uemura eyelash curler, but the Dior mascara wasn't as amazing as I remembered it to be a few years ago! It's by no means bad, but it dries up very easily and I find it transfers onto the skin below my eyes a little. I'm not sure what mascara to buy next when this runs out, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!
I'm much more of a shower person, but I do love the occasional bath to unwind from the day, as well as use lovely smelling Lush bath products! I don't use their soaps as I find them quite drying, so I just stick to the Ballistics and Bubble Bars for the bath. I haven't used any of these yet, but I'm most eager to try out Space Girl, Happy Blooming and Captain Bubblebeard.
I recently stocked up on some of my hair products, since I'd run out. I repurchased both Bumble and Bumble's Quenching Masque as well as Revlon's Nutri Colour Creme in #556. B&B's Quenching Masque is probably the best hair mask I've ever used! I have really dry, coarse hair, but this makes it feel so nourished and soft, that I can't imagine using another hair mask over this. It smells so tropical too, which is an added bonus. When I don't use Quenching Mask, I use the Nutri Colour Creme to add more vibrance to the red highlights in my hair. Since red fades easily and going to the hairdressers gets expensive, I like to alternate and use this product when my hair starts looking dull. It's essentially like a coloured mask, so it's also very nourishing to the hair too. New in my haircare routine is Kérastase's Ciment Thermique. I've been dying to try this for ages and seeing as though my Nectar Thermique is on its last legs, I finally treated myself to this. It smells so good and I can't wait to start using it.
When MAC's cult Mineralise Skinfinish, Stereo Rose, was repromoted, I knew I had to have it. As you might be aware by now, I do love my shimmery coral colours and adding this to my collection did not disappoint. I use it as a blush and I don't use any highlight when using this product as Stereo Rose is so shimmery and highlighting itself. I don't think Stereo Rose ever came to the Perth MAC counters, but luckily I could buy it online.
Every time I try to tell myself that I have every single nail polish colour under the colour spectrum, there's always a new colour that'll come along to prove me wrong. It's very rare that I like a glitter nail polish, but from OPI's Disney's Oz The Great And Powerful Collection, I bought Which Is Witch?, which is a super cool holographic nail polish. It's very similar to Topshop's, Ice Crush, which I own too, but I completely did not realise that I own something similar. Oops. I still love the OPI one though as it has those thin strips of glitter, which is so 90s! I'd been eyeing up Into The Night by OPI from the Spiderman Collection for a few months now. You can try to tell yourself you don't need something, but half the time, it just doesn't work for me! It's definitely like no blue shimmery shade I own and I do love the hint of purple to it. Next up, a blogger favourite, Bikini So Teeny by Essie. This is such a gorgeous baby blue colour with subtle hints of sheen to it. I definitely understand why everyone loves this colour. I'd never tried an American Apparel nail polish before (the lid is looking a little manky as it leaked in the post) until I bought Smoke Dazzle. This is quite similar to Not Like The Movies by OPI, only Smoke Dazzle is more on the green duochrome side as opposed to purple. Lastly, I was in need of a new top coat as my OPI Start To Finish Base & Top Coat is getting a little gloopy, so I decided to try Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat. I have to admit, I do love my high end products, but this top coat is like no OPI one I've used! It's definitely fast drying and leaves my nails looking super shiny! The first time I used it, I couldn't stop staring at them! I'll definitely be sticking to this from now on. I've been so curious about Seche Vite's Dry Fast Top Coat, but with the ridiculous health warnings it comes with, I just don't think I can risk my future children having birth defects for shiny nails!
I couldn't resist buying the Essie Winter 2012 Collection minis. I'd always wanted to own either mini Essie or OPI nail polishes and when I finally saw a set where I liked all the colours, I grabbed it! They're just so cute! I'm not as keen on Leading Lady, but the rest are gorgeous.
While I was in Mecca Cosmetica buying my NARS foundation and Bumble and Bumble hair mask, I couldn't resist Diptyque's Eau Rose roll-on perfume. I'm so happy to have this in my perfume collection as it's quickly become one of my all time favourites. As if I needed yet another reason to be obsessed with everything French, this fragrance is just absolutely gorgeous. Since I started using MAC products in 2009, I have finally used up six items, so I could 'Back to MAC' for a lipstick! I really wanted to get Dark Side, but I didn't realise only certain lipsticks were a part of the scheme. I opted for Rebel instead, which is kind of similar. I love my vampy dark red shades and this will be great to wear during the upcoming winter.