My mini beauty haul – very excited!

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I’ve had a really bad migraine for the past 2 days. I was getting really frustrated as nothing was helping. I finally started to feel a little better so I decided to go for a walk and ended up at Shoppers (Toronto drug store) and $250 dollars later I think my migraine went away! haha I am excited to share with you what I’ve got, so let’s get to it!!!

 

1. Organix Coconut milk hibiscus body lotion and Softsoap Body Butter Coconut cream Body Wash

I really like Organix products. This body lotion is great. It smells divine. It’s like coconut with a touch of floral. It’s not overbearing either. It’s very moisturizing and leaves your skin super hydrated.

The body wash by Softsoap also smells heavenly. I am sure you see the pattern here with coconut scents. I am obsessed with anything coconut.

DSC00648 2. Pink Sugar perfume

I know this perfume is old news and everyone has it. I always wanted to get it but wasn’t sure if it would give me migraines because it is just soooo damn sweet smelling. I like sweet scents but this is on another level. So I sprayed it on my wrist and did not like it but after being at the drug store for an hour after the initial scent went away, I really loved how it smelled. That burnt sugar smell was gone and a really nice sweet scent lingered. It was also on sale for $20 so I figured if it does start to give me a migraine, I can always give it to a friend.

I also love the packaging. I am a sucker for nice packaging.

DSC006493. Chanel Chance Hair Mist

Ok, so I did not even know that such things exist. Hair mist? What in the hell? I can’t see myself spraying any kind of perfume in my hair. With all the oils, curl lotions and creams I have in my hair, it already smells over the top.

Chanel Chance , but this pink one in particular is one of my favourite perfumes. I was not planning to spend ton of money so the lady in the beauty section told me that even though this is a hair mist you can use it as regular perfume, it just has a lighter smell. So I figured ok, it’s cheaper , it smells the same just a bit lighter, why not. Well she lied! lol

It does not smell anything like the real perfume at all. I was so disappointed! I am not saying it smells bad, because it does not. It smells light and fresh and very pleasant. But it’s nothing like the perfume. So I figured I can use it anyway since it does smell nice. However, you can’t even smell the damn thing. It does not even last for 2 mins. So here I was trying to save a buck and it was a total waste. And now I really want the perfume lol

 

DSC006504. Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush (Intense colour balm)

I have never tried the ones by Rimmel. I have a bunch by Revlon , the kissable ones. But I love these crayon lipsticks, as I call them. This one by Rimmel is called Gimme a Cuddle and it’s a really pretty pink shade. It’s creamy and moisturizing on the lips and it’s quite long lasting too.

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5. Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder – Shade 92 in Honey Beige

So I bought this with an intention to use it for my contouring. I needed a darker and more matte powder than what I have been using. And honestly, I just wanted to try something different. I am quite pleased. It kind of has a dirty muddy look at first but it works on my skin for the purpose I wanted it. You only need a touch of this on your brush because it is very very pigmented. The swatch on my hand below is from swiping my finger over the product once!

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6. Rimmel Match Perfection Blush in Medium/Dark Skin

So obviously that is not for my complexion, as I am quite pale lately. No sun this summer, no vacation šŸ˜¦ and I don’t fake tan. But I bought this with an intention of again using it for contouring in case the Maybelline Powder did not work. I really like it as well. There were no testers for any of this so I was just buying it blindly. The colours are really pretty and blending them all together gives a really nice rosy caramel shade that you can use for contouring or a blush!

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7. Essence Dark Romance cream highlighter

I love Essence as I am sure you’ve noticed if you read my blog regularly. But honestly, their products are a hit or miss and this is a hit for me. This may be a special edition actually, if I remember seeing it correctly at the store. It’s a really subtle highlighter but noticeable enough. I think it’s great for daytime as it does not make you shine like a disco ball. It’s a pearly shade more towards a pink. The swatch below is exactly it.

DSC00679DSC006818. Essence Nail tattoo pen

I already mentioned this in my recent NOTD post. I love this little pen. It’s so easy to use, you have more control over it than a thin brush nail polish. I did not see them in any other colours but black but I hope they’ll come out with more.

 

DSC006829. Vaseline Lip Therapy cocoa butter

I am addicted to these. Again, sucker for packaging. How cute is this little container? Lol.. but I apply this to my lips every night before bed. As we head into winter, I carry this with me religiously.

DSC0068410. Elf Eyebrow Kit

I actually did not get this on the same trip nor at Shoppers Drug Mart but I did get it a few days prior at Target. I really like it. My eyebrows are in between these two colours so I mix both to get my shade. The darker brown is a gel and the lighter shade is a powder. I do find that the lighter shade is more pigmented than the gel. I have to dip the brush quite a few times to get any product on it. I don’t think it’s the brush either. I actually like this little brush, it’s quite easy to use.

I don’t think I would re-purchase this, even though I like it but I have a feeling it’ll last quite a long time anyway.

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Ā 11. Elf Mineral Face Primer in Radiant Glow

These primers come in Clear, Tone Adjusting, Brightening Lavender and Radiant Glow. I understand that to those that live in the U.S. , elf cosmetics is not a big deal and they are easily accessible. That’s far from being the case in Toronto, Canada so when I found quite a few items at Target, I was quite excited, as was my friend (Marall, if you’re reading this šŸ™‚

This primer is just ok for me. I find it quite oily actually and it has glitter particles in it as you can see on the swatch below. The glitter does go away after some time but I feel the glow does as well.

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I have used all of these make up products in the past few days so I will be sharing some make up looks with you soon! I liked most of what I purchased and I always playing with new cosmetics! My vanity is a hot mess right now and I realize how small it is. I need to stop purchasing make up until I buy a new vanity lol.

 

Ahh problems right?

 

Muah! Nina xo

 

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17 thoughts on “My mini beauty haul – very excited!

  1. Jus read your blog šŸ™‚ n Wow Nina! You went all out at the drugstore ! Lol
    You are right ! We were excited to see elf products ! Lol We def gotta go back and purchase elf products at target !

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  3. nice haul.. you got some good goodies there! the vaseline cocoa butter is the bomb! i love it! and i am gonna have to try that organix lotion because i love coconut scents also.

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