February 02, 2015
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January (mini) Beauty haul (and a mini weekend recap)!

First things first, Are we really in February? Weren't we all just celebrating the new year? Slow down 2015 ...

Anyway, while my weekend was fabulous, I don't have many pictures of the weekend and so I don't have a major weekend recap this week. I could literally recap it in one paragraph ... On Friday night I went out with an old friend for some a drink. Technically for some eats and some drinks. We hit up a place called Trotters, and I for the most part stuck to my new healthy regime. I had sweet potato fries and wings. Not too bad. I did have two drinks though. Vodka soda for the win!! After that we hit up an art and fashion show. On Saturday, I did work. Meh. It's Carnival season in my country so Sunday, I went to pan semi-finals. No pictures of that either. See? One paragraph.

So instead of the typical weekend recap, I decided to share a mini beauty haul. It's mini because I'm working on a budget and trying to save some money for some travels I have in mind (Hello Peru, Australia, Disney). Anyway, there were some items that I needed to replace STAT and I thought I'd share and I plan to share monthly since I do haul a bunch of ish every month. 





1. Vaseline intensive care coca radiant - I love this lotion and swear by it. You want nice healthy smooth skin? Try this lotion. I use it everytime I shower, that's twice a day on most days, so I go through it quickly!! I get compliments on my smooth skin a lot so trust me, this works!

2. Olay facial wipes - I have tried other wipes and like them, but being the creature of habit that I am, I stick to the one I first loved. I use this to take off my makeup after work, before I hit the gym/run because I only shower and do some semblance of a facial routine after that.

3. Jordana eye pencil (black) - Obsessed. I wear black eyeline everyday. I look like I've been crying without it! I swear by this cheapo eyeliner for my lower waterline! 

4. L'oreale magic skin beautifier BB cream - Never used this in my life! But I saw it on YouTube and decided to try it. I have dark skin so I bought it in "dark" and it is too dark for my skin tone ... while I will try to use less of it (because the coverage is amazing) I might just have to get the shade immediately before this one. 

5. Sally Hansen nail polish remover - Honestly I cannot justify why I buy this more expensive nail polish remover over the cheaper ones. It works but so do the cheap ones.

6. Clean & Clear Body wash - The first time I bought this I was sceptical because Mango and Papaya didn't really seem like two scents that would mesh well ... or that I would want to smell like. But it smells AMAZING and I love that it has exfoliating beads ... so although I have other body washes I always repurchase this one!

So there you have it ... a mini recap and a mini haul. Could have been two posts but YOLO. Hope everyone had a great weekend!!


Have a great Monday!! 
               

33 comments:

  1. Looks like a great haul! Over the past year, I've really moved towards more drugstore items, and I just picked up my 1st drugstore foundation (in a looonngg time) from L'Oreal!

    TIf
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  2. That lotion really is the best! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. Great haul! I use the Vaseline lotion too, works so well in the Winter here.

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  4. I use that lotion every day! I love it! Easily one of my favorites!!

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  5. I love a good drugstore beauty haul! One of these days I need to try a BB cream but I'm like you- I tend to just reach for my favorites over and over!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  6. that bb cream is the one i recommend the most for drugstore, esp for oily skin.

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  7. Oo I will have to try that lotion, always on the lookout for a good one! But I should probably use the tons of bottles I have first, it's kind of ridiculous how much lotion I have!

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  8. I use face wipes as well but I haven't managed to find some that don't burn my eyes. Do these burn your eyes when you use them?

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  9. Love that lotion! I haven't tried those makeup wipes yet...I've been using the equate brand ones which work but have a super strong smell so I'm not super impressed with them. I love Jordana liners! They are so awesome!

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  10. Those wipes are so good!! Plus, I think they smell good!! Happy Monday!!

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  11. I buy the more expensive nail polish remover - not that particular one, but a walgreens brand - because it honestly does work better and faster than the cheap ones for me!
    i will have to check out that bb cream. i have never used the olay wipes, i'm partial to the neutrogena ones for the same reason as you, stick to your first love haha

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  12. I use pure acetone to take my nail polish off. It's horrible for them, but it works QUICKLY and it's SUPER CHEAP!

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  13. I love to use acetone like MeeMee above. Bad but so good!

    I love Revlon's CC cream for drugstore brand!

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  14. Jordana makes some great liners, I like their liquid one too :)

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  15. That body wash sounds like it smells amazing! I really need to try out some Jordana products- I always hear such great things!

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  16. I had that Vaseline lotion before and liked it. I should buy some more!

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  17. Haha love how you come right out and say there's no reason to buy the more expensive nail polish remover, but hey, either way, when you need it, you need it. That shower gel probably smells amazing!

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  18. I have never heard of Jordana liner, I will have to check it out!! That BB cream is my favorite. It has pretty good coverage and when my face isnt all broken out like it is now...it's really all I need most days! I think I might like to try that shower gel!

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  19. I'm always looking for new eyeliner. I will definitely have to check out the Jordana liner. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Yes cheap and one of the best I own! I swear by it!

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  20. Ha, I love your honesty with yourself about buying more expensive nail polish remover ;) The best remover I've ever used are these little pads that come pre-soaked, but it's oil-based. I got them from TJ Maxx (they just caught my eye and they were cheap so I decided to give them a shot) and they're really the best things ever! I think the oil does such a better job than the regular remover, plus it's really moisturizing!

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  21. How cool. Neat products. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Always love a good product roundup! And I also love your confession about the nail polish remover. It's like why I insist on buying certain name brands over generics that are honestly just as good. Sometimes something just calls out to me about the label I think!

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  23. I use the Vaseline intensive care coca radiant daily! I love the smell, and everything else about it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  24. New years? Pshhhh I feel like we were just celebrating Halloween!

    I like Jordana - it's super inexpensive AND it's cruelty free.

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  25. Man every time I read a post like this, I come away with a shopping list. I want the lotion! And face wipes!

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  26. Oh I LOVE that cocoa butter lotion.. and I gotta try that BB Cream. Great picks

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  27. That lotion is one of my favorites! I think I'm almost out of body wash...I'll have to try that one next.

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  28. Jordana is such an underrated makeup line! I love their lip and eye liners. And since when does Clean n Clear have a body wash? Say whatttt?

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  29. Love that coconut lotion! Mt husband uses it all the time and it always reminds me of vacation!

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