05 September 2013

august 2013 haul! plus what I bought in sb.

This is a pretty long post, with all the stuff I bought while I was in Santa Barbara in early August, and also things I had bought at then end of the month! I mentioned before it will probably be my last "haul" for a while, but I'm sure I will still buy a lot of products, just not all at once. Enjoy!

Santa Barbara Haul:

Rock Your Body Kit - includes Sugar Scrub, Dream Cream, a dusting powder or deodorant powder, and a soap of your choice (if bought in store, a massage bar of your choice). $24.95, most products are vegan.

Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie - vegan. $34.95 check it out here.
   This is for dry skin, which I don't get until it starts to get cold (so around late October). This is just a sample size from LUSH. You smooth on wet skin in the shower, let sit for a while, then rinse off. The first time I used it, I did't let it sit for a while, so it didn't work that well. The second time I used it, I let it sit for a while, then rinsed. In the shower, it feels weird on your skin, not moisturized at all, but when I get out of the shower, my skin feels pretty soft! I may just have to buy the big one..maybe. It also feels more like a balm than a lotion like I think their other shower smoothies are. 

Dirty Springwash Shower Gel - vegan. $9.95 check it out here.
   Spearmint and menthol crystals for a cool feeling, and sea salt to soften the skin. It also has sodium biocarbonate to "soften the water and deodorize the skin." We have harsh water here, so I hope this does soften my skin! I haven't used it yet, but it smells really good. I bet it would be great to use in the shower in the morning as a wake up call. The scent was made for men, and so popular they use it in almost all their different types of products (meaning they have it in a body wash, soap, deodorant), kind of like their Karma scent, which is also a perfume!

Honey Trap Lip Balm - $7.25 check it out here.
   I don't care for the scent of honey, but I love the way it feels on my lips. You do have to warm it up a little with your finger before it gets soft enough to rub on your lips, but that's okay. I think next time I'll get a different one, preferably one that is vegan.

Vanilla Puff Powder - vegan. $6.95 check it out here.
   This smells amazing! I rub it all over after a shower, and I try and pat it over my deodorant for a fresh feel. It can be a bit messy, but I use it over my sink (or you can use it while standing in your shower).

Dream Cream Hand and Body Lotion - vegan. $26.95 check it out here.
   This is for sensitive skin. It smells pretty good. I use it after a shower or at night. It is kind of thick, and can feel a little sticky right after using it, but it soaks in and feels good. I also like to use it on my feet at night and put some socks on for soft feet in the morning.

Sugar Scrub - vegan. $6.25 check it out here.
   Ginger and fennel sugar scrub. I broke this up before using it and put it in a container. I leave it outside my shower and just take pieces into the shower when I want to use it because it will fall apart if I were to let it get wet! It is pretty rough, especially if you don't let it dissolve a little. I use it on my upper arms because I have a little KP. It really does tighten the skin. I forgot I had used it one day and was feeling my arm, wondering why it felt tight. The girl at LUSH said she used it on her upper thigh for cellulite. This is great if you need a quick fix for the day/night!

Wiccy Magic Muscles - vegan. $10.95 check it out here.
   This has aduki beans for "working muscles like fingertips." Has peppermint and cinnamon spice oils leaving your skin warm and tingly. It melts on contact, so I tend to not use the bar to massage, I rub it between my hands and massage whatever needs it that way. Smells like cinnamon and clove buds..yummmyy! It is very moisturizing, so even if you don't need a massage, can use it as a lotion!

The Refill Shoppe. 
Natural Body and Bath Soy Candle in La'Au-'Ala - $14.99 check out their site here.
   I love the way this candle smells. I haven't lit it yet, because it is still too hot not to have my ceiling fan on, but every time I walk by it I sniff it. YUMMY. They don't have this specific scent online (which bums me out) but they have a lot of other scents, some known to everyone and some not so known. 

The Refill Shoppe Rosewater Toner - vegan. $.76/oz. check out the store site here.
   I love using rosewater anything on my face and have been using Reviva Labs Rosewater Facial Spray. I went into this shop and saw they have their own rosewater product, so I had to try it. I love going to this shop! You buy a container or bring your own, fill it up with whatever you want, and pay per ounce. They have face, body, home, hair, and bath products. 
Love & Toast Perfume in Paper Flower - $27.99 check it out here.
   I love the way this smells! I have had a mini bottle of this forever, just sniffing it when I want. They used to sell this at Urban Outfitters years ago, and at a boutique here in town, but they both stopped selling it (which is why I tried not to use my mini perfume). It is the same company that makes Tokyo Milk (Margot Elena). The bottle is also so cute! It has waterlily, dewberry, rose, and ylang ylang.

Soaptopia Hippeee Soap - $6.95 check out their soaps here.
   I bought this because I have the oil slather. Whole Foods sells a lot of their soaps in bulk, so you pay per ounce. This has rose, patchouli, and cedarwood. 

Urban Outfitters. 
Earrings - $6 each
   These are just tiny earrings. I like to use these in my second and third holes, or in my upper ear.

Bohemian Summer, Lola, Mystic - 2/$8 or $5 each (swatches below).
   You can see my Bohemian Summer nails here. I have swatches on a nail wheel at the end.

Back Home Haul:

Nail Polish.
Left to Right : Sinful Colors in Daredevil, Flirting Nails, Cold Leather, Laced Up, Strapped, Get It On, My Turn, Leather Loose, Orly in Purple Poodle, OPI in I Knead Sourdough, Essie in Cashmere Blanket (swatches at the end of post).

Sinful Colors was 2/$3 all month at Walgreens, which is why I bought so many of them! They had just come out with the Leather Luxe collection (which is full of matte polishes) so I bought them all but one (the black one). Now they are $.99 this week, so go buy them! They also had an end cap full of new and not so new polishes which is where the other two came from. The Orly, OPI, and Essie are all from their Fall 2013 collections.

Mineral Fusion Skin-Balancing Facial Moisturizer - $18.99 at Ulta
   This is a nice facial lotion. I only use it at night after using the Perfect Image peel I bought. I am almost done with the 4-6 week regimen, and I will be posting about it. Anyway, I use this lotion after spraying my face with my rosewater toners, and it absorbs really nicely.

Sephora Nail Patch Art in Cherry Blossom - $6 at Sephora (on clearance)
   I LOVE these so much. My mom gave them to me for Christmas one year and I finally used them for a trip to Santa Barbara. They are very similar to Sally Hansen nail strips (meaning they aren't stickers like some polish strips are). These pictures were taken with my iPod touch: 
They were so cute, so I was a little sad when I only found one set left at Sephora since they won't be selling them anymore.

World Market earrings - $4.99 each; coral bows and silver arrowheads
   More earrings. I love the bows so much! And I am very into coral right now. I also wish they sold them in different colors, but I haven't seen more yet. World Market always has the cutest jewelry, especially inexpensive studs. 

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 in Ticket to Brazil - $1.99 (sale)
   I have been wanting this for a long time, I was really excited to see it on sale. It's not really that expensive in the first place, though. It is extremely pigmented. I didn't realize that, so the first time I used it I had a noticeable line around my face. You really have to blend it in, or try not to put so much on your brush. I had only barely tapped my brush on it, so if I do end up doing it again, I just tap it on my face where I need it and then blend out. Swatch at the end.

Flower Shine On Lip Gloss in Baby's Breath - $6.98 at Walmart
   I really wanted to like this, but I didn't like the color at all. It felt nice, it just didn't look nice on me. Maybe I'll use it on top of a lipstick. I will definitely try it with a different color though. This line is by Drew Barrymore, and is only sold at Walmart. It is cruelty free and vegan! Swatch at the end.

Flower Color Play Creme Eye Shadow in Wild Geranium - $7.98 at Walmart
   I am still not sure how I feel about this. It creased not long after putting it on. I put it on top of eye shadow primer and then dabbed some over my lid. I made sure I didn't put a lot on. It creased a little, so then I put powder on top and it was okay after that. It is by no means like my favorite Color Tattoos by Maybelline, or the creaseless cream shadows by Benefit. It is more like a mousse, not hard like the other cream eye shadows I've used. I do like the color, though. Swatch at the end.

NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Trio in Cabana Boy - $5.99 at Ulta
   I bought this for no reason. They were pretty browns though, so I thought, why not. Swatches at the end.

NYX Slide On Waterproof Eye Liner in Jet Black and Brown Perfection - $7.99 ea at Ulta
   I have been wanting to try these for a while. I have heard them compared to Urban Decay eye liners. I have used the black and it is very dark. I haven't used eye liners in a while, so I have to get used to using them again. It is really dark and I smudge it a little around my eyes, so I don't have to make a perfect line with it. I still like using gel or liquid liner better. Swatches at the end.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Free with Purchase at Ulta
   I got this at Ulta for free for being a Platinum Member. I have been using the Light one for a long time, so I was curious about this one.

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells - $2.99 at any Drugstore
   I really like this trio. They don't have a lot of trios that I want to try, but the pink and white are very frosty and would be perfect for highlighting around your eyes (and maybe even your face). Swatches at the end.

Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gloss in Fiercely Fuchsia - $5 at Walgreens (clearance)
   I just bought this on clearance because it was in the basket by the register for a long time, and I had my eye on it. I also needed to buy something at least $4 because I had a coupon for $2 off a purchase of $10 and was only at $6. I was a little disappointed in how sheer this product was. I really liked the other lip gloss I had bought on clearance a while ago, but this wasn't the same. Swatch at the end.

Rimmel Moisture Renewal Lip Stick in Back to Fuchsia - $5.47 at Walmart
   I LOVE this lip stick. I even got my friend to buy it, and she doesn't like to wear lip stuff (she is branching out though, she is just not used to it). It is also perfectly matched with the Maybelline lip gloss if I want to make it pop a little more. Swatch at the end.

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans - $20 at Ulta
   This is a perfect color for a quick and easy smoky eye. I have been waiting to use this (I didn't want to wear it in the Summer, I feel it is too dark). I really like it. It is perfect for those who want a simple smoky eye and don't want to do a lot of blending, or do a lot of work! Swatch at the end.
Bath and Body Works Spiced Cider and Marshmallow Fireside candles - 2/$22 (sale) or $20 each
   These both smell amazing. I especially love Marshmallow Fireside and want to go back and buy another one.

Victoria Secret PINK Body Mist in Sweet and Flirty - $8 
   My friend bought this for me. It smells so yummy. We just got a Pink store in the mall, so I may have to go buy the big ones..although when I went there the other day with my mom she [not so] sneakily asked me what part of the line I would like (lotion, body butter, spray, scrub, etc.). The scent is pink grapefruit and sugar berry.

Yakshi Naturals Roll On Fragrance in Cleopatra's Secret - $4.99 (sale)
   This is an oil fragrance and smells very fresh. It doesn't say what is in it, though. 

1 - Urban Outfitters Bohemian Summer
2 - Sinful Colors Cold Leather matte polish from the Leather Luxe collection
3 - Sinful Colors Get it On matte polish from the Leather Luxe collection
4 - Orly Purple Poodle from the Surreal (Fall 2013) collection
5 - Urban Outfitters Mystic
6 - Essie Cashmere Bathrobe from the Fall 2013 collection
7 - Sinful Colors Leather Loose matte polish from the Leather Luxe collection
8 - Sinful Colors My Turn matte polish from the Leather Luxe collection
9 - Sinful Colors Leather Loose with NYC Grand Central Station top coat
10 - Sinful Colors Daredevil
11 - Urban Outfitters Lola
12 - Sinful Colors Laced Up matte polish from the Leather Luxe collection 
13 - Sinful Colors Strapped matte polish from the Leather Luxe collection
14 - OPI I Knead Sourdough from the San Francisco Collection (2013)
15 - Sinful Colors Flirting Nails

1- NYX Slide On Waterproof Eyeliner in Brown Perfection
2 - NYX Slide On Waterproof Eyeliner in Jet Black
3-5 - NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Trio in Cabana Boy
6-7 - Flower Color Play Creme Eye Shadow in Wild Geranium (7 is blended out)
8 - Flower Shine On Lip Gloss in Baby's Breath
9 - Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF 15 in Ticket to Brazil 
10-11 - Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow in Skinny Jeans (11 is blended out)
12-14 - Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells

1 - Flower Shine On Lip Gloss in Baby's Breath
2 - Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gloss in Fiercely Fuchsia
3 - Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Stick in Back to Fuchsia from the Dazzling Duchess line
4 - Rimmel Back to Fuchsia Lip Stick with Maybelline Fiercely Fuchsia Lip Gloss on top

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