Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mini Haul | Sephora & Forever21

What's the worst thing that could possibly happen to a beauty girl not trying to spend money? Answer; all her skincare products run out at the same time! Usually my skincare products will run out a month apart from each other allowing me to spread out my purchases, but not this month! My cleanser and moisturizer were just gone and my toner is on its last little spritzes! So I went over to Sephora with my sister on Monday to finally pick them up. I didn't repurchase my ol' faithful LUSH Ultrabland Cleanser or Imperialis moisturizer because while I do love them, I wanted to see if there was something else! If my new products don't work out for me I'll most definitely just switch back to my old routine, but change is good, right? I also picked up two little extras that weren't exactly on my list, but hey! This is considerably good when you think about how much I used to spend! Enough blabber from me, here's what I got!
  • Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser | Since I wasn't going to stick with my LUSH cleanser I wanted to branch and try out something new. I used Spehora's handy dandy product finder and this one came up for acne/blemishes and blackheads. The reviews were all really good so it's got my hopes up! People actually saw their black heads getting smaller and less frequent blemishes, but only time will tell! I've used this three time already and the one thing that stands out is that it heats up!!! How cool is that?!
  • Clinique Moisture Surge | I stole used some of this moisturizer when I didn't have mine at a friend's house and it worked so well! It sinks into the skin quickly and moisturizes really well! I have had time to use this and the only thing I'm debating is if I should have gotten the intense moisture relief because my skin is quite dry and the cleanser is drying as well :/ May swap this one out!
  • Korres Mango Lip Butter | Okay, this was a tad cheeky purchase. (I can see why some of you think I'm English) I never fell for the hype on these lip butters as I have a ton of lip balms and butters. That was until my best friend got an entire set of these for Christmas and I played with them more closely. There's something so cute and fun about them! I got the Mango one because it smelled the best to me!
  • Striped Buckled Crossbody Bag | I didn't go to the mall intending to walk out with a new bag. I knew I needed one because my current one has a popped zipper and a teared out magnet. I have my Rebecca Minkoff crossbody but it's bright, neon orange so a tad inapropro for the winter. Anywho, we walked into Forever21 and I saw this gem and I knew I had to have it. I needed a new bag, I've always wanted this 'type' of square bag, and it's striped in blue and white! How nautical! I love it to bits already and can't wait to break it in!
A small, but very thought out haul. It feels good knowing I'll get loads of use out these things, so I feel less guilty for spending my money. If you've used any of these products, let me know how you got on! I know everyone raves about the Korres Lip Butters so it's nice to finally have one!

What have you hauled recently?

40 comments:

  1. The bag is so pretty :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. That's quite an interesting haul you got there.....I'm also looking out for a crossbody & lucky you found yourself a chic one!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. I love cross body bags so I'm always on the look out! :)

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  3. I have four Korres Lip Butters and I just love them to pieces :) mango is one of my favourites!
    x

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    1. I'm loving it so far! I can't believe how buttery and smooth they are :D

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  4. I love that bag! It's the perfect one for spring/summer x

    http://lucycole.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I thought so too! I'll wait a little while longer until I completely retire my old bag xx

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  5. Ok, now I want to go to forever 21 and try to find that bag. I love it!

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    1. It's relatively new so I'm sure you'll be able to find it! They also have it in red/white stripes!

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  6. Got some great buys here! xx

    www.charissarae.com

    p.s if you haven't already I'm currently hosting a giveaway for reaching 500 followers so you could be in with winning goodies like Laura mercier, lush etc. :)

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  7. Love the satchel darling and I'm so intrigued by the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser! I look forward to a review on this lovely!

    Eda ♥

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    1. I'll get on that review after I've had a little more time to play with it :)

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  8. The bag is so lovely, can't wait for them to open a f21 in Glasgow x

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    1. Thanks! Oooh, that's exciting! Forever21 is great for on trend things but super cheap prices :D

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  9. Such a delicious haul! I want to try the Korres Lip Butters badly x

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    1. You should! I've only had for four days and I'm wondering when I should go back to get another flavor!

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  10. This is a really nice haul! Loveeee the bag!
    Hareem s

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  11. Really love the bag, tis gorgeous!

    xx

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  12. Nice haul! The cross body bag is my absolute fave :) I believe I have the moisture surge in a sample size, but I am always afraid to try new things on my sensitive skin haha.
    cutenquirky.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm afraid too! I'll find something that works okay for my skin, but I'd love something to benefit my skin. Testing out is always hard cause I don't know how it'll react. I'll let you know how I get on :)

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  13. Great haul lady :)
    I love clinque skincare! That's what I am currently using!
    I think when I run out I am going to try Philosophy!


    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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    1. Thanks! Never tried it before but heard good things!
      Philosophy has a small boxed set of their skincare stuff in mini samples at Sephora! You should look out for it :) xx

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  14. Great haul! Everything is basically skincare so it's justifiable to spend a little more ;) That's how I justify it for myself anyway! I would love to try those Korres lip butters too!

    XO Jenny @ beautykissxo

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    1. Yeah, skincare is the only one of those 'justifiable' splurges! You should try them out, they're so buttery and smell delicious!!

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  15. I'm really curious about the Boscia product, I hope it works out for you! xx - Boho Vanity

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    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to post up a review in a couple of weeks xx

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  16. Mango is a great shade for summer, it's decently pigmented and can even double up as a cheek tint (albeit a tad on the sticky side). I would like to try that Clinique moisturiser, I love the look of the jar and have heard good things about it :)

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    1. Yeah, it's a tad sticky for a cheek tint but I'm gonna love it in the summer, not just the color but the smell! :D I love the clean packaging of Clinique although I'm not sure how much I'm loving this moisturizer :/

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  17. I found your blog through the bloggers hop and I love it. I am definitely following.
    I love the bag, it's very nautical. xxx

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks a lot! Haha, I thought the same thing and that's partly why I love it! xx

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  18. I've heard so many good things about the Korres lip butters!
    P.S. I really like the bag! :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. So have I, and that's why I was so curious! Haven't been let down yet :)

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  19. Oooh I love a good haul! I'd love to hear how you get on with these products :) xxx

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    1. Gonna post a review on the Clinique moisturizer this week! Afraid it's not going to be a good one ):

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