Product Wish List

I’ve made a promise to myself to stop spending money on beauty products. In the grand scheme of things, I don’t have a lot of makeup or beauty products, however, I want to start using up the things that I already own. I’m finding that I have many of the same products from different brands and as much as I love testing out new things, I think its time for a bit of a purge. I hate to see great products go to waste so for this period of time no more beauty product purchases!

As such, I thought I would share with you what I want to check out once I use up all of my existing products!

Mac Fix + – I’ve recently run out of my Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. I know they don’t do the same thing but I wanted to try the Fix + before I repurchase another Urban Decay setting spray.

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Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask – I’ve heard so many good things about this mask and I’ve wanted to try it for awhile. I have a really great Elizabeth Arden Hydrating Mask that I’ve been loving so I’m set for now.

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NARS Blush in Orgasm – This blush has been on my mind for years, but I’ve just always found excuses not to purchase it. I have a few Mac and NYX blushes that I need to put a dent in before I can justify another blush.

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HOURGLASS : Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light – I can’t stop swatching this every time I walked past it in Sephora. I want the Diffused Light because it is supposed to “conceal redness” – I need that … badly.

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Soap and Glory : One Heck of a Blot – I’ve tried my fair share of shine control face powders, I can’t say I’m partial to any that I’ve tried. I’ve heard such great things about this powder that I want to try it for myself – unfortunately I need to get through my Rimmel Stay Matte and CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder first.

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I love trying out new products and I’ve accumulated a bunch in the past few months – maybe that’s why I’ve vowed to finish my existing products up before I move on! That is of course unless I go on a shopping trip to the US (which may happen this Friday) and then this whole post would be in vain…

xx.

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I’m a Lush…

I don’t shop here a lot but, ohhh how I love Lush. The closest Lush store to me is at least a 30 minute drive so I like to save it for special occasions. This past weekend was one of those, as you might have seen I got together with some friends last weekend and ended up going shopping. The mall in particular that we went to has a Lush, so of course I made it my business to go try some new pretty smelling things. I wasn’t at all disappointed.

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I’d been wanting to try one of their Fresh Face Masks for awhile and I was trying to decide between Cupcake or Cosmetic Warrior. However, chatting with one of the lovely sales associates, he pointed out Love Lettuce and I was sold.

I do this weird thing, when I buy a new product I don’t use it for awhile, but with this mask I had to try it, I’m so glad I did. It left my skin feeling so smooth and without discolouration, which I’m prone to – I’ve always been an easily flushed kind of girl.

Here’s what I loved about it:

  • smells like a cup of delicious hot tea
  • went on smoothly
  • you don’t need to use a lot of product (lasts longer!!)
  • dries quickly and evenly
  • feels fresh
  • the exfoliating beads (of ALMOND!)

Here’s what I didn’t love so much:

  • the colour (but I can look past that, the product is amazing)

The mask left skin feeling smooth and hydrated, I usually put on a mostiurizer right after I wash or exfoliate my face, I didn’t geel like I needed to after I washed it all off. I have somewhat sensitive skin so I’m going to keep using this and loving the way it makes my skin feel – here’s hoping me skin doesn’t freak out.

While I was in Lush, I HAD to pick up a Bubble Bar. This took me awhile, I think I went around the store smelling everything at least twice (sorry Coleen and Meghan). I just couldn’t decide everything just smells and looks so good! I ended up choosing the first Bubble Bar I saw, the Dorothy. Holy cow this thing smells amazing, according to Lush’s website it says it smells of “ylang ylang, sweet figs and uplifting orange oil” fine by me – I’ll take 5 more.

I think another trip to Lush in the very near future is in order…

xx.