Hey hey hey! I'm sorry I've sort of been MIA. My classes are definitely more difficult than last semester and I am still trying to enjoy all of this. I still have to go to the doctors, the PO to mail stuff out, and the tailors! - 24 hours a day is never enough for me during the semester :(
But today I decided to set some time aside to blog. Today's post will be a relatively small haul with some first look thoughts. I guess it's a mix of what I received for Christmas from some of my friends/what I bought. Enjoy!
^So I ran out of conditioner and I was at Duane Reade to buy a new conditioner. Before I used Herbal Essences but I didn't really like it. It smelled really good but I didn't feel it did anything for my hair. I was debating between this and an Aveeno conditioner but I decided to go for this one. I think it's better than Herbal Essences but I'm still on the hunt for a really good conditioner. I was sort of disappointed in this but that's because I had high expectations. I mean, THIS is what they claim in front of the bottle:
^Yes, it is moisturizing but I don't know about the "ultra" part and the "luxurious" part. My hair was pretty soft after using it but my hair was always on the softer side lol. Would I rebuy? Maybe. If I can't find something else. For the price (I think it was $8.99) I think it does a pretty good job.
^My friend V got me this super generous Lancome skincare set! It comes with a mousse radiance foaming cleanser (full sized), tonique radiance toner (full sized), and a bonus bi-facial eye-makeup remover (sample sized). It also came with a big makeup bag. It's my first time using Lancome products (I still feel like it's meant for old people lol) but I was very excited when I got this. I haven't used the cleanser yet so I can't really say anything about it but the toner is pretty nice! It has a slight scent to it but nothing that bothers me too much. I find it rather pleasing, actually. But what I didn't really like was the bi-facial makeup remover. It smells like artificial roses. I hate that smell! It was unexpected because I use Clinique's eye-makeup remover which basically has no scent to it. But I will use it nonetheless because it is a great eye-makeup remover.
^The makeup bag is HUGE! it fits all the items with lots of room left over. I'm very pleased with it in general. I really am enjoying this and I can't wait to use the cleanser! If it's anything like the toner, I'm sure I'll like it. But I'm even more touched that my friend V went out to get this for me as she knows I'm interested in these kind of things. She also got the same set for herself and she said it works for her so I'm double happy, haha.
^Starting from the far left: Tarte Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush (in the shade 'amused'), Stila Custom Color Blush (self-adjusting shade!), Harajuku Lovers Fragrance (Jingle G), and Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation (in the shade Translucent Medium).
The two blushes are from my friend R. We're both makeup freaks so we got each other makeup this year. I thought it was sweet of her to get me blushes because I'm sort of blush-crazy! Haha. Both blushes are AWESOME and so pigmented, I have to be careful. Expect a review on both blushes soon!
The Harajuku Lovers perfume I got for myself because it was on sale when I popped into Sephora a few weeks back. It was $11 so I thought why not. It doesn't smell as fruity as I'd like it to smell but that's cool because the scent is long wearing. Plus the ridiculously cute packaging!
The Physicians Formula Powder Foundation I also got for myself because it was on sale at Duane Reade last time. I think I got it for a little less than $5 and expect a review for this too because I just think it's so AWESOME! Ahhh! I was worried I got a shade too dark (I originally planned on getting translucent light) but I think it sort of adjusts to your skin as it is a translucent powder. So very glad I got this!
Did you haul anything lately??