"Time flies when you're having fun", I must say it is so damn true! Time goes by so fast and I can't believe it's May tomorrow! I have emptied quite a few beauty items and hygiene products during March and April, I have also tried some new products that I have been loving. Today I am so excited to share with you some of these new things I have used and products I have emptied during these past few months.
Months ago I purchased the Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom gift set which includes a trio of shower gel, body lotion and a fragrance mist in travel sizes. This gift set comes bundled up in a cute flora box and the scent Japanese Cherry Blossom claims to be America's #1 Fragrance Collection.
I am not exactly sure what Japanese Cherry Blossom is suppose to smell like, but I quite like the scents of the shower gel and body lotion; the scent is not too strong nor smells chemically, I like the subtle floral smell and I quite enjoy the softness the body lotion made my skin feels.
LUSH Snowman Shower Jelly is one of the cutest item from the LUSH Christmas Collection, it is designed in a snowman shape (click here to view the image of snowman jelly from my Lush Christmas haul). I am a huge fan of Lush Shower Jellies, I love how they are so wobbly and they make every shower seems so much fun.
The scent of the Snowman Shower Jelly is hard to described, I wasn't a fan at first because it smells sweet and weird at the same time. Lush has described it as a refreshing and sweet scent, which I didn't find refreshing at all. The snowman head and body came apart after a few wash and afterward the heads and the body breaks into little pieces of jellies; I think it is because the snowman is so small so it breaks easily.
These two Guerlain Secret de Purete Cleansing Cream comes from a Guerlain gift set which I have received from when I spent over $200 at the Guerlain counter in Smith and Caughey's. I feel so lucky to be able to try these before I decide on a full size as Guerlain's skincare range is pretty expensive.
This is only a sample and each tube lasted me more than three weeks of everyday use, I only need to use a pea size of product each time to wash off my makeup (even waterproof mascara) and I love that it makes my skin feels very hydrating after each wash and it smells beautiful!
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation is my current HG foundation! It is one of those products that I can apply in a rush knowing that I will not mess up during the process and it would last me through the day. I have oily and combination skin and it made my face looks flawless after each makeup applications, I may have to blot my face once or twice during the day as my T-zone tends to get quite shiny during the day; but I like that even on days that I have no time to touch-up, I would still come home with a flawless face.
I have recently tried a mini sample of MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage and I have enjoyed using it so much I went and purchased the full size; now it is another of my current HG products that I just can't live without! I love that it feels very light-weight, foundation goes on flawlessly and makeup last all day!
I remember wanting this toner so badly ever since I saw it on the Memebox website, it must be the kisses design on the packaging that really attracts me; I finally grabbed the Memebox Office Essential Box (click here to view my unboxing) despite non of the products in the box I was interested in except for this toner.
Label Young Shocking Toner is described as a three-in-one skincare product which can be used alone as a toner or mix with BB cream and foundation. I used this toner at night before bed time along with all my other skincare routine and I find it really hydrates my skin and keep my face soft during the night. This toner has a liquid-y gel-ish texture, it comes in a pretty transparency purple-ish color with loads of tiny beads inside and it smells like grapes.
I don't often fuss over my hair because it is already very healthy, but since I received a Schwarzkopf Moisture Gloss 10 Days Shine Mask to try from my first Beauty Review Beauty Box (click here to view my December beauty box unboxing), this product has become a re-purchase item in my hair care stash.
I tend to emptied this hair mask quite fast, on the box's description it has suggested to use this product as much as I want, so I use it every time I wash my hair. I love that it makes my hair feels silky smooth, I hardly get my hair all tangled these days and my hair smells gorgeous after each wash!
Secret Key Color Recipe The Pink Cream is described as a moisturizer that targets winkle and fine lines on your face, it claims to lift up and tighten dry and saggy skin for a youthful looking complexion. This is one of the product that came in the Memebox Superbox Pinkaholic Box (click here to view my unboxing).
I am currently in my early 20s and I often gets mistaken as a high school kid, there is currently no signs of winkles, fine lines or saggy skin on my face; so I couldn't really see the difference this moisturizer make on my skin.
I have used The Pink Cream during my night time skincare routine before bed, the texture is like gel and it is sticky when applied to the face, it even feels sticky the next morning. I like that it is pink inside out and the texture feels like jelly.
A month or two ago I was gifted The Naked Bee Hand & Body Lotion from my sweet friend Mary (the American friend who often spoils me with beauty goodies), it was my first time trying anything from the brand The Naked Bee and I absolutely love, love it! Since I have emptied this lotion, I had a look online and couldn't see any online stores that has a reasonable price offer and that ships to NZ at the same time. *boo-hoo* ~
I love the strong lavender smell all over my body after each use, this lotion really moisturizes my skin and keep my skin feeling soft.
Bath & Body Works Deep Cleansing Hand Soap in Gingered Peach is one of my favourite hygiene product I have used during the past few months, and I totally regret not buying a few more when I did my BBW order! Don't blame it on me ~ It was my first time using BBW products and I didn't know if it's worth it, but I must say it is very affordable, minus the mail forwarding shipping price.
Gingered Peach smells exactly like peaches, sometimes I would wash my hands just so I could smell the peachy scent ~ lol can't help it, I am a peach fan!
This mini kabuki face brush comes from the ELF Disney Ariel Bronzed Beauty Set, I had maybe ten uses of it until it falls apart (well, nearly, closed to shedding its hair everywhere). I have used it to apply BB cream and while its bristles feels very hard and scratchy, it did delivered a flawless finish.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.
Dry Bar Sake Bomb Nourishing Shampoo & Hydrating Conditioner.
NARS Double Refining Exfoliator.
Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Dairy Facial Scrub.
Diamond Lash falsies.
Not sure what the name or the product is called, I bought this at Rona Makeup in Mid-City Auckland; it is kind of like a Japanese version of the Konjac sponge. I have always loved these as they are a lot more affordable than the Konjac sponge and these works just as good!
SNP Animal Panda Whitening Mask, this is the cutest new facial mask I have recently tried, it smells like lemonade and the sheet mask has a panda face on it.
(click here to view my Instagram shot of me wearing the panda mask) ~ A lot of people has asked where I have purchased the SNP animal masks since I put up a picture on my instagram; these are available to purchase from Rona Makeup or Vanessa in the Mid-City Auckland, and I am sure they are available online too.