Nawt eggxactly! I actually ran out of a lot of my skincare essentials last week (including the glorious Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel) and some breathed their last only yesterday so a much awaited and exciting haul was in order. Its just that I had anticipated this set of empties a week before it actually happened, hence a diligently advance order was already placed! (Any excuse will do)
Like I mentioned in my Sunday’s post, I had placed a couple of giant orders and also bought a few things in store. I had been trying a lot of samples recently and as it always happens, what started with one tiny order soon bloated into a big order comprising everything from haircare to skincare.
I ran out of all my everyday moisturisers, the La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluide and Avene Rich Compensating Cream and needed something hydrating and non-greasy asap. I had tried this Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (Intense hydration version) a couple of months back and knew it would be the perfect for my daily need.
My Fresh Soy Milk Cleanser nearly came to its end and like I had mentioned here I was itching to try something new. I definitely need help because I have just spent £50 on a bloody cleanser! But oh this one is also insanely good! I tried a sample (they always always get me with samples) and just . couldn’t . help it! Atleast now i’ll die in peace that I had given Tata Harper a try!
Alpha-H has sure crossed my radar more than a few times and this new video from Caroline (a.k.a skincare goddess) has sort of tugged me over to the “must get that liquid Gold thing” territory. I always like a good physical exfoliator especially for my T-zone which can get fairly infested with blackheads and whiteheads fairly easily. I found the Micro Cleanse to be gentle yet very effective without inviting any redness (thanks again to a generous sample) and decided to give the full size a go. This contains Glycolic Acid as well so I am assuming it’ll have a deeper exfoliation packed in it which also means I’ll have to load up on sunscreen!
Now, hair care is definitely something I DO NOT need and I am very happy with the products I am using but I did get stuff because, curious! Kiehl’s Magic Elixir is my preferred hair oil and has been for years, I try and keep a bottle around when the “scaly scalp situation” hits, for which this is amazing. Its easy to wash out meaning no double triple shampooing required and leaves my scalp clean and calm for days.
Also got myself a HUGE bottle of Sachajuan’s Hair repair after multiple people raved about it. Not sure if its going to be better than my already pretty amazing (and expensive) Kerastase’s Discipline Masque but if at nearly half its price and more in quantity the Hair Repair works, I might have a change of heart and product loyalty!
Have you guys heard of Original & Mineral? I hadn’t until I googled it and found pretty impressive reviews. Found myself a bottle at Luxola and an order was placed. I haven’t used it yet but I was taken aback by how tiny that bottle is! I must have groaned and moaned for a day over the fact that I spent so much on a tiny bottle and now it better be good! The name Frizzy Logic sounds promising, its supposed to be a after wash shine serum and it smells deliciously of coconuts.. very high hopes indeed!
After what can only be termed an epic fail that was my L’occitane Almond Milk Veil, I decided to get something light and hydrating for my constantly dry and chronic limbs. I have loved Creme de Corps before but this time got the lighter version (very risky.. I know) and its really good! I use it at night after shower and although it absorbs fairly easily it lingers on in the nicest way and my skin is very happy come morning. Exactly what I wanted the Milk Veil to be. The prices of both are comparable atleast in India so I’d highly recommend getting the Kiehl’s version if you’re looking for a body milk.
Samples Galore! Kiehl’s were generous as per usual and I have plenty of things to try. Also got a mini beauty blender solid cleanser sample which I am SO happy about! Travel brush cleansing sorted!
There is one more thing that I got myself *hint* some brushes *hint* very popular *hint* starts with ‘Z’! Will have a post on that up soon!
Let me know if you’ve tried any of my newbies and what you think?
Have a great week ahead!