Saturday, November 17, 2012

October-November Haul

yeah, yeah. Another haul.Why must stress make me want to spend money? Luckily I've got rent and utilities covered for the next couple months....
I did some major damage to my bank account during the 40% makeup section sale at A few of these things weren't 40% off but were otherwise on sale/cheaper than Target/Walmart/etc.
  • Jeane Pierre Original Daily Cleansing Towelettes
  • Noxzema Clean Moisture Makeup Removing Cloths
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Facial Lotion
  • Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV-lotion
  • Black Radiance Shine Control Base
  • Dove Sensitive Skin Deodorant 
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Line Smoothing Eye Cream
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin liquid makeup in Nude
  • Love & Toast Candied Apple Lip Butter
  • Skinnygirl Lip Scrub
  • Badger Cuticle balm (not pictured)
 Sephora sent out an email with a code for my choice of three sample bags. I CANNOT RESIST THOSE. So I spent $25 at Sephora since I "needed" some scrub. The It Kit included:

  • NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover
  • Make Up For Ever Microfinish powder
  • Stila In The Light palette shadow card
  • Flower by Kenzo perfume sample
  • Lancome Hypnose Star mascara in 01 Noir Midnight
  • Sephora Anti-shine Foundation Primer
  • Murad Clarifying Cleanser
  • L.I.L.Y Stella McCartney perfume sample
  • Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
I actually purchased the following (including the normal free samples):
  • Clarins UV Plus Dayscreen sample
  • DERMAdoctor KP Duty serum+moisturizer sample
  • Clean Fresh Laundry perfume sample
  • Sephora Collection Supreme Body Lotion
  • Sephora Head to Toe Hydrator
  • Sephora Vanilla Smoothing Body Scrub

 I also got my Target beauty bag in the mail!

  • L'Oreal Evercreme shampoo/conditioner/masque samples
  • Fekkai Shea shampoo/conditioner samples
  • Pixi Beauty Primer sample
  • Jergens Daily Moisture lotion sample
  • CLEAR shampoo/conditioner samples (not pictured-I gave these to my mom to try)
  • Coupon booklet (also not pictured because I had already put that in my wallet)

I got a few random things as well:
  • Pure Silk shave cream in Cherry Blossom
  • Pond's Crema S travel size
  • St. Ive's Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub (got this for free in the mail)

Monday, November 5, 2012

October 2012 Empties

  • Pantene Nature Fusion Moisture Balance conditioner
  • Clear Scalp Therapy Total Care shampoo
  • The Body Shop DeoDry Cool & Zesty deodorant
  • CVS Exfoliating Towelettes
  • Yes To Cucumbers Facial Hydrating Lotion
  • Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Wallflower
  • Bath and Body Works Sweet on Paris lotion (trial size)
  • Nivea Creme tin
  • Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom candle
  • Aromae Botanicals Grapefruit and Sage bar soap (travel size)

  •  Bath and Body Works Wild Honeysuckle shower gel
  • Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter shampoo
  • IKEA green candle (there was no real is green and has a picture of an apple on it)
  • Bath and Body Works Green Grass candle
  • Bath and Body Works Bali Mango body scrub
  • The Healing Garden Passionate Rose body wash

  •  The Body Shop Chocomania body wash
  • Bath and Body Works Cashmere Glow lotion (travel size)
  • Secret Cocoa Butter Kiss deodorant
  • Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel
  • Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser
  • The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion
  • Aquaphor (two tubes that were about to I used them on my feet)

  • White Tea Shampoo, Conditioner and Lotions from a Westin hotel
  • L'Occitane hand cream
  • Tom's Naturally Dry unscented deodorant (travel)
  • White Maple + Cranberry body spray
  • Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes (travel)
  • John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo samples
  • Vichy Cellu-Destock sample
  • Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
  • Willa Naturals On-the-Go Lavender Wipes (travel)
  • Wonderstruck perfume sample
  • Azhar Face & Body bar from a hotel
  • Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Fireside Wallflower

October 2012 Birchbox

I'm super late on this so sorry! I am a full time student who also works 18 hours a week, so I'm sure you can understand. I got the goop box and I can't say I'm overly impressed:

  • Karuna Hydrating Mask
  • Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate
  • Naked Princess lip gloss
  • Lemon Zest (I think...) Luna Bar
  • Lulu Organics hair powder
This was kind of a boring box but I've really like almost every other box, so I'm not cancelling quite yet. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

September 2012 Empties

  •  St. Ives Apricot Scrub (travel)
  • Yankee Candle Garden Sweet Pea Hand Soap
  • Bath and Body Works Paris Amour lotion
  • Bath and Body Works Sea Island Cotton foaming hand soap
  • Aveeno Nourish+Strengthen shampoo and conditioner samples
  • Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Primer (travel size)
  • La Fresh non-acetone nail polish remover pad

  • TRESemme Climate Control shampoo
  • Physician's Formula Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Bath and Body Works Fresh Picked Cherries deep cleansing hand soap
  • Bath and Body Works Wild Berry Tulips lotion
  • Carmex Healing Cream (trial size)
  • Glade Bring on the Blossoms candle
  • Heel to Toe Overnight Repair Treatment
  • Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea HandiBac
  • Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom
  • CVS Dry Skin Therapy
  • Olay Soothing Cucumber Body Wash
  • Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub (travel size)
  • Skintimate Strawberry Tangerine Twist Shave Gel
  • Suave Color Protection conditioner

Why I love Sephora!

So, as you know, I recently bought a Clarisonic from I just wanted to tell you guys my experience. If you go to the product page on the Sephora site, the contents include a Peony Mia2, the charger, a travel case and Josie Maran Argan Oil, Moisturizer and Cleansing Oil. When I ordered the set 3 weeks ago, however, the list and picture included the Clarisonic cleanser as well. When I opened the box, however, there was no Clarisonic cleanser listed or included. I don't mind, but the product listing was incorrect. I decided to tell Sephora that, because I think correct product descriptions are important. I sent the customer service the following email on September 14th:
"I recently ordered and received the Clarisonic Mia2-Josie Maran set (sku #1460831) and discovered that it does not come with the Clarisonic cleanser, as is listed on the product description and seen in the picture. While I do not wish to return the set, as I am happy with what came with it, the description should be edited so others are not disappointed as I was."
 I received an automated response the next day and I thought that was the end of it. On September 16th, however, I received a call from the San Francisco area and it was Sephora! They wanted to send me a sample of cleanser since I did not receive the Clarisonic cleanser. They asked my skin type and verified my shipping address. I got a shipping notice and 4 days later I received these goodies:

I got TWO generous samples of cleanser, one from Ren and one from Ole Henrikson.

I just wanted to share how awesome Sephora is. I simply wanted them to fix their description (which they have since I emailed them) and they went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. Just another reason to shop at Sephora :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yeah, another haul. So sue me.

There were such good sales!
 I finally got a Clarisonic Mia 2 since Sephora came out with a Josie Maran Kit.I will do a separate post in a bit about the purchasing experience soon.
 CHINA GLAZE FOR $1.65 AT SALLY BEAUTY! I had a coupon for $5 off as well :) From left to right (I think...I am doing this several hours after I took the picture, and the colors are quite similar) Flirty Tankini, Hang-ten Toes, Love's a Beach, Pink Plumeria
 Adventure Red-y, I'm Not Lion, Purr-fect Plum, Rose Among Thorns (Neon) The last one doesn't have any printing on the bottle, but it was the only one I could find...

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 2012 Birchbox!

So I finally got my September Birchbox and I must say I am very happy with it. When I looked at the preview, I was a bit underwhelmed, but once I opened the actual box I was very happy.

  • Fall Lookbook 
  • Twirl by Kate Spade perfume sample: THIS SAMPLE HAS A SPRAY PUMP!! Woo hoo!
  • Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: yay for face wash samples! I actually use skincare and whatnot more than the makeup samples I get, since I don't really wear makeup every day.
  • Mighty Leaf Tea: There are 3 tea bags in here, each a different flavor. I like that, especially since one is vanilla :)
  • La Fresh Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free Fresh Tuscan Orange scent: I already used this and ONE pad got all ten fingers worth of nail polish off. These actually smell good. I'm very impressed and considering purchasing these when I use my BB points.
  • Jouer Matte Moisture Tint in Linen: Meh. This is really orange and apparently not as light as I am. 
  • Color Club polish in Tweet Me: Nice formula, but I'm not digging the color. It is almost like a combination of OPI Fiercely Fiona and OPI Who the Shrek are You?
Like I said, I am very happy with this box! It was a nice surprise after watching the Endeavor fly over at the top of a really, really hot parking structure!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bath and Body Works/Target haul...

It is so easy to spend money when you have coupons...

  • EOS special edition Alice in Wonderland lip balm set: I finally found this at my Target! There are watermelon, blueberry and vanilla flavors which you can't get individually.
  • Pond's Luminous Clean towelettes: I needed some more and I wanted to try these ones out
  • Wallflower bulbs from Bath and Body Works: Moonlight Path, Paris Amour, Farmstand Apple, Eucalyptus Mint, Leaves
  • Scentportable refills: Fresh Cotton, Cranberry Woods, Eucalyptus Mint, Farmstand Apple, Island Margarita
  • Light up Wallflower Starter
  • Cashmere Glow lotion mini (free with coupon!)
  • Squirrel Scentportable holder
I only have "winter" scents left for my Wallflower and I wanted some fresher, lighter scents as it is still pretty hot here in Southern California.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Small Sally Beauty Haul

My Sally Beauty club card renews in of course I had to go renew it and use my 15% + free item coupon!!! I don't need anything there but I want so much...

  • ORLY Bubbly Bombshell because who doesn't need more fabulous pink glitter?
  • ORLY Sweet Peacock because some girl in one of my anthro classes has a metallic blue polish I've been eyeing for a bit. This looks nothing like it, as hers looks more like Essie's Blue Rhapsody, but this one is metallic...and good enough?
  • ion inspired by nature Nourishing Oil Treatment because it was on clearance and I've been getting into hair products lately and this was a good way to try a hair oil.
  • ion Moisture Solutions Miracle Leave-In Conditioner because it was free and I've been wanting a leave-in for a while now.
Less than $17 for these four items and the card renewal, plus I got a $5 off coupon for next time :) I'm thinking I "need" one of the new duochrome China Glaze polishes...

Monday, September 3, 2012

August 2012 Empties

  •  Suave Kids 2-in-1 Shampoo in Surf's Up
  • The Body Shop Watermelon body lotion
  • Softsoap Pampered Hands Tangerine Treat hand soap
  • Herbal Essences Dangerously Straight spray

  •  Nivea towelettes (bought in Costa Rica or Nicaragua)
  • Simple Refreshing Face Wash Gel (travel size)
  • AXE Fresh Phoenix deodorant

  •  Bath and Body Works Aruba Coconut Glowing Body Scrub
  • Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Handsoap in Japanese Cherry Blossom
  • Sephora Instant Moisturizer
  • Philosophy Kiss Me lip scrub
  • The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Morocco body souffle
  • Pantene Smoothing Creme
  • Sephora Express Cleansing Wipes
  • The Body Shop Cucumber Cleansing Milk

samples, samples everywhere!

  • Tresemme Split End shampoo and conditioners
  • Dove Visible Care Renewing body wash
  • Juice Beauty Oil-Free moisturizer (sample)
  • Supersmile mouthwash packet
  • Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub
  • random shampoo from hotel
Not pictured:
  • BBW PocketBac in Pink Sugarplum
  • Head and Shoulders samples
  • Pure Silk Melon Splash Shave Creme
  • Serene Elements sample (trial)
  • Aveeno, Clear and Garnier shampoo/conditioner samples
  • Gold Canyon Clean Sheets candle

August Birchbox (better late than never?)

Hey guys. I got my Birchbox on time this month but between picking up my boyfriend from Northern California, planning/buying/assembling/arranging furniture, working, AND starting back to school within the last week, my blog was farther down on my list of priorities than it was before. On to the Birchbox!

  • Schick Hydro Silk razor (yay! Love these)
  • Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer
  • Eye Rock Designer Liner
  • Viva La Juicy La Fleur
  • C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine (lemon!!)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July 2012 Empties know the drill:

  •  CVS Nighttime Cleansing Towelettes
  • Supergoop! samples (x2)
  • The Body Shop Raspberry Ripple body wash
  • Bath and Body Works Sea Island Cotton Supercharged Body Scrub
  • Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub sample
  • Korres Mattifying Primer
  • L'Occitane Rose & Violette Hand Cream
  • The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Butter
  • Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion shampoo (travel size)
  • Nivea Extended Moisture Lotion (travel size)
  • Heel to Toe Cucumber Heel Treatment

  •  AXE Deep Clean Hair Scrub & Shampoo (this is from my boyfriend...I used it in his shower and promptly stole it. I love the little scrubby bits)
  • Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser sample
  • Neutrogena Visibly Bright cleanser (travel size)
  • Up&Up Strawberry Tangerine Women's Shave Gel

  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
  • CVS Healthy Complexion Eye Cream
  • Zoya Remove+
  • Clean&Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub (travel size)
  • Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes (travel size)
  • bareMinerals Prime Time primer (sample size)
  • Tresemme Climate Protection Conditioner
  • Eucerin Calming Creme (travel)
  • St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter body wash (travel)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 2012 Birchbox

I have been getting Birchboxes for a year now! My first one was July 2011. I can honestly say I have ever not gotten $10 worth of happiness/products out of my boxes. I am SO glad I found them. 
  • Tea Forte minteas in Ginger Pear My favorite tea is actually the ginger pear from Trader Joe's, so I don't mind trying a solid version!
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner I actually have two of these (a black and a navy blue) from before Eyeko redid their brand. I thought they were cool then and I'm glad they sent me a new one. 
  • Harvey Prince Eau Flirt Yay for perfume samples! I REALLY wish they would start sending ones that have a spray top though.
  • Color Club polish in Blue-ming I have two colors exactly like this, but I like Color Club polishes so I'm excited to test out the formula on this one.
  • Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum After a disasterous encounter with Cetaphil sunscreen (my face was sticky. all. day. long.) I am excited to try another sunscreen. I've used one packet already and it is really nice. Moisturizes but dries without being sticky.
  • Earbuds These are crappy, but it is always nice to have an extra pair around.
I am pleased with this month's box and can't wait to see what they have in store for next month!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gigantic back-in-America haul

So. I got back from my trip a few days ago, as you know. I came back starved for good old fashioned American materialism. I NEEDED to go shopping, so I hit up Bath and Body Works the last day of the Semi-Annual Sale, WalMart, Target, a few drugstores, and the Bath and Body Works outlet. 

  •  Dial Hello Kitty gel hand soap (Albertson's)
  • Maybelline Color Show nail lacquer in Crushed Candy (WalMart)
  • Hog Wash hand sanitizer (WalMart)

 From Walgreens:
  • Yes To Cucumbers Color Care shampoo and conditioner (half off!!)
  • Dial Naturals body wash in Tangerine & Guava
  • Dial Naturals body wash in Plum Blossom & Almond Oil (BOGOfree)
  • Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner + sample of Healing Cream
  • Yes to Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter in Citrus
  • L'Oreal Youth Code Day Lotion SPF 30 trial
  • Simply lip balm in Fresh Mint
  • Simply lip balm in Iced Pear
  • Wet N Wild ColorIcon Shimmer Eyeshadow Single in Sellout + free eyeliner 

 From Target:

  • Skintimate Limited Edition Strawberry Tangerine Twist 
  • Skintimate Limited Edition Raspberry Rain
  • Schick Intuition Renewing Moisture razor
  • L'Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer in Fair 
  • Clean&Clear Morning Burst Fruit Infusions Hydrating Cleanser + scrub mini
  • Revlon Diamond Lust eyeshadow in 110 Starry Pink
  • Covergirl Eye Enhancers trio in 110 Shimmering Sands
  • Revlon Colorstay nail polish in Rain Forest (didn't notice it was called that til after I bought it, lol)
  • Pixi nail polish in Opal Sheen 
  • Pixi nail polish in Pirouette Pink 
  • L'Oreal True Match Powder in W2 Light Ivory

 From Big Lots

  • Pure Silk Melon Splash Shave Creme
  • Softsoap Vineyard Escape scrub
  • Bare Foot Peppermint and Plum Foot Soak
  • Covergirl Lashblast Fusion in Very Black
  • Glade Bring on the Blossoms candle
  • Covergirl Lashblast Fusion in Black Platinum

 From Bath and Body Works:

  • Cucumber Melon foaming hand soap
  • Eucalyptus Mint foaming hand soap
  • Warm Vanilla Sugar deep cleansing hand soap
  • C.O. Bigelow Mentha lip balm stick in Cinnamint
  • PINK With a Splash Fresh & Clean body mist
  • Cucumber Melon shower gel x2
  • I <3 Watermelon Cherry shower gel

 From Bath and Body Works Outlet

  • Be Enchanted body mist
  • Cherry Vanilla body mist
  • Shea Cashmere body mist
  • Black Raspberry Vanilla body mist
  • Into the Wild eau de toilette

 Outlet continued:

  • Be Enchanted shower gel
  • Warm Vanilla Sugar shower gel
  • Green Grass 3-wick candle
  • Leaf soap sleeve (for the foaming soap)
  • Sea Island Cotton shower gel
  • Paris Amour shower gel

From Rite Aid
  • Love's Rain Forest all-over body mist
So I spent way too much and I never want to go shopping again, lol. It barely fits in my room...I'm going on a no-buy...

June 2012 Birchbox!

I know this is super late, but I just got to open this box a few days ago because it was sitting at my parent's house while I was in Central America.

  • Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm I am SUPER excited about this. I've already opened it and worn it twice and I am quite impressed. It gives just enough coverage for the summer when I don't want to put on full foundation. It is quite expensive, though, unfortunately.
  • Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume Perfume sample...sigh. I like perfume samples, but come on. At least give me one with a spray nozzle. It smells alright though.
  • theBalm Stainiac in Beauty Queen Woohoo for gel stains! I love the consistency of this one, not too solid but not drippy like BeneTint.
  • Melvita Rose Floral Water I'm new to this whole face-water-spray business, but I'm glad I get to try one. It smells like roses, too!
  • Modcloth Headband This is super cute and I love the wire inside of it, but I don't know if I will actually wear it.
I'm pretty happy with June's Birchbox, especially after trekking around in the humid jungle for 5 weeks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Costa Rica and Nicaragua mini haul

So. I went to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. There were plenty of bugs and it was humid enough to make my normally kinda dry skin very, very, very oily. I didn't spend too much, and most of this was because I needed whatever it was...

Sorry about the odd picture...I was tired and I don't feel like finding all of the products again to take another picture.

  • Equate Hair Cream 
  • Nivea Angel Star Soft Souffle in Hot Crush
  • Chicphia Love Spell body spray (yes...this is a Victoria's Secret copy cat...)
  • Avon Hand Sanitizer in Lime
  • Nivea Towelettes for Normal Skin
  • Palmolive 2 in 1 Shampoo
Basically I bought things I needed and chose varieties that I couldn't get in America... 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 2012 Empties and goodbye!

I'm leaving for Costa Rica and Nicaragua for tomorrow and I won't be back until the middle of July! No posts until then, sorry! On to the empties:

  •  Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom body mist
  • Up&Up Smoothing Shave Gel
  • The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla body scrub
  • Bath and Body Works Passion Flower Wallflower

  •  Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo sample (from Birchbox)
  • Sephora Flawless Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15
  • Pantene Beautiful Lengths Smoothing Creme
  • Pantene shampoo (travel size)
  • Nivea Express Hydration lotion (travel size)
  • Nivea Kiss of Smoothness lip balm
  • Benefit BADgal lash (dried up)
  • Garnier Ultra-Lift sample

  • St. Ives Fresh Skin warming scrub
  • Bath and Body Works Fresh Picked Strawberries Deep Cleansing Hand Soap
  • L'Occitane gentle milk soap
  • TRESemme Split Remedy shampoo and conditioner samples

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Travel Beauty Items

Hey guys,

Long time, no real post. My last day of school was on May 9th, and with the exception of the wedding on May 11th, all I have been doing is working and prepping for my journey to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. This whole "travel-to-foreign-countries-to-do-research" thing really stresses me out because I honestly have no experience with this kind of thing. I'm SO TIRED of spending money and buying things that I have to have. I am just a student after all, and I don't get much financial support from my parents so money has been a little tight. I have it all pretty much figured out now, but I'm still worrying about everything.
One part of this adventure that I have really enjoyed, however, is buying the "beauty" products I will be needing in the jungle. I have SO MUCH STUFF already, but of course it all smells like fruit and flowers and other things mosquitoes and other bugs like. I had to buy everything unscented/plain scented because I don't want to raise the risk of getting bitten by mosquitoes. Additionally, I have bought enough DEET to repel an elephant.
Here's the lot of it:
Group Picture

Sun Protection
  • Two bottles of Bullfrog SuperBlock SPF 50
  • one giant bottle of Equate SPF 50
  • small thing of slightly-expired CVS brand SPF 70 "face lotion" that I plan on using on my body. 

Face Products

  • Two ChapStick LipSHIELD365 SPF 50+ lip balms
  • Bioré Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser (I don't have to use a toner after this)
  • Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 50
  • one toothbrush
  • Crest Baking Soda & Peroxide toothpaste

Body Products

  • Equate Mild Exfoliating body wash (compare to Dove Gentle Exfoliating body wash)
  • CVS Dry Skin Therapy soothing cream (compare to Eucerin Calming Creme)
  • Aquaphor Healing Ointment
  • Degree NaturEffects Absorbent Sea Salt deodorant
  • Schick silk razors
  • L'Occitane shea butter hand cream

Hair Products

  • Suave Kids 2-in-1 Shampoo in Surf's Up 
  • Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Smoothing Cream
  • Goody Slide-Proof head bands
  • Goody mini hair brush
  • Goody Ouchless elastics
  • Not pictured, but there will be a fair amount of bobby pins coming with me.
Yeah. It really is a shame that EVERYTHING I already had except the Garnier Smoothing Cream was scented like something. Also, you'll notice there is absolutely no makeup here. I figured howler monkeys will not care if I wear mascara or not, and why put makeup on if I'm just going to be wet all day? Now, to get everything to fit into my bags...

What are you guys planning for this summer and what beauty products are you bringing with you?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Huge Haul

I went home on Thursday for my cousin's wedding. The bride was beautiful and I am so happy for them!  Besides going to the wedding, I also went shopping with my boyfriend and got my make-up done for the wedding at the MAC counter in Nordstrom (I was a guest book attendant at the wedding). I went a little wild with coupons and whatnot...

  •  Dial Hello Kitty bar soap and body wash Finally found these! I've been looking for these for a while. They smell amazing!
  • Suave Kids 2-in-1 Shampoo in Surf's Up I needed a non-fruity 2-in-1 for CR and Nic.)
  • Pantene Ice Shine shampoo I had a coupon that got me this for free
  • Olay Soothing Cucumber massaging body bar and body wash The body bar was included for free and this was on clearance...AND I had a dollar off coupon
  • Herbal Essences Split End Protector I am hoping this works the same as the previous products in this kind of bottle.

  •  Covergirl Lash Perfection Needed new mascara, this looked good.
  • Covergirl Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer I had wanted this for a LONG time. I had two dollar off manufacturer coupons PLUS a two dollar off two Target I got $4 off the two CG items.
  • Revlon ColorStay Aqua hydrating powder On clearance for $3.58, had a $2 off coupon, so it was $1.58 in the end. WORTH IT. It feels SO good when you put it on your skin.
  • Wet N Wild MegaLast polish in On a Trip This was on sale for one dollar at Walgreens :)

 I went to Bath and Body Works to get a few things for my mom and I also stopped by Victoria's Secret because I had a free panty AND a $10 off anything coupon.
From Bath and Body Works:

  • Deep Cleansing hand soap in Fresh Picked Watermelons, Fresh Picked Pears and Paris Amour
  • PocketBacs in Fresh Picked Pears and Fresh Picked Peaches
  • Swirly sleeve for the hand soap (my boyfriend picked this out for our room next year)
From Victoria's Secret: These were on clearance for $7.50 so I got both for $5 after my coupon!!!
  • PINK body butter in Pretty Girl
  • PINK body butter in Dream On 
I got the mini body spray as a gift from the bride and groom :)

From MAC, I got two eyeshadows in All That Glitters and Mulch. I decided on All That Glitters and the MAC lady suggested Mulch as a crease color when I asked. I also got a Cremesheen lipstick in Creme Cup, which I wore to the wedding. I also got Fix+ because they used it at noon and my foundation was still on after midnight, after a hot day and a lot of crying. And it smells amazing! These are my first MAC products and so far I am impressed.

I also got my Target Beauty Bag in the mail! The products included were:

  • Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes (7 wipes)
  • Neutrogena Visibly Bright face wash
  • Pantene Color Care Volume shampoo
  • Nivea Extended Moisture lotion
  • L'Oreal Magic Lumi primer (LOVE this stuff!!)

So...all in all...a pretty awesome/reckless weekend!