I’m a massive beauty hoarder. No surprise there!
I mainly buy products to try & test out while the rest are repurchases. February is the month I may have gone a bit crazy with online shopping and this haul is a good mix of new skin care products and couple of stock ups. Since Dubai doesn’t carry many new beauty brands, product junkies like me have no other choice but to rely on Nordstrom, Selfridges and other beauty sites. And thank-god for Aramex Shop & Ship.
Here’s what I hauled.
After years of using LUSH bubblegum lip scrub it was time for me to switch. Not that it wasn’t any good – lovely one in fact but I wanted to try something new. That’s when Sara Happ Lip Scrub in Sparkling Pink Grapefruit happened. Even though it’s my first time with SP, I won’t be expecting a miracle here. All lip scrubs meant to do the same thing. That is to get rid of dry skin and the keep lips smooth as possible. And my guess is – this one markedly very good in doing that.
Kate Somerville was on the cards this year. I was intrigued after reading many raving reviews and motivational posts from skin care Guru Caroline Hiron’s, so ended up splurging on Daily Nourish moisturizer & Line Release under Eye Repair Cream. Both are undoubtedly cult products and sound promising in terms of results. Since my under eye lines have gone from bad-to-worse, particularly having high hopes on the eye cream. Nourish Daily Moisturizer however is to replace my heavy-duty creams this summer. Let’s see how this rolls.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater – Post trialling the sample size, I badly wanted to restock this amazing spritz. You must buy this! I’ve already raved about it in my earlier blog post. La Mer Lip Balm is another highly recommended item. You have my seal of approval to empty your wallet on this lip balm. The best I’ve tried and beyond obsessed with it.
I’ve been immensely loving Crabtree & Evelyn hand creams past year. CITRON Honey & Coriander Ultra Moisturizing Hand Therapy was the one that won my heart. Purely because of fresh lemon hints & coriander and its moisturizing power. So I had to have the Body Lotion too. It’s not on the heavy side, locks moisture and the citrusy scent is divine.
Until fairly recently I had never heard of Glossier. Reason for my discovery was the Milky Jelly Cleanser. When I hit the site, Glossier Phase 1 Kit was available & thought ‘what a nice way of getting to know this brand”? I get to trial 4 full-sized not-so-basic basics – a cleanser, skin tint, priming moisturizer & a skin salve. I’m currently testing these. Expect detail reviews soon.
NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CIAS) & Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (MMHC) (not pictured) are another #hironsmademedoit purchases. What impressed me most was the high-tech intelligence behind the game-changing brand and its focus on ‘long-term health of skin’ as the founder Brandon Truaxe has explained. He is also the creator behind the famous Hydraluron Serum. I’m so looking forward to using this duo. They are highly praised products in the world of skin care right now.
All in all I’m can’t say I regret purchasing any.
Have you tired any from my list? What are the products you’ve hauled recently?