Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Used up so far... Part VI

It's that time again!
What items have I used up in the past couple of weeks, you may ask?

This week they've all been items I've really enjoyed using and that I would definitely repurchase (some of them are even Holy Grail material!!!)

1. NARS Foundation Primer with SPF 20


I reviewed this primer not too long ago, so scroll back a couple of posts for my in-depth thoughts. Bottom line is - this is a lovely oil-free primer, great for winter time when my skin is a bit dehydrated and blotchy. It really helps even out skin texture and provides a smooth base for further makeup application.
This little tube I have was just a sample but it lasted me about a month of every day use, so it's a product of good value since the full size contains over 5 times as much and costs $30.

2. L'Oreal Professional Absolut Repair Hair Mask


Hands down one of my favourite conditioners that I've ever tried. I've been using this for two years now (not consistently, but I first used it in early 2009) and it's just one of those things I always go back to. I don't use it as a traditional hair mask like it instructs on the packaging. I just use it as a regular conditioner. I apply it to wet hair after shampooing, leave it on for about a minute and then rinse.
I always have good hair days after I use this, it smells amazing and makes my hair SO soft! Doesn't weigh hair down, either, and works well with any shampoo you pair it with. It's always something I want to keep in my bathroom just in case. Lasts a while too since you only need a small scoop (about a teaspoon-worth) at a time.

3. Bioderma Sensibio H2O


I went through this bottle in just over a month... not quite economical since it costs $22 here in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart. In Europe it's a lot cheaper, I'm hearing about 12 euro for the 500 mL bottle (which I haven't been able to find here... we only carry 250 mL bottles). But it's worth it. So far the most efficient and gentle eye and face makeup remover I've tried.
I have to go get more ASAP!

4. LUSH Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask


I recently talked about this in my newest video and I love this mask! Smells questionable, but it contains natural antiseptics such as tea tree oil and garlic, it's incredibly gentle and leaves the skin radiant, pores refined, and soft. It doesn't work any magic on reducing breakouts or healing pimples, but it definitely benefits with the overall appearance and texture of the skin.
Will definitely repurchase this as well!

So this has been a good week, (or bad for my wallet since I have to repurchase these at some point), but I really enjoy using products up and in the end making the big decision on whether to repurchase or to move on to the next best thing.

As always, keep me posted on what you've been using lately!
Until next time :)

xoxox

- Sandra

26 comments:

  1. I adore that Loreal hair mask, it is seriously the best for damaged hair, combined with the shampoo it works wonders! Good job using all these products.

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  2. I really want to try that Nars foundation primer!! Great post! :)

    -Sriya xx


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  3. I must get the NARS primer. I get excited when I finish a product too cause as a makeup addict who has accomulated quite a bit, it's a huge accomplishment to just hit pan on any product. Love reading your posts. :)

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  4. I love cosmetic warrior. Be careful where you leave it though. I left a tub of mine in my boyfriends parents fridge. To cut a long story short, his Dad thought it was a garlic spread and used it in his sandwich. Yuck!

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  5. I've been looking at the Bioderma Sensibio H2O for a while on Ebay and I've found the 500ml for $30.00 (including shipping) - that is slightly more economical...

    www.thelostfashionorchestra.blogspot.com

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  6. You've convinced me to try the L'oreal hair mask, I also think I need to get the Nars primer!

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  7. ive been looking for a hair mask, i will take your advice and try this one! xx

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  8. I really need to try the L'oreal hair mask, I have the one for colored hair but it's not strong enough. You make me wanna try the Bioderma cleanser even though I already found Vichy's micellaire lotion to be one of my HG ones, but I'll try Bioderma's to compare them. In Greece though Bioderma's cleanser it's not that cheap either, the 500 ml bottle costs 25 euros.

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  9. Love your blog. I purchased the ysl teint resist the other day based on your recommendation and I love it. It feels like you aren't really wearing makeup and smells fresh too. I always like seeing your outfit posts and would love to see more "clothing hauls"! You have such great style . Thanks for all the tips!

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  10. I really, really want to try the Bioderma remover. I think it's a bit cheaper over here. That Nars primer is interesting. I love how it has sun protection in it!

    prettyinthedesert.blogspot.com

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  11. I found Bioderma 500ml for $30 in a drugstore where I live too (east coast), a lot better priced. Hope you can hunt it down

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  12. Yey for empties! It always feel great to use up something (=

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  13. Love posts on peoples beauty products its just nice to see other peoples things. I had lush cupcake mask loved it but it has talc in which is bad so searching for a new mask. Other lush masks just dont work really but prob have to give it time.
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  14. Give the vichy cleansing micellar solution a try... it was the same price as the Bioderma on at SDM when I went the other day. The Vichy one is my HG, and for the price I couldn't bare to try bioderma out.

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  15. ooooo i want to try that hair mask!

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  16. I love these "used up" posts...that bioderma finished quickly! I haven't found any in any of my shopper's locations - and I was thinking of ordering online - but now I think it's too much trouble, and I might just buy the Body Shop one for now!

    By the way, I've tagged you for a blog award:

    http://ellaprettyblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/blogger-award-7-things-about-me.html

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  17. Hi Sandra. If you want I can send you the Bioderma lotion, as I live in Bulgaria and is a lot cheaper here. Just let me know. Greetings.

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  18. I really wanna try that foundation primer...I have never used one before.
    And I adore Lush face masks...they do wonders!!

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  19. The Bioderma Sensibio H2O 500ml can be found at Lawtons Drugs in Canada (if you have a Lawtons) for $30. I get it for $22 with my Lawtons card :)

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  20. Hi! I found your blog today through another blog (musings of beauty or something like that) and I just have to say that I LOVE your taste in makeup. I have made a list of things I want to try out that you have mentioned. Besides that you look absolutely gorgeous. I hope you blog a lot in the future because I will for sure read every day :)

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  21. I have no idea why but I love how you finished up so many products! I rarely "hit pan"(;

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  22. get the bioderma on ebay! i m sure it'll be much cheaper! :)

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  23. Hi Sandra, new to your blog, I really like it! Just a quick message to say the cheapest place to get Bioderma's cleanser is in France. We have 3 sizes here (100ml, 250ml and 500ml), and the best deal is 16€ for a TWO 500ml bottles set! I like to buy the 100ml one to travel (costs 1,99€). So maybe try to find deals on French eBay, maybe? Hope that helps...

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  24. I'm using Bioderma makeup remover too. I love it so much!

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  25. Interesting cosmetic warrior I will try this for sure. Keep posting!

    obagi Philippines

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  26. I love Bioderma Sensibio H2O too.... usually when there is 500ml available at SDM... I will STOCK it up... hopefully they will be coming to Canada again this year very soon!


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