I've picked up a few things in the small bits of time I had available this week (aka I went to the mall during my hour lunch breaks from work and did some damage).
I had a gift card left over from Christmas to The Bay, it was 20x the points on beauty at Shoppers Drug Mart and a "redeem 40,000 points for $90 off" event the next day... long story short, this had to happen!
3 things were boring but necessary repurchases: Shiseido facial cotton which is totally worth the money, La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo which is my holy grail spot treatment for acne, and La Roche Posay Effaclar K which is reformulated and has a weird scent... it no longer has lactic acid in it and its exfoliating powers are supposed to be improved - we'll see!
I also needed a new eye cream and while so many of your have recommended Origins I just have not had the time to head on over to the USA to check out an Origins counter. I refuse to pay the inflated Canadian retail/shipping prices if I know I can get it for less elsewhere, so Hydraphase by La Roche Posay will have to do. I am so far really happy with it. Expect a skincare update video in the coming weeks.
Now for the more exciting bits, a new perfume - the one I had been lusting for as of late - Chanel Chance Eau Tendre. It's beautiful, light floral and has some of my favourite elements: grapefruit, jasmine, musk and some cedarwood. Yum.
A new foundation...
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - this was a total impulse buy. I had sampled this foundation twice before and LOVED it both times but the first sample broke me out horribly. The second time I got a sample it didn't break me out at all...
So here's hoping third time is a charm! The colour B20 is a perfect perfect match for me right now and the finish and coverage of this foundation is gorgeous. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum reminds me a bit of this (albeit that one is a touch more dewey) yet unfortunately that one ended up irritating my skin after regular use so I had to stop using it.
Final goody is this new under-eye concealer. I used up the Collection 2000 concealer I was using beforehand and I figured I should try something new. Lisa Eldridge uses this quite frequently in her tutorials and I was curious to give it a try. Will report back once I try it out!
Over all I am quite pleased with everything I got - now I'm back in "use up products mode" and I also have a few things that I sadly never reach for so expect a little blog sale soon. I am in the process of getting it organized, sanitizing and photographing the products and then we'll be on a roll.