Small Haul


It’s been awhile since I’ve had a hearty haul. I’ve picked up some bits and bobs over the last few months, but I hadn’t allowed myself to spend too much moola. Although a mass lay-off usually sets you up nicely for a little while, I became super money concious in my three months of unemployment, and I wanted to save as much as possible. Who knew how long it would be until I had a job?

But with a week of this new career under my belt, and with my friends coming for the weekend, I let loose on those purse strings (just a little) and picked up a few items I’ve been looking for lately (didn’t get to sephora so stay tuned for a sephora trip soon).

So what did I pick up you may ask?

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray: I’ve had my eye on this for awhile and have read some amazing reviews on the L’Oreal Infallible products. I’ve used this for two days in a row so far and have seen a difference in the extended wear of my foundation! I’m really excited to review this product and try more of the L’Oreal Infallible line.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder: I needed a new powder since my Rimmel Stay-Matte cracked and died and I’ve, of course, always heard great things about the Bourjois Healthy Balance. I love the Healthy-Mix Serum foundation, and hopefully this is just as great.

L’Oreal #TXT [Textures] Spray: I’ve been looking for something to give a boost to my ever-flat hair. Especially in the most recent weather – I’ve got the Hermione look going on folks…but then it deflates horrible quickly.

Organix Kukui Oil Anti-Frizz Hydrating Oil: With the Hermione look in full swing, I need some help in the frizz-free department. Lets hope this helps (a suggestion from a friend, fingers crossed)

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Tough as Taupe: I LOVE the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and have been looking to add a new one to the collections…not sure why I’ve never bought this one before. In love.

Clinique Blushing Blush Powder: For the life of me I can’t remember the shade I bought (and while writing this I’m not at home to check) But I got this small travel-sized blusher that’s a beautiful spring shade. Can’t wait to use it.

There you have it. Can’t wait to give these all a go. What are your thoughts on some of these products? Any suggestions on use and techniques (especially with the Texturizing Spray)


Empties #2


Another empties post!! There is no greater feeling than squeezing that last little bit of product out of the bottle, so having such a large pile of empty bottles is like Christmas. And I get to share with you everything I’ve used up, loved, and whether or not I will buy them again!


Clairol CC Colorseal Conditioner – Colorseal conditioner for recently died hair. I used up this little tube after using a Clairol hair dye. The colour worked for me, but I think I need to start sucking it up and paying to get my hair professionally coloured. If you want to use from a box, the Clairol Foam works best.

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Shampoo – I picked up this little bottle in Ulta as a sample size to test of the shampoo while I was on the road. Great sized bottle for travelling, not sold on the shampoo though. (NOPE)

Clairol Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo – I finally found a great and cheap hydrating shampoo here. I’m not fond of spending the big bucks for shampoo since I seem to go through it so fast. But Hello Hydration is amazing for hydrating my frizzy hair. Curly hair needs a great hydrating shampoo like this. And I will definitely be repurchasing. (YUP)

Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Breakage Defence Conditioner – This one wasn’t my favourite. It was an impulse ‘I’m on the road and forgot my conditioner’ buy. It did the job. (NOPE)

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Shampoo – I was given a stash of John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoos and Conditioners and I really do love them all. This was the first of the bottles that I got through and I’m still using the rest, so I must like it! My hair isn’t really ‘coloured’ at the moment, I really need it coloured. But this does a great job sealing in that colour for weeks! (YUP)

Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier – How many times have I raved about this one before? This has been the only hair product that I have gone back to, for about 10 years in a row now. They’ve more recently changed the packaging, this is the old packaging. And the product has delivered non-stop. I have tried others, and always end up going back to this to fix what the other products have done (or not done). Great curl product (YUP!!)


The Body Shop Amazonian Wild Lily Shower Gel – I love The Body Shop’s body washes, but I didn’t really love the scent of this one. I bought this one as an obligation one day when I walked into The Body Shop and broke a bottle of perfume. I thought it was only right that I spend a ton of money after that. So as much as I love the body wash, don’t love the smell (NOPE)

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Shower Gel – I think I have used this one almost every Christmas since I remember knowing what The Body Shop was. I love their cranberry line at Christmas time, it reminds me of the holidays!! I love putting it the bath and relaxing in the christmassy cranberry scent!! (YUP)

The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter – If you’ve followed my posts for awhile now you’ll understand my love of the Vitamin E line at the Body Shop. LOVE! I’ve never finished a body butter before, but this one was just amazing and I slathered it on every day since I bought the little sucker. Already repurchased, and continued love (YUP!!)


Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask –  I just started using Lush face masks recently and I really love them. But I’ve never been able to get through the whole thing before the expiry date. This one was wheatgrass, green tea and papaya and smelt amazing!! So refreshing and relaxing. I love sitting in the bath with a face mask, or getting together with my girl friends for face masks and wine! Best feeling ever (YUP)

Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask – See above explanation of Lush face mask love. This one is of course made with seaweed and really cleanses and softens the skin. Even more relaxing. Beautiful!!! (YUP)

Biotherm Biosource Tonifying Exfoliating Cleansing Gel – This was a great face cleanser and has such a relaxing smell. Great night-time cleanser. I love the packaging for travel. The tiny micro beads are great for daily exfoliating and not too harsh. Its even great for sensitive skin. I haven’t yet repurchased, but I most likely will. (YUP)


Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation – Out of all budget drug store foundations this has been the best!! Its such an amazing match to my skin and such a great formula. The bottle is only about $10! And has already been repurchased!!! (YUP!!)

And thats it!! I think it’s a little obvious I like my hair products! Have you used any of these products before? Don’t you just love empties?!