Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Haul: Replenishing Skincare


Hauls sometimes can be unnecessary but other times can be crucial when certain things run out! In today's case it is both out of necessity (because I ran out of my essentials) and desperation. I finally ran out of the moisturizers, eye cream, and scar diminishing cream so I knew I had to pick some things up! But, I also have been breaking out much more frequently then normal! As such, we have a little haul here that is somewhat necessary (and didn't result in me cheating on my latest Project 10 Pan!). Some of these products are products I have used before, others are brand new to me and I am looking forward to trying out!

First necessity I picked up to help combat breakouts was the Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel. While I certainly have a lot of acne products still, none of them have been working against the recent batch of acne. While this has worked well for me in the past, it isn't working as well for me right now! I'm not going to return it though because my sister still loves it (and its working fabulous on her)! The next thing I picked up to combat my breakouts is the Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask. I haven't raved much about this mask as much as I need too, this is a great mask to purify and smooth out the texture of your skin! While this isn't the best to help fight breakouts, it does brings up all the dirt, sebum, and lord knows what to the surface (which may result in having a couple of breakouts in the first couple of uses just because it is extracting all of the grimey things out of your skin!)

For skincare, I had to replenish my day cream, eye cream, body lotion, and scar diminishing cream.  For my day cream, I purchased the Boots Botanics Mattifying Day Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15. It says for it is meant for oily/combination skin, so I knew I had to try this out to see whether or not it worked for my oily skin! As always, I'm in search of a hydrating eye cream to reduce the puffiness in my eyes as well as minimize my fine lines on my eyes! As such, I decided to try out the Boots Botanics Hydrating Eye Cream Age Defense with Protective Ginkgo. I have a friend who loves Boots skincare, so I knew I had to try out those two Boots products! For a daytime body lotion, I decided to tryout the Hawaiian Tropic Ultra Radiance Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15. In the past, I haven't really cared much for protecting my body (yes, that meant that I did not put SPF on my body unless I was swimming in the pool or beach). However, I am working on changing that this summer. I currently have plenty of lotions, but none of them had any SPF in it. I decided to try this one because IT SMELLS LIKE MANGOS (which is my second favorite scent of all time... ultimate fave being coconut). Lastly, I had to replace my Scarzone Advanced Skincare Scar Cream which I have loved for years...and then after purchasing it I realized that they reduced the size of the product while keeping the price! I'm currently pissed at the fact that they did that, so I am currently contemplating on changing to a new product. The formula hasn't changed, but I feel like I have already used up half of the product in the tube and I only had it for a week.

What skincare products are your necessities? Any products you'd recommend me to pick up next whenever these run out?



25 comments:

  1. i use to think that hawaiian tropic brand was so gross. only b/c i associated it with coconut smelling greasy sunscreen but i recently tried some from my cousin and was surprised by their modernization. it almost makes me want to buy some.

    Jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  2. Mia- MakeMeUpMiaJune 24, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    I'll be very curious to hear about the Boots eye cream. I am almost out of my daytime one and want to try another :)

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  3. Definitely try out their products! I picked up this sunscreen because I recently got sent a lotion from Influenster by them... let me just say that the sunscreen/lotion hybrid not only smells good, but feels good on the skin!

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  4. The eye cream is light and hydrating! I've only used it twice so far and I'm getting a good first impression off of it!

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  5. I love hawaiian tropic sunscreen! It smells so good! I also have their sun relief gel to use after a day in the sun.

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  6. I love the Botanics moisturisers, they are well priced and have the sun protection build in.

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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  7. Their Sun Relief gel is nice when you spend a couple of hours on the beach!

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  8. I just tried the moisturizer today and it is fabulous! It is very light but very moisturizing!

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  9. I have heard good things about that cupcake mask from Lush. Even Miss Glamorazzi on YouTube recommends it. I am just a bit scared of my face breaking out :/

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  10. Botanics products are so good. xx
    Julie - www.rainingcake.com

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  11. I love hawaiian tropic products so much! It was my most used product when I went to the beach a couple weeks ago

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  12. Michelle Glassow SchrollJune 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    The Hawaiian Tropic sun screens are really the best and they smell amazing :)

    http://glassow.com/

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  13. Great skincare haul! I totally need to check out that mattifying cream, I hope we have this with the boots products that are available here now! I'm sorry to hear about the repackaging! Same goes for a lot of products! Like herbal essences shampoos now, you get somewhat less product for a MORE expensive price than it used to be before!

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  14. Definitely try out the Hawaiian Tropic products if you get a chance, they are fab!

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  15. I've only experience like one or two extra pimples as a result to be honest (they were about to come up anyways... they just came up a little earlier than expected!) Miss Glamorazzi really sold me on this mask! Definitely try if you get a chance dear!

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  16. Yes they are! I'm pleasantly surprised by it! Been loving it so far!

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  17. It's such a great product! I can't believe I haven't tried this product before!

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  18. They are fantastic! And yep, they smell amazing!

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  19. Definitely check it out! Its really light but moisturizing! I'll be doing a full review of this for sure! Ekkk, hate the fact that they change the size and made it more expensive as a result :(

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  20. Nice picks! Cupcake is such a fun mask to use and I've been curious about that new Clinique acne gel. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  21. Love cupcake mask! Definitely give the Clinique acne gel a shot, I know it works for a lot of people so I'm thinking my pimples are being extra stubborn! Hope you have a wonderful weekend dear!

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  22. Oh wow that Hawaiian Tropic suncare sounds so lovely - I need to try it xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  23. i wanna try that lush cupcake mask very badly :( we dont have it here and the lush ladies said that the brand is having a difficult time shipping this specific product abroad since it expires really fast and its quite sensitive to heat. how long does one cup lasts for you? :)

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  24. Definitely try it out! Its replaced my Bath and Body works lotion! It smells so good and feels divine on the skin!

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  25. Oh no! It's such a shame that you guys don't have Lush! One cup only lasts about a month for me unfortuantely... I get about 6-7 uses out of it and I used it about twice a week.

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