March 05, 2010

Beauty Confessions: My Tiny "Spring" Haul

Hey lovelies,

If you haven't been hitting the malls lately, just a little word that spring collections are out everywhere. With that in mind, I thought I'd just show you ladies what I've managed to haul up in the last couple of weeks.

Pardon the haul, it IS very tiny. And not entirely spring-y as many of the items are actually more of skincare rather than products from Spring collections, but I wanted to share with you girls anyway.

  • Reading Kahani's review of St Ives Apricot Scrub, (and snagging a little sample from her) I had no choice but to pick up a tube myself. It seems to have gotten a little elusive these days, but I'm glad I found mine in a bigger Guardian outlet in Sri Hartamas. And I must say, it's like meeting an old flame for me too. Loves!

  • Another product I picked up was the St Ives Timeless Skin Mineral Clay Firming Mask, thanks to great reviews on MUA. That forum's done me in again.

  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sublock with SPF50+. This one was more of a necessity as my usual sunscreen was running out. And so I decided to give this one a try. Not too bad. Just can't decide yet on whether it actually makes me oilier or otherwise, since it IS thicker than the watery consistency of my current sunscreen, but it disappears into a dry-finish almost instantly on the skin. We'll see.

  • Yes, yes. I've gotten another tub of hairmask. And this time it's Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Hair Recovery Treatment (with creamy yoghurt). I picked it up for one simple reason. It was going for RM3 at a jumble sale I was at. RM3. And yes, it is original, albeit in older packaging. Awesome buy.

  • Onto something more exciting - MAC! MAC's Colour Forecast collection is out and those of you who are interested in its star product - blush ombre in Ripe Peach - had better get running. Based on raves on MUA, this product has been selling like hotcakes. It is miiiiighty pretty.

  • Alright, so the only item left in the photo is Dior's Serum de Rouge, (which I know came out last year but) which I picked up early this year. Paris has a great review here. I got mine in #760 Raspberry Serum - a bolder colour than what I'd normally wear, but hey, a special lipstick calls for a special colour, non? And it really is something special. Loves!

  • And lastly, you've already met my Benefit Sugarbomb (not photographed here), which is part of Benefit's Spring Collection.
What about you? What have you hauled lately? Please do share!


Eli said...

St Ives Clay Mask! I love that stuff. Have been in withdrawal because they don't sell here in Oz except in those ridiculously tiny 5ml travel tubes.

LyNn said...

RM 3?
where was this jumbo sale?
do share :P

Paris B said...

Ooh I saw the Ripe Peach Blush Ombre too. Its pretty to look at but went on me a little too orange. Would be lovely with a tan I'm thinking :) Do share how you like it.

Askmewhats said...

I see Neutrogena Ultra sheer!!! I am almost done with mine and need to repurchase!!!!

Jenn said...

Ohhhh, Ripe Peach looks perfect for muaaaa!! Another 10 more days to go before it arrives here!! Can't wait!! :D And argh, i wants Sugarbomb!!!!

Please lemme know how you like the Neutrogena sunblock too!! :D

Yani said...

Love the Dior Serum, Raspberry is a bit light on my lips, but a great day shade, I think. And thanks to you, dear Syen, I now have my eyes on the sunblock and blush, yes yes? Should I? :)

Syen said...

Eli: Well, one thing you can look fwd to back in Msia is this mask then! =)

LyNn: It was a jumble sale held at my office. It wasn't for beauty products, just a jumble sale in general, so I was quite surprised to have found this there. But a happy-find, nontheless. =P

Paris: Yes ma'am! Will do once I get to know it better. LOL.

Nikki: Glad to know if works great for you. I'm hoping I'll like it as much. =P

Jenn: Oh yes. I think you'll like Ripe Peach very much. It is very pretty. *hehe* I'll do a review of the sunblock, but that'll be a while yet.

Yani: Hehehe.. we're all bad for each other, eh? Which blush are you talking about - Ripe Peach or Sugarbomb? But whatever, who am I to tell you not to get the stuff? LOL.

Andrea said...

Love your haul posts, i've been wanting to try that apricot scrub for a while. I usually try not to haul alot of products at once but this week i've slipped ha I got the new simple repair day, night and eye cream, Simple purifying toner, L'oreal matte Morphose foundation, OPI Nail Varnishes in Met on the Internet and Kyoto pearl and the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette. Oh so Pretty! :)

Connie De Alwis said...

I've been very good! haven't been doing much buying :)
Would love the serum de rouge but I'm reluctant to part with my money for it!
ooh, I'm yet to check out the MAC blush ombre

All Women Stalker said...

Looks like you're in good hands with such a lovely collection of products. Hope your spring goes well!