There’s nothing better than bringing home new beauty products.
You know what I mean, right? That feeling of heft of a full bottle of something in it’s brand new box. That feeling of luxury when you unscrew the lid on a full jar of moisturizer. The joy of of knowing all 4 ounces of scrub are all mine, mine, MINE! But let’s face it, quality skin care is, more often than not, going to cost you a good ol’ chunk o’change. It’s not like treating yourself to a 7 dollar lippie at the grocery store as a reward for not yelling at the moron in front of you on the freeway, no, you need commit to that purchase, get prepared for the total at the register, before you’ve even entered the store. It’s gonna hurt a little.
Needless to say, it’s been a while since I’ve had the joy of a brand new jar, pot, or bottle of anything. (Ok, ok, ok, I have to be real. I’m speaking ONLY to skin care here! There have been far too many morons on the road lately for me to not have purchased any make up stuffs but that’s a different discush.) But now that I’ve been a good girl and finished up every last drop of a few products…he he he…*rubs hands together gleefully*…
Let’s get cracking on the listeroozie! The sooner we finish it, the sooner I can find a way to convince my husband to take me shopping! I love that new car, I mean skin care, smell!
The first thing I hit the bottom of this week was my DDF Protective Eye Cream. I scored this little gem at TJMaxx for $16, half off retail! I’ve never purchased from this treatment line before but I was fully aware of it’s quality reputation. (Admit it, you feel like a total ROCKSTAR when you find this kind of stuff at TJMaxx!) No surprise that I found it to be a winner. It really delivered on results; tightening of the overall orbital area, vanished the few fine lines I had, and gave excellent sun protection. The only thing I didn’t like was that the sunscreen, as necessary as it is, easily migrated into my eyes and would cause them to water. Not always but frequently enough through our extreme Arizona summer. I think if you don’t have an oily eye area like I do, this shouldn’t be a problem. For me this was enough of a detraction that I won’t run to Sephora and repurchase at retail, I’ll just haunt TJ’s until it shows back up again.
Next to find it’s way to File 13 was my Lancome Le Stilo eyeliner in Prune that I purchased several years ago. This little baby got stuck in a travel bag after a trip waaaaaay back, I’m talking like 3 or 4 years ago, all lonely and sad, until I rediscovered it this summer. Little did I know I only had a few swipes left in it. Sad times. Not sad enough to go repurchase it though. At 25 smackeroos, a dupeable color, and industry standard wear time, there are plenty of other options at a lower price point to replace it with. Like this one from Too Faced for $18 and this one from NYX Cosmetics for $8.
Then, on the same day no less, I used up my precious Clinique 7 Day Scrub and Cosmedicine Healthy Cleanse Foaming Cleanser and Toner. These two products I need to have in my life at all times. The scrub is super gentle, keeping my skin from becoming ruddy and even combats my blackheads with great success (take that oxidized pore junk!). The foaming cleanser is gentle as well as non-stripping, and highly effective. I feel like it’s just chasing away those yucky bacteria and shooing away the daily pollutants hiding in the nooks and crannies. Yep, Ulta and Sephora are on the To Do list tomorrow for these two!
What have you finished up lately? What will you be replacing? I’m always SUPER interested in what other people use and love. Dish it down in the comments below!
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