I could say in my makeup bag, but seriously, it’s the bank statement that tells the sad, non fictional story of what you’ve spent on new goodies. I’ve gotten to the point where I just don’t even look at my bank account. Balance, schmalance right?
This is not a review post or information post on the products, just a light ‘what’s new’ post.
1. The LA Girl Pro Coverage HD High Definition Illuminating Foundation in the shade ‘Warm Beige’ (RSP R175)
Does that name have to be so long? My goodness.
I think I first saw this foundation on Alexa Jayda’s channel last year some time and I knew I wanted to try it. When I found out it was coming to South Africa, I was ecstatic (and so was the rest of the beauty community). I asked the cosmetics assistant (??) at Dischem to please call me when it came in and she did. The problem was, I was sunburnt like hell, so could not test any foundation. I waited a week to fade a bit and then couldn’t resist anymore and got a bottle.
I think I got a shade slightly more tanned than I am (um maybe because I was tanned when I tested it), but I find I don’t feel the need to bronze when I wear it, because it gives me a lovely tanned glow! A full review on this foundation will be coming soon, but *spoiler alert*…I really like it so far!
2. L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask (RSP R149)
I’d seen this all over social media and again, the FOMO hit. I had a Takealot voucher, so I ordered it and it was delivered within 2 days. These masks come in 3 variants, namely, Detox, Pure and Glow (pictured above).
3. The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Glow revealing Liquid Peel (RSP R175)
Who influenced me to buy this item? I can’t even remember. I just realised all my broke girl problems would be over if I just got off social media. lol.
Anyways, so I popped into The Body Shop when they were running a promotion recently (I think it was 30% off selected items) and instead of making a purchase, the sales assistant kindly offered me a sample of each of the 2 peels to try before I bought. I guess she didn’t realise I’m not a girl that needs foreplay with makeup and beauty products, I’m an easy sell….but nevertheless, I took the samples and tried the Drops of Youth one out that night. The sale was ending on the Sunday, and without testing the Vitamin C peel, I just bought it, because:
A. I wasn’t that impressed with the Drops of Youth one, and
B. The Vitamin C one was cheaper.
However, I must say, I am so glad that I chose the Vitamin C peel…it’s amazing!
4. The Body Shop’s Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
I had no intentions of buying a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th item), but the sound of a cleansing oil infused with Camomile just really appealed to me. I was so obsessed with the Dermalogica Precleanse, I wanted to see if this was a similar product seeing as I cannot really afford Dermalogica 🙁 First impressions is that this removes my makeup, and especially mascara, brilliantly. On the downside, I think it burns my eyes. I’ll test it for a bit still and then do a review on it if you gals want.
5. Dr Pawpaw Tinted Peach Pink Balm (RSP R95)
This balm is apparently a worldwide favourite. Who knows where I saw that or why I think that, but when I saw it right there at the till point in Dischem, whispering ‘buy me please’, I could not resist. R95, a bit steep for a lip balm, but this promises to be useful for lips, cheeks and cosmetic finishing with a hint of tint and it’s fragrance free. I quite like the feeling on my lips, even after the tint is long gone. It is really moisturising.
6. Dove 100% Pure Cotton Makeup removing wipes (RSP R29,99)
Impulse purchase after watching Kathleen Lights talk about the 100 different types of makeup wipes she likes and owns. I stood there trying to decide between 4 different brands and eventually settled on this one.
Have you gals picked up any of these products before? If you’d like to see reviews on any of these, let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to do a post on it.