Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Face Shop Mini Haul

Good morning, dear readers! :D

Last week I had to go to a mall to return an item I bought that didn't work well with my skin.  While there, I ended up stopping in a few stores and picked up a few things. :)

Most of what I got was from The Face Shop (a Korean beauty brand that has just opened stores recently in Ottawa).

Here's what I picked up:

The green box was on sale for $10, and I'm glad the sales associate told me about it, because I regretted not getting one earlier in the year (these sets were for Christmas) and they still had some!

It comes with The Face Shop's Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam, a mini Rice Water Bright Lip and Eye Makeup Remover, and three of the Real Nature Rice Masks.


I also got some of the Modeling Gel Patchs, which are for the lips (as I'm sure you can tell XD).


To go with the foaming facial wash, I picked up a Creamy Bubble Maker (which I can tell you that I am a huge fan of now that I've tried it!):


They got a shipment of products in that they had been sold of of for a while, and one of the items was konjac sponges! :D  So I had to pick one up!


I have reviewed several konjac sponges before (you can see them here and here), but one thing I've never personally encountered until now is a pre-moistened konjac sponge.  I'm not really sure why The Face Shop does that; maybe because they look bigger and feel softer when moistened than they do in their dry state?  Either way it seems like it would shorten the shelf life, even if they are sealed.  Who knows?

The main reason why I went into the store was to pick up more of their glorious face masks.  I bought ten (not including the three rice ones that came in the green boxed set), and because they were having a buy one get one half off sale, I got 5 free! :D

I stuffed them into a basket of masks that my sister and I share:



Because I spent over a certain amount ($30 or something like that), I got some free nail polish! :D
The packaging is soooo cuuuuuute!



I've never used any nail polish from this brand before, so it will be interesting seeing how they hold up.

So far I've tried a few of the things I got and I quite like them. :D  I plan on doing some reviews soon, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts :).

(I also ran into Bath and Body Works and grabbed this, which smells reaaaaally nice!):


I hope you have a wonderful day!! :D

Toodleooooooooo!

-Ash





Monday, March 02, 2015

Mini T&T's Haul

Good morning, dear readers! :D

Yesterday I was able to go to a (sort of) local asian grocery store, called T&T's.

This place is HUGE!

They not only have an amazing array of food from the other side of the world, but they also carry some skincare and cosmetics as well.

I was able to pick these items up during my visit:



Woohoo!



I've used the Shiseido Tsubaki Head Spa line before, and I love it.  I ran out years ago, and as it is pricey and harder for me to get (I only ever saw it in person at that one store), I didn't have any more for the longest time.  A couple months ago I came across a small travel bottle at my parents house that I had filled with it (yay!), and that renewed my love for Tsubaki.  On Christmas I got a bottle of the shampoo (it cost over $20 Can!), and I have been waiting for an opportunity to pick up the conditioner as well.

It smells soooo gooooood!!!  I just reached over and grabbed the bottle to smell it, as I haven't put it into my washroom yet.

Eeeee how cute are these rollers?



 I love Japanese packaging.  It tends to be so much more cute than North American packaging.


I've been on the face mask train lately, and these masks were pretty inexpensive, so I thought I would give them a try:




Last but certainly not least, the Hada Labo gokujyun light lotion:



This is made with several forms of hyaluronic acid in varying molecular sizes, allowing adequate penetration into the different layers of the epidermis and dermis.

I've heard some fantastic reviews for it, and have been really looking forward to trying it out.

I picked up the "light" version of the lotion by accident, but I'm glad I did, as it is aimed for people with more combination to oily skin (and I have combination skin, so that works for me!).

I meant to pick up some Kracie Naive make up remover as well, but I forgot.  T.T  Oh well, maybe next time!  (Seriously my favourite make up remover of all time.  Amazing stuff, and it is pretty inexpensive to boot.)

That's all for today, but I hope to keep on blogging more frequently in the future.

Until next time! :D

-Ash


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