July 16, 2010

Destination Hauls {travel beauty buys}

So far this month I've experienced three different time zones am exhausted but wanted to share with you a couple of beauty hauls...I have lots of blogging catch-up to do! Let me get straight to the point:
Beauty haul #1 is from my vacation from Portugal. Spent the last days of June & first few days of July there while there was a heat wave...hot, sweaty, and World Cup soccer watching fever going on. With the heat wave my skin felt gross, purchased:
Nivea Visage Oxygen Power skincare-cleanser, day & night moisturizers
I've never seen this line in North America, here we have the Aqua line which has similar packaging. Loving this line! Why? Cleanser doesn't strip skin, skin feels clean and makeup comes right off. The moisturizers are also moisturizing enough without leaving skin feeling heavy or oily.
L'Oreal Age Perfect toner-I don't always use a toner but because my t-zone gets oilier in the Summer I like this extra step, skin feels refreshed & takes off any left-over sunblock lotion.
Beauty haul #2 is from Hong Kong, got back yesterday. Most of these products are Japanese skincare lines (which I love & repeat purchases).
My HG shampoo & conditioner is Shiseido's Tsubaki line (the red line) however this time I purchased the new Head Spa collection. Loving this better than the original Tsubaki in the red bottles or even the white bottles. In total there are three different versions of the Shiseido Tsubaki Collection (correct me if I'm wrong).
FANCL Washing Powder (got the kit with the facial sponge), this cleanser is for my travel skincare kit. A powder cleanser that foams & washes away makeup & doesn't strip skin. Powder is perfect for carry-on luggage, makes more room for other liquids!
Liese Smooth Hair Cocktail (1st time purchase)-smells amazing! This is a leave-in hair smoothing spray, I think its a heat thermal protectant spray. I can't read the bottle but from the pictures that's what it looks like its for.
Nestle chocolate for the plane ride!
Gransenbon Gran Brush powder blush in shade 04, a peachy/pink blush. A subtle shade that gives a hint of colour to cheeks.
Fasio lipstick in PK831. beautiful nude shimmer shade. More like a tinted lipbalm!
Fasio Hyper-Stay Curl/Volume mascara-love the blackness of the shade but this non-waterproof mascara is a pain to take-off. Does not wash off easy, not even with an oil cleanser.
My Scheming Pearl Extract Mask-I love cloth masks! Instant facial satisfaction & easy to discard!
(photo image: top pic via Vogue.com June'07 photographed by Mario Testino)
Have any of you been away lately? Beauty purchases?

1 comment

  1. great haul! i've always wanted to go to japan because the country's so beautiful and i want to try out their skincare products!

    welcome back! x



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