Finished up: Johnson’s Daily Essentials Face Wipes, Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser, Aurora Spa Rituals Vanilla & Honey Lip Moisturiser, SAX Wonder Lash Dramatic Volume Mascara, Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel & Bubble Bath and Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. Purchased: NP Set Lip Gloss in Hawaii, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren & Lip Smacker (Paul Frank) Lip Balm in Julius Coconut Cream.
Pictured above are the products that I purchased before and during my trip to the wonderful city of Sydney. I’m not really sure why I purchased anything before going as the shopping in Sydney is pretty amazeballs, but I did so here we are. I managed to track down some of the old MOR Milk stock at a DFO in Homebush and was absolutely thrilled with my find. This is one of my all time favourite scents, and I am totally bummed that MOR have discontinued it. (Though according to their Twitter account, the closest scents in the current range are Honey or Candied Vanilla Almond) I also purchased the Flourish Body Milk in Saltwater, a Lanolips Lip Ointment in Sunshine, two mini Bloom soaps in Vanilla Bean and Brown Sugar & Fig and a b collection by Bloom Cheek Tint in Yarra Valley. I also picked up a MOR perfume oil in the scent Marshmallow and 3 perfume oils from Flourish in the scents Sugar, Almond Milk (a replacement) and Saltwater. And of course 3 of the b collection by Bloom nail polishes in the shades Seychelles, Santorini and Barcelona.
Recently one of the Australian sale websites (either OzSale or BrandsExclusive, I can’t quite remember) had a sale on OPI nail polishes and my co-worker and I decided to shop up a storm. They had an amazing selection of colours available and I went a little bit silly. After flipping out and adding pretty much every colour to my shopping cart I ended up culling down my list to the following shades: Koala Bear-y, Bubble Bath, I’m Not Really A Waitress, Big Apple Red, Russian Navy and Lucerne-tainly Look Marvellous. And now I think I’m pretty much set for nail polishes for the rest of the year. (Until Summer comes around and I decide that I want some fluro nails, of course.)
As a testament to my epic failure of Project 20 Pan, here are the beauty products I’ve been spending money on lately. Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation (my holy grail foundation, and a replacement for the bottle that I am currently running dry on), YSL Touche Eclat (a re-purchase of a much loved product that I’ve not had in my collection for a little while now and I’ve fallen instantly back in love with it), Biotherm White D-Tox BB Cream (as per my recent review, this is a new infatuation of mine), Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray (I recently ran out of my Fekkai Sheer Shine Glossing Mist, so this was a replacement for that) and Essie’s Pink Parka Polish (I’ve been lusting after this ever since seeing it on Michele1218). Not a bad effort.
Beauty brand Kiehl’s recently launched their very own Australian website, showcasing their product range at the new lowered Australian price points. I decided to try out their website to see what the service was like (and to take advantage of the free lip gloss gift with purchase they had at the time) and placed an order for a few products I’ve been dying to try for quite a while now. I ordered the Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner and the Ultra Facial Moisturizer and received free samples of the Creme de Corps, the Ultra Facial Cream and Lip Gloss in Black Raspberry as a gift with purchase. I liked the personal touch that came in the form of a handwritten note from one of the Kiehl’s staff. Unnecessary, but certainly sweet. (note: Yes I realise that I am currently on Project 20 Pan, and yes I realise this makes me a big ol’ failure, and no I don’t care.)