Adore Beauty Haul



Aveda Nutriplenish Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner (Light Moisture) – I’ve been using the Aveda Nutriplenish Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner for a few months now, and loving it. I am almost out, so this time I decided to try the light moisture, to see how I feel about it in comparison. My hair is quite fine, so I feel like the light moisture might be more compatible. Even though I think the heavy moisture might be slightly too rich for my hair, I’m so happy with how they’ve been working for me. My roots don’t get as oily and I can comfortably go a full second day without washing it before I start looking like a greasy groundskeeper from a horror movie.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – This is a must-have in my beauty cupboard, and as we are about to run out of the bottle we are currently working on I thought it would be a good time to replace it. I use this two to three times a week to exfoliate my skin. I can really notice the difference when I stop using it, my complexion becomes quite dull and a bit rough looking. This has been a life saver in winter.
Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shower Gel – The Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel was such a hit that I thought I would give the Vanilla Birthday Cake scent a try. This does not have as much of a fragrance straight from the bottle, but I’m keen to see what it’s like to use in the shower. I don’t think these are the most hydrating shower gels I’ve ever used, but honestly sometimes the scent is enough of a payoff for me.

5 Things To Buy From Adore Beauty

I think I’ve mentioned it a few times, but I’ll reiterate it again. Adore Beauty is one of the best beauty retailers out there, and they have the added benefit of being an Australian site. You even get a quintessentially Australian TIM TAM with every order. Guys, What a win. I’ve cut back a lot on what I spend on beauty products, but when I do get the urge to spend, more often than not I’ll do it at Adore Beauty. Here are my top 5 most repurchased products from Adore:

Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray – I hate it when my makeup has a dusty sort of look to it, so I spritz this on my face after I do my makeup every morning and it makes everything look a bit more fresh. It also does a fairly decent job of keeping my makeup on my face, although as I’m prone to oiliness sometimes that wins the battle.

Kerastase Nectar Thermique – If this is not already a staple in your haircare routine, it’s time to get out your purse. This is an essential in my beauty cupboard and I use it every day prior to blow drying my hair. There is a noticeable difference in the softness and smoothness on my hair when I use this, so I’ve stuck with it ever since.

Lancome Hypnose Mascara – Are you sick of hearing me rave on about this? Next time you’re in the market for a mascara, pick this up. I promise that you’ll never use anything else ever again. This stuff is amazing. I always get a bit depressed when I reach the end of a tube, which I’m about to do. Sad.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – This is an old favourite of mine that I recently rediscovered. I was a huge Dermalogica fangirl for a loooong time, and although I’m still faithful to the brand I’ve introduced some Paula’s Choice products to work alongside my Dermalogica ‘old faithfuls’. This is a really wonderful exfoliant, and if you’re looking to add something new into your skincare regime, I highly recommend checking this out.

Glasshouse Candle in Kyoto – This is one of the best smelling candles I’ve ever purchased. I think we’ve gone through about four of the full sized versions of this candle, we like it that much. I’m not huge on floral scents, but this is so subtle and lovely, I really like it.

Adore Beauty Haul

Adore Beauty is by far my favourite Australian online beauty store, and I often place orders with them to stock up on my beauty cupboard essentials. Yes, this is my second haul in the past couple of weeks (all part of my crazy period of spending recently), but these are all essential items that I can justify purchasing because I know I always use them up until they’re finished. Here’s what I bought –

Kerastase Nectar Thermique: I recently discovered a nearly-finished tube of this in the bottom of my bathroom cupboard, and remembered just how much I LOVE it. I’ve been using it every day since then, and needed to purchase a back up for when I ran out. This is a staple in my hair care routine.

Skindinavia ‘The Makeup Finishing Spray’: Another staple in my beauty cupboard. I use this every day to set my makeup, and when I can feel the bottle running out, I immediately repurchase it.

Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir Hypnotic: By far my favourite mascara, and one that I’ve learned that I can’t live without. Apologies to all the other mascaras in my collection, but hypnose is number one. You can read my review of this wonder product (from back in 2011!) here.

As with every Adore Beauty order over $30, mine came with some free samples. I got the Alpha H Liquid Laser, the Alpha H Liquid Gold (which I’ve been dying to try out for years as I know so many beauty lovers who swear by it), and a $35 Hello Fresh gift card (which unfortunately I can’t use, as they don’t deliver to Perth). Oh, and a Tim Tam but that was snatched up pretty quickly by someone other than myself.

Beauty Haul – Strawberrynet / Adore Beauty

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.