Beauty, Makeup, Product Reviews

What did I buy?

Check out how I felt about these recent purchases after the jump…

May 2012
From Left to Right

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder – I absolutely LOVE this stuff.  It was a bit more expensive than I remember but after my brief attempts at using Lorreal True Match powder, I knew that  there was no need to veer away from my first love.

Darcy’s Botanicals Lemongrass Transitioning Cream and Pumpkin Seed Moisturizer – They were having a sale and I wanted to try this stuff.  I haven’t tried the pumpkin seed moisturizer yet, but the Lemongrass transitioning cream is alright.  I wasn’t going out of my way to reach for it, so I doubt that I will repurchase.

Roux Porosity Control – I ran out this in May and I knew I had to repurchase.  But I guess it’s been a minute since last bought this because the formula I had was a metallic blue color and this new one is now white.  As far as I can tell it still does the job, so I’m happy with this repurchase.  (Another product that was pricier than I remember).

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation – Good stuff.  My bottle now is running low, so this was just a repurchase.  I use this year round, but in the summer months and thin it out with moisturizer for a lighter  coverage.  Two thumbs up!

Elasta QP Recovery Moisturizer – On a whim, I decided to pick this up.  It was on sale at Sallys and I’m so glad that I did.  Throughout my recent stretch, I was reaching for this on a daily basis to moisturize my new growth and ends.  I think this might replace my Hawaiian Silky 14n1 Miracle worker because it doesn’t seem to cause product build up.

Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Moisturizer – I bought this by accident, I thought it was the normal acne control moisturizer, but with new packaging.  Unfortunately, it’s a different line of products and I’m not a fan of it.  I’ve been using it but I’m looking forward to picking up my regular acne control moisturizer when this is done.

Generic Value Products (GVP) Tea Tree Shampoo – Another repurchase. Up until recently I never really cared for shampoos until I met this shampoo.  I really like the way that it makes my scalp feel.  It’s good stuff.

Revlon Lip Gloss (Coral Reef) – I initially thought that it would be more opaque than it actually is but it’s this is a pretty sheer color that I put on top of my NYX Matte Lipstick (Sierra) when I want a glossy versus matte lip.

Elasta QP Hair Gloss – I’ve been using this to seal after moisturizing.  Its supposed to be a heat serum but I haven’t used it in that capacity as yet.

Wet n Wild Brow Pencil (not pictured) – I don’t like this brow pencil.  I normally purchase the Milani retractable brow pencil, but for 99 cents, I decided to give Wet n Wild a try.  I am not a fan.  The pencil is too soft and makes dull lines, even after sharpening.  My Milani Pencil lasted me almost a year and I’m sure I’ll run through this Wet n Wild Pencil before the end of summer.  Definitely will not repurchase.  This is now the second time I’ve been roped into Wet n Wild’s low prices and been disappointed.

That’s what I bought during the month of May, what did you buy?
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4 thoughts on “What did I buy?

  1. I recall using the "Roux-Split End" mender and being satisfied with it. I know Roux products are usually for "Professional Use Only" so they yield great results. I have to try this porosity control product out asap. I have issues with porosity since coloring my hair twice in a 4 month period. Thanks for sharing!


    Soraya, FWB

  2. Soraya, I had no idea Roux products were for professional use only — that's probably why I love that stuff. If you get the Porosity Control, you'll feel like you have a new head of hair after using it, especially if you've got high porosity hair.

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