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Monday, March 23, 2015

Priceline Haul.

Do you ever feel like you use up all of your beauty products at once? I swear, every single time I run out of one thing, 4,000 more will follow suite that week. For example, yesterday, I used up the very last bit of mascara I had in the tube, then today I scraped the last of my Stay Matte out of the pan, and squeezed the final bit of my favourite concealer out of the tube. Come mid-day, I used the last ounce of eyeliner and dropped and ruined my favourite pan of blush (technically that one was my bad, but you get the point). And so, it was time to visit Priceline. Being the human sloth that I am, I did all my shopping online.. in pyjamas.. with a glass of wine. #TheLife

I stumbled a pon this kickass site the other day and this was my opportunity to use it: Cuponation. Basically, it puts together sales, deals and coupon codes all in one place. And I mean ALL in one place - There are coupons for so many different categories: fashion and beauty, travel and food, electronics and entertainment, the list literally goes on. So if you're a bargain hunter (and self-proclaimed tight-ass) like me, welcome to online shopping heaven.
I deliberately spent over $100 to get the free shipping Priceline offers but with Cuponation's 30% off selected items coupon, I got an extra three items with the money I'd saved. Ka-Ching.

Here's what I ordered:

I always keep a pack of blotting paper inside my purse for easy touch ups when I'm out and about. Each thin sheet does a nice job of soaking up oil and sweat and mattifying the skin.

Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation
This has been my favourite foundation for years now. It blends out so wonderfully, providing the perfect amount of coverage for my taste. This is honestly the best drugstore foundation I've used when it comes to covering blemishes, dark spots and uneven skin tone, all the while looking natural. Even better? It doesn't break me out or react negatively with my sensitive skin.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I use the lightest shade on top of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer and foundation as more of an under eye brightener, rather than a concealer alone. It does provide coverage of under eye bags, however I find the staying power isn't as good as I'd like as my dark circles will start to show through after a couple of hours' worth of wear when used alone. When applied on top of everything right at the end of my makeup routine, though, it gives that awake and bright-eyed look I love. I've also been known to blend the cream down on to the tops of my cheekbones; the light shade works great as a highlighter to!
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer
As I just mentioned, this is the concealer I use every day.
It blends out beautifully and covers my dark under eyes so well; the best I've found to date. Application is interesting and takes some getting used to as the nib is quite large, but it's well worth taking the time to get the hang of it. It leaves me with a matte finish that doesn't crease throughout the day, seriously, the staying power of this bad boy is amazing. The only downside I've found is the fact that it's not as brightening as I'
d like as there's limited shades to choose from, but that's an easy fix as I pair it with Maybelline's Fit Me.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
This is another daily product, and I think it works wonderfully with the Match Perfect foundation. Before I found this, my skin would start to get that oily sheen come 11am. This seriously off-set's that and I could honestly go the whole work day without the need for a foundation touch-up. I use it mostly for setting my foundation and concealer, but it also provides a nice extra bit of coverage, again, with that matte finish I love while still managing to look natural. The pan also lasts quite a while. I use this powder every single day and it still manages to last for months.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+
I ignored all the hype about rose hip oil for years because I have oily skin and oil and oily skin surely would be a disaster waiting to happen. I finally gave it a go when I received a free sample sized bottle and was thrilled when it didn't leave a greasy trace of its existence. I've been using it nightly for maybe 4 months now and the improvement is so obvious! Aside from the insanely nourished feeling, and the brightened glow I wake up with, long-term use has also helped reduce the appearance of a few scars as well as lighten my random patch of nose freckles. On particularly dry mornings, I'll put two drops in my moisturiser and it feels amazing, let me tell you.

L'Oreal False Lash Butterfly Wings Waterproof Mascara
This is my favourite mascara! I love the shape of the wand - it really helps to extend those corner lashes that are hard to reach to make your eyes look bigger and more elongated. It's not clumpy, doesn't flake and overall has a nice texture once dry. Smooth, even coverage with a glossy black finish and easy to remove when you're ready.

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
I LOVE THIS DAMN LOTION!It's such a nice formula and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I've even used it on my face a couple of times and I do feel it's gentle enough to do so, but I mostly just stick to rubbing it on my hands, arms and legs. It has a faint smell; not a chemically one, I find it soothing, natural and clean. It reminds me of wheat and oatmeal. The formula is quickly absorbed in to the skin without leaving that sticky/slimy residue, leaving my skin feeling soft and nourished.

Simple Daily Radiance Cleansing Wipes
I've not used this particular wipe before but I love Simple Skincare's range. Everything is so perfect for the condition of my skin and I've never been left with any negative effects. I've just ran out of Simple's exfoliating wipes, so I'm excited to give these ones a try.
Now, to play the waiting game.


  1. Great purchases girl! Love the Age Rewind concealer. Looking forward to picking up some goodies at the Priceline 40% off sale. :)


    Yours Truly, NY

  2. As soon as I bought all this, I heard that Priceline were having a 40% off sale bahaha I was a day too early! I'm kind of glad, though since all my favourites tend to be sold out before I get to them during sales. At least I got everything I wanted. :)


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