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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Weekly SDM Haul

Hello, beauty lovers! It's been a while since my last blog post! I had some computer problems this week, but I'm back for now. :)

I just wanted to share some Shoppers Drug Mart haulage from this past week. There were a couple bonus points promotions this week at SDM, and I always love to take advantage of these when I can.

 
From top left to right is Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude perfume, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray and Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Taramind and Purifying Micro Pearls for Combination/Oily Skin.  The bottom row is just a few samples: Clarins Skin Perfecting BB cream, Gosh Extreme Length Coloured Mascara, Elie Saab Le Parfum sample and Narcisco Rodriguez For Her EDT sample. And deodorant. :P
 
 

 
 
I fell in the love with the Estee Lauder Sensuous nude around Christmas this year. I picked up several of SDM's fragrance sampler sets, and this was one of my faves! Regretfully, I didn't choose to redeem for this one, and my sample just ran out this past week. I had to have more! The top notes are quite strong and sharp, but they die down into the softest most luscious smell. If you like vanilla/musk scents then you'll love this! I can not stop sniffing my wrists when I wear this. Mmm...
 
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm was something I really liked the sounds of. Women claim they like using this under their makeup as a primer as well as using it as a tightening mask. Sounds perfect for me! I did wear it out Saturday night, and while I didn't check my face in a mirror once that night to see the effects, I can report no breakouts! Yay! I will be trying this as a mask asap and I can't wait to review it. :)
 
Here it is on my hand:
 

Urban Decay De-Slick is a product I had been dying to try. As an oily faced chick, I'm always looking for something to get me through long days/nights without having to touch up constantly. I haven't tried this yet, but I'll also be reviewing this once I have! My skin is acting super crazy lately and I've been avoiding wearing or using anything but Bioderma until it settles down. But I'll be trying this asap! Maybe by this weekend!

I was getting bored of my Avene Cleanser (which honestly has lasted me forever now), and I read great things about this Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser. I haven't any problems with Clarins products yet! I particularly love their Hydra-Quench Cream-Gel, so I'm hoping this cleanser gives me no problems! Review coming soon. :)

Here's a write up from Clarins, "Every day’s a spa day with this refreshing, skin de-stressing cleansing foam. Gentle Tamarind Fruit Acids free pores of trapped make-up, excess oil, pollutants and dull-making dead cells for a refined, matte complexion. Silky lather rinses easily with cool water. Protects skin from the drying effects of hard water."

Here is a blob of the cleanser on my hand. You can see a little bead in the middle:

 
 
I was happy they had some samples of the Clarins BB Cream as I'd been really wanting to test this out! I received two samples of the lightest shade, 01 Light and I was pretty surprised at how dark it is. My skin is between NC20-25ish and this looked too dark for me! I'm also not huge on the smell. And I've had mostly bad luck with BB creams in the past, but I'll still give this a try and write a review.
 


Blended out:

 
Anyway, that concludes my weekly haul! Not overly exciting, but I'm sorta stoked to switch up my skincare routine. :)
 
Thanks so much for reading! xo Steph
 
 

38 comments:

  1. you have a lovely blog!

    i just posted a new post on cleaning makeup brushes with baby shampoo.
    what do you think?
    i would also appreciate it if you follow my blog too!

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    1. Thanks, Christie Marie! :) I'll definitely check out your blog! xo

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    1. Haha me too! ;) Thanks for reading! xo

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  3. Lovely haul! I really want the beauty flash balm, let us know how you get on with it :)

    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. I'll do that for sure! Thanks, Sally! :) xo

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  4. Eeeep! I am so jealous, Stephy! I love that you have a "weekly haul" hahah you're the best!
    I want to try a setting spray...I've never used one. Will this help keep blush in place?
    I also can't wait to hear your thoughts on Clarin's BB cream...I haven't found a good one either, though I have only tried two. lol

    Great haul, Pretty! Love it! xo

    P.S. I wanna smell Estee Lauder's Sensuous Nude! I can't remember how it smells! xoxo

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    1. Hahaha! It sounds bad, but I do have a weekly haul. :P I've never tried a setting spray aside from an ELF one, so I hope I like this! I've seen mixed reviews, so I'll definitely let you know how it works. As for the BB cream, they gave me two samples. You're welcome to one! I'll save it for you.

      Thanks for reading...you're the best! :) xoxo

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  5. I am curious to know about the beauty balm, I have heard good things about it! Let me know how it works for you!

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    1. Thanks for reading, gl0ssy! I will definitely do a review the beauty balm once I've given it a fair trial. Seems like an interesting product...I've never tried anything like this. Fingers crossed! :) xo

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  6. Wow great haul, gotta love Shoppers! I'll have to check out the Estee Lauder perfume, it sounds yummy! :)

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. Thanks for reading! :) And yes the perfume is so lovely! Let me know if you try it!

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    1. Thanks, Yania! :) I'll check out your blog! xo

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  9. amazing,love your post and your blog.wanna follow each other?
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    greeting from Kenya
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  10. The Clarins BB cream looks great! Let us know how it goes..
    Charlotte xxx
    http://charlottesconfashions.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte, and I'll do that for sure! :) xo

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  11. followed from the blog hop xx thanks hun

    Taras Treats x

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  12. You got some great stuff! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I'm following you back on GFC.
    Have a great weekend!
    Danielle
    http://kalamityjanekosmetics.blogspot.com

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  13. Aloha! New follower from the blog hop :-) Looks like some fun stuff you got! Feel free to visit my blog :-)
    xoxo!

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    1. Thanks so much for following! I'm following you back...your blog looks amazing! :) xo

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  14. I've heard a few good things about Clarins but not actually tried it out for myself.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Colleen! :) I really like Clarins as a brand, and I used the Beauty Balm under my makeup again last night, and really liked it.

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  15. Hey, just a quick thing, I recently nominated you for my Liebster award, be sure to check it out!
    Charlotte xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Charlotte! :D I'll be sure to check it out! xoxo

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  16. Hi i just found your blog i love it! +1 followers:) xx

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    1. Awww thanks so much, Imogen! :) Following you back xoxo

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  17. Hey dear!
    I like your posts sweety! I like your blog a lot! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Check out my blog if you have a free minute :)Would you like to follow each other?xx
    Wish you a nice week!
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  18. i think it's time to tell my husband that i need to do weekly hauls, too, now ;) hahahaha
    i find that the UD de-slick spray works better for me than the cream version


    Reminder: the I ♥ Makeup giveaway is still on!

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  19. lovely haul! Hello. I saw you at the hop social and I am your newest follower in GFC from http://inhighheelsanddogtags.blogspot.jp/. I look forward to seeing you over at my blog next :)

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    1. Thanks so much for reading and following, Ala!! :) I'm following you back xo

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