Hello lovely ladies!
My name is Lisa (Sabina’s friend) and ever since I did a joint blog with her on our clothing haul, Sabina has been asking me for weeks now to do some sort of a guest blog but I have just been so busy! Now that I am finally done all of my examinations, and since I have done a bit of shopping recently, I thought this would be the perfect time for my guest blog! Although I do not have a blog myself, I am always reading all of yours and you all have seriously turned me into a beauty addict! I think I relate most to Jayne (Cosmetic Proof) because I am a science student with an obsession for all things beauty, even more so now that I read all of your blogs and see all these new and exciting products out there! So with that said, I am going to go ahead and get started with this haul. I will start off with Bath and Body Works where I got some great deals during their semi-annual sale! If you guys haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should. I think it is still going on for a bit. Let’s get started!
So, the first thing I saw when I walked into the store was a huge display of all of their discontinued, fruity scents that were all on sale for only 3 dollars. I tried to resist because I already have so much Bath and Body Works stuff, I am literally a B and B junkie! But I just couldn’t and I picked up these two things from the display. First off, I picked up the Country Apple Body Lotion which I haven’t used yet. I am debating if I should open it or save it for a gift since I do already own one of their apple hand creams from the Fresh Market line. Either way, I love these fruity scents and apple is one of my favorites so it is now a part of my collection!
From this display, I also got a Pink Grapefruit Body Splash and no matter how many sprays I already own, I am definitely keeping this one for myself. I am obsessed with this scent and was actually dreaming about it when I saw all the different items they had in this scent at The Body Shop. But, they were quite pricey, I was crossing my fingers that they would have something grapefruity at Bath and Body Works Sale. When I saw this, of course, I had to get it. The smell is just wonderful, there is really no way to describe it other than it smells just like a freshly cut, juicy grapefruit!
The next thing that I picked up was from the 50 percent off table and it is a body scrub! I actually saw these scrubs online and was disappointed that they never had any at the store location I go. when I saw these and saw that they were 50 percent off, I was sold yet again. They didn’t have too many options, just the Rio Rumberry scrub that Sabina got and the one I got which is Into the Wild. I already have the Rio Rumberry cream which smells AMAZING so I wanted to try something new. It is hard for me to describe this scent; it is very woodsy but it has a hint of citrus to it as well. I find it a very refreshing scent that reminds me of an outdoorsy night. I am really excited to try this out! I love body scrubs because they leave your skin feeling so fresh and soft!
Last but not least, I picked up three soaps from the store which were all on sale for 3 dollars! Ever since it came out, I have been obsessed with the Freshly Picked collection. I have a tangerine hand cream and it smells just like the real fruit! I absolutely love it! So I decided to get the tangerine soap as well as the cherry and strawberry one. Two of these are the deep cleansers and one is a moisturizing soap. I have never used these soaps before so I wanted to see which type I prefer but they both look really nice. I am not a huge fan of just the thin liquid soaps but with these, one is a thick moisturizing soap and the other has the cleansing beads to give it some grit so I think I am really going to enjoy these!
Then from Shoppers, I finally got to see the new Essence line for myself. Sabina has bought a number of things from there and has been raving about the quality for such a good price. They just had a small display of items but they had anything you could want from mascara to powder to blush to eyeshadow. Lots of choices! After much debate, I decided on three items. First off is this mosaic powder that I got for 4 dollars. I have never been much of a powder person but I thought this mosaic design was just so pretty, and I really wanted to try it out. It works really nicely, it just sort of smooths out imperfections, gives my pale skin a bit of color and is great to brush on before blush application.
Next up, I got one of their eyeshadows for only 2 dollars! I love this one so much because it has so many shades mixed into one shadow and the silver flecks just make it even more gorgeous! I am so sorry; I tried to swatch this but the pictures just really did not turn out so great so I hope this picture suffices! It is a great formula and looks really pretty on the eyes since it really brings attention up there and highlights the eye color.
And finally, I just could not get away from the rack and resist this last purchase which really was not necessary. I have so many lip glosses already and lately, I have been more into the lip balms because I find a lot of the glosses are just too sticky for me. But this packaging was so cute; I could not put it down. This little set was 4 dollars and I must admit that the glosses are actually really nice! They are not very sticky and they are quite light and a bit moisturizing as well. The colors are very, very sheer so they don’t really show up well on a hand swatch. In fact, there is barely any color to each gloss. It is really just to give the lips a light sparkle but I love these nonetheless! They had two of these sets; the one shown below and another one which has all pink glosses. But the colors are very sheer and similar to each other anyway so I think one set is more than enough for me.
Thanks so much to you guys for reading this blog; it means a lot to me! Like I said earlier, I love reading all of your blogs and some of my favorites are Canadian Beauty Reviews and Romanian Butterfly. Thanks so much for all the great posts and maybe I will be back soon for some more posts!