Friday, June 18, 2010

Another Spending Ban Haul... (whoops!)

I might as well give up on this spending ban!! Hahahah. Here's what I got today:

1. Garnier Skin Naturals Aqua Defense gel-cream

This product comes under the 'Fresh Essentials' range in the UK, instead of the Asian 'Aqua Defense' name. It contains antioxidant fruit water and vitamin E. The texture is gel-cream, meaning it's like a gel, but more moisturising. I've used it once so far and I'm liking it a lot! Compared to the Clinique Moisture Surge gel, which left my skin feeling tight, this one leaves my skin feeling comfortable and nourished.

2. Laura Mercier metallic cream eye colour in Rose Gold

Costing around £16 for 8.5g of product, this little beast is expensive! However, you only need the tiniest amount (literally the size of a sesame seed) for each eye, so the tiny tube will definitely last a long long time.

A sheer application (half the size of a sesame seed) gives a really beautiful sheer wash of rose and gold (go figure) shimmer. I can't wait to try this properly tomorrow, with a natural rosy blush and subtle lips.

3. The Body Shop tea tree oil

I bought this to treat the pesky little spots that have been showing up on my cheeks and forehead. This better dry them up good! Apparently The Body Shop sells one of these every 12 seconds (or is it 12 MINUTES?)

4. The Body Shop Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow & Body Spray

This spray is infused with Community Trade date extract and camomile, which are supposed to enhance restful sleep. You spray it onto your pillow and sheets or your body (or all of the above), and the fragrance is supposed to ease you into a deep sleep. Also, throughout the night, your movements should release the fragrance (hahahha, don't look at me, that's what the bottle says!) I'll be trying this out tonight. Let's hope I wake up tomorrow feeling rejuvenated and refreshed!


Eyes: Rimmel Colour Mousse 8 Hour Eyeshadow in Sassy, black eyeliner, black mascara.
Cheeks: Too Faced Mocha Mi Amore blush
Lips: nothing!


Scarf: Massimo Dutti - Love this! Soo soft and airy light!
Black batwing top: ASOS
Pastel blue denim shorts: Bershka - Also LOVE! So comfortable and soft. They also make my legs look longer and leaner! I need all the help I can get haha.



  1. You look gorgeousss honey, just found your blog a few weeks ago and LOVE it xxxx