by corinne iaia

May 02, 2014

ON THE LIST


I can tell you without exaggeration, that my product "to try" list can never be fulfilled. Every time I tick a box and pick up a new item, or 6 off the list, it seems another 10 make their way on. Vicious cycle, let me tell you. Between all the blog reading I do (I am a sucker for a rave review) and the new releases lining the aisle caps of Sephora, - I just can't escape. I always end one purchase by making a mental note that I need to come back out to get this, or that.

Alright, enough - onto the good stuff. So keeping with the oil trend that has been on a continuous rise, I picked up the L'Occitane Amande Shower Oil from Sephora. Let me tell you, from just one whiff I can tell that this little guy and I are going to have a very delicious-smelling and smooth relationship. Is it sad that I am super excited to shower this weekend just so that I can use this? In my own defense, it is the little things that we need to appreciate in life.

For awhile now I have been eyeing up the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush with my greedy little perfect-complexion-seeking eye. I think that I will really love this one judging by the rave review it received from Amelia Liana on her blog, Liana-Beauty. The way that this brush applies foundation is similar to that of the Real Techniques Buffing Brush - you know - that swirling and buffing technique that creates a second-skin like finish. The bristles are much more compacted on this brush and I'm hoping that means an even more airbrushed result. I also have been meaning to pick up the Real Techniques Blush Brush, as I find no negatives to owning their tools in your kit - purse friendly and great quality, win-win.

My love of neutral shadows continues with yet another nude-ranged palette. I have never really gotten into Clinique shadows before and figured that this launch was a good way to begin our relationship. Let me tell you - I am ohh so glad I did. A total dream upon first swipe, it is hard not to want to eat these up, as their texture is just so buttery-smooth.

And what's a purchase without some base and complexion enhancers? To make sure I ticked this box as well, I snapped up an Elemis Papaya Enyme Peel to help ensure a brightened base. I rely a lot on fruit enzyme peels, BHA's, and AHA's to keep my skin looking bright and clear. This one also contains a soothing dose of Vitamin E and a hit of antioxidants to get that extra boost of healthy radiance to your skin. For quality assurance purposes on a more cosmetic level, in comes the Stila One-Step Correct, a three in one serum that contains color correcting "moisturizing brighteners" for flawless looking skin. I will report back with full reviews after I have tested long enough to know for sure where I stand on these purchases. 
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  1. I'm obsessed with the Almond Shower Oil, I'm already on my second 500ml bottle. My skin has never felt so soft!
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. So am I! I already want to buy another just so I will not run out. It smells sooo good and practically eliminates the need for moisturizer if you're in a hurry!

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