Thursday, April 3, 2014

CVS Mini-Haul: Skincare Experiments

Hello again! I just got back from CVS and did a mini haul that mostly involves skincare. I love my Clinique 3-Step system, it makes my skin baby soft and, for the most part, keeps the acne away. But now that I'm wearing makeup more consistently, my skin seems to want something more -- it's looking a bit dull, and there's always the matter of dark marks I'm trying to get rid of.

I had been meaning to get a Burt's Bees facial mask that I'd been hearing about, but none of the stores I went to had it, even though they had pretty large Burt's Bees displays. So I had to go on the hunt for a different drugstore mask to dry. I have oily combination skin, so clay masks seem to work well, and I decided to pick up the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Purifying Clay Mask Acai (far right in the picture above). I had never heard of the brand or the mask, but it was cheap and looked interesting, so I'm going to give it a shot tonight.

The second product I picked up is VERY famous in the beauty community, and I'd been meaning to try it for awhile, but was so afraid of changing up my skincare routine that I never bought it. I'm talking about the St. Ives Apricot Scrub, whose praises have been sung by many a beauty guru in the past. What finally pushed me over the edge was that the other day I was talking to a very close friend, and felt compelled to comment on how amazing and glowy his skin looked. It truly looked like he had on a full face of natural looking makeup, that's how clear and soft his skin was. He said he was wearing nothing, but had taken to using this scrub and noticed some positive changes in his skin. I've never had what anyone would describe as beautiful or glowing skin -- it's just been oily and covered in acne, then later in acne scars. I'm hoping this combined with the mask might cause a nice turning point for me -- good exfoliators often do that for me.

The last thing is minor but very, very cute -- it's a hair piece by Scunci which has velcro on the bottom and sticks to your hair! No clips, no fuss, no problem! And it's really pretty on top of everything else. I'm wearing it now and it's stuck to my EXTREMELY thick hair quite nicely. This will be a great accessory for days when I want my side bangs out of the way but still want to look stylish.

For such a small haul,  that certainly turned out to be a long post! Let me know if you enjoy these haul posts, I like doing them because it gives you an idea of what's in my stash and what I might be reviewing soon. I'll definitely be using the scrub and mask tonight and will let you know within the next couple of weeks how I feel about them. If you have any comments/suggestions on how to use them, whether or not I should use them together, or anything else, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on this post or Tweet me @beautymdsimple. See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. Great post hun :) I've actually got to admit, that I might be one of the only beauty bloggers out there who hasn't tried the apricot scrub! I might have to try it purely out of curiosity to see what the hype is all about. lovely blog hun xx



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