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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Samples Made Me Buy It

Check out part one here.

REN Clean Skincare Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel

Let this be a testament to the power of value sets / travel kits. I tried this product in 2014 and have repurchased numerous times. I've also recommended it to a few people.

REN Clean Skincare Combination Skin Kit - www.modenmakeup.com
REN Clean Skincare Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel - www.modenmakeup.com
thisworks and REN Clean Skincare Product recommendations - www.modenmakeup.com
Janelle got hers
Pure Source Barbados Haul - www.modenmakeup.com
Pure Source Barbados haul - www.modenmakeup.com
The Accountant buys them in twos
Green People and REN Clean Skincare product recommendations - www.modenmakeup.com
Sultan got his


Beautylish sent two samples of this product when I got the Wayne Goss Collection brushes. I had already seen a lot of beauty vloggers rave about Bioderma but I wasn't really buying into the micellar water hype. Well I tried the sample and then...

Skincare samples - www.modenmakeup.com
Bioderma Sebium H2O and Sensibio 500ml pump bottles - www.modenmakeup.com

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

Both Heidi and I have raved about this.

Skincare samples - www.modenmakeup.com
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser - www.modenmakeup.com

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

A comparison of spray toners is coming soon. For now, just know that a 1.8 ml sample convinced me to buy a 50 ml bottle in limited edition packaging.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist - www.modenmakeup.com

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

I don't travel without it.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair samples - www.modenmakeup.com
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair - www.modenmakeup.com

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant

I said here that I wasn't sure if I would buy this since it costs $72USD but I was just kidding myself. This is the heavy duty stuff. Wayyyyyy better than the Exfoli-Kate.

Skincare samples - www.modenmakeup.com
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant - www.modenmakeup.com

What skincare brands are you loyal to? Let us know in the comments.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Brush Declutter

I've been collecting brushes steadily from late 2012. While periodically I've place a few of them in The Marketplace, I've never gone through the entire collection and sifted through what I don't use often.

Makeup brushes haul - www.modenmakeup.com
posted on our Facebook page December 30, 2012

Until recently.

Makeup brushes collection - www.modenmakeup.com

Something automatically weren't going anywhere...

Wayne Goss and Chikuhodo brushes - www.modenmakeup.com
Chikuhodo Z3 - www.modenmakeup.com

I'm a big fan of the Wayne Goss eye brushes and from de time I knew I could get Chikuhodo brushes customized on Visage de dog dead.

When it came to the M.A.C brushes I had to make some relatively tough calls; often we feel we have to hold onto things due to how much they cost but I'm over that now.

M.A.C Brushes - www.modenmakeup.com

So how did I do?

decluttered brushes - www.modenmakeup.com

Not as well as I'd thought...but it's a start. I made up my mind to destash a lot of eye brushes since falling in love with the Wayne Goss ones. They feel great on my eyelids; so great that many other brushes now feel incredibly scratchy. You'll see a couple Zoeva brushes here from the Rose Gold set that I reviewed a while ago. I'm still fond of those but I noticed I had similar ones. Why not pass them on to someone who would appreciate them right? Right.

For a play-by-play check out my profile on Peeks (username: @lr_interlaceinc). Viewable only on mobile it seems.

What brand makes your favourite brushes? Let us know in the comments.