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Sephora Spring VIB Sale 2018 Haul

I dunno why this took me so long to post. I had dese tings since last month πŸ˜”Follow me on Periscope if you wanna be kept up to date.

First check out my Wish List post and then let's see what I actually got.

This waterproof eyeliner was a total last minute throw-in. It came highly recommended from Eshani.

'24 Surfer Babe'
Tiffany raved about this brush set when she found it on sale. Honestly, I've bought everything else from this Glitter O'Clock collection soooooo why not πŸ™†

Sephora always bringing out dupes for Beauty Blender accessories πŸ˜‚ 

I didn't realise how much Sephora Collection stuff I got...well these two lip products were on sale so 'low me! Jen convinced me to try that 'Unicorn Tears' lipstick. I really do like Too Faced's La Creme formula.

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Face Cleanser - Foaming Formula

As I said here, as long as you don't have sensitive skin, cleanser is one part of your skincare routine where you can save some coins. So I tried a new(ish) inexpensive cleanser.

I got the foaming version but there's a Creamy Formula that Caroline Hirons said was comparable the popular one from Cetaphil. In Massy Stores, at the time of purchase, this was approximately $28BDS. I say approximately cause the price tag under this product may not have correlated to it. While that price isn't the cheapest it's a great value for 12 fl. oz. This will last you quite a while.

From their website:

Now you can get the best of gentle AND the best of clean – without any compromise. With patented technology, our effective yet gentle hypoallergenic cleanser removes excess oil, dirt and even makeup without disturbing skin's natural moisture barrier to leave it feeling soft—never too dry, never too tight. Unlike some other gentle or sensitive skin cleansers that can leav…

Beauty Oil Woes

From Part One we've learned that beauty oils are also for oily skin people. We've also learned that these types of products can serve multiple functions. Now I want to get into a few oils that I would almost call treatments.

Sunday Riley Luna Night Sleeping Oil 


"What it is: A next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin.

Solutions for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dryness and rough texture
- Pores

If you want to know more
Luna works throughout the night to deliver more visibly youthful, luminous, even-toned skin in the morning. Trans-retinoic acid ester (retinol) complex reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles, while visibly improving the signs of premature aging, including fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness. Balanced with blue tansy and German chamomile essential oils—both rich in soothing, blue a…

Pun De Cutting Board

Right away let's get to the update. From March's selection of products I only used one thing 😒 As I said here, I haven't been feeling the best so I have not been keeping up with things. Wanna guess what I used?
Illamasqua Beyond Powder 'OMG'
The formula of these 'Beyond Powders' is different from what's popular in the highlighter world now. This baked product imparts a customizable glow so it's a great addition if all you're wearing is a powder foundation. Suffice to say, I'm keeping it.
I've decided to keep the other four products pun de cutting board and here's what I've added for the second installment:
Maybelline SuperStay Foundation '356 Warm Coconut'Clarins Beauty Flash BalmPrimRose Beaute Luxe Setting Powder 'Slayahh'Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow 'Wanderlust'NYX Cosmetics Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette The Stila liquid eyeshadows have taken the beauty industry by storm and I'm…

M.A.C Mirage Noir Haul

The Summer 2018 collection is on counter now. By all accounts it's a solid one. There are a few repeats but that's standard operating procedure.

First off: the packaging is beautiful. Jar M.A.C cashing in on the duochrome craze. If you're in need of a bronzing powder, why not get one now in a pretty compact?

From watching review videos, immediately I knew I was going to get the "collectibles" i.e. the Pearlmatte Face Powder and the brush.

Pearlmatte Face Powder 'Mother O' Pearl'
If the brush looks familiar it's because it's the same one that was released in their last Holiday Collection. This one just has a full sized handle.

140S 140SES
At this point I always get a lipstick too right? 😝 The lipglasses and eyeshadows looked great but I doubt I would have used them. You have to swatch those eyeshadows in person; M.A.C has really upped their quality.
Matte Lipstick 'Beach Nut'
I was surprised that there were no blushes - or highlighters co…

Faves In Five | Current Favourites

Well uuuhhhh this is awkward πŸ˜” Actually, what had happened was...between migraines and a wisdom tooth extraction I din much use tuh muh self for a while. My humblest apologies. I hope you've still been rocking with #TeamModen on Facebook and Instagram.

Now let's clear away some cobweb and talk favourites.

Bath and Body Works Tiare Monoi Body Oil 

"Tiare monoi oil, made from Tahitian gardenia blossoms steeped in coconut oil, has been a beloved skin-conditioning secret throughout Polynesian history. Our illuminating Tiare Monoi Body Oil leaves skin feeling soft and beautiful with a long-lasting, subtle sheen." Great scent and a little shimmer for that extra glow πŸ™ŒAvailable from InYOUvations for $27.50BDS.

NARS Lip Gloss 'Stolen Kisses'
"Sparkling Caramel Pink." My wife sent this for me and I am most grateful. I must have never tried a NARS gloss before because this formula was a new experience for me. The formula isn't sticky but it still lasts. &…

Top Five | Sephora Spring VIB Sale 2018

It's that time again...when we load up our virtual carts and spend more than we should 😁

The Spring 2018 sale starts tomorrow (like 3 am our time).

I'm going to share five new recommendations and wish list items with you. Of course you can search the blog for 'favourites' to see a plethora suggestions. Everything I mentioned here I still use and enjoy.

Wish List

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 - $28USD image
Stephanie Nicole raved about this product a while ago and then recently I saw Eshani say that it really works. My hair is currently bleached and colour treated so any help I can get to make it stronger is very welcome.

Too Faced 'Sex On The Peach' Complexion Set - $45USD image
Yuh know how we feel about value sets around here 😍 This one contains a full size Better Than Sex Mascara ($23USD) and Peach Perfect Setting Powder ($32USD) thereby making the set well worth the price.
Tom Ford Eye Shadow Blend Brush - $…