Beauty

Spring Beauty Haul

You know when you have a really bad day and you need a pick me up?  That’s what most of these beauty purchases were.  I have been using up the last bits of a lot of my staple products and I always love picking up different products as replacements.

A Few New Beauty Bits - Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

In Boston I went to Kiehl’s and I needed a new moisturizer that is strong and will keep my skin healthy.  The Ultra Facial Cream is the obvious choice because it’s such a classic.  It’s fragrance-free and feels so smooth going on.  Once it absorbs, which happens very quickly for a cream this thick, my skin feels healthy and soft.

A Few New Beauty Bits - Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea

Another skincare buy, the Mario Badescu Cucumber version of the Rosewater mist that we all love.  This scent is much fresher and lacks the floral scent that’s a bit overpowering in the rosewater.  If you like the scents of aloe or cucumber, you will love the scent of this.  It feels almost thicker than the rosewater and is more of a skincare mist than a makeup setting mist.  I’ve been loving using this every evening after I wash my face and every morning when I wake up.

A Few New Beauty Bits - Wet N Wild Photofocus Makeup Setting Spray

I bought this to replace my empty setting spray and attempt to find an affordable one that I can repurchase without spending a fortune.  The Wet N Wild Photofocus Makeup Setting Spray has a fine mist and melts all my makeup together in the best way possible.  It’s cruelty-free and I’m so happy to be consciously putting more cruelty-free products and brands on my list.

A Few New Beauty Bits - NYX White Pro Foundation Mixer

I bought my Nars Sheer Glow foundation in a shade too dark and I was on the lookout for a way to lighten it enough to use it now.  I was going to get The Body Shop lightening drops but they are inconvenient for me to get ahold of.  Instead, I found out that NYX has the Pro Foundation Mixer in white to lighten the shade. Since only one or two tiny dabs are needed each use, there is no formula change!

A Few New Beauty Bits - Model's Own Concealer Palette

A Few New Beauty Bits - Model's Own Concealer Palette

When I saw that Ulta got Model’s Own makeup in, I was so excited to use all the testers.  I can assure you that I swatched every product and fell in love with the blendability of the concealer palette. There’s 4 shades so I can  shade match all year and the packaging is perfect for traveling and has a clear mirror.

I’m really enjoying these new additions to my makeup collection.  I am especially loving the new moisturizer and concealer palette, definitely favorites! Have you picked up any beauty bits recently?

  • Hauls are seriously so fun to read and I love how Springy these products are! Honestly, all of these sound like things I would buy! I sampled the moisturizer in my Birchbox and it is great for combatting dryness. I’ve had my eye on that MB spray and am hoping that it might reduce some redness before makeup and moisturize as well, so please let me know how you like it! I’ve also been looking for a cheap setting spray that makes my makeup last forever because the UD All Nighter is just too expensive for me! And I reallly wanna get those Nyx drops but the darkening ones for summer! Thanks so much for sharing your new makeup products and those bright and beautiful photos! xoxo

    • Thank you for your comment, they always make me so happy! I love the Kiehl’s moisturizer, I definitely need to repurchase soon because I apply it so thick! The MB spray is calming and moisturizing, I wish I could report more on the redness reducing properties but I don’t use it regularly enough to tell. I love the NYX drops, they’re perfect, I highly recommend you get the darkening ones! Thank you again for your comment and support!

  • I like the sound of the Mario Badescu mist! It sounds really refreshing!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • It’s so refreshing and perfect for the summer heat, it feels so good to mist on right when I come home from a day in the sun!