Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sephora, Aveda, Drugstore Haul

So after hearing that Cargo products are 50% off due to the fact that it will be phased out from the Sephora stores, I went online to see what was left. Here is what I ended up purchasing:

(sorry for the blurry photos)
- Blu-ray pressed powder in Beige
- Reverse Lipliner in 01 Light
- Beach Blush in Sunset Beach

I also entered the coupon code "BERARE" and got a free 10-day trial bareminerals SPF 15 foundation
Unfortunately I purchased the Benefit's To Go Beauty Bestsellers ($11 CAD) like 2 days before finding out about the Cargo :( Anyways, I entered the coupon code "GLITTER" and got a Glitter Shimmer Pot in silver for free. You can choose between gold and silver (sorry about the blurry photos, my other camera's battery needs charging)

Recently, I went to a warehouse sale for Aveda in Toronto. When I got there, it wasn't really a wearhouse was just a regular store with some sale items. Anyways, I still think it was a great sale as I purchased some items. I got the Caribbean Rejuvenation package for $21.75 (at 40% off). I also purchased lipstick and some glitter, but forgot to take the photo :\ I'm really in love with the scent of this collection ..mmm

I also went to Pharmaplus to check out if they had the Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in stock..and they did! I was quite surprised. They currently have a promo going on:

So I purchased the photoready and the lady at the counter (cosmetician?) came up to me and was telling me that I should purchase a new cleanser or moisturizer because my skin was dry lol :\ I ended up getting the Bioderma Sensibio H20. I read some good reviews on, so I'm happy about the purchase. Apparently this product was showcased on the news recently and they were sold out for a
As for the photoReady - not bad..feels light on the skin and the sparkles aren't bad at all. If you look closely at my eyelids you can notice them, but it's really not that bad. I think I should have gotten a shade lighter though. I'm thinking it will work out better for my summer skin :)


  1. Great haul, I love that Beach Blush in Sunset Beach, the colors look so pretty, does ur skin get oily after using Revlon photo ready and does it increase ur pores, I actually want to get one since everyone says it's a great stuff, thanks for ur answer in advance^^

  2. Thanks :) So I have only tried it twice so I don't know how accurate my answer will be. Yesterday I had it on for maybe half a day, today pretty much full day and interestingly enough, my face really isn't that oily. Usually (my forehead especially) is quite shiny by the end of the day, but as of right now, it's not so bad at all! Also..sometimes the my foundation slides, but not with this one! As for pores, it does not accentuate my pores at all, if anything it covers them quite nicely. Usually by the end of the day, you can start to see my pores around my nose. Now, the not-so-good stuff. I noticed that it has settled into the dry patches of my skin and you can see the skin 'flakes'? I don't know how to describe it. I suppose I should be getting a different moisturizer since it's winter...or maybe I didn't allow it to settle in today (I was in a rush). Anyways, the other non-dry areas of my face are totally fine, just those dry patches =\

    FYI - used the skin prep fx primer before and MUFE HD powder after

    I hope it works out for you! :)

  3. came across your blog & now i'm a new follower! can't wait to see more posts from you! especially loving the fact that your from toronto.. =)anyways love the haul girl...=D how much did shipping come up to since you ordered from the site?

  4. Thanks a lot for following ^_^ I always like to follow fellow Canadians as well! (btw, I'm gonna sub to yours too ;)

    Sorry back to your question. Shipping was $10 and I believe it took about 5-6 business days for it to arrive. I know the shipping can be a little steep, but you get freebies and I always like to use coupon codes to get more free stuff! ahah

    Looking forward to your new posts as well, have a great week!

  5. hey mits. what does "hauls" mean? i've seen that on youtube when i watch tutorials on make up.

    and wow you got a lot of stuff!

  6. OMG...u hauled major!
    I only managed to get a single eyeshadow quad T.T by the time I went back, they'd already completely sold out.
    Give us reviews!!!

  7. Ya the Cargo products went so fast!
    I will do a review soon...just wanted to try it out for a bit before writing anything :)