Hola mi amigas & happy Monday!
Last Wednesday I made my bi-annual pilgrimage to Priceline for their famous 40% off skincare sale (aka the only sale I live for) & lemme tell you, it was a little stressful & painful (only by the end of the day, when my right bicep was sore from carting my haul + other stuff home), but also fun. Thankfully for me, I got in early so there wasn't much of a crowd at all the stores I went to; but that said I still didn't get everything I wanted. *curses The Ordinary for being über-popular & selling out of the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% before I or anyone else could get their hands on it 😢*
So....betcha itching to know what I got right? Well mi amigas, here's everything I hauled:
A butt-load of Essano goodies - Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water, Manuka Honey Sensitive Body Lotion + Body Wash, Macadamia Oil Restoring Hand Salve x2 & Micellar Soothing Sensitive Wipes
As you guys might recall from my wishlist, I was after a whole lot of stuff from NZ company Essano & I'm pleased to say I got it all. The micellar water is a firm favourite of mine (you guys will remember it from my biggest beauty discoveries of 2016 round-up) & I've been dead keen to try the body lotion, body wash & that particular hand cream since they were released onto the market about 3-4 months ago. The Micellar Soothing Sensitive Wipes were a cheeky not-on-the-list purchase that I picked up anyway. Expect to see a brand review on Essano in the weeks to come, once I've trialled all my new stuff.
Uriage Thermal Water (50mL)
This wasn't the size I was going after, but I had trouble trying to find the larger size at all the stores I went to. It wasn't until the 4th or 5th store that I found it, but by then I'd bought this size & everything else. I don't think my shopping bags or my arms could've carried more un-necessary weight! My first impressions of this are that it feels like you're spraying sea water onto your face - this has a salty smell to it. Either way, this should hopefully help with the facial redness I get sometimes.
Trilogy Cream Cleanser
Ah, this old chestnut. You guys will have seen this pop up in previous Priceline skincare sale hauls or my empties, so I need not say anything else other than it's my cleanser of choice, aside from Pixi's Nourishing Cleansing Balm. I'm really bummed that I couldn't get the newer version of Trilogy's Very Gentle Moisturiser - no bricks & mortar retailers have it on their shelves yet.
Carmex lip balm x2
Ok, so this isn't cruelty-free, but it's the only lip balm I've found that's keeping my lips on an even keel....and it's for that reason that I've re-purchased it & will probably continue re-purchasing until I find an alternative that works with my fickle skin.
Lanolips Rose Everyday Hand Cream x4
Whenever this particular sale comes around, I like to stock up on hand cream
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
As I mentioned above, The Ordinary was that popular that there was limited stock on the shelves, or none at all. I consider myself very lucky to have snapped this up & I'm keen to see how I go with it, especially since my skin is prone to dehydration & hyaluronic acid is supposedly helpful for that. Provided I can get the other The Ordinary product I'm after, you might see a brand focus post on this too in the weeks & months to come.
Lanolips Tinted SPF30+ lip balm (Rhubarb)
As regulars will know, I've been having a hard time with Lanolips & their lip balms/ointments of late. This thankfully is the only one I haven't reacted to & thank Christ for that, otherwise my poor lips would remain un-protected! Rhubarb for me is my MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade - in actual fact, I think it matches my natural lip shade precisely.
Oh & before I finish this post, see that blue & white striped bag (from La Roche Posay, FYI) I used as a partial background for my haul photos? I got that for free, purely for spending so much. I received that + a couple of Avene samples (not pictured) which have gone into my giveaway box since I won't use them. Cheers Priceline!
It's Monday yet again & you know what time it is....time for me to add this post to the Monday Makeup Madness link-up over at Fabulous & Fun Life.
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Did you pick up anything from the recent Priceline skincare sale?