Garnier Micellar Water

Garnier Micellar WaterGarnier Micellar Water

Micellar Water, where have you been all my life? Oh, right, in France, as Bioderma. But NOW, here, everywhere, inexpensive, accessible, and glorious.

I purchased my bottle of Garnier Micellar Water from Target, unassuming in its pink-capped, clear, oval bottle. I tend to do a good job resisting the hype, but I got anxious when I got home with it. Is it just water? Did I just pay $6 for a bottle of water?!

I did more homework. To explain it simply:

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March and April 2016 Haul

Since my no-buy ended, I treated myself to a few things. Okay, I went ham and it ended up being a March and April 2016 Haul. More on everything soon!


One, Milani Luminoso, which I shared on Wednesday.

Value Sets - Sephora Paint it PinkMarch and April 2016 Haul – A mini-haul in itself!

Two, this value set, which I mentioned ordering earlier this month. (More on it next week.) I already rid myself of the box in my spontaneous Spring Cleaning extravaganza.

cinemasecretsThree, in the same order as that value set, a gigantic 32 ounce bottle of the most majestic brush cleanser in the universe.

blackmagicFour, also from that same purchase these reusable microfiber makeup remover cloths. These are Sephora’s in-house knockoff of The Original Makeup Eraser. Haven’t tried it yet.

More after the jump…

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March 2016 Favorites


March 2016 FavoritesMarch 2016 Favorites
Milani Luminoso
, $9 \ bareMinerals Prime Time eye primer, $18
Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil, $8.50 \ St Ives Nourish & Soothe, $5

Despite March possibly being more hectic than February, my March 2016 Favorites are less boring than last month’s. Ch-check it out.

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Bonus Monday Post: Live Radiantly with St Ives

St Ives & Influenster - Live Radiantly

Back in the day I was a St Ives devotee. Long-discontinued Whipped Silk body lotion, the incredible Aroma Steam bodywashes, the wonderful Eye Stress Gel…and of course, the Apricot Scrub.  I loved that Apricot scrub so damn much. (I ultimately had to stop using it because it was too harsh on my skin, and the sharp bits of walnut shells were compromising my skin.) This post, however, isn’t about any of that.

I’ve been happy with my Eucerin body lotion, but as warm weather approaches I need help in the body exfoliation department to prepare for self-tanner usage. Conveniently enough, I made it into the St Ives Live Radiantly Influenster campaign ultimately received my Voxbox containing St Ives Nourished and Smooth body scrub and Nourish and Soothe body lotion.

Disclosure: I did receive free product from Influenster to try and review. I was not otherwise compensated, and this post was not compulsory.

Live Radiantly with St Ives - Nourished and Smooth Body ScrubSt Ives Nourished and Smooth Body Scrub

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Getting a new Skincare Gadget

Remarkably, I’ve spent less of my recent personal time on a computer than the past year. My day job has been more demanding recently, so I’ve had less personal time and I’ve actually wanted to give myself a break from the screens. I’m reading paper books more. I’m taking more walks.

At the end of the day, though, I still like buttons and internet in a lot of things – including my skincare.

I’ve been a Clarisonic Mia2 loyal for approaching three years, now – which is crazy, because it seems like just yesterday (really 5 years ago) I just learned about that particular skincare gadget and was incredulous at the cost.

For the last few months, my skin has been having a hissy fit. I’ve used a fresh brush head since, and I clean it regularly. Although I don’t think it is the Clarisonic’s fault, I decided for science and curiosity to try the Foreo Luna Mini. So I took advantage of one of the sought-after 20% off Ulta Platinum Perks and ordered one last week. It’s due to arrive in a day or two.

Foreo Luna Mini Skincare Gadget

Going in, I don’t have any preconceived notions or expectations for the device. I am a bit excited about the the hygienic aspect and the fact that you don’t need to replace expensive brush heads every 3-4 months.

If you don’t already, would you consider using a skincare gadget or tool?