Friday, August 26, 2011

Recent Acquisitions.

I looked at my credit card statement yesterday and realized I had spent almost no money this month.  Obviously, I had to fix that!  So I picked up some goodies yesterday.  Well, some good, some okay.

First up, OPI "Pink Before You Leap."  I love love love this color!  It's a sheer peachy pink with silver sparkle.  Absolutely gorgeous.  This photo is two coats.

I also got Benefit They're Real mascara, which has been on my to-try list since it was released.
However, I'm not super excited about the results.  On the one hand, it does give some serious volume (as you can see here).  And it lengthens well too.  BUT, it's kinda clumpy even with just one coat.  Don't even think about a second coat unless you have a lash comb handy.  Plus, it weighs down the curl almost completely.  I'm going to play around with it for at least another day or two, but sadly I think this will be going back to Sephora.  
(Please ignore the unkempt brow-- they will be fixed soon.)

Then, I stopped at Bath & Body Works (it's impossible for me to walk by that place without going in).  I had a coupon for a free item with a $10 purchase, AND they were running their buy 2, get 1 free promotion.  So it ended up being buy 2, get 2 free!  I really wanted to try the Paris Amour scent, but wasn't a huge fan.  So, I got some of the Carried Away items, which smell SOOOOO good.

But the best purchase of the day was a big jar of Moroccan Oil.  I absolutely adore this stuff.  I bought a small bottle a few months ago and completely fell in love.  It just ran out, so I bought the big bottle this time.  (Bonus: the big bottle comes with a pump, which is so much easier to dispense than having to open the cap every time.)

My curly hair is really dry and can get very coarse, but this magical elixir makes it so soft and manageable.  You can (and I do) use it on both wet and dry hair.

So yeah, I definitely made up for my slow shopping month yesterday.  Any products I should put on my list for next time?? 


  1. Where do you buy moroccan oil?! My old roommate used to put coconut oil in my hair, and I've never been able to find it since we don't live together anymore.

  2. I love Argan Oil (Moroccan Oil). I've never used that brand though. Love that polish color!

  3. I love that polish color!!! I got your card on Wednesday, thanks so much. It brightened my day! Love your blog as well, been following you for awhile now! :)

  4. Thanks so much for the comment on my vlog - it lead me to your blog and now I'm a new follower! : ]

    I may have to go buy some moroccan oil now!

  5. Love that your reaction to saving was to go out and spend....I would so do the same thing! Love the morrocan oil. Too bad about the mascara. Recently acquired the Covergirl NatureLuxe is amazing...definitely lengthening and makes my lashes look fake.

  6. love the nail color! And I love Carried Away too.. smells so good!