I don’t like to shop a sale just for the sake of shopping a sale. However, if there are some items I need to replace soon, I always try to get discount codes or shop during sales. During Earth Day weekend, Beautyhabit had a 20% off natural skincare and makeup sale. I mostly picked up items I needed to replace and picked up a couple of long-time wishlist items as well. Then the following weekend I picked up a couple of items while I was in Sephora.
French Girl Organics Neroli Cleansing Wash – As I was running low on my face cleanser, I decided it would be a practical item to go ahead and pick up a new one. Since it’s spring and we’re heading into warmer weather, I thought it would be a good idea to purchase a cleanser that had some skin-clearing ingredients. This one contains black willow bark and activated charcoal to detoxity but also has skin-soothing and hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. Though I’ve never tried this product before, I loved the ingredients so I picked it up. I’ve been using it for about a week now with good results. It cleans without stripping at all. The scent is very mild but pleasant. The consistency is a creamy gel that doesn’t foam. I use this as my second P.M. cleanse.
Kaia Naturals Takesumi Detox Deodorant in Cold Pressed Rose – I love Schmidt’s deodorant, but I can’t use it every single day or my underarms get inflamed. I like to go back-and-forth between it and a baking-soda-free deodorant. I’ve heard good things about this one and as it was available in a smaller travel size, I picked it up. Not only that, but I love the scent of rose. This doesn’t leave a white cast under my arms – excellent! It doesn’t irritate at all, the rose scent is beautiful…and it works! So far, two thumbs up.
David’s Premium Natural Toothpaste – In my house, people get super picky about their toothpaste. It is very rare indeed when I come upon a toothpaste that my husband, daughter, and I all like, or even tolerate. David’s is one of the precious few natural toothpastes that everyone agrees on. The only downside is that it isn’t available in a ton of places yet.
Suti Muslin Cloths – This 2-pack was on sale, and as I’ve wanted to purchase some extra face washing cloths for months, I snapped these up. I figured if I didn’t like them for my face, I’ll use them for washing my baby. They are organic and unbleached, and while they were stiff at first, one wash made them soft and supple. I’m keeping these for washing my face!
Kosas Lipstick in Undone – This is the one item I didn’t need, but the one I wanted the most. Ever since I bought Kosas Lipstick in Rosewater last September, I’ve wanted another of their shades so much! This one is called “a nude blend of pinks and browns” and looked lovely online. I thought it looked like the perfect everyday lipstick, which is what I really wanted. In reality, I’ll probably wear this like crazy in the late summer and all through fall and winter. It is a gorgeous shade! It’s not exactly red, nor pink, nor brown, nor coral. It’s kind of a combination of all those colors. The finish is absolute perfection – a soft, comfortable long-wearing matte. I can’t wait to add another Kosas color to my collection.
RMS Beauty Un-Powder – I was running low on my setting powder, so I knew it was nearing the time to get another one. I opted for this one because it is high-quality silica, which looks amazing on the skin. Silica fills in pores and gives an airbrushed look to skin, but doesn’t dry it out. Since I was getting this one on sale, I sprung for the best of the best. I picked it up in their original translucent formula and have been using it in my T-zone every day with great results. It doesn’t dry my skin out at all and truly blurs pores.
Drybar Triple Sec – While in Sephora, I asked a couple of the employees for a recommendation. I wanted a dry shampoo, but this is what two different girls recommended. The product claims it’s a 3-in-1 that texturizes, amplifies, and refreshes. I stressed to them that I hated the feeling of product on my scalp. I picked up a sample with my Sephora points and it was love at first use…so much so that I bought a full-size. It 100% has lived up to its claims in the two weeks I’ve been using it. I can expect definite texture and volume, but it isn’t heavy or tacky at all. It also acts like a gentle refresher – not exactly a strict dry shampoo, but it will definitely work on my second day hair. I LOVE this product.
Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Velvet – Because I loved my Bite High Pigment Pencil in Chablis so much, I wanted to pick up another shade on a whim. After testing a few shades in store, I picked up Velvet, a “vibrant rose pink”. It’s somewhat similar to Ilia’s Neon Angel – one of my top three lipsticks ever – but Velvet is a touch more pastel. It’s a very pretty, feminine cool-toned pink. Perfect for spring and summer.