Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Apparently Not The Big Escentual Haul

So I got all excited by the previous haul post and it took me weeks to work through all those photos and swatches. Then at the weekend, I place a sneaky Escentual haul, which turned out to be even more mega than the last one! I started off checking out their great deals on French pharmacy brands and trying to find a worthy replacement for my beloved Lancome Baume Eclat cleanser. Then this happened....
The parcel arrived yesterday where I promptly realised I'd bought an entire French pharmacy, oh yeah!  I started reading customer reviews on the site and it led to me checking out one thing after another.  Hopeful cleansers waiting to audition for the role of 'best makeup remover ever' are Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil, Dior Gentle Cleansing Milk, Vichy One Step Cleanser and Avene Cleanance Gel.   
In the 'up to 1/3 off' deal were these water sprays.  Now I want to review all of these products at a later stage, I literally just took these photos when I opened the package yesterday, so haven't had time to try anything.  However, I used Vichy Thermal Spa Water Spray as a teenager and was amazed by it.  Now that my skin is misbehaving acne wise and that the gel my doctor gave me has left my face stinging, burning and flaking in places, I'm hoping these miracle waters will fix me right up!  As well as the Vichy one, I ordered Avene Thermale Spring Water and La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.  Reading reviews led me to also try out the La Roche-Posay Effaclar K and Effaclar Duo moisturisers which apparently work wonders on acne prone skin.   
Another item I tried years ago was Clarins Energizing Emulsion for tired legs.  When I worked after-school on the perfume counter and had been a hectic day, I'd rub this into my legs on my break to refresh and soothe.  One of the great things about it is that it can be used over stockings (which was perfect for work).  It absorbs immediately, there's no waiting a fortnight for it to dry like body lotion.  I've recently had to increase my pain medication as my body has been aching more than usual, so I've already delved into this last night for my aching legs.

Finally, I picked up a few more makeup items.  I'd had the Clarins Joli Rouge (724 Simply Nude) and Dior Addict Extreme (316 Incognito) lipsticks on my wishlist for a while, but upon searching images for something else, I discovered the lovely Stila Long Wear Lip Color in In The Nude.  I also got the wonderful limited edition Stila After Glow Lip Color in Electric Pink for a friend.  These lip crayons actually glow under UV light, how cool is that?  I was going to get one for myself, despite the fact I doubt I would ever be under UV light (!), but I'd bought so many other things that I'll maybe get it next time.  I'm also in love with the Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara I tried a sample of recently, so will be picking one of those up next time too.  I'll have swatches of these items up soon and will get my second part of the other huge beauty haul up this week.  

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