30 June 2015

New In: June

With working full-time, I haven't had as much time to shop as I used to. Which means that I literally picked all of these up in the same trip! So here's what's new this month...

I've heard good things about cleasing oils, so I grabbed the Garnier Clean+ Nourishing Cleansing Oil. I used to use a biphase makeup remover, but that resulted in using at least 4 cotton rounds every night taking off my makeup. I use a lot less product for the same effectiveness, which is great! The thing is that this Garnier option isn't good at removing liquid liner and mascara. Another point I want to share with you is that this bottle leaks. Like mad. Has anyone else had this problem?

I also picked up the Essence Eyebrow Designer Pencil in Brown. I wanted an eyebrow pencil for those slap-on-and-go days when the DipBrow is just too much work, and I was hoping this would be a good product. Unfortunately, I think it's way too creamy and way to warm for my face. Not sure what I'm going to do with it!

In other Essence picks, I grabbed the Colour & Go polish in That's What I Mint! I'm really into mint polishes, especially because it's the summer and I wanted to try Essence's formula. Haven't done so yet, but I'm expecting about three days of wear.

The one brush purchase (that isn't in the photo because I forgot) was a still. by Spa Essentials eyebrow brush. I like having two eyebrow brushes, and my oldest one got scratchy, so I needed a replacement.

Finally, I picked up the Garnier Pure Control Deep Pore Exfoliating Cream Scrub and Pure Cleanser Gel as backups because I was on my last bottle of each. I really think this will be my last purchase of the cream scrub because it contains microbeads and I want to move away from that.

I also picked up a few things at the Toronto CBB swap last week, which I'll share on Friday!


  1. I've had the same issues with the Garnier cleansing oil as well! It's really annoying!!
    Heh, I wonder if the essence brow pencil works better as an eyeliner :P

  2. Gah. I'm so disappointed with the packaging. But I don't have another pump bottle to decant it into :(

    That's such a good idea for the brow pencil! I'll try it, because otherwise it's just a waste. Thanks!

  3. haha that's why I online shop now when I started working! :P I use the garnier oil mainly to scrub off the foundation, but I haven't tried it with mascara and eyeliner. I haven't had any leakage, but it's been sitting upright on my shelf so I haven't tried tipping it over. Now I have to check!!

  4. I don't like shopping online much, because I like feeling a thing before I buy it.

    I use the Garnier oil all over the face because I was hoping for one easy step. While it does take off my washable mascara and most of my liners, there's a little bit left. I wish it weren't the case! I also keep mine upright, but whenever I use the pump, a little leaks out. I'm not sure why...?

  5. Okay so it's not just me that completely forgets to photograph things sometime?! I'm glad I'm not the only one. I had to re-take my last haul pictures because I forgot an item!

    Those essence polishes look so cute in the store! I love the shade you picked up!