Monday, January 24, 2011

skincare purchases

As those of you may know (if you follow me on Twitter ;), i woke up at the crack of dawn to stop by the DMV and get my temps this morning!  If you don't know what a temps is, it's basically saying you're legal to drive as long as you have a parent or guardian in the car, someone whose 21+ years old, or an instructor in the car.  You also can only have relatives in the car, or up to one non-relative.  If all goes well, i should have my driver's license by the end of July :).  My dad's taking me out driving tomorrow (in a vacant parking lot, of course!) for the first time, quite excited actually!  Fingers crossed i don't run into any poles....

Anyway, on the way home, my mom decided to stop by Target to treat me to a few things & pick up a few goodies for herself.  I have to say she is terrible at saying no to me putting things in the cart!
This 'haul' might be a bit boring to those of you who aren't to interested in skincare, but i thought i'd share with you all what i got anyway.

Boots Botanics Organic Face Rosewater Toner, $7.99 - This is the main reason we went to Target.  I was running low on this toner & needed to pick up another bottle.  I swear by this stuff!
St. Ives "Timeless Skin" Apricot Scrub, $2.99 - I was running out of exfoliator as well & thought i'd try something new.  I've been using St Ives Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub, but didn't feel like it was really exfoliating my skin too much.  And anything that claims to "renew and firm" my skin sounds good to me :).  We'll see how this stuff goes...

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes - 30 count, $5.99 - I've been using baby wipes to take my makeup off for a while now & noticed that my skin gets a bit irritated (ironic, huh?) or that it doesn't really remove my makeup too well.  I've heard many good things about this brand so i thought i'd give these a go!  Cute packaging + lovely ingredients = muy bueno :)
Yes to Tomatoes Skin Clearing Facial Mask, $14.99 - This was my splurge (well, my mom's :/) for the day & the product i'm most excited to try out.  Again, i've been hearing a lot of good things around the beauty community about this brand (same brand as the Yes to Cucumbers range), so i have high hopes!  My skin has been acting up lately so i've been looking to up the amp in my skincare routine.  Really hope this does my skin some good.

Sleeping mask & mini hand sanitizer, both $1 - Picked these up in the clearance section!  It's super bright in my room in the morning to i figured a sleeping mask might help, and how cute is it? :)  Also picked up a mini hand sanitizer for my purse by the same brand that's supposed to be "strawberry champagne" scented - i'd say more like strawberry smoothie spiked with strawberry Smirnoff, but hand sanitizer is hand sanitizer right? ;)


Need to go to the mall soon to Back to MAC for a lipstick (i'm thinking Creme Cup maybe?), pick up more Studio Finish concealer, stop by the Clinique counter, and spend the rest of the money on my Forever 21 card!
Hope you're all having a splendid Monday <3


  1. I really want to try some things from the yes to carrots range - does the cucumber wipes smell of cucumber? As I can't stand the smell but have heard lots of lovely things about them! And I say yes to creme cup, it's one of my favorites! xx

  2. Ohh well done on the driving temps! I still have another year till i can drive :( Stupid england, having to wait till im 17!
    Love all the stuff you picked out, and wow, i didn't know you could get Boots range in the US! :) xx

  3. Congratulations! I'll have to wait too, at least til I'm 18! ): (nada bueno :P)
    I didn't know you could get Boots products in the US either! I'm jealous! Haha
    If the facial mask works, could you review it? I've been very interested in face masks lately, but I've only tried the brand Montagne Jeunesse.
    Oh, Cream Cup is lovely! I'm sure it'd look great on you! xx

  4. @Nicola - I haven't opened them yet, i'll let you know! Ooh, thanks - i heard it's lovely! :) xo

    @Hannah - Thanks! Aww, well you guys have so much more public transportation than we do! Yup, Target actually sells their stuff, along with No7 & a few other brands - i was surprised too! xo

    @Leesha - Thank you <3 Aww that sucks :/ But as i said to Hannah above, you guys have so much more public transport! Haha. Definitely! I'll try to review it even if i don't like it :) Aww, thanks - i'll have to swatch it! xo

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  6. Congrates on getting you temp. I remember those days. The Yes to tomatoes mask looks awsome, deff do a review on it

  7. THOSE FACIAL WIPES ARE FABULOUS. I can't explain how much I adore them.

  8. I was totally gonna post what she said ^ !!! great post laura!!!

  9. i loooove that sleeping mask! so cute :) xo

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  11. I would love to try some of those "Yes To..." products, but they are not available where I live )=