Monday, June 8, 2015

Skincare & Scents Mini Haul

Yet another small haul! H&M, LUSH, and Yankee Candle
As much as I like shopping sprees, I have to say, I like a good deal more. In the above picture, with the exception of the Imperialis moisturizer ($27 with tax) and the crop top (paid for by the madre), I spent a total of less than four dollars. I happened to a have a $5 voucher for Yankee Candle and they were having their biannual sale, so I stopped by to pick up a few items. The votives were $1 each and the votive holder was $3 with 50% off, so the total with tax was about $5.97, and with the voucher I ended up spending less than a dollar. LUSH was also having a promotion to ban microbeads by exchanging microbead products for a small Angels on Bare Skin cleanser, so I got that for free.

H&M earrings, roses, black hearts, anchors, and red bows.
At H&M I got a grey crop top and some earrings. I'm very much liking the neutral summery clothing right now, especially as it's already ridiculously hot. I had a loose grey crop top, but I wanted to have a tighter one too to pair with skirts and such. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit my body shape too well, but with a little sister, anything is safe to buy (yay hand-me-downs). I'm much happier with this four earring set I bought for $3. I just thought the little anchors were so adorable.

Next up is LUSH. As I mentioned earlier, I got the Angels on Bare Skin cleanser in exchange for turning over a microbead product (goodbye Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub). It's a solid cleanser so it's quite tricky to use, and I still haven't gotten the hang of it. Nevertheless, it still does the job, and my face feels clean after using it – not too oily, but not dry either.

LUSH Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser Roll

I also decided to make a jump and buy one of their moisturizers, Imperialis. They're usually way out of my budget, but I decided to use some more grad gift money and treat myself. I've sampled a few of them, so I wouldn't have bought this if I weren't absolutely sure I wanted it. It does leave my face feeling a little oilier than I would have liked, but the aftereffects of the Oatifix face mask convinced me otherwise. Though it left residue, it also made my skin super soft. Also, the whole time I sampled this one, it didn't make me break out, which is my main concern regarding moisturizers.

LUSH Imperialis Facial Moisturizer

As previously mentioned, I also bought some votives from Yankee Candle (I will say forthright that I now have more candles than I know what to do with). I could have just gotten three, used the voucher, and not paid anything, but I wanted one of each type of scent again: floral (summer wish), fresh (wild sea grass), sweet (saltwater taffy), and fruity (honeydew melon). I think they'd make great gifts, but they're so cute and adorable that I can't bear to part with any of them. I don't think I'd have the heart to burn them either, so they'll probably just sit in my room collecting dust. I think I may bring them with me to college, just for decoration, and to help scent the room.

Yankee Candle Votives

Lastly, I also bought a small frosted glass votive holder. I wanted something simple that would go with everything, so even though there were many pretty glasses, I went with this one. It was $3 but on sale for 50% off, so it only cost me $1.50. Not much to say about it, so that's that! ◊

Frosted Glass Votive Holder

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