Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October drugstore buys!

I'm afraid I don't have the most exciting hauls to share lately, but while there is a bunch of things I do want, I have to admit there's hardly anything I need. Still, the few products I bought at the drugstore this month are all from brands I never tried before! Here they are:

I have been wanting to try the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes after seeing that brand popping up in my local drugstores, and reading/watching/hearing great reviews about this particular product. I wouldn't use wipes to clean my face every night, but it's good to have that option after a long day or in case of a sleepover (it's surely more practical to carry around than a bottle of make-up remover, a cleanser and cotton pads). The pack contains 25 wipes: I have already tried one of them, and it did a good job of removing my mascara, concealer and blush. I rarely wear much more on a daily basis, so I can't say if they would work as well on heavier eyes topped of with liquid eye-liner, for example -- but I'd think make-up remover would still be a better option.

Oh, and guess what? After about 4 or 5 empty jars of my beloved Nivea Light Moisturizing Day Care, I finally went out and bought something different. I still love that product, of course, but I was growing bored of using the same thing for months, and I wished to change it up. I was also looking for something a little lighter on the skin for the daytime (and compensate with an extra hydrating moisturizer at night). This seems contradictory with winter around the corner; the thing is, I'm usually running around every morning to get ready for class, and I needed something that my skin could absorb even quicker. I contemplated trying a higher end moisturizer for once, but in the end I couldn't make myself spend around $30 for 30mL of product, and I picked up Garnier's Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream at the drugstore.

We'll see if I like it. I've never tried anything from Garnier, but this product has some good reviews on MakeUpAlley (a 3.8/5 score as of now, which is decent for a drugstore product), and has apparently won some 2012 Beauty Grand Prix granted by Elle Québec & Canada. The scent is definitely very fresh and pleasant, which I welcome in any skincare product, especially in the morning. I just hope that the feeling on the skin matches it! The gel-like texture is also very interesting, but I can't say much more: I'll update you in a few weeks.

I also got my very first Mavala polishes, 151 - Marron Glacé and 92 - New Dehli. I just love how tiny they are (each polish contains only 5 ml, whereas an OPI polish stores 15 ml inside a bottle). Let's face it, how often do you use up every drop of a nail polish bottle? Even if I would decide to wear a colour every day for a year, I'm not sure I'd have time to empty it before the product goes bad. 

Last but not least, I treated myself to these delicious dark chocolate-covered candies from Brookside: these have pomegranate pieces inside, and the taste is heavenly! I actually think I'll pour myself a glass of milk and have some right now -- before carrying on with a long afternoon of studying for midterms.

Have a nice evening -- oh, and happy Halloween! How I miss the free candy! xoxo


  1. J'étais curieuse de la texture de cette crème de Garnier mais comme ils testent sur les animaux, je ne voulais pas l'acheter donc je me suis rebattue sur Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel qui a la même texture en jelée et rafraichissante en été, mais elle n'est malheureusement pas assez hydratante pour ma peau sèche.

    Marron Glacé a l'air très joli et automnal, je ne connaissais pas cette marque de vernis!

    1. J'essairai peut-être celle de Marcelle la prochaine fois! En effet, si en plus ils ne testent pas sur les animaux, ils ont un avantage considérable sur Garnier.

      La marque Mavala est vendue dans les Jean Coutu :)

      Et merci pour le RT ^^!

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  3. That Garnier moisturiser looks interesting! Never seen a drugstore product with that kind of gel-like texture. Hopefully it works really well for you :) Pretty Mavala colours. I only want 15ml in my nail polish if the colour is something I love, otherwise, 5ml is more than enough!

  4. J'adore tes vernis, la couleur a l'air magnifique! :)


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