Aug. 21

Quick (Drugstore) Haul

Category > Fun

I realized I had well over 100,000 Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum points and this weekend was their redemption weekend, so I took advantage of getting $200 off my purchase as opposed to $170 for redeeming 95,000 points. YAY – I love redemption weekend.

Wanted to share what I got:

  1. Crest Sensitivity Toothpaste: I was considering whitening again and before I do a few whitening days, I usually brush with a Sensitivity toothpaste to lessen the pain.
  2. Christian Dior – FOREVER – Flawless perfection fusion wear makeup: This product deserves a post on it’s own because it is one of my holy grail products. It’s a bit pricey at $48/30 mL bottle, but when it comes to a foundation that gives a flawless finish AND lasts all day long – I’ll gladly spend the money. I bought two just because…
  3. La Roche Posay – Effaclar H – Compensating Soothing Moisturizer: This product is another love of my life. I find myself going back to it again and again because it’s perfect for my skin type/problems.
  4. Dove – Antiperspirant: Pretty standard…
  5. Quo Professional – Slant Tip Tweezers: I haven’t invested in a good pair for a while and these looked great, so I wanted to give them a try.
  6. Revlon – Colorburst Lip Butter – Creme Brulee: I fell in love with this line of lipsticks after giving them a go following a review from one of my all time favourite bloggers (and kindred spirit friend, Veronika). With this addition, I am pretty sure I am close to having all the colours now.
  7. Essie – Feed Me – Intense Hydration Treatment: I have never been able to grow out my nails. A) I am constantly breaking them from being too active B) I am really bad at remembering to wear gloves when I clean and the products I use tend to dry out my hands/nails. I wanted to give this treatment a go since I LOVE the Essie nail polish line.
  8. Philosophy – Purity Cleanser: I got a few samples of this because I was looking at the line of washes/creams. Kind of excited to try it
  9. Quo – Face Contour Brush: They were 40% off, so I figured I would throw in a new contour brush. I tried the Quo brushes a while back and was really impressed with them.
  10. L’Oreal Paris – Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara: I am one of those girls who has drawers and baskets full of products. I have tried the cheapest to the most expensive mascaras in my time and honestly, this is one of my all time favourites. I love how intense the colour is, the formula lasts and does not get crumbly, and the brush tip is a simple standard brush (which I love).

Doing this post makes me think I should elaborate and maybe go into depth of some of my favourite products to share what I love most about them. Thoughts?

xxxo

13 comments
Diana123
Diana123

Just found your blog. What shade are you in your foundation. I'd like to try Dior Forever and we look very similar in skintone. Thanks!

Chloe Elizabeth
Chloe Elizabeth

Maja, what do you use to whiten? Also, is there a reason you use roll-on antiperspirant rather than spray? Would be good to maybe see a CD Forever post, thanks for sharing :)

heavenrain_
heavenrain_

I would love to hear about your favourite products, skincare haircare wise and actually everything! Xo from Europe

VeronikaJavorRomeis
VeronikaJavorRomeis

I want to buy everything you just mentioned!  :) i used to love that mascara and I think I need to try it again based on your review! love you and your blog! <3

-Veronika

Carol
Carol

I'm totally into the sensativity toothpaste! I get that....good tip before whitening! I also love the Voluminous Mascara, except for I use Black Brown! An amazing product and I completely agree.....doesn't crumble....lasts all day! it's fantastic, I've been using it for years and years!

TinaLisa
TinaLisa

I love the Carbon Black Mascara but I find it's so hard to remove!  My new favourite is Benefit's They're Real Mascara. 

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @Diana123 Hi Diana - I wear #031-Sand. I have an olive complexion with yellow undertones. If I ever wear makeup with a pink undertone, I look like a berry :) If you have a pink undertone, try the shades ending in a "2" for ex #032.

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

Hi there again Chloe - I just use the regular Crest WhiteStrips (the advanced seal ones). I only do about 5 days at a time before I forget to keep using them, but by that time I am usually good for another year. In terms of antiperspirant, I just find that the spray gets everywhere + it feels a bit choking to breathe in the tiny micro particles. Considering that anti-persipirant ins't known as the best for you, it worries me to be breathing it in directly like that. I'll include the CD foundation in a beauty post for sure...it's my #1 and I never get bored of it (been a die hard fan for 3 years now) xo

heavenrain_
heavenrain_

 @heavenrain_ Poland here! I follow Veronica and she has mentioned you recently and I instantly fell in love with your blog :) take care !

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @heavenrain_ Thanks for the feedback and interest! It's definitely been a hot topic/request, so I will plan to do one asap. Where abouts in Europe are you from?Very exciting to have your support. Thanks for reading :)

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

@TinaLisa - that's very true! I use a gentle eye makeup remover before cleansing because my eyeliner is waterproof, so I need it. I have tried "Benefits - they're real", but found it didn't last too long, are you finding that? Maybe I'll give it another try

TinaLisa
TinaLisa

 @hautepnk  @TinaLisa I'll give that a try!  I actually haven't used it on it's own so I'm not sure.  I always use Christian Dior Maximizer Lash Serum before mascara, maybe that helps it last longer....

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @TinaLisa Ohhh - maybe I'll try that Serum, I'm addicted to the DIOR line. Thanks for the recommend!