Bits & Pieces

Just sharing with you guys bits and pieces of goods I collected in the last few weeks.

First up, we have this Sonia Kashuk eye make-up remover...I have been using my H2O & olive oil mixture as my eye makeup remover for a long time. Since I have just run out of my mixture, I thought I would try an actual product just for the sake of trying something new. I have no clue how it will perform as this is my first time using a non-makeup Sonia Kashuk product. (I do love her eye shadows though!) Hopefully it'll be a great alternative to that of Neutrogena because I simply despise the oily residue it leaves on my eyes.

I had been wanting to get a Clarisonic cleansing system for a long time! I just recently caved and picked it up. I haven't been using it long enough to tell you how I am liking it so far but I will do a separate and more detailed review on it when the time comes.

 I was in dire need of new brushes for bronzer and MSF application. I was previously using a really old (in fact so old using it to this day should be illegal!) The Body Shop brush for applying my MSF and a not-so-old-but-not-that-great-and-now-a-little-too-scratchy-for-my-face Avon brush for bronzer. Simply put, these new brushes were a total need and not a want at all. Besides my little elf concealer brush, this will be my first time using a "real" elf brush.

The complexion brush feels soooo soft, I love it! I feel like this is just made better than the bronzing brush (perhaps because it's from the "Studio" line?) and it will not shed, or at least not as much as the bronzing one. Bronzing brush is soft too but not as much the complexion brush and right now I feel like it'll shed so much that it won't have any hairs left. We'll see!

I actually vowed that I will be staying away from Bella Bamba because...I mean another pink blush, really?! But I just couldn't help it. It's just very pretty and girly, smells like flowers and/or candy, I love the new and improved box with its little mirror inside.

Nothing big here, just my 123958th container of my favorite facial scrub. After I run out of my last tube, I always say to myself that I want to try a new scrub and I just always find myself going back for more of this green tea scrub, I don't know what it is! It seems to work for me, I love the smell, the feeling on my face afterward.

Rose D'oro is only one of the 9 colors in Milani's baked blush/bronzer range. It's gorgeous and looks like it will be perfect for achieving a sun-kissed look.

Topless and Barefoot is part of Essie's new Spring collection called "A French Affair". I had just received my quarterly Ulta certificate and chose to get a free nail polish with it. I was originally planning to get a nail polish from OPI's Texas collection but absolutely nothing grabbed my attention, at all! So I decided to go with Topless & Barefoot. It's a pastel nude in creme finish.

 Since receiving a Bath & Body Works mailer the other day, I had been dying to try out their new scent Carried Away. Finally yesterday I had the chance to check it out! I tested it on my hand and walked around int the store a good 15 minutes sniffing...everything! The scent was still there, going pretty strong. I decided to buy it because I just loved its sweet, flirty, summery scent. I came home an hour later, washed hands with soap, the scent still lingered on. On my skin, its staying power is just amazing. Quick glance on the back of the tube; ... "a whimsical blend of lush raspberries, white jasmine and whipped vanilla inspired by the way love sweeps you off your feet". Oh yeah, it's definitely comparable to love tee heee!

 I just ran out of my beloved Neutrogena hand cream and when I saw these on a shelf at my local Walgreens I knew I had to try it! I love EOS lip balms so I thought I'll probably and hopefully love their hand creams as well. First smells delish (if you like the cucumber scent that is), very moisturizing, creamy texture.

What have you all been hauling lately? Did you buy any of these products?


  1. I recently got an elf brush too and I'm am amazed by the quality!! I was actually in the process of writing up a post on my elf purchases. Also I am a new fan of St.Ives scrubs!! Once all my others are done I'm clearing out my washroom and filling it up with different St.Ives scrubs. And I love the new collection from Essie..and I have to say Topless & Barefoot is one of those classic colours that will never go out of style! Great post love!

  2. i have a few elf brushes and really like the ones that i have and use them often. my faves are my sonia kashuk ones though. i may have to go out to get that milani blush. it looks gorgeous! and i always seem to love pinkish blushes on more of that flushed look.

  3. I too wanted to get the Clarisonic cleansing system but I have mix feelings still, I watched some reviews on Youtube but none were really helpfull, so yh I will be waiting for your post on that=)))

  4. Definitely looking forward to your Clarisonic review! Also, if you wouldn't mind, I'd love to see a review or a fotd using the Milani blush as well, pretty please :)

  5. I need to get on my hands the St Ives scrub!You rave about it and you make me want it badly doll!!!And yayyy for the bella blush!!xxx

  6. St. Ives Green Tea Scrub is my favorite too.:D

    I would love to try the EOS Hand Cream, hopefully I can find one soon.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  7. Just received Topless and Barefoot in the mail, yet to try it!
    And your post makes me really really WANT Bella Bamba!!! Another one for my spring wishlist!!!


  8. I too wanted to get the Clarisonic cleansing system but I have mix feelings still, I watched some reviews on Youtube but none were really helpfull, so yh I will be waiting for your post on that=)))