August Haul

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30 Sept 2020

August Haul
Time flies. Another month is gone and I am here again what all what I bought this month… I think from now I need to start buying only what I need, I need to save money for the Advent Calendars, which will be released soon.

This month I placed 3 online orders, one to DECIEM, second order to Justmylook and the last one to Glossybox and bought a product from my drugstore. Let us start with this one. I bought in Superdrugs St Ives Radiant Skin scrub. I use St Ives Apricot Scrub as part of my routine twice a week. This scrub makes a deep exfoliation and I prefer not to use every day. I got this new one, which claims to make moderate exfoliation (I should say soft exfoliation). I included it in my night routine, between cleanser and toner, as an extra cleansing step. I use it only the days I don’t use the stronger scrub.

St Ives radiant Skin Scrub

When I knew about the Glossybox Skincare release, I was sure I was going to buy some products. I waited before ordering because I thought most probably they were going to include a product in August Glossybox. I was right, this month the box came with the Glossybox Eye Cream booster. I got the box the day before the release and quickly I bought the Glossybox Skincare Micellar Gel Cleanser.  I didn’t try it yet as I already have some cleanser opened, but I can’t wait to try it.

Glossybox Skincare Micellar Gel Cleanser

At the beginning of August, I placed what was going to be my unique order this month and I placed it at DECIEM. DECIEM is a big umbrella company with few brands under it. One of these brands, and probably the most popular, is The Ordinary, a well-known brand.

I suffer hyperpigmentation on my face and have quite a lot of scars on my arms, consequence of playing with Luna, my beloved cat. I was applying mandelic acid on my face to reduce hyperpigmentation, but the one I am using is almost over and I need a new one. I also wanted to go a step further to reduce my hyperpigmentation.

Reading The Ordinary website, I learned that two amazing products to reduce hyperpigmentation are alpha-arbutin and azelaic acid. I ordered these two products and lactic acid. I replaced my mandelic acid with lactic acid because I think the last is more effective. I need to use it to see if I am right.

I ordered glycolic acid also, not to use on my face but my arms. As I mentioned, I have lots of scars on my arm because of playing with my cat. I don’t like how they look and if glycolic acid reduces scars on the face, it should do the same with the scars on my arms.

The Ordinary

Finally, I placed an order in Justmylook after reading their newsletter about the brand Eveline. I’ve never heard about this brand but that doesn’t mean the brand is not good. I ordered a slimming gel to reduce my belly and my neck fat, a plum eyeliner that has a sponge in the other end to blur the line and a Lash Serum. They gave me a free product, Aloe Vera Gel. It is always nice to get free products, even if you don’t need them.

In the same order, I bought a waterproof mascara from Essence. I have lots of mascara, affordable and not so affordable) but none of them is waterproof. I live in a place where most of the time rains and you can imagine my panda eyes when it is raining. I ordered also three brushes, for foundation, highlighter, and eye blender brush.

Justmylook order

That is all that I bought in August. Hope I can keep quiet next September and save some money for some Advent Calendar Boxes.

What did you buy this month?

I love beauty and skincare, try new products, and share my opinion with you. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and reading articles. I have dry skin, Fitzpatrick type IV, warm undertone, and my main concern is hyperpigmentation. Keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. We are all different and products can have different results on your skin. Want to talk? Email me at contact@irenebeautyandmore.com

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