Saturday, 30 May 2015

A little Sephora and Ulta shopping


So I popped into Ulta and Sephora yesterday to pick up some bits and pieces. As you do.
Full reviews will follow but a quick flash guide is.....

  • Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths - for the previously mentioned areas only ;)
  • Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask. Saw it, fancied it, bought it. That simple. Won't use until I get home though as it's proper black mud.
  • Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask - Anna loves this and we tend to like the same things so I wanted to indulge. I couldn't find it in either Ulta I went into but it popped up in Sephora so I grabbed it.
  • Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Turbo - this is an alcohol-free, peptide loaded toner so I would use it as a hydrating tone after the acids.
  • Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner - mainly because it was the only thing I could find from the brand that I fancied if I'm being honest!
  • Fresh Lemon Body Lotion - because it has to be done. Nothing smells like it, it's extremely hydrating and it's twice the price in the UK! 



27 comments:

  1. Truthfully I don't understand the hype around Mario Badesxu. I've tried over a dozen products for 10 weeks and my face got progressively worse and then it just looked ashen and blah. Good on them for making so much money........but they don't do it for me. Much prefer balms/acid toners/oils/etc!

    xo
    Sara

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    1. I am the same, these products do nothing (maybe do no harm to skin comparing to even cheaper mass market but that's all). I have few samples and these products are primitive in terms of ingredients and performance. Aloe vera, mixed with water and preservative, is called a toner, seriously? I mean these are all good supportive ingredients when combined with something active and state-of the art, but dated and inefficient alone.

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    2. SAME! I used one toner from Mario Badescu last year and it wrecked my face. Never again.

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  2. Wow I didn't realise we had moors in Ireland...thought they were bogs, as in peat, not toilets!!

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    1. Exact same thought, Ed?! If it's a black "moor" mask, then I'm assuming it's a peat mask like the ones ógra are making?! Bizarre to refer to it as a moor mask!

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  3. Ah so jealous, the U.S. is amazing for beauty shopping, well all shopping really. Have fun!!
    The Beauty Bloss

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  4. I like the Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask a lot ! Also his VIz-1000 serum, Neuroliquid serum, 10% Glycolic acid hydration (gel for oily skin and cream for dry/normal skin) are great products that are worth trying.

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    1. I had the same reaction. I felt like I was being burned, and removed it as quickly as I could, but was still left with red, sore skin for a couple of days.

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    2. Derp! I meant for this to go along with the other comment regarding the pumpkin mask. The Irish moor mask is actually very nice.

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  5. Those masks sound nice! Let us know your impressions once you are back home

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  6. I love the Irish Moor Mud Mask but a word of warning - it stains washcloths/flannels. Don't use a new white one to remove - use a dark colored one or else an old one...
    I also love it when you buy items I already own - the mud mask, the pumpkin mask, the Fresh body lotion....

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  7. Sephora is a dangerous place to be the amount I spend there when in the states is not repeatable 😝 the fresh rise mask is amazing the only mask iv used that actually calms redness

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  8. The PTR pumpkin mask gave me a red, burning face like no other. Never had a reaction like that before. I've used several other chemical exfoliaters with no trouble. Looking forward to your thoughts/ insight into possible irritants.

    Enjoy the rest of your time State-side!

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    1. His 10% Glycolic Toning Complex (now discontinued) did the same thing to me! Felt like my skin was on fire! God was it awful. I sort of hate the Sephora employee who sold it to me at full price, even though it was already discontinued at the time...

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  9. Sephora is like the rabbit hole. once you are in there, it is very difficult to find your way out again.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  10. The only product I like from Mario B is the facial spray that smells of roses. It's my favorite facial spritz.

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  11. I'm interested to hear your review on the PTR Irish Moor Mask. I picked it up last time I was home in NY in Sephora and I can't quite tell yet if it's doing anything. What I do like about it is that it isn't massively drying like most clay type masks that dry up into a hard dry cement on my face that leave me dry as the Sahara! This stays nice and wet. As for Mario Badescu, I just don't find anything with them worth the money anymore. I used to back in the day but now there are just so many better options. That said, I did use to love the hyaluronic eye cream...

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  12. What about Mario B Glycolic Acid Toner, oh Holy One?

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  13. I have a body lotion by Peter Thomas Roth that is excellent. I'm thinking those should be good as well.

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  14. Thought of you today. I had an appointment with a new dermatologist. She was horrified that I used cleansing oils/balms to remove makeup and recommended I only use oil free wipes. She didn't get why I started laughing and said Caroline would not approve. Not sure I will be going back to that one.

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  15. Hi caroline, I wondered if you have any recommendations for mosterisers and serums for young people

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  16. You're in LA and you didn't call? Is there a place to see you?

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  17. Great haul! x

    www.anasofiachic.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I had a few samples of the Mario Badescu cooling cleansing oil and have really quite enjoyed it. Takes my makeup off and leaves my skin feeling nourished and cleansed

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  19. That all looks amazing! I wish there was a Sephora in the UK!

    laurensbeautyblogs.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I've been able recently try Mario badescu aha body wash and I think the acid will really help with keeping summer chest/back breakouts at bay.
    I am not a big fan of lilac scent and the pot of hand Cream has a heavy scent of that - it's a huge amount of product too, and the texture is phenomenal so I'm putting up with the lilacs lol. The cuticle gel also in a generous pot has mild acids which have done wonders preventing me from picking them. It's very tacky/sticky at first but I put it on and massage in while watching TV at night. The apricot rich body Cream has a pleasant scent and texture. I bought but haven't gotten to try the silver powder for removing blackheads on the nose. I got that product for my teenage boys;) the Mario badescu website is ANCIENT AND NOT MOBILE friendly which can be annoying but product delivery is prompt and they email generous promotions. The packaging is also unisex

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