Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New on Shelf - April 2016 Edition

It may be well and good to love decluttering and ridding yourself of great chunks of your makeup and beauty stash, but for someone like me who adores trying new things (and spending money in general) I have to balance my purging efforts with a good window shop (or in most cases, an online beauty shop where I don't check out my cart!) I've spotted some new products that have hit the shelves in April and wanted to share my window shopping bounty with your eyes - feast, my friends!

I don't know how I managed to do it, but I've misplaced my Violet Candy Styler from ghd straightener and my VS Sassoon set that had lasted me over 10 years has finally carked it. I am struggling without a straightener for this crazy mop, and thinking of a new VS Sassoon since the quality is definitely there. The VS Sassoon Goddess Ultimate is mighty pretty and sparkly ($142.95AUD)

I have such a soft spot for Bobbi Brown, and after seeing Jessica on YouTube rave about the Art Sticks I'm lusting over the new Bobbi Brown Art Stick Duo ($80AUD) The colours seem so pigmented and they look like a fancy version of my beloved Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils.

Dermalogica always knock it out of the park and I'm eyeing off the new Hydrablur Primer ($70AUD) I'm a fan of primers that blur pores as I have some large areas around my cheek and nose that could do with some spackle before I apply foundation!

I've been waiting for Garnier to release an updated anti-dandruff shampoo as my stockpile of the discontinued blue bottles is running low! Grow Strong Anti-Dandruff Shampoo ($5.95AUD) looks like it is worth a try, and I might pick up the hair mask from this release to give it a whirl.

Kiehl's Turmeric + Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque ($58AUD) is reminiscent of the Peter Thomas Roth masks, and goodness knows I do love a good face mask! I have my go-to moisture masks and a great clay mask from Kiehl's for spotty days, but radiance is always a plus and I love the turmeric aspect of it most of all.

I had to include something for Mister as I scrolled through the new beauty bits for the month, and he's in need of a good moisturiser for his flaky cheeks and he likes the L'Oreal Men packaging. L'Oreal Paris Men Expert HydraPower 48hr Moisturiser ($15.95) sounds like a safe bet to grab for him at Priceline, so he can stop stealing my products!

I also liked the look of the new The Body Shop British Rose Collection so I may have to sniff that in store soon...
I love being able to chat about new product releases without buying each and every one when they're released - are you like this as well, or does it frustrate you not to own all of the exciting beauty goodies that are out now? How do you maintain a balance in your makeup and beauty collection, do you purge frequently or limit what you buy?
*Not a sponsored post, just an honest window shop for you to peek at!


  1. Have heard good things about the dermalogica primer 😍

    1. I usually adore Dermalogica products, so I have high hopes!

  2. I wanna try that L'Oreal Paris Men Expert HydraPower 48hr Moisturiser too. My husband is looking for a product that can treat his dry skin which is really bothering him. I guess this is a good choice.

    1. Yeah I find it easier to pick a product for my man as he gets overwhelmed at the shops with this kind of thing!

  3. These days I limit what I buy - about a year or two ago I did a purge of my skincare and makeup and realised I had so many things that I hadn't really used. (Really, why did I need to buy 4 exfoliating scrubs at once?) So once I took stock of what I had, I find it much easier to say no when I'm at the shops, or limit myself to things that I know I'll actually use. (This makes me feel less guilty when I do splash out on something expensive too!)

    Mecca are good at giving out sample pots of skin care so I'll often try something for a week or two before buying it in the full size. (E.g. I got a sample pot of NARS sheer glow foundation from there and tried it for a week, then felt confident to buy the full size when I knew it suited my skin and lasted all day!)

    1. I'm so much better with shopping these days, but beauty blogging means I still have a stockpile to work through haha. Mecca are the best for samples, Myer need to step their game up with that!


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