Sunday, March 18, 2012

a little ulta, sephora, & drugstore haul (and a dior addict extreme rave)

Happy St. Patrick's Day, lovelies!! Well, technically, it ended an hour ago, but I know the partiers have a few more hours to go (at least!). I spend the day at home and at work, but don't pity me, I'm a total granny and I wouldn't have gone out anyways! ;)  Totally unrelated to St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share a few purchases I made last weekend. It was rainy and gloomy and Daylight Savings meant an hour of my weekend lost, so what better way to cheer myself up than with some new unnecessary (but totally necessary, right?) beauty buys? ;)

c.Booth Strawberry Fields body scrub & cleanser, c.Booth Ginger Sugar body scrub, Vitabath Cupcake Couture Heavenly Coconut Creme body wash

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser & Toleriane Soothing Protective Skincare

Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in 336 Saint Tropez, Sephora by OPI Betsey Johnson collection: Cartwheels on the Catwalk nail polish & lip print lacquer strips

Dior Addict Extreme 336 Saint Tropez (I seriously LOVE this! <3)

Dior Addict Extreme 336 Saint Tropez (outdoor lighting)

Dior Addict Extreme 336 Saint Tropez (indoor lighting, no flash)  

And I don't normally do this, but I've been wearing this color the last few nights I've worked, and check this out:

Dior Saint Tropez after six hours of wear (at work!)

That is about six hours after applying! Usually I reapply throughout the night, but I was so impressed that I felt like doing an "experiment" to see if it would dry out my lips.  As you can see, there are NO FLAKY BITS!! Hallelujah! It is definitely much drier than the initial application at this point (duh), but I love that the color seems to just fade down evenly and doesn't gather at the center of my lips (as SO MANY shades do - "so many" meaning all but like five I own...).

So, to answer questions about whether these are drying, I have to say my final verdict is NO. They don't dry out my lips during wear, and my lips don't feel dry after removing either. (I know some lipsticks don't have noticeable drying effects until the next day, but that's not the case here!)

I can see myself buying a second tube of this stuff, that's how much I love it. HG status, baby! <3

Sephora by OPI Cartwheels on the Catwalk

elf Matte Lip Color in Nearly Nude and Coral

Dior Saint Tropez, elf Nearly Nude, elf Coral

I forgot to take lip swatch photos for the elf Matte Lip Colors. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see lip swatches - perhaps I'll update this post with them later!

I also did a little video on this haul if you care to watch. Worst lighting ever, be warned!

Thanks for reading, watching, etc. You know I love you, right? Good. :)

<3 Jess


  1. Great haul <3 Love the lip colors <3

  2. That dior lipstick is stunning, another item for my wish list xxx

  3. You're going to make me start lemming Dior after I've just started on YSL! You are so dangerous to my purse darling >< xx

  4. isnt it so much fun spending money!!! i love seeing other hauls!! great blog and love the products!

  5. Saint Tropez looks lovely on you! Yay for finding a winner!

  6. Love the dior lipstick. So pretty.

  7. I need this Dior lipstick in my life ASAP.

  8. Great haul! I need to get to the mall NOW!

    Thanks for sharing!



  9. Someone recommended La-Roche products to me. Would love to know what you think of them. Those lip 'sticks' by elf look so cool! Reminds me of my Buxom lip pencils :D

  10. Gorgeous lipstick, such a pretty soft peachy shade. Love the baby blue nails too :)

  11. That Dior color is gorgeous!! I've been dying to try out one of the Dior Addict lipsticks!!!

  12. I need Saint Tropez in my life right now!! Such a beautiful colour! xx