Monday, 18 July 2016


Urban Outfitters Beauty haul Mario Badescu facial spray Smith's Rosebud Salve Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Mask

About a week and a half ago, I decided to go ahead and order some things off the Urban Outfitters website that had been in my cart for quite some time, after finding out through some of my Twitter followers that they didn't have to pay customs fees for their orders to NZ.

I purchased the Smith's Rosebud Salve, which I've heard many a beauty blogger rave about, the Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask and the Mario Badescu Facial Spray, a product I've been wanting to try out for quite a while. I also bought some non-beauty things, which I might do a separate blog post on.

To my delight, everything arrived very quickly (within about a week) and was packaged very securely with bubble wrap and scrunched paper to ensure nothing broke in transit. 
I was especially relieved to find that the Mario Badescu Facial Spray hadn't leaked everywhere, as I had envisioned.

Mario Badescu Skincare Rosewater and Aloe Herbs Facial Spray Toner
As these products are still relatively new, I haven't had a chance to try them all out properly yet. That being said, if there is a particular product you'd like to see a review on, please let me know in the comments and I'll get onto that for you. As I can't yet share my full thoughts on these products, I'll share my initial first impression of each item.

This mask comes as a powder, which you are supposed to mix with water to turn it into a paste before applying to the skin. I hadn't tried a mask like this before, so I decided to give it a go. The first time I used it, I mixed about a teaspoon of powder with about one and a half teaspoons of water to form a spreadable consistency. This mask dries on the skin quite quickly, so I think I only left it on for around 10 minutes before rinsing it off. The mask itself has some scrubby particles in it, that help to slough away dead skin cells, resulting in a brighter complexion. The second time I used this, was on my mum during a facial. This time, instead of using water to activate the mask, I used a couple of drops of my Bio Oil, which I think helped prevent the mask from drying out too much. I'm looking forward to giving this mask a thorough test!

I've read about this toner on many beauty blogs, so I was very excited to purchase it and try it out for myself. This facial spray contains rosewater and Aloe to help refresh, hydrate and calm the skin. You can either spray this onto the skin after cleansing and before moisturising to really hydrate and plump the skin, or after makeup as a refreshing, light setting spray, to avoid the dreaded cakey look. I've been using this mostly after cleansing, both morning and night, and I am loving it so far! It's hydrating without feeling oily and it smells amazing!! You will definitely be seeing another post on this product!

This is one of those products that I think every lip balm enthusiast has tried, so of course, being one of those, I had to give it a go and see what all the fuss was about. This product has a VERY strong rose scent to it, which I can only describe as the smell of The Third Eye, (For people who aren't from NZ, The Third Eye is a shop in Auckland City which sells incense and candles etc.) I have to admit, it's not my favourite scent, but the more I use this balm, the less the scent bothers me. As for the effectiveness of the balm, it is fantastic!! It is super moisturising and lasts really well on the lips. I get very dry, chapped lips in the winter, and this has really helped with that. Also, It has to be said, the tin it comes in is so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed my mini Urban Outfitters Beauty haul! I'd love to know if you've tried any of the products I bought!
I'm already eyeing up a couple more products that I want to purchase, so there may be a part 2 to this post!

I hope you all have a lovely week ahead! I start back at uni this week (ew) so I'll try and schedule some posts this upcoming weekend!


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