Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Online Shopping Haul via Sephora, Pacifica Perfume, and Amazon

Since being a part of the Beauty/Fashion Blogging community I have read and heard a lot about the brand Clarisonic.  Being a sucker for great reviews I had to get my hands on one and try it for myself.  So, I went on the Sephora website and ordered me one.  So what is Clarisonic?  It is a brand of travel-friendly, handheld cleansing brushes for your face and body.  This professional-grade tool helps with the removal of makeup, leaves skin feeling/looking smoother, unclogs and minimises pores, and reduces dry, oily, and blemished skin. 

I ended up purchasing the original Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System from, which cost $139.00 before taxes.  This included the Mia one-speed brush, charger for worldwide outlets, a 1 oz bottle of their Refreshing Gel Cleanser, and one brush head.  The product is extremely simple to use, all that is required is applying the same amount of face cleanser ususally used directly onto your skin or on the brush and work into damp skin.  Once lathered into your skin, wash off like usual.  This tool is gentle enough to be used twice a day.  I have yet to use it however, I am extremely excited to start!  I have only heard AMAZING reviews.

As usual, I received 5 samples with my purchase. 1) Soap and Glory The Righteous Body Butter 2) Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation 3) BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector 4) Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base 5) A booklet of Sephora's Spring/Summer Perfumes, which included Versace, Marc Jacobs, and Chloe to name a few.

After receiving a Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter Sample in one of my monthly Ipsy Bags, I literally fell in love and couldn't leave my house without wearing this lotion.  So with my Ipsy coupon I visited and went on a mini shopping-spree.  Here's what I bought!

1) Four full sized tubes of Pacifica Body Butter ($15.00) in Island Vanilla, Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, Tuscan Blood Orange (obviously), and Indian Coconut Nectar.  Honestly, these are the best smelling and formulated butters I may have ever used.  The non-greasy, highly moisturising, and Paraben-Free formula is possible by using Shea Butter, Safflower Oils, and Almond Oils, just to name a few.  Honestly, you need to pick some up and right now they have an additional 30% off sale on a wide range of scents, visit for more information! (Please note I am unsure when this promo ends, sorry.)

2) Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes ($6.00) - These natural, biodegradable wipes are perfect for removing makeup, quickly cleansing your body after a session at the gym, or on the go/travelling.  Made with Coconut Oils, Papaya, Aloe Vera, and Water.  3) Two Pacifica Solid Perfume Samples in Island Vanilla and Spanish Amber - These are amazing for travel and to keep in your handbag for touch ups.  They retail for $9 and are made from Coconut Wax and are Phthalate-Free.  4) Color Quench Lip Tint in Sugared Fig - Perfect for protecting and providing a slight tint to your lips at the same time.  Made with Coconut Oil and Natural Minerals, this lip product is 100% Vegan and usually retails for $7 each, however I received it free as a special promotion for spending a certain dollar amount.

Lastly, I finally purchased the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque ($28), as all my YouTube friends HIGHLY recommend this product.  I did however have an extremely hard time finding this product in both Canada and the US and had to purchase it online from  The deep conditioner is a hair re-constructor that uses Macadamia and Argan Oils to rebuild damaged hair and improve shine and elasticity.  Perfect for an end of the week treatement!

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