NEW UPDATE (8-21-2011): And it's been a week now, and I wanted to tell you guys my Lasting Impressions on the products since I've been using them on the trip this past week to the beach!
HAULIN' TIME: CVS TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
I'll start off with the one kind-of makeup product that I got ;D I got some Essence Of Beauty Double Sided Sponge-Tip Applicators because, honestly, I'm kinda liking them better than brushes right now for packing shadow on the lid and smudging lashlines.
LASTING IMPRESSION: Now that I've been using these for a week, I've really taken a liking to them! I love using them to pack shadow on the lid and they work GREAT for smudging the lower lashline (:
On to skin products, I needed some sunscreen for the trip so I decided to try the new Neutrogena Wet Skin Spray-on Sunscreen with SPF 30. It has NO PABA as stated on the back and is supposed to be sweat and water proof, so that's awesome(: And I really like that it sprays which takes away the hassle of rubbing it in and making sure there aren't patches. Also, my skin is very sensitive to sunscreens, so we'll see if it holds up.
LASTING IMPRESSION: I've also been using this for a week while we were on vacation in the sun and ocean full blast so I was really excited to share my thoughts on this sunscreen now that I've been using it and I have to say, I LOVE it! The spray is SUPER convenient and it's clear so it doesn't leave a white film on your skin. And it didn't bother my skin AT ALL. And I didn't get burnt while using it, (even after a full day on the beach) I just went straight to tan! This ones a definite A+ on my list!
I also got the Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing & Makeup Removing Face Wash, and this is actually my second bottle which is big for me because it seems like I don't usually buy the same thing twice, but this face wash, honestly, works better than my Clinique Mild Soap! It removes my makeup SO well, there's absolutley nothing left on my face when I'm finished! And it feels very fresh and smells awesome! (Like apples) This is a definite must for my skin care routine!
Now for hair care items! I needed a new frizz reducing product because I ran completely out of my Tresemme Spray Gel (which I cannot find in ANY stores anymore!) So I decided to try this one, the Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Creme. It'll be put through the ultimate test of humidity on this trip!
LASTING IMPRESSION: I used this every day after a long day at the beach after showering off the saltwater and sand and it was GREAT! I would use my Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditioner and then scrunched this product throughout my hair and it completely tamed frizz and kept it manageable even in the humid salt air (:
I also got the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner, and this is actually my THIRD repurchase! Ahh! That tells ya right there that this product is awesome! It really makes my hair soft and actually blends my roots into my colored hair! I always come back to this!
Next, is hair color, which is actually for my mom, but the last time I colored my hair, I used this exact color! This is the John Frieda Precision Foam Colour in the shade: 5N Medium Natural Brown. My hair actually ALWAYS pulls darker than the actual color, so my hair is actually a little darker than this at the moment. But anyways, this is also a repurchase because it really is a great hair color, covers gray (according to my mom), doesn't leave patches, and doesn't leave your hair dry and damaged(:
I also got this pack of headbands from Goody? I can't even remember the brand ;D But it comes with six headbands for only like $2! It comes with a braided one, and five skinny colored headbands (black, silver, maroon-ish color, a green, and charcoal). I always need headbands for the beach to keep the ocean breeze from blowing my hair all over the place!
LASTING IMPRESSION: I loved using these headbands on the beach all week (: They held back my hair and kept it from blowing all over the place!
I also got a Seventeen Magazine (the September issue)(Why do magazines do that? It's not even the end of August? ;D) I got it to read during the trip and I just got a Sephora magazine in the mail so you can bet I'll be reading that! By the way, as you can tell, Ashley Benson from Pretty Little Liars is on the cover! (I love that show!)
I also of course had to get some new sunglasses. These ones are from Panama Jack and are supposed to be shatter-resistant (Good because I drop them a lot ;D). I really like them and they are quite big, just the way I like it (;
LASTING IMPRESSION: I loved these glasses on the beach (: They didn't make things look a wierd color like some sunglasses do and really blocked out the sun from my eyes! And they live up to their reputation, I dropped them once and no shattering!
And lastly, I know you've all been wondering what the background is for these pictures, and if you're not, well I'm just gonna tell ya anyways! It's this duffel bag! Believe it or not, this is actually CVS brand and looks surprisingly close to the Vera Bradley Love Me Pattern (which is my wallet's pattern)! It's a really nice size bag and I really needed a new duffel bag for the trip!
LASTING IMPRESSION: This bag was GREAT for the trip to the beach! All of my clothes fit in it and it stretched when it needed to. It's also very durable!
Welp, that's the end of my CVS Haul! I hope that you guys liked it even though it wasn't really makeup-related...but it was still fun, right? ;D Anyways, thanks soo much for reading and remember to Follow this blog for updates! And by the way, I'm not going to be able to post anything for the whole next week because, if you haven't guessed, we are going on our trip! So sorry about that, but I will be back to posting as much as I can after that!
Until (a week ;D) later,
Your Obsessive Makeup Blogger,