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Monday, March 20, 2017

A mini Adore Beauty haul + A sneaky discount for you!

I've been feeling a little lacklustre lately, so I treated myself to a lil' (and I mean lil') Adore Beauty* (amongst others. Stay tuned) haul to perk myself up again. Although I didn't purchase much, it really did the trick. I picked up a few products that I've been dying to try and finally got to restock my supply of (perpetually sold out) No Colour Powder. All in all, a successful endeavour. Who says retail therapy is nonsense?



I think I'm about the only person who didn't immediately jump on the Benefit brow collection bandwagon. Instead, I stuck to my good old Rimmel Brow This Way Kit and waited until now to tentatively purchase two products from the range. The waterproof formula was calling my name; "It would be perfect for my full-day-of-work-followed-by-a-gym-session lifestyle", I thought to myself, and Rimmel's drugstore offering certainly isn't water or smudge proof. I absolutely LOVE the natural looking fibres that attach themselves to the skin and hairs. They create such a textured, natural looking fullness whilst helping to keep unruly hairs in place all day.

Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil
This was more of a curious buy. Although I've mastered the art of outlining with my Rimmel kit, the smudgy formula and the shape of the brush doesn't make it the ideal tool for that purpose. This pencil has such a thin applicator, making it so damn precise (as the name suggests) when outlining the brows. It's also great at giving a natural look when filling in sparse areas. The size and shape of the pencil makes drawing light, feathery, hair-like strokes super easy. As with Gimme Brow, this pencil is also waterproof.

Both Benefit products were bought in the shade 03 Medium which matches the natural colour of my brows much better than the Rimmel offering, which only offers two shades, both of which are too dark for me.

RCMA No Colour Powder
This was a (much awaited) repurchase as I previously mentioned. It actually made an appearance in my latest favourites post that's how much I've been digging it lately. This powder is amazing at setting my whole face as well as baking my under eye area and sharpening that ol' contour. It works to effectively keep my concealer in place, matte and from creasing throughout the whole day without changing the colour of the base that is underneath. It feels soft, silky and light on the skin, and brushes away with ease once you've baked to your heart's content. I've been reaching for RCMA's Translucent Powder whilst the No Colour Powder was sold out, which is also does an amazing job, but I'm more than glad to have this back in my life.


On a related note, I was conveniently sent a not-at-all-related-to-my-order but still handy "refer a friend" discount code from Adore Beauty recently which I thought I would share with you here because whythefucknot?

Just purchase your products here and use the code
BFF3935
at the checkout to get $10 off your first order. Code expires on 3 July, 2017.

For full disclosure, I earn $10 off my next order for each person who purchases via the above referral link in return. Win-win.


All in all, I'm super happy with my mini Adore Beauty haul. Stay tuned for my soon-to-come Priceline and (gasp) American brand hauls!



* As always, this post has not been sponsored in any way, meaning that none of the items mentioned have been sent to me, endorsed or paid for by anyone other than me, myself and I. I am, however, an Adore Beauty affiliate, meaning that this post does contain affiliate links. Feel free to find and purchase the products mentioned elsewhere if you don't get down like that. :)

44 comments:

  1. I ADORE Benefit Gimme Brow! Total lifesaver because to say I got my Dad's eyebrows instead of my Mum's is an understatement!
    www.vonkita.com

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  2. Berniedette PetiteAndTonedMarch 20, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    OMG, I'm in the market for translucent powder. And I'm eager to try the RCMA one you mentioned. Gahhh Please come back in stock ASAP!!!!

    xoxo,

    Berniedette | http://www.petiteandtoned.com/

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  3. Nice, quality products - good selection and thanks for the win-win incentive. We can all benefit from looking sharper and getting better value in the process.

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  4. Ahahaha oh girl. I can imagine the struggle. I've used it a couple of times and I'm already hooked on Gimme Brow aha. x

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  5. Yessss, girl! Translucent powder will change your life I guarantee it. RCMA is a great (and affordable) option, definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it. :) x

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  6. I keep hearing great things about the Benefit brow products and I'm so curious but I have naturally full brows (the woman at Ulta's brow bar didn't believe I didn't get mine filled professionally.) I wonder if they would do anything for me...

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  7. Everything looks wonderful! I love a discount too--thank you!

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  8. Thanks for the sharing your experience with the products. I plan to try a couple of these products and use your money saving coupon. Keep them coming!

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  9. These looks like great pieces for women. I will share this with out girls :)

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  10. My problem is I've got TOO much hair to work with when it comes to the eyebrow department. Hahaha. I wish I could thread my own eyebrows!

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  11. Sounds like you had fun - I am a big believer in retail therapy. It always works for me - as long as you don't go overboard!

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  12. Meenal Suman VinayMarch 21, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Wow... translucent powder something I need to definitely try out soon and let the discounts keep coming Christie... Thank You

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  13. ohhthanks for the code girl and i need to work on my brows i just cant get them right lol one day *fingers crossed*

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  14. Thanks for the coupon code. I always say anytime is a good time for some retail therapy lol. I have never tried this brand before and it looks worth giving a try especially the brow products. I am lacking in that area.

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  15. ooh I already use the brow kit. My face has never looked better LOL

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  16. these are really good collection....I like benefit gimme brow alott

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  17. Valerie CottageMakingMommyMarch 21, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    I need to get that brow pencil for my stepmom. She seriously has no eyebrows.

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  18. I couldn't agree more, Nicole. :) x

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  19. They're really great products! If you've already got gorgeous brows (I'm jealous), you may not need any help in that department aha. x

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  20. I'm glad to hear, Shan Trice! Let me know what you get and how you liked them if you do buy something. :) x

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  21. Ahaha oh man. The struggle must be real. :P x

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  22. Here in Manila, we have this urban proverb - "Eyebrows are life!" its the main asset on our face, even we dont wear makeup. And that's also the reason why many like Benefit Eyebrow products because of this initiative.

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  23. You're welcome. :)
    Definitely do look in to translucent powders It'll change your life, I swear. :P x

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  24. You're welcome, girl! Benefit's range is great for brows, I highly recommend if you need a little helping hand. :) x

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  25. I couldn't have said it better myself aha.
    I definitely condone the use of Benefit's brow products - they're great to work with. :) x

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  26. It's amazing. I'm a huge fan of Benefit's brow line. :) x

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  27. Ahahaha then she could definitely benefit from this pencil. :P x

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  28. Just Wow to your beauty haul.I love translucent powder. PLUS Adore Benefit Gimme Brow saved my sister .Super stuff

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  29. I really need to try more benefit products!

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  30. That's cool that you put the promo code out there for people to use. I'm glad you liked the product as well.

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  31. I have not tried this brand. And I really appreciate the discount code. I love a great brow pencil.

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  32. You're not the only one who didn't jump on the Benefit brow bandwagon! I haven't tried it yet. I was going to buy it yesterday, but I didn't want to cheat on my Makeup Forever Aqua Brow. Love that stuff!!

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  33. I've got to get myself over to Manila because I could definitely live my life by that proverb. :P x

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  34. I'm a huge believer in translucent powder, and Gimme Brow is amazing. I'm not surprised your sister loves it too. :) x

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  35. Yes, girl! They're worth it for sure. x

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  36. Aha I do what I can to help others. :)

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  37. If you like brow pencils, Precisely My Brow Pencil sounds like something that you should try. It's really good. :) x

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  38. Oooh. I haven't tried Aqua Brow.. Makeup Forever is kind of hard to get here in Australia. :( If you ever want to have an affair on your beloved brand, Benefit's brow collection is a good choice. :P x

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  39. I need to do an Adore haul soon, and an iherb haul! I need more monies to support my makeup addiction :(

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  40. Story of my life, girl. Story of my life. :(
    At least you can use my handy dandy code to save a little monies. ;) x

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