Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Collective Haul: Neutrogena, L'Oreal, Dove, Rimmel, CoverGirl (with swatches)

Hey everyone,

I have a few random goodies to share that I have picked up from trips to Walmart, Walgreens, and Rite Aid over the last little while. I was getting ready to take the pictures for this post when my husband asked if I wanted to come to the farm with him. I didn't want to just sit there whilst on the farm so I packed up all the things for this post and a few others and decided I would give photos in natural night a shot. I have got to say that, aside from the flies, it was quite an enjoyable experience!

got2b Kinkier Curling mousse and L'Oreal Hydrafresh Toner
I had a coupon for $2.00 OFF any got2b hair styling product and chose this curling mousse because I am always on the hunt for a good curling product that is going to give me that beachy-wave look. My hair has a slight wave to it naturally but it needs a little something to help hold the wave. I have used this once and I love it! My hair went a little flat in some places but after curling a few random pieces the overall look was very pretty. I'm quite pleased with it!

The toner is a whole different story. I was looking for a replacement for the toner that came with my Mario Badescu samples. Turns out there are zero options at Walmart when it comes to hydrating toners. I want to purchase the full size Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion so very badly. Maybe I just need to look harder for a non-alcohol toner from the drugstore. I have gotten off topic, this L'oreal toner is okay but I think it is slightly irritating to my skin. I am going to use it until I find a replacement but I'm not thrilled with this product.

Cotton Rounds and Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth deodorant in Wild Rose
I don't like cotton balls and only buy the rounds now. I use them for makeup and nail polish removal.

I'm very excited to start using this deodorant because the Secret deo I have just about finished up is awful. It irritates my skin so bad and makes my armpits itch constantly. Now let me tell you something, itching your armpit in public is never a good thing and is always so hard to disguise. I chose this Dove deodorant in hopes it would help soothe my under arms.

ONYX Professional 100% Pure Acetone
Hands down best nail polish remover ever! I don't know why it took me so long to try pure acetone. It takes off my nail polish almost instantly. You stick your finger in the bristles, soak it for a second, twist and move your finger a little and when you pull your finger out the nail is completely clean. The only thing you need to be careful of is that you have lotion near by to moisturize each finger after you are done with it because this stuff is SUPER drying. Once I've moisturized, my fingers are fine and the dryness doesn't come back.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes
I finally gave up on those awful Equate brand exfoliating makeup remover wipes. I went with something that said hydrating since the Equate wipes were doing the exact opposite. These ones are bit more frangrancy than I would like, I wish they had no smell. But it is a very fresh scent which is tolerable. The wipes are huge and I think I could cut them in half and still feel like I was using a full size wipe.

Rimmel Lasting Finish PRO in Sunset Orange and Black Satin
This is my favorite brand of nail polish. I love the wide, flat brush and how glossy and smooth the polish applies. I couldn't resist this bright coral shade. Now I can finally throw away my 3 year old WnW Wild Shine coral nail polish that is so old and clumpy, I would put glitter polish over top just so I could still wear the color but blame the bumps on the glitter. The black is self explanatory, I love a super glossy black manicure. I think it always looks classy.

Covergirl Naturluxe gloss balm in Tulip and Clay

I was at Rite Aid a week or two ago when these were BOGO 1/2 Off, plus I had a coupon for $2.00 off (2) Natureluxe products. Needless to say, I got these for a good deal. They are ridiculously sheer, so I am going to just call them lipstick shaped chapstick. I haven't used them enough to know if they actually provide any long term moisture or if they are just glossy on the lips but so far I really like them.

I hope you enjoyed my little random haul.
I think my two favorite products are the acetone and the curling mousse.



  1. great haul you have here. I love looking at hauls from all over the world especailly america/canada because you have products we dont ahve and wish we had


  2. I'm the exact same way about hauls from other countrys, it's so interesting and I always want to try everything.