4.26.2011

Apothica Haul


I love reading posts and watching videos of fashion and beauty hauls. It's fun (and sometimes enlightening) to see what others are purchasing. Posting one of my own is a different story - I'm not sure how I feel about doing it, but I'm going for it anyway. Hope you all see this more of as review than a look at me post ('cause it's not). 

My first order from Apothica was one that combined things I needed and things I wanted to try for the first time.* So here's the breakdowon:

1. Clarisonic Brush Head - I was given a clarisonic system for Christmas from my parents this past year and it's recommended that the head should be replaced every 3-4 months. So that's that. 
2. Smashbox Foundation Primer - I'm running low on my primer. Now I usually buy the regular Photo Finish Primer, but as I was browsing I saw that this was the same thing, but with SPF and Dermaxyl Complex. So I thought I would give it a try. 
3. YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch - I've seen and heard about this product for a while now - nothing but great things. Since I was using a gift card, I thought this would be the perfect time to give it a try (because, boy, it is pricey). I've only used it a couple times, so I can't say exactly how I feel about it - I never like a new product right away. 
4. Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter - This stuff. Much like the YSL highlight pen, I had heard lots of lovely things about Korres lip butter. Let me tell you - it's all true! This stuff is the best lip product I've ever put on my lips. It goes on smoothly, stays on for quite some time, and makes my lips more soft then they've ever been. It also has a gorgeous tint of color. The pomegranate is a pink/coral color which I love! I will definitely be purchasing this again. And soon and I've already made quite a dent in the lip butter. 
5. Voluspa Goji & Tarocco Orange candle - Anytime I go into Anthropology or Francesca's I always got straight to the Voluspa candles. They smell delicious. So I had to get one - and in a citrus scent. I love it. And they are a pretty piece to be sitting around your house. 

So that's that. I'm highly satisfied with everything that I order. Do any of you use these products? I'd love to hear what others have to say about particular products. 

*I purchased the majority of these items with a gift card from Apothica.

16 comments:

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

I am so excited to see this post... I've got a gift card to Apothica as well and can't wait to snag some goodies!

Andrea said...

Such a fan of the Korres lip butters! I use the Quince one (it's a little more pink than the pomegranate) and try to smell my own lips it's so yummy (tell me THAT isn't awkward!).

Bethany said...

I love watching hauls too, but I think you are the first person I've ever told! I feel embarrassed, lol. I'm more embarrassed to say I've never heard of any of these brands, or Apothica! That lip butter stuff looks good.

Kuleigh said...

So lucky that you have a Clarisonic! What a great Christmas present. I'm really looking forward to trying the Korres lip butter sometime. I love balms with a slight hint of color.

Miss Em said...

Hi there! I caught your blog about a month ago but this is my first comment - and I had to. I feel so strongly about the Korres Pomegrante Lip Butter. I have gotten so many friends hooked on it and the color is perfect!

Also, I used to work at an Ulta, so I've used my fair share of products and know a lot of random facts. The Smashbox Foundation Primer is pretty awesome for when you know you'll be photographed (the entire Smashbox line is - it's designed for it) but for every day I love Auto Pilot by Napoleon Perdis. It has a water base and is so light. Perfect for Summer - well, maybe Spring and Summer and Fall where you are! Then again...I'm not being photographed for my blog every day! ;)

Cheers!
Emily

twenty-something-year-old future RN. said...

I've never used any of these products but I just wanted to say that I love these types of posts, so I hope you continue to do more! :-)

Kristin said...

I've been looking into getting a clarisonic so i'm so glad to hear you love it!

Kristin
http://kmbro.blogspot.com/

Lisa D. said...

Oooooh. Have fun w/all your new products! =) I haven't tried ANY of that stuff actually. I'm still getting into the swing of using all the stuff I splurged on right before my birthday a few weeks ago. (http://thecoastalchicster.blogspot.com/2011/04/birthday-beauty-loot.html)

When I bought all that stuff, I ended up with two samples -- a Clarins eye gel and Philosophy Eye Hope in a Jar. I just bought both of those, too, and my skin looks really good.

Lyndsy said...

Great purchases! I love that volsupa one! Smells so good! And I recently received the korres lip gloss and haven't been using it but after your review I am going to start using it more often.

Chloe said...

I love the smashbox primer. This one looks good.

You've got so many new goodies.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

Melanie said...

Ooh, I kind of want to try the lip butter! And I feel like I need some candels in my house... I think I have one, ha.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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Julie said...

How do you like the clarisonic brush? Do you think it's worth the splurge? I'm trying to debate whether or not to get one.

Carrie said...

I love posts like this!

Thanks!
Style in the City

Laura said...

You got some amazing stuff Linley!

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Lindsey said...

I swear by Korres Lip Butter. I use it every day!

Silver Daisy Designs said...

I've been meaning to order some Korres lip butter. Is it worth a try?

www.silverdaisydesigns.blogspot.com