Monday, March 31, 2014

Collective iHerb and Pharmacy Haul (Apivita, Bourjois, Real Techniques, Frezyderm, Elancyl, etc.)

If you follow me on Instagram you propably already know that a few weeks ago I placed two orders, one from iHerb and one from an online pharmacy, the Pharmnet, so I think it was about time to do a detailed haul post showing you exactly what I got.
Bourjois Happy Light Foundation
I'll start off with something that I got about a month ago and I absolutely love, the Bourjois Happy Light foundation. A couple of months ago I tried a sample of this foundation and I knew I had to get it in full size, the formulation of this foundation is something else! It doesn't have the texture of a regular foundation or any foundation that I've tried so far, it's extremely thin and fluidy, it provides a light to medium coverage and the best part is that even though it leaves a matte finish it's not that flat matte that most oil free foundations leave, but more of a glowy matte if that makes any sense. It may sounds really similar to Mac's Face & Body but it's not, Mac's F&B was extremely sticky on my face and it was really hard to blend , also the coverage was close to zero. Happy Light's texture is very similar to Garnier's BB cream for oily skins, I actually compared them both on my face and I find them extremely similar, they also provide the same coverage but the Garnier BB is more matte, it doesn't have the glow that Happy Light has. My only problem is that the shade 52 which I always buy at Bourjois foundations, the Happy Light in 52 is way too dark for me that's why I got the 51. I can still a small difference between my face and neck, especially the first half an hour of wearing it but after that it's like it melts with my skintone and I can't see any difference, which I find too weird.
Apivita Light Texture Face Cream SPF30 with Sea Lavender & Propolis
The quest for a face sunscreen that doesn't break me out has officially begun for me! Generally I have a really bad luck with face sunscreens, 99% of what I try always end up breaking me out, and I've tried so many brands, Avene, Vichy, LRP, Clinique, Korres, Shiseido, Roc, and many many more but in the end they all broke me out, and the ones that didn't, which are very few, they were extremely oily for my skintype. But there's one brand that so far I hadn't try and that's Apivita, so I decided to get the Light Texture Face Cream SPF30 with Sea Lavender & Propolis, which also came with a Face Mask with Sea Lavender as a gift, which is a huge bonus! I've tried it four times and so far I like it, I haven't noticed any break outs yet ,but it's be too early to tell. It doesn't leave the skin super matte, even though it says it's for oily skintypes, but it's not heavy at all. One time it did get shiny on my skin but that happened because I put way too much product on my face, and after I blotted my face with a blotting paper it didn't get shiny again even after many hours of wearing it.
 Elancyl Cellu Slim Night 
I don't know how many of you have tried anti-cellulite creams, but I have and that's because I do have a cellulite problem and to be honest I hate it, so once in a while I try a new one, and that time just happens to be only a few months before summer, (you get me right?). I do not expect any miracles from creams like these, but if the cream is good I do notice a difference at the texture of my skin, it's smoother and I like it. So far I've tried a few drugstore ones, which did absolutely nothing, and from french pharmacy brands I've only tried the Vichy one which I used to like until they changed the formula a few years ago. I've heard really good things about Elancyl, which is a very famous brand when it comes to slimming creams, so I got their newest one which is the Cellu Slim Night with Cecropia extract, Caffeine and booster GP4G, and it's an intensive night slimming care. I haven't tried it yet so I don't have an opinion about it, I only hope it works.

Frezyderm Moisturizing 24H Hydrating Cream
The last thing that I got is my HG moisturizer the Frezyderm Moisturizing 24H Hydrating Cream, because I just run out of the one that I had and I seriously cannot live without it! This is the third time that I've repurchased this moisturizer within 7-8 months, and for me that's a record, I don't think I've ever repurchased three times the same moisturizer in the past. If you want to know more about this moisturizer and why I absolutely love it, you can read my full review here.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and Blush Brush
I always enjoy an iHerb haul, especially when it comes to make up brushes! I really wanted to get a second Blush Brush because the one that I had till now I've only used it for bronzer and I wanted a second one to use it for blushes, that's how much I love this brush! Also it was a great oppurtunity to try the Miracle Complexion Sponge, I've never tried the original Beautyblender because to be honest I would never spend 20 euros for a make up sponge that I would have to throw away after a couple of months but I read really good reviews about the Real Techniques one and it only costed me 5 euros so I said why not? Plus I really love sponges to apply my concealer, I always use some cheap disponsable ones, I hope this miracle complexion one will do an amazing job!
Cococare Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil is something that I've never tried before, and I read really good reviews about it. I got it mostly for my undereye area because sometimes it's super dry and an eye cream isn't moisturing enough for me, that's why I went for the Cococare Jojoba Oil, because even though it's a small bottle I think it will last me for ages as you only need a tiny amount of this for both eyes. I haven't tried it yet because I don't have a problem with dryness on my undereye area this period, but I hope I'll like it.

Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula
A witch hazel is also a product that I've never tried before and I really wanted to, and because I wasn't the only one, my brother also wanted to try it so I got the most plain one that I could find, the Unscented Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula. So far I've only tried it once, and I'm not so sure if I like it or not, it leaves a tight feeling on my face, maybe I will like it more at the summer when I'm super oily.

So that's everything that I got, I hope you liked it. Let me know if you've tried any of these products, I want to know your opinions about them! 

Oh and if you've never ordered from iHerb before, you can use the code TDZ975, and you will receive $10 off your first order of $40 or more, or $5 off if your order is less than $40.


  1. με γεια σου! πολυ ωραίες αγορές!!

  2. Με γεια! Αρκετά από αυτά δεν τα έχω δοκιμάσει, θα τα ψάξω :)

  3. Το πρόβλημα με εμένα και τα αδυνατιστικά/αντικυτταριτιδικά είναι ότι βαριέμαι/ξεχνάω να τα χρησιμοποιώ οπότε αποτέλεσμα μηδέν. Αυτά όμως που τα βάζεις και δρουν όσο κοιμάσαι μου είναι πιο εύκολο να τα χρησιμοποιώ οπότε περιμένω τη γνώμη σου σε αυτό γιατί όπως λες κι εσύ έρχεται καλοκαίρι!

  4. Με γεια σου :)
    Για την Cellu Slim Night αν θέλεις στο μέλλον πες μας τις εντυπώσεις σου γιατί σκέφτομαι να την δοκιμάσω!!

  5. Πολύ ωραία όλα! Με γεια!

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