Hello everybody! I hope you're having a great summer so far, here it's extremely hot and I can barely function! Anyway, I've done some hauling lately for the summer, not much though. Unfortunately this is going to be a small haul post but I'm propably going to get a few more stuff within the next few weeks so you should expect one more summer haul post in the near future!
From The Body Shop I got a much-needed Shea Body Butter because I run out of my previous one and also because it was on sale, there's no need to say more! In my opinion this is the best body butter from The Body Shop, it has a very warm/natural scent that it's not overpowering, perfect for any season! I also needed a new gel cleanser, I was using the Avene Cleansing Foam but I'm almost out and I prefer using gel cleansers when it's summer. I used to love the Seaweed Day Mattifying Day Cream, you can see my review here, so I wanted to try the Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash too. So far I think it's a very good gel cleanser, it never dried out my skin, but I'm not 100% convieced that this one worth the money, it costs 11 euros for only 100 ml of product which in my opinion is a lot. Last from the Body Shop I got the brand new Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet moisturizer, the idea of a face sorbet really impressed me. It's oil free and it leaves a matt finish which is not usual for a product from the Body Shop's Vitamin E line, but it doesn't do anything more than that. It doesn't hydrate my skin at all and it doesn't leave a refreshing/cooling effect on my face which is a shame because that's why I bought it in the first place. I also have to mention that it has a very strong floral scent, it took me more than a week to get used to it! The first week it caused me headaches and made me nauseous, I've never had this problem with any other moisturizer that I've used in my life.
I visited Mac to get a new Blot Powder because I hit pan on my previous one and but also it was very old and I had to replace it. It's the only powder that keeps my oilness away, I've tried many powders that failed to do that, even the famous Rimmel Stay Matte was a huge disappointment. I also got the Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist, which is a product that I wanted to try for a really long time but I always hessitate to buy, I thought that it would do the exact same job as the Avene Eau Thermale Water Spray, but they're not similar. They're both refreshing waters/facial mists but the Avene one is just plain water, as the Charged Water actually hydrates the skin, after I spray it on my face I can feel it being a bit sticky for a few minutes. I love using it mostly as a toner right after I've cleansed my face and right before I use my moisturizer. I don't know if it worths the money, propably not because it's overpriced, but I love using it, it's like an extra-luxurious step in my skincare routine.
Last but not least, I got this new limited edition Sephora Sol De Rio bronzing powder, which is literally humongous! We're talking about 20g of bronzing powder, and let's be honest, I'm never going to finish this up, at least in this lifetime! Colorwise and texture wise it's one of the best bronzers I've ever tried, it's unbelievably smooth, like a cream, also very blendable. It's completely matte and it has a true brown shade which works very well with my NC25 skintone but if you're darker than a NC30 I don't think this one will show up on your face. Here's a swatch:
Well that's everything that I bought, I know it's not a lot but I hope you enjoyed it anyway! I'm pretty sure that there will be another one soon, since my birthday is next week and I'm planning to get a few more goodies! I'm wishing everyone a relaxing and sun soaked weekend!