March Beauty Haul (Sephora, L’Occitane, Vichy, Avene)

Hey there!

It seems like it’s been forever since I last did a beauty haul. Actually, I’ve been somewhat neglecting the “beauty” section of this blog. That’s because for a while, I just stopped buying cosmetics. I honestly have more than what I need everyday and upon realizing this, I decided to stop hoarding.

Last weekend though, I went to Sephora with the intention of buying a vanilla-scented soap. In the end, I came out with more than what I bargained for, but without the soap I originally intended to buy. There weren’t much options in Sephora for soap so I had to drop by L’Occitane instead.


A few weeks prior to that, I also dropped by Vichy to update my skin care products. I’ve been seriously breaking out here, probably because of the air pollution, so I needed to invest more in good skin care products. In the end, I bought some items for the Vichy Normaderm line, which promises to combat skin “imperfection.” I mainly bought it for its salycilic acid content, which theoretically helps get rid of pimples. I also threw in Avene’s Skin Recovery Cream to calm my dry and irritated skin. The cold weather’s not been very good to it.


It hasn’t been long since I started using these products so I cannot give a proper review yet. Perhaps I will do so in a month or so.

Now, going back to Sephora, here are the items I got:


I couldn’t resist getting this Sephora lotion in Musk Almond. It just smells so deliciously good! I’ve been carrying it in my hand bag lately because I’m a lotion addict and every time I rub this on, I just want to keep sniffing my hands!


I also fell in love at first sight with this Benefit Go Tropi Coral set. It contains mini sizes of some of the brand’s best products. I use this every day now. Cha Cha Tint just gives my cheeks an instant perk me up, while High Beam just looks so beautiful on the skin. Plus, coral is one of spring’s hottest colors so why not! 🙂


Lastly, I was sold into getting this Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara after reading about the Diorshow Mascara in Harper Bazaar‘s list of best mascaras of all time. Wow, that’s a lot of “mascaras” in one sentence! This was horribly expensive, but I am sadly a sucker for advertising. So far, I can say that it is indeed a good mascara, but to be honest, it’s not worth the price tag!


At L’Occitane, I bought this soap trio. I don’t know about you, but I prefer using bar soaps to liquid ones. I always feel slimy after using liquid soaps, whereas I feel squeaky clean when I use bar soaps. I know it’s probably just a psychological thing. Anyway, I’m using the Verbena soap now and its scent is very rejuvenating. It just wakes me up in the morning!

And… that’s about it for this month’s beauty haul. I’m not getting any more beauty products after that, I think. Well, at least not until after a few more months. :))

Would you like me to do a review about a particular product in the list above? Let me know which one.

P.S. Sorry for the grainy pictures. As mentioned, my camera’s busted so I’m just using my phone. It bothers me too. 😦

15 thoughts on “March Beauty Haul (Sephora, L’Occitane, Vichy, Avene)

  1. I would love to hear more about the mascara, because aside from lipstick, it’s the only other thing I can put on my face without my skin breaking out. 😛 Musk Almond sounds divine, sucks that we don’t have the brands you mentioned in Baguio City! Thank God for online shopping though. 😛


  2. Woah! Hoarding much?! 🙂 I don’t think I can buy that much beauty stuff in one go – it’s usually just one or two products at a time, hahahaha! And I have not tried anything you posted here LOL!


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