Why I am broke at the moment |A Haul


"I solemnly swear I won't be buying more makeup (until I feel the need to"

Okay I admit it: I wasn't expecting to spend to much money this month but...it just happens. Although I can happily say that I ended up spending less since I was able to grasp a few reward money and deals.  Also, most of these are backups I needed because the products I have on rotation at the moment are used up. (yes this is me trying to convince myself that it's okay)
Most of my purchase was skin care. A mixture of both French Pharmacy and The Ordinary. And two bits from NYX. I also got myself a moisturiser from the Alex Steiner X Primark line and I am currently waiting for a huge order of books - yes...I am back at buying books. Guess I'll have to buy another shelving uni soon, uh?


"From Paris with Love"

From the French Skincare department I got these 4 bits. I got Avéne's Cleanance Hydra cleanser, since my current cleanser from The Body Shop is almost empty. I almost bought Cerave's hydrating cleanser but I am happy to say that this actually very similar to that and it's super gentle, while also leaving my skin fresh and clean!  Also from Avéne, I got their Cold Cream Lip Balm. For the past weeks my lips have been really chapped due to weather change (I'm kinda allergic to that apparently?) and this totally saved them! I'll be repurchasing this in the future.
After delaying for the longest time, I finally got the La Roche-Posay Serozinc spray! I love to wear this in the morning and after applying makeup and I've noticed how this helps with my hormonal spots and keeping my makeup looking fresh. And because my current eye cream is pretty much gone, I repurchase the La Roche-Posay Toleraine Ultra as an eye cream. I love it specially for the spring time where pollen and other nasty dusts usually make my eyes super puffy and hurt. 


Ordinary and yet Important 

I also ended up placing an order at Beauty Bay filled with The Ordinary Goodies. It started with me wanting to repurchase The Odinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors +HA as my night moisturiser. It is a simple moisturiser that makes me wake a really glowing and moisturised. I also repurchased The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 because it is the best hyaluronic acid serum I've tried considering it's price point. Alongside with the moisturiser, it makes my skin free of dry patches and any weird texture. 
The new kid on the block is The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, which I'll be using as my day time serum. I got this after seeing how much Jael from Coquete à Portuguesa loved it and because I wanted something extra for my day time routine. I am yet to try it so I don't have an opinion about it so far. 

"More makeup? Yeah kinda"

Probably the last thing I need is makeup but, all of these have a good reason. Starting with The Ordinary's High-Spreadability Fluid Primer, since I was looking after a new primer. I mean, I still love my beloved Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot primer but I've been feeling my skin changing and wanting different products. I also want to test how this goes alongside a foundation like Fenty Beauty's. I've worn this once I really love the look and touch it gave to my skin although...it appeared to leak a bit? It was a bit strange and I need to try it out more for sure. 
To finish off my Beauty Bay haul, I finally got The Ordinary's Serum Foundation in the shade 1.1 N. I heard it's a really lightweight foundation - Ruth from A Model Recommends described it as a tinted moisturiser kind of product - and that's what I was looking after. I still love to wear my Fenty foundation for big events and such but I wanted something more natural for when I have classes and other earthly events. I've worn it once and I really liked it! Although I still want to used it more before reviewing it.
I also ended up going to NYX's store after reading Jael's Favourites Blog Post to pick up these two goodies. (actually I picked 3, but the third one is for my friend) The NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Concealer was a really nice discovery and surprise! I am proud to say that my beloved Makeup Revolution concealer has found it's match. This ended up looking more yellow than what I was expecting but somehow it helps with concealing the purple of my dark circles. And lastly but not least, I got my self a mini NYX HD Finishing Powder because I wanted to get a new powder to have on my makeup bag but I didn't want to get anything big or overly expensive. For 3,5€ this does the job and I am now temped to get the Banana powder version to try out as well.

Having this said, I also ended up ordering a few books from Bookdepository. I've been reading more lately and I'll probably take a week this month to post a few reviews here as well. Spoiler alert: the ACOTAR saga is coming. 

Have you bought any of these products? 


  1. These products look great! I would like to try them!

  2. I feel ya dude, February was an especially spendy month! I actually have all The Ordinary skincare products here LOL. I don't remember how I feel about the natural moisturizing factors, just that it used to pill when I layered it :(
    Dude, you wear makeup to class? That's commitment, LOL. I can't even be bothered to wear foundation to work 90% of the time 😂

  3. I love the Ordinary Fluid Primer and Niacinamide - hope you do too :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  4. You bought some really cool products. I really love the skincare products from La Roche Posay. They are so flippin' good!

  5. I love all the brands in this post. I'm currently using a La Roche-Posay sunblock, and I have so many Ordinary products I lost count :)



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