I’ve been missing for a couple of days now! The usual kept me away – laziness, busy-ness, and work 😉 Today I come bearing small shopping endeavours, a small follow-up on a previous purchase, and a super awesome nail polish comparison.
From The Sweetest Little Chocolate Shop again, I got these three bars for $35. A *little* on the pricey side but totally worth it. The Earl Grey Tea is probably my favourite, then Sea Salt, then Lavender; they’re all amazing though. You can see in the photo I had already gotten into the Sea Salt with MaSucree before I got home >_<
So on my left leg I have nothing, and on my right we have the shimmer lotion! I think it has definitely helped even out my skin tone, and Miss MaSu agreed. I will definitely continue to use this; aside from evening out my stupid pale patchy winter legs, it smells fantastic ^_^
And now a new shopping treasure:
Yesterday I picked up a shift at work because one of the other girls was sick. In one of my 10 minute breaks I sauntered over to the Body Shop (again) because the shimmer lotion purchase had left me with a $10 off voucher (yay!). The lovely lovely salesgirl in there helped me pick the perfect body scrub to go with the other products I’ve got at home! Since I mostly use the strawberry range, we decided that the Cranberry Joy Body Scrub would compliment the strawberry and cranberry scents I already have.
Here in NZ it costs $35 for the 200ml tub. Might seem a bit hefty but it will last a long time 🙂
Looks divine, smells divine, and leaves my skin feeling soft, supple, and smooth!
Looks a bit like strawberry jam, doesn’t it? Definitely smells good enough to eat! Look at all that exfoliating goodness ❤ I’m wondering whether I should stockpile this stuff before the limited edition Christmas stuff gets taken out of stores >_<
And Now For Something Completely Different:
If you get that reference, you’re awesome. My final piece of business is what I’ve been up to:
Yeah. It is what it looks like. I’ve started cataloguing my countless polishes. And I still haven’t finished. MaSucree asked me how many I have and it pained me to admit that I’m no longer sure! So some cataloguing was in order. I’ve separated them into brands, the colours are in no particular order, just depended which one I picked up >_<
While I was doing this I came across two polishes that struck me as very similar… but for very different prices.
On the right is a Revlon polish that I got for *cough* free from my sister-in-law (who worked for Revlon). The colour is Orange Pop, it’s one of the ones that is scented when dry. I don’t know about everywhere else, but here in NZ Revlon is stupidly expensive, usually around $15.99 a bottle from Farmers, and it’s usually the same at pharmacies.
On to the swatches!
Index: Jordana Hot & Spicy
Middle: Revlon Orange Pop
Ring: Jordana Hot & Spicy
Little: Revlon Orange Pop
What do you guys think? I actually found the Jordana formula and brush easier to work with than the Revlon. The Revlon formula came out a little streaky. They are both really great colours, though not quite as close as I had originally thought from the bottles. Still close enough for the Jordana to be an acceptable dupe for this great Revlon summer colour, no?!