With Marky home for just a couple of more weeks, I’ve been shopping a bit more than usual. More so for her as I like to stock her up(and maybe spoil her) as much as I can before she heads back to California. If we can get something here that she uses or needs, it’s by all means better for my wallet because of the lousy exchange rate. But of course, a few things slip into my shopping basket that are for ME hahaha!

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Marc Jacobs Air Blush #502 Lines and Last Night($57)

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Marc Jacobs Air Blush #502 Lines and Last Night

Man, I love this New Marc Jacobs Air Blush! I’ve been wearing it every day since I got it. The colour is a perfect peachy pink and the texture is sublime. It’s a powder that just melts into the skin and blends so easily and perfectly onto cheeks. There’s just the right amount of glow and it lasts all day. I’d love to get another, but seriously this is HUGE and how many more blushes does this blush fiend need? Don’t answer that question  😛

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RMS Unpowder, Clinique Chubby In The Nude, MAC Velvetease, Marc Jacobs Air Blush

The RMS Unpowder is something I’ve been using a lot this summer. This is the tinted version in 01, but it’s the same powder as the untinted one. It’s so fine and virtually invisible on the skin, but boy does it ever minimize pores and does a great job at setting foundation and keeping my t-zone shine free. Plus I love that it’s talc free, silicone free, perfume free and paraben free.

Clinique Chubby In The Nude($29) was a why not I’ll try it kind of purchase, and I actually really like it a lot. This is the lightest shade 02 Abundant Alabaster which isn’t very alabaster at all. If you are paler than me which at the moment I am NC20 in MAC talk, then unfortunately you won’t find a shade to match. It’s creamy, blends easily with fingers and looks natural on the skin. It’s not full coverage, but is buildable to medium coverage I’d say. And that’s why I like it because it’s NOT full coverage like most foundation sticks. Like have you swatched that new Hourglass one? HOOWEE loads of mask-like pigment baby! Not for me at all! I like using this Chubby Stick to just even out my skin tone a bit and cover up redness, and it does that perfectly for me. I do like setting it with a bit of the RMS Unpowder though, and it lasts for the day. Fast and easy!

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in the shade Anything Goes is AMAZING. If you can still find this in stores then grab it. Matte, comfy, so easy to apply, lasts FOREVER without drying my lips-I’ve ordered a back up already. It’s the perfect pinky red shade!

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Marc Jacobs Air Blush #502, Clinique Chubby In The Nude Abundant Alabaster, RMS Unpowder, MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil Anything Goes

See how the Marc Jacobs Air Blush just blends into the skin seamlessly? You have to try one.

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Wearing Marc Jacobs Air Blush #502, Clinique Chubby In The Nude Abundant Alabaster, MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil Anything Goes

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector Light Bisque 2
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This is a great dark circle corrector that’s creamy, which is perfect for my aging eyes.

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Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector Light Bisque 2

You don’t need a lot, so be careful when you dab it on because the doe foot pulls a LOT of product out. And I am NOT one of those crazies that puts a ton of concealer under my eyes. Personally, I just use two dots just on my darkness, and then blend with either my fingers or the tiny tip of my beauty blender and that’s it. The peachy shade does a great job at brightening up my eyes which lately I need as for some reason I haven’t been sleeping all that well.

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I repurchased the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist($58). What can I say, I like it. A lot! I love using this especially when I shower in the evening but it’s still too early to put my nighttime skincare on. I spray this on my face and it soothes my dry skin just enough that I don’t feel the need to put any serums or creams on until I go to bed a couple of hours later. It works for me.

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The Hylamide C25 Stabilized Vitamin C Booster($38) is a staple in my skincare routine, and now in Marky’s as well as she loves it and stole mine. It’s a great, affordable Vitamin C serum that works pretty well at lightening up spots and acne marks. This is a new bottle for me, plus I got another for Marky to take with her to college.

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And lastly, the Murad Clarifying Wipes($22) I repurchased to take with me on The College Road Trip #2. Yeah, we are driving Marky back to California. Again haha. You see, she’s moving into a new apartment September 1 and we are helping her AGAIN. But we’re also suckers for road trips and loved the last college road trip, so it was a unanimous decision to do it again. Although, we are going a different route this time on the way there, so that’ll be fun. I think. Is Utah fun? You tell me LOL! Anyways, I like having these wipes in my backpack to refresh my face in hot sweaty weather. Terry likes them too and will use one when I offer him one, so that’s something. And I find wiping my face when it’s hot and sweaty really makes a difference in breakouts appearing. Plus, it’s a good way to make sure you reapply sunscreen again!

What are some of your recent shopping loves? Or Repurchases? And have you any ideas about things to do and see in Salt Lake City? 

So, Hey! Tatcha Skin Care is now available at Sephora Canada! In case you’ve never heard of Tatcha Skin Care, well it’s a pretty luxurious line that’s inspired by Geisha beauty secrets. Everything Tatcha makes is well loved and has an almost 5 Star rating on Sephora, which is pretty unheard of when it comes to a skincare line. What makes Tatcha so loved? Well, Tatcha uses Camellia Oil in their products, because that’s what Geisha used to remove their makeup and moisturize with. Camellia oil, also known as tea seed oil is actual green tea oil and has higher percentage of omega-9 oleic acid than olive oil. Other good for your skin ingredients include Green Tea, Red Algae, Rice Bran and Silk.

 

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Tatcha Skin Care

Tatcha Pure One-Step Camellia Cleansing Oil($58)

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This stuff has a serious cult following. It’s an oil cleanser, which I think most of us have tried by this time in our beauty journey. Along with Camellia Oil, this cleanser also has Japanese rice bran oil to nourish and protect the skin. No mineral oil in this one! You use it like other oil cleansers by rubbing the oil on dry skin, and then emulsifying it with water and then rinsing it off.  I don’t like using oil cleansers to remove my eye makeup though. I’d much rather use a micellar cleanser. Oils bother my eyes, and this one is no exception. It works fine, but I find that you need at least 3-4 pumps to remove all  traces of makeup, which I think is kind of a lot for a cleansing oil. It does leave skin feeling soft and supple, but I do feel the need to use the next product right after so that my skin doesn’t break out. Me and oil cleansers just don’t get along very well and this one is no exception. Oh well, such is life! But hey, most people LOVE this stuff, so if you’ve wanted to try it then go ahead I say!

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder($78)

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Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is an exfoliator, cleanser, and toner. It uses Japanese rice bran blends with papaya extracts and crushed pearl to gently exfoliate and buff away dead skin. I keep mine in the shower, as I find it’s just easier to use and rinse off during my shower. It does a nice job of exfoliating and leaves your skin smooth and not dry at all. Do I like it better than my Amore Pacific? I find this one is grainier and harder to get dissolved completely. It pretty much works the same though, but I think I still prefer my Amore Pacific over this one.  The Amore one feels creamier, finer and doesn’t smell like cardboard rice haha. Sorry, that’s what it smells like to me. 😛  I think it’s a great product nonetheless and worth trying for sure!

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist($58)

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Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

This is probably my favourite product in the line that I’ve tried-wait, no second fave haha. I’ve never used a mist like this-it’s got so much good for your skin stuff that I can’t get over it!
It has squalane, red algae, whole plant green tea, rice bran oil that you spray on with the most superfine mist I’ve ever experienced. It soothes and softens your skin and gives it a glow! You can also use it to set your makeup(better if you have dry skin though), but I prefer using it before starting with my skincare routine. The smell is a little strong for me, but that’s the Camellia Oil scent I think. It’s kind of a sour green scent? But I put up with it because my skin really likes this stuff a lot! I’ll definitely be buying this when I run out. LOVE.

Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream ($180)

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Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream

HOOWEE this baby is expensive! But, the good news is that this jar will last you FOREVER. Like 6-8 months at least.

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See that little spoon? That’s ALL you need to cover your entire face and neck. That’s it. The light gel-cream texture has liquid silk that binds moisture to your skin. It also has all the other ingredients in most of Tatcha’s product. It really leaves your skin smooooooove baby, and makes a great base for foundation. I like it a lot, but $180 is pretty steep, even for  a skincare junkie like me. But hey, if you’re getting a big fat tax rebate, then you could Treat Yo’ Self to this! Personally, I’d rather use my rebate on a trip to Disneyland but hey, who am I to judge? 😀

Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask($34 each, or $114 for four)

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Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask

This is probably the BEST sheet mask I’ve ever tried. It’s a coconut-derived biocellulose mask that really sticks to your skin, and allows the antiaging complex of whole plant green tea, rice bran oil, and red algae really do their job. It’s like a high power treatment of all of Tatcha’s products in one 30 minute treatment. And the results last for DAYS. It’s rare for me to be able to see a mask’s benefit beyond two days, but with this one my skin is so hydrated, soft, smooth and glowy all week long. Yup, they’re expensive. BUT YUP THEY WORK. These would be great if you have a big event coming up and you want your skin to look amazing. The Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask is my number one favourite product that I’ve gotten to try, and I think they’re worth every penny. I’ll always make sure I have one on hand for when I think my skin needs some major hydration.

Tatcha Skincare has taken the beauty world by storm over the last few years. It’s not cheap that’s for sure, and I kind of see that being a bit of a problem for Canada. They should make a discovery kit available here like they have in the USA. That way it’s a bit more affordable for beauty junkies to try out this luxurious brand before committing the big bucks needed.  At least, that’s what I think!

Have any of my fellow Canadians tried anything from Tatcha yet? I know most of my American friends have and pretty much love everything they’ve tried. But as a Canadian, I want to hear what you think? And if you’ll be indulging in any of the products now that they’re easily available to us?