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A Collective Beauty Haul

It's been a long, long time since my last haul. Since putting myself on a two month spending ban in the beginning of the year & being away for vacation, the last haul I shared was in January. It feels so refreshing to finally be able to do another one. Here's a bunch of products I've accumulated since the beginning of March up until now:

Pixi Double Cleanse | This product has been all the talk lately and I've been trying to step up my skincare game for a while now. So when I spotted this bad boy in a department store in the Philippines, I took a minute to freak out before throwing it into my basket. This'll be the third product I add to my Pixi collection, hopefully it's as good as everyone says it is! 

Nivea 2-in-1 Moisturizing Primer for Normal Skin* | I received this for free via ChickAdvisor. It's supposed to be a moisturizer and primer in 1. I've tried it out a few times already and am liking it so far. I will probably be including this in The Beauty Rundown for this month, so keep your eyes peeled if you're curious about this one. 

Nivea 3-in-1 Micellar Water* | I was happy to see this included in the box along with the product previously mentioned. The only other micellar waters I've tried are from Bioderma & Garnier (see this comparison post). This is the third micellar water I'll be trying out and I'm hoping it's a good one. For those who are curious, the 3-in-1 stands for cleanses, removes eye makeup, and moisturizes to soothe the skin. 

Milk Makeup Face Gloss | I blame Nida (from Caked to the Nines) for this purchase. She mentioned this on her blog and I was just so intrigued that I picked it up right after I read the post. The glossy lids trend is so popular right now and I've been wanting to give it a try for the longest time. This sounded like the perfect product to achieve this look. 

Bite Beauty Multistick in Cashew | Another blogger-inspired purchase. I've heard about these in the past, but when I saw Amelia (from Amelia Says) talking about this, I made it a goal to pick it up the next time I put an order in on Sephora. I picked up the shade Cashew which is a rose taupe shade, my fave! 

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray | Honestly, this was an impulse buy. I just saw it on the 'Just Arrived' page on Sephora and it sounded nice, so I added it to my basket. I used it for the first time the other day and I'm liking it so far. The mist wasn't what I was expecting, but for a good reason. You only need a tiny spritz to achieve a glowy look. I'll talk about it more in depth in another post.

Benefit Passport to POREfection Set | Everyone knows that when you travel across borders, you always need to hit up the Duty Free shops. There was so many goodies and I was so overwhelmed that I only ended up picking up this. I spotted this set which includes the Porefessional Primer times three! It's one of my favourite primers and I was running low on it, so picking this up was a no-brainer. I'm pretty much set for a long while.

Darphin Intral Cleansing Milk & Darphin Intral Redness Relief Recovery Cream / Deluxe Samples | From that last Sephora order, I got this & the next product from using one of their promo codes. Originally, I wasn't planning to include this in my haul but when I opened up the box, I was surprised at how big they were and decided to share it on here. I've not heard of this brand before, nonetheless I'm excited to give these a try.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Plus Heavenly Volume* | This is another product that I received free via ChickAdvisor. I already love Batiste Dry Shampoos, so when I saw that I was chosen to try out their new one that gives you volume, I was super excited. I used it the other day for the first time and can't decide it I like it or not yet. It does give me volume (and that never happens to me with any hair product!), but on the other hand it leaves my hair feeling kinda grainy. I'll keep on testing it and report back! 

Products marked with a (*) were sent to me for consideration. All opinions are my own. 

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