Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mini Haul and First Impressions

Hey guys,

Hope you all had an amazing weekend! I did a little shopping this weekend and thought I would show you guys the things I picked up and my first impressions. 

Clockwise from left: Savvy Jumbo Bronzer in Terracotta, Garnier ,
1000 Hours Individual Lashes, Savvy Liquid Eyeliner in Brown,
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail colour in 320 Fuchsia Power.

The first thing I picked out was a bronzer. I have been umming and ahhing about getting the Australis Jumbo Bronzer but at $19.95 wasn't sure it was worth it. Instead this one caught my eye. It is the Savvy by DB Jumbo Bronzer in Terracotta. It was much better value at just $9.95. 

First impression of this product is really great. The colour of this bronzer is perfect for my skin tone and it doesn't come off orange at all. It is a matte bronzer so it is perfect for contouring. The packaging is pretty good, the plastic casing seems to be quite sturdy and it comes with a pretty sun and stars pattern within the powder. 

Savvy Jumbo Bronzer in Terracotta

When compared to Nars Laguna and Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer.

In the pic above you can see it compared with Nars Laguna (my HG bronzer) and the Bourjois Delice de Poudre in 51. As you can see the colour is very comparable to both. Laguna contains a little bit of shimmer whereas the Savvy is completely matte. It is also not as orange toned as the Bourjois bronzer. And for less than $10AUD when compared to ~$30 for the other two depending on where you buy them it is a lot better value.

Savvy by DB Liquid Eyeliner in Brown.

While at the Savvy display I noticed the eye products were all on special. This particular eyeliner was only $2.97. I tested out the black and the brown on my hand and was blown away by the pigmentation of this liquid liner. As you can see in the picture above the Savy stands up against my other liquid liners in terms of pigmentation.

Individual Lashes by 1000 Hour.

I picked up some 1000 Hour Individual lashes as I have never tried individuals before and I am keen to try them just at the outer corner of my lash line. These are the medium length lashes and they cost $8.99AUD for 60 with glue included.

Don't mind the terrible application, I was in
quite a rush as I had a dinner to get to.

Then as I walked past the Sally Hansen display I noticed that the polishes were on special. The Xtreme Wear Nail Colours were only $3.95AUD (normally $6.95AUD). Of course there was only 3 left haha This bright barbie pink was the one that appealed to me most so I quickly added it to my cart before it was snapped up. 

When I got home I decided to try this out and I loveeee this polish. The formula is quite thick but it dries surprisingly fast. I took a shower and washed my hair within 10 minutes of applying this and it didn't budge. In the picture above I am only wearing one coat so you can see how opaque it is. 

Garnier Self-Tanner

I saw this for sale in Target for only like $4 (RRP $13.95). I've been wanting to test out self tanners for a while now but was always too chicken and didn't want to turn orange. I tested this one out today and it is a very light self-tanner. It was easy to apply and didn't smell too much like fake-tanner but didn't quite give me as much of a tan as I was hoping so I'm going to have to keep testing it out. 

Have you guys tried any of these products before?? What did you think?

Hope you had a great weekend!!

Hannah xoxo


G A B Y said...

The bronzer and the nail polish look gorgeous! I've never heard of that garnier bronzer before, looks interesting (:

Hannah said...

Yeah I definitely did pretty well with this haul. I think I had seen the Garnier self tanner in a youtube video once which is why when I saw it for $4 I was like why not? Plus its festival season soon which means shorts and my legs are so pasty haha we shall see how well it works out :)

Brittany Elaine said...

I was contemplating picking that polish up yesterday! Looks great with your skin tone! ♥

Hannah said...

Thanks :) Its a great colour, super bright!!

prettymom said...

i have the savvy by db eyeliners and they are great!! can't beat the price!

mari :) said...

I love individual lashes, they just look so natural!
and that nail polish, can never go wrong with a bright color!

Hannah said...

@Prettymom They are great! I really want the black but they only had a tester. It was super super black.

@Mari Yeah I've wanted to try them for a while now. The nail polish is great! Thanks :)

Candice said...

I really love your blog, I'm glad I found it!
What a good haul - the nail polish looks great. I have found Savvy to be a good brand!

Hannah said...

Thanks Candice, that really means a lot!! :) Yeah Savvy have impressed me so far xo

Lauren x said...

I love your blog so much words can not describe it. It is just so amazing i just love it there is no words to describe how i feel about this blog xx

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Hannah said...

Thanks Lauren xo

Freckles Are Cute said...

I love Savvy, for the price they are so good, I had been looking at the jumbo brozer so glad you have reviewed this. Will def put on the wish list!

Hannah said...

@Freckles are cute (love the name!!) Yeah I have a few things from them now and I am pretty impressed especially for such low prices! I love the bronzer, I use it everyday now haha