Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Charlie's aunt gave us a bunch of mini toiletries inside some cute toilet bags from Cathay Pacific flights. There were tonnes of little tubes of lotions, balms etc. A lot of the products are the Dermalogica brand, which I have tried in the past and is really nice. But the little tubes I am dying over are those by Murad.

I'm not a major spender when it comes to beauty products. I spend around NZ$25 a bottle on serums, primers and foundation by Natio, but that's about the extent of my splurging. Everything else I buy from the supermarket or cheap chain jewellery stores that sell make up on the side. Howwwever.

I have been using the little tube of Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion this week after running out of primer, and it is ridiculously good. My face is generally pretty 'normal', except for my problem areas which is an oily nose and acne-prone chin. Using the Perfecting Lotion under my make up this week has kept my face pretty even all day at work, and my makeup has barely budged even on the few humid summery days we have had. I would definitely recommend this product... if you can afford it.

Yep, that's the tragic twist to this story- amazing products like this do not come cheap. At all. As in, I could pay a week's rent or buy one salon-size bottle of this stuff. Strawberry Net is pretty well known for having the best prices for beauty products, and they sell a 500mL bottle for NZ$209.50 here. Yeah, it is a MASSIVE bottle, but I am still going to be saving for like a month in order to buy it. And it's just a FACE CREAM. I am so tempted though. February savings goal perhaps?


b. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it does sound like a pretty awesome product! i always reckon that something is worth it when you have tried it out and it has made an improvement to your routine or simplified your life (or occasionally just smells really really good!)...hope that helps your dilemma a touch!


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I use a Murad skin brightener thing (because I am much older than you ;)
and it's great, agreed that it's pricey though...little splurge now and then is good though right? x

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Hehe yes- I think I have definitely convinced myself to purchase as soon as Charlie has full time hours :-D