Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Apothica Haul & Products to Help You Relax

Hello there! So it's been a long time since I did a post about a haul. To be honest, I barely have the energy to go to the mall these days (since being preggers) so when I do get a chance to haul, I prefer online shopping. 

Last Friday, I ordered some products from Apothica.com and it arrived yesterday (Monday!). I am so impressed with their fast, FREE shipping.

Included with my order were a couple of freebie items, a Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream and a Tocca perfume sample (smells great too!).
I can't wait to try this eye cream. I don't really use eye creams, but it's definitely a must have in any skincare routine because the skin around the eyes are sensitive and prone to signs of aging.

As you guys know, I am all about skincare these days and one brand that my skin has been loving is Boscia. I use the Boscia cleanser and Vital Daily Moisture (w/ SPF 15) as part of my daily skincare regimen. Since using Boscia my skin has improved dramatically and you can check out how well it has helped my skin improve by going to my previous blog post.

Anyways, I purchased the Clarifying Detox Mask, Balancing Facial Tonic, and the MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil. (Boscia products does not contain Parabens, Preservatives, Alcohols, Fragrance, and colors. Nor does the company test their products on animals. The products are 100% NATURAL). Also, on the side of the box you will see the "Best if used before" date.
Boscia Balancing Facial Tonic
PRICE: $24
SIZE: 150mL/5 fl. oz.

Boscia Clarifying Detox Mask
PRICE: $25
SIZE: Net Wt. 2.8 oz/80 g

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil
PRICE: $25
SIZE: 150mL/5 fl. oz.

I will do a much more detailed, in depth review on each of these products later on. So far, I have used the cleansing oil and the facial tonic and I LOVE THEM.

Unlike most toners, the facial tonic is actually applied by spritzing it on to your face (much like a MAC Fix+) but you can also spritz it on a cotton pad/ball and then apply it on your face. The product has a cooling effect on the skin and leaves the skin feeling moisturized.

The cool cleansing oil is amazing! It did such a great job removing ALL my makeup (including my waterproof mascara). I basically just applied a good amount on my palm and then massaged it throughout my face. Then I rinsed it off with water. I thought it would leave my face with a greasy feeling since it is OIL but it did not do that at all. It appears like oil but once you massage it on your face it becomes a milky consistency. It has a slight minty scent to it which is relaxing to the skin.

After using the cleansing oil, I spritzed on the facial tonic. I skipped using my Clean&Clear moisturizer to test out the hydrating/moisturizing properties of this product and it held it's own! I am telling you...this tonic is very hydrating.

Speaking of mint scented products.....my sister and I went to the mall last Saturday and aside from the yummy cupcakes we purchased at Cuppies & Beans...I fell in love with these two peppermint scented products by Origins.

I can't recall exactly how much this product was (I believe around $20 something). It comes in a small pump container and has .5 fl oz. This product smells so minty. You only need to dab a little bit on the back of your neck, earlobes, and temples. It makes those areas feel cool and once the scent hits your nose, it just opens them up and you feel so relaxed and calm. I'm planning to bring this with me to the hospital when I go into labor. Hopefully, it will help me relax or distract me from the anxiety.

Another great Origins product that I got was this Salt Suds Foaming body wash ($10). This is a must have for me as well because it really helps with my swollen ankles and feet.
This is also great for those who have muscle aches.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my post and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me through e-mail (b3bkoolit@gmail.com) or by simply commenting below. Have a wonderful week!


  1. Great haul! I have recived samples from Mario Badescu but haven't tried them yet xD

  2. I've been told that Boscia make really good stuff, I guess you just affirmed it! I want to try out their cleanser, when mine runs out in a few weeks I'm going to get it!

  3. I've heard nothing but good things about Mario Badescu products so I'm hoping that my sample will be a hit rather than a miss, but then again my skin is so sensitive that it's really hard to try out new brands. Do let me know how your skin reacts to it once you've tried it out Gaby.
    Oh you are definitely going to love Boscia, Julie! I mean this stuff is just great. I just used the clarifying detox mask and my skin feels so soft and smooth!


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