Friday, March 21, 2014

Birthday skincare haul

I will turn 29 on Sunday and I decided that it would be about time that I start taking care of my skin. I will get one product from a Canadian friend who is coming to visit. I ordered it on Sephora Canada the other products (All Paula's choice) are ordered from Paula's choice Netherlands

I just ordered the following products online:

Paula's Choice Resist advanced replenishing toner

I'm currently not using a toner in my routine, but I'm curious about this one. This has a PH of 5.5 and contains antioxydants. The price is €23 

Paula's Choice skin perfecting BHA 2% exfoliant 
I'm currently using Clinique turnaround concentrate as an exfoliant which I love. It contains Poly hydroxy acid and gently exfoliates the surface of the skin. Since I suffer from rosacea I decided to buy a beta hydroxy acid based exfoliant in order to exfoliate deeper in the skin and hopefully help with my rosacea. 

Peter Thomas Roth retinol fusion PM
 This contains a whooping 1.5% retinol which is one of the highest percentage you can find over the counter. I will need to progressively adjust my skin to it. I will start by twice a week and then go up. I will use this days I don't use the BHA lotion. Retinol makes skin sun sensitive and should only be used at night.

Paula's choice the nude mattes
Lastly, there has been a lot of raves on the recently released Paula's choice nude matte palette which contains 10 mattes and one shimmer eyeshadow.  I just couldn't past on it. All the reviews are rave.
€40 for 17g!


  1. Apparently it can take up to a year for wrinkle reduction though. We'll see!

  2. Hahah, Paula Abdul has good skin though. I will review them after testing them for at least a month

  3. Thank you, I'm also curious about that palette, I will try to test it properly and review it quickly!

  4. ah right! the retinol. as I already told you.. I'm curious about that one!

  5. i hope im right on time to greet you happy birthday!! :) waiting to see your thoughts on the paula's choice items, ive never really paid attention to them since they remind me of paula abdul hihi

  6. Hey Judith, early happy birthday!!! What a great haul! I've been curious about the eyeshadow palette. I'd definitely love to read about the skincare products as well!