Wow time really flies, the last weekend of April is already coming to an end :T I am excited yet nervous about May. April has been a relatively relaxing month for our wedding planning, not much has happened this month. But we have a whole bunch of tasks planned for the month of May, such as start shopping for wedding rings, my accessories such as tiaras and jewelries, start choosing wedding favors, and order invitations...But at the same time this also makes me nervous because with May's arrival, it also means summer is coming right around the corner, and soon enough, September will arrive in no time!
This weekend was rather a relaxing one. On Friday evening, fiance and I participated in a wedding registry event at our local Macy's. While we have decided not to add too many household items onto our registry, but focus on a honeymoon registry instead, it was fun to browse around the store with our scanner and talk about the things we would like to have. They also had some food and drinks available to all the couples, which was really nice. At the conclusion of the event, we received a goodie bag filled with useful registry information, a lipgloss from Clinique (Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss), and beautiful flowers :)
Also, Macy's is having a FF sale starting this coming Wednesday, everything is 25% off. You can also use the code MACYSFF online, I believe it's free shipping for orders $99 and above.
Because April is my birthday month, this cute bear is mine thanks to Build-A-Bear :) haha I am such a big kid sometimes :p
Now onto some makeup/skincare related hauls from this weekend:
I got this Beauty Bible to read. It seems like a very informative book, that addresses topics such as ingredients in our cosmetic products, sun protection, makeup application tips, product reviews, etc. While it is always useful to read product reviews from other users before purchasing a product, it is also important to stay informed and learn about the ingredients and their purposes. I can't wait to go through it. I will probably pick out relevant sections that I learned from reading the book and share with you guys sometimes too :)
I picked up this Zirh set to try out, mainly because of the eye cream. Even though Zirh is a skincare line designed for men, they have some really good products that women can use as well, for example, this Herbal Under Eye Cream. It contains caffeine that helps to stimulate circulation underneath the eyes to help remove dark circles and decrease puffiness. It has a light gel consistency, makes it ideal to use in my morning routine to help de-puff my eyes. I'll keep you updated whether if this product holds up to my expectations!
I also picked up the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish clear skin cream, after reading Fuz's review. The salicylic acid in the cream helps to combat blemishes, while the retinol helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Even though it is a tiny tube of only 1 oz. of products (and costs about $12), you only need a little drop every time to cover the entire face. I've used it twice so far, and really like the consistency. It's not greasy and heavy, and absorbs into the skin quite nicely. It also has a nice scent. I hope I like this as much as Fuz and all these reviewers on MakeupAlley do.
I also was lucky enough to pick up three bottles of Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat at Ulta. Usually it's almost always sold out whenever I visit, but I guess I got lucky this time and they had just restocked :) It was on sale for buy 2 get 1 free. This is definitely my favorite top coat to use, nothing dries faster and leaves a shiny smooth finish as this topcoat does! I am glad to discover this product, because I am always the impatient one who end up doing stuff too soon after I paint my nails and smear the polish. With Seche Vite, it dries my nail polish super fast (within a few minutes) and then I can just move on with my day :)
Ulta also has OPI, Essie, Orly, and China Glaze nail polishes all for buy 2 get 1 free this week, if you are in need of picking out a few new nail polishes. Don't forget to use their $3.5 off coupon.