Boston Haul: Beauty Buys

Since my sister and I always loved going on shopping trips together before she moved away to school, we just had to have a shopping day together the first time I visited her out in Boston.  We may have gone a little crazy.  Here's everything I somehow talked myself into buying, and keep an eye out for a guest post by Taylor to show what she got!

First we went into The Body Shop because I was running low on the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet that I mentioned in my Morning Skincare Routine post.  I love using this in the mornings because it's very cooling, so it wakes me up.  Like I said in the skincare routine, it sinks in and leaves an almost satin finish, unlike any of the moisturizers I've tried, and is lovely to use under makeup.  I also decided to pick up the Vitamin E Face Mist, and so far I'm loving it.  It has the same smell as The Body Shop's other Vitamin E products (like roses), and it feels lovely and refreshing to spray on. Lastly I picked up the Aloe Lip Care (as if I needed another lip balm: see my Favorite Lip Treatments for evidence of that).  It feels so thick and hydrating, and it's quickly becoming a new favorite.  I tried using it overnight and it didn't do as great of a job as my Bite Agave Lip Mask, so this will be one I cart around with me in my bag to reapply during the day.

And then Sephora happened. Damage is always done in Sephora.  I decided I was finally going to cave and pick up one of the Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes after hearing so many good things about them.  I was drawn to the Peach Pop color at first, but ultimately went with Berry Pop because I thought it would be good for the fall.  I also went in with the intention of getting a new base product, with various BB creams on my list to try in the store, but instead I picked up the Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer.  This is a moisturizer meant to be applied in the mornings, and as you apply it to your skin the white lotion changes into a sheer tint and evens out your skin.  I was thinking I could use this as my only base on very good skin days, but it would also be helpful under other bases on not-so-good skin days.
I also picked up another thing that had been on my wishlist for awhile: the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Tulip.  This so pigmented that it looks like a lipstick when it's applied, but feels so lovely and nourishing on the lips.  I picked a more spring-appropriate color, but the color is very brightening on my skin and one I will still wear all winter. Lastly, and the thing I am most excited about, is the Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen in the shade 1 Rendezvous.  I'm thinking this will be great to use to cover up under-eye circles because of its pinky tone (it cancels out the blue-tinge of the dark circles) and because of the metal-tipped applicator.  I not only wake up with dark circles, but also with puffy eyes, so the cooling effect of the metal tip will help to depuff.

Keep an eye out for Taylor's haul, too!
Have you bought anything you're excited about lately?