I've been doing some purchases lately especially when it comes bath and body care and several others from the drugstore. This list also covers items that are not super new but are super old either because I find that it's better to curate them instead of writing a very short entry featuring one or two products. I've also tried some of them so there will be a really brief first impressions review.
The Bath BoxThe Bath Box is an Indonesian-based brand who sells natural, fresh and handmade products ranging from beauty to bath and hair care items. Founded in 2013, their products are free from sulfates, silicone and fragrance, making them very safe for extremely sensitive skin and those who suffer from skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. When I first encountered The Bath Box's page on Instagram, I thought some of their packaging reminds me of Lush products and I find that very adorable because I loooove Lush packaging and am very sad that there's no Lush store here.
Goats Don't Lie Bourbon
Type — liquid soap
Claim — No detergents, no preservative, no fragrance, no harsh chemicals[/one_third]
One of their best-selling products is their Goats Don't Lie liquid soap which is perfect for all skin types, including those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis. As the name suggests, the product is made from organic goat's milk from local farmers in West Java. They have four variations of the GDL liquid soap: plain, bourbon, geranium and tea tree. I wanted to try the plain one but it ran out fast so I end up getting the bourbon version. It's a good product so far, is very gentle and smells nice.
Oatberry Hair Treatment
Type — pre-washing hair mask
With fresh strawberry, fresh lemon, oat milk, abyssinian oil and honey[/one_third]
I love the scent of their hair mask! This one smells freshly sour-sweet and you can definitely sense the scent of fresh strawberries and lemon. Since it's a 100gr product, I haven't been using it diligently so I can't prove its claim. I'm not so sure about pre-wash hair mask either but I'm thinking of buying the 200gr size because I have medium hair. I'd like to see how this performs in the long term.
Organic Supply & Co
I wrote a post about Organic Supply & Co last year (which you read here) and in that post, I talked about purchasing their epsom salt and 3 organic oils. Since then, I have purchased a few more oils from their page. This marks my second purchase from Organic Supply & Co and I also purchased different oils because I'm still in that phase of trying out to find the perfect one for my eczema. This time, I purchased macadamia oil, virgin coconut oil, sweet almond oil, calendula infused oil and castor oil and so far, I've tried macadamia nut and virigin coconut oils for my eczema and I love them more than borage or hemp seed oils. For castor oil, I've been applying it to my lashes. I'm not sure if I'm crazy but I do think castor oil works for lash growth. I also bought their montmorillonite clay which is supposedly good for dermatitis and other skin disorders.
Soap & Glory
FINALLY! I've been dying to try Soap & Glory's products especially their moisturizers. Since there's no Soap & Glory here (well, Sephora doesn't carry the whole collection and it sucks), I had to preorder this online and waited almost a week before I can actually touch them. I loooooove the smoothie star body buttercream since it smells SO MUCH LIKE A CAKE! It smells so sweet and very vanilla-ish, perfect for those who dislike Soap & Glory's really sour scent aka their Sugar Crush line. I wanted to try their Righteous body butter too but was suggested that the Butter Yourself smells less strong and less sour. I find that Butter Yourself's scent is a medium-level perfume strength of sweet and citrus-y sour but nothing my sensitive nose cannot handle. I am aware that Soap & Glory products carry quite prominent perfume-ish scent so if you prefer a softer choice then I suggest trying out their Smoothie Star line first.
Got two new Batiste dry shampoos (love the cherry and blush scent most and hate the floral one), a Maybelline makeup remover, two mascaras (that I mentioned in this post before) and a Je L'aime Shiny Repair shampoo from the Japanese brand, Kose. I wanted to buy my favorite volumizing shampoo (the purple Shiseido Tsubaki) but since the online store I usually buy it from no longer holds any stock, I have to find a different silicone-free shampoo and I'm excited to try Je L'aime. As for the mascaras, I have yet to try Catrice's Glam & Doll but I do enjoy the Maybelline Falsies Push-Up for separating and lengthening my lashes. It did smudge a little but I think it's because I was using contacts dropper carelessly.
H&M and Pull & Bear
Okay I swear this is the last one. I bought three of these items when I was out with the boyfriend yesterday (yay for one year anniversary? LOL). The white with black polkadots was from H&M while the chicken shirt and the travel sized New York perfume were from Pull & Bear. I think Pull & Bear is going to become my go-to store when it comes to scents because I swear, I almost bought their Frosted Pink Eau de Toilette because it smelled soooo good! I'm not a perfume hoarder and eau de toilette can be overwhelming for me most of the times but man, Pull & Bear might change me sooner than intended. Bonus points, I think P & B might be my new second go-to clothing store after H&M, replacing F21 because F21's items suck big time now.
Alright, alright. I know you're probably bored of this post. Luckily, I don't have anything else to share so this list shall ends here. Your turn now: what did you purchase recently?