Saturday, October 20, 2012

Barney's "Haul"

I put haul in quotations because I'm not really sure I want to call this a haul, but wasn't exactly sure what else to call it. The past month I made a list of everything I either wanted to get samples of or buy the next time I made my way to a Barney's. Well, yesterday I finally got my chance.

I sampled Tatcha Rice Enzyme Scrub so that I could compare it to my AmorePacific Enzyme Peel. I got samples of some more of the Sunday Riley line including Good Genes, which I have been really wanting to sample. I also got a sample of Rodin Olio Lusso as I have heard some wonderful things about it and I wanted to compare it to Sunday Riley's Juno oil. Last of the samples was from Malin and Geotz. I really wanted to sample their intensive hair mask and they also threw in a sample of shampoo (the rep told me that I could't get the full experience of the mask without it) and their detox face mask.

I had only planned on getting samples of some of the Sponge lotions, and somehow I was talked into purchasing. The rep told me that since I was young the only lotion she would recommend to me was Krema Imeras (day cream) and that it would be sufficient for my dry skin for both day and night. I am a little skeptical, but she seemed so earnest that I felt the need to believe her. We shall see.

The two other full sized products I bought were from Sunday Riley's makeup line. I bought her lipstick in Orchid and lipgloss in blackberry crush. I had been coveting this color online for a month and was dying to purchase it, but refused to do so until I had tried it. It is the perfect vampy purple! I will have to  swatch it for you at some point!

Do you guy's think I made some good selections? Tell me what you think!


  1. I just started reading your blog and I like your commmonsense approach. I'm also curious about Sunday Riley skin care and the Rodin face oil. What about the S.R. foundations? Did you see them? I'm curious about the Sponge products since Lola loves them. Is her blog called Lola's Secret Beauty blog or something like that? I think she's great, too. Thanks,

    1. Yes, I love Lola! Her blog is called Lola's Secret Beauty Blog. The two of us have actually been discussing Sponge via email the past week. She really loves them and I can see why. I have only been using it the past few nights and my skin already feels so much smoother and more moisturized! I have yet to try the Rodin oil yet. I have another post that discusses other products I have purchased or tried from the Sunday Riley line. I did see the foundations and I meant to try the tinted primer, but alas I was distracted by pretty colors. I will have to check it out on my next trip. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you keep coming! =)