3.08.2012

Apothica, SkinCareRx haul - Cargo & VIVITE

I was going to do some informative post today, but my brain isn't functioning right due to the cold and congestion.
Luckily, my recent order from Apothica & SkinCareRX arrived today, and I swear I am feeling a little better now. ;p


Cargo Spring collection 2012


This is such a great deal.
$39 for a full size Beach Blush (Coral Beach ), a full size 3 Triple Action Mascara, an Eyeshadow duo (Sardinia ) and a Long Wear Lip Gloss (Fresno ) in a whimsical makeup pouch with pink butterflies!
Honestly, the pouch is not as pretty as I pictured and those cute butterflies will come off eventually, but it is still an amazing deal.
I mean the Beach Blush by itself costs $30. ;o



VIVITE hydrating bundle
Replenish Hydrating Facial Cleanser (6 fl oz, 180 ml)
Replenish Hydrating Cream (2 oz, 60 g)
Daily Antioxidant Facial Serum (1 fl oz, 30 ml)


I recently got the core system from VIVITE, and so far I am loving how effective they are.
They could be a little too intense sometimes since everything in the system contains glycolic acid, so I wanted to add some soothing moisturizing products to complete the regimen.
There was a great deal on bundles going on, which I took advantage of. 
For all three full size products, it only cost $92 after 50% off. :D

They can be purchased here and here. :)

I know I am a little bit behind on my reviews, but hopefully i can do a post or two about my current skincare favorites soon.

Happy International Women's day! 


38 comments

  1. Janine SonMarch 08, 2012

    nice haul~! the lip gloss color looks nice^^

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  2. great haul!! that cargo set is a great deal. it's a shame Cargo isn't sold at sephora anymore. and i rarely see it at Ulta either.

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  3. OMG the cargo haul is such good deal!!
    I love the blushes' packaging!:)

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  4. PetiteMiniMarch 09, 2012

    I've never tried Cargo. Is it any good?

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  5. The cargo haul is such a good deal! I love cargos tin packaging.

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  6. oh this is so cute! I've never tried cargo blush before because they're only available online and sometimes I avoid ordering cosmetics online because German custom office can be really annoying :/
    I can't wait for the review and swatches! xx

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  7. Happy international women's day Lena! I'm liking how the Cargo set looks. With that price, it's a steal!

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  8. Hows Vivite? I might try Mario Badescu as I've heard some amazing things from the 'fromheadtotoe' blog.. I'm using the Kiehl's oil free at the moment and I'm still breaking out a little bit!

    Thanks and I can't wait to read your reviews

    xoxo champagne

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  9. ShoppingObsessionMarch 09, 2012

    I haven't tried Cargo but am loving your set, especially the beautiful color of the blush. Coral is such a pretty color and I think it looks great on us Asians. Thanks for the review. I may have to run back to Sephora later on today. Hope you will be feeling better soon! I, too, am suffering from sinus congestion. Nasty headache won't leave me alone!

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  10. i haven't tried many from Carog, but their blushes are my favorites. i think i even like them better than nars. (i know it is abomination to some people. lol)
    i actually shy away from coral/peach colors in general. Coral Beach looks so pretty, my fingers are crossed. i hope it works for me! ;)

    feel better soon and have a great weekend!

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  11. i like it alot! of course, the whole regiment is no joke, it contains higher potency of glycolic acid and other anti-oxidants. it could be intense sometimes but nothing i didn't expect.
    if your concern is occasional breakouts, it might be perfect for you. i will do a review post soon. ;)

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  12. yay!
    i am excited to try the Beach Blush.
    i think i might make a perfect combination of blush and bronzer. super pretty! :)

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  13. i know what you're saying.
    u.s. custom is pretty tough, you'd have to mark it as "used cosmetics" or something. ;-/
    i can't say anything about others, but for sure, their blushes are superb!

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  14. don't you just love the clean tins!
    i have a thing for tin packaging. lol

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  15. i haven't tried many from Cargo, either.
    i know i love their blushes,though.
    hoping to like the other goodies i got this time.
    will update soon! :)

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  16. i know, right?
    it is obvious the colors are not new, but i think the whole set is composed nicely with awesome price. ;)

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  17. oh, i didn't know that.
    i usually get my higher-end makeup from beautydotcome of apothica, though.
    it is better to actually test the products before you make a purchase, of course. :)

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  18. thanks, Janine!
    i love the lipgloss color, too. ;)

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  19. Hope you're feeling better hun, I've never heard of Cargo, but really - their blusher is better than Nars? I do love a good coral shade - or even a bright bold pink too!
    x.o.x.o

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  20. I love how little hauls can make us feel so much better, haha! Hope you feel better soon :)

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  21. i love getting a good deal. 50% is a lot... and great items you got! alex just pointed out your cargo gloss and said, "i want that ake-up!" lol!

    hugs,
    jas

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  22. uh oh, hopefully you're not getting sick. I like the look of Cargo's products. Please do a favourite skincare review post! I'll look forward to it.

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  23. i am officially sick. but hopefully i will be better by sunday cause i have a recording session scheduled. ;/
    i used the Cargo set today and i am in love with the blush and eyeshadow duo. :)

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  24. yeah, i was surprised to see a deal like that. :)

    alex is so adorable!! makes me smile just imagining her saying those cute words.xD

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  25. thank you, Larie.;)
    we all are believers in retail therapy!

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  26. thanks! :)

    more people like nars blushes, of course. Cargo is a bit underdog in makeup world, but i personally like the color range and sheer but buildable pigmentation.
    Cargo Amalfie is my favorite color and it is a quite bright pink. check it out! :)

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  27. I've been lusting after the Cargo HD Foundation for a while, I'm not sure what's stopping me!

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  28. You bought amazing stuff! Love the lip gloss:)

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  29. thanks Lucka :)
    i am quite happy with my purchase!

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  30. oh i've heard many good thing about HD series. people say HD blushes are fab! :)
    let me know if you try the powder!

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  31. Debi ChakrabortyMarch 10, 2012

    the stuff looks truly amazing lena

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  32. thanks, Debi :)
    i just tried the skincare items as well and i like them alot.

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  33. nice haul!! hope u feel better Lena :)

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  34. aww thanks, Oreleona.
    i feel much better. ;)

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  35. Happy International Women's Day Lena! I love that butterfly clutch! How cute is that. I still haven't used my SkinCareRx gift card. Ohhhhh what to buy? HAHAHA You got some great stuff.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  36. i am happy with my purchase, Kim :)
    the skincare bundle is really a great deal and they have some sales on gift sets as well at apothica.
    you still have time. hold off until you really feel you need something. ;)

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  37. MyrtedCaldonaMarch 18, 2012

    Your pouch is definitely a beauty! :) Such a cute thing.

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  38. thanks!
    i just need to glue those butterfly wings down. lol

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