Monday, 12 May 2014

iHerb Haul | Bath Salt Frenzy

These are two iHerb orders.  In both orders I picked up items for my family and friends as gifts, and taking that as an excuse I bought myself quite a lot of stuff.  The first picture is a rather 'sensible' one, read till the end to see the 'frenzy'.  Oh, and there's one or two pieces that is maternity related.  For a more detail story on the pregnancy, read this post.

Body - Hair - Candles

EARTH SCIENCE Deep Conditioning Masque for Hair, Olive & Avocado, 6 oz (170 g)
Perhaps because that week this brand was on special 20% off?

MANE 'N TAIL Herbal Gro Conditioner, 12 fl oz (355 ml) $4.11
MANE 'N TAIL Herbal-Gro, Natural Conditioner For Hair & Scalp,
5.5 oz (156 g) $4.08
I own and like their shampoo, however, it doesn't feel complete without using the matching conditioner, so I went ahead and got the conditioner (s) to use in conjunction.
Link! & Link!

MRS. MEYERS CLEAN DAY Liquid Hand Soap, Basil Scent, 12.5 fl oz (370 ml)
We have the Honeysuckle scent by the kitchen sink and it smells divine.  The bathroom hand soap needs to be replaced soon so I pick up another scent to try.

AARON INDUSTRIES Epsom Salt, 1 lb (453 g) $3.95
One of the best bath products I've ever tried.  No smell, but relieve tiredness like nothing else.  It isn't cheap to buy this through iHerb but this is the only way I know to get my hands on this stuff.  It is amazing.

AROMA NATURALS Soy VegePure, 100% Natural Soy Pillar Candle, Meditation, Patchouli & Frankincense, 8.8 oz (260 g) $13.20
Because I said I will throw one of these in every order I make, if I remember.  Here it came.  Probably my favourite candle scent ever.

SIERRA BEES Organic Mint Burst Lip Balm
SIERRA BEES Organic Pomegranate Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E, .15 oz (4.25 g) $0.85
HURRAW! BALM Night Treatment Balm, Blue Chamomile Vanilla, .15 oz (4.3 g)
HURRAW! BALM Pitta Lip Balm, Coconut Mint Lemongrass, .15 oz (4.3 g) $3.82

I ordered a bunch of lip balms as gifts to my girlfriends and these are the leftovers after they chose their flavours.  The Hurraw! Night Treatment has an interesting blend of vanilla and it does make my dry lips way better in the morning after I apply this.
Link! & Link! & Link! & Link!

IHERB Shower Cap 
Free gift.  iHerb always throw in one random little gift with every order.  This thing is funny, and possibly useful next time I have a bath. ;)

Make Up

PHYSICIAN'S FORMULA Powder Palette, Mineral Glow Pearls, Translucent Pearl, 0.28 oz (8 g) $13.39
Because it looks promising as a stunning highlighter.  Gosh, this week it's their turn in doing 20% off!

E.L.F. COSMETICS Single Eyeshadow, Pebble, 0.097 oz (2.75 g) $3.00
E.L.F. COSMETICS Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow, Toast, 0.11 oz (3.0 g) $3.00
E.L.F. COSMETICS Pigment Eyeshadow, Naturally Nude, 0.05 oz (1.5 g) $3.00
E.L.F. COSMETICS Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow, Beauty Queen, 0.11 oz (3 g) $3.00
I realise I have never tried out all four of these formulae so in each formula I pick one shade to test.  It is really convenient now that we can buy almost the whole range of ELF on iHerb freely without having to pay the rather ridiculous mark up some of the local small retailers are charging for!
Link! & Link! & Link! & Link!

E.L.F. COSMETICS Mineral Booster, Shimmer, 0.17 oz (4.8 g) $5.00
E.L.F. COSMETICS Mineral Booster, Sheer, 0.63 oz (17.85 g) $8.00
As with the Pebble Eyeshadow above, I remember BeautyBroadcast gave positive review on these Mineral Boosters.  It could be my imagination though.  Anyway, for their prices, and the fact that powders can last quite a while, I ordered them.
Link! & Link!


LUNDBERG Traditional Italian Risotto, Creamy Parmesan, 5.5 oz (155 g) $2.70
LUNDBERG Traditional Italian Risotto ,Porcini Mushroom, 5.9 oz (167 g) $3.17
Impluse purchases.  I have always loved risotto so when I saw these, I wanted to taste them.
Link! & Link!

EARTH'S BOUNTY Oxy-Cleanse, Oxygen Colon Conditioner, 75 Capsules $15.90
Didn't try this, won't be trying it any soon... Bought it because who doesn't want to do some internal cleansing?

FUNGUSAMONGUS Organic Mushroom Medley, 1 oz (28 g) $4.70
FUNGUSAMONGUS Organic Porcini, 1 oz (28 g) $4.88
DROGHERIA & ALIMENTARI Porcini Mushrooms & Truffle Flavor Infused Oil, 2.7 fl oz (80 ml) $2.64
Impulse purchases, again.  Maybe one day I will master Italian Porcini dishes.  Maybe.
Link! & Link! (the oil is discontinued)

ST. DALFOUR Organic, Golden Mango Green Tea, 25 Tea Bags, 1.75 oz (50 g) $3.32
ST. DALFOUR Organic, Strawberry Tea, 25 Tea Bags, 1.75 oz (50 g) $3.32
Everyone around me who tasted this Mango Green Tea gave it a thumb-up.  Got a box of the Strawberry to try having a feeling it won't be too weird.  There was also a cup, not pictured because I put it in use already.

The 2nd Order

REAL TECHNIQUES Your Eyes/Enhanced, Shading Brush $6.00
I saw really good review of this Shading Brush on instagram, so I figure I will give this a try.  Most RT brushes I own are great quality for their prices and actually in daily rotation, not idle and unloved.

AURA CACIA Baby, Organic Calming Milk & Oat Bath, 1.75 oz (49.6 g) $2.37
Just for adventurous experimenting purpose.  First time getting anything from Aura Cacia.

NOW FOODS Organic Essential Oils, Tea Tree, 1 fl oz (30 ml) $9.93
They also do a cheaper 'in-organic' version of tea tree oil, but for the insignificant (price) difference, I figure I should treat myself better and go organic.  :P

Another random free gift. XD

AARON INDUSTRIES Epsom Salt, 1 lb (453 g) $3.95
The first order you see above, containing only one box of this Epsom Salt, was placed after I first bathed in this salt.  After the second bath, and writing up the Empties post, I couldn't control myself and went for 5 more boxes.  It is literally that good and causes such a frenzy in me.

SOLGAR Folic Acid, 400 mcg, 250 Tablets $10.71
I am currently on 800 mg folic acid.  I'm now taking multi-vitamins per my OG advice, so this will probably be consumed after I am done with those multi.

NORDIC NATURALS Prenatal DHA, 500 mg, 90 Soft Gels $24.61
My mum's doctor advised her to take Omega 3 from this brand, so I followed (roughly) and got myself some DHA.

PALMER'S Botanicals, Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks, 4.4 oz (125 g)$9.78
I am enjoying their body oil all over my body, mainly legs and torso.  While my body stretches over the future months it seems right to get something more specific.  I have tried this for a few times, and it is becoming an 'unfavourite'... Can someone tell me why are there tiny wax beads that aren't dissolved in the balm, and won't melt on my skin?  Did I get a bad jar, or is this such designed?

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While I'm typing this out, I have another haul arrived.  Looks like I'm really weak when it comes to iHerb orders...

If you're new to iHerb, and consider making a purchase; For your first order, use code JBF362 to get $5 to $10 off your order depending on the size of your order.  I do get a few cents of rebate, so use it at your own discretion.

Beautiful wishes,
Lazy silly Jacq :")


  1. Have you eaten the risottos? How are they?

    1. @Bijin,
      Cooked the Porcini Mushroom risotto last night and it was nice. Super easy to make and tastes good enough for Mr A (we're not super picky). Definitely give it a try!

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the Physicians Formula sale. I really like their products :) will be placing an order soon!

    1. @Chrissie,
      (curious) what did you get? :D

  3. What's the benefit of using Epsom Salt?

    1. @winsome,
      I only use it as a bath salt to relax - relax muscle, cramp, tiredness, stress... I believe there are multiple alternative uses and benefits too. ;)



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