US hauls & freebies (and mini review on Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner)

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I should've posted this a few weeks ago but I've been very disorganized lately, so I'm sorry for that. I've been bad with my blogging schedule and I can't help it ;p
So anyway back in December my mother in law just got back from visiting my brother in law & his wife in US who just had their baby. I asked my MIL if she can help bring me some stuffs back to Jakarta if I buy some items online and have it shipped to my bro in law's address, and she agreed. And when my MIL came back to Jakarta just before Christmas she brought me my stuffs PLUS a little bit of something else :

My freebies & hauls

Aside from my purchases, my MIL also brought me some little gifts. My MIL was staying there for a month so I had a chance to buy some stuffs to be delivered to my brother in law's address to cut the shipping cost, and then have my MIL brought them here. I had some extra dollars in my paypal that I can use for my shopping but at first I didn't know what to buy, and only at the last minute I decided to buy something from I've shopped at before and shipped it to my bro in law's address and have him brought the items for me the last time he went back to Jakarta. So I had good experience with before and decided to purchased from them again for my last minute shopping. I also checked out which is a part of, and after some quick browsing I decided to get these:

 Left to right: Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner, Red Flower Indian Jasmine Moisturizing Body Lotion, Too Faced Beauty Insurance Kit, Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser.

I have been reading about how good this Thayers Witch Hazel Toner for oily or combination skin, I've read it in make up alley, in some beauty blogs and youtube beauty gurus, and I'm always curious about it. Since they comes in big bottle so there's no way I would buy it online and have it shipped here because I'm afraid whether the overseas shipping would be safe enough for a big bottle full of liquid, and because it contains fluid so I'm not sure too whether I would get trouble with shipping a big liquid bottle via the usual postal shipment. So when I was browsing I thought it was the right time to buy it because my MIL can bring it inside her luggage.
Witch Hazel has been known for their many benefit for the skin, it helps to clear out some impurities on the skin surface and it also helps to tighten pores and smooths skin as well. And unlike most of the other brands, Thayers version has un-distilled witch hazel which means more beneficial natural tannins which is great for our skin! This toner also has certified aloe vera formula and added Vitamin E to help smooth and beautify skin without drying. The Vitamin E itself has a moisturizing function.

SHORT REVIEW: After using it for several weeks, I guess I like this toner because it doesnt dry my skin and it leaves my skin moist because of the moisturizing factor in it. I also think it helps freshen my face and it also helps with the problem of uneven skin tone on my face. I really hope this toner would help clear out my face in the long run. So far, all I can say is this toner really suits my combination skin.

Next is the Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser. I was in need of a new facial wash that month and decided to get this instead because it is something that I have tried before and loved it. And from my past experience I know that this cleanser is great for my combination skin:
I know you can get Neutrogena in special store here in Jakarta, but they usually always ran out of the oily version. Every time i checked a store they always said the oily skin version are out of stock! So I guess it's time for me to buy this while I can. I remember I loved how my skin feels after I washed it with this cleanser. It feels fresh, clean, and it gets rid of oil on my face and helps keep it at bay. It didn't leave any residue feeling, just a smoother clean skin. I also recommends this if you have oily or combination skin like me.

And then to be able to get free shipping, I also bought this Too Faced Beauty Insurance Kit (although I didn't know that it would be sooo small, LOL) ;p. This Too Faced Beauty Insurance Kit consists of their three best seller primers which are: Primed & Poreless Face Primer, Lip Insurance Lip Primer, and Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer :
I've been eyeing for the most raved eyeshadow primer which are the Urban Decay Primer Potion and this Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer. Both are quite pricey so I decided to try some samples. When I browse Too Faced Shadow Insurance on I found this mini pack instead, so I thought why not? I got to try three different primers and the mini tubes are just perfect for my daily makeup bag which I always carry in my handbag.
I actually haven't tried any of the primers because lately I always runs out of time every time I'm getting ready to go out, and I didn't have enough time to put on everything so it's always been a "quick easy makeup of BB Cream + Powder + Mascara + Lipstick" nowadays..

The last thing I got from my purchase is the booklet and this Red Flower's Indian Jasmine Moisturizing Body Lotion sachet sample which is an extra free bonus from my purchase above. (NOTE: You can choose which samples you want at their website) :
Haven't tried this one too. I'm saving it for special occasion ;)

And that was my & purchases. But then I also received a little bit of something else from my MIL. Aside from all the stack of chocolates and yummy snacks she bring for us she also bought me a few jewelries (four earrings and a sparkly ring) and two pieces of Bath & Body Works Anti Bacterial Hand Gel :

the jewelries:

And the Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels:
in Warm Vanilla Sugar
This one has a detachable pocket that can be attached to your bag
And Mistletoe Kiss. 
This one is not included in the big picture above (see first pic) because I received this a few days after I took the photo.

And last but not least, my brother in law and his wife also bought me a Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Pouch Set as a gift! It consists of Pure Seduction Daily Body Wash, Hydrating Body Lotion, and Fragrance Mist plus a really pretty sparkly fuchsia pouch with bows on either side, so cute!
Love the fuchsia pouch!

I have always used Victoria's Secret Fragrance Mist as body splash, I use it after every shower. And I have quite a few of them in different scents. For me, I prefer the old Pure Seduction. I think they renew the Pure Seduction because I still have the old bottle of Pure Seduction fragrance mist and the scent is slightly different than the one from the pouch set. But I love the body lotion though ;)

To read all of my "Hauls & Freebies" posts, just click here and keep scrolling down on that page. 

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6 thoughts & comments


  2. that is one big haul :P

    hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration!

    Check out the unique hand tailored apron I am giving away

  3. I swear by Thayer's Witch Hazel toner!

  4. Hi sis, salam kenal from

    I love Neutrogena Deep Cleansing Foam. Do they sell here in Indonesia?


  5. Nice review. I follow your blog too :D

  6. Witch hazel is awesome! I'm surprised how well it works compared to its more expensive counterparts. Great haul!


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