Sunday, May 1, 2016

April 2016 - Monthly Empties + Tosses

Is it weird that I look forward to my monthly garbage posts?! Here is a look I what I used up this month (there is a few tosses in here too...):
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Barefoot Venus Lemon Freckle Hand Cream ~ full size 2 oz for $5.75. Nourishing hand lotion that heals, softens and smooths. Nature’s skin smoothers including; shea butter and olive fruit oil, wrap you in softness as the feel good fragrance boosts your spirits and motivates your mood.

I absolutely love this hand lotion - I received it in a special Topbox. It was on a past monthly favorites post! This lotion is nice and thick, perfect for how chapped my hands can get in Alberta's cold weather! I really like all the Barefoot Venus lotions, but the lemon scents is one of my favorites! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

Lovely Lotion - Birthday Cake ~ $8. A light, non-greasy lotion that glides on and leaves no greasy residue.

I bought this in a past Bath Time Box haul - I love this lotion! The lovely lotion is the perfect weight and feels so soft and amazing on the skin! Plus, I love the birthday cake scent - it is sweet but not too strong! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

Lush Celebrate Hand And Body Lotion ~ $6.74 for 45g (full size is 220g for $32.95). 'Tis the season for celebrations! Celebrate is a rich, creamy lotion that deeply hydrates and softens skin with almond oil and cocoa butter, keeping winter skin in tip-top condition. And that intoxicating scent? It's a gorgeous blend of orange flower, lime, benzoin and cognac oil that comes together as a delicate champagne fragrance that lingers for hours. Indulge in this decadent cream before going out for the night or after a relaxing bath with our Golden Wonder Bath Bomb.

I also love Lush's lotions - this wasn't one of my favorite scents at first, but I ended up really loving the refreshing orange scent! It made my skin feel nice and moisturized! 
Repurchase: Probably

Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask ~ $7.95. Few things are more soothing than a big bowl of banana porridge, all sweet and squishy. Did you know the same is true for your skin? Sensitive, dry or irritated faces love Oatifix for its calming oats, softening mashed banana and ground almonds to slough away flaky skin. Keep in mind that dry skin doesn’t just occur in the winter! The sun can be equally harsh, as UV rays penetrate the dermis and heat can leave you feeling tight and dry. Use Oatifix year-round on sensitive, dry skin in need of nourishment to keep it flexible and soft.

I have completed a full review on this mask - you can see it here. This mask smells so good - seriously like cookie dough! This was good, a little thicker than the other masks I have tried, but overall I was happy with it! Made my skin feel good! 
Repurchase: Yes

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Enprani Premiercell Skin Softener ~ sample size 50 ml for $18.30 CDN (full size is 150 ml for $54.90 CDN). Recapture your youthful skin with this generously sized miniature of the Enprani Premiercell Skin Softener from Enprani's anti-oxidation and anti-aging Premiercell line. This softener (toner) is ideal for those needing wrinkle care, moisturization, and elasticity. 

This is actually a toss, although I used most of it. I have tried this in and out a few times, and I swear every time I use this, my skin breaks out. I shit you not, I would wait, try again, and boom new pimple. So no more. Blah. Maybe this would work for you but my skin hates it.

Repurchase: No

Enprani Premiercell Emulsion ~ sample size 50 ml for $22.65 CDN (full size is 130 ml for $58.90). Hydrate and nourish your face with this generously sized miniature of the Enprani Premiercell Emulsion also from Enprani's anti-oxidation and anti-aging Premiercell line. This emulsion is great for the transition into the colder autumn weather.

I got these both in past Mishiboxes and was excited to try them, but this was the same as the toner, every time it touched my face I would break out - and honestly this was over months, I kept retrying - I hate tossing items without finishing them.
Repurchase: No

Belif Classic Essence Increment ~ 10ml for 3500 won ($3.92). Classic essence Increment is belif's answer to a fundamental question of why essence was created in the first place. Belif believes the primary role of cosmetics is skin hydration, providing nutrition and suppleness to the skin. For this, belif applied a nutrition complex, made of nutritious herbs, for the first time to its classic essence increment along with two other original and moisture formulas.

I usually just buy a few of belif's sample sized products - I was actually quite happy with this essence and thought it was nice and light, but added a deep level of moisture to my skin! 
Repurchase: Most likely! 

A'Pieu NonCo Tea Tree Emulsion ~ $7.99. This emulsion provides plentiful moisture for your skin and the tea tree oil may reduce redness and acne!

I wasn't sure I liked this emulsion at first, but after a couple of weeks it really grew on me. This was a nice thin pre-moisturizer (or moisturizer for someone with oiler skin) I thought this worked well on my skin and I liked the tea tree aspect to help calm my skin! 
Repurchase: Yes 

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A'Pieu NonCo Tea Tree Spot Patch ~ $6.99. Containing pure herbal extracts from nature, NonCo series makes your skin clear and healthy while preventing skin problems. 

These were not as good as the other patches I have tried - I found that they did not adhere to my skin well and almost always were loose and had to be replaced or they fell off. 
Repurchase: No

Clean Face Anti-Imperfections Patches ~ $2. These practical patches reduce the appearance of pimples as soon as they occur. Gentle on skin, they are easy to apply at any moment to fight against unexpected breakouts!

I really like the patches from The Face Shop - they come in 2 different sizes in the pack and apply well to the face! They also work really well and overnight my spots have been very reduced! 
Repurchase: YES, with backups! 

Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch ~ 24 patches for $4.42. Acne Pimple Master Patch heals acne, blemishes and prevents future breakouts quickly. Hydrocolloid patch prevent secondary infections and absorbs exudate to encourage wound repair process more faster.

Okay, don't judge me for going through 3 packs of pimple patches this month - some were open before, but I am having a really rough skincare month! Anyways I love theses and they have been featured in a favorites post before! These have a couple of different sizes and have lots in the pack so they last for quite a while! They also work really quickly!
Repurchase: Yes!

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Joe Fresh Cotton Pads ~ $2.00. 

These are good - I usually just pick up this type at Superstore when I grocery shop as they work well. 
Repurchase: Yes

Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion ~ sample (full size is $29.00). This revolutionary paraben-free formula features space-age polymer technology that fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping your lids for all-day shadow. Once you’ve tried it, you'll never want to live without it. Our anti-aging Potion also measurably improves the signs of aging over time. High-tech ingredients fight wrinkles and improve tone and texture, while optical blurring pigments create a subtle, soft-focus effect that instantly wakes up tired eyes and minimizes the appearance of redness, crepiness and other imperfections. 

I'm not sure I'm in need of anti-aging specific primer, but I have a bunch of these samples to try. This was fine, the color was nude so that worked well on my lids - this was good, but nothing super special.
Repurchase: Mmm.. probably not.. 

Mitchum Clinical Soft Solid ~ $8.99. Mitchum's most advanced formula for odor and wetness protection.

Deoderant is nothing special - but this is my go to. I like that it is both an antiperspirant and a deoderant. It works the best! 

Repurchase: Already have! 

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Twilight Bar ~ $7.50. Specially desgined to be reminiscent of evening skies, this handcrafted soap featured Olive, Coconut, Palm, and Almond Oils as well as our favorite butter - mango butter. The gentle fragrance makes us think of those romantic evening under the stars. Be sure to keep your soaps on a well drained tray to prolong life. 

I always rave about how awesome Bath Time Box soaps are - they are by far my favorite and I have pretty much replaced all soap in the house for them (with the exception of a few!) This scent was personally a little deeper than I normally like, but it was still great!
Repurchase: Bath Time Box soap yes, but maybe not this scent...

Proper Soap Elderflower ~ $1. Hefty, oversized, a substantial, solid cake of cleanliness that soaps up rich and creamy. Proper soap lathers into a generous, silky lather that glides over your skin and leaving behind only the pure, natural moisturizing prowess of Shea butter and olive oil, and a whisper of light, clean fragrance. 

I received this in a past Mission Cute box and this is just a little sample size soap. It was okay, but I actually found the scent pretty strong and floral - not my favorite.
Repurchase: No

St. Ives Smoothing Apricot Body Wash ~ $5.49. Reveal the radiance of fresh, vital skin with St. Ives® Smoothing Apricot Exfoliating Body Wash. Containing 100% naturally sourced exfoliant and apricot extracts, this formula exfoliates away dull, dry skin as it cleans.

So mine must be a little old because now this is smoothing apricot, and this one is exfoliating apricot. I love this body wash - it smells so good and has just the right amount of scrub in it!
Repurchase: Yes

Chi Air Straightening Iron - 1inch - Black ~ $104.99. CHI AIR STYLE SERIES Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron utilizes the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared which reduce static electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an unparalleled shine. The Style Series Hairstyling iron is ideal for all your hairstyle needs. Now you can straighten, smooth, curl, wave, spiral, flip and bend. Just use your imagination and create your own personal flair.

This was a sad day when my hair straightener died - this was so sad. But, this has lasted for years so I am happy with that. This is a great straightener and my hair loved it! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

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Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar ~ $11.95. When life is getting you down, crumble The Comforter under hot, running water for passionately purple water and creamy, comforting bubbles. This massive slice of vibrant fruitiness gives you the feeling of being enveloped in a warm hug and gently consoled by the friendly fruity aroma of a blackcurrant candy. It was created to bring a real sense of comfort to people, just like a real comforter would. Snuggle in, and stay undercover until you’re ready to face the world once again. Even better, each bar creates two baths of fruity comfort.

This suggests to make it in to 2 baths, but I was in need of a super bubbly relaxing bath so I just used it in 1 bath! This smells super great and lasted for a long time!
Repurchase: Yes, likely! 

This month I only used 19 products - I feel like this is way less than what I normally use up! I think I really loved most of the products I used this month, with only a few misses! 


  1. Please do a blog post on must have lush items! I dont know where to start but i want to tey the brand out!

    1. great idea thanks! I will try and put a post together like this!