Thursday, June 1, 2017

May 2017 - Monthly Empties!

Time to check out my May garbage:

Garnier Clean Refreshing Remover Wet Cleansing Towelettes - Normal Skin ~ $10.99. Instantly removes dirt and makeup. Revitalizes skin. Peppermint and grape extracts. Oil free.

I have never found face wipes that I like until these! I ended up packing them along in my hospital bag and I used these so much! I used these for swatches, makeup, etc! 

Repurchase: Yes! 

Lush Rosy Cheeks ~ $12.95. Find the happiness you seek by cleansing cheek to cheek with this gorgeously soothing fresh mask. A simple blend of kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil delicately calms the skin and restores balance. Whether you're feeling hot and bothered or just love showering your complexion with roses, cleansing calamine and kaolin will gently remove dirt while exquisite rose oil nourishes and tones your face. Calm, matte skin, here you come!

This mask smells really good, obviously like roses but it is a nice subtle smell that is not overwhelming! This applied nice and light on the skin - it dried on the skin and was fairly easy to rinse off. I was advised by a Lush staffer that this could be a little drying on dry skin, and I found the first time it was a little drying, but made my skin feel calm and clean. So for the second use, I applied a serum first and it worked well!
Repurchase: Yes, likely! 


Lifance Hydrating Cleanser ~ full size is $28.00 (this is a sample size shown). Clean your day away with our luxurious Hydrating Cleanser and prepare your skin to increase the effectiveness of your LIFANCE beauty regimin.  This special blend of hydrating and cleansing plant botanicals sweeps away makeup and environmental debris so your skin is fresh and ready to absorb the maximum benefits of the LIFANCE Luxury Skincare Line.

This cleanser has a really great creamy almost whipped texture - it was nice and gentle when applying. It didn't foam at all, worked well and was super soft on the face to use! It also worked well for an evening cleanser and removed my extra makeup, but was gentle and non-drying for a morning cleanser as well! I really like this! 

Repurchase: Likely! 

Lush Gorgeous Moisturizer ~ sample (full size is $87.95). Skincare doesn’t get any better than Gorgeous. This light and gentle moisturizer is perfect for every skin type thanks to a blend of soothing ingredients like orange blossom honey, extra virgin olive and wheatgerm oils to leave your skin feeling soft and matte. Made fresh in small batches, it also contains fresh pineapple, lemon and orange juices to help cleanse while it moisturizes. Its legion of fans will sure be the first to tell you how much their skin has improved since they started using Gorgeous...care to join them?

This sample size came in a past Mother's Day box - I liked it. I thought it made my skin look and feel good, but I wanted to try a little bit more before deciding whether or not I really like it because it's quite expensive! 
Repurchase: Maybe...

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment ~ sample size (full size is $24.00 to $79.00). A skincare mask designed to visibly clear the complexion. 

My skin was dying for any acne treatment - it was breaking out so bad this month! I thought this went on really well, smelled good, was quick to use, and worked well on my skin! 
Repurchase: Yes, would like to try this again! 

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ~ sample size (full size is $20.00 to $47.00). A bestselling, do-it-all cleanser for all skin types that instantly removes makeup and dirt without drying the skin.

Love this cleanser! This sample lasted a couple of times and it works so well! It is nice and gentle, removed makeup, smelled good, and worked really well! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

Tosowoong Syn-ake Whitening Mist ~ full size $20. Refresh your skin and spirits with this complexion reviving mist. The Tosowoong Syn-ake skin care series is formulated with syn-ake complex - a kind of peptide carrying similar constituents to snake venom - EGF, galactomyces ferments, and bifida ferments. This all-natural instantly alleviates sensitive, simulated skin and rejuvenates and strengthens dry, dulled skin. 

I got this mist in a past Memebox - this was okay. It wasn't my favorite mist. I found that it wasn't nearly as moisturizing or refreshing as some of the other mists that I have tried. Also, didn't notice a huge improvement to my skin from using this.
Repurchase: No



Soap & Glory The Scrub of Your Life Smoothing Body Scrub ~ $16.00. It’s thick, it’s foamy, it’s fantastically fresh, it’s satisfyingly stuffed with just the right ratio of scrubbing beads. Scented with our Original Pink™ fragrance.

I feel like this scrub lasted forever! It was a really coarse scrub so it worked well on my body and smelled good. It was actually almost too coarse for my liking, but that it just personal preference and it is a good scrub.
Repurchase: Not likely

Lush Chocolate Easter Egg Soap ~ $5.95. Cuckoo for cocoa? We feel you. Get your chocolate fix in the shower or bath when you suds up with this uplifting lemon, grapefruit and vanilla bar that's made with cocoa butter for extra luscious lather. Good luck hiding this perfumed soap from your friends and family: its sweet, citrusy scent is all too easy to sniff out.

This soap smells sooo amazing - like a delicious chocolate bar! This was limited edition and was in their easter collection. This was soft and went on the skin so well - I really enjoyed this! I want all soap I use to smell like chocolate!

Repurchase: Yes next time it's released! 

Acure Organics Quick Fix Correcting Balm ~ $15.99 US. This certified organic balm works wonders around the mouth and eyes. With organic argan and borage oils to soothe and calm this all-in-one balm can be used for: cuticles, chapped hands, crow’s feet and your feet.

I have reviewed this mask on a past Skincare Sunday post - you can check it out here! I actually wasn't sure what to think of this balm at first, but it ended up in my March Monthly Favorites! I have used it on my dry spots and stretch marks - 
it absorbs quickly and works well! 
Repurchase: Maybe! (I'm trying another balm that may be better!)

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil ~ $13.00 for 10ml. Having a zitty day? Our tea tree oil can be used as a spot treatment to help with blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, acne and blemishes. Renowned for its powerful, purifying, antibacterial properties, our natural, organic tea tree essential oil has even more benefits than you think.

I have been using this as a spot treatment and it lasted a long time as you only need a little bit! I try not to use this too often as it can be a little harsh on the skin if I apply too much! But it clears up blemishes really fast!
Repurchase: Yes



Bausch + Lomb Sensitive Eyes Multi-purpose Solution ~ $10.99. Sensitive eyes multi-purpose solution cleans, rinses and disinfects soft contact lenses. contact lens solution for your sensitive eyes.


Not a very exciting product - I wear contacts and this is the only contact solution I use.
Repurchase: Yes, already did


Crest 3D White Radiant Mint Whitening Toothpaste ~ $6.49. Brighten your smile with Crest 3D White Radiant Mint Whitening Toothpaste.  It whitens  your teeth by  removing  up to 80% of surface stains and protects against future stains.  3D White fluoride toothpaste  also strengthens your tooth enamel and helps protect against cavities.

Toothpaste - not exciting. I'm not picky about what we use, usually some type of whitening type! 
Repurchase: Sure if it's on sale when I go shopping

Sally Hansen Fast & Gentle Nail Polish Remover ~ $4.00. 

I hated this - the opening at the top is all wide open - I prefer a cover with a little opening to control how much can come out (does that make sense). This worked fine other than that.
Repurchase: Only if I have to


The Creme Shop Calm Down, Skin! Kitty Face Mask ~ $4.00 each on website ($6.99 for 3 at Winners). Refresh with a cat nap and a cat mask. Infused with pink grapefruit, this calico cat is rich in lycopene to heal inflammation and sun damage.

This is a toss (there is 2 masks left in the box) - this mask was terrible! You can read my Mask Wednesday post here to see how bad it was. 
Repurchase: Never 

For May I only used up 15 items - I have been doing way better on my empties in past months, but I guess this is my 1st month post baby so I have been using way less products than normal! 

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