Monday, July 10, 2017

June 2017 - Monthly Empties!

Time to dig through my monthly garbage from June:

The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisturizing Toner ~ $7.00. This moisturizing toner preps skin to give it a moisturized, radiant texture. Formulated with rice extract from Rice, Rice Bran Oil and Ceramide, this moisturizing toner gives skin a surge of moisture and a healthy glow.

This was okay... didn't break me out or dry out my skin, but wasn't the most amazing toner ever. I liked it.
Repurchase: I would use it again, but maybe not go out of my way to repurchase.

Su:m37 Flawless Regenerating Essence x2 ~ sample (10 samples for 2,800 Won - approx. $2.40 USD). 

This serum is a creamy texture and it made my skin feel nice, but it was a little too medicinal smelling.. 

Repurchase: Probably not 


Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum ~ $78.00 for 60 capsules. Pure. Potent. Precise. Triple the anti-aging power for visibly firmer, smoother, healthy-looking skin.

I have quite a few of these to use and this is the first one I have tried - this came with a lot of serum in it! I really liked this and it made my skin feel really good!
Repurchase: Will try more before I decide!

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strip ~ $7.97 for 8. Remove weeks (yes – weeks!) worth of pore gunk with just one strip. With natural charcoal, pore strips suck out oil and blackhead breeding impurities, leaving skin feeling fresh, clean and 3x less oily.

I got this for free in a magazine and it sucked - was absolutely terrible. It did nothing at all! 
Repurchase: No. Do. Not. Buy.

Maison Jacynthe Jacynthe's Serum (Pink Serum) ~ $50.35 for 15 ml (pictured here). Powerful all natural serum that brings together the finest ingredients for the skin (evening primrose oil, borage, buckthorn & Rosehip CO2 extracts, sandalwood, rose, natural vitamin E and rosemary oleoresin). Brings softness, tone, regeneration, elasticity, and vitality to your skin. Jocelyne is 62, she has been using it for 22 years and her skin looks healthy and youthful.

This has been rebranded a little bit since it was sent to me - you can see my full thoughts here! This was a really great serum and it worked well for my skin. It did take a bit to absorb so I only used it as a night serum, it is was too oily for day use! 
Repurchase: I would, it was good... I have a lot of serums to use first.. 


Juara Skincare Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Facial Mask ~ sample (full size is $38). Discover the the proven antioxidant power of Turmeric to detoxify, brighten and bring life to stressed, tired, dull-looking skin in one single step. A unique combination of Turmeric, Kaolin Clay and Candlenut Oil leaves skin glowing, refreshed and more refined.

This is a rinse off mask - you apply a layer of the mask to the face and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off. This mask is warming and slightly tingly (but not too tingly) and made my skin feel and look amazing! I reviewed this quite a while ago on an old Wine and Mask Wednesday that you can check out here! (my thoughts are still the same - this is amazing). 
Repurchase: Yes, I really want to!

LA Fresh Travel Lite® Makeup Remover Wipes ~ $19.99 for 50 wipes. Is your makeup ready for take-off? Make it a smooth departure. Our best selling makeup remover wipe has been featured in dozens of fashion and beauty magazines. Dissolves makeup from eyes, lips & face. Moisturizing Formula. With Vitamin E. TSA and Airport Friendly.

This was actually from a hotel that I stayed at and it was really good! I was impressed - it took off all my makeup! I think the individual packages are great for hotels/travel, but I wish there was an option for a package too to be more environmentally friendly if you want to use them at home.
Repurchase: Maybe



Caprina Body Wash Orchid Oil ~ $6.99. Caprina body wash contains fresh goat’s milk, a natural and highly effective skin moisturizer. 

Orchid Oil is a light, silky plant oil that helps increase immunity and adds extra moisturizing properties to goat’s milk. It leaves the skin clean, soft and supple. You’ll love its naturally exotic fragrance! Caprina body wash does not compromise your own skin’s natural protective barrier, and will never dry your skin.

I loved the scent of this body wash - it was good. Great, affordable body wash. If you are interested in seeing any more, you can see my past review on this here!
Repurchase: Yes 

Lush Dream Cream Body Lotion ~ $29.95. If your skin reacts to just about anything, treat it to this classic, calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile: it's gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Olive oil and cocoa butter are great for softening up dry or chapped skin, and rose oil helps to tone down redness and irritation. Do your skin a favor and treat it right with Dream Cream.

I love Lush body lotions - I have yet to encounter one that I don't like! This one has a very light, gentle smell and worked well all over! So good!
Repurchase: Yes

The Body Shop Satsuma Exfoliating Body Polish ~ $22.00. Pick up our satsuma body polish to buff away dead skin cells, leaving your skin supremely softer and refined. The exfoliating foaming gel and energizing scent adds a touch of luxury to your shower routine.

I love the Satsuma scent from The Body Shop. This was a really intense scrub and I ended up using it on my heels instead of my body - just too harsh for my skin.
Repurchase: No

Bath and Body Works Peach Bellini Deep Cleansing Hand Soap ~ $6.50. A delicious twist of juicy peach, white apricot & fresh mango.

One of my favorite Bath and Body scents - this is so good! 
Repurchase: Yes (although, I like the foaming ones better!)

Bath and Body Works Deep Sea Wonder Deep Cleansing Hand Soap ~ $6.50. 

This was a seasonal scent release and it was really good! No complaints!
Repurchase: Likely... 


Gorge I'll make you look amazing daily spray ~ sample size $6.24 for 1 oz. (full size is $24.95 US for 4 oz.) I’ll make you look amazing will smooth your hair, eliminate frizz, restore incredible shine and enhance your natural body.

Weird, this doesn't seem to be available to buy anymore. I haven't found many leave in conditioners that I like, but I really liked this for my hair! It made my hair soft and smooth! 

Repurchase: If you still can?! 

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in White On ~ $2.77. 

Who doesn't feel good about finishing a nail polish?! I use white a ton - and Sally Hansen is pretty much my go-to affordable polish! 
Repurchase: Yes, already have! 

Matrix Biolage Styling Smoothing Shine Milk ~ $19.19. Lightweight mist with features that add softening, strengthening, and conditioning. Adds glossy shine and smoothes and controls flyaways. Blue agave nectar thrives in harsh conditions by retaining moisture and nourishment.

I like hair milks for my fine hair and I really liked this one at first, but not near the end. I just found it didn't do what it was supposed to. Meh. 
Repurchase: Nope

Crest Pro-Health Advanced Extra Deep Clean Toothpaste ~ $4.96. Advance to healthier gums and stronger teeth from Day 1* with Crest Pro-Health advanced. Crest Pro-Health advanced extra deep clean toothpaste includes 8 advanced benefits that help protect areas dentist check: cavities, gingivitis, acid erosion, sensitivity, dental plaque, tartar, whitening, and fresh breath. *vs. Ordinary toothpaste with continued use. Starts fighting plaque and protecting enamel from Day 1.

I like the prohealth line, but why does toothpaste need to be $5? I mean this works well...
Repurchase: Sure, if it's on sale...

Vaseline® Intensive Care Men Repairing Moisture Fast Absorbing Body & Face Lotion ~ $6.77. Vaseline Intensive Care Men Repairing Moisture Fast Absorbing Body and Face Lotion absorbs instantly and heals dry skin. The fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula contains micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly and heals very dry skin with moisture in 5 days. Vaseline Men Body and Face Lotion is available in several varieties to meet your skin care needs.

This is my husbands favorite lotion - he bought another one as soon as this ran out, so it must be good right?!
Repurchase: Already have! 


Bath Time Box Champagne Solid Bubble Bar ~ $8.50. Break off a small piece and crumble under warm running water for a bath tub full of delicious champagne scented bubbles. 

You know, Champagne doesn't seem to be a great "scent" - this reminded me of cough syrup (and I don't think I have ever complained about a scent from anything from Bath Time Box before because it's usually so good!) This didn't bubble or dissolve well at all, but this might have been too old, you are supposed to use them sooner!
Repurchase: No

So for June I used up 18 items... I prefer to get through a little more usually, but this is only month 2 post-baby so I have been spending a little less time beautifying myself!

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