Friday, June 8, 2018

May 2018 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks

Time for a look at my beauty garbage! 



It's Skin Macaron Lip Balm in "Grape" ~ $10.67 CAN. Handy lip balm with lovely macaron design and pleasant sweet fragrances.

How adorable is this lip balm?! It's a little macaron - I personally don't love potted lip balms because I hate my nails getting goopy but this worked fine.
Repurchase: Not likely... 

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb ~ $5.94 CAN. A kiss of colour and pearlized shine perk up our world famous all natural beeswax lip balm. 

I really love the Burt's Bees lip shimmers - but the Rhubarb colour is too bright and too red for me. It's too bright for a balm for me.
Repurchase: In Fig, not in Rhubarb

Benefit Gimme Brow in "Medium/Deep" ~ full size 0.1 oz for $28. This innovative brush-on fiber gel adheres to skin & hair... creating brows where before there were none. 

This is an older product - it has since been discontinued, reformulated, recalled and re-released. I did like this formula and thought it lasted a long time for me! It was just a quick fill in for me with this.
Repurchase: Yes - I think I will try the new formula! 

Dior Diorshow Mascara ~ $36.00 CAN. A bestselling mascara, now with a conditioning formula that’s enriched with microfibers for a lash extension effect. 

I really enjoyed this mascara - I did a full review of it here with before/after pics and it made my March 2018 Favorites too! It just adds such a full lash look without looking heavy at all - nice fanned out lash effect and so pretty! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara ~ $30.00 CAN. A jet-black, vegan mascara that has a molded brush that grabs & coats even the tiniest lashes for 2700% more volume. 

I originally tried this mascara in a sample size and disliked it; but, I really liked it in full size - it made my lashes look amazing! I received this in my December Boxycharm and did a full try on and review, so you can see it in action here

Repurchase: I would consider it! 

Purlisse - Daily Lip Nourisher ~ $16.00 US. Our exclusive petroleum~free balm dry and cracked lips leaving them lush, soft, moist and youthful~looking. 

I received this in a past Boxycharm and it was good - I love this applicator and this glided on really nicely. It made the lips feel nice; but, I don't find this brand very accessible so I rarely repurchase from it.
Repurchase: Probably not... 

Skoah Lip Dip 30 ~ $8.00 CAN. A deeply hydrating lip balm with rice bran wax to protect your lips, and co-enzyme Q-10, lipoic acid  to prevent fine lines and strengthen skin on lips.

I have really like all Skoah products that I have tried, with this as the exception. It was just too hard of a balm formula - I like when they just glide on my lips without tugging. I'm picky about balms as I'm constantly using them! 
Repurchase: No 

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm ~ sample size shown (full size is $14). Flavored with Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. 

Again, I love this applicator style - I received this in past Ipsy bag and it was good. Way hydrating; but, maybe a tad on the sticky side. It was almost a borderline gloss with how shiny and sticky it was.
Repurchase: Noooo

Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation in 15 Tender Beige ~ tiny sample shown (full size is $64.00 CAN). A 24-hour, full-coverage, water-based foundation. 

Ever since Sephora discontinued my favorite foundation, I have been on the hunt for my new favroite foundation. I have heard amazing things about Dior foundations; but, they are pricey so I went to Sephora and picked up a couple samples so I could shade match well. This shade is perfect for me - I think I'm a fan of this formula.
Repurchase: Likely! 



Tarte Aquacealer Concealer - Rainforest of the Sea Collection ~ sample shown (full size is $31.00 CAN). A lightweight, 12-hour concealing serum with skin-soothing benefits that provides targeted, medium, buildable coverage. 

I used both samples in light and light medium neutral and this did not work on me at all. It weirdly crusted and creased under my eyes and just did not look good.
Repurchase: Not at all

Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer ~ sample (full size is $41.00 CAN). A weightless, medium coverage concealer that corrects, highlights, and perfects, blurring imperfections for a flawless demi-satin finish.

I only used the light shade in this sample - I thought it looked nice; but, it was a little too light coverage for me. Especially under my eyes - let's be real, my kid is up at 4:45 am every day so Mama needs a full coverage concealer under the eyes! 
Repurchase: No

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer ~ sample (full size is $47.00 CAN). A refreshing, lightweight gel moisturizer to help moisturize dry, dehydrated skin. 

I really liked this moisturizer - it was a gel type and felt really great on the skin! I am thinking this is a really great texture, especially for Summer! 
Repurchase: I would consider it 


Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ~ sample shown here (full size is $15.97 CAN). Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser is a mild, soap-free formula that cleanses without irritation.

I have liked what I've tried from Cetaphil before and this was a really gentle cleanser! Easy on the skin.
Repurchase: Maybe! 



L'Oreal Ombrelle Fragrance-Free Complete Water Repellent Lotion - SPF 30 ~ $19.97 CAN. This non-greasy and fast absorbing formula provides broad spectrum photostable protection against UVA & UVB rays.

This worked well - my husband preferred this formula more than me. It wasn't bad - I just have a few that I like better; but, I would probably still repurchase and use this.
Repurchase: Probably 

Aveeno Active Naturals Postively Radiant Make-up Removing Wipes ~ $9.98 CAN. These cleansing wipes lift away dirt, oil, and make-up, even waterproof mascara.

These makeup remover wipes worked okay- I didn't think they removed all makeup from my face when I tried them, so I did mainly use these to remove makeup swatches and they worked fine for that. 
Repurchase: Not likely... 

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub ~ $10.95 CAN. Fine castor sugar gives lips a gentle exfoliation and hydrating organic jojoba oil leaves them feeling soft, smooth and supple.

It takes a lot of work to use a lip scrub up and I really loved the Bubblegum scent and flavor of this one. The Lush lip scrubs are also my favorite lip scrub formula to use! 
Repurchase: Yes, eventually I have a few other ones to use... 

South Mane Beauty - Revitalizing Under Eye Gels ~ pack of 3 for $9.00 US. They soften and moisturize to ensure that you look rested and refreshed!

These are pink eye gel masks and they were fine - I thought they worked pretty good. I received these in a past Boxycharm and my only thought it this isn't a brand I ever see in a store and I wouldn't place an online order just for these.
Repurchase: Not likely... 



Moor Spa Cleansing Milk ~ $25.00 CAN. A mild yet effective blend of cleansing and soothing extracts including chamomile, lavender and arnica.

This was my first cleansing milk formula and I liked it when I first tried it; but, I took a break and tried a few other cleansers and when I went back to this, it wasn't my favorite cleanser. It worked well and cleansed the skin well - I think it was just the texture for me. Also, these are only available in specific Spas.

Repurchase: No

Mitchum Clinical Soft Solid x2 ~ $8.99 CAN. 

Deodorant is nothing special; but, I love the clinical strength formula and this brand is my go to. I like that it is both an antiperspirant and a deodorant. It works the best! 
Repurchase: Yes - it's my go-to

Bath and Body Works Mango Dragon Fruit Foaming Hand Soap ~ $6.50 US.

Of course, these soaps are always on some sort of sale so I never pay full price for them. This scent was great and I like the foaming formula! 
Repurchase: Yes!


Crest ProHealth Advanced Rinse ~ $7.99. 

This is the best mouthwash ever - I hate mouthwashing (is that okay to admit here?!) but this one doesn't taste quite as terrible burning as the rest! 
Repurchase: Yes 



Giovanni 2chic Frizz Be Gone Shea Butter Shampoo ~ $14.99 CAN. The Giovanni 2chic Frizz Be Gone Shea Butter & Sweet Almond Oil Shampoo is an exotic oil blend that cleanses & hydrates tresses. 

*Giovanni 2chic Frizz Be Gone Shea Butter Conditioner ~ $14.99 CAN. It reduces frizz & flyaways while taming unmanageable hair. 

I was surprised how well this shampoo and conditioner actually worked for me! This shampoo and conditioner worked really for me! I have thin, fine hair and I thought maybe this was geared more towards thicker or curly hair. But, it wasn't heavy on my hair and worked well! I did notice a difference with overall frizz and smoothness! This worked very well for me - my hair was super shiny, smooth and frizz free! 
Repurchase: Yes, I think I will! 

Herbal Essences Daily Detox Volume Dry Shampoo Crimson Orange & Mint ~ $3.98 CAN. 

This dry shampoo was just okay for me - it was super affordable, which is amazing! And it doesn't leave a white cast, which is also amazing. Buuuut, I didn't think that it worked super great. It was just okay, my hair looked cleaner but not as good as other dry shampoos.
Repurchase: Uhhh... maybe... 

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Multi-Tone Revealing Shampoo ~ samples x3 (full size is $11.99 CAN). Clarify and hydrate your brunette hair.

This was alright - I don't think it really did anything to brighten or enhance my brunette hair. Eh.
Repurchase: Not likely... 

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner ~ $7.96 CAN each. Herbal Essences Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner with bio:renew help bring hair back to life in just 21 days.

These were fine too - I only used these once; but, I liked the smell and thought they worked alright. Not my favorite results but they did the job.
Repurchase: I would use a sample again but probably not repurchase...

So, in May I used 27 beauty products - that's actually on the low end for what I have been using up! 



Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask - Brightening (Purple Broccoli) ~ $12.00 CAN. A supercharged brightening solution for dark spots and freckles.

This mask is one of my absolute favorite masks - it is soooo hydrating and brightening and the material is the best EVER! 
Repurchase: YES! 

The Face Shop Mango Moisturizing Mask Sheet ~ $? 

This is an older sheet mask - I don't think they have this particular style anymore. It fit a little weird on me; but, I liked the essence and thought it was moisturizing and hydrating! 
Repurchase: I don't think I can... 

South Mane Beauty - Revitalizing Under Eye Gels ~ pack of 3 for $9.00 US. They soften and moisturize to ensure that you look rested and refreshed!

Same as above! 

Sephora Collection Pineapple Nose Mask ~ $4.00 CAN. A pineapple bio-cellulose nose mask that perfectly hugs nose contours and tightens pores in as little as 15 minutes.

I was super excited about the idea of this mask - a bio-cellulose material that clears pores instead of nose strips that rip up skin. It fit well and I loved that it fit in to my nose contours - unfortunately, this didn't do anything for me at all. Did not affect or reduce my pores whatsoever.
Repurchase: No



The Face Shop Chia Seed Mask ~ $?

Again, this is a mask from The Face Shop that isn't available anymore - but, this one was okay. It fit a little better then the Mango Seed mask; but, I found that I the essence didn't leave my skin the softest or most hydrated. It was just okay.
Repurchase: Not available anymore! 

Lovemore Black Pearls True White Mask Sheet ~ $2.75 CAN. A brightening sheet mask enriched with Mushroom, Honeysuckle, and Fleece-flower Root extract to nourish and moisturize the skin, promoting smoothness and elasticity.

I loooove Lovemore masks - the silk material is amazing on the skin and it feels soooo good to wear! I liked this one and thought my skin looked better and felt better after using this mask! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

Cosrx Holy Moly Snail Mask ~ $4.00 CAN. Calling all snail lovers! This mask boasts a nourishing formula to restore moisture deep into the skin. 

I have done a full review of this mask here - I love anything with snails in it for restoring and deeply hydrating the skin! I really enjoyed this mask (I also love that it is lightly pink tinged!)
Repurchase: Yes, I would

South Mane Beauty - Revitalizing Under Eye Gels ~ pack of 3 for $9.00 US. They soften and moisturize to ensure that you look rested and refreshed!

Momma needed her eye masks this month... same thoughts as above! 

Sexylook Black Pearl with White Truffle Whitening Mask ~ $40.37 CAN for 10 masks. 

I know these 3D masks look weird; but, I love them - this tucks under the neck and around the ears which makes the mask adhere well to the skin and stay on. This worked well and brightened my skin! 
Repurchase: Maybe... 



Origins GinZing Peel-Off Mask to Refine and Refresh ~ $34.00 CAN (deluxe sample shown). A refreshing peel-off mask with a unique pearlized finish that instantly lifts away dull, tired skin. 

First, how fun is this metallic orange peel off mask?! I did a detailed review here if you want to check it out! This was really quick to dry down and was easy to peel off. My skin was visibly brighter and my pores smaller! Love this.
Repurchase: Yes, I will


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