Tuesday, July 10, 2018

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Time for a look at my beauty garbage:

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ~ $45.00 CAN. A makeup primer that assists with balancing the skin's texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear. 

This was a pretty good primer - I thought it worked well to smooth out pores and make foundation application easier. This actually made my favorite products back in Feb. 2016 and I still like it. This bottle still has a bit in it, but it's getting old and I found it wasn't applying to my skin the same way so time to get rid of it! 
Repurchase: Yes, eventually... 
Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara ~ sample shown (full size is $30.00 CAN). A failsafe mascara that delivers a lengthening, perfectly fanned-out look with extreme volume for longer, thicker-looking lashes.

I wasn't a fan of this mascara - I thought the wand was too pokey and it make my lashes look too spidery instead of perfectly volumized and thick. 
Repurchase: No! 

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara ~ sample shown (full size is $30.00 CAN). A lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara.

I am fan of this mascara - I think it provides a good amount of volume and makes the lashes look nice and thick! Exactly what I'm looking for in a mascara formula actually!
Repurchase: Yes, I would. 

Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation ~ $38.00. For the comfort of dry skin, this formula contains hyaluronic acid for 24h continuous hydration and offers light to medium coverage and a velvety skin finish.

I like this foundation on good skin days and not on a super hot day. On a normal day, it was light coverage and had a beautiful finish; but, as we started getting in to warmer weather, it just didn't hold up all day. But, would be a good Fall foundation formula. 
Repurchase: Maybe! 

Lip Smacker Lip Café Caramel Frappe Lip Balm ~ $3.95 US. The dome-shaped lip balm delivers the sweet taste of a caramel frappe while providing extended hydration to your lips.

I like the Lip Smacker formula and these little frappe balms are so cute and smell great. 
Repurchase: Perhaps, I have lots of other kinds to try first.

NYX HD Finishing Powder in "Banana" ~ $12.00 CAN. A lightweight translucent finishing powder that helps soften the appearance of fine lines and pores.

This is my actual holy grail finishing powder - it is a banana powder but it's not too dark to use on light skin tones too. I know this calls itself a finishing powder but I use it as a setting powder too. I will use a damp beauty blender after foundation and concealer application and swirl it around the powder and pat on to gently set my under eye, then I will just lightly dust it all over the rest of my face. This is my must have - most repurchased powder ever. (It made my favorite back in May 2016 and I still use it all the time!)
Repurchase: YES! (I can't believe I haven't yet, I usually have a backup before I run out!)

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Sephora Collection - Eye Makeup Remover Wipes ~ sample.

Sephora Collection keeps rebranding so this isn't available anymore; but, it wasn't very good anyways so I wouldn't have recommended it. 
Repurchase: No

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ~ sample size x 2 (full size is $20.00 to $52.00). 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! 

Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula ~ sample (full size is $39.00 - $79.00). A cleansing oil with an advanced formula that removes waterproof makeup. 

I thought this was a good oil cleanser - it removed everything off my face and worked well. I didn't test it on waterproof mascara as I always remove that with micellar water; but, this did clear the remnants of that up.
Repurchase: Maybe...

Clinique Pep-Start Cleansing Swipes Pop-Ups ~ 1 pod (full size 9 pods for $14.00). A pack of refreshing wipes that remove surface dirt and oil while gently exfoliating for skin that’s softer and smoother.

Okay, how neat is this packaging?! I love that you just pop it down and up comes a wipe! I mean - it's a little wasteful so please recycle the plastic; but, it is really convenient! This would be great just to have 1 in your purse for on the go. I did think the wipe worked well - I prefer wipes to be a touch wetter just to feel like it really cleansed my skin, but it did work.
Repurchase: Probably here and there if I needed 1 for on the go, but not all the time!  

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser ~ sample.

This specific cleanser doesn't seem to be available anymore - this worked super well. I liked the results; my skin felt very clean! 
Repurchase: Doesn't look like I can! 

Acure Sensitive Facial Cleanser ~ sample. 

This cleanser has been discontinued as well - it was pretty good and gentle on the skin.
Repurchase: No can do

Tonymoly Magic Food Banana Cream Foam Cleanser ~ $18.96 CAN. The moist Banana Cream Bubble Foam Cleanser with banana and honey delivers gloss-full nutrition. 

This banana cleanser smells amazing! It had a good foam and cleansed the skin well. 
Repurchase: I would consider it 

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

North American Hemp Co. Soak It Up Moisturizing Conditioner ~ sample (full size is $10.49 CAN). Soak It Up Conditioner restores your dry brittle hair to silky smoothness with Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, chamomile extracts and thermal algae.

This was okay - the smell of the hemp products just doesn't do it for me. It's too musky and I didn't like the scent of it in my hair.
Repurchase: No

Lifance Triple Whipped Body Butter in "White Tea and Ginger" ~ $28.00 for 8 oz. Our Whipped Body Butter is the perfect moisturizer for dry skin. No Fillers...just full of the good stuff, Cocoa, Shea, Apricot and Grapeseed Oils.

This was just an okay whipped body butter for me - this melted in to pure oil on the skin and created a thick oil on my body. It was hard to absorb and there was no way you could use it during the day. At night, it was very moisturizing. This was a good scent though. 
Repurchase: No

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo ~ $7.47 CAN. Hair looks clean and fresh with added body and texture. No water required!

I know lots of people rave about Batiste; but, this certainly wasn't my most amazing dry shampoo. It had too much of a white cast for me and it worked okay, just not as great as some others.
Repurchase: Not likely... 

Q-Tips Cotton Swaps ~ $2.37 for 170 and $3.97 for 500. 

Q-tips are a must have - the small stays in my beauty room mainly for nail clean ups and the bigger pack stays in my room. 
Repurchase: Yes 

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Lucayan Skincare Coconut Soap ~ $12.00. 

This brand is made in the Turks and Caicos was a good soap - really gentle on the skin and smelled great! 
Repurchase: Yes, I will plan a trip back to Turks and Caicos (one day...)

Lush Over and Over Bath Bomb ~ $8.95 CAN. This energizing bomb with a creamy cocoa butter coating rocks and rolls around the tub, leaving behind a vibrant trail of pink, orange and gold colored streams.

This bomb smelled so good and was bright and fun to use in the bath! I usually prefer more relaxing scents; but, this was a great way to mix it up! 
Repurchase: Probably

So in June, I used up 21 products - it honestly felt like I hardly used anything up this month! I have been averaging more products than this most months, but I don't want to rush things just too finish and I still think 21 products is pretty good! 

And, here is a look at the Masks I used up this month:

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Lovemore Bitter Gourd Purifying Mask Sheet ~ $20.99 for 5 masks. 

I'm a big fan of the Lovemore silk mask texture - it feels amazing on the skin and adheres really well. This lasted about 20 minutes and left my skin clean and refreshed. 
Repurchase: Yes, I will restock on Lovemore masks soon! 

Skinfood Freshmade Watermelon Mask ~ $16.88 CAN/$13.00 US. SKINFOOD'S Freshmade Watermelon Mask is a wash off gel mask that instantly soothes and hydrates complexion, leaving a fresh, subtle watermelon scent. 

I just reviewed this mask on a Mask Wednesday post, you can check out the detailed review here! This easily rinsed off and smelled amazing! Long story short, I really really like this mask! 
Repurchase: I have lots to finish still! 

Fruits and Passion Face Mask - Aloe ~ $3.00 CAN. Enriched with aloe extract known for its hydrating and soothing properties.

This mask was fine - it was soothing on the skin. The fit wasn't amazing and it wasn't anything life changing; but, my skin felt good after using this.
Repurchase: Not likely... 

SNP Cat Wrinkle Face Art Mask Sheet ~ $2.50 US - $5.00 US (depending on which website). Cat Wrinkle Face Art Mask Sheet by SNP is a tightening and wrinkle reducing face mask that provides an intense supply of nutrition to reinforce skin firmness and elasticity.

This mask seriously wins on how adorable and hilarious it is! I did a full detailed review of this mask on a Mask Wednesday post - you can see my full thoughts here. In terms of wrinkle reduction, it didn't do much for me; but, I thought my skin was super hydrated and it was adorable to wear! 
Repurchase: Maybe! 

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Hydrogel Mask ~ This innovative hydrogel mask, infused with seaweed extract, instantly soothes and refreshes skin leaving it looking healthy, soft, and purified.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask ~ This innovative hydrogel mask, with hyaluronic acid, instantly quenches dry skin leaving it hydrated, smooth and supple.

I have a full review of both of these masks here! It's surprising how much more I liked the Deep Clean Purifying Mask over the Hydro Boost Mask. You can even just look and see how the Deep Clean mask fits way better. I thought it made my skin fresh and clean. The Hydro Boost Mask was just okay for me. 
Repurchase: Yes to the Deep Clean! 

So, 6 masks is pretty lame for the month - I used to mask almost every day! I need to up my game up a little bit more!