Covergirl Super Sizer by Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Super Sizer by Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara from Covergirl [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website].

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara

The Super Sizer by Lash Blast Mascara gives you 400% more corner-to-corner volume for full, fanned out lashes. Our amazing Lash Styler transforms even small lashes— just twirl as you apply it to your lashes for an instantly Super Sized lash look. Opthalmologically tested, suitable for those who wear contact lenses. 

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara

I am so picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, light in colour despite being a natural dark brunette. I need to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. I have sensitive eyes. And my eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof) or else I’ll be in hot mess!

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara

The brush is super tiny, which made it easier to get into the corners, but I usually prefer a larger brush for my mascara as I find that it works better volume-wise for my lashes.

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did Covergirl’s Super Sizer Waterproof Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof +1 point

2. smudge-proof +1 point, no smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1/2 This mascara can get clumpy if you don’t clean the excess of the brush before applying.

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 point, this mascara is super mega black (yay!)

5. volumizing +1/2,  I got some volume but not amazing volume with one coat, two coats gives better volume (but at increased clump risk), but for daily wear, I tend to stick to one coat. Definitely not a 400% increase in volume.

6. must hold a curl +3/4 point, it held a curl for me pretty well (but not awesomely well), and no droopy lashes.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 point

Covergirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Waterproof Mascara

Overall, this one was good, but not great for me with 5.75 out of 7 (based on my rating scale).

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: I purchased this mascara.

 

Cosmessential Premium Facial Serum Reviews – B-Three + The Calm

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Today I am reviewing two of the Premium Facial Serums recently PR Gifted to me from Cosmessential – B-Three (balancing) and The Calm (soothing). I’ve already reviewed The Grande and Essential-C serums. Last week I gave you a sneak peek of the surprise package that I received (info in italics taken from the Cosmessential website).

Cosmessential is a Vancouver based, Canadian company – their serums are cruelty-free and vegan.

Cosmessential - B-Three + The Calm

Let’s take a look at the B-Three Serum ($57 CAD / $44 USD)

REBALANCING FACE SERUM
Vitamin B3 is a secret skincare superstar, helping to balance oil production, reduce redness, improve the epidermal barrier performance and hydrate.

Skin Types: Combo or Oily Skin Skin Age: 16+ for consistent use.

Cosmessential - B-Three
This serum is geared more toward oily  and combination skin, but I’ve been using it in the mornings before applying sunscreen – and it does seem to help keep my skin (mainly my nose) from getting greasy. It is lightweight and adds hydration. It feels similar to that of the Detox Hydrating Gel from Goldfaden MD (reviewed here)

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Glycerin, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Emulsifying Wax (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60), Avocado Fruit Oil (Persea Gratissima), Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Neem Seed Oil (Melia Azadirachta), Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Now let’s take a look at The Calm ($66 CAD / $48 USD):

SOOTHING AND ANTI-REDNESS FACE SERUM
Powerfully anti-inflammatory and full of strong anti-oxidants, The Calm Premium Facial Serum is formulated for even the most delicate skin. Containing Moroccan Blue Tansy Oil, Rooibos extract, White Willow Bark and many other superb calming ingredients, The Calm Facial Serum helps to soothe red, dry, itchy or irritated skin.

Skin Types: Sensitive or Reactive Skin, Rosacea  Skin Age: 16+ for consistent use.

Cosmessential - The Calm

This serum is great for days that my sensitive skin is feeling a little irritated.  It helps calm down redness – very gentle and soothing, and adds light hydration.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Glycerin, Organic Alcohol, DMAE Bitartrate (Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate), Organic Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Emulsifying Wax (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60), Organic Rooibos Leaf Extract (Aspalathus Linearis), MSM (Dimethyl Sulfone), Blue Tansy Oil (Tanacetum Annuum Flower Oil), Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba), Organic White Willow Bark (Salix Alba), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Neem Seed Oil (Melia Azadirachta), Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Alcohol, Xanthan Gum

Cosmessential - B-Three + The Calm

Cosmessential has given me a coupon code for my lovely readers to get a free 15ml travel-size product with a purchase of a full size serum. This is not an affiliate code, I don’t make money if you purchase. The code is: TRAVEL.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were PR Gifted. However, my opinion is entirely my own. Also – this blog post contains a coupon code (not an affiliate code).

Cosmessential Premium Facial Serums Reviews – The Grande + Essential-C

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Today I am reviewing two of the Premium Facial Serums recently PR Gifted to me from Cosmessential – The Grande (Anti-Aging) and Essential-C (Brightening). Last week I gave you a sneak peek of the surprise package that I received (info in italics taken from the Cosmessential website).

Cosmessential - The Grande, Essential-C

Here’s little bit about this Vancouver based, Canadian company, sister brand to GummiBands (previously reviewed here):

With experience centered in Canadian award winning spas and salons, we developed Cosmessential over five years with three key principals in mind:

  1. Effective, all inclusive skin care serums
    Most skincare available on the market today has fewer than 3 key active ingredients. Not because you can’t use more at once but because brands want you to have to purchase multiple items to achieve all of your desired results. Our skincare targets all facets of each particular skin goal at the same time saving you time and bathroom counter space. 
  2. Quality Ingredients with Karma
    Our products are certified vegan and animal cruelty free by leaping bunny and includes at a minimum 60% organic sources. Combining powerful plant based essences from nature with effective science we have been able to create a stable and incredibly effective range of products that compliments almost any existing skincare routine.
  3. Stewardship
    Cosmessential Cosmetics is committed to helping make the world a better place. We strive to include a charitable aspect to every part of our business and are always looking for new avenues to explore in the philanthropic arena.

Let’s take a closer look at The Grande and Essential C facial serums, starting with The Grande (full size $87 CAD / $66 USD).

Cosmessential - The Grande

ANTI-AGEING FACE SERUM -With 25 Key Active Ingredients, the Grande Facial Serum targets all areas of skin care and anti-aging. Deeply moisturizing but with a light feel that absorbs nicely, this serum is lifting, firming, smoothing, brightening and conditioning.

Skin Types: All Skin Age: 35+ for consistent use, 25-35 may use one bottle/year as a “booster” product. Not recommended for use on skin under the age of 25.

Directions: After cleansing and toning apply 1-2 pumps of serum to the face and decollete, lightly massaging in upward motions until all of the product has absorbed into the skin. After application wait 60 seconds before applying a day cream or sunscreen. Can be used morning and evening. For sensitive skin start with once per day, 3 days per week. Product may have a slight foaming action if applied to damp skin.

This is a beautiful lightweight, yet super hydrating serum. It has all of the key anti-aging properties and ingredients for moisturizing, anti-oxidant, soothing, brightening, firming / smoothing. It works well with my fine lines (yay), and doesn’t cause any dryness or irritation for my sensitive skin. I’ve been using this serum at night.

Ingredients: Rose Flower Water (Rosa Damascena), Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Emulsifying Wax (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60), Glycerin, DMAE Bitartrate (Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate), Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus Carota Sativa), Hyaluronic Acid, Coenzyme Q10 (Ubidecarenone), Provitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin A Palmitate (Retinyl Palmitate), Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid), Provitamin B5 (DL-Panthenol), Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Organic Sugar Cane Extract (Saccharum Officinarum), Organic Bilberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Myrtillus), Organic Sugar Maple Extract (Acer Saccharinum), Organic Orange Peel Extract (Citrus Sinensis), Organic Lemon Peel Extract (Citrus Limon), Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Macrocarpon), Organic Alcohol, Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Now onto the Essential-C ($72 CAD / $54 USD):

Cosmessential - Essential-C

VITAMIN C FACE SERUM -A combination of 3 different types of Vitamin C from 5 different sources helps give skin a multi-faceted boost. Ideal for evening tone, counteracting dullness, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and aiding in the reduction of hyper-pigmentation, Cosmessentials Essential-C Serum is an ideal addition to almost any skincare routine.

Skin Types: Normal-Combo Skin Age: 21+ for consistent use.

Directions: After cleansing and toning apply 1-2 pumps of serum to the face and decollete, lightly massaging in upward motions until all of the product has absorbed into the skin. After application wait 60 seconds before applying a day cream or sunscreen. Can be used morning and evening. For sensitive skin start with once per day, 3 days per week.

My skin does really well with Vitamin C based serums – it just makes my skin look so bright and healthy and I didn’t have any sensitivity issues with this serum. It plays nicely with moisturizers, sunscreen and makeup.

The five different Vitamin C’s are: Vitamin C Ester (Ascorbyl Palmitate), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid),  Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Macrocarpon), Organic Red Raspberry Fruit Extract (Rubus Idaeus), Organic Blueberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Corymbosum), and are combined with a bunch of calming, moisturizing, anti-oxidant ingredients.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Glycerin, Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina), Emulsifying Wax (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60), Vitamin C Ester (Ascorbyl Palmitate), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Phenoxyethanol, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Macrocarpon), Organic Red Raspberry Fruit Extract (Rubus Idaeus), Organic Blueberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Corymbosum), Organic White Willow Bark Extract (Salix Alba), Organic Alcohol, Organic Neem Seed Oil (Melia Azadirachta), Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Cosmessential - The Grande, Essential-C

As well, Cosmessential has given me a coupon code for my lovely readers to get a free 15ml travel-size product with a purchase of a full size serum. This is not an affiliate code, I don’t make money if you purchase. The code is: TRAVEL.

More reviews of the Cosmessential Premium Facial Serums to come!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were PR Gifted. However, my opinion is entirely my own. Also – this blog post contains a coupon code (not an affiliate code).

 

Currently Testing – Cosmessential Premium Facial Serums

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I received a little surprise PR package in my mailbox from Cosmessential – a sister company to GummiBand (who I have previously worked with). They are a Canadian company, based in British Columbia that just released their new premium skincare line of four serums.

Cosmessential Premium Facial Serums

These serums are vegan, cruelty-free, and contain a minimum of 60% certified organic ingredients:

The Grande (anti-aging), Essential C (exfoliation and brightening), The Calm (anti-inflammatory) and B-Three (for problem or sensitive skin)

Reviews to follow soon!

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Disclosure: PR Gifted products, however my opinion is always my own.

Goldfaden MD Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate Review

Goldfaden MD Needle-less Line Smoothing Face Concentrate

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Today I’m reviewing the Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate from Goldfaden MD that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Goldfaden MD Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate

Dr. Goldfaden’s smoothing serum is the ultimate non-invasive solution to reduce the appearance of fine line depth, increase skin suppleness and create a smooth, flawless finish. 

Goldfaden MD Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate

Pure Hyaluronic Acid and advanced Hexapeptides make skin feel plump, appear firm and diminish the appearance of fine lines and deep creases. Nutrient-rich Seaweed Extract promotes a long-term, youthful-looking glow. With continued use, your skin will reap the benefits of looking younger, feeling smoother, and appearing more radiant. Ideal for all skin types.

Goldfaden MD Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate

This was the product that I was the most excited to try from the June box – it is no secret that facial serums are one of my absolute favourite skincare products!

The Needle-less Serum is to be used on dynamic lines (ie: forehead, crow’s feet and around the mouth – not on the under-eye area). A little goes a long way, just a drop or two is needed for application. This is a colourless and serum that absorbs into the skin fairly quickly, and plays nicely with makeup. It plumps the skin and helps my fine lines disappear.

Goldfaden MD Needle-less Line Smoothing Face Concentrate

I’m sure that with extended use, the results would be more apparent (as with most anti-aging products, it tends to take around 4 to 6 weeks to reach full effectiveness). Since you only need the smallest amount, my sample will probably last several weeks as this is the same type packaging as their eye cream sample and that lasted me quite awhile.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carrageenan, Propylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Citric Acid, Aspalathus, Linearis Extract, Potasium Sorbate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Seaweed Extract, Distilled Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Red Tea Extract

Have you tried this serum, or anything from Goldfaden MD?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour box subscription that I pay for.

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Detox Hydrating Gel from Goldfaden MD that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel

A BHA Skin Balancing Moisturizer. 

Dr. Goldfaden’s daily hydrating gel helps clear skin, and minimize the appearance of future breakouts, revealing a clear and radiant looking complexion.

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel

This treatment moisturizer provides anti-oxidant and anti-pollution nourishment with a potent combination of beta hydroxy acids, mallow extract and the Detox ComplexTM. These ingredients work to increase purity, while at the same time help to calm and soothe complexion. Skin is left appearing balanced, rejuvenated and feeling hydrated.

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel

This is a super light gel based moisturizer – probably geared more for combination (normal to oily skin), but I found that it gave my skin enough hydration, and it did not irritate my sensitive skin. I don’t think that it would work for me in the winter months, as my skin needs a lot more hydration in colder weather, but for summer, it is perfect!

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Carrageenan, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Saccharide Isomerate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin (and) Marrubium Vulgare, Meristem Cell Culture (and) Xanthan Gum, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose gum, Salicylic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract.

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer from Pacifica that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

Don’t have a makeup meltdown. This lightweight mattifying primer is a support system for your skin, delivering a blurred focus finish with oil control benefits. So you can keep it together all day (or at least look like you are). For all skin types.

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

This primer has a very mild cherry scent and absorbs into my skin quickly. I don’t wear full foundation in the summer time, but I found that it works well with concealer and powder. It also makes a nice base for my tinted sunscreen / BB Cream.

I was surprised that this mattifying primer didn’t make my skin feel dry, as most mattifying products tend to work like that on my normal to slightly dry skin. This would probably work really well for combination / oily skin.

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sucrose Stearate, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Glycerin, Bentonite, Niacinamide, Panthenol (Vitamin B), Sodium Hyaluronate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Silica, Silica Silylate, Parfum (Natural), Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Benzoate, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate.

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

FiOR Minerals D’Fined Lines Organic Eyeliner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the D’Fined Lines Organic Eyeliner from FiOR Minerals that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

This 100% natural vegan eyeliner is bursting with certified organic antioxidants and soothing ingredients, gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

Create defined lines or a smudged out smoky look in no time flat. This creamy moisturizing nutrient-filled formula was designed not to tug or pull on the eye. FREE of harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, GMO’s and toxic ingredients–No more Crying Eyes, only Smiling Eyes.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

This cruelty free, organic, vegan eyeliner is available in six shades: After Midnight (deep navy smoke, satin-metallic finish), Black Betty (blackest black, satin-matte finish), Brown Sugar (rich chocolate brown, semi-matte finish), Mystic (slate gray, matte finish), Night Moves (striking royal blue, satin-matte finish) and Purple Rain (bright striking purple, satin-metallic finish).

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

I received the shade Mystic which is described as a slate gray, matte finish – to me it looks like a soft matte black. I have so many black eyeliners in my stash, but this is one of the few vegan / organic ones that I own. I do wish that I had gotten either After Midnight (navy) or Night Moves (royal blue) because I don’t have any blue liners in my collection any more.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

The eyeliner goes on smooth, and does not irritate my sensitive eyes. It can be smudged out / smoked out when first applied, but after that it will stay put. Super long wearing, even if you have watery eyes like me!

All in all, I think that this is a really great eyeliner!

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Empties – June 2019

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Another month seems to have flown by, and I have once again managed to finish up a few things. Let’s take a look, and I’ll let you know if I plan on re-buying (either right away, or adding to my wishlist to purchase eventually) or not at all. I’ll also link to any reviews.

Empties June 2019 - Hask, EVOLVh, Nova Scotia Fisherman and Native

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo – I already have a replacement in my stash. I like this one because it doesn’t smell too strong, and it doesn’t make my hair feel weird. Review is here.

Evolvh Smart Curl Hydrating Wash and Conditioner – This was part of the EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit that was PR Gifted. The bottles are tiny but I got a surprising number of uses from them. Both are going on my wishlist, as I have other shampoo and conditioners to use up in my stash. Review is here.

Native Deodorant Sensitive Formula in Cotton + Lily – I already have a replacement in my stash, in the Rosé Scent, and the regular formula in Vanilla + Rose. I’ve been using Native Deodorants for over a year now. Review for the sensitive formula is here and the regular formula is here.

Nova Scotia Fisherman Naturally Moisturizing Hand & Body Cream – The only reason why I haven’t replaced this is because they were sold out at my local pharmacy the last time that I was buying body lotion, so I bought something else instead. I’ll definitely buy it again because it works so well and the scent is mild. Review is here.

Empties June 2019 - The Ordinary, Milani

The Ordinary Argireline Solution – This was in my recent mini project pan, it took me longer to finish than I thought it would. I have so many serums on my wishlist that I want to try, so I probably won’t re-purchase for awhile. Review is here.

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy English Lavender – This was part of a birthday gift that I received. It was a great hand cream for winter, the glycerine made it long lasting. This was never reviewed.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder in shade 02 Light Medium. This took me so long to finish after hitting pan. I even re-pressed it! I have other face powders to finish in my stash, so I won’t re-purchase right now. Review is here.

Not pictured: Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil – this was a Petit Vour sample. I managed to finish it up, and dropped it in the sink while rinsing it out. I really liked this facial oil, but have a few in my stash to finish up. Review is here.

Empties June 2019 -Makeup De-Stash Essenece, Stila, Tarte, Nyx

De-Stash / De-Clutter of Old Makeup: These are all more than two years old (the white eyeliner is way older than that) – time to de-stash!

Did you manage to finish up much this past month?

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Disclosure: Post contains two PR gifted items identified above. However my opinion is my own.