Weekly Recap Oct 2nd to 8th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, October 2nd – September Empties *contains some PR samples

Wednesday, October 4th – Sothys Paris Fall Winter 2017 Makeup Collection Review *PR samples

Friday, October 6th – Essence Volume Stylist 18h Curl & Hold Mascara Review

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers, happy day to everyone else as well!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

 

September 2017 Empties

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Today I have my monthly empties – I’m pretty happy with the amount that I managed to finish this month. Some are sample-sized and some are full sized.

Sept 2017 Empties

Briogeo Curl Charisma (leave in defining creme sample size) – I have a full size of this already and love it. The original review is here.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer (sample size) – I think that I got this either from Ipsy or from Sephora. I really liked this moisturizer, it is light and hydrating. I’ve never reviewed this one.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (full size) – I already repurchased this, I use it daily and it helps hide my dark circles. The original review is here.

Sept 2017 Empties

Schmidt’s Deodorant Lavender Tips Sensitive Skin Formula (full size) – I love this natural deodorant. It is baking soda free so it doesn’t trigger a reaction. I’m using up a few deodorants right now, but plan on repurchasing this one. Review is here.

Biokem Purifying Shampoo with Grapefruit Seed (full size, PR sample) – This was a great clarifying shampoo, it lathered well and smelled amazing. If I could buy this locally, I would repurchase. Review is here.

Sept 2017 Empties

Ingenium Naturals Sensi-Net Exfoliate (full size / PR sample) – I really liked this facial scrub, it worked well for my sensitive skin. I have a few scrubs to use up, so I won’t be purchasing a new one for awhile. Review is here.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Daily Defense Cream SPF17 (full size / PR sample) – I love the sunscreens from MyChelle Dermaceuticals! I still have a few more sunscreens from MyChelle in my stash so I don’t need to repurchase yet. Review is here.

NuWorld Botanicals Sun-Kissed Skin Facial Oil (full size / PR sample) – This is a beautiful facial oil, but I have several to use up in my stash, so I won’t be purchasing a replacement right now. Review is here.

Sept 2017 Empties

Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus Eye Serum (sample size) – I got this in the loot bag from the 2016 Ipsy Genereation Beauty Event. This was a nice eye cream, but I have a few in my stash to use up, so I won’t be purchasing a full size of this. Review is here.

Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask (sample size) – I absolutely loved this mask! It is on my list to purchase once I finish up a few more masks in my stash. Review is here.

Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask (sample size) – Another mask that I really love. It works similar to the Herbivore one for my skin. Review is here.

There you have it! All the stuff I’ve managed to use up this month. Did you finish up much? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This post contains some PR samples – all are identified.

 

Weekly Re-cap June 26th to July 2nd

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Just a re-cap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out on anything…

Monday, June 26th – The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane Review

The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

Wednesday, June 28th – June 2017 Faves

June Faves - The Ordinary, Herbivore

I think that for the rest of July, I likely be following a two posts per week schedule – Monday and Thursday.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

June 2017 Faves

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Can you believe that June is nearly over? Today I have my faves for the month of June. I tried to keep it within five products or less per product category:

Fave Hair & Body Products:

June Faves - Wildcraft, Mychelle, Briogeo

Wildcraft Buff Face and Body Scrub, originally reviewed here – I absolutely love this scrub for the body. I still think that it would be way to harsh for my sensitive face.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defence SPF 30*, originally reviewed here – this is such a great sunscreen, I can wear it on my face or my body. And it plays nicely with makeup.

Briogeo Curl Charisma, originally reviewed here, humidity makes my hair an unruly mess, and this helps tame the frizz without making it feel heavy or crunchy.

Not pictured – Schmidt’s Naturals Deodorant Sensitive Skin Formula in Lavender Tips, originally reviewed here, a great natural deodorant for my sensitive underarms! The first baking soda free deodorant that works well for me.

Fave Skincare Products:

June Faves - The Ordinary, Herbivore

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%, reviewed here – I’m loving this one at night. My skin looks so good when I wake up in the morning!

Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask, reviewed here – I only use this once a week, but it I think that it really helps with skin texture. I’ll definitely be buying a full size of this one!

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, reviewed here – this works so great at de-puffing my poor allergy plagued under eye area! I use this one in the morning only.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, reviewed here – my skin LOVES hyaluronic acid. It just plumps and hydrates the skin so well without making it feel oily or heavy. I use this one morning and night.

The Ordinary “Buffet” Multi-Technology Peptide Serum, reviewed here – another serum that makes my skin look and feel great! I use this one morning and night.

Fave Make-Up:

June Faves - Bite. The Ordinary, ColourPop

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Pepper, reviewed here – I’ve been wearing this lipstick so much since getting it in April! It is such a perfect MLBB shade.

The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer, reviewed here – this is the first primer that I’ve tried and really liked.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation in  1.2P, reviewed here – this is a nice light foundation. these days I mostly only wear foundation when I have client meetings, and this is the one that I’ve reached for each time!

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Rhubarb, reviewed here – this is such a wearable shade. I’ve been wearing this one a lot this month as well.

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Dopey, reviewed here – I’ve been wearing this one non-stop over the past week. I’d actually forgotten that I owned this one!

So there you have it, all of my faves for the month of June! What were your fave products this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Products marked with * are PR samples, the rest were either purchased by me, or given as a gift from a friend.

Weekly Re-Cap (Mar 27th to Apr 2nd)

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Just a little re-cap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out on anything:

Tuesday, March 28th – Mini Birthday Haul Part 1 – Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Pepper

Thursday, March 30th – Mini Birthday Haul Part 2 – Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Mask and Tarte Brighter Days Moisturizer

This coming week I’ll be back to my normal blogging schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday posts.

How was your week? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews.

Mini Birthday Haul Part 2 – Herbivore, Tarte

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Today I’m reviewing the samples (both deluxe and regular) from my mini haul (descriptions in italics are taken from the Sephora website):

The first of which I got using a promo code – the Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask – this one has been on my wish list to try for ages!

Herbivore Blue Tansy

 

This mask is designed to clarify and resurface skin with soothing blue tansy, naturally resurfacing white willow bark, and gently exfoliating fruit enzymes. It leaves skin soft and renewed, and skin gains increased clarity and smoothness with continual use.

Herbivore Blue Tansy

This is a lovely blue gel type facial mask. I did a patch test on my arm before testing it on my face, as I wasn’t sure how my skin would react. It really is a cooling and soothing mask, and my skin feels so soft and smooth after using. I’m sure that the increase in clarity will come with continued use. I’ll be adding the full size version to my wish list!

The second deluxe sample I got with my Beauty Insider points – the Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer.

Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Mascara

Give skin a natural-looking glow with Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer. This lightweight facial lotion is formulated with 70 percent water and light-reflecting mineral pigments to quench dull, dehydrated skin while delivering a sheer veil of illumination and radiance. The sweat-resistant formula is perfect for before or after the gym, or even for faking an afterglow without the sweat session. It can be worn alone or under your makeup for a subtle sheen. This hypoallergenic multitasker works to soften, smooth, and deliver a long-lasting surge of moisture without clogging pores.

This is a nice light moisturizer with very fine mica in it that helps add radiance to the skin. Very gentle, and non-greasy. Will I buy a full size? It is nice, but isn’t a must have for me.

Now onto the free samples – perfumes – both have rose notes, perfect for spring!

Chloe:

The fragrance transfigures the mythic rose, infusing it with a resolutely urban spirit. Combined with magnolias and generous peonies, the rose becomes both honey-like and powdery; its petals blossom on the skin. Cheeky, free, and sophisticated, the scent breaks every boundary and vibrates with a woody tone—a signature rose that has become a legend.

I’m in love with this perfume, I love the rose notes in this one.

Stella:

The unique scent opens with top notes of fresh mandarin and frozen lemon, balanced with watery tones of freesia to create a soft, dewy feeling. An infusion of Bulgarian rose essence, crunchy violet leaves, and delicate peony petals brings a freshness to the feminine floral heart, while ambergris base notes reveal a subtle masculine undertone.

This is a perfume that I’ve always liked on other people but never really liked on myself. Until now! This one is also so lovely! I don’t know which one I love more!

Have you tried any of these items?

Disclosure: Items gotten with promo codes, Sephora Beauty Insider points, and free samples with purchase.