November 2017 Empties

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I’m slowly working my way through my stash and using up various bits and pieces. I didn’t finish up as many products as I had hoped, but progress is progress.

Nov 2017 Empties

Lets take a closer look at what I finished, and whether or not I would re-purchase.


Nov 2017 Empties

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara – This came in an Ipsy GlamBag, originally reviewed here. I had mixed feelings about this mascara when I first got it because despite it being fairly smudge proof, it didn’t hold a curl very well for me. This is not the mascara for me.

Beaute Basics Travel Face Blender – Another Ipsy GlamBag item, reviewed here. This sponge is too hard. I had hoped that I could make this little blending sponge work but I’ve tried washing it a million times and it just never softened up. Way too hard for facial use, not for me.

Bath and Body:

Nov 2017 Empties

Joik Luxurious Rose Bathmilk – I bought this in August when we were visiting Estonia, the original review is here. I’m sad that this one is finished, as I absolutely loved this bath milk – it is skin softening and gloriously rose scented! I would re-purchase this one again – but until I clear out more of my stash, it will go on my wishlist.


Nov 2017 Empties

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Incredible Pumpkin Peel* – Another one that I’m sad to have finished, review is here. This was a great pumpkin based facial mask / peel. If you like pumpkin, then this one is for you. If you have sensitive skin like me, it will probably tingle when you apply it (always do a patch test to make sure it is a pleasant tingle and not a melt your face off tingle). I’m currently using another pumpkin based facial mask, so I don’t need to re-purchase this right away, but again, it is on my wishlist.

Consonant DHE Mask – This was a gift from Stashy, and it just might be the best clay based mask that I’ve ever used, original review is here. It detoxifies, hydrates and exfoliates. I’ll be purchasing this facial mask very soon since I can’t imagine life without it!

Nov 2017 Empties

Cougar Beauty Snake Superfood Booster Serum* – Original review is here. I never did do a long term check in review of this serum after using it for 8 weeks, but I think that this works similar to the way that a lip plumper works – giving a temporary topical effect on the skin. I have other products in my stash that seem to have a longer lasting effect on fine lines so I won’t be purchasing a replacement.

Hylamide High-Efficiency Face Cleaner – This super gentle cleanser is somewhere between a oil cleanser and a micellar water, originally reviewed here. It is great at removing makeup, and even put a good dent in my super waterproof mascara! I plan buy this one again once I use up another cleanser in my stash.

Have you finished up many products this month?

Disclosure: Products marked with an * are PR samples. The rest have either been purchased by me, or gifted from a friend. My opinion is my own, as always!

Weekly Re-Cap – Apr 17th to 23rd

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

My usual blogging schedule was completely thrown off this week, my Monday post did not go up until Tuesday (oops), my Wednesday post went up as usual, and I postponed my Friday post because I was not happy with my photos, and ended up re-shooting the photos yesterday. I’m happy with my photos this time around, thankfully. That post will now be going up on Monday instead.

Tuesday, April 18th – Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing and First Impressions – April 2017

Wednesday, April 19th – Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

My replacement March Ipsy Glam Bag finally arrived! I’ll have an unboxing and first impressions later in the upcoming week.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosures.

Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

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I’ve been testing out this facial cleanser from Deciem / Hylamide since my birthday. In fact, it is from my second birthday Sephora haul – this one was paid for by my awesome parents, but all picks were mine! You might recognize a few things that I’ve already reviewed:

Sephora birthday haul #2Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Rhubarb – reviewed here, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask – reviewed here, and Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2017 – reviewed here. Samples – Chloe Love Story, Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine, Cover F/X Illuminating Primer and Sunday Riley C.E.O. Repair Moisturizer – I have not had a chance to test any of these ones out yet.

Ok, onto the review!

The Hylamide High-Efficiency Face Cleaner is supposed to be good for all skin types, even sensitive! Here’s what it says on the Sephora website:

This highly-efficient, crystal-clear micro-emulsion brings together oils, esters, and water-compatible cleaners into one advanced formula that works like an oil cleaner but acts like a water-based one—rinsing off effectively. In a single step, oils work with plant-derived esters to remove every trace of impurity and face/eye makeup. As you rinse off, Amazonian oils and purified tomato carotenoids leave behind an innocuous layer of comfortable, noncomedogenic hydration.

And the usage is super easy – If makeup is present, massage well onto dry face and rinse with warm water. If no makeup is present, massage well onto wet face and rinse with warm water.

Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

This is a great, super gentle facial cleanser. It feels to me to be somewhere between a facial oil and a micellar water. And it removes make-up easily! I’d say that most mascaras will be removed no problem, and only once or twice did I have to go back and so a second removal for my super “bulletproof” waterproof mascara.

Have you tried this cleanser? I’d like to try more from this brand. It comes in a 4 oz bottle and is $21 CAD (at Sephora) – so it is reasonably priced!

Disclosure: Birthday gift from my awesome parents!