Empties February 2019

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It’s once again time to show you what I’ve managed to finish up from my stash. Let’s take a look and I’ll link reviews and let you know if I’ve already re-purchased, or if I plan to re-purchase in the future. Let’s take a look:

Empties February 2019 - Lowen's, Joik

Lowen’s Shampoo is Betta (*PR Sample) – This shampoo is awesome! It lathers really well and makes my hair and scalp feel so clean. The full size is going on my wishlist as I have a few shampoos to use up form my stash. Review is here.

Lowen’s Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! Face, Hand & Body Lotion (*PR sample) – Another favourite! I was using this after every shower and bath. So good for dry winter skin. Another one to add to my wishlist as I have a few body butters, and lotions to use up. Review is here.

Joik Micellar Water – I bought this when visiting Tallinn, Estonia (summer 2017). It didn’t work well for my face, as I found it to leave a soapy film, but it worked amazingly well for cleaning up arm swatches! Review is here.

Empties February 2019 - Wet n Wild, Nip + Fab

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix – This worked great for de-puffing my under-eyes, but lately I found that I needed a little more hydration. This would be more of a summer product for me. I won’t be re-buying right now, I have two or three eye creams / serums to use up. Review is here.

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil – Thus far, this is my holy grail brow pencil! I have already purchased a replacement. So quick and easy to use. Review is here.

I also did a little decluttering in my eye and lip liner stash – these ones are quite old, so it is time to get rid of them. I have so many liners in my stash.

Empties February 2019 - Crown Brush, Absolute New York, Urban Decay

Crown Brush Kohl Pencil in Sea Green K-48 (*Freebie from the Crown Brush booth, Generation Beauty, Toronto 2016) – I didn’t love this one, it was dry and was not long wearing, so I never reached for it. The colour is really nice though. Review is here.

Absolute New York Duo Stroke Liquid Liner (*Gift Bag Swag from Generation Beauty, Toronto 2016) – I actually cannot recall the last time that I used this. I remember liking it a lot, but I rarely wear liquid liner any more. Review is here.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Venom – I got this lip liner several years ago (even before I had started blogging), and it was lost in my stash for quite some time, and sadly has dried out.

I have a few more eye and lip liners to check and possibly declutter, so there might be more in next month’s empties.

Empties February 2019

Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This post contains some PR items, all are identified. My opinion is my own regardless of whether an item was purchased by me or gifted.

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix Review

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Today I have a review of the Viper Venom Eye Fix from Nip + Fab. I purchased this a few weeks ago and after doing my usual 24 hour skin patch test, I’ve since been testing it out [info in italics taken from the Nip + Fab website].

Nip+ Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

A refreshing eye gel in a cooling roll-on applicator with wrinkle minimising LIFTONIN® + SYN®-AKE to smooth the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles around the eye area. Red Algae Extract reduces the look of dark circles for a radiance boosting effect. With Syn-ake, a revolutionary ingredient that works to smooth skin and liftonin for instant tightening.

Contains: syn®-ake: tenses + smoothes liftonin xpress: provides tightening effect [and] red algae: decreases the appearance of dark circles

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

I picked this one to purchase because it was an eye gel with properties of smoothing, radiance and reduction in dark circles. Some of the trade-marked ingredients sound like they were made up – like liftonin – that just makes me giggle.

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

I will say that the eye gel is cooling and hydrating when applied. The hydration helps to minimize fine lines. The Viper Venom Eye Fix adds radiance to the under-eye, which can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles, and it plays nicely with my Becca undereye corrector to help hide my allergy induced circles.

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

As well, it helps to de-puff my under-eye area – my allergies have been so much worse than usual this year! Normally my allergies are from the beginning of spring to late June / early July, but this year, they slacked off a bit in mid-to-late July, but came back in August and are still going strong. So I need all the help I can get to MINIMIZE the allergy effect.

I paid less than $20 CAD for this (I don’t recall the exact amount), but I think that is reasonable for an undereye product that doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes, and that both hydrates and helps to deal with my allergy puffiness and dark circles.

What is your favourite eye cream, serum or gel?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

May 2017 Empties

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I’m still working my way through my stash of all things skin, body and haircare. And I’m still mostly only purchasing things as I use them up.

Let’s take a look at what I managed to finish this month:

Empties May 2017

SKINCARE:

Empties May 2017

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Refining Sugar Cleanser  (PR sample) – original review is here. I absolutely loved this gentle scrub! I have this on my wishlist to replace once I use up a few more things in my stash.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads – original review is here. I think I’m going to buy the full size of this one.

Tarte Brighter Days Moisturizer – original review is here. This was just ok. I won’t be buying the full size of this one.

BODY AND HAIRCARE:

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Ingenium Naturals CuraTif Body Salve (PR sample) – original review here. This is so good when my skin is dry. I loved this one! I still have a bunch of body lotions / creams to use up, so for now this is going on my wishlist.

Marc Anthony Clear Dry Shampoo – I bought this and used it for two weeks before I realized that it might not be cruelty free. I have some older hair goop from Marc Anthony that says that they don’t test on animals, but newer products no longer have that on the label. I won’t be re-purchasing. The CoLab dry shampoos are my fave so far.

MAKEUP:

Empties May 2017

Tokyo Milk Dark Lip Elixir – I won this in a giveaway back in 2015. I loved this lip balm, but I have so many to use up!

Nyx HD Concealer – original review here. I love this concealer and I’ve already re-purchased it, this time in the shade light (I had porcelain in the winter).

Have you tried any of these products?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: All purchased by me except for products identified as PR samples.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

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Today I have a little review of the sample sized Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads by Nip + Fab. I used my Ipsy GlamBag points to get this sample. This is my first time using anything from Nip + Fab.

Here’s what it says on the website:

Unveil younger-looking skin with our innovative Glycolic Fix. 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin.

I am always a little nervous when it comes to using exfoliating acid products since my skin is so sensitive. To be honest, I really was expecting a tingle or burn, but thankfully these exfoliating glycolic acid pads are gentle. My skin feels so smooth after using!

However, I do find that my skin feels a little sticky immediately after using them, but that feeling goes away after a little while. I think that the hyaluronic acid and blue daisy are what helps calm the skin and keep it from irritating the skin. Sadly, because it is a sample size (10 pads), I don’t have a verdict on  longer usage. I think that I will most likely purchase a full size of this one to try out for a longer period of time.

Have you tried anything from Nip + Fab? What do you recommend?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this with my Ipsy GlamBag points, I pay for my monthly Ipsy GlamBag subscription.