Product Empties March 2020

Hey guys! It feels weird to just be talking about beauty products when there is so much going on in the world. But it helps me to de-stress to sit and talk about beauty, so I will continue to talk about it. Today my school cancelled in-person classes for my semester. Please through all of the COVID-19 pandemic make sure to take care of yourself physically and mentally, and to listen to your local authorities.

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Anyways, now onto the product empties. Today I have quite a few makeup products! Usually, these empties are quite skincare heavy.

The first product is the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist. The spray on this mist is just so good. It’s so fine and doesn’t leave your face soaking wet. The setting spray is okay. It does make my skin look dewier and less powdery. But I think that my NYX Dewy Finish and MAC Fix+ does a better job. The spray is the best part of this setting spray, but aerosol isn’t the best for the environment… I think this is a pretty good setting spray, but I will not be repurchasing it.

Next, a hair mask that I got from Winners. It’s the Luseta Coconut Milk Hair Mask. I like the smell of this mask – it smells of almond and coconut. It also had a nice and thick consistency to it. While it did a nice job of hydrating my hair, it wouldn’t recommend it for two reasons. First, it doesn’t have the best ingredient list. If it does amazing things to my hair or skin I can sometimes look past bad ingredients, but since it did nothing special it’s not worth it. And second I don’t think it’s that easy to find. It’s not worth paying for shipping and duties just to get this mask. This is a pass.

Next is a sample of Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Night Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme. This cream is way too thick for my face, so I decided to use it on my body. I’ve mentioned before that I use face cream on my shoulders/chest to help with my acne. Probably don’t need to use anti-ageing product on my body, but I wanted to use this sample up 😛. Because I used it on my body I can’t attest if it didn’t anything for lines or wrinkles. It is hydrating. It’s pretty perfumed though. Honestly, I didn’t think this was anything special, so I will not be repurchasing.

Next is the Bite Beauty Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm. This was a good lip balm. It’s pretty thick lip balm, but thinner than their old formula. I mean honestly since they have reformulated I think that it’s become an average lip balm. Like it’s good and does its job, but it’s nothing that would make me go out and pay $18 for it. I will not be repurchasing and be using the 10+ other lip balms I have littered around my house.

The next product is my holy grail liquid liner, the NYX Matte Liquid Liner. Now it’s still on their website, but I think they’re discontinuing it because I can’t seem to find it in-store. Now let me list the reasons why I love this liner. First and most important is the brush tip. I believe I am in the minority that I prefer brush tip over a felt tip. I just find it easier to control because it just glides along my lash line. Next, I like that it’s very black and very matte. Its formula is thin enough that it’s easy to apply, but thick enough that it isn’t watery and gets everywhere. Finally, it’s long-lasting but isn’t a pain to take off. I’ve had this one for a while but it’s finally drying out. Now I have mourned it’s lost and I have purchased the NYX Epic Wear Liquid Liner as it’s replacement. We’ll see if this can fill the hole in my heart.

The next product is the Origins Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner. This is a great toner for oily/acne-prone skin. I have talked about it multiple times on my blog because I have used this toner for years. It does a great job of cleaning the skin without stripping it. Now I’ve decided to branch out and try a new toner since I have used the same one of years. But I would recommend this one to anyone in a heartbeat.

I never knew I would love this primer so much when I first tried it. The Dr Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer seems like an oxymoron. But it does a great job of adding some glow to my skin without overemphasizing my pores. I wouldn’t say that it’s as pore-blurring as a pore-filling primer, but it still does a good job. It doesn’t clog my pores and helps my foundation last longer. Honestly, I love this primer and I have already repurchased it.

Next is the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. I have mentioned this on my blog multiple times that this is one of my favourite makeup removers. It does such a great job of removing mascara, eyeliner and lash glue. I only use it on my eyes just because I don’t want to rub oil all over my face. I will probably repurchase in the future, but for now I am trying to use up other makeup removers that I own.

The next product is a sample of the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. This one is a pass for me. I like that it was lightweight and did a good job of moisturizing my skin. But I find that it has an oily consistency that always throws me off whenever I apply it. It’s not bad, which is why I finished the sample. But there are way better moisturizers out on the market.

The final product is the Milani Conceal and Perfect Foundation. I have not finished this foundation, but I am throwing it out because it’s old and I think it went bad. This foundation was all the rage when I first purchased it. It’s a thick, high-coverage matte foundation. Honestly, it’s great at what it does, but I just don’t use matte foundations much anymore. I will not be repurchasing just because I don’t think I would use it much.

And those were my product empties! Let me know your thoughts on some of these products. Do you like them or hate them? There were a lot of misses this time around. Oh well, you can’t love every product!

xoxo

Lea

Revlon Perfect Style Hot Air Kit Review

Hey guys! Today I am sharing my thoughts on the Revlon Perfect Style Hot Air Kit that I got for Christmas! It has taken me a while to review this product because I don’t blow dry my hair very often (trying to prevent heat damage). I am still trying to master how to curl my hair with it, but I do think it’s a great tool!

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I would describe this had as a round brush that also blow-drys hair at the same time. I have seen a ton of reviews on a similar product by Revlon – their One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. The difference between the two is that mine is smaller and round while the One-Step is larger and oval. There is a price difference as well. The Perfect Style is $54 CA on Amazon, while the One-Step is $64 CA.

Now the tool is relatively simple to use. I select between the 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch barrels and click it into place. I push up the switch and select between three heat settings – hot 1, hot 2 and cold. Then I run the tool through my hair. I run it through a few times to straighten my hair, and twist to curl the ends of my hair. I am still learning how to curl my hair with it, but I think that’s due to my lack of skill than the tool.

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It’s pretty quick to use. I have a lot of hair. It’s thick, long and naturally wavy. I would say it takes me 10 to 15 minutes to do my whole head of hair. If I were to blow dry and then style my hair it would probably take longer.

Overall I think this is a great tool! I think if you are experienced at using a round brush then the learning curve would be smaller than mine. But I’m not frustrated at the product, I am excited to continue to use it and improve my technique.

And those are my thoughts on the Revlon Perfect Style Hot Air Kit! Let me know if you guys want a tutorial on how I use the tool. I can definitely post something on Instagram!

xoxo

Lea

Product Empties January 2020

Hey guys! I am back with a good old products empties! I didn’t do a post in December, so this one is a little longer than usual. But I will try to be brief haha.

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First I have two setting sprays, both favourites of mine. First is the Urban Decay All Nighter and the other is MAC Fix+. I have talked about these setting sprays many times before on my blog. I find that UD does a great job of making my makeup last, and MAC Fix + does a great job of making my makeup look flawless. I have repurchased both of these.

Two hair products from L’Oreal today! The first is the L’Oreal Total Repair Cica Creme. I use this after I shower on the ends of my hair. I noticed a difference in my hair when I didn’t use the product, but I wouldn’t say it overall improved the health of my hair. It’s not bad, but I have decided to try a different hair oil for now. The other product is the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Nectar. I did notice a difference with this product! My hair was softer and shinier after I used it. Not a product that I would use all the time, but great for special occasions.

A makeup empty for once! I finally finished my Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation. I think this might have been the first time I have ever finished a foundation! I talked about this foundation in my 2019 favourites if you want to know more about my thoughts on the product.

Two products from Lush today! The first is the Mask of Magnaminty. I didn’t finish this mask because it dried up on me. But I did repurchase it because I  enjoy this mask. It does a great job of cleaning my skin. I will just try  hard to use up the mask this time before it dries out. The other Lush product is Karma Kream. I love this body lotion. It is thinner than most but absorbs into the skin quickly. I love the scent, and I find that it lightly lingers throughtout the day. I just love the blend of orange and patchouli – it’s sweet and spicy at the same time!

I finished two Origins masks. I got both of these in a gift set last year, and these were my favourites. I like them both equally for different reasons. The Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay is good for evening out skin texture. The Out of Trouble mask is great for helping with active breakouts. I like both masks and would repurchase, but I am currently trying to use up some other masks in my collection. But I would recommend both masks.

I finished my favourite moisturizer, the Laneige Water Bank Hydrating Gel. They have updated the packaging so it looks different than the one I finished. I have already purchased another one and I’m already half-way through it. My skin just loves this moisturizer.

Another moisturizer is the Tula Super Soothe Calming Moisturizing Lotion. I have mentioned this in the past that I use a face moisturizer on my chest and back to help control my acne. This one I won in a giveaway so I decided to use it for that purpose. Did a great job of keeping my body moisturizer and not break me out. I will not be repurchasing because I don’t think Tula even ships to Canada?

Next up is a product I got in my Boxycharm, the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm. This balm is great at removing a full face of makeup. I enjoy using it after a night out to quickly and effectively remove my makeup. The only thing I don’t like is that if I get it in my eyes my vision gets all blurry. Very annoying. So while it did a good job of removing my makeup, I would go half-blind for five minutes after using it. I will not be repurchasing it because I have other products I want to test out.

The final product is the Nivea Hydro Care lip balm. I love this lip balm, but I repurchased it AND THEY CHANGE THE FORMULA. I am shocked and saddened. It smells different and feels different on the lips. I don’t like the new formula as much. I will continue to use my new lip balms since I purchased them, but guys it’s not the same. 😭

And those are my product empties! Also, I am looking into changing up how I take my photos, so head over to my Insta (@xoxoxoleelee) and let me know what you think!

xoxo

Lea

Product Empties September 2019

Hey guys! Remember last product empties post I said I would post more often so there would be less products in one post? Ya that didn’t happen… today we have sixteen products! I honestly think I’m going to turn this into a monthly series in order to shorten these posts. On the plus side I am really proud of myself! I have been making a conscious effort to finish up half-used products, these posts really show that I have been doing that! So without further ado, my empties:

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So starting off with lip balm, I have three empties. I’m really bad at having multiple lip balms all over the place, so I’m trying to whittle my collection down. First I still had the old version of the Bite Beauty Agave lip balm (there new one is called Agave+). I won’t ramble on about the old formula since it’s not available anymore, but I do like the new formula. I also finished up a mini sample of the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. This mini sample took me almost a year to finish, I’m sure the large size would last forever. I already have another mini of the grapefruit flavour, but I would personally suggest their balm over the mask. Finally, my favourite lip balm is the Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm. It’s super light weight on the lips but also super moisturizing. And it’s like $3 for a two pack, which is way cheaper than the other two I finish. Nivea is my ride-or-die, I have seven littered around my house.

Next empty is something that doesn’t exist anymore. I got an NYX single shadow in a holiday kit, and I finished the eyeshadow! It was a bone coloured creme, and I used it to set my eye primer every single day. I’m not sure if the quality of other NYX shadows are similar, but based on this single shadow I would purchase a palette of theirs.

Sticking with the drugstore, I finished my Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless powder. This was the first powder I purchased, about three years ago. I like this powder way more than their loose setting powder. It is just so buttery and creamy, and doesn’t leave your face looking cakey. I did decided to repurchase this powder because I really do like it. I don’t necessarily use it everyday, but it is create for touch ups. I highly recommend, best drugstore powder in my opinion!

Next up is pair of lashes – the Lashaholic Instaglam lashes. These ones are finally too full of mascara and lash glue to be worn anymore. But I friggin loved these lashes. I got them in a Boxycharm box once I just feel in love. I like them because they are very fluffy and not too full, so it is still possible to see the eye look behind the lashes. I also have hooded eyes, and I find that they just suited my eye shape so well. I would love to repurchase these, but it’s not just very economical of me to buy one pair of lashes from an American website. I will thoroughly miss these though.

Now to take a break from makeup, I have some skincare products. If you are new here, check out my last products empties post, I have already reviewed the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Mattifying Lotion. You can tell I love these products just by the fact that I have already finished them again since my last product empties post.

Another skincare product is a sample of the GlamGlow Supermud Activated Charcoal Treatment mask. I know this is one of the most popular charcoal face masks on the market, but I have to be honest – I didn’t like it that much. It made my face feel really tingly and tight afterwards. While it did a good job of cleaning out my pores, it did nothing for my active breakouts. It also smells like licorice – not my favourite scent.

Next up I have three setting sprays, because I go through setting sprays like water. From the drugstore I have the Milani Make It Last setting spray and the NYX Dewy Finish Setting spray. I like both of these because they do what they say. The Milani one makes my makeup last longer compared to other setting sprays, and the NYX one makes my face look dewy. Both are reasonably priced, therefore I would recommend both (and I have repurchased both). The other setting spray is the Mac Prep + Prime Fix +. Listen, this is a cult classic for a reason. I don’t know what they put in this spray, but my makeup just always looks ten times better after applying it. It takes away the powdery look and makes the makeup just melt into the skin. It is also amazing for enhancing any eye shadows, pigments or highlights. I will always have Mac Fix+ on my vanity.

Next up are two products from Sol de Janeiro. I finished a mini of the Coco Cabana Body Cream. I love this scent and I do find the textures between this one and the original slightly different. The original is a true cream whereas this one is more of a gel. Anyways I love it so much and I did repurchase it. Then I had a mini of the Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel. While I really liked using it, I will not be repurchasing it. The shower cream smells exactly like the cream, but I found it had not staying power. Sometimes I will use a shower gel or soap and can smell it on my skin afterwards. This wasn’t the case for this one. So while I enjoy using it in the shower, I didn’t notice a huge difference in my skin. I rather by the lotion which has a strong lasting power than buy the shower gel.

Another body product is The Body Shop Body Butter in the scent Mango. Oh I love their body butters. They are just so moisturizing but also fast drying. I don’t have to wait forever for it to absorb into my skin. I have tried three of their scents so far, and next time I want to try another one. The Body Shop has such a nice range of scent, there is one for everyone.

My final product is the L’Oreal Dream Length Saviour Mask. It was a good mask but it wasn’t amazing. Like my hair did feel smoother and felt less dry after using it, but I didn’t feel blown away by it. I am on the hunt for a good hair mask, so let me know in the comments your favourite one!

And that is my product empties! What are some products that you finished lately? Let me know in the comments down below 🙂

xoxo

Lea

Hair Care Routine + Products

Hey guys! Today’s post is inspired by the fact that when I told my friends I use blue shampoo, none of them knew what that was! So I will be sharing all the products I use on my hair on a regular basis. I just want to preface by giving you guys a little hair story. I have pretty thick hair and it’s naturally curly. My curls have slowly died over the years, probably through a combination of excessive chlorine and dyeing it. I started dyeing my hair only three years ago. I am currently dyeing it slightly darker than my natural hair colour. And finally it is really susceptible to getting dry/damaged looking.

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My favourite shampoo and conditioner brand is Tresemme. I find it to be a step up than other drugstore brands, but still cheaper than high end brands. When I have my hair freshly coloured I used their Keratin Smooth Colour line, but I have used many of their other lines before. I really like that they have bigger bottles because I go through a lot of shampoo and conditioner since I have a lot of hair.

Now when I recently went darker, I asked my hairdresser how to keep my hair from going brassy. It’s not just blondes that suffer from brassiness. When my colour starts to fade, I find that there is an orange quality that peeps through my hair. My hairdresser recommended to try blue shampoo and conditioner. Blondes use purple to cancel yellowness, but brunettes can use blue to cancel our orange. I use the Joico Colour Balance Blue Shampoo and Conditioner. I use this about one a week and I notice such a huge difference in my hair colour. It really does help cancel out the brassiness and makes my hair colour look fresh again.

One more shampoo recommendation is the Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three. If you swim in chlorine water, you need this shampoo. If you guys didn’t know, I work as a lifeguard. When I was in high school I was in the pool around five times a week. The chlorine absolutely killed my hair, so I looked for a solution and found this shampoo. It does such an amazing job and getting all of the chlorine out of my hair. I will use this shampoo and a deep conditioning mask to save my hair. I don’t go in the pool as often anymore, but I keep this product around for when I do.

I like to deep condition my hair around once a week as well. I will put the mask in my hair and let it sit for 5 minutes at least, I usually shave my legs while I wait. The mask I am currently using is the L’Oreal Dream Lengths Saviour Mask. It’s a pretty good mask, definitely leaves my hair feeling softer and shinier after. Another good drugstore brand for hair masks is Garnier.

After I wash my hair and towel it off I like to apply a hair serum, focusing on the ends of my hair. I find that the ends are definitely where my hair gets the most dry, so adding an oil helps keep them strong and healthy. I am currently using the L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Cica Creme, which is meant for breakage and split ends. It’s less of an oil and more like a creamy liquid, but it still does a good job.

Finally I apply a hair mousse to helps give my curls shape and then leave my hair to air dry. People are always shocked when I tell them I don’t blow dry my hair. But blow drying my hair gets rid of my curls, plus my hair is damaged enough I don’t need to add heat damage on top of it haha! I am still on the hunt for the best hair mousse. A good drugstore one is the Tresemme Flawless Curls Mousse. I am currently using the Amika The Perfect Body Whipped Mousse, which I think they changed or reformulated or got rid of I’m not sure. On the website they have the Plus Size Perfect Body Mousse. This one is pretty good, but I think a mousse specifically designed for curls would be better. If you guys have any mousse recommendations for curly hair please let me know!

And that is my everyday hair care routine. I do sometimes curl or straighten my hair, but this is what I do on a more average basis! Hope you guys found this useful 🙂

xoxo

Lea

 

Product Empties Winter 2019

Hello friends! Today’s blog post I know if a favourite – I am doing a product empties post. I try and do these posts around a few times a year. Most of the products a skin care, but there is some skin care along with two beauty products!

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My first beauty product is a finished an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (in the shade Dark Brown). This is by far my favourite brow pencil, but too be far I have never tried the Benefit ones so maybe I should try them. I just find this pencil quick and easy to use, and the shade is the perfect match for me. I have repurchased this item, and I am actually almost out of my current Brow Wiz.

The other beauty product is the Laura Mercier Transculent Loose Setting Powder. As an oily girl, I got through powder so quickly, so it didn’t take me that long to finish this mini. The Laura Mercier powder is a cult classic because it was one of the first really nice setting powders that came out. I got another mini in a Sephora 500 points box, but I am currently testing out a new powder (stay tuned for that).

The first of two cleanser I finished is the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser. For some reason they don’t have it on Sephora anymore, but it’s still available on the Philosophy website. This is my current morning cleanser and I have used it for awhile. I really like the orange smell, it helps me to wake up in the morning. I find that it helps keep my face clean overall, but I still get hormonal acne. I think that I will finish my current bottle and then try another cleanser – it’s nice to try new things.

I finished both a mini and a sample of Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. I just love this cleanser for a gentle clean at night or in the shower. I keep on buying this cleanser just because I love how clean my face feels after using this. The cucumber scent is also amazing. I don’t think I could only use this cleanser because sometimes I need a deeper clean, but if you have sensitive skin you would love this for an everyday cleanser. I will continue buying and using this cleanser probably forever.

Next up for skincare is the Pacifica Kale Luxe Oil-Free Multi Cream. It’s funny because I loved this moisturizer all last winter, and then summer came I stopped loving it. I was super oily in the summer so I switched to a different moisturizer. I just recently started using this on my body just to be able to finish it and get rid of it. I will say, if you are looking for a cruelty-free and vegan moisturizer though, this is a good one. Would I repurchase? No probably not again.

The moisturizer I switched to is the Origins Matte Moisturizer. This moisturizer was what I used all summer and fall. It is amazing for oily skin because it hydrates your skin but makes it look matte. It wore beautifully under makeup. I did repurchase this moisturizer, but I haven’t been using it as much lately because the winter weather has made my skin drier. I am sure once the weather warms up I will reach for the product again.

I had a sample of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and as soon as my skin started to get drier I used up all of this sample. This product is amazing and I love it. It has a light, gel like consistency, so it doesn’t feel like it is clogging my pores or anything. It you have oily skin but are looking for something very hydrating, I would definitely check this one out. I haven’t repurchased this yet, but I think the next sale Sephora has I will pick this up.

The final skin care product is the St Ives Facial Scrub (they have renamed/repackaged it but I assume the one I linked is the same as the one I used). It’s funny because I didn’t realize how much I liked this product until I tried other exfoliators. I felt it did an amazing job of exfoliating and reviving my skin. I would use it in the shower, because I find it easier to wash of exfoliators that way, and my skin always felt so smooth after. The scent is so amazing as well. I didn’t repurchase this product because I have other exfoliators I want to finish first, but once I finish those I think I will pick this up again.

The final three products are hair care. First is the Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo in Dark Tones. My mom actually bought me the mini to try, because it said it’s nice to try out new products and I am so happy she bought me this. I was in love with Batiste Dry Shampoo for so long, but I love this one so much more. I think my hair looks a lot nicer after using this dry shampoo – it’s lighter in comparison to Batiste. Also the fact that this dry shampoo is formulated for darker hair means there is no white cast. I purchased a large bottle of this and I am loving it.

Next is the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask. I got this sample in back in my September 2017 Boxycharm and I just finished it now because I wasn’t a huge fan. I used it once when I first got it and then didn’t use it. I am trying to finish open products, so I finished using this sample and I will not be repurchasing. I honestly didn’t notice much of a difference. I have pretty dry ends from years of swimming and drying my hair, so I expect a lot from my deep conditioners. Honestly I see the same results as using my conditioner. Now I do have medium-to-thick curly hair, so maybe someone who has finer hair would enjoy this deep conditioner more. I also know that this deep conditioner is free of a lot of the chemicals found in other deep conditioners. But honestly I don’t want to pay almost $50 on a mask that doesn’t barely anything for me personally. It does smell nice at least.

The final product I also received in my Boxycharm. I received the Marajo Hair Anti-Frizz Serum Capsules in my December box and I already finished all of them. The capsules had the perfect amount of oil, and I found the oil to be very nourishing for my hair. I really liked this oil, but I am not willing to pay $18 USD and however much shipping is for this hair oil. Plus these pods are not that environmentally friendly, so it’s just overall easier to just a different hair oil.

And those were all my empties! I am always down to try new products, especially skincare, so let me you what your favourite products are in the comments!

xoxo

Lea

Product Empties

Hey guys! I am back with another product empties! These are products that I have used up this past summer/spring. I have a ton of products, so I will try and keep my comments about each product short and sweet. I will also add if I would repurchase each product, because I find that super helpful.

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First I have a large and a travel size of the Garnier Micellar Water. I always have one of these bottles in my empties posts because I love this product. I like this product because it does a good job of removing my makeup, and leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed. Would I purchase again? Yes, I already have. Almost done my current bottle.

Another makeup remover that I finished is the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover. I’m a little extra when it comes to removing my makeup, and use a oily one for my eye makeup. I really enjoy this one because it’s oily enough to remove stubborn mascara, but not too oily that is leaves unwanted oil residue on my eyes. It does a good job and its a good price. Would I purchase again? Yes!

This summer was the summer of body lotions, as I finished three different ones. The first was the OGX Hydrating Argan Oil of Morocco Lotion. This bottle took me awhile to finish. Just a little bit of this lotion went a long way. I like the way it smells. Mostly importantly, my skin felt very soft and smooth. Would I purchase again? Yes, eventually. I currently have many other lotions that I want to finish, but I would definitely recommend this one.

Unlike the OGX body lotion, I finished the sample of the Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream that I received in my Boxycharm very quickly. I found that I had to use more product to get a similar smooth and soft feeling, but I absolutely love the scent. It smells of pistachio and coconut, an combination that reminds me of summer and tropical vacations. The scent is so strong and lingers that people would ask me an hour after I applied the lotion what perfume I was wearing. Would I purchase again? Yes I already have. I adore the scent!

The final lotion I have is the Nivea Creme. This was my first time trying this classic, and I really liked it! I don’t use this lotion every day because it is very thick. I mainly reserve this for when my skin is very dry, or when I don’t want a very strong scent. Would I purchase again? Yes, I think I am going to enjoy this lotion in the winter.

This is my second time finishing a Benefit POREfessional Face Primer. I have tried a few other face primers, and I just like this one just a little more than other primers. I like the way it blurs out my pores, and I find it makes my makeup last a bit more compared to other primers, so I generally reach for this one. Would I purchase again? Yes I already have.

My current favourite toner is the Origins Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner. This is a great toner for oily skin. It leaves my skin feeling clean and tight, ready for a good moisturizer. Since starting this toner I have noticed that my pores don’t get as clogged. Also has a nice minty smell. Would I purchase again? Yes, I love this toner!

Another skin care product is the Pacifica Beauty Kale Luxe Oil-Free Multi Cream. This is my second bottle that I have finished. I enjoy this moisturizer because it is light-weight and makes my skin feels soft and hydrated. Would I purchase again? I have purchased another one, but I am currently using a different one. I wanted something that makes my skin look matte, and this one doesn’t really do that.

A shower cream that I finished was the Body Shop Shea Butter Shower Cream. A friend gave me this for my birthday. To be honest, I thought at first it was the coconut one, so I was disappointed when it didn’t smell like coconut. I’m not a big fan of the smell, but otherwise I did enjoy it. It suds up pretty nicely and did a good job of cleaning my skin. Would I purchase again? No, because I didn’t like the scent. That being said, I would maybe try some of their other shower creams in different scents.

A hair mask that I finished was the Tresemme Repair and Protect 7 Instant Recovery Mask. WOW, I loved this mask. I would use it once a week, generally when I would shave my legs. It has an amazing scent and did an amazing job at revitalizing my hair. My hair felt so much softer and smoother after, especially my dry ends. This is a great drug store priced hair mask! Would I purchase again? YES!

The final two empties are my beloved setting sprays. The first is the MAC Prep + Prime Fix +. The second is Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I am a little extra, and I use two setting sprays every day. I always use the MAC Fix + first to help melt all my makeup into my skin. It does an amazing job at making my makeup look less powdery and more flawless. It is also great at intensifying powder products like eyeshadow or highlight. After using MAC Fix+ I usually go in with a second setting spray, one that makes my makeup last longer. My favourite is by far the UD All Nighter. It makes my makeup last longer without my making my face tight or sticky. Both these setting sprays are great for different reasons. Would I purchase again? Yes, I can live without either of these setting sprays.

And those were all my product empties! Do you like prefer when I have lots of empties in one post, or would you prefer me doing them more often? Let me know down below! I am also working on doing a big makeup/skincare declutter, so look forward to a post about that soon!

xoxo

Lea