Sunday, October 12, 2014

Empties and More Empties

SKINCARE

1. Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes.  I'm not one for facial wipes; I tend to use them only for flights, emergencies and the occasional lazy late night.  Like other wipes, these really didn't remove much makeup and they irritated my eyes.

2. Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream.  This is a great, light, almost non-scented moisturizer.  I used this as night moisturizer, but would happily use it twice a day.  I'm tempted to repurchase but I am interested in trying her nourish daily moisturizer next. 

3. Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse.  Marketed toward oily, acne, combination skin, I hoped to use this to improve the small, ever present, spots/bumps on my jaw line.  While I didn't see an improvement in that area, this cleanser left my skin feeling very clean without stripping it.  The scent is absolutely wonderful and I just loved using this after taking off my makeup.  

4. Boots Botanics Super Serum Age Defense. In hopes of preventing lines and aging on my neck and d├ęcolletage, I used as the final step in my skincare routine (when I remembered to).  I can't tell if it has made any difference but hopefully down the road I will.  

MAKEUP & PERFUME


1. Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne.  Rose scent, gorgeous packaging, luxurious but not long lasting on the skin.

2. Tory Burch Eau de Perfume.  Smells exactly like a Tory Burch store!  This isn't enough of a classic scent for me to purchase the full size version, but I did enjoy using this sample.  

3. Folle de Joie Eau de Perfume.  Somewhat spicy and somewhat floral, this is more my type of scent.  It is bold but still delicate and romantic and great for any time of the year. 

4. Lather Custom Oil. Although this blend was meant to help with headaches, I used this before bed in hopes of sleeping better.  Didn't really work but the scent was nice.

5. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation. This foundation lasted me a good two years before it ran dry.  This was my go to foundation for normal to good skin days.  It gives a healthy glow to the skin, feels weightless and blends seamlessly.  I did find it clings to dry patches on occasion though.

6. L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Heavenly Berry. I can't say enough good things about this lip balm.  Not only is it super easy to apply, it actually has color payoff and is incredibly moisturizing.  The perfect throw in your bag lip product.

BODYCARE


1. Lather Therapeutic Bath Tonic.  I made this to smell like Christmas and did it ever!  It sadly didn't last too many baths but I loved it. 

2. Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant.  Natural but expensive.  Doesn't do anything special, so I am perfectly fine with using regular deodorant from Target.  However, if you are into natural products then it would be a good one to pick up.

3. Naobay Body Radiance Lotion.  Awkward scent, tacky in application, average moisture.  Although it is natural, it made my skin itch.

4. gla Himalayan Salt and Rose Water Replenishing Body Cleanser. Another fantastic smelling rose product.  I randomly saw this in HomeGoods one day and had to pick it up.  Probably my favorite shower gel for getting that super clean feeling.

5. Harvey Prince Ageless Liquid Loofah.  This sample was fairly tiny and I was disappointed that it only lasted a few washes.  It wasn't exfoliating, as it claims, but the scent is really nice and not something I would normally pick up.

6. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Cream.  My thoughts on this are exactly the same as my thoughts on the Naobay product.  Maybe the Naobay is a dupe for the Fresh version? 


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