Monday, 29 June 2015

April Favourites

The only favourite I had in April is our new place! It's so nice to have room again. Soon enough I'll have my make up unpacked and be able to use it again.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Birchbox - March 2015

I was super excited for this Birchbox when I saw a spoiler. Can you tell why?

Included in March's Birchbox:
  • theBalm Cosmetics Read My Lips Lip Gloss in BAM! - sample size 0.08oz $4.40 - full size 0.3 oz $16.50
  • Fekkai PrX Reparatives Conditioner - sample size 2oz $7 - full size 8oz $28
  • Beauty Blender - sample size 1 blender $17.50 - full size 2 blenders $35
  • Temple Spa Peace Be Still Calming Body Balm - sample size 25mL $4.84 - full size 150mL $29
  • Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum - sample size 2mL $2.32 - full size 100mL $116
Retail value of the month's Birchbox: $36.06 ($1.41 less than last month)

BEAUTY BLENDER!! This made the box. It's the only thing that won't get put away to use later. I'm been fighting the urge to use it before taking pictures and posting it. Now I can use it!  

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

ipsy - March 2015

A very Springy bag this month from ipsy.

Included in March's bag:
  • Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind Highlighter in Crystal Pink - sample size 0.07oz $3.87 - full size 0.47oz $26
  • dr. brandt pores no more anti-aging mattiflying lotion - sample size 7.5g $9 - full size 50g $60
  • pur-lisse pur-delicate gentle soy milk cleanser and makeup remover - sample size 1oz $6.43 - full size 5.6oz $36
  • NYX Butter Lipstick in Hunk - sample size 4.5g - full size 4.5g $6
  • Boo-Boo Cover Up in Medium - sample size 4mL - full size 4mL $10
Retail value of March's ipsy bag: $35.30 ($55.19 less than last month)

I can't really compare last month's price to this month's, mainly because we got a super expensive oil and an over-priced lash curler. This month's bag wasn't too bad. The cover up is too dark for me, so I'll give it to Mum. The product is made in Canada though! The lipstick and the highlighter will go into the makeup rotation and the cleanser and moisturizer will go into the bathroom to try out after I get through some other products.

Monday, 22 June 2015

March Empties

More empties!

The Body Shop Raspberry Body Scrub - looks like I had two. It's just ok.

Random Bath Salts - I got these for Christmas years and years ago. I used them up.

Satin Care Shaving Cream - I'm not picky with shave cream. It was on sale at Costco.

Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes - full size and travel size - my go-to wipes when my favourites aren't on sale.

Amika Nourishing Mask - This was just okay. I didn't find it any different than normal conditioner.

Clarisea Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant - Basically salt with charcoal in it. I didn't find it did anything special.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs - I didn't really like it. Kinda glad it's gone.

I've decided to include candles. I finished these two this month. I've had them for years. I've kinda outgrown Yankee candles.

I finished a ton of teas! I have repurchased Alpine Punch and I think that was the only one that I really liked.

Friday, 19 June 2015

March Favourites

I don't think I had any favourites in March. For the most part, everything was already packed.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

March Nail Polish Colours

I don't think I painted my nails once in March. Packing and nails don't mix.

Monday, 15 June 2015

February Empties

Another good empties month! Moving really gets your butt in gear to work through products.

Avon Bubble Bath in Lavender Flowers - I have tons of Avon Bubble Bath and I don't like it. I'm slowly getting through it.

Harvey Prince Ageless Liquid Loofah in Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Botanicals - It was a nice smell but I have a ton of body wash to get through.

H20+ Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash - Again, smelled nice but I have a ton to get through.

The Body Shop Raspberry Body Scrub - This was just ok. It was like putting raspberry jam all over me. I didn't find it scrubbed really.

Glamglow Thirstymud - I found this was extremely over rated. It dried my skin out more than it put moisture in. I'm very happy I bought just the mini one.

Lush Fresh Face Mask in Oatifix - one of my go-to's in the winter months.

Clinique City Sheer Block in SPF 25 - I've had this for years and I'm finally done. It was suppose to be a primer, but I just used it as a sunscreen. 

Biore Nose Strip - Old faithful.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Serum - I found this just pilled up. 

Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum - Didn't do anything for me.

Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot - Didn't do anything for me either.

Sensodyne Pronamel - My go-to toothpaste.

Compliments Cotton Pads - Not my favourite but they worked.

Avon Nail Experts Cuticle Balm - loved this but it's been discontinued. Boo.

I finished a bunch of tea! None of them really stuck out to me.

Friday, 12 June 2015

ipsy - February 2015

This month's ipsy bag is kinda cute. I think it'll go well for the few times I wear pink.

For 250 points, I got a pack of 10 skyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Cloths. This pack would retail for $5. That's not bad.

Included in this months bag:
  • Demeter Fragrance Library in First Love - sample size 8mL - full size 8mL $10
  • Mitchell and Peach Flora No. 1 Fine Radiance Face Oil - sample sample 10mL $28.50 - full size 20mL $57 (approx. in Canadian dollars - price on website is in GBP)
  • ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini - sample size 3.6g -full size 3.6g $22
  • City Colour Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini - sample size 2.3mL - full size 2.3mL $4.99
  • Emite Makeup Eyelash Curler - sample size 1 curler - full size 1 curler $25
Retail value of February's bag: $90.49 ($42.03 more than last months bag)

This was a take it or leave it bag for me. My favourite thing was the blush and everything else was just ok.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Birchbox - February 2015

Yay! It's Birchbox time again!

Included in February's Birchbox:
  • Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in Hearththrob - sample size 0.079oz $10.69 - full size 0.17oz $23
  • derma e Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Scrub - sample size 1oz $3.38 - full size 4oz $13.50
  • TOCCA Creama da Mano in Cleopatra - sample size 1oz $5 - full size 2oz $10
  • Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips - sample size 3mL $3.40 - full size 15mL $17
  • Noir Long-Wear Eyeliner in Forever Noir - sample size 0.04oz - full size 0.04 $15
Retail value of this month's box: $37.47 ($10.24 more than last month)

So another derma e product twice in a row. I'm not upset my this, because I like the brand, but mix it up a bit. The black eyeliner is the only thing I'm kinda sad about. I have so many from the boxes over the years, I don't think I'll ever have to buy a pencil liner. I don't even use them much so it takes me forever to get through one.

Monday, 8 June 2015

February Nail Polish Colours

Sadly, in the packing process, my little pile of monthly nail colours got mixed up with non-monthly, and so, no post this month. The worst part is, I did paint my nails a lot in February.