Monday, 31 August 2015

ipsy - July 2015

July ipsy! I love the bag itself this month. It's actually cloth and not some sort of plastic.


Included in this month's bag:
  • tarte's Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave. Princess - sample size 0.11oz $12.41 full size 0.32oz $36
  • Ofra Cosmetics Eye Shadow/Highlighter in Bliss - sample size 0.14oz - full size 0.14oz $15
  • Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser - sample size 25mL $2.50 - full size 200mL $20
  • Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Lip Balm in Ruby - sample size 4.6g - full size 4.6g $14
  • Jor'el Parker Eau de Perfume in Classico - sample size 8.8mL - full size 8.8mL $21
Retail value of July's ipsy bag: $64.91 ($22.51 more than last month)

This wasn't a bad bag. I was really excited about the tarte bronzer since I've had it on my wish list for awhile. The perfume is also really nice. Be A Bombshell is never exciting for me and I wouldn't be surprised if I just throw it out. The rest will go into the use up pile.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Birchbox - July 2015

It's Birchbox time! This wasn't my favourite one but I'm interested in trying the things.


Included in July's box:
  • theBalm Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush - sample size 0.028oz $2.63 - full size 0.225 $21
  • GilChrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion - sample size 1.35oz $3.04 - full size 8oz $18
  • Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels - sample size 1 pair $4.13 - full size 8 pairs $33
  • No. 4 Clarifying Shampoo - sample size 1oz $4.24 - full size 8.5oz $36
  • Vasanti Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser - sample size 20mL $3.20 full size 150mL $24
Retail value of this month's box: $17.24 ($28.39 less than last month)

Um, $17 value?! I pay 14.95 for the box. This is aweful! I hope this doesn't stay this way or I'll be cancelling!

theBalm samples are so pointless. Everything else I'll use. The eye gels I have gotten from ipsy and I like those, so I may buy some with my points.


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

July Favourites

Since I've been trying to use up the makeup items in my project pan, this month is all about skincare favourites.


Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray - I got this with my ipsy points back in November and I've finally started to use it. I've seen spraying it on my face and neck right before I go to sleep so that I'm cooled off and it can soak in.

Glamglow Supermud Mask - I caved and bought it. It's now holy grail. It's really been helping with my oily t-zone.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - We have air conditioners in our house and they dry out my skin. I've been using this twice a week or if my face is super dry from being out in the sun. I love the smell too! It's on my wishlist to buy the full size.


Monday, 24 August 2015

Finish 5 By Fall - Update 1

Well I haven't finished anything quite yet but I have made some progress.

Estee Lauder Mascara - I didn't see a point in taking a picture, since you can't see how much I've used. It is getting drier though, so I should be done it soon.


Cover Girl Eye Shadow - There's a little bit more pan there. I haven't worn it enough though. Have to work on that.


Elizabeth Mott Eye Liner - I made quite the dent in this. I use it almost everyday on my lower lash line. It's also really soft, so when I sharpen it, a lot goes away.


Urban Decay Eye Liner - I don't use the black liner as much and so it's taking forever to get down there.


Calgon Body Mist - It's half way done!

Friday, 21 August 2015

June Nail Polish Colours

June was a good polish painting month.


OPI's Music Hall Curtain Call - orange-red shimmer- One of my favourites to wear when I don't want to wear red.


OPI's Warm Me Up - charcoal shimmer - I wore this on my toes for most of the month.


China Glaze's Salsa - red cream - This is when I realized I have a ton of red polishes.


OPI's Designer... Be Better - silver/pink metallic shimmer - I wore this on my toes for Canada Day.


Joe Fresh's Cherry - red cream - Worn on my fingers for Canada Day. Told you I've got too many reds.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

June Empties

I've got a few empties this month. It's a slow process. First up, a couple of full size products!


Origins GinZing Eye Cream - My go-to. I have a ton of sample eye creams to use up first before a go buy another though.

The Body Shop's Honey & Oat Mask - This is super old but I finally finished it. I won't be repurchasing mostly because I've discovered so many other masks that I like better. 


Eva-NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask - this was ok. I won't be rushing out and finding it on purpose.

La Fresh Travel-Lite Antibacterial Wipes - I didn't mind these. I had them in my purse for when we had our niece with us. They came in handy.

Indigena Blueberry Bliss Sugar Scrub - I've discovered that sugar scrubs do nothing for me. This was no different.

Life Brand Melatonin - Because I work at 5AM daily, I need this stuff to sleep.


Aveda All Sensitive Lotion - This was really thin and I found it didn't really do much.

Tree Hut Mango Shea Body butter - This was super mango-y. I use it mostly on my feet and legs to get them summer ready.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion - I don't ever like this stuff, but I keep getting samples of it in the mail. I use it just to use it.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Oh how life gets in the way.

So I went on a mini vacation. I have no pictures, because it rained most of the time. When it wasn't raining, we were preparing for the rain.

After vacation, it was time for other staff members to take vacation. Another person quit. It's been busy as well. So I've been busy there.

Then there was the fruit fly attack of 2015 at home. Ugh.

So needless to say, blogging hasn't been a priority on my list of things to do. Don't worry, I will be catching up on posts in the coming weeks. I'm hoping to have a couple of new things to write about soon as well; other than beauty things.

Until then,
Max