Friday, 23 October 2015

Ta Da!

Therefore there will be no posts today. I'm spending the weekend with family and friends and hopefully I'll have some pictures to post on Monday!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

September Favourites

I've got some favourites this month! Wee! If you haven't already guessed from reading my blog, I'm a skincare junkie. So, of course, this month is all about the skincare. My face has been going nuts with the seasons changing and these three have saved me.

Fresh Rose Face Mask - My skin just drinks this up! I'll wash and exfoliate my face then throw this one and watch some YouTube and wash it off after 10 minutes or so. My skin feels so much better! Then nighttime moisturizer and bed.

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash - I think this may be my new favourite face wash. I've been testing out a bunch and this is number 1 right now. It takes so little to wash my face that the price may as well be worth it.

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment - This stuff is a YouTube favourite and I can see why. I use this just in my t-zone as my cheeks are too dry for the power this stuff does. It has really cleared up the blackheads on my nose, chin, and from around my lips. I use it once a week or so, depending on my face that day. It's pricey but works wonders for me.

Monday, 19 October 2015

September Empties

I finished up quite a few products in September. #proudofmyself

Balea Exfloliating Face Treatment in Cream and Honey - It smelled nice but was not overly memorable. Wouldn't Repurchase. 

The Body Shop Blue Corn Scrub Mask - This used to be holy grail before I knew what exfloiators were. Finally finished it up. This was my back up.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel - This broke me out like crazy. I will not be buying this.  

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster - This is Holy Grail for me. I always have a back up.

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Eye Gel - Gels and my face don't agree. This did nothing for me. 

Philosophy Purity Cleanser - This was ok. It didn't dry out my skin, but at the same time, I didn't get that clean feeling. I might get it again, once I'm done all my cleansers.

Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub - I like this, but I have found better. I can't buy it locally so I probably won't buy it again.

Givenchy Ange ou Demon sample - I don't know where I'd buy this even if I did like it. It's too powdery for me/

FCUK her sample - Again I don't know where I could buy it. It is nice though, I'd wear it again if I got it.

Klorane Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair - This is almost too dark for me with my summer colouring, but perfect for my winter colouring. I'll probably get more when I'm out of my full size regular stuff.

Scope Outlast Mouthwash - We bought a duo at Costco. This is the last of it.

Sensodyne Toothpaste - My Go-To. I'm working through some samples from the dentist.

Oral-B Complete Floss - Sample from my dentist. It was floss. Nothing special.

Whish Shave Cream in Acai Grapefruit - I wouldn't buy a full size of this, but if I got it in a box, I'd use it.

Dove Anti-Perspirant Mini - I think I bought this for travel. I wouldn't buy a full size.

The Body Shop Oceanus Bubble Bath - Long since discontinued.

Calgon Body Mist in Moon Petal Mist - I've had this since high school. No, I won't buy it again.

A couple of DavidsTeas - I didn't really like either of them, but since it's getting colder, I figured I'd get back on the bandwagon.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Finish 5 By Fall - Finale!

I didn't really make any progress on the eye products, so I didn't bother with taking pictures again.

I didn't do as bad as I thought I would actually. I did finish a couple of products that I've had for a long time. I think for my next project I'm going to put those three products in it and put three more old ones that aren't make up.

That's right, I'm doing Finish 6 by Christmas! You'll be that post next week, hopefully!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

September Nail Polish Colours

I didn't paint my nails or use anything on them at all in September. I have been taking new vitamins though. They're growing but still are brittle. I'm working on it!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

I'm Canadian so I'm celebrating Thanksgiving with my family today. I hope everyone had a good weekend. I'll have a new post up on Wednesday!

Friday, 9 October 2015

ipsy- August 2015

August's ipsy was a good one! I really like the clutch too.

Included in this month's bag:
  • Marc Anthony Argan Oil - sample size 20mL $3.20 - full size 50mL $7.99 
  • Noyah Lipstick in Desert Rose - sample size 0.04oz $4.50 - full size 0.16oz $18
  • Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Elegantly Wasted - sample size 15mL $13.24 - full size 17mL $15
  • Marsk Eye Shadow Brush - sample size 1 brush - full size 1 brush $26
  • Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Lip/Eye Pencil in Wine - sample size 0.1oz $7.06 - full size 0.17oz $12
Retail value of August's bag: $54 ($10.91 less than last month)

I'm kind of happy with this one. I already use this hair oil and I'm also out, so that saves me from buying it. It lasts forever too. The lipstick is the cutest little sample!! I'll never say no to a purple polish or another eye shadow brush. The lip liner I could have done without. I wish they would match up the lip products so that you can use them together.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Birchbox - August 2015

This month's Birchbox was a bit of a let down. 

Included in August's box:
  • amika Un.Done Texture Spray - sample size 0.75oz $3.82 - full size 5.3oz $27
  • St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower - sample size 1.6oz $7.38 - full size 6.7oz $31
  • Blaance Me Congested Skin Serum - sample size 7mL $15.89 - full size 15mL $34
  • LAQA & Co. Cheeky Lip Crayon in Cray-Cray - sample size 1 Crayon $ 8.67 - full size 3 crayons $26
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy - sample size 25g $5.50 - full size 100g $22
Retail value of this month's box: $41.26 ($24.02 more than less month)

So is it bad that I, not a hand cream lover, was most excited to see Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Cream in this box. The spray will go into the use up pile. I tend to use them as dry shampoo. The crayon will be stashed until I use up more makeup. The hand cream will also be stashed. The serum will go right into use because my skin is acting up. The tanning stuff, well, I might just throw out. I don't do self-tanner.

Monday, 5 October 2015

August Empties

I did some good full-sized damage this month on the bath products, but let's start out with the teas. I didn't drink much tea at the beginning of the summer, but it started to get cooler in the nights at the end of the month, so I started up again.

Saigon Chai - This was okay. I liked chais a lot when I bought and now I'm kinda over it. Can't say I'd purposely go out and buy it again, but wouldn't be sad if it showed up in a kit or something.

Chocolate Rocket - I've been on the hunt for a new mate tea that I like. I thought this chocolate raspberry one would be it. I was sadly mistaken.

Splash! - An oldie but a goodie. Sadly, they don't have this all the time, or they've discontinued it.

Pistachio Cream - A herbal that I didn't really care for. I didn't find it all that nutty.

Klorane Dry Shampoo - My staple. I'm trying the coloured version right now, but I think I like this one better.

Majestic Winter Winter Berry Bubble Bath - This was ok for a cheap bubble bath. It's super old and I'm glad I'm finally rid of it.

Bath Caviar in Juicy Citrus - Again, super old. It made the bath smell nice.

Just Buffing Exfoliator by Mark in Snowdrop Flower - This had walnut shells in it and they would hang out in my tubs for days. The packaging also is hard so I couldn't squeeze it. That was annoying.

Gillette Satin Care with Olay - I buy this at Costco. I'm not picky; I usually just buy whatever's on sale that week.

L.A. Girl Calcium Nail Builder - I accidentally left this open. It didn't really work for me anyways

Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask - This was nice but I can only get it at Costco and it's once in blue moon that they have it.

Sensodyne - I use sensitive toothpaste. My dentist likes to give samples. I'm working through them before they expire.

Fresh Rose Face Mask - I love this stuff. I bought a full size after trying this one little sample. I found just one use and I saw a difference.