Friday, 22 January 2016

November Favourites

I have some favourites!! I've been trying out some new stuff lately so these should be all new products.


Origins Clear Improvement Mask - This is a cheaper alternative to Glamglow's Supermud. It's not the same, but the charcoal helps pull out dirt and oil.

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads - OMG I love these. I do a lot of physical exfoliation, but I thought I'd give these a go after watching some YouTubers use them. I know why they love them. I can't use them everyday because they dry out my skin but I'll use them before bed when I put on my overnight mask.

Fresh Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask - I got this at Christmas time at Sephora as a deluxe sample. I do really like it to moisturize but I don't know if I can justify the price tag.

Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo and Conditioner - I got this in a bzzagent box and I was really surprised. This is replaced my salon brand for sure. This cleans my hair so well and doesn't too add much weight it my fine hair.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

November Empties

I don't think I did too bad cleaning out the stash.


Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes - This is the end of my stash of Kirkland wipes. I need to pick some up when they go on sale again. I do have lots of my Simple ones until then

Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths - They're ok but I like my other ones better.

Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel - Gel moisturizers do not like me. 

Glamglow Supermud - This is holy grail for me. I always buy more when I'm low. 

Sephora Lotus Sleeping Mask - Again a gel. I was really disappointed with this. I bought a ton of these too. :(

Vasanti BrightenUp! - I don't mind this and I get them all the time in beauty boxes. I do have one I like better.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet - I liked the smell of this, but I have so many moisturizers to get through that it's not really a favourite.


Lady Speed Stick in Raspberry Burst - Old faithful, but I'm trying some new kinds.

Life Brand Melatonin - The cure for 4AM wake up calls.

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream - I'm not a lotion girl, but this was ok.

The Body Shop Almond Oil Nail & Cuticle Treatment - I found while packing last spring. Finished it up. I don't think you can buy this anymore. I wouldn't run out and get it if I could.


Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco - I like this and I have a back up. My hair just drinks it up.

Sensodyne Toothpaste - Nothing special. It's toothpaste.

Colgate Seneitive Pro-Relief - See above.

Redken Body Full Conditioner - I finished the shampoo last month. Again I have stuff I like better.



I finished a bunch more teas, none of which I would buy again.


Monday, 18 January 2016

Life and Times in 2016

So my goal of posting three times a week kinda worked, but I wasn't consistent. I'm going to continue trying and to also get some new content. If anyone has any ideas, PLEASE leave a comment and I'll see what people think.

Max :)

Friday, 15 January 2016

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Finish 6 By Christmas - Update 2

Another update on the project pan.


There's a bit more gone on Penny. I don't think I'll be able to finish it by my next update but I made good progress this time around.


Black Velvet is done!


Not much progress on Mink but more on Barely Beige.


A little bit more finished on the body spray. This will be another that goes into the next project.


I don't think I used lotion at all. :(


Sorry this picture is so dark. Basically Princess's sprayer broke so that's "finished" and I've moved to Black Star.

Monday, 11 January 2016

ipsy- October 2015

This month was a bit of a pass for me.


Included in October's Bag:
  • Coastal Scents Xpress Line in Black - sample size 0.12 - full size 0.12 $4.95
  • Ayres Hand Cream in Pampas Sunrise - sample size 0.7oz $6.25 - full size 1.4oz $12.50
  • LeeAnni Eco Go Away Gloomy Day Serum - sample size 0.5oz $14.99 - full size 1oz $29.98
  • theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick - sample size 1.2mL $3.30 - full size 6.5mL $17
  • Aurora Gel Effect Nail Polish in Inky Dinky - sample size 12mL - full size 12mL $12
Retail value on this month's bag: $41.49 ($2.16 less than last month)

With the dollar being so low, I was really iffy on keeping ipsy. But at a value of 40ish bucks, and I'm only paying 20, I can't complain. 

More to the use up pile. 2016 is going to be a panning year!

Friday, 8 January 2016

Birchbox - October 2015

October's box has a good assortment in it.


Included in October's Birchbox:
  • Paula's Choice Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer - sample size 15mL $10.77 - full size 50mL $36
  • 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment - sample size 1.5oz $5.25 - full size 6oz $21
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara - sample size 0.13oz $14.35 - full size 0.29oz $32
  • Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge in Sydney - sample size 1.7g $7.04 - full size 7g $29
  • English Laundry No. 7 for her - sample size 0.07oz $4.30 - full size 1.7oz $104.50
Retail value of this month's bow $41.71 ($9.14 more than last month)

I'm still really loving Birchbox. I enjoy the fact that it's not all makeup. I'm going to continue this into next year.

All of this will go into the use up pile until I get rid of some other samples first.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

October Favourites

I really didn't have any favourites in October. Nothing new as of yet; been saving my money for the VIB Rouge sale.

Monday, 4 January 2016

October Empties

I've got a decent about of empties this month.


Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - I love the smell of this and it works wonders on my face in the summer when I don't need a lot of moisture but still need to fix my dry skin. I'm buying the full size once I get through some of my moisturizers.

Simple face wipes - staple, I'm sure you've seen these lots. 

B. Kamins Corrective Primer - I didn't like this. it just sat on my skin and didn't correct anything.

Freeman Clay Mask with Mint and Lemon - This wasn't anything special. I wouldn't buy it again.

Balea Brightening Mud Face Mask - I didn't find it actually brightened. I won't buy it again. 


Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths - These were interesting, but I won't go out and look for them. I think they're a bit of a waste of money. If I got them in another box though, I wouldn't be sad. 

A hand wipe from Montanas - I'm not really sure why I put that in there...

Pro-Namel Toothpaste - Typical sensitive toothpaste.


Avon Eye Makeup Remover - this takes FOREVER to use up. It's my favourite though.

Redken Body Full Shampoo - My usual volume shampoo but I've found something I like better.

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel - This is a sample size. I bought the full size one.

Avon Naturals Shower Gel in Gardenia - I love these shower gels. They're cheap and they work well. I have tons to get through first though.

Burberry The Beat - It was ok, but I won't buy the full size.

Marc Jabobs Daisy Eau So Fresh - From my Christmas project pan.


Can you tell it's fall? I finished a bunch of teas! I'm obsessed with Sugar Plum Forest.  


I finished a couple of candles!

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy 2016!


I hope you had a great 2015 and an awesome New Year's Eve! I know I did.