Monday, April 21, 2014


I have been very motivated to use up products by doing these posts. Here are all of my most recent beauty empties!

Here's what I thought of these products:

1. Keylime Cupcake Body Scrub: I really enjoyed this scrub, it was great to get rid of all of that dead, winter skin and left my skin feeling so smooth. The scent was amazing. I got this at Winner's and have a back-up for next winter.

2. Olay Ribbons Avocado & Cucumber Body Wash: This is so thick and creamy and really leaves my skin feeling moisturized. I will probably repurchase this again - perhaps a different scent.

3. John Freida Sheer Blonde Shampoo: I like this, but I don't find that it does anything incredible for my hair. If anything, it drys out my hair...I probably wouldn't repurchase.

4. The Body Shop Shower Gel (Satsuma): I LOVE this scent and the gel lathers nicely. I already have several other samples in different scents.

5. Julep Age Defying Hand Brightener: I really like this cream. It helps my hands survive the cold, dry winters. I already have a back-up of this product.

6. Benefit Total Moisture Face Cream: I received this in my TopBox last year. I have put off using it for a long time, but Wow! This is so moisturizing! I was so impressed! I already have another sample of this from this year's TopBox.

7. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum: I am really enjoying this brand lately. I love the citrus scent, how quickly this soaks into my skin and the effects of it. I also love the packaging, the pump makes applying this so easy! I will probably repurchase this.

8. Michael Todd Intensive Organic Cream Eye Treatment: This is a nice cream. It takes a little while to soak into the skin, but does leave the eye area very hydrated. I have one more to use, which came with my skin regimen that I purchased. This lasted me a loooong time.

9. Simple Cleansing Wipes: These were nice and gentle. They don't have a harsh smell and do a good job of removing make-up. I really like the Simple Make-Up Remover, so I thought that I would like these - and I do! I would repurchase these.

10. Ole Henriksen Truth To Go Wipes: These smell absolutely incredible! When I needed a pick-me-up, I would use one just for the scent haha...odd I know. They really leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world. I will be repurchasing these!

11. Manna Blush in Orgasmic: I received this in my Wantable Box last May. I really enjoyed using it. It had just enough shimmer to create a glowy look. I probably won't repurchase this as I am not sure where to get it.

12.Colgate Pro Dental: I usually don't put toothpaste in here, but this was thrown in from my travel bag. this tasted a lot like baking soda, which I am not overly fond of. I prefer mint flavored toothpaste. Probably wouldn't repurchase.

13. Skintimate Shaving Cream: This lathers up really nice and does a good job. I really like this, but no more than other shaving creams. I will purchase it if it is on sale.

14. Laura Mercier Face Polish: This is amazing! Such a great exfoliant! Very gentle and smells fantastic! I will look into buying this when I finish my Michael Todd scrubs.

15. Benefit Fake-Up in Light: I didn't like this. I didn't find that it was very creamy and clung onto dry skin patches. I would not purchase the full size.

16. Gud Natural Body Lotion in Pearanormal: This scent was a bit much for me. It took a long time to sink into my skin. I would not purchase the full size.

17. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation, Brightening Moisturizer: This has a light scent and kept my sin feeling very hydrated. I only got 2 uses out of this sample, so I am still unsure if I would buy the full size.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sephora Haul! 15% OFF!

A few weeks ago, Sephora had their 15% off Sale for VIBs, so I took advantage of it and bought the following:

I have been lusting over a lot of these products and decided that the 15% off sale would be the best time to try them! I know that I am late to join the naked band wagon, but better late than never, right? I am absolutely LOVING the UD Naked 2 Palette, it is so beautiful and can really create so many different looks. This is by far the make-up item that I am the most pleased to own! I also bought the UD Naked Basics Palette. I am less impressed with this. I find that there is a lot of fall out, but do really like the colours. I am still thinking about returning this. The UD Naked Foundation, BB Cream & B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray were a great deal! I have previously received a sample of the spray and LOVE it! The foundation has been amazing, a perfect amount of glow and great coverage. I am less impressed with the BB Cream, but like the fact that it contains SPF. The UD Primer Potion works great, I like that it is not overly tinted and that it applies easily to the lid. I splurged on the 2-pack of the Beauty Blender. I have used dupes before and this definitely get the job done much better! I can't say that I have totally converted fro my Real Techniques Brushes, but I do enjoy using it to perfectly blend everything. I bought the St. Tropez Self Tanning Glove to use with the St. Tropez Gradual Tanning Gel that I purchased at Winner's. It says to rinse using warm water...DON'T! I did and it shriveled right up! I returned it for a new one. I recommend either not rinsing it at all, or using cold water only! I got the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe. It is perfect for filling in my brows just enough without them looking too harsh. I really like how precise this pencil is and that it has a spoolie. Lastly, I bought the Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Pencil in Champagne. This has such a nice, creamy texture and applies like a dream. I like applying it to my inner corners.

I know that went a little crazy, but I am loving all of these products (minus the Naked Basics) and using them regularly.

April TopBox

Last month, I received the GlamGlow TopBox again, if you want to see my previous GlamGlow TopBox you can see it here. This time it was only the 15g sample of the Tinglexfoliante Treatment, worth $21.
 I really love the GlamGlow mask and that is why I chose it again.

This month I received the regular TopBox. I was hoping for the Murale TopBox (like everyone else) but ended up with this instead.

I received the following products:

  • A FULL SIZE  LA Splash Nail Polish in Blowfish (Hot Pink) - $7.50
  • A 2mL Foil Sample of Elizabeth Arden Prevage  Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Eye Serum - $20.67
  • A 50mL Sample of Pur-lisse Gentile Soymilk Cleaser & Make-up Remover - $10.91
  • 3 Shadows from BH Cosmetics - $2.84*
*BH Cosmetics often goes on sale, with the sale right now, I estimate the value to be closer to $1.34.

All in all, I am just okay with this box. I have tried the cleanser and LOVE it! It is so gentle on my skin and leaves it feeling clean and hydrated. I really like the colour of the nail polish and the formula is okay (I went 3 days without major chipping, so not bad). I am disappointed with receiving a foil sample even though it is a generous size and value...foil packets are just less exciting! I think that I will empty this into a pot to use it, otherwise it may dry up or spill easily. I saw this BH Cosmetics palette in another subscription service last year and wish that it were something new and exciting...This was a nice mixture of products and a good value. I'm excited to see what next month will have in store!