Sunday, October 19, 2014


Empties time again!

1. Sample of Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant:
I prefer solid deodorants to creamy ones, I would pass on this just because I find it gets all over my clothes. I would not buy another.

2. Bath & Body Works Shower Gel in Aruba Coconut:
This was my first B&BW shower gel and I have to say, although I loved the scent, I was really not a fan of this. It left my skin really dried out. I won't buy another.

3. L'Oreal Re-Nutrition Shampoo:
I bought this after loving the hair mask from the same line. This wasn't anything special. It lathered nicely and smelled nice, but I probably wouldn't buy this again, unless it it on sale.

4. Pantene Root Reboot Dry Shampoo:
This is okay. the scent is q bit strong, but doesn't linger. It absorbs oil well and adds volume. This is not as good as Batiste though. I am currently using another one from the same line.

5. Nivea Refreshing Toner:
This used to be my favorite toner, I now really like cleansing water and Michael Todd toners though. I may repurchase this if I am ever in need of a drug store alternative.

6. Michael Todd Honey & Oat Cleanser:
This is AMAZING! My favorite cleanser of all time! My skin has never felt to clean! I am not using this with my Clarisonic and it is a wonderful combination! I am already using another bottle of this!

7. Michael Todd Blue Green Algae Toner:
I really like this for when my skin is oilier during the summer months. It does a nice job of leaving my sin feeling clean. I will repurchase this.

8. Julep SPF 30 Daylight Defense:
I really liked this but am happy to have used it up! It took me quite a while! It has a nice, subtle orange scent that wakes you up in the morning, but doesn't linger. It worked well as an SPF as well and wasn't greasy like most creams that contain SPF. Thought I enjoyed this, I don't think Julep still makes it.

9. Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Brightener:
I LOVE this product! I use it every morning to brighten under my eyes. It blends so nicely into my pale skin. I don't need to set this with a powder and it doesn't settle into my fine lines. I have already bought another!

10. Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub:
This is really nice! It did a great job gently exfoliating my dry, sensitive skin. I would definitely buy the full size!

11. Julep Pink Grapefruit Body Frosting:
I LOVED this as well! It has a whipped, thick texture ad the smell is unbelievable! I would love to buy another, but I'm not sure if they still make them.

12. The Body Shop Mango Body Butter:
This is really nice. It is thinner than a lot of the body butters, but it is one of my favorite scents. It leaves my skin feeling very hydrated. I have already bought the full size.

13. Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner Sample:
I did not like this. The end result of this was quite nice as it was a dark black and matte, but the application process was difficult. The product balls up and is hard to apply. I enjoyed trying this, but would not buy it again.

14. GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Sample:
This was so nice, sooooooo nice!! I got this sample in Sephora. It does such a good job at hydrating dry skin. It smells kind of like coconuts and is very soothing and relaxing. It was an absolute treat for my skin - a true luxury product! I would love to buy the full size, but it is so pricey! 

15. Balea Cleansing Cloths:
These are my favorite cleansing cloths! They are gentle on my skin and remove all of my make-up. I have an will keep repurchasing these!

Influenster VoxBox: Garner Fructis Color Shield

I got my second Influenster VoxBox a while ago now and am finally almost finished using up all of the products! Therefore, it is review time!

In this box, they included 3 full size Fructis products to try out: Color Shield Shampoo, Conditioner and Blond Refresher.

Let's start with the shampoo & conditioner. The shampoo lathers very well and does a nice job of cleaning hair. The conditioner is very creamy texture and leaves hair quite silky and untangled. Both smell very sweet and fruity - the smell is actually quite overwhelming. The blond refresher smells like apples. It is very creamy. My hair is just passed my shoulders and very thin. It took A LOT of this product to cover all of my hair. I only got about 5 or 6 applications out of the entire full size bottle.

Overall, I didn't find these products to be anything out of this world, but I did notice that my hair didn't turn brassy while using these products. These products are found at the drugstore, so for the price that you pay, they do exactly what they promise. I'm not a huge fan of the scent of the shampoo & condition, but I love that these products are good quality and affordable.

Would I repurchase? I would probably skip on the blond refresher, but I would buy the shampoo and conditioner again, I'm in not rush right now though.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October TopBox!

It's TopBox time! Yay!

Here is what was inside:

A 100mL Sample of Bioderma - $6.95
  • A FULL SIZE MeMeMe Eye Shadow in Mirage - $9.00
  • A 2.5mL sample of Pestige Colossal Extreme Everlasting Ink Pen in Ultra Black - Unsure
  • Two 5mL samples of Estee Laude Advanced Night Repair Eye - $50.00
TOTAL VALUE: $65.95+

This box has a really nice variety. I am so pleased that is doesn't contain a nail polish! FINALLY! I like that it contains new brands and a good variety of skincare and make-up. I'm very impressed and will use all of these products! Way to go TopBox!