July 31, 2015

Empties: July 2015

Another month, another quick review on the products that I finished this month.

Avene Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream (15mL)
I am very light handed with my morning moisturizer during the summer, so this sample lasted me almost 3 months. Despite the name, this cream doesn't feel heavy on my face. I have another sample, which I will use, but I am not interested in purchasing the full size. This is a mineral oil based moisturizer.

Bioderma Crealine H2O Solution Micellaire (500mL)
This is my absolute favorite micellar water. It gently removes majority of makeup and I feel no residue on the skin even without rinsing. I am already using another bottle and I will most definitely repurchase. The 500mL retails for C$26.95 in Canada.

Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner (355mL)
I used up the shampoo from the same line last month [June Empties] and since then, I have paired this conditioner with other shampoos. On the moisture front, this conditioner is below average for me. I will not repurchase.


What products did you finish this month?

July 19, 2015

June 30, 2015

Empties: June 2015

As always, the final post of June will feature the products that I finished this month.
Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo (355mL)
I adore the ombre packaging! I like how light my hair feels when I use this shampoo, even though it feels slightly stripping on the strands when I work it through my hair. I enjoyed using it, but I probably wouldn't repurchase.


Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Rollerball
I prefer the scent of this variation over the original Marc Jacobs Daisy. Considering I used this at least 3-4 days per week, I am surprised that this little rollerball lasted me over a year. I liked it a lot and I would repurchase if I did not already have multiple fragrances in rotation. This rollerball retails for C$30.

June 20, 2015

In the Mail: Topbox June 2015

Another month, another Topbox. Today I want to share what I received this month.



Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12/month (shipping included).

My box with a value of approximately C$35
  • Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner (Beyond Brown) - 0.01oz (full size 0.04oz for C$31) - value: C$7.75
  • China Glaze Nail Lacquer (Hawaiian Punch) - 14mL (full size 14mL for ~C$8) - value: C$8
  • Fruits & Passion Aloe Face Mask - 1 sheet - value: C$2.5
  • Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant - 30mL (trial size for US$14) - value: ~C$17

There are also two coupons, one for a Fruits & Passion targeted solution (value C$2.5) and another for a complimentary Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator Nail File (value C$15) redeemable at Holt Renfrew.

I have previously tried the Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner in Black [Original Review Here] and it did not wear well on me. I'll give this another try since I really like the look of brown eyeliners. This eyeliner (in Beyond Brown, Beyond Blue, Beyond Green, Beyond Purple) is launching June 26 in Canada.



Update (July 25, 2015): Review for Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner (Beyond Brown)


The shade of this brown is beautiful, but unfortunately this eyeliner crumbles off my lashline within a few hours. I am done with this eyeliner.


What did you receive this month?

May 31, 2015

Empties: May 2015

Today I want to share a very short empties post for May 2015.
Live Clean Nourishing Body Lotion - Exotic Shine (500mL)
This lotion is light and the coconut scent is very appealing. I am always happier with a pump, but the formula isn't moisturizing enough in the winter. Live Clean is an affordable Canadian brand and I would try other products from the range. I don't know if I would repurchase this particular body lotion.

My opinion on the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser and the Bioderma Crealine Yeux Gel-Creme Contour Dex Yeux are as positive as ever and I will definitely repurchase. Both of these products made it into my 2014 Beauty Favorites.
What products did you finish this month?