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.


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?

May 24, 2015

In the Mail: Topbox May 2015

This month has been very busy and unboxing my subscription box is always a welcoming break. Today I want to share what I received in this month's Topbox.



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

My box:
  • The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam (Aloe) - 100mL (full size 170mL for C$6) - value: C$3.53
  • The Face Shop Seaweeds Moisturizing Pack - 30mL (full size 110mL for C$12) - value: C$3.27
  • Essie Nail Lacquer (Flowerista) - 5mL (full size 13.5mL for C$9.99) - value: C$3.7
  • Medusa's Make-Up Eyeshadow (Jungle Fever) - 2g (full size 2g for US$8) - value: US$8

Although the total value of this month's box is less than C$20, I am looking forward to trying out The Face Shop skincare products and the Essie nail lacquer. There is also a C$5 off C$30 purchase coupon for The Face Shop. Given my fabulous experience with the brand's Lovely ME:EX Design My Eyebrow (one of my 2014 Beauty Favorites), this is a coupon that I may actually use.

I won't be using the Medusa's Make-Up eyeshadow since the shade doesn't suit my style.


What did you receive in this month's beauty boxes?