February 29, 2016

Empties: February 2016

This month's empties has a rose theme!

Andalou 1000 Roses Soothing Body Lotion (236mL)
The is a light moisturizer and formula readily absorbs. The rose scent reminds me of rose tea. This tube lasted just over a month and retails for C$11.99. I am already happily working through my second bottle. The only aspect I don't like is that the cap is a bit difficult to snap close.

L'Occitane Rose Tenderness Hand Cream (30mL)
While the rose scent on this hand cream was nice, it was too strong for my liking. I believe this was limited edition, regardless, I wouldn't buy it again. I do adore the original 20% shea butter hand cream for its non-greasy moisturizing formula [2013 Beauty Favorites]. The 30mL retails for C$12.

Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream (15mL)
This was an okay eye cream, light and almost scentless. I don't like the packaging: the cap falls off every time this tube rolls off of my desk. I couldn't get the product out without pressing the entire pump down and then I end up with more than twice as much product as I need. This was a gift and I believe it retails for C$57.60. I wouldn't repurchase.

What products did you finish this month?

February 22, 2016

In the Mail: Topbox February 2016

I don't feel very enthusiastic about this month's Topbox, but I will briefly share what I received anyways.

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

My box with an approximate value of C$40:
  • Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer (Later Alligator) - 15mL (full size 15mL for C$15.83) - value: C$15.83
  • Nova Scotia Fisherman Sea Salt Soap - 28g (full size 136g for C$7.95) - value: C$1.64
  • Pop Beauty Kajal Pen (Inky Purple) - 0.9g (full size for $10) - value: $10
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - 7.1mL (full size 30mL for C$44) - value: C$10.41

What did you receive this month?

February 10, 2016

Review: Lancome Noel Eye Set

I have been using the products in this holiday gift set for the past few months. Even though this set may no longer be available, today I want share my thoughts as every product is available individually.