March 31, 2016

Empties: March 2016

Another month, another empties. Today I want to share the products that I used up this month.

Andalou 1000 Roses Soothing Body Lotion (236mL) [Original Review Here]
This is my second bottle of this body lotion in two months. I feel like I went through this bottle much quicker than my first one. I am already on my third bottle of this light moisturizer. I have repurchased and will continue to repurchase.

Korres Wild Rose Brightening 24-Hour Moisturiser (20mL)
The texture is light and the formula easily absorbs. The rose scent is heavy, but does not linger for long. I didn't notice any brightening effects from using this consistently as my night moisturizer for the past two months. I will not repurchase.

Shiseido Aquair Moist Hair Pack Shampoo (600mL)
The pump on this bottle was very convenient. I liked using this shampoo with the conditioner from the same line. The fragrance was enjoyable. However, this product was not special enough for me to repurchase.

SK-II Essential Power Eye Cream (2.5mL)
A little goes a long way with eye cream samples. I got about three months out of this sample and I really like it. Unfortunately, the 14.5mL retails for US$125 and I don't need such an expansive eye cream in my routine at the moment. I may splurge on the full size when my skin reaches a more mature stage.

What products did you finish this month?

March 24, 2016

In the Mail: Topbox March 2016

Although I don't feel very excited about this month's Topbox, today I want to share what I received.

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

My box with an approximate value of C$32.70
  • Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Foaming Mask - 10mL (full size 100mL for C$68) - value: C$6.80
  • MaskerAide All Eyes On Me Hydrating Eye Gel Patch - 1 pair (4 pairs for C$25) - value: C$6.25
  • Mereadesso Tinted All-In-One Moisturizer (Medium?) - 7mL (travel size 7mL for C$16) - value: C$16
  • Nova Scotia Fisherman Xtreme Lip Care (Fisher-Mint) - 5.2g (full size 9.9g for C$6.95) - value: C$3.65

What did you receive this month?

March 12, 2016

Review: First Aid Beauty FAB to the Rescue Sampler Kit

Today I want to share my thoughts on this US$32 First Aid Beauty FAB to the Rescue Sampler Kit. Based on the respective retail price of the closest available size for each of the five products, this set has a value of C$50.62/US$47. I think this is a great introduction to the brand and I will gladly use up every product.