August 31, 2016

Empties: August 2016

Empties time!
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo (250mL)
I have previously gone through several travel size versions of this shampoo and I much prefer the squeeze tube packaging on those. I don't like the full size packaging and found it difficult to get the product out towards the end. I still like this shampoo, but will likely only repurchase the travel sizes.

Diptyque Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay for the Face
I had no idea that Diptyque made skincare until I came across this sample. This exfoliant has a gritty texture and it leaves my skin feeling soft. However, it is not special enough for me to purchase the full size, especially given the $65 price tag for a 100mL jar.

Live Clean Sensitive Hypoallergenic Shampoo (350mL)
I don't like this shampoo enough for repurchase.

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream (10mL)
The weighted packaging makes this sample feel very luxurious. This cream has a thicker texture that easily absorbs to leave my skin with a silky finish. The scent reminds me of rice cakes. The 50mL jar retails for $135 and I won't be purchasing the full size any time soon.

What products did you finish this month?

August 21, 2016

In the Mail: Topbox August 2016

Today I want to share the products that I received in my August Topbox.

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

My box with a value of ~C$45
  • Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Brightening Night Capsules with Advanced MIx Concentrate - 4 capsules (full size 50 capsules for C$105) - value: C$8.4
  • Manna Kadar Bronzer Highlighter - full size for US$21 - value: US$21
  • Novex Argan Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask - 100g (full size 100g for US$4.99) - value: US$4.99
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer - 7mL (travel size 15mL for C$20) - value: C$9.33

While this box has good value, I don't feel any enthusiasm to try these products.

What did you receive this month?