Sunday, June 13, 2021

Products I've Used Up/Empties Vol. 24

 Alright, another set of empties:

FRESH BEAUTY Rose Face Mask: This is my holy grain hydrating mask. I already have a back-up.

HERBIVORE Blue Tansy Mask: Another holy grain mask for clearing up my skin. I love it and use it 3-4 times a month. Already got an back-up.

HERBIVORE Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum: An AHA serum that I was looking forward to use it but I did not really like it that much. Will not repurchase. 

STRIVECTIN Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum: I got this in in an Influenster Vox Box and I definitely liked it. It is a bit strong so first few days/weeks I saw some purging but overall it was starting to clear up my skin - however it is too pricey and if I use this I cannot use my AHA mask without proper scheduling and I don't enjoy that. Also it is expensive. So I will not repurchase.

BOTA 37 MG CBD Calming and Distressing Nightly Face Cream: My first skincare item with CBD, and surprise, I didn't see or notice anything new or different than normal face cream. Will not repurchase.

SK-II Moisturizing Cream: Samples that I thoroughly enjoyed but it is too expensive so I would not repurchase.

KIELS Ultra Facial Cream: It was a sample and I love using these. But I am not going to repurchase in full size.

ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair: Another product that I don't repurchase but I like to use it if I get it as a sample.

BELIEF the True Cream Aqua Bomb: Another sample that I love, I do not need to buy new moisturizers but I can see myself repurchasing it at some point.

TOCCA Hand Cream - Simone: I love these. But I don't need any new hand cream right now :-)

BORO PLUS Antiseptic Cream: It is a holy grail multi-purpose cream for me. Comes all the way from India.

RITUAL Ritual of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel: I do not enjoy foaming shower gels all that much but this scent was very enjoyable. I will not repurchase.

CAUDALIE Make-up Removing Cleansing Gel: Did the job. Will not repurchase,  

SMASHBOX Primer Water: It was one of my must-have makeup items especially for my dry skin in winter. I apply it before applying foundation and helps me keep my skin hydrated and fight with the dry skin. I have a travel size right now but I will definitely repurchase for the next winter.

MAK UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation in Y415: My holy-grail foundation. I love the medium coverage. I love the long staying power and I love the subtle dewiness it provides me. And I love the shade on me! All in all a perfect match for my dry skin and my mind that doesn't like to wear full coverage product. I have a few other foundations that I am trying to use up but I am definitely missing this foundation. Someday I will repurchase, that is for sure.

CLINIQUE Coconut Pop Lip Gloss: I liked it and I almost used it as a lip balm during winter. But I do not believe in repurchasing a lip-gloss, life is too short for that.

LAURA MERCIER Tulip Lip Gloss: This is half empty. It has been in my take-to-work bag for 3-4 years now - time to throw it out. I definitely enjoyed it for the time I used it.

BENEFIT the Porefessional: These pore filling primers work for me so if I get a sample I use it :-) 

BURBARRY Perfume: Loved it, used it up and now would not think about it again.

Define Me Fragrance in Clara, Audrey, Harper, Sofia Isabel: I liked Sofia Isabel, and Clara. Audrey is too strong and Harper is too sweet. They also do not last very long on my skin-tone. I will not repurchase.

That's all for today!



Sunday, June 6, 2021

Quick thoughts on Influenster #SpringRefreshVoxBox

I got a few items from Influenster in their #SpringRefreshVoxBox campaign and I thought I will quickly share my thoughts on the items. Please note that these items were sent to me for review purpose only.

Playa California Salt Shampoo & Healing Hair Masque: I have already used both the shampoo and masque a couple of times, you can see from the photos. Among all the salt shampoos I have used so far from different brands, I do like this one the most. I have an itchy scalp and some dandruff related issues, so I did find this shampoo soothing. I also liked that I could use it on my hair as well. I will wait to see if it will have long lasting positive effect - for now I am enjoying the combo. The hair masque is ok, nothing special about it, provides nourishment and keeps my hair smooth, that's it.

Milk Makeup Glossy Lip Plumper: It is such a cute looking gloss tube! I am not very much into lip plumpers; but this is not too stingy, it does not burn but I do feel a little bit of tingling. And I honestly do not know if it does any plumping. I did not see any noticeable affect. It has a pink tint to it so I will continue to use it as a lip gloss.

Milk Kush High Volume Mascara: First of all, this tube is heavy thus feels very sturdy and expensive :-). Anyway, I have used a travel size version of Kush Mascara before and I did not really enjoy it much. The full-size is working for me though, it separates and lengthens my lashes. I could use a bit more volume but overall I am content with it. It is probably a good idea to note here that I am not too fussy about my mascara. 

Jimmy Choo I want Choo Eaude Parfum: I like it - it has a sultry feel to it with little bit floral attributes to it. I will happily use up the sample but I honestly do not need another full-size perfume.

That's all for today.