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Empties: December 2013

6 Jan

Hello everyone! So here are my empties for December there are a lot of items and that sort of makes me proud to throw all this away. I will be posting up a project update and then my beauty and general resolutions for this year as well so be on the lookout for those! Without further ado here are the past months empties!

December Empties

– Dove Damage Solutions Shampoo and Conditioner, Fresh Nectarine and White Tea Shower Gel

– L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer

– Maybelline the Rocket mascara

– My Beauty Diary Pearl Face Mask

– Random eye drops

– The Body Shop Cranberry Shower gel sample

– George’s Skin Cream

– ELF HD Setting Powder in Translucent

– Formula 10.0.6 Orange Clay Face Mask

– Origins Super Spot Remover

– Naruko Raw Job’s Tears CO2 Supercritcal Brightening Serum

– Lush Flying Fox Shower gel sample

– St. Ives Green Tea Face Scrub

– Neutrogena Eye makeup remover

– Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray

– B&BW Twisted Peppermint Lotion, Apple Mango Foaming Hand Wash, Pink Grapefruit Fragrance Mist, Liplicious Tropical Guava Lipgloss, C.O. BIgelow Hot Apple Cidar lipgloss

– MAC Rings of Saturn Mineralized Blush

– Tarte Adventurous sample blush

– Naruko Tea Tree Oil Spot Treatment Clay Mask

– Covergirl Liquiline Blast Pencil Eyeliner in Gray

– Simple Makeup Wipes

– Spectro Gel Cleanser for Acne-prone skin

– Korres Apple Blossom Hand Cream

Total = 28 products

Woohoo I am really proud of myself for the past month but obviously I would like to toss more makeup products but I finished two blushes the past month which is crazy and amazing!

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Empties: August 2013

2 Sep

Hello everyone! I know that this is a late post but I have been helping out around the house and preparing to go to school tomorrow (which is exciting and not at the same time). But moving on here are the empties for August and this was a lot more than I was expecting.

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– Head and Shoulders Ocean Lift Shampoo

– Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley Shower Gel

– Fruits&Passion Lime Verbena Body Lotion

– Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser

– Korres Body Butter Samples in Guava and Jasmine

– Maybelline Eye makeup Remover (dual-phase)

– Benefit Porefessional sample

– Sephora+Pantone Universe Black Retractable Eyeliner

– Maybelline Master Drama Mechanical Pencil in Midnight Master

– Laneige UV Total Base in 01 Bright Finish

– MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

– Chinese Aloe Gel

– Hiyo UV Sun Protect SPF 25

– Tarte 2012 Holiday Lipgloss samples from Carried Away Set (all finished!)

– L’Oreal Magic Souffle Base

– MAC Mineralized Blush in Fresh Honey (limited edition)

– Specktro Gel Moisturizing Lotion for Blemish Prone skin x 2

– Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet sample

– Covergirl Natureluxe Lipbalm in Marble

– Sally Hansen Shine Top Coat

– B.Kamins BioMaple Moisturizer sample

– Clinique All About Eyes Rich eye cream

– Etude House Drawing Eyebrow pencil refill in Black-brown

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Magic

Man that was a lot of products from the last month and there were a lot of makeup items as well… August was a good month.

 

Empties: June 2013

1 Jul

Hello everyone! Happy Canada day! Aside from Canada’s birthday I have an empties post today there isn’t much this month but I think it’s because I really didn’t work on anything particular for the month of June. I will do my best for July.

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– B&BW Carried Away Triple Moisture Shower Cream, Sweet Pea Triple Moisture Shower Cream

– Shiseido White Lucent Foaming Cleanser, White Lucent Spot Treatment Serum

– Skyn Iceland Oxygen-Infused Day Cream

– Bioderm Night Cream sample

– Stila Prime Pot in Taffy

– Covergirl Natureluxe Mascara in Black

– Nivea Happy Time deodorant

– Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

– Dove Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

– Clean&Clear Fruit Infusion Acai Cleanser

Do you like the new flooring? It’s just laminate but it looks really really awesome! Props to my dad and bro who have been working on the floors.

LUSH Starter Kit

8 Feb

Hello everyone! So I have a guide for you today. This is for those who are new to LUSH products with some advice, product recommendation and a general review of the products. I’m thinking about doing this sort of guide for other stores/brands such as Bath & Body Works, Maybelline and the list goes on. But today the focus is on LUSH.

About LUSH: So LUSH is a cosmetics store that offers bath, body, and skincare products that are fresh and handmade. Big claims for a company but they have followed through and are very ethical in their business practices.

The Products: LUSH is well-known for their soaps, bath bombs and bubble melts basically luxury in a bath. But have expanded their product line to shower gels, body moisturizers, massage bars, hair care, and lip care. I don’t take baths (my mom forbids it thinking that it wastes water) so this sort of limits my selection from LUSH. But out of all the products I’ve tried I love and once I get my own bath tub I would love to try their bath bombs and bubble melts.

Soaps: LUSH has many different kinds of soaps but since I love citrusy/fruity scents I’ve only picked out a few of my favourties which were the wintertime soaps. My favourites include Honey I Washed the Kids (even though it’s not fruity I still like it) and is one of LUSH’s top-selling soaps, Snowglobe only available during the wintertime and I stock up on it because it’s very refreshing; Bohemian another fresh lemon smelling soap, and Miranda which is a fruity soap with kiwis. All their soaps are bright colorful and work nicely into a lather.

Honey I Washed The Kids Soap(Honey I washed the Kids soap buy HERE)

Advice: You can tell the salesperson helping you how much of the soap that you want and they will cut up the price amount for you. You don’t have to spend more than you want to. (if the salesperson is very good at cutting soaps than they will be a range of  being a $1.00 over or under)

Massage Bar: My favourite out of them all is Each Peach (and two’s a pair!) due to the citrusy fresh scent. They have various other scents of vanilla, chocolate floral ones, and even glitter massage bars for those nights out. These last for an extremely long time and is one of my favourite body bars to use in the wintertime.

Each Peach (and Two's a Pair)(Each Peach Massage Bar buy HERE)

Advice: If you purchase two massage bars you can get a free tin to hold them in.

Facial Skincare: I have purchased a few of their face skincare because of the lack of extensive items used in their products. I have reviewed one of their products before which was Grease Lightening the review here.
The fresh face masks are most popular but don’t last long (about 6 weeks) before you have to chuck them. I have no space for these (since they have to be kept in the refridgerator) so I’ve never purchased one. The only mask that doesn’t have the quick expiry date is the Mask of Magniminty and it smells… very minty.

It is a great mask for those with oily skin and my skin loves it. Here’s a scary photo.

They also have cleansers which are pretty cool but some must be kept in the refridgerator.

Fresh Farmacy(Fresh Pharmacy Cleanser buy HERE)

For toners you got two choices a traditional liquid toner or have a spa-like experience with toner tabs. I like toner tabs as they feel really luxurious though my neck gets a little tired after using them. All you have to do for the toner tabs is to drop one in hot water and allow the steam in the water to have extra properties adding moisture, controlling oil, or just destressing your face. It’s a lot of fun and even though you might not get extra benefits it still feels extremely nice.

Tea Tree Toner Tab(Tea Tree Toner Tab buy HERE)

Advice: You can purchase a set of 7 toner tabs for $9.95CDN (a $3.70CDN saving!) only for the $1.95CDN line not the $2.95CDN line.

So all these products I would totally recommend to those starting off with LUSH you don’t have to go out right now and buy everything I mentioned in this post what is most important is knowing your preferences for scents and just picking up what you like. Hopefully I’ve made this post informative for those new to LUSH and I apologize for it being so long… there’s just so much products available at LUSH!

*Note: All stock photos are taken from LUSH Canada’s website.

Project 10 Pan 2012

22 Feb

Hello everyone! This is the first project 10 pan post for this year my gosh I’ve been on and off this more times than a bear attempting to get honey. But I will hopefully stick to it I now know much of my beauty habits (good or bad you decide that).

So I got two versions of it this year: makeup and skincare. Yes surprisingly I am stocked up on skincare products but onto the items themselves.


Items: Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush in Rose, Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder, Maybelline Popsensational Lipsticks in Citrus Slice and Raspberry Ice, NYC Blushable Creme Stick in South St. Seashell, Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Spirited Seas, ELF Hypershine Gloss in Bare, MAC Dazzleglass Cream in Perfectly Unordinary, NYC Black eyeliner, Wet ‘n Wild White eyeliner.


Items: LUSH Tea Tree Toner, The Body Shop Camomille Eye makeup remover, Nivea AquaSensation Eye cream, Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX, Naruko Job’s Tears Night Jelly, True Blue Spa Apricot & White tea scrub, True Blue Spa Peppermint Face scrub, and Freeman Face mask in Avocado & Clay, Strawberry and Chocolate detox, and Cucumber Peel-off.

My rules are pretty simple I just need to finish up the product and keep the case to show you guys. Every two months I usually do Empties but this time I’ll just seperate out the regular empties with 10 pan items.

If you guys have gone through this let me know in the comments below and for those doing this project let’s motivate each other!

Exciting stuff

9 Feb

Hello everyone! Sorry to double post today but I hope to give you all a glimpse at what sort of reviews will be coming up.

 (MAC, Benefit, Lancome, Annabelle, Marcelle, L’oreal see what you can spot)

Do you like my sister? She’s dorky  like that.

Review: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Skin Protectorant

10 Jan

Hello everyone! A must have for dry Canadian weather for me especially since we’ve had a weird winter… but it was really windy today and this product came handy.

Description: (taken off the packaging) Smoothes and softens skin. Protects agains and helps alleviate symptoms of chapping, peeling, and windburn due to dryness from exposure from the elements.

Review: I want to mention why I bought this product even though you don’t get much for the price (50 mL). The cream was purchased because I am once again using Tretinoin/Vitamin A cream which essentially allows the skin to exfoliate faster and due to the faster exfoliation I get lots of dead skin cells still attached to my skin but doesn’t want to come off. Leaving these weird white hanging things off my face (my mom once thought I had a white beard). So this cream has helped with the hanging dead things by temporarily glueing it back together with my normal skin. But I digress so let’s get going on the review.
This has a really intense herbal scent I couldn’t stand it the first time I used it but now I’m all like meh. But warning to those who are sensitive to scents this is REALLY strong. The packaging is very classy (as expected of Elizabeth Arden I suppose) though when you finish up a tube you gotta cut open the tube to get everything out (stuff this expensive needs to be used ALL up). The texture is like thick vaseline that takes some time to spread evenly across your face. I use a little bit to spread across my face and put more on areas that are flaking extremely bad. This does not work well under makeup but it works nicely on top of makeup (the sticky base just makes everything stick and not blend very well). I really like this product for living up to it’s claims. Overall, this has made my life a lot nicer without having to worry about people seeing dead flaky skin.

Cost: $25CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique or any counters within The Bay or Sears or online

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who live in cold climates and those who are suffering from dry flaky skin.