October 29, 2017

Empties: October 2017

Today I want to share the few beauty products that I used up this month.
Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Creme (400mL)
The scent is lovely and I enjoyed using this product. I would consider repurchasing.

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap (500mL)
This is still my favorite hand soap and I have already repurchased.

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lavender Hand Soap (370mL)
This hand soap has a thicker gel consistency and feels gentle on the skin. I like it enough to want to try it in a different scent (this particular lavender scent is different from what I typically expect from a lavender scented product and is not really for me).

Soap & Glory Clean on Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel (500mL)
I haven't used this product since I moved from the UK (years ago!) and I am glad that I tried it out again. I like the scent, the pump packaging, and how it feels on the skin. A little bit of product goes a long way and this bottle lasted over six months with daily use.


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In the Mail: Topbox August + September + October 2017

Today I want to share the products that I received in my last three Topbox(es). Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12+tax/month (shipping included).

August 2017 Topbox


August 30, 2017

Empties: August 2017

Today I want to share the few beauty products that I used up in the month of August.



Briogeo Rosarco Repair Shampoo (236mL)
This is a good shampoo with a pleasant scent, but it wasn't special enough for me to repurchase given the C$30 price.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (20mL)
I liked this, but not enough to purchase the full size. I would definitely use it again if it came in a set or the likes.

Green People Scent Free Shampoo + Conditioner (200mL x 2)
I picked up these two bottles the last time I was in the UK and I absolutely adore this shampoo line. I have already repurchased.


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July 31, 2017

In the Mail: Topbox May + June + July 2017

Today I want to share the products that I received in my last three Topbox(es). Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12+tax/month (shipping included).

May 2017 Topbox



June 30, 2017

Empties: June 2017

Today I want to share the products that I am finished with.



Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Conditioner (40mL)

Andalou 1000 Roses Body Lotion (236mL)
This is still my favorite body lotion, even though I do prefer the previous version before the recent formulation. I have already repurchased.

belif Creaming Cleansing Foam Moist (30mL)
I used this cleanser daily for about a month before the opening twisted off and the cleanser would free flow out of the tube. I don't like it enough to give it another chance.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask (0.75oz)
While I really enjoyed using this mask on the back of my hands, I don't have any plans to repurchase.

Klorane Shampoo with Oat Milk (200mL)
I tried this shampoo a few years back before it was reformulated. I only repurchased this shampoo as it was on offer and I had a coupon for an additional discount.

Shiseido Aquair Conditioner (600mL)
This conditioner took forever to finish and I am so glad to be done with it.


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April 30, 2017

Empties: April 2017

Today I want to share the beauty products that I finished in the past month.



AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam (30mL)
This cleanser contains blue microbeads (apparently containing vitamin E) that I like to burst in my palms with water before applying to my face. This foaming cleanser left my skin feeling a bit dry during the first week of use, after which it just left my skin feeling soft and clean. The formula is scented and this travel size lasted about 3 months. The full size 120mL retails for C$55 and I don't like it enough to repurchase.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Body Lotion (236mL)
I have finished yet another tube of this body lotion. As mentioned in my February Empties, this body lotion has been reformulated and repackaged. I still adore it and I will definitely repurchase.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (2oz)
This was one of my favorite products of 2016 [Read Here]. I usually use this as my morning facial moisturizer, and also as a body lotion when traveling. I like the simplicity of this product and will be repurchasing another tube soon.

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap (500mL)
I have been using the Live Clean hand soaps consistently for two years now and the Coconut Milk scent is my absolute favorite from the brand. I highly recommend this hand soap for a gentle cleanse.

Nexxus Therappe Shampoo and Humectress Conditioner (89mLx2)
I received this duo as bonus items in my September 2016 Topbox. They didn't deliver any memorable results and thus I don't think I would repurchase.


What products did you finish this month?

In the Mail: Topbox February + March + April 2017

Today I want to share the products that I received in my last three Topbox(es). Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12+tax/month (shipping included).

February 2017 Topbox



January 31, 2017

Empties: January 2017

Today I want to share the beauty products that I used up this month.

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator (7.5g)
This exfoliant stings a bit when first applied and leaves my skin soft and smooth. However, I don't notice any visible pore minimizing effects, so I won't be purchasing the full size.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil - Honeysuckle Vanilla (59mL)
This feels very luxurious on the skin, but it leaves an oily residue on my palms that lasts for hours. I have to wash my hands before I can get any stuff done. I won't be repurchasing, but I don't mind using this if I have it.

L'Erbolario Lodi 3 Rosa Body Cream (30mL)
I picked up this travel size body lotion in Rome. The texture is light and the scent is lovely. I am definitely interested in checking out more products from this brand.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo + Conditioner (2 x 30mL)
This combination works best for me as a clarifying once-in-a-while treatment. If I use the pair frequently, my hair becomes very dry and flat. I won't be repurchasing.

L'Oreal OleoTherapy Oil Infused Shampoo (250mL)
This is my second bottle of this shampoo and I still enjoy using it even though it is not an exceptional product.


What products did you finish this month?

January 29, 2017

In the Mail: Topbox December 2016 + January 2017

Today I want to share the products that I received in my December and January Topbox(es). Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12+tax/month (shipping included).

January 2017 Topbox