Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EMPTIES! #8 | June 2015

Here's what I finished in June!

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes
I used these primarily to wipe off swatches and foundation/concealer from my hands after doing my makeup in the morning.  I didn't like the sticky film it left behind on my skin.  I prefer Huggies!  Wipes, of course.  Not the diapers, lol!

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask | Best of 2014 - Lips
You guys know how deep my love for this ultra repairing magic balm goes!  This is probably tube number 4 or 5.  I used some of my birthday gift cards to repurchase 2 of these, so now I have one for my bedside table and one in my purse.  I feel so luxurious. ;)

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay
LOVE!  Konjac cleansing sponges are these amazing little skincare tools that start out hard as a rock. You run them under the faucet like you would with a new kitchen sponge and the konjac, a type of plant root, softens into this pliable, ultra squishy sponge.  Apply your favorite cleanser and massage it into your face using the konjac.  It doubles in size when it's wet and helps deep cleanse the skin without any abrasiveness.  I'm now using a regular Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge.  These cost $15 USD at Sephora and last me about 3 months.  Konjac sponges are fabulous, especially if your skin is too sensitive to use cleansing brushes or abrasive wash cloths.

First Aid Beauty 5 Day Ultra Repair Cream Moisture Challenge (Sephora GWP)
This little box of 10 foil packets of FAB's Ultra Repair Cream was one of the best GWPs ever.  It was love at first use!  I'm about to finish my first 2 ounce tube and I've already purchased another.  This cream hydrates deeply without being greasy, and leaves the skin feeling unbelievably silky.  The 6 ounce tub will be mine this fall when daily lotionization is a must.  Right now I'm using this primarily as a hand cream and occasionally on my face.  It's never broken my face out, which amazes me.  You can pick up a 1 ounce foil tube for $6.50 from Sephora.  You will not regret it!
Garnier Clean+ Nourishing Cleansing Oil | Review & Demo
I love this cleansing oil and have repurchased it time after time.  It works beautifully; it leaves my skin hydrated, removes my makeup with ease, and costs $5.99 USD at my local drugstore.  I prefer it to MAC Cleanse-Off Oil and Josie Maran's Argan Cleansing Oil.

Huggies Natural Care Wipes
Simplicity.  These fragrance-free wipes are awesome for cleaning up the hands after applying makeup, or removing the remnants of liner under the eyes after a shower.

L'Oreal Waterproof Miss Manga Mascara
Lovely!  Just like the non-WP Miss Manga, this separates and lengthens beautifully and the natural bristle brush works perfectly for my small eyes.  This lasts through hours of sweating and swimming and doesn't budge.

L'Oreal Miss Manga Rock Mascara
No.  This is a totally different mascara than the OG Miss Manga.  It should have it's own independent name and not be associated with Miss Manga.  Miss Manga Rock has a silicone brush and a mousse-like formula.  It clumped like a mofo on me and the brush deposited WAY too much mascara.
Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil 
There's a reason these pencils have been popping up on the blog since 2013: I love them and will repurchase them again and again.  They have a waxy quality which helps coax a little life into my very paltry brow situation and I love the built-in spoolie.  I also love that I can pick one up anywhere and they only cost about $7 bucks (USD).

Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Volum' Express Mascara
This used to be such a favorite of mine, but I've had issues with the last few tubes I've bought.  They've all dried out and become almost crumbly in record time.  I prefer L'Oreal Miss Manga as the brush works a bit better for my small eyes and the formula is much more consistent.

Osmia Organics Detox Exfoliating Mask
I loved this powder mask.  It comes with a ceramic bowl and you mix the mask with water, manuka honey or yogurt and apply it to your face.  It's dry in 10-20 minutes.  You splash your face with water and begin massaging it in circular motions to exfoliate as you remove it.  It leaves your skin pink and glowing, and has never caused me to break out.  I've had this bottle since February 2014, so it definitely lasts for many, many masking sessions.  I would definitely repurchase this!

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Cannes Crush and Shanghai Sizzle | Review
I haven't worn these in awhile and when I opened Shanghai Sizzle, it smelled funny and the texture had changed.  I checked Cannes Crush and it was the same story.  Bidding these adieu!
What have you finished lately?

1 comment :

  1. love this post! i just shot a post that includes this revlon moisture stain. also not a favorite.


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