The last two months of summer have flown by and now I’m tempted by every pumpkin spice scented product in stores. In July and August, I finished up some skincare, eyebrow products, and a variety of haircare.
Here are my beauty empties!
My favourite face mist.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$21.95 – 300ml Value-Size)
This hand cream smells like grapefruit and feels moisturizing on the skin. It’s impossible to find in stores though.
Re-Purchase? NO. (us$15 – 59ml)
My favourite gel serum.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$68 – 50ml)
My favourite hyaluronic acid serum.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$6.80 – 30ml Standard-Size)
I went from using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil and switched to this drugstore alternative. This L’Oreal Paris brow pencil is long lasting, has a deeper pigmentation, and is much more cost effective.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$10.96 – 90mg)
I bought this brow mascara to find a less expensive version of Benefit Cosmetics’ Gimmie Brow+ Volumizing Eye Brow Gel. It’s not a dupe but it does work well and the applicator is precise.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$10.96 – 3.2ml)
My favourite makeup sponge.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$8.04 – 1 Sponge)
A luxury shampoo and conditioner that promises to add volume to your hair. One sample doesn’t produce a noticeable difference and I don’t like how the shampoo has sulfates in it.
Purchase? NO. (c$37 Each – 236ml Full-Size)
I picked up this sample at an Ariana Grande concert and think the idea of the moisturizer is innovative. It’s not a moisturizer I would buy but I would recommend it to someone who is new to skincare.
Purchase? NO. (c$47 – 125ml Full-Size)
I chose my Sephora 2019 Birthday Gift to be the Drunk Elephant samples and this facial cleaner is one of them. It’s clear, unscented, and I will not buy it because it’s too expensive.
Purchase? NO. (c$42 – 150ml Full-Size)
This is another sample from the Drunk Elephant Sephora 2019 Birthday Gift I chose. It’s a gel moisturizer that promises to brighten your skin-tone. I recommend it to someone who wants to indulge in a luxury moisturizer from a credible brand.
Purchase? NO. (c$89 – 50ml Full-Size)
A plant based shampoo and conditioner that protects your coloured hair. I like the company’s values but I don’t like how the shampoo has sulfates in it.
Purchase? NO. (c$8.97 Each – 400ml Full-Size)
I received this hair mask sample from a promotional person and noticed no difference when I used it on my hair. It’s better to use one hair mask weekly rather than using a one-time rescue hair mask.
Purchase? NO. (c$4.97 – Pack of 3 Full-Size)
A rose gold metallic nail polish that was limited edition in 2014 and is now expired.
Re-Purchase? DISCONTINUED. (c$12.95 – 13.5ml)
Miniso Japan Watermelon Nail Polish Cleansing Wipes
These nail polish cleansing wipes work so well and take off the toughest nail polish. Except, I haven’t found them in the Miniso Japan stores.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$? – 48 Pieces)
A drugstore anti-dandruff conditioner that didn’t uphold its promises.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$6.97 – 355ml)
A drugstore sulfate-free blonde conditioner to protect your highlights and bleached hair.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$9.98 – 250ml)
My curling wand that I’ve used to do my hair stopped working after six years. When looking to replace it, I looked at both salon wands and then settled on a Remington one. This is because the Remington ones are affordable and keep my hair curled for up to three days.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$34.82)
I liked this strawberry scented hand sanitizer but Bath & Body Works releases so many new ones it’s unlikely that I’ll re-purchase it.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (us$6 – 29ml Pack of 5)
A reliable traditional antiperspirant with a pomegranate scent.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$3.96 – 45g)
My favourite sulfate-free toothpaste.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$5.76 – 110ml Value-Size)
During the summer months I switch to a shave gel to get a closer shave. The scent on this shave gel is light and feels moisturizing. I look forward to trying the more fragranced ones.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$4.99 – 198g)
My favourite eyelid cleansing wipes.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$10.97 – 32 Wipes)
A strong scented rose shower gel.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$10 – 250ml)
What beauty products have you finished?
Let me know.