Products I Finished – May & June 2019

In May and June, I finished a handful of my most re-purchased products at once. I was stopping into to drugstores and Sephoras for necessities which is a rarity for me.

Here is the lengthy of collection of beauty products I finished in the past two months.

Related: Products I Finished – March & April 2019

Products I Finished – May & June 2019


Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray (Product Review)

My favourite thermal spring water spray.

Re-Purchase? YES. (c$21.95 – 300ml Value-Size)

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum (First Review)

My favourite hydrating gel serum.

Re-Purchase? YES. (c$68 – 50ml)

Jergens Natural Glow + Nourish Daily Moisturizer Fair to Medium

Every couple of years, I get this impulsive idea to buy an inexpensive self tanner to achieve a sun-kissed glow. The results of the self-tanners vary and the potent smell drives me to stop using them.

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$10.48 – 220ml)

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser (First Review)

My favourite facial cleanser.

Re-Purchase? YES. (c$29 – 400ml Value-Size)

Lubriderm Advanced Moisture Therapy Lotion

This lotion is moisturizing and does exactly what it’s advertised as. The mature fragrance, however, is the reason why I will not purchase it.

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$8.27 – 480ml)

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid + B5 (First Review)

My favourite hyaluronic acid serum.

Re-Purchase? YES. (c$6.80 – 30ml)


Beekman 1802 Fig Leaf Lip Balm

This tinted lip balm has good intentions however it’s drying and the colour does not suit my skin tone. I recommend Fresh Beauty Tinted Lip Balms for a similar product.

Re-Purchase? NO. (us$8 – 4.2g)

Lip Smacker Disney Emoji Minnie #Strawberry-Le-Bow-Nade Lip Balm

My mom was sweet and bought this lip balm for me when it was Mickey’s 90th anniversary. The packaging is adorable and the flavour smells exactly like strawberry lemonade. 

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$5.97)

Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara

When I was approved to wear mascara again, I purchased this drugstore classic because it’s reliable and inexpensive. It smudges on my under eye and I’ve gone back to using CoverGirl mascaras. 

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$4.96 – 12.7ml)

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour 430 Wish Upon a Berry

My friend recommended me this liquid lipstick because of its staying power and affordability. The only reason why I will not be re-purchasing it is because it’s so difficult to remove.

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$8.98 – 4g)

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette Mini

When I received the Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Duo sample, I purchased the Travel Palette Mini soon after. I loved creating eyeshadow looks with this palette because it came with four neutral matte eyeshadows and four shimmer eyeshadows that were easy to use. This palette is now expired.

Re-Purchase? DISCONTINUED. (c$29 – 8 Mini Eyeshadows) 

Too Faced Born This Way Porcelain Foundation

This foundation gives a natural coverage that blurs blemishes and leaves the skin looking healthy. I’ve trusted it on my skin for years and wear it on special occasions. 

Re-Purchase? YES. (c$51 – 30ml)


Bite Beauty Glace Matte Creme Lip Crayon (First Review

This is not my first experience with Bite Beauty Glace Matte Crème Lip Crayon. This is the sample from the 2018 Sephora Birthday Gift and I will not buy it in the future.

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$28 – 1.56g Full-Size)

L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream

Cherry blossom is my favourite scent by L’Occitane. This hand cream is nourishing and smells no different than the other products in the line. 

Purchase? MAYBE. (c$31 – 75ml Full-Size)

L’Occitane Shea Shower Oil

I’ve had trouble with shower oils before and was pleasantly surprised by this L’Occitane one. I will not purchase it but I do like how it suds up. 

Purchase? NO. (c$32 – 250ml Full-Size)

Marc Jacobs Beauty 246 Slow Burn Le Marc Lip Creme

Marc Jacobs lipsticks are so pigmented and luxurious. However, this mauve purple shade did not suit my skin tone. 

Purchase? NO. (c$42 – 3.4g Full-Size)

Sensodyne Rapid Relief Toothpaste

Sensodyne is my favourite brand of toothpaste but this one does not cater to my needs. If you do have teeth sensitivity, I recommended trying this toothpaste because it does have a numbing effect. 

Purchase? NO. (c$6.68 – 75ml Full-Size)

Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Duo

I received this sample years ago at a Sephora V.I.B. Rouge event. I liked the sample so much, I bought the Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette Mini a month later.

Purchase? NO. (c$62 – 14 Eyeshadows Full-Size)


Chanel Nail Colour 471 Ming 

This nail polish is sentimental because it was a high school graduation gift. Even though it expired years ago, I am ready to discard it to have more room in my collection. I’ll be treating myself to more Chanel nail polishes in the future because they’re a classic. 

Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$33 – 13ml)

Essie Color Corrector For Nails Primer 

This base coat is expired and ineffective. I replaced it with the Essie Strong Start Base Coat and it works much better.

Re-Purchase? DISCONTINUED. (c$10.29 – 13.5ml)

Maybelline New York Color Show Holographic Nail Lacquer

This is polish has lost its shelf life because Maybelline doesn’t even make nail polishes anymore.

Re-Purchase? DISCONTINUED. (c$? – 7ml)

Dental Hygiene

Equate Dry Mouth Oral Rinse

A generic version of the Biotene Dry Mouth Moisturizing Wash.

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$11.97 – 1l Value-Size)

Sensodyne ProNamel Strong & Bright Enamel Toothpaste

In my Products I Finished – March & April 2019, I mentioned that I was torn between this new toothpaste and my tried and true Sensodyne ProNamel Gentle Whitening. I am no longer torn and I’ve gone back to my favourite toothpaste. Sensodyne ProNamel Strong & Bright Enamel Toothpaste is more expensive than the value size of my regular toothpaste and I was going through one tube a month.

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$6.68 – 65ml Standard-Size)


Dove Derma + Care Scalp Smoothing Moisture Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

I’ve spoken about my experience with scalp psoriasis and how I wanted to switch from using Nizoral once a week to a traditional anti-dandruff shampoo full time. Switching was not effective and this Dove shampoo doesn’t do what it’s advertising. It’s also full of sulphates which are drying on the scalp.

Re-Purchase? NO. (c$5.97 – 355ml)

Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

A classic dandruff shampoo that gets the job done and is great for travel.

Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$3 – 90ml Travel-Size)

L’Oreal Paris Everpure Sulfate Free Blonde Shampoo

When I got highlights in December 2018, I was advised to use a blonde shampoo to help prevent brassiness. This is a great inexpensive purple shampoo and it works. When I used the shampoo, I felt like I was protecting my hair and making my blonde highlights last longer.

Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$9.98 – 250ml)


Dove Advanced Care Caring Coconut Scent Antiperspirant

A standard antiperspirant with a lovely coconut scent.

Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$3.96 – 45g)

Systane Lid Wipes (First Review)

My favourite eye lid wipes.

Re-Purchase? YES. (c$9.99 – 32 Wipes)

What beauty products have you finished?

Let me know.

Laurel Astridge
Laurel Astridge

Toronto Music Teacher, Social Media Specialist, and Public Speaker. Founder of Laurel Musical.

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