October went by so fast, I haven’t even finished my pumpkin scented lotions and lip balms yet. I did, however, finish up a bunch of skincare products and a lipstick I’ve had for over three years. Please enjoy these mini-reviews before November quickly ends!
Products I Finished – October 2018
My favourite thermal water spray to spritz after cleansing.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$21.95 – 300ml)
A thick mineral sunscreen that leaves a heavy white cast and absorbs too slowly on the skin.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$31 – 100ml)
A standard chemical sunscreen with no fragrance that is lightweight and fast absorbing. I have a spray sunscreen in my skincare collection to finish next before re-purchasing this one.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$23.99 – 240ml)
There is a conspiracy theory that the Nivea Creme is a duplicate to the beloved La Mer Creme De La Mer. Which now, I know I’ll be hesitant to try because the heavy fragranced Nivea Creme was impossible to absorb into the skin due to its heaviness.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$5.37 – 100ml)
My favourite inexpensive hyaluronic acid serum.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$6.80 – 30ml)
After browsing a post from the skincare blogger – SimpleSkincareScience, I was sold on this American facial cleanser he recommended. I paid above the market value for it on Amazon, since it’s not available in Canada and when I finally got to use it, I didn’t like it and it felt drying on my skin. I learned my lesson.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$19.29 – 237ml)
If you are ever faced with the temptation to buy another lipstick, try finishing one in your collection first and seeing how long it takes you. I bought this NARS everyday neutral lipstick in 2016 and it took me till last week to finish it. Never again will I purchase lipstick so freely.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$35 – 3.4g)
This is a classic floral fragrance with notes of gardenia, iris, and one I’ve never heard of called tuberose. I am still on the search for a perfume, however, this one does smell very French.
Purchase? NO. (c$94 – 50ml Full Size)
I’ve had this dry shampoo for two years and every time I go to use it I dislike it. I prefer invisible dry shampoo rather than ones like this one where you have to rub in the product till it doesn’t show.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$8.76 – 200ml)
In a past haircare routine post, I mentioned that I use Nizoral to help with my scalp psoriasis. After finishing this treatment I decided on purchasing a traditional dandruff shampoo instead of purchasing two separate products. As of right now, it has been successful.
Re-Purchase? MAYBE. (c$15.97 – 120ml)
I love coconut, however, I underestimated how sweet it would be to wear a pure coconut perfume. Unfortunately, this perfume did go bad partially because the rollerball isn’t well designed and the perfume didn’t come out.
Re-Purchase? NO. (c$14.45 – 10ml)
My favourite SLS-free toothpaste.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$11.64 – 110ml Value Size)
My favourite eyelid cleansing wipes.
Re-Purchase? YES. (c$9.97 – 32 Wipes)
Thank you for reading this post and continuing with this series.
What beauty products have you finished?
Let me know!