Sunday, September 30, 2012

Empties: July- September 2012


Here's what I've used up.

-Colgate Toothpaste- nothing exciting here
-Veet Wax Strips -  these are easy to use although it's pretty time consuming. the hair grows back softer but shaving is much easier
-Bath and Body Works Wild Strawberry Candle- YUM! Everyone needs to have candles
-David's Tea in Daydreamer- If you like a light green tea, you have to try this!
-Clinque Moisture Surge- This worked okay but I wouldn't repurchase this
-Hot Givency Perfume Sample-It's a good scent for going out, I would recommend testing this out!
-CG Lash Blash Length-  I quite liked this mascara. Gives length but not too much volume
-Love& Beauty Curling mascara- WORST MASCARA EVER. I decided to give it another chance but when I pulled it out there was a goop of mascara. So I wiped it off and when I put it back in, more goop came out.


This is what I've used up in the month of August.

Simple cleansing facial wipes- I really like these, first time using facial wipes. Great for when you come home late and don't want to wash your face

BBW Cuccumber Melon- Just a meh lotion. Smells nice but nothing amazing.

Very Hollywood by Michael Kors- This perfume smells so good! Kind of feminine but also very islandy. Must try!

Sugar lip treatment in Rose - Read Review

Estee Lauder More than Mascara- Read Review

Love and beauty mascaras: They are all unused but I had to throw them out cause it was so bad!
-defining & separating


This month, I had to toss out a lot of items. I've been trying to downsize and reorganize my make up collection. I actually don't wear too much make up but I love collecting it. Although recently I realized how silly that is. So I've been trying to weed out some products.

Things I used
-Anna Sui Secret Wish: This smells amazing! I would consider purchasing this full size
-David's Tea Organic Ever Green: Tastes terrible :( I usually like all of David's Tea but not this one
-Wet n Wild Retractable Eyeliner
-Infusium hair conditioner: Really cool product that you can just put on any time of the day. No need to rinse and it hydrates your hair! I liked it.

Things I tossed
-Sally Hansen in Stony Creme: It got too goopy :(
-Rimmel Vinyl Gloss: I think it went bad. Smells funny
-ELF Hypershine: This smelled funny too. And really weird consistency
-Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover: I don't like oily removers so I just emptied it.

I would love to read what you've finished this month! Are any of you guys on a buying ban?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Haul: Toronto Winners and Shoppers Drug Mart

Hi everyone! Sorry about the lack of posts, I was out of town for some conferences and exploring Toronto. Surprisingly I didn't do much shopping, I've been trying to cut back. But I did stroll into Winners in Toronto and picked up three things. I'm liking them all so far, and will post up reviews once I've used them more!

1) Garnier Skin Renew Massaging Lotion $6.99
2) Too Faced Lockdown Cream Eyeshadow in Jailbait $6.99
3) Korres Antiageing Primer $9.99

The second Haul is from Shoppers Drug Mart. My credit card gives back rewards and I finally redeemed it for a gift card to Shoppers.

Took me a long time in the store looking at every brand but this is what I came home with.

Essie turquoise & caicos $8.99
-to replace my Eyeko Vintage polish I had to throw away this summer

Essie nothing else metals $8.99
-a beautiful unique color that i just wanted to try. these are my first 2 essie nail polsihes!

Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss $5.99
-wanted to try because of the hype

NeoStrata Spot Lightener $24
-I have these brown spots around my face I want to get rid of. My mom is letting me laser it off but I figure I'd try a cream first. Will keep you guys updated on how it goes!

Have you guys hauled recently?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review: Garnier Skin Renew Awakening Face Massager

I love this! Everyone needs to try this out. I've been using Dermalogica for a couple of years and my skin has been good. But this is 1/5 of the price!

My skin feels smoother after a week of use. I don't know if it's because it's fun so I'm constantly using it. Before, I wouldn't use my lotion very often. But I can feel a difference.

The smell and texture are both nice! I don't know if it actually awakens the skin, but having a cooling lotion in the morning feels great. Sometimes it's not moisturizing enough so I have to use my actual lotion, but I love using this first.

Short review, but if you have the chance you should all give it a try. I want to explore the Garnier line now. Do any of you use Garnier for skin care?