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October & November Empties

October & November Empties

Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Astringent I’ve been using some variation of this product for over a decade. I will sometimes buy the store brand, it really depends what’s on sale. I got this one at Winner’s. I think it actually the UK version of […]

August & September Empties

August & September Empties

I finished up a lot of products in the last two months, which is great. For the rest of the year, and hopefully into 2020 I will focus on finishing up products I already have instead of using 3 or 4 different face washes or […]

June/July Empties

June/July Empties

Okay, so what if August is almost over??? It’s never too late to let you know about all the products I’ve used up in the last few months. You may argue there is actually never a good time to tell you about them. But I bet if you weren’t even slightly interested, you wouldn’t have clicked this link anyway.

Sol De Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

I received this travel-size of this infamous cream in a Boxycharm box last year. After all of the hype I heard about it, I didn’t think it was possible to live up to the hype. Well, I was wrong. This is really the best smelling cream I’ve ever used. The cream itself is also very nice. Do I think that the full-size is worth almost $60?? No, not really. But, you can often get a good deal with one of their sets at Sephora (like this one here). Would I buy it again? Who am I kidding, I probably would. I actually bought a similar set to the one linked above last year.

Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

I don’t really love spending a lot of money on products you can’t see – like an eyeshadow base. This was a decently cheap product, and I’ve heard it worked pretty well. Now, I’ve been blessed with greasy eyelids so a lot of the time eyeshadow just glides right off. This base didn’t really help my case. I thought I was resigned to creased eyeshadow for the rest of my life until I started using this Wet ‘N Wild one that was recommended to me. Now THAT keeps my eyeshadow on. This essence one? Not so much. Would I buy it again? Nope.

ELF Makeup and Mist Setting Spray

This has been my go-to setting spray for a while now, but I think this was my last bottle. I gravitated towards it because it was so cheap. It’s just not doing it for me anymore though. It’s a decent-ish setting spray, but it’s not overly special or anything. Would I buy it again? No.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask

Sheet masks aren’t my favourite. I feel like they’re kind of wasteful, and I never really notice a huge difference. I received 3 of these masks in a Boxycharm box and I was excited to use them. I thought they were find, but not worth their $16 price tag. I don’t think I could ever find a sheet mask that expensive would be though. Would I buy it again? Probably not.

Bath & Body Works Spiced Mandarin Foaming Hand soap

Welcome to this month’s edition of what soap did we use up! This month was Spiced Mandarin. Sure, it’s not the most summery scent that was in the cupboard, but my boyfriend is picky about handsoap scents. I really liked this scent! Would I buy it again? Yes.

April & May Empties

April & May Empties

Another few months have come and gone, and so have a few products. I’m actively trying to finish things before purchasing new ones. It’s easier for me to use up skincare products rather than makeup products. With skincare, I don’t feel the need to have […]

March Empties

March Empties

I am currently trying to pan some of my makeup products, but here are some of the things I finished up in the month of March. Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo I got this shampoo as part of a set for my birthday last year […]

January/February Empties

January/February Empties

I didn’t have to many empties pile up over the last few months. heck, one of these wasn’t even empty, it was just v v v expired.

Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap in Winter Candy Apple and Twisted Peppermint – The foaming hand washes are an absolute staple in our household. Over the holiday season we had these two because we wanted to carry our festiveness into the bathroom, as one does. I really like the scent on both of these. They’re not too strong, and I think Twisted Peppermint will become a winter staple. Would I buy it again? Yes, and I already have a cupboard full of them.

Finesse Superior Hold Firm Hairspray – I use so little hairspray on a regular basis that this bottle has lasted me at least two years. I prefer a non-aerosol hairspray and the price point on this is unbeatable. It does exactly what I need it to do. Would I buy it again? Yep! I got a back up for Christmas.

Real Techniques Dual-Ended Sponge – I picked up this sponge at Ulta after my trusty Beauty Blender came down with a mold issue. I had heard good things about Real Techniques sponges and they are muuuuch cheaper than the OG Beauty Blender, so I decided to go for one of those. I thought that dual-endedness of it was cool. It was much firmer than I was used to, and I thought it would get softer with time. I used it for much longer than recommend because that’s just the type of person I am. When I received a new off-brand beauty sponge that I’m sure my boyfriend paid no more than $5 for for Christmas, I made the change and only then did I realize how much I hated this RT one. The new one is much softer and applies my make up better. If you’re looking for a Real Techniques sponge, get one of the classic ones, not this one. Would I buy it again? Never.

Sarah’s Soaps Bamboo and Orange Blossom Facial Toning Mist – Sarah’s Soaps is a local, handmade brand (I would recommend a lot of her products!) I bought this at a craft show a while ago (hence the expiration date passing, the ingredients are all-natural after all!) It’s a hydrating, priming, and toning all-in-one product and I quite liked it. I fell out of the habit of using it after I had some skin issues caused by another product. It’s the perfect primer for the summer because it’s so light and hydrating. Would I buy it again? Yes! I should go get a bottle.

December Empties

December Empties

Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo and Pampering Conditioner – I got this for Christmas literally years ago. I had picked it out based on recommendations from friends. I didn’t like this shampoo or conditioner. I felt like it didn’t make my hair any less dry. […]

November Empties

November Empties

I’ve been trying to make an effort to use up a lot of my products lately. I am a bit of a hoarder. But I bought them to use them, so here we go. If I’ve managed to finish something it usually means I liked […]

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Well folks, another VIB sale at Sephora has arrived. It comes at the perfect time to start some Christmas shopping. Most of the gift sets are out already as well, so you can get a lot of value with those. With an extra little discount, it sweetens the deal.

If you’re looking for a little extra money back, use my Rakuten code to sign up for the program and get money back every time you shop online. (I get a referral bonus if you use this link)

Here’s what I recommend to you and what’s in my cart.

Recommendations

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

These are one of my favourite lipstick formulas. It seems like Bite is reformulating these, so all of them are on sale right now for half off. When you add in the extra discount it’s a great deal.

First Aid Beauty Fablantis Set

I love First Aid Beauty skincare products, and their gift sets are alwaus amazing. They’re a pretty decent price and you get to try a whole array of their products to see what you like.

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

I love these mini palettes. There’s a great variety of colour stories, so you’ll be able to find one that suits you. The mauve obsessions one is my favourite, and I love the look of the new Nude Obsessions.

Sephora Collection Instant Masks

I’m trying to not buy sheet masks anymore. I bought one of these because they discontinued my other favourite face masks. I quite like them, and do find they make a difference. They’re a perfect stocking stuffer.

What’s In My Cart

Tarte You’re a Total Knockout Skincare Set

I’ve been struggling with my skin the last couple months. I got a sample of the Knockout Tingling Treatment Toner in my last order, and I’ve found that it works really well for me. It’s hard for me to resist a set!

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicon Primer

I love this primer. I’ve gone through a couple of these already. It’s incredibly affordable as well.

There’s also a few Christmas gifts I am picking up, so I can’t list them here! What are you going to pick up in the sale? Check out my other Sephora Recommendations and Hauls here.