Showing posts with label benefit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label benefit. Show all posts

Monday, June 5, 2017

May Empties!

Hey everyone!
Lets talk empties; the products I finished up in the month of May. I love these kinds of posts because 1) you know you're getting a good review of a product when the person has completely used it up and 2) there's just something so satisfying about a fully used up product, isn't there?

I didn't finish too many products this month, but I'm still pretty pleased about what I did use up.

-Benefit 'Porefessional' Primer (small/deluxe sample size)
This primer was just okay for me, and I likely won't repurchase it. I'm someone who enjoys more hydrating primers, so this sillicone feeling type of primer isn't always my cup of tea.

-Essence Lash Princess Mascara
Ugh, I love this stuff so much. How can a product so damn affordable be this good? I already repurchased this!

-Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner
This was a decent brow pencil. Definitely a really good affordable option if you don't want to spend a fortune on brow products (ABH Brow Wiz, why must you hurt my wallet so?)

-L'Oreal Youth Code Skin Recharger Day/Night Cream
I was surprised at how much I adored this face cream. It had a cream texture but absorbed like a gel. Really refreshing to use and hydrating without being greasy. A really solid drugstore choice.

-Olay Fresh Effects 'Out of this Swirled' Exfoliator
Still confused as to if this line is still around/for sale (??) but I loved this. It can be a bit drying, so pair with a good moisturizer, but it exfoliated well and leaves you skin feeling very refreshed and cool.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Winter Project Pan Update!

 Hey everyone! So here is my update on my winter project pan!
So: I completely finished the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation and the Benefit Porefessional primer which I'm really happy about.
The Maybelline Fit Me concealer seems to be one of those products that never ends! I use it on the daily and it just never seems to run out! I do think I'm on the last few drops of it now though.
 I'm really happy with the progress I made on the Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette. While it doesnt look like much, I managed to hit pan on 2 more shades, which I think is pretty good. Forcing myself to use it more often also made me love it a lot more. This palette doesn't have the best reviews and I really don't know why because I really do think it's a great one overall.

One product it seemed really hard for me to make progress on was the Marcelle Kohl eyeliner, even though I was using it frequently and sharpening it as well. I realized pretty soon after though that the reason it never seemed to be getting smaller was because I actually have 2 of these and I've been using both of them unknowingly!
The one item that I made absolutely no progress with was my Nyx Prismatic Shadow in 'Girl Talk'. To be quite honest, I'm not even sure I used it at all. I find I get so caught up using my palettes I often forget to use my single eyeshadows, so I think that'll be my goal for Spring!

Have you used up any products lately? Let me know in the comments!

Friday, December 16, 2016

PROJECT PAN! (Winter 2016/17)

If there's something I learned from my no-buy back in the Fall, it's that I really do have a LOT of makeup, a lot of it that has been sitting around, unused or half used and forgotten.
That's why I decided I'm going to start my own Project Pan, to use up some of the products that need some loving/need to go.
So from now until March 20th, 2017, I'm going to be working on finishing up these products!
The products:
Maybelline 'The Blushed Nudes' palette
Benefit 'The Porefessional' Primer
Marcelle Kohl Eyeliner
Maybelline 'Fit Me' Concealer
Covergirl 'Ready Set Gorgeous' Foundation
Nyx Prismatic Eyeshadow in 'Girl Talk'

All of these are products that I love, but have either been a bit neglected in my routine, or have just been lingering around for way too long. So I chose them to encourage myself to put them to more use.
As you can see, I've already made a significant dent in this palette. My goal is to hit pan on at least 2-3 more shades though.
Realistically, do I expect to finish all of them up?
Definitely not, especially with the palette.
My main goal is to see a noticeable difference in the amount of product and maybe have finished up at least half of the products on my list.

Let the fun begin!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

HUGE Haul of Skincare Samples!

Those of you who know me know that I love a good free sample. I love buying sample sizes of products before committing to the real thing. So this is something I was VERY excited about. 

Awhile back, Shopper's Drug Mart was having a Fall Beauty Bonus where with a $120 purchase of beauty products, you received a tote bag with a TON of sample sized products, primarily higher end skincare. 

Personally, I like to save up my Optimum points for events like these. 
I haven't gotten around to trying any of these products yet (because God knows, I have enough products to try that I'm covered for a lifetime), but I thought I'd post about what was included in the bag and see if there are any products in particular you'd like me to review first! 

Here's what I got! 
  • Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel (I'm super excited to try this one out!)
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
  • Biotherm Life Plankton Essence
  • Lancome Visionnaire Yeux
  • Dr Roebuck's Pure
  • Philosophy Purity One Step Facial Cleanser
  • J.R Watkins Co. Coconut Milk and Honey Hand Cream
  • Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleanser 

  • Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum
  • Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 lotion
  • Korres Wild Rose Brightening 24-hour Moisturizer
  • Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
  • Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream
  • Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm
  • Sweet Like Candy by Ariana Grande Perfume Sample
  • Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Balm
  • StriVectin Tightening & Sculpting Face Cream
  • RoC Pro-Correct Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvinating Fluid
  • NeoStrata All-In-One Eye Serum (Definitely going to be one of the first items I test out!)
I'm currently testing out some products, so I won't get to these for another little while, but definitely let me know which ones you want to see reviews of! I'm excited to get testing! 

Hope you're all having a great Tuesday! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

My November Favourites! (Blogmas Day 1)

 Hello there! Welcome to the beginning of a brand new month and also the first day of Blogmas! No better way to start a new month than to share what I loved throughout last month! I haven't done a favourites post is quite a while and there was a lot of new products I tried (and loved) during the month of November! So here we go....

1) Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Copenhagen'
Anyone who knows me knows I've been on the hunt for the perfect autumnal dark red lip colour. Seriously, I think I own about 8 wine-coloured lipsticks that I bought, tried a few times and liked, but ultimately were not exactly what I was looking for. Well I can finally say that I've found it. The perfect dark wine/berry lip. I also totally adore Nyx's Soft Matte Lip Cream formulations (seriously, if you haven't tried them, definitely pick one up! They have tons of different colours and they're incredible)

2) Benefit Erase Paste
An oldie but I goodie. I used to be in love with this stuff a few years ago. I hadn't been using it at all recently, but since its getting close to finals season and the late nights are becoming even later nights, I figured it was time to get serious on my dark under eye circles. I honestly forgot how much I loved this. Its so thick and creamy, so it really does the job well when you need some serious concealer work.

3) Nars Satin Lip Pencil in 'Rikugien'
When I'm not wearing a dark lip, then I tend to go for a more natural lip colour. This one is seriously so pretty. A true "your lips but better" colour. Bonus: it feels SO nice and satin-y on the lips.

4) Lush 'Therapy' Massage Bar
Oh my goodness, this stuff is so great. When the weather starts to get chilly, my skin starts to get super dry. This has pretty much completely corrected that. As with all massage bars, your skin does feel a bit greasy at first but once it soaks in, oh my goodness. They weren't kidding when they named it 'Therapy'! It also has a really nice scent that isn't too overwhelming. I highly recommend this.

5) Paper Towns
I was bored a couple weeks ago and decided to watch a movie. I realized I hadn't seen Paper Towns yet (how?? I'm such a John Green fan too), so I decided to give that a watch. It was such a cute movie, I really loved it. And I was truly impressed with Cara Delevingne's performance (I wasn't sure how good she'd be to be completely honest. Bottom line is, I thought it was super cute and entertaining, and I'd definitely recommend it if you're looking for something fun to watch.

6) Steve Madden Coat
I got a new coat back in October for my birthday but I didn't get a chance to wear it until it started getting a bit cold out (we had our first snow fall last week!). This coat is everything I wanted and more. Its super warm and furry on the inside while sleek and classic on the outside.

So that's what I loved during the month of November! Let me know what you've loved last month in the comments! Happy December!