Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Beauty Empties & Reviews

Hi everyone,

Here's everything I finished up in November and my thoughts on if I would repurchase each item.


Cetaphil Face Cleanser
I've been using this for years.  I really like it as a gentle face wash to use with my Clarisonic.  I'm drowning in face cleansers right now but when I do need one, I'll repurchase this.

Cotton Clouds Facial Cotton
I absolutely love these and had blogged about them being a dupe for the Shiseido Facial Cottons. Unfortunately, I don't see these easily available anymore.  You can still get a 12 pack of the travel size of 60 cotton pads but who has space to keep that much product in their bathroom??  I can't find individual bags anywhere.  Does anyone know what happened with them??  For now I've been going back to the Shiseido Facial Cottons.

Chantecaille Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser
I was able to get 2 uses out of this sample but just from that I was able to tell that I really liked this cleanser.  It has exfoliating beads and did an excellent job at removing my makeup up, but it did burn my eyes.  For that reason and the fact that the full size is $64 (!) I wouldn't repurchase this.

Body and Hair Products

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant
This is the only deodorant I've used for years.  I have several backups and will continue to purchase this.

OgX Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Elevated Finish Spray
This was a decent hairspray but the spray nozzle truly sucked and was constantly clogged.  Not to mention the fact that I like the Frizz-Ease hairspray from the drugstore more.  I wouldn't repurchase this.

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask
This was an excellent hair mask!  It made my hair incredibly soft and shiny, however it does smell really really bad.  Because of that and the fact that the full size is $71 (!) I wouldn't repurchase this.


MAC False Lashes Mascara
I don't know if the sample I received was dry, but this mascara did nothing for my lashes.  At best, it gave them a very natural look.  I wouldn't repurchase this.

Makeup Forever High Definition Primer
This was a nice light-weight primer and did help my foundation go on smoothly.  However, I've tried better high end primers so I wouldn't repurchase this.


Who watched the Gilmore Girls Revival?  I watched the entire series for the first time this year so it wasn't very nostalgic for me but I still enjoyed it.  Sidenote: is there anyone else out there who doesn't like Rory??

I can't believe it's already December, this year truly flew by!

How was everyone's Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping?  I put in a big order to American Eagle, I'm finding they're one of my favorite stores for casual winter clothing.  Other than that I picked up a few things at Sephora, Lancome, and I got my first pair of Uggs from Nordstrom.   Sidenote: I find Uggs to be kind of ugly but I broke down and got some for my half mile walk to/from my car to work everyday for the wintertime.  Word on the street is that Uggs are warm and comfortable. :)

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