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Beauty Empties May to December 2020

Well we made it through 2020. How are you handling this crazy year? I found I kept up with my basic skin care routines, but rarely wore makeup and could have treated myself to more at home pampering. I do have a bunch of empties to give my opinion on so let’s just post the pics and comments. Some products were sent in PR and some I purchased myself.

Lavido sent their Body Wash and Body Lotion to me as PR samples. I got compliments on the Patchouli & Vanilla scent every time I wore these. The pump is very handy on the body wash which is the product I would repurchase.
Yves Rocher Anti-Aging Activating Lotion I used as a toner, but this is a bit thicker than a traditional toner. I didn’t notice any difference in my skin so wouldn’t use again. I would, however, repurchase Boscia Rosewater Mist with Watch Hazel for use as a toner. Bonus it’s alcohol free.
Of these four products I would repurchase the Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask. Super hydrating overnight leave on skin treatment. The others (Neutragena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub, Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3 in 1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm) were alright but I have other favourites.
My favourite room spray is Cucina Fruits & Passion’s Fragrant Kitchen Mist. I have already repurchased a Scentsy Bar in Clean Breeze. The 5mL R.C. from Young Living Essential Oils was alright but I would purchase other oils instead of this one.
I’ve repurchased both the Dove Dry Spray original scent anti-perspirant and the Lady Speed Stick Invisible Powder Fresh Anti-Perspirant. What can I say? They work. Give them a try.
The only reason these mascaras are in my empties is because I’ve had them open the entire year and even though they haven’t been used much I do worry about bacteria. I highly recommend both the Lancome Grandiose for those who like high end mascara or if you prefer drug store then check out Revlon’s So Fierce! I would also buy the L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray and Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, especially in the Candy Cane flavour.
Looking to whiten your teeth just by brushing? I suggest you try NuSkin AP24 Whitening Flouride Toothpaste. We are almost finished tube #2 and will be getting another soon. I get mine from my friend, Julie’s NU Beauty on Facebook.
I honestly don’t remember what I thought of these samples so they couldn’t have WOWed me, but that means they were awful either. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Stengthening + Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, and Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial.
If I didn’t already have 7 foundations I’d consider Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation from Pat McGrath Labs. I used the Light 2 shade and will pass the others along to a friend. It was a medium coverage with a brush, looked great all day long, and was an overall good first impression.
Animal Tiger Soothing Mask from Olive Farm was so fun. It did moisturize my skin with the serum but these are all about the tiger face printed on the mask when you use it. These are affordable and I would use again. I’m pretty sure my friend, Judy sent this to me from South Korea. Thanks Judy!!
Maui Moisture Lightweight Hydration + Hibiscus Water Shampoo and Conditioner worked alright for both John and I. The scent is fantastic with the Hibiscus, Passion Fruit and Watermelon. I probably wouldn’t repurchase these but I would use them again if they came my way. I also enjoyed the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil Deep Hydrating Conditioning Treatment for a once a week treat for my hair.
My naturopath recommended this Skin Healing Salve from St. Francis Herb Farm for daily use on my psoriasis plaques. I put this on really dry patches right after a shower and it seems to help with soreness and itching. Not a cure, just a way to be more comfortable throughout the day. It has Red Clover and Calendula, but is greasy so doesn’t sink in like a lotion but sits on the skin as a barrier. I’ve already repurchased.

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