May 2014 Empties | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

May 2014 Empties

My desk is currently filled with beauty products so I did my best in terms of efficiency when it came to surface area usage of empties! I had a total of 20 empties last month which is commendable as it is SIX more than last month! I will be joining Kalyn for her Sample Killah Challenge in July so anyone who is wanting some motivation to destroy those little sample packets and have a crazy number of empties, go and sign up now!

empties

1. Lush | Rose Bubble BarThumbs up

I have reviewed this before for Mother’s Day and it’s so cute! I hope it comes back next year because it smelled great, but not overly floral and made the bathwater pink!

2. Lush | The Mumkin Bubble BarThumbs up

I have reviewed this before and although the colour of the bathwater wasn’t as nice as typical Lush bubble bar, the scent was very lightly fruity and very enjoyable.

3. Lush | The Mum Bubble BarThumbs up

The Mum was my favourite  bubble bar out of the group I reviewed as it is the “Honey, I Washed the Kids” scent which is a mixture of toffee and caramel. Mmmm so good!

4. skoah | Skrubbin’ Face Wash(240mL)Thumbs up

I have listed this as a favourite from when I first started blogging back in November 2011 and it is still one of my top 3 face scrubs. This smells like pineapple and is a gentle enough scrub to use daily. This was my first skoah purchase and I haven’t looked back.

5.Lush | Neon Love Soap (0.15kg)Thumbs up

This is a lovely fruity soap that I  picked up over Valentine’s and I only wish it wasn’t quite so expensive because it is scented with bergamot which is one of my favourite scents!

6. Fruits & Passion | 24H Moisturizing Butter in Ocean Flower (100mL)Thumbs up

I reviewed and made a snowball out of this moisturizer and loved it so much that I kept using it. It is incredibly hydrating while being non-greasy. It is an awesome moisturizer and I would love to try the other scents as there are A LOT!

7. Biotherm | Blue Therapy Eye (1mL)Thinking smile

I am undecided about this because I don’t remember seeing any difference in my skin. I need more of this to make a better decision.

8 & 9. LAFACE | Body Moisturizer (3.5mL)Thumbs down

Super hydrating, but just too expensive. I know it’s vegan and all, but I have other healthy moisturizers that I don’t need to pay $80 for.

10.Primavera | Eye Contour Cream (1.5mL)Thumbs down

I received this in a Petit Vour box last November and I found it too be a bit too watery in texture for my liking. Although, I’m starting to get milia underneath my eyes so I might need to start using something lighter in consistency.

11.Strivectin | Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles (1mL)Thumbs down

This is the first Strivectin product I have used and I didn’t really have much of an opinion of it. It was pretty hydrating, but it might not be the product for me at this point in my life.

12. Blancreme | Body Scrub Gold & Caviar (40mL)Thinking smile

I liked the consistency and the fact that it is GOLD and exfoliating, but the scent was a bit strong for me. Good thing there are many other Blancreme products that I love the scent of!

13. Rainbow Honey | Lavendula Fragrance (1mL)Thumbs up

I received this tiny little rollerball (smallest ever!) in a Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag and the scent is just…wow…nothing like I have ever smelled in my life! The scent is herbaceous French Lavender with citrus notes of lime, yuzu, and sweet orange and it’s so much better than that description!

14. Glam Glow | Bright Mud Eye Treatment (1g)Thinking smile

I feel like I didn’t get out of this what I was supposed to because I felt some tightening around the eye area, but the actual consistency of the product was a bit weird. It was like putting on seaweed?

15. Living Proof | Satin Hair Serum (0.75mL)Thinking smile

Tamed my frizzies and made my hair feel very smooth, but I only got one use out of it because my hair is so long! I just want more to get a better idea of the product.

16. NARS | Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (2.8g)Thumbs down

I don’t know if this worked any better than the Urban Decay Primer Potion I normally use so I will have to pass on this for now although I have heard wonderful things about it for people with oily lids.

17. Neutrogena | All in One Make Up Removing Cleansing Wipes (7 wipes)Thumbs up

I really like that I can use these for my eye makeup as well and it does a reasonable job of removing most of it in one go. Waterproof mascara needs a bit of a boost with another round of Bioderma.

18. Montagne Jeunesse | Virgin Olive Oil Mud Masque (15g)Thumbs down

I have reviewed this before as part of the CBB Masque Challenge with the scent being the most major turn-off for me. MJ has so many other masks that I enjoy that I don’t feel so bad not liking this one very much!

19. Montagne Jeunesse | Apricot Scrub Masque (15g)Thumbs up

This was my favourite mask of the CBB Masque Challenge! It smelled good, wasn’t too gritty and left my skin feeling very soft!

20. Montagne Jeunesse | Dead Sea Mud Masque (1 piece)Thumbs down

The scent made my eyes water a little bit and the fragrance was just ok for me. It wasn’t the most hydrating mask for me and as I have mentioned before, there are so many other MJ masks that I love much more!

And that’s it for May empties! We’re almost at the halfway point for 2014 and I plan on beating my record of 253 empties from 2013! 164 more empties to go!

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