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June to August 2017 Empties

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Trying to go through some sample packets

St. Ives Refresh & Revive Pear Nectar & Soy Body Lotion

If you’ve been keeping up with my empties, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of St. Ives body lotions. The Refresh & Revive line is what I’ve been using lately and it’s absolutely perfect during the summer months. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion

This was a great little sample packet that lasted me two days – perfect for traveling! Slightly thicker than a lotion but lighter than a cream, this moisturized really well when my skin was feeling a bit dry and flaky.

Vichy Ideal Body Aqua Sorbet

A super hydrating body lotion that worked amazing on my skin!

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

Full review here.

Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate

A cool and refreshing eye concentrate with the same properties as Ultimune.

Shiseido Future Solution LX Extra Rich Cleansing Foam

I’m not normally a big fan of cleansing foams but this was very light and left me with a good feeling of clean. I think the Future Solution LX line is too rich for me so I’m glad for the chance to try it via sample packets.

Shiseido Future Solution LX Concetrated Balancing Softener

An amazing softener that feels even better than Ibuki! As above, the Future Solution LX line is too rich for me so I am happy with the Ibuki and White Lucent lines.

Sephora Express Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes

Did not like these at all and struggled to finish the packs. The exfoliating side is too scratchy and actually hurts, even when using light pressure. I ended up using only the soft side to remove as much makeup as I could, and even the, it wasn’t super effective. I used this as a first pass, then used another facial cleanser to remove the rest.

 


Mostly skincare these last few months

La Roche-Posay Anthelios dermo-kids 50 SPF

I love this stuff for my toddler. We went through 2 bottles of it last summer and we’re on our second bottle of it this summer. I apply it generously in the morning before sending him off to daycare. His teachers do a second application with a different sunscreen prior to afternoon play time (the bottle gets kept at daycare). He’s tanned but not super tanned. This stuff is light and doesn’t feel overly greasy, which makes application really easy. I also like that after application, he’s not going to leave a ton of residue all over the car seats. Love this stuff and will continue to buy!

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-fluid lotion 60 SPF

I got this for myself because I wanted to find a sunscreen that was light and non-greasy. This was recommended to me by the beauty consultant at Shoppers Drug Mart. She told me a lot of golfers purchase this because it’s so light but the coverage is so great. I find it perfect for my face but also use it on my arms and legs too. A little pricey for such a small bottle, but since it is so light, I find myself reaching for it to apply more often than with other sunscreens.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion W

Full review here.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion W

This one is like the protective emulsion, but a bit thicker and more moisturizing for night time use.

Lancôme Teint Miracle Lit-From-Within Makeup

Finally finished this bottle! I feel like I’ve hit a huge milestone finishing this one up (my 4th bottle!). I’m currently contemplating buying my 5th bottle vs trying a different foundation altogether. It’s been quite a number of years sticking with Lancôme Teint Miracle!

Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Shampoo

I got these minis from the Hilton Hotel a few years ago and had stashed them away for “when I go traveling”. Well, as you know, the stash is a little too well hidden so when I finally found them, it’s high time I use them! The shampoo lathers quite rich and smells amazing. Hair is quite squeaky clean.

Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Conditioner

The conditioner brings some moisture back into the hair after the conditioner. Together, they make for some beautiful lucious locks on my head.

Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Lotion

I am loving this body lotion. Thick and rich, yet is easily absorbed into my skin. No greasy residue and skin is super soft. This is pretty good stuff for hotel toiletries!

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Written by Jessica

August 29th, 2017 at 4:31 pm