10.20.2016

september 2016 empties!

Initially I received a sample of Juice Organics Repairing Conditioner {$9.99}, but I loved it so much that I purchased the full-size and quickly made my way through it. A few notable things about this product: you can actually understand the ingredients - no harsh chemicals; and it really does repair damaged hair. This one tamed my frizz, and revived my locks after the first wash, and truly smoothed and moisturized. I wish that it had some sort of fragrance; but it works so well that I don't mind. TOTAL RE-BUY {I'm on bottle number two right now!}.

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Daily Pads {$8.99} have been a Holy Grail item for me for years; not because I have ever had acne-prone skin, but because they really work to combat oiliness. I use two pads each day - one for my face, and one for my neck / shoulders / back, and they are brilliant! You can actually see the dirt they've removed; and they leave skin feeling so fresh and clean. I highly, highly, highly recommend these! FOREVER RE-BUY.

Like with its conditioner companion above, I received Juice Organics Repairing Shampoo {$9.99} as a sample, which prompted me to buy the full-size {to great success, I might add}. And, like with the conditioner, this one also contains no harsh chemicals. One of my favorite things about this duo is that neither leaves behind residue, so you don't find yourself pulling gunk out of your hair hours after washing. Again, I would love a bit of fragrance; but I can deal with it not containing one. FOREVER RE-BUY {already on bottle number two!}.

JULEP Lip Gloss in GLOWING {$20.00} came into my life as a freebie when I was purchasing nail polish {aren't I always?}; oddly enough, it became one of my favorite lip products of all-time, so I was so disappointed when I finished off the tube. Glowing is the perfect pinky / nude hue for adding luminescence to the lips, or extra shine to a darker-hued lipstick worn underneath. It lasts for up to 3 hours {which I find to be great wear-time for a gloss}, and really livens up the face. The price is what gets me. $20 is more than Anastasia Beverly Hills lip products; and, in my opinion, not worth it for the size of product you receive here. Womp womp. DEFINITE RE-BUY {when on sale}.

Though I've gone through numerous tubes of NYX Butter Gloss, this was the first time that I tried NYX COSMETICS Butter Gloss in CREME BRULEE {$3.99}, and I loved the shade. Creme Brulee is the perfect your lips but better nude that pairs stunningly with smoky eyes or more neutral makeup looks. I literally wore this every. single. day. until the tube ran out; and for the price, I can't help but to contemplate stocking up so I never run out again! TOTAL RE-BUY.

Sample lash products are my favorite, so I was super excited when I received stila's Huge Extreme Lash Mascara in BLACK {$23.00} alongside one of my more recent Sephora orders. Out of all of the mascaras I've tried lately, this one right here is one of my faves. It gives tremendous length and volume, and is so strikingly black that it looks as if you're wearing falsies. My one qualm is that it is a wet formula, and on some days it did transfer to my eyelid before completely drying {such a pain when you've already perfected your eyeshadow}. I haven't decided whether or not that serves as a dealbreaker or not, as it wasn't an everyday occurrence; but it was frequent enough to get slightly on my nerves. POSSIBLE re-buy.

I only recently started filling in my brows, and have zero interest in spending an arm and a leg for a brow product, so I was thrilled when I discovered ColourPop Brow Pencil in BLONDIE {$5.00}, because it is so affordable. I have light brown hair and don't love an uber dark brow, so I find that the shade Blondie is perfect for my coloring. I love the simplicity of this product - it literally takes less than a minute to fill in each brow, and it lasts all day. FOREVER RE-BUY {I'm already on number two, and have five back-ups waiting in the wings!}.

I've been using a ZOYA nail polish remover for a few years now; but it has become pricier as of late, so I decided to try OPI's Expert Touch Lacquer Remover {$5.95} due to affordability and experience with the brand, and let me tell you, I love it. This polish remover is phenomenal at removing any type of polish - be it glitter, creme, jelly, or textured. It also has no fragrance, so you don't feel offended during use. I wish it came in a bigger bottle, but I'm totally fine with it not - it still ranks as less expensive and more effective than my prior product. TOTAL RE-BUY (I'm about to start bottle number two!}.

mark. Windswept Hand Cream {c/o} {$6.00} was such a surprise love for me because I'm a total hand cream snob, but I have to be honest...I'm obsessed! The fragrance here is just luscious - a combination of grapefruit, cedarwood, and orchid that I truly cannot get enough of; but scent aside, I was wildly impressed with how soft this made my hands feel. It is non-greasy, the perfect consistency, and really hydrates and nourishes the skin {I even used it on my feet}. Fingers crossed they don't discontinue this one, because it's brilliant! DEFINITE RE-BUY.


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6 comments

ellie said...

Loved your review on these products. Good info to know! Sounds like the most amazing lip gloss ever!

ivy said...

Awesome! Great to hear about these wonderful products for the everyday routine.

Couture Carrie said...

Love the Julep gloss!

xoxox,
CC

Smile, Snap, Sparkle said...

I need that hair conditioner in my life right now, it sounds flawless and exactly what my weird hair needs! xx

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Wow, looks like your empties are mostly re-buys for you which is great. I love these posts - gives me ideas of things to try!

Janet Taylor said...

Julep! :)

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