november 2016 empties!

Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask {$7.99} is a product that I have been using for about 7 years; and since I've just finished another tube, I had to share it with you. I'm not huge on masks, so I rarely buy them, which is why I love {lovelovelovelovelove} this product so much. When you add water, you can use it as a face cleanser {I use it everyday to remove makeup}; and when you apply it directly to skin without water, it acts as a face mask. You can also use it as spot treatment on your face or anywhere else on your body. This, for me, has been one of the most effective products for maintaining clear skin, and I truly cannot recommend anything more highly than this right here. FOREVER RE-BUY.

I'm not gonna lie, I bought NYX Cosmetics' Butter Gloss in the shade Sunday Mimosa {$4.99} because I liked the name of the color. Unfortunately, that was not a good idea, because I found the color to be too dark for my fair skintone. That said, after a bit of trial and error, I was able to get it to work for me to an extent. Sunday Mimosa is a bright pink-leaning coral with a v strong color payoff that felt too loud for my preference; however, when I applied 3 dabs of it to my lower lip, then used my ring finger to smooth it out, the color was more muted and wearable. I love how moisturizing and long-wearing NYX's Butter Glosses are; you just need to be careful with the colors you select. DEFINITE RE-BUY {in a different shade}.

I feel like everyone is always raving about FRESH's Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment {$26.00}, so I was super excited to receive a deluxe sample of it for my birthday; but I wasn't in love. Don't get me wrong, it is ridiculously hydrating and moisturizing, and really makes my lips feel fantastic; however, I found that the formula was a bit too soft in the tube, causing the stick to break repeatedly. Additionally, the overall result was nearly identical to what I achieve with NIVEA's Kiss Of Care & Color Sheer, and since that retails for just $4.99, I think I'll stick with that. NOT a re-buy.

While I haven't been a fan of Marc Jacobs lotions in the past, when I received a deluxe sample of Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Dream Luminous Body Lotion {$45.00}; but, like the last one I tried, I'm just not a fan. Admittedly, Daisy Dream seemed slightly thicker in texture, which was my biggest qualm about Daisy; but it still felt too runny IMO, and that's never a good feeling when we're talking lotions. Fragrance-wise this one was a winner, being v light and airy; but it wasn't enough to prompt a future purchase. NOT a re-buy.

I absolutely live for glosses that add radiance to your entire face, and JULEP Lip Gloss Sheer Moisturizing Gloss in POLISHED {$20.00} is tops for that effect. Ladies, I seriouslyseriously love this shade {and formula}. Polished is a super pale peachy pink meets nude that adds just a hint of color coupled with a whole lot of shine. It has a slightly tacky feeling when applied to lips, which I actually don't mind, because it stays in place for up to 4 hours {even if you're eating or drinking. My issue with it is the price. I find $20.00 to be an outrageous amount for the size of the tube - especially in comparison with the asking price of higher-end glosses. DEFINITE RE-BUY {when on sale}.

Have you tried any of these products before? Thoughts?




Couture Carrie said...

Must try the gloss!


ellie said...

So good to see this review! Neutragena is always a favorite for me.

ivy said...

Oh, I love NYX products. Great review!


Happy New Year, dear! I've not used any of these so thanks for the recap and review of your empties. <3 xx

Kashayas said...

Great post. I live empties posts.

The Fashion Folks said...

I'm pretty sure my first comment disappeared somewhere haha gosh. Anyways I desperately need to try that Neutrogena cleanser/mask, sounds genius and so so awesome that you've had it for so long?! I'll actually write it down so I won't forget about it, haha! Xx


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I've never tried the cleanser/mask but I'm so curious now!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask sounds great!

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