Another Month, More Empties | Reviewing the Highlights

From Mid- May til Mid- June I made a pretty big dent in my collection! I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you on the products that were this months highlights!

Earth Therapeutics Elixir of Dreams Pillow Mist $11.99

The packaging of this product has changed in the time it took to use up.

I love pillow sprays, I use them most nights. I really like the scent of this one. The price isn’t too bad either!

RP? Once I finish up my current one, I will be repurchasing Elixir of Dreams!

Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm $10.99

I love cleansing balms, and I have been trying to find an affordable dupe for the Farmacy Green Clean.

This balm is 97% organic, nicely priced, and readily available at Walgreens. It does work very well and has a nice light scent.

RP? No, you don’t get very much, so I went through this very fast. When you have to repurchase so much it defeats paying less. The Farmacy one comes with so much! I suppose my search continues.

Yes To Cotton Micellar Cleansing Water $7.43

I enjoy micellar waters and I’m not picky when it comes to them. I really enjoy the Yes To brand. They always seem to be on sale at Walgreens and Ulta, which is super nice!

RP? Probably! It cleanses well and actually seemed to soothe my skin.

Found Active Exfoliating Cleanser Stick with Coconut

The brand Found is sold at Walmart, however I couldn’t find this product actually for sale on their site. This product was sent to me in PR.

RP? No, I just do not like cleansing sticks, they seem really unhygienic to me.

Derma E Radiance Toner 1FLoz mini

I really enjoy the brand Derma E. They have some amazing products. This toner works very well and I did see an improvement in my skin while I was using it.

RP? Yes! But, the full-size.

Pure Heals Propolis Softening Toner 1 FLOz mini

I got this toner in an Ipsy bag. It was a nice toner, but I didn’t see much of a difference in my skin while I was using it.

RP? No, I prefer the Derma E one.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer Mini $12.54 (ยฃ10)

This is another product I got in Ipsy. I do enjoy how my makeup wears over it. However, the scent is a little too strong for me.

RP? No, I have a full-size and once I use that up I think I’m done with this primer. I worry that what causes the scent is going to break me out.

Smashbox Photo Finish Smooth and Blur Primer Mini $15

I have had this since the holiday collection came out last year, maybe even the year before, and I finally got around to using it! I had had this primer previously so it’s nothing new. It works very well.

RP? Probably, but only during a sale.

MAC Fix Plus Mini $16

This mini took me longer than I thought it would to get through. I love fix plus, I just really wish MAC was Cruelty Free.

RP? No, I have a million comparable sprays, none of which are $16 for a small size.

Tarte Shape Tape โ€œFairโ€ $27

The infamous Tarte Shape Tape. I think a lot of people’s opinions on this product have been changing, but I for one, still love it.

RP? Yes, after I finish up a few of my current concealers, including a Shape Tape in another shade.

Ofra Cosmetics Laguna Beach Mini

If my memory serves me correct, I received this liquid lip in an Ipsy bag ages ago.

The shade is beautiful and I love the formula.

RP? Not yet. I have a few other identical shades. But, if I ever use those up, I think this is the one I would purchase again.

Over all, the past month I used up $194.67 worth of products. That is including the products I did not give an individual review of.

Not to shabby! I am happy to have made a nice little dent in my collection, but there is still a long way to go!

What is a product you used up this month? Have you tried any of these products? Comment below!

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Whatโ€™s Inside a Walmart Beauty Box? | Spring 2020

For $5 a quarter you can get a beauty box from Walmart, full of drugstore beauty samples. I decided to check it out!

Hello Charcoal Infused Tooth Brush

Funny this is, I already have this tooth brush and I love it. I am happy to have a replacement when it is time.

Hello Naturally Whitening Toothpaste “Farm Grown Mint”

I have never tried a tooth paste from Hello, and it’s always fun to try something new. This is also a hefty sample size!

Biorรฉ Rose Quartz and Charcoal Daily Purifying Cleanser

I have never heard of Rose Quartz being in a cleanser, so I am kind of excited to try this. It says it is great for oily skin, deep cleanses, and radiates self love. How cute.

Head & Shoulders Supreme Nourish and Smooth Conditioner

This conditioner, is of course, meant to help the scalp. It is made with Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil. This isn’t a brand I would normally use. But, I’ll give it a try.

Calm Magnesium Supplement

I am drinking this supplement as we speak. It’s sour as heck! Hopefully it helps make me calm. Lord knows I need that.

NYX #thisiseverything Lip Oil “Sheer Sky Blue”

As you can tell from the swatch, the tint doesn’t really show up. Which in this case is a good thing. I’m not sure that this is a product I will really use, but it’s cool that it was included in such an inexpensive box.

Overall thoughts?

I think for $5 this was a pretty cool little box. I may just keep my subscription and see what the next season brings?

Have you ever tried a beauty box from a store?

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BoxyCharm Base Box | May 2020

Before we get into the actual box, let’s discuss how bad I wanted the Tarte Micellar Water for whatever reason? Didn’t get it, but now I just have this strong urge to buy it. I mean I am almost out of micellar water.

Anyway, away from my dumb rambles. The base box is $25 a month. You get five beauty products, for the most part full sized items.

My box this month did not contain an info card, and I did not get an email containing one.

Glam Glow Berry Glow Probiotic Recovery Mask

This stuff looks and smells like yogurt. You can either wash off the mask, for tissue off the excess and massage into the skin what remains. I am excited to try it out. I know Glam Glow is rather pricey.

Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar

If you saw my latest Target Beauty Box unboxing, you would know I love shampoo bars. I am happy to get to try this one out. It smells wonderful!

Ayam Dead Sea Mineral & Vitamin C Serum Makeup Remover Wipes

I can always use more makeup removing wipes. I like that there is Vitamin C Serum infused in the wipes. The skin can always use a little extra Vitamin C!

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Primer

Is this brand still sold at Sephora? I feel like I only see it in sub boxes. I like trying out different eye primers, my lids are kind of oily.

Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette

Usually I would be excited about receiving a palette, but this is just so boring. It reminds me of a toned down version of Sultry by ABH. I will still be doing a Look with this palette for a future post. But, I may complain the whole time.

Over all thoughts

I am actually pretty happy with everything, but the palette. And I’m sure my mom would actually really like it. So, I’ll get to pass it on to her. Not my favorite box, not the worst.

What was in your Base box this month?

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BoxyCharm Base Box | May 2020

Before we get into the actual box, let’s discuss how bad I wanted the Tarte Micellar Water for whatever reason? Didn’t get it, but now I just have this strong urge to buy it. I mean I am almost out of micellar water.

Anyway, away from my dumb rambles. The base box is $25 a month. You get five beauty products, for the most part full sized items.

My box this month did not contain an info card, and I did not get an email containing one.

Glam Glow Berry Glow Probiotic Recovery Mask

This stuff looks and smells like yogurt. You can either wash off the mask, for tissue off the excess and massage into the skin what remains. I am excited to try it out. I know Glam Glow is rather pricey.

Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar

If you saw my latest Target Beauty Box unboxing, you would know I love shampoo bars. I am happy to get to try this one out. It smells wonderful!

Ayam Dead Sea Mineral & Vitamin C Serum Makeup Remover Wipes

I can always use more makeup removing wipes. I like that there is Vitamin C Serum infused in the wipes. The skin can always use a little extra Vitamin C!

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Primer

Is this brand still sold at Sephora? I feel like I only see it in sub boxes. I like trying out different eye primers, my lids are kind of oily.

Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette

Usually I would be excited about receiving a palette, but this is just so boring. It reminds me of a toned down version of Sultry by ABH. I will still be doing a Look with this palette for a future post. But, I may complain the whole time.

Over all thoughts

I am actually pretty happy with everything, but the palette. And I’m sure my mom would actually really like it. So, I’ll get to pass it on to her. Not my favorite box, not the worst.

What was in your Base box this month?

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BoxyCharm Base Box | May 2020

Before we get into the actual box, let’s discuss how bad I wanted the Tarte Micellar Water for whatever reason? Didn’t get it, but now I just have this strong urge to buy it. I mean I am almost out of micellar water.

Anyway, away from my dumb rambles. The base box is $25 a month. You get five beauty products, for the most part full sized items.

My box this month did not contain an info card, and I did not get an email containing one.

Glam Glow Berry Glow Probiotic Recovery Mask

This stuff looks and smells like yogurt. You can either wash off the mask, for tissue off the excess and massage into the skin what remains. I am excited to try it out. I know Glam Glow is rather pricey.

Daily Concepts Shampoo Bar

If you saw my latest Target Beauty Box unboxing, you would know I love shampoo bars. I am happy to get to try this one out. It smells wonderful!

Ayam Dead Sea Mineral & Vitamin C Serum Makeup Remover Wipes

I can always use more makeup removing wipes. I like that there is Vitamin C Serum infused in the wipes. The skin can always use a little extra Vitamin C!

Pretty Vulgar Eyeshadow Primer

Is this brand still sold at Sephora? I feel like I only see it in sub boxes. I like trying out different eye primers, my lids are kind of oily.

Studio Makeup Eyeshadow Palette

Usually I would be excited about receiving a palette, but this is just so boring. It reminds me of a toned down version of Sultry by ABH. I will still be doing a Look with this palette for a future post. But, I may complain the whole time.

Over all thoughts

I am actually pretty happy with everything, but the palette. And I’m sure my mom would actually really like it. So, I’ll get to pass it on to her. Not my favorite box, not the worst.

What was in your Base box this month?

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Target Beauty Box April 2020 | Spring into Clean

The two April beauty boxes are currently still in stock on Targets website. So, of course I had to pick them both up as well.

This box retails for $7. This box just happens to be full of clean beauty products, which I absolutely love!

Pacifica Glowing Makeup Remover Wipes

Pacifica makes awesome makeup remover wipes, so I was happy to receive these. There is coconut water in them though, and my skin tends to dislike coconut. We will see how they work for me.

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment

This treatment is meant to refine and resurface the skin, while improving the skins tone and texture.

Shea Moisture Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

This cleanser contains hemp oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E. All fantastic for the skin. I am excited to test it out.

The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

This is a lightweight detangler. I go through detanglers like crazy. I have long have that gets knotted crazy easy. The scent is very light and fresh.

Spring & Vine Tea Tree and Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars! I have only tried the ones from Lush. I am excited to try another companies version. I have eczema on my scalp, so I am sure the tea tree and mint will feel wonderful.

Overall thoughts

$7 very well spent! 5 clean beauty products I am excited to try as well as a $3 off $15 on beauty purchase at Target.

What item in this box interests you most?

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Target Beauty Box April 2020 | Spring into Clean

The two April beauty boxes are currently still in stock on Targets website. So, of course I had to pick them both up as well.

This box retails for $7. This box just happens to be full of clean beauty products, which I absolutely love!

Pacifica Glowing Makeup Remover Wipes

Pacifica makes awesome makeup remover wipes, so I was happy to receive these. There is coconut water in them though, and my skin tends to dislike coconut. We will see how they work for me.

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment

This treatment is meant to refine and resurface the skin, while improving the skins tone and texture.

Shea Moisture Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

This cleanser contains hemp oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E. All fantastic for the skin. I am excited to test it out.

The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

This is a lightweight detangler. I go through detanglers like crazy. I have long have that gets knotted crazy easy. The scent is very light and fresh.

Spring & Vine Tea Tree and Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars! I have only tried the ones from Lush. I am excited to try another companies version. I have eczema on my scalp, so I am sure the tea tree and mint will feel wonderful.

Overall thoughts

$7 very well spent! 5 clean beauty products I am excited to try as well as a $3 off $15 on beauty purchase at Target.

What item in this box interests you most?

Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ

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Target Beauty Box April 2020 | Spring into Clean

The two April beauty boxes are currently still in stock on Targets website. So, of course I had to pick them both up as well.

This box retails for $7. This box just happens to be full of clean beauty products, which I absolutely love!

Pacifica Glowing Makeup Remover Wipes

Pacifica makes awesome makeup remover wipes, so I was happy to receive these. There is coconut water in them though, and my skin tends to dislike coconut. We will see how they work for me.

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment

This treatment is meant to refine and resurface the skin, while improving the skins tone and texture.

Shea Moisture Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

This cleanser contains hemp oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E. All fantastic for the skin. I am excited to test it out.

The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

This is a lightweight detangler. I go through detanglers like crazy. I have long have that gets knotted crazy easy. The scent is very light and fresh.

Spring & Vine Tea Tree and Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars! I have only tried the ones from Lush. I am excited to try another companies version. I have eczema on my scalp, so I am sure the tea tree and mint will feel wonderful.

Overall thoughts

$7 very well spent! 5 clean beauty products I am excited to try as well as a $3 off $15 on beauty purchase at Target.

What item in this box interests you most?

Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ

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SC @manda_janette

Target Beauty Box April 2020 | Spring into Clean

The two April beauty boxes are currently still in stock on Targets website. So, of course I had to pick them both up as well.

This box retails for $7. This box just happens to be full of clean beauty products, which I absolutely love!

Pacifica Glowing Makeup Remover Wipes

Pacifica makes awesome makeup remover wipes, so I was happy to receive these. There is coconut water in them though, and my skin tends to dislike coconut. We will see how they work for me.

Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment

This treatment is meant to refine and resurface the skin, while improving the skins tone and texture.

Shea Moisture Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

This cleanser contains hemp oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E. All fantastic for the skin. I am excited to test it out.

The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

This is a lightweight detangler. I go through detanglers like crazy. I have long have that gets knotted crazy easy. The scent is very light and fresh.

Spring & Vine Tea Tree and Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo bar

I love shampoo bars! I have only tried the ones from Lush. I am excited to try another companies version. I have eczema on my scalp, so I am sure the tea tree and mint will feel wonderful.

Overall thoughts

$7 very well spent! 5 clean beauty products I am excited to try as well as a $3 off $15 on beauty purchase at Target.

What item in this box interests you most?

Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ

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SC @manda_janette

Target Beauty Box May 2020 | Summer Hair & Skincare

I remembered Target beauty boxes exist! So I picked up the three that are currently in stock. There are new boxes each month to watch out for, and they are sold until they are out of stock. They retail for $7.

Biorรฉ Charcoal Deep Cleansing Pore Strip

There is one strip. I have tried the charcoal pore strips before and do enjoy them. I will probably end up using this tonight actually.

Hask Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner Packet

Another product I have tried before and do enjoy! I like to empty these packets into a rubber wear container that you would put a dressing in. That way I can have more than one use, and not just leave an open packet in my shower.

Heritage Store Rose Water Spray

I have been wanting to try the Heritage store rose water, but for whatever reason never have. I use a rose water spray most days. I am currently using the Mario Badescue one.

CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for face SPF 50

This is such a cute little sunscreen sample. I will be tossing this into the travel makeup bag that I take to the lake.

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray

I really do enjoy the Not Your Mother’s brand. I was already considering picking up this sea salt spray to experiment with this summer. Now, I have the chance to try and fake beach waves!

Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer

According to the info card this product does everything you can think of for your hair, besides wash it. It reduces frizz, strengthen and softens hair, adds shine, cuts down dry time, and protects against thermal and UV damage. I am excited to see if it really does work some magic on my hair.

Colab Original Dry Shampoo

Can’t go wrong with dry shampoo! I have never used anything from Colab, so this will be a nice introduction.

Overall Thoughts

Definitely worth the $7. I will be getting use out of every single product. I also like that the box comes with a $3 off a $15 beauty purchase at Target. It’s a coupon I will for sure use!

What did you think of this beauty box? In my opinion, Target usually knocks it out of the park.

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