Beauty Favourites: Empties Review

So I was going to do individual posts for each of these products and then I figured I could probably squeeze them into one post. I decided that I wanted to share some of my favourite products after I actually finished them all. We live in a society where we mass consume and try different things without actually sometimes finishing a product. I didn’t want to do that since I’m trying to reduce the amount I consume and I try to recycle each product container and packaging properly.

I’m also trying to more conscious about what I put on my body and what I use, although sometimes the more conscious products aren’t so “conscious”price wise. I do try to find drugstore dupes especially when I know I can’t afford the expensive stuff that I love.

Anyway, so here are my beauty favourites.

Saje Crystal Fresh Deodorant, Biotherm Aquasource Deep Serum, Origins Night-A-Mins Cream

One of my favourite products by-far that I have used this year is the Saje Exotic Crystal Fresh Deodorant (Saje Exotic Deodorant), which I absolutely love not only because it’s a crystal spray but because of how protected I feel and I can reapply if I need to by just spraying. My favourite part of this is the scent. It has vanilla, lavender, sandalwood and rosewood but to me all of this makes it smell like rosemary which I really like. I think the important thing about this is that when I do begin to sweat, it doesn’t start smelling like deodorant like most drugstore ones and I can’t stand the smell of them. It just smells fresh and it’s not so overpowering.

One of my skin favourites this year, that not only felt good on my skin but saved my skin from all elements and helped heal my sunburn from Mexico was the Aquasource Deep Serum from Biotherm. Not only did my skin feel a lot better, I noticed my skin was looking a lot better too. Since I suffer from cystic acne, some products tend to irritate my skin a lot more making it harder for them to heal. This product really soothed and left my skin feeling happy and dewy. It was great to wear underneath makeup or on its own. I just loved how my face drank it up and it felt so good.

I used the deep serum in the mornings which meant I needed to find something to put on at night. I wanted to pair it with something that really would help my skin at night and wake up feeling soft, good and glowy. I really enjoyed using my Sephora points and getting this sample of High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream which lasted me a good four months. It’s one of those products you don’t need a lot of. It was a nice thick consistency, I would apply it after cleansing my face and right before bed. My face loved this too. It really did help my skin a lot especially when it got super dry or when my face looked quite tired and dull. I really liked pairing it with the Biotherm serum. Unfortunately, I can’t afford both of these products now, so I have to find something that does the job of these two products.

OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner

Lastly, my favourite hair care products. I remember trying Ogx body lotions and absolutely loving it. So I decided to try their shampoo and conditioner line. I decided to go for their Nourishing Coconut Milk line. During the summer, this was my favourite hands down. I just felt like I was a walking tropical vacation. My hair smelled glorious and it felt really nice and soft. I used it alongside my coconut oil on most days to really get it looking healthy and strong. The only issue is that I had to squeeze it out most of the time and I sometimes don’t like having to spend so long to get out the right amount for my hair. Other than that, I loved this shampoo and I can’t wait to finish this other brand I bought so I can go back to this one or even try another one of their lines.

So I hope you found this super helpful. Of course, this all my opinion and my experience with them was actually wonderful. I can’t say that you’ll all share the same view as mine but i just thought I’d spread the review love on some pretty good products. If anyone has some good recommendations, feel free to comment below!


Lush Face Mask Review: Rosy Cheeks

Okay okay, so I know I’m not really good at keeping up with my reviews on products but I’m going to try to do them once in awhile. I’m really big on trying new things on my skin because my skin tends to suck. Since the weather is super chilly, my skin tends to dry up faster and look dull in this type of weather so I try to keep it looking alive.

So the product that I had been wanting to try for quite some time because you tubers were raving about it has been the Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask by Lush. According to the website and the staff at Lush, it’s supposed to calm and soothe the skin and clean away impurities. For me, I just wanted to see if it would liven up my skin while cleaning it. It has no exfoliating products in it but I find that it left my skin feeling super smooth, soft and quite radiant.

I think my favourite part of this product was the rosy scent and the fact that it’s a blush colour. I just felt like I was caressing my face with roses while putting it on. I absolutely loved the product and it really just made me happy. I have sensitive skin so I found that this was perfect for my type of skin that tends to go crazy in cold weather.

I’d definitely recommend it to everyone with all kinds of skin tones–don’t use if you have allergies to some of the ingredients. I really thought I’d have a reaction since I sometimes use other masks (not the Lush ones I’ve tried) that make my face go red (not that cute rosy look) and spotty. This one didn’t do that at all. (Here’s the link, so that you can check out the ingredients Rosy Cheeks | Masks | Lush)

When I do facials, I leave them on for 10-15 minutes while I watch youtube videos. After I’ve waited long enough and scared my family, I like to wash it off with lukewarm water and a nice clean towel before using my toner and then applying serum and night cream! It leaves the skin quite refreshed in the morning!

I also won’t complain about the price, I think that’s pretty decent, it’s too bad that they don’t last that long though. I think you only get 2-3 weeks of usage before it expires and I don’t have that many facials in between so I find that it can be a waste if it’s only one person using it. BUT I can’t wait to go get another tub of it and some other Lush products!

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