Shop My Stash June 2019 Results and Monthly Empties

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Hi All!  I’m back with my JuneShop My Stash results!  I enjoy dipping into my collection and using products I haven’t used in a long time, or just haven’t given much of a chance.

My rule with this is if I don’t like the item after the month, I will move it out of my collection to make some room and let someone else enjoy it!

You can check out my first Shop My Stash post for June. Here’s a photo with the palettes open:

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My allergies were much better in June, so I have been wearing eye makeup again!  My most used of the two palettes was the ABH Soft Glam. Every time I use it I remember how gorgeous it is!  They blend so well.

I also used the Too Faced Festival palette a few times.  I love the peaches and purple shades.  I also wore the green shade a lot. The shimmer shades in the palette are so pretty!

It’s sad to say that I only used the ColourPop The Twins pigment once — on my birthday!  I usually like to use palettes for complete looks.  It is very pretty though.

The PixiGlow palette got lots of use.  I used it for bronzer, blush and highlight by dipping into the corresponding parts of it.

I am keeping all of these products except for the ColourPop So Juicy lip gloss.  It is so sticky, that I don’t really enjoy using it.  I’ll see if my daughter wants it.

On to my June empties:

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I had a lot of empties this month!  Mostly skincare, as always! I enjoyed all of these products.

I would repurchase every one of these products except for maybe the CO Bigelow hand soap, because it was very creamy and hard to rinse off.  I loved all of the other products!

The CoverFX primer filled my pores completely.  Another favorite would be the GM Collin serum, it is so hydrating.

This was a successful Shop My Stash!  I used all of the products at least once, and enjoyed discovering them again!


Are you doing a Shop Your Stash or are you on a low or no buy?   How’s it going?

May 2019 Beauty Favorites

Hi All!  May is almost over — can you believe that we are almost half way through the year?

I don’t have as many favorites as usual this month.  I’m still suffering through allergies and haven’t been wearing as much makeup. Plus, I think this is the first month I don’t have an eyeshadow palette in my favorites!

Here are my faves for May. If I have reviewed them before, I will include the link, if not, I will link to where you can purchase:

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Being that my eyes were so irritated this month, skincare and face products were really important to make me feel human!

Two face palettes helped me with a flawless complexion.  The are the Smashbox Cali Contour palette and the Alamar Cosmetics Colorette Blush Trio in Light.  The Cali Contour palette was in my May Shop My Stash and I used it almost every day I wore makeup.  It’s so good! I received the Alamar blush palette in my May BoxyCharm and really love it!  So glowy and pretty!

For skincare, I was loving the Gulsha Ultimate Rosewater Spray and Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel.  Both products helped my skin glow (in a good way) during allergy season.  The Gulsha spray smells amazing and is so refreshing.  I use it after cleansing and toning in the morning and night.  The Pixi cleanser is so nice.  It smells amazing and cleans my skin without stripping it.  And it gives a healthy glow.

I tried a new foundation and cleanser that I am really enjoying.  The e.l.f. 10hr Camo Concealer in Light Beige and the Wet n Wild Photofocus Stick Foundation in Soft Ivory. The foundation is one of my new favorites.  It covers so well and blends in easily, and it doesn’t settle into my pores and fine lines!  I’m turning 51 (yikes) in June and need a foundation that does not enhance signs of aging.  I think I’m going to by a darker shade for the summer (if I decide to self tan).  The concealer is so nice too. It blends in so well. Plus both products are so affordable.

When I wore mascara, I’ve been enjoying the Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara.  It’s very black and gives lots of volume.   I received the Laritzy Lip Gloss in Vibe in my May Allure Box. I really love this gloss!  The shade is the perfect nude!


What were your favorite products in May!

 

My Beauty Favorites — Week of June 26 – July 2, 2017

I can’t believe it’s already July!  This year is flying by so fast.

My favorites this week are products for the face and body that smell great and hydrate so well.  They include rosewater toner and exfoliators, a Vitamin C peel, gentle skin bath products and sweet smelling body products.

 

Gülsha – Ultimate Rosewater ($20 USD) — gülsha Ultimate Rosewater, produced drop by drop by the gentle steam distillation of fresh rose petals in pure copper alembics, is more than a rosewater. Usually, rosewater is a by-product of rose essential oil distillation. By keeping the valuable rose essential oil, gülsha has created the Ultimate Rosewater which contains all the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids of the precious rosa damascena flower.

Gülsha – Purifying Rose Dust ($20 USD) — enhances the cleansing ritual with this gentle-yet-powerful cleanser and manual scrub you can use daily without irritation. The sulfate-free formula dissolves dirt and everyday impurities. Unique dried rose buds powder based formula activates upon contact with water, releasing mild cleansing surfactants that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. Thanks to pure rosa damascena essential oil with its anti-ageing properties and the toxin absorption capacity of pink clay, the skin is visibly soft, fresh and luminous.

What I think: I use these together by adding the rosewater to the rose dust.  It creates a paste.  I then add a bit of water to get a foam and massage into my face.  Once I rinse it off, my face feels really soft.  I also use the rosewater as a toner afterwards.  It has a very strong scent, but the rose dust is softly scent, which I like.

Purchase at http://www.bigelowchemists.com

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel ($23 USD) –The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel specifically targets pollutants that are left sitting on the skin at the end of the day. This transforming gel-to-peel texture peels away dull, tired city skin for a happy healthy glow. The PH of the gel helps to release surface cells.  Contains our most potent Camu Camu Berry. 60 times more Vitamin C concentration than an orange!

What I think:  This peel is really fun to use.  Apply 1-2 pumps to the face then massage it in for about 20 seconds.  The dead skin comes off with the clumps of peel and leaves my skin so soft afterwards.  It smells really bright and cleans.

Purchase at http://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Bath Milk ($15, on sale for $9) — Formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier with a delicate yet decadent blend of natural oils, this creamy bath milk gently cleanses, soothes and reduces the sensation of tight, itchy dry skin. Enriched with almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream ($5, on sale for $3) — Soothe as you cleanse with this gentle, soap-free shower gel – specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

What I think:  I love the scent of these bath products!  The Bath Milk bubbles nicely and soothes irritated skin.  The shower cream is also really gentle on the skin.  I love that the ingredients are natural, too.

Available at http://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us

Zoella Beauty Bath Latte ($8.95 USD) — Indulge in Zoella’s Bath Latte, a deliciously scented, creamy bath and shower milk. Enriched with nourishing sweet almond, cacao and honey, it will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft, silky and smelling totally irresistible.

Zoella Beauty Le Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer ($7.95 USD) — This irresistible macaroon scented Zoella Le Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer will transform your bath into an indulgent experience.

Zoella Beauty Life is Sweet Cosmetic Bag ($9.95 USD) — Zoella’s Life is Sweet cute little coin purse to keep all your beauty essentials safe on the go.

What I think: The packaging of these products are really fun.   The bath latte smells yummy and makes skin so soft.  The bath fizzer bar is ingenious, but it doesn’t really fizz much.  You have to hold it under running water, and it fizzes a little.  And the cosmetic bag is cute, perfect for small makeup items.

Available at Ulta and http://www.ulta.com

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