Pass or Purchase Again? [vol 8]
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
I took a bit of a hiatus with these posts (the last one was in June), but I miss chatting about beauty products and I love reading empties posts! A few of these are repeats, but I'm excited to talk about a few products I haven't mentioned before. I've used affilate links through Shopstyle in this post, meaning I get a few cents if you browse or purchase a product through my link.
Lancome Hypnose Drama | I accidentally ordered the drama instead of the original hypnose and was bummed because I definitely don't like it as much. It's similar to the original, but as the description claims it delivers high volume (as opposed to custom/buildable volume). I often found there would be too much product for my liking on the wand, since I prefer a more dry formula-- which is probably why I prefer the original. If you want a lot of volume this might be for you and I did often get compliments on my lashes when wearing! repurchase just not this formula!
Clarins Toning Lotion | I don't use toner daily so this took me forever to use up! It holds true to its claims and is extremely gentle- minimal redness after I use it! It has a faint scent that I really like- I think it's the chamomille. I had already purchased another bottle (when it was on sale), so this was a purchase again, but I think next time I'll go back to trying Mario Badescu because it's less expensive.
Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo | I just recently finished this tiny bottle after picking it up in the Sephora VIB sale...in 2015! So that goes to show how often I use dry shampoo... though to be fair I sometimes felt like I was saving it for special hair occasions because of the cost and would use trusty (but strongly scented) Batiste instead. It feels pretty similar to Batiste in terms of how well it works, but I find LP to be a bit lighter and have a waaaaaaaaaay better scent that goes away, whereas the Batiste always seems to linger in my hair. I plan on repurchasing this the time time it's on sale or if I come across a good LP value set.
Murad Essential-C Day Moisturizer | I loved this stuff! I've found it difficult to find a good moisturizer that also has SPF in it, and this definitely takes the cake! It's lightweight, yet moisturizing and perfect to wear under makeup. It's really pricey which is why I've opted not to repurcahse right now, but will consider when summer gets a little bit closer. While I know it's important to wear SPF daily, in the winter I literally get 0 minutes of sunlight most of the time, so I stick with my Clinique lotion+ for winter daytime moisturizer. Another thing I really liked about this product was that it didn't cause any redness or irritation with my skin, which sometimes can happen with products containing vitamin c.
Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb | I've talked about this before and find it to be a great moisturizer, especially in the winter months when my skin gets extremely dry. Definitely a HG product for me that I repurchased!
Not pictured are Simple makeup remover wipes and Almay makeup eye makeup remover pads that I've mentioned a zillion times and almost always have on hand.
Have you used up any beauty products recently? Any new favorites?