Beauty, Reviews

June empties

june-emptiesPixi Glow Mud Cleanser | I won this in an Instagram giveaway, and I quickly fell in love. I’m not a huge fan of the scent, which is pretty heavy, and kind of old-ladyish, but everything else about it is lovely. It’s gentle and non-foaming, but it leaves my skin feeling cleansed. Since I replaced the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser with this (and started using the Pixi Glow Tonic) my skin has changed dramatically. For the longest time, I was getting consistent breakouts on both cheeks, and now they’ve all but stopped. Unfortunately, Pixi seems to be one of those brands that can never keep anything in stock, and when I finished up this tube, I was on a frantic hunt all over the internet trying to get a new one. I eventually found it on Amazon for double the price. Who knows what I’m going to do when I finish up that bottle 🙁

Derma E Hydrating Night Crème | I thought I wasn’t going to repurchase this moisturizer after I used it up, but I did! The main thing I don’t like about it is the scent. To me, it smells strongly of artificial blueberry, which I don’t hate, I just prefer unscented products. It also contains dimethicone, and I prefer silicone-free products. It seems to work well with my skin, however, and I repurchased it.

Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA ++++ | This has been my go-to SPF for quite a while now. It doesn’t irritate my skin, and I like the light citrus scent. I also think it works well under makeup. I’m currently working my way through another tube of it (I always get the 2-pack from Amazon), but I’m going to try something else after I use it up because I don’t like Bioré as a company.

Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter | I’m not too fussy about my shaving creams, as long as they’re not heavily scented. This one was a non-foaming, gel/lotion formula that I really enjoyed.

First Aid Beauty Cleansing Body Polish | I really liked this body scrub. The first time I used it, I was surprised by how “charcoaly” it smelled, but I got used to it pretty quickly. I loved that it didn’t feel too harsh, and that the scrubbing created a lather. I bought this in a set with the Slow Glow Self-Tanning Moisturizer:

First Aid Beauty Slow Glow Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturizer | I’m not really big on self-tanning, but for whatever reason, this year I decided to try it out. I liked how this was basically unscented, and it was very moisturizing. I started noticing a tan from it after only two or three days. After about ten days of daily use, I did see some unevenness and streaking, and I’m not sure if that was the fault of the product or because I didn’t blend the lotion in well enough. After that, I stopped using it daily and cut back to 2-4 times a week. I don’t think I would repurchase this, even though I thought it was pretty good. It was kind of pricey – I got this in a set with the body polish for $44, and they were even more expensive if purchased separately. They didn’t last very long, even after I stopped using them every day. I did like being more tan this summer, but I’m going to look for a different tanning product.

Anastasia Brow Wiz in “Dark Brown” | You can see from the picture that this Brow Wiz doesn’t look normal, and that’s because the spoolie annoyingly broke off after about a week of using it. Apparently this is a very common problem, and it’s prompted me to look for alternatives even though this is my holy grail eyebrow product. So far, I’m still searching for something that’s as good of a color match for me. Hopefully Anastasia fixes the packaging problem soon.

Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Waterproof Mascara | If you read my last post, you’ll know that this is my favorite mascara, and I’ve already moved on to a new tube.

Those are all the products I used up in June! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!

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