Beauty products used up in November 2013 and thoughts on each

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Beauty products used up in November 2013 and thoughts on each

Beauty products used up in November 2013
I found some must-have beauty and skin care products in November 2013, and some rather meh ones. Unfortunately two "empties" I used up while travelling are missing thanks to some haphazard unpacking after my break - Shiseido SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion, which I now love, and Est-Lab. Sunshield sample from my September Glamabox. Ah well. I'll write about those when I find them.

Here are the beauty products I used up in November 2013 and my thoughts on each:

Beauty products used up in November 2013
    The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter - This was in my travel bag, as it was a mini from a Body Shop kit, and I finally used it up. I would love to repurchase, but have a mini Righteous Butter from Soap & Glory to finish up in December.
    Mastic Spa Oinostherapy Cocoa Butter Cream - From the disastrous beauty box swap with the Greek blogger sisters, who sent me this, other PR samples and already swatched freebies featured on their blog. Because this one featured red wine and I wanted to try it, I scooped out 50% of the contents, placed the jar in direct sunlight for some minutes and then used it on my legs. Meh. The Body Shop body butter is much, much better. This was watery yet greasy, so I washed out the contents as the container can be used to store dried seeds for spring-planting. I have another shocking revelation about that box swap up my sleeve. Where did Karma go?
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    Etude House Hand Bouquet Rich Butter Foot Mask - This foot mask deserves and will get a detailed review, but I didn't take pictures, instead opting to pamper my poor feet. Will review soon. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
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    Holika Holika Baby Silky Foot Mask Sheet - As above. Which is better, you ask? Hmmm. I'll stall till the detailed review.
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    And now for the samples I tried out in November:

      1. Etude House Milky You One Step Cleansing Foam - I mentioned this yesterday in my W2Beauty Haul post. It isn't actually used up, I've de-sacheted it. A great cleanser for my oily skin. I am considering buying the full size in January when I next haul Korean cosmetics.
      2. Philosophy Eye Hope - This deserves a detailed review as well. Sample from here. I have another sample left, and I de-sacheted this to get enough for at least two weeks' night use. I'm loving what I've seen so far - the dryness below my eyes brought about by lack of sleep is receding and I can swear my undereye area looks less dark. Let's finish off both sachets.
      3. Tony Moly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack - Haha, I've already bought the full size from W2Beauty. I love the way a nice self-massage with this makes my face look. No breakouts yet either.
      4. Mioggi White Genion Total Radiance Serum - From my October Glamabox. I used it on my neck and it gave me good hydration, though the texture was rather like a water primer. Repurchase? Ummm. I have oodles more to finish up!
      5. Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Masque - From My Envy Box. There was barely enough to cover half my face. Washed it off within a minute of applying, though, as it stung my face worse than a bee (I walked right into a beehive at Gramps's at age three and was in hospital, so I know what I'm talking about) and turned my skin a nice virulent red. I'm not saying much more about paying for foil sachets in beauty boxes here; I'm not being greedy as I was accused of, for complaining about this - I just have a problem with paying for them. Repurchase? Nyet. Not even for all the Rouge in Love lippies.
      6. History of Whoo Sleep Repair Serum - From my October Glamabox. Decent. Didn't break me out, which is my biggest criterion for moisturisers and serums these days. Repurchase? The queue of "to-be-used" products is long enough and nothing has wowed me speechless yet.
       Beauty products used up in November 2013
      So I'm really pleased with Philosophy Eye Hope, the Etude House cleanser and the two foot masks. Unfortunately, enthusiasm made me use up the masks before I had a chance to photograph them on my gnarly feet, but will do a detailed love post once I buy more of these in January. I also liked The Body Shop Body Butter.
      Which beauty products did you love in November?
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      6 comments:

      1. "another shocking revelation about that box swap up my sleeve" - What is it? Tell, tell.

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        1. It gets worse :( I found out during my travel, when I had taken along a couple of the products. Will take pictures and post asap.

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        2. tell me too :D

          Glad you loved the philosophy products.. its an HG eye cream for me :)

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      2. Love your beauty blog. It's honest and you tell it like it is. You experiment and try to bring new stuff to the readersAnd thank god no PR notes from brands which gets published on all indian beauty blogs at exactly the same time.

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        1. Awww thank you! I'm incredibly touched - I mean it! I honestly believed I was committing blogging suicide by eschewing press releases and that sort of thing, but I didn't want to promote something I would neither use nor like just to get freebies which I would have to bin or palm off. Your comment reiterated that it is important to do what one's heart says is right.

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      3. Of love the milky you product. Use it all the time. Another site I'd thought I'd share is about skin tightening treatments and their effects. Thanks again for this post :)

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