Huge slacker, as we’re already a full week into March, but you’ll have to forgive me! Life’s been busy – Winnie had surgery to remove a benign tumor on her paw, my sister and her best friend are here for their spring break, and my husband and I have been planning next steps (likely a move to the Financial District this summer!)
Anyways, short and sweet, here we go –
Acure Day Cream – natural, organic, ‘cone-free, lightly moisturizing, and a fresh scent? Really like this. It’s not quite holy grail level, so I think I’ll try a few more products first… but I have a strong feeling I’ll be back to this
Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate – kinda love this, despite the goopy feeling… but for $65 ($120/oz) I can do better. Will not repurchase.
Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster– just ok. I prefer other facial oils and will not repurchase.
Eco Modern Essentials Organic Argan Oil Face Serum – I blew through this little guy (0.5oz) and have replaced it with acure organics argan oil. can’t tell a difference and I’m saving $16/oz.
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara – love, love, love. Will continue to repurchase (however, I’m sticking to travel size – this guy dried out before it was emptied). I’ve been rotating between this and Benefit’s RollerLash with no plans to change!
eSalon Perfect Ending – Received this in a sample bag but didn’t want to use it on my hair because of the silicones. It made for an excellent shave cream. 🙂 Obviously won’t repurchase
Befine Exfoliating Cleanser with Brown Sugar and Derma E Microdermabrasion Exfoliant Scrub are getting combined into one blurb, because they were both entirely too rough on my skin. I’m all for physical (and chemical!) exfoliation, but anything this rough leads to irritation, redness, and angry blemishes. After sampling on my face, I ended up using both of these as overpriced body exfoliants.
L’Occitane hand creme – heeeeaven. But I’m too cheap and seem to *always* end up with samples of hand cream to purchase this on my own. Enjoyed using this while it lasted though!
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser – nice gentle cleanser with a fresh/light scent. This was good but not great (and my handy pH testing kit tells me it’s slightly too alkaline for my skin), so I won’t be repurchasing. I’ve swapped this out for derma e Hydrating Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid; both my skin and wallet have been happier!
That’s that for February. Thanks for reading!