November Favourites/Product Empties #5

Hey Pretties!

I completely missed October Favourites – gah! Today I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and do my November Favourites/Product Empties post — these products are ones that have taken me pretty much through all of November and I’ve used each one up (except for one). I’ve done reviews on most of these products, so I will simply link those posts below if you’re interested in reading my thoughts on those!

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover – Probably one of the most effective and gentle eye makeup remover out on the drugstore shelves. I think this bottle lasted me a good 2-3 months; I’m already on my second bottle. Takes waterproof eyeliner and mascara off without having to rub.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – A lifesaver for my combination skin that tends to get more dry patches in the cold winter months. Literally a drink for your skin — all my dry patches were gone!

FAB Facial Radiance Pads – A great option for getting your AHA (glycolic acid) exfoliation done and done. A bit on the pricey side, for my liking, but a very good product for brighter skin.

FAB Face Cleanser – I really liked this cleanser and although I said in my previous review that the price puts me off, it is something that I’ve grown to enjoy the more and more I use it. So it might eventually be a staple cleanser in my routine one day. Actually sad that I’ve used it all up!

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel – Started using this every time I showered this month and completely fell in love! The smell, the lather, the hydration it left on my skin — thumbs up. Time to get another bottle very soon!

And a few of the products that I haven’t reviewed in the past… here’s my mini-thoughts on them!

Living Proof Thickening Cream – This little container came in a Living Proof sample/travel set I purchased at Sephora for $30 Cdn. The set came with a thickening shampoo, conditioner, a root booster spray and this thickening cream. I loved all the products, but this cream is what I fell in love with. Having fine and thin hair, I’m always on the hunt for something to make my locks look more lush — this did it for me! About a dime size is more than enough to give me a good coat on the bottom half of my hair. After blowdrying and straightening, I can immediately tell a difference in my hair — it looks and feels thicker. Have to be careful with this cream though… anything more than about a dime-size (for my hair length and texture) actually makes my hair feel dry, gritty and unmanageable. I bit on the pricey side — $32 Cdn for only 109 ml/3.7 oz — I hesitated for a long time before purchasing, but this will last me a very long time (I don’t use it every day). Definitely one of the best thickening creams out there, compared to what I’ve tried from the drugstore so far.

The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Exfoliator Face Wash – You all know I’m a huge fan of The Body Shop products — they just do things right! Decided to try out this cleanser and it didn’t disappoint… completely. It is a gentle cleanser with small little exfoliating beads. My skin felt good after using, but something about the texture (cream) didn’t feel like it really cleaned my skin deep down, even with the beads — maybe it’s because I don’t necessarily have sensitive skin. At $15 Cdn for 75 ml, a tad on the pricey side. I wouldn’t repurchase, but I would definitely recommend for those with finicky and sensitive skin if you want something easy and gentle for an everyday cleanser.

e.l.f Lip Exfoliator – I can’t stand dry chapped lips — on me or on anyone, ewww! This little ditty has been a life saver for my dry lips this winter. It’s your pretty standard sugar lip exfoliator but the handy thing is that it comes in a lipstick tube. I apply this to my dry lips just like I’m applying lipstick. Then I kind of swirl it around until the bits of sugar coat my lips and then go in with a finger and really scrub away all the dead bits. I rinse off with warm water and I’m left with smooth, sugary-tasting lips! Apply lip balm immediately afterwards to keep the lips nice and hydrated. For only $3 Cdn it’s the best deal.

There you have it! What are your November favourites? Have you tried any of these products? Like or dislike? Any recommendations on other products similar to these that you think I might like to try?

Thanks for reading!


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