August 2017 Finishes

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August 2017 Finishes

Hi everyone and welcome to my August empties! Today, we have quite a few skin care and bath and body products, as well as a mascara to discuss, so let’s get to it:

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Would I Use Again?

  • Softsoap Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Infusions body wash: YES
  • Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin body spray: YES
  • Simple Micellar Cleansing Water: MAYBE
  • Bath & Body Works Pretty As A Peach lotion: YES
  • The Body Shop Vitamin E moisturizer: YES
  • Lancome Monsieur Big mascara: MAYBE

Why/Why Not?

Softsoap Body Wash: I would absolutely use this industrial sized body wash again. It lathered well, smelled amazing, and was great for bubble baths. Not only that, but the value was excellent, as it took me three months to go through it. I think that Softsoap shower gels are underrated and I always really enjoy using their products, so more for me, I guess!

B&BW Body Spray: You guys know that I love me my Bath & Body Works! Whenever B&BW has their summer sale, I always stock up on my Country Apple and Mango Mandarin body sprays because you can’t beat three bucks a pop for five months of use! I like layering this scent with my Satsuma body spray from The Body Shop for a longer lasting fragrance. The Mango Mandarin scent was perfect for the summer time, but now it’s all about the Country Apple with fall coming in hot.

Simple Cleansing Water: I feel very meh about Micellar Cleansing Water. I genuinely don’t understand what the big deal about it is, so it just makes using it kind of disappointing. It took me a month of daily use to finish this product and I can’t say that I noticed any differences in my skin or even remotely enjoyed using it, for that matter. I labeled this product as a “maybe” for using again because it acts as a pretty good makeup remover, but that’s about it. Whomp whomp. -___-

B&BW Lotion: Anyone who is a true lifewithlilred fan will know that my two favorite scents are anything apple or peach. With that in mind, of course I would use this lotion again! I got this product as one of my B&BW freebies so it didn’t cost me a penny and I got about six full body uses out of it. I love the sweet and fresh scent of this lotion and it left my skin feeling creamy and hydrated. The Ultra Shea ingredients for Pretty As A Peach were no joke, and my body felt like peaches and cream perfection after a nice, long bubble bath. Freaking love!

TBS Moisturizer: You guys know the drill for this product already. It took me a month to finish, I would use it again, blah, blah, blah.

Lancome Mascara: I got the sample size of Lancome’s Monsieur Big mascara from Ulta for my birthday and I really liked using it. It took me a little over a month to finish up the tube, which I would say is pretty good for a sample size. I thought that the length and volume that it gave my eyelashes was excellent, but I do wish that it would have been more black in color so that’s where points get taken off, for me. Regardless, if given the opportunity to use this mascara again, I would, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it.

All in all, August was a really successful month for finishes. I got to use up a lot of products that were taking me forever to complete, and I got to start some goodies that I’ve been looking forward to using because of that. Here’s to more amazing empties in September!

So there you have it, my August 2017 Finishes! What products did you finish up this month? Has anyone used any of my empties before? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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      • Yeah, I never used it to remove a full face of makeup but I would use it when I was applying my makeup for the day and had to touch things up and that worked well. But I could imagine that it doesn’t work very well for anything other than that.
        I use witch hazel now as an all over toner/makeup remover just because I use it on my nose piercings and I figured why not haha but at the end of the day I just don’t really care – which is my motto for basically everything lolol

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      • Ooooo witch hazel is great, I’ll have to try that out. Coconut oil or olive oil works best for me to remove my make up. But yeah exactly whatever is there at the moment to just get it off is great 😂 lool

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  1. I’ve never understood what all the fuss about micellar water is either. I thought I would love it and it would save me a fortune not having to buy facial wipes but I ended up giving it away to my daughter because I didn’t feel like it was cleaning my face properly and it always felt sticky after I’d used it. She likes it and gets on well with it so perhaps it’s just that it only suits certain skin types.

    Witch hazel is good for using as a toner but I wouldn’t use it to remove eye makeup as it’s very drying over time. Maybe alternate it with rose water from time to time, which can be picked up really cheap if you look for it in the baking aisle rather than in the cosmetic aisle. x

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  2. I usually have expensive tastes, but there is something about Soft Soap that I love. It makes me think of Grandma, rubber duckies, and childhood. (is that a weird combo?) Also how are we on Agust finishes!?! This year is flying by! ❤

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