SquareHue – Passeig de Garcia

This polish is from the July 2014 Barcelona collection. It’s a very deep purple shimmer that pretty much looks black. I love the formula of these polishes! The brush is also a bit smaller than most, which works well with the small width of my nails. image

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Memebox Special #38 My Mask Box

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Memebox Special #38 My Mask Box was my very first Memebox, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the contents. I love face masks, and sheet masks have become my new obsession. I’ve recently started to also remember that my neck and decolletage need the same care as my face. This box contained a variety of types of masks that I really enjoyed sampling.
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Pure Smile Mask Sheet 5 Set – Placenta [20ml x 5]
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This item came in a few different options, and I received the Placenta pack. I was a little worried about opening the package initially because I wasn’t sure if it contained individually wrapped masks or just 5 in one big package – thankfully, the masks are individually wrapped. I’ve used 3 of them now, and I love the way my skin feels afterwards. I generally place the mask on my face for at least 20 min, then pat the rest of the essence into my skin and continue with the next appropriate step of my skincare.

 

insobeau Beauty Secret Step Up Bust Mask [1 individually wrapped pouch]

I was a little wary of using this, as I had read some reviews where the users felt like there as a shrinkage effect after using it. I finally decided to give it a try overnight. I thought the patches were a little awkward to get on, and I definitely felt like I needed help keeping them in place, so I put a bra on over. Unfortunately, I could only keep it on for about 30 minutes, the skin underneath the patches just felt very itchy and uncomfortable after about the first 5 minutes. I didn’t noticed any difference in the look of my bust, skin or size wise.

 

Pro You Pore Control Facial Mask [200g]

This is a very large tube that I expect will last for some time. I have quite a few similar masks in rotation, so I have not opened this yet until  I finish something else. Based on the description, I can see this being a very nice and beneficial mask for my skin type.

 

Milky Dress Aqua Sleeping Pack [50ml]

This looks like a very promising product for my uneven skintone. I haven’t used a sleeping pack before, so I’ve been a little nervous to give this a try.

 

Tosowoong Help Me Neck Patch [2 individually wrapped pouches]

This neck patch held on well, and felt nice too. I liked the texture of it – it was not like a sheet mask, but more like a hydrogel type material. I didn’t notice any immediate results, but it’s a good way to give some love to the skin on your neck.

 

Purederm Wrinkle Reducer Gel Patches [1 box – 6 treatments]

I’ve used a couple of these treatments now, and while they stick well, they’re also a little uncomfortable on my skin. I can wear them for about 30 min, but definitely not overnight.

 

Elizavecca Green Piggy Collagen Jella Pack [100ml]

I’ve heard quite a bit about Elizavecca products, so I was excited to get something from the brand in this box. I’ve been debating how to use this, as it seems you can use it like a rinse off mask or a sleeping pack. I will probably use it as a sleeping mask to get the most benefit from the product.

October Product Reviews

Full size:

AG Hair Cosmetics thikk wash volumizing shampoo (liter) – I used this with different conditioners, and it left my hair feeling clean. I didn’t feel like it helped make my hair especially voluminous, so I don’t think I’d buy it again.

Deluxe size:

H2O+ Aquilibrium Marine Cleansing Gel – my skin didn’t really feel clean after using this. It had a gel like texture with little beads, and never seemed to foam.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil – liked it, smelled nice too.

Suki exfoliating scrub – I really liked this scrub, but it dried out so quickly.. while it was fresh, it was perfect. I loved the citrus lemon scent, it was just the right amount of scrub that foamed and melted down and away.

Whish exfoliating body wash – I think I had the coconut scent, which was very nice. I’m not sure how exfoliating it really was, but I enjoyed using the sample.

Eucerin Daily Protection SPF 30 – worked well as a daily facial sunscreen worn alone. Not my first choice since there are better sunscreens for my oily skin, but I’d collect more samples at the next work even for backups and to use on my hands.

Cotz Face SPF 40 – finally cleared out the last one of these from my stash. I liked the product for the warmer months, but it also seems to oxidize quickly, so I’m not sure I’d want a full size.

Lumene Vitamin C+ radiant day cream – I used this as a hand cream because I couldn’t stand the way it smelled.

Foils:

Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment – didn’t notice any benefits over the 3 days of use I got out of it, but it smelled nice.

Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish – I just used this on my face, liked how it foamed up and it was definitely exfoliating.

L’Oréal Triple Resist Reinforcing shampoo – nothing special

L’Oréal Triple Resist Reinforcing conditioner – liked it, but still nothing special

L’Oreal YouthCode Pore Vanisher – I didn’t really like the consistency of this.. seemed to separate quickly.

Garnier Fructis Fall Fight shampoo – I actually dropped most of this in the shower, but it smelled nice?

Garnier Fructis Fall Fight conditioner – I don’t think it was enough of a sample to determine if it helped with hair loss

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Ceramide shampoo – seemed moisturizing

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Ceramide conditioner – nice heavy conditioner, but I’m not sure how it would feel if used regularly.

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Ceramide damage erasing balm – decent conditioning balm

I made a lot of progress on foil samples in October, mostly my shampoo/conditioner stash. I find it really hard to determine how well I will like products from a foil sample, but I have trouble committing to shampoo/conditioner.. my shower always has multiple bottles and I rarely use the same combination more than a couple days in a row.