April 05, 2013

Project Pan Them All | March Empties


Hi ladies! I am so proud to be doing so well on my Project Pan Them All! It just feels so liberating to use up so many products in such a short time. I even used up a makeup product this month, which never happens, but I am not happy about it at all! I don't even understand how this happened but when I went to use my favorite bronzer, 100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Brown Sugar, it was totally broken in pieces! I absolutely don't remember taking it somewhere with me or dropping it on the floor, so this will remain a mystery... the worst part is that I thought I could fix it with alcohol, but I only had a solution of 50% on hand, and I guess this was not enough because when I went to use it the day after, I thought it was fixed but no, it crumbled into a powdery mess, so I figured out I would just throw it away. I have been wanting to try Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer for a while anyway, which seems similar...

I received KQC Thermal Shine from Flat Iron Experts when I was sent very kindly sent a Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron for consideration to review. This protective spray smells a bit like men's cologne to me - which is very pleasant - and it really leaves my hair shiny, non greasy and lightweight, and it ensures that my flat iron glides on very smoothly.

I am usually disappointed to receive drugstore products in a subscription box, but I must say I was happy when I saw Curel Foot Therapy Soothing Cream in my May 2012 GLOSSYBOX because I really needed a new foot cream. This one has a nice thick consistency, it's absorbed quickly in the skin and it smells amazing - a bit sweet but not overpowering. It leaves my feet extremely soft and smooth after only a few use!

It seems I have had L'Oréal Professionnel Intense Repair Cuti Liss System Intense Nutrition Masque for dry hair* since forever, even though I used it every time I washed my hair instead of normal conditioner, and I finally managed to use it up! This masque has a really nice thick texture and my hair really feels nourished and properly mositurized after use, but I won't repurchase since L'Oréal tests on animals, so I will have to try and find a proper cruelty-free alternative... please let me know if you have any suggestions!


I can't say I was amazed by Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion since it just did not seem to really moisturize my skin - I constantly felt the urge to re-apply after a few hours! I am glad I used it so fast though!

I am not really sure what is the difference between the Body Butter and the Butter Lite from SPAresource, but I know I really enjoyed SPAresource Butter-Lite Sunrise Energy! This smells like nothing I have smelled before - floral with a hint of cucumber, I guess? Despite being lightly whipped, it has a nice thicker texture that is quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving it super soft, smooth and properly moisturized all day. No wonder this is such a nice and inexpensive alternative to The Body Shop body butters with ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter and cocoa butter!

Earthen InstantPeel is a product that will probably never cease to amaze me - it's really super easy to use and I still think it's truly awesome to be able to actually see the peels of dead skin, it's like a proof that the product is working. I have never used something like this before! This product is great for dry and sensitive skin as it didn't leave my face irritated or even drier - I could feel my skin being softer and smoother. The only things I dislike about this product is the price - at $10 an application, it can be getting quite pricey - and the messy packaging.

The eczema on my hands was going really well until I experienced a huge flare-up for unknown reasons, just when I ran out of my thrusty Ratio-Clobetasol Propionate Ointment 0.05% w/w! This is basically topical corticosteroid, the strongest steroid I have been prescribed to use on my eczema, and the only thing that really works. 

Despite it's scrumptious coconut scent, I was a bit disapppointed by Bomb La Bon Bon Coco Choco Brown Sugar Scrub since it is the type of scrubs that makes a terrible slippery mess in the shower - because it is so oily, it falls everywhere before I have the time to properly rube it on my body, and I have to wash the shower after each use to ensure no one will fall and get hurt!


However, I was really impressed by Bomb La Bon Bon Cookies N Cream Bath Bomb - it really smells like Oreo cookies, and I can really feel the sweet almond oil in the bath and on my body - it leaves my skin sooooo amazingly soft, like nothing I have ever used! I swear I could even skip moisturizer after a bath with this product. It does leave the bath very slippery though, but this is minor since it works so well!

Just like every LUSH product I have, I took way too long to use Abombinaball Bath Bomb before it looses its smells, but oh well, it was still amazing! I used only one half and it was really long lasting once dropped in the water - it would not stop fizzing and foaming! The bomb started by releasing frothy white foam, then it released blue and green colorings, which finally left the water a gorgeous sea color - heavenly! After use, my skin was left smooth and moisturized - such a shame I can't talk about the scent though! Maybe next year?

Göt2b Rockin' It Dry Shampoo is probably my all-time favorite dry shampoo, for many reasons - its extra strong spray - seriously, I was blown away! - makes it easier to target your roots without spraying product all over your hair, it perfectly cleans my hair within minutes and it lasts a while - after 4 days, my hair is still clean!, it really infuses tons of volume and bounce, and I love its fresh and citrusy smell. What more can I ask for?

I still can't belive I found Nivea Visage Natural Beauty Beautifying Eye Care at Dollarama for only $2! I don't think I have really tried something from Nivea before and I don't really know why, maybe because none of their products really appealled to me and because they tend to be a bit on the pricey side for drugstore products. I liked to use this eye cream in the morning since it is a bit pearlescent so it does wake up my eyes a bit.

*Please note that L'Oréal Professionnel Intense Repair Cuti Liss System Intense Nutrition Masque for dry hair is NOT cruelty-free

14 comments:

  1. le truc pour l'eczéma, c'est une prescription?!

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  2. J'aime tellement ces articles-là! :D Ceux-là et ton mois en photos c'est mes préférés, hihi! C'est à cause de toi d'ailleurs que j'ai commencée à filmer les produits que je termine. C'est tellement motivant!

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  3. J'aime tellement ces articles-là! :D Ceux-là et ton mois en photos c'est mes préférés, hihi! C'est à cause de toi d'ailleurs que j'ai commencée à filmer les produits que je termine. C'est tellement motivant!

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  4. mmm une bath bomb qui sent les biscuits oreos :D

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  5. Wow, that's a lot of products! The dry shampoo sounds amazing, I'm definitely going to have a search for it in the UK. x

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  6. @Kathy: Oui, c'est une prescription!

    @Alex-Fashion-Beauty : Contente que tu les aimes, et que je t'ai inspiré! Je trouve ça tellement motivant (:

    @Fashion Vanity: Oui, c'est vraiment... MIAM!!! Et elle hydrate trop, trop bien en plus!

    @LilyLipstick: I don't know if you have got2b in the UK but if you can find it, definitely give it a try - it's like nothing I have ever used!

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  7. I really need to do one of these! I have so many unfinished products and am quite a make-up hoarder haha. xox

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  8. WHOA! I am set to do my first empties soon! I finally finished off some stuff, lol. Happy Weekend. XOXO

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  9. So many empties, i feel I'm slacking with using my products up, definitely going to have a look out for the dry shampoo though, sounds fab!
    xx

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  10. Cruel is great stuff! Is your Curel also made in Japan, or made elsewhere? Just curious......

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  11. J'aime aussi les beurres SPARessource, j'En avais un au monoi, mmmmmmmmmm!
    Les produits Nivéa, en général je les aime bien, fait en Allemagne, on se trompe pas!

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  12. Wow impressive Gaby! That's a shit load of products used up.. too bad about the bronzer =(
    lol I agree the got2b dry shampoo seriously blows your hair off your scalp! But smells too much like pledge for me.
    Keep up the pan them all!

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  13. You are an empties machine!
    I like the subtle scent if the Curel foot cream too.

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  14. @ Venus Loves Virgo: I can't wait to read your post!

    @Jacq H: Hmmmm I really have no idea hun!

    @ BooBooNinja: Ahahah I an go by that name now if you'd like ahah

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