I am really enjoying going back and reviewing purchases I made a few months back. In addition, it keeps me on track when I see how many items I have or have not used since buying them. It is time to let you know what I thought of the items I bought in November of 2016. You can check out the haul post here.
Birchbox - I bought these few things to use up the last of my points. I am currently using the Marcelle cleansing water (which I absolutely love) to remove makeup and eye makeup. The Tea Tree Oil is something I use every day on problem areas of my face that tend to break out so I will always repurchase. The Lip Lush was a free gift with purchase and I have yet to even open it.
Ulta Purchase - The hairbrush was for my daughter and she is loving this brush. It makes brushing her hair much less painful. I have finished the cotton rounds and loofah already. The Hand Food was in my recent February empties. So I am happy to say this was a very thoughtful purchase as these items are not still sitting around unused.
Sephora - I bought a few items during the VIB sale. I love the Marc Jacobs gloss in Taboo and need to wear it more often. I also purchased the Hourglass Ambient lighting powder in Dim Light. I have really tried to make this work and I think I am going to return it. It is way too pink for my skin tone and looks very unnatural. I am very sad that it doesn't work since everyone loves these so much. The rest of the items were samples and I have worked through quite a few of them during #foilfebruary.
Sephora - This was my Black Friday purchase. I needed a replacement for my Beauty Blender and then I bought cotton rounds to get to the amount needed for the sample bag. I am on my last set of these cotton rounds and just repurchased a bunch more. I have been using the Sephora beauty sponge and it just isn't the same as the Beauty Blender. It works okay but I wouldn't repurchase it and think the Beauty Blender is definitely worth the money compared to this one.
Sephora Black Friday freebies - Some of these samples I used during #foilfebruary and others I will continue to pull out and work through this year. You can check out my Instagram (@lovetobebusyblog) for reviews of what I used during #foilfebruary.
Sephora Play Box -
I have finished the Caudalie Sorbet Moisturizer. I really liked the consistency and it didn't break me out but I have a lot of skincare to use up before I'd consider purchasing a full size.
I also used the Stell McCartney Pop perfume and loved that too! I might purchase a rollerball of the scent after I use up a few perfumes I have around.
I really liked the gloss, I just haven't used it much. The other items, I haven't tried yet.
I am happy to see that I am doing better with using the items I purchase compared to when I started these reviews. I think it also helps that I am more mindful of what I purchase and the timeframe in which I will use it. I'm not purchasing items years before I might need them anymore. I hope you are enjoying these reviews of the products as well.
*All opinions are my own. All purchases were made by me. I was not compensated in any way for this post.