Friday 15 January 2016

Chic Life | Product Empties + My Thoughts

Hey Hey Dolls!

Disclaimer - I an NOT a Hoarder! Before I began blogging, I would dispose all empty containers immediately; however, since starting Pink Tea Latte, I began holding onto the containers to share my opinion on the products with you! All my opinions are my own and all of the products were purchased with my own money. 

L'Occitane En Provence - Ultra Gentle Moisturizer (50 ml)

This face cream has been my go to for many years. I think I probably have gone through at least 4 bottles! It is on the pricier side for face cream, but in my opinion, it is worth the price tag. It is extremely moisturizing and I do not find it greasy or heavy. I also really love that it has a pump because one pump was the perfect amount for my full face and neck. Do NOT apply this in your eye area as it is 8% Shea Butter which is far too heavy for the delicate skin around your eyes. 

The only thing that bothers me about the packaging is you cannot get every bit of the product out. You can see from the picture that I could get a good 3 or 4 more uses out of it; however, since it is long and skinny, you cannot really scoop it out with your fingers. Also, the bottle is glass, so you cannot cut it open like plastic tubes. 

I think L'Occitane has discontinued this moisturizer?!?! Ugh they discontinue and introduce new items far too frequently. 

Kiel's Blue Astringent

This is a toner that I will NOT be repurchasing. My skin type is combination, my T-zone being oily. Unfortunately, this toner has far too much Alcohol in it that causes my skin to dry out. Maybe if you have oily skin, this could be a good toner for you? I would stay away from it if you have combination or dry skin. 

In place of this toner, I would HIGHLY suggest Kiehl's Calendla Herbal-Extract Alcohol-Free toner. I have used it many times in the past and actually need to go out and get myself another bottle of it. Because it is alcohol free, it does not dry out your skin and actually really helps with my acne. 

Pur~lisse - hydra-balance moisturizer

I received this product in a past Luxe Box. It is for normal or dry sensitive skin with some anti-aging properties. It is a good moisturizer, but I found it a little thin and not very viscous.  I used it all up, but will NOT be repurchasing. 

Miracle 10 Moisture

Got this sample in a past Luxe Box. I really liked the packaging, thought it was super cute! Just like the L'Occitane, it dispensed the perfect amount for me, but it too had the flaw of being in a glass bottle. I do not know very much about this company and do not know where the product is made. I however would repurchase it as the cream left my skin soft and did not dry out my face. 

I believe they have redone the packaging and the moisturizer now comes in a pot. Much easier to get all of the product out!

Fekkai Reparitive Shampoo

This is also from a  past Luxe Box. I actually really liked the scent this shampoo had. It was not overtly scented or fake fruit/flower smelling. I do not know how to describe it, but it smelled pleasant!!! The bottle says "scented with vanilla and creme," but it did not smell like fake vanilla. The shampoo did not lather well, but it does contain methylparaben. Maybe I was using the shampoo wrong? haha Either way, it is made in the USA and I would probably purchase it in the future because it left my hair feeling soft, but maybe in gentle as I have healthy virgin hair. 

Kiehl's Creme De Corps

I have talked about this body butter in the past. It has long remained my go to, but was recently beat out by a Lush body lotion which I will talk about next. This creme smells DELICIOUS (Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Butter) and it is a delightful fluffy consistency that you want to smother yourself in head to toe. It remain a little greasy, but soak in after a few mins. Would Repurchase :) but it does come with a hefty price tag

I hope this review has been helpful! A lot of this products were samples I received in past Luxe Boxes. So beauty box subscriptions are great if you are open to trying new products; however, I would suggest going with a higher priced subscription because you will get far more deluxe sized samples and even full sizes. Subscription boxes like Ipsy you get very small samples of more drugstore brands. Honestly, I do not think many subscribers will use up those products. 

If you have any suggestions on products I should try, let me know in the comments below! As well, if you found this helpful :) 


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