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Friday, April 4, 2014

Beauty Empties | Cinq




Normally, when beauty products come to an end, I release a slight squeal of joy. But, just look at the amount of product martyrs. It's a lot, and most of them are products that I can't quite live without. (Toothpaste? Without it, I'd have rising dental bills, far superior to the expense of one tube.) It seems as though I'll have to crack out my wallet and restock. And Phyto, Oribe, Burt's Bees, and friends, rest in peace

In the haircare department, my calming acquaintance, the Phyto Cream Shampoo* is no longer salvageable. That being said, this is the moment I realize what a pain aluminum packaging is; I nearly slash my hands each time I squeeze out the last drop. Although calming, this shampoo proves to be a little too pricey for my everyday habit and, despite mending my itchy scalp, doesn't seem to add much in the volume department--my pending craving. Nevertheless, to mend the volume, I rely on some styling saviors. The Bumble and bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish* spurts fibers to, as the name promises, spin styles into a high volume air. Well, it does just that, but my one apprehension is that the height falls after an hour, max. So, then, I turned to my beloved category: sea salt sprays. Surprisingly, though, the Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray doesn't contain even the slightest hint of a salt variation (thank you, AP Chemistry, for helping me read product labels). Albeit, a hefty dose of shine, beach-esque texture, and volume made spritzes of this a near daily occurrence. The scent, like all Oribe products, is gorgeous, but it's pleasurable to my nose for a reason--the price. I think I'll venture into more salty territory, next time, but for a chick keen on more volume and shine than grit, and a few extra tens pennies to dish, this is your can.

Without humidity, the cold and dry winter air has taken a toll on my skin. Thus, I've made my way through three tubes of body lotion. The Desert Essence Sweet Almond Hand and Body Lotion is a light concoction that hydrates the skin without the slightest residue or stickiness. Although, hydrating, it wasn't quite as nourishing as I would have wished, especially in the depths of winter. But there is one hydrator that should be coined magic: the Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm. This clear gel hydrates and leaves lips balanced and nourished. And the scent is also a plus; not that I've ever drunk a mojito.... Two travel body moisturizers have also been tossed into my garbage can. Both the Burt's Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion and the Love & Toast Body Lotion in Clementine Crush are nice and nourishing, and perform like your stereotypical body hydrator; that's all I'm craving.

Concerning my visage, I've used up the Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer. This little pot contained a certain goodness that was lightweight, hydrating, glow inducing, and surprisingly spot reducing, though a little too hydrating for my combination complexion. Attention, moisturizer searchers, try this one out. When it comes to teeth, I'm not nearly as fussy as I am about my skincare. But, after switching to a natural toothpaste, I can't help but admit that it was the cause of my "A" plus (plus, plus) dental checkup; it's not like I changed anything else. I was using the Jason Power Smile Toothpaste, and I'm now currently using one of their gel and fluoride pumped variety, and the results are still fab.

That is my recent trash can, emptied. Now, I think I need a chocolate bar; a cocoa coma is the only way I'll be able to restock and empty my wallet.

13 comments :

  1. Such lovely products, I'm actually dying to get my hands on the Bumble spray to see what it'll do for my hair but it is impossible to get my hands on it where I'm based and they don't ship it overseas (laws and legislations, hooray).

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  2. I've been having an itchy scalp lately too - have been trying out lots of shampoo products to see if they change anything, but so far the only one that's helped is a non-sulfates shampoo (my scalp is still itchy, just less so!) Would you recommend the Phyto to help soothe it, or do you have any other recommendations for products for sensitive scalps? xx

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  3. That Almond body lotion sounds perfect for summer, I bet it smells delicious! xx

    Eleri Roberts

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  4. I smelled the Desert Essence body lotion in stores a few weeks back and fell in love. I definitely need to give it a go once I'm done with my current stash of moisturizers. xx

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  5. I'm glad! The Vanilla Chai one sounds good to me, right now. xo

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  6. It's dreamy for dry lips. xo

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  7. I'd say the Phyto one is the best I've come across. It does have sulphates in it, but I'm currently using one sans sulphates and I think the Phyto is better. Hope this helps. xo

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  8. Ha! Story of my life. It's not as good as people say; can you get a hold of the Oribe one? xo

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  9. Same thing, beauty isn't as exciting here sadly haha. Guess I'll have to save up and get it when I'll go to London and pick it up at Space NK. I'm not too fussed about Sea Salt Sprays, but does the Oribe one leave the hair gritty and well... yuck?

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  10. Not at all, actually. It does add texture, but, when it falls (nothing can perform for 24-hours, I think), it doesn't feel gritty. I hope this helps! x

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  11. Oh this helps a lot. Their Dry Texturising Spray gives a lovely oomph, but the finish/feel is a bit ugh, if that makes sense...

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