Ok dis gonna be the longest empty post of all time since it's basically like October, November, and part of December. I am lazy and I don't want to work for the last hour of my day though so here we go!
Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer (foil) This is pure silicone gel, a la the Smashox original version. It was fine, wouldn't buy it.
Cocoa Pink Junket Conditioner Solid in Bonfire Pumpkin (full size) This was nice! I didn't like it AS much as her Argon oil conditioner, but it worked pretty well. Scent was good but I've decided a lot of her pumpkin scents smell the same. She doesn't make this in solid anymore, but I would try out the tub version of this for sure.
Cocoa Pink Shampink in Pumpkin Noel (deluxe) See above on scent. This was ok. I didn't think this was as good as her conditioners. It was a fine shampoo but nothing outstanding other than the scent. There are other shampoos I like a lot more. I don't think I'd buy this.
Glamglow Thirsty Cleanse (deluxe) This was nice! It was slightly exfoliating which I did not expect, and my face was definitely less dry than when I did not use this. I have another bigger deluxe size to work through, but I would consider purchasing this for the winter months. Smells like coconuts which I love in the frozen hell of winter.
Moona Lisa Lip Butter in Chocolate Cola On the fence with this. I am almost positive this has to be coconut oil based because it literally melts on your lips. It feels nice, but it also then kind of melts all over if you have tiny mouth syndrome like me. It smelled/tasted really good, just like Coke with a little chocolate. However, this did kind of harden up a little bit in spots. Im guessing this is also the coconut oil. It didn't impact usage but was slightly annoying. Would maybe buy, and empty lip stuff always makes me happy!
Sunsets and Seas Body Oil in Candied Pear (deluxe) Keeping this brief since she closed down this shop: it was just ok.
Haus of Gloi Ghost Puffs perfume (sample vial) Love this, always will. I think I'm down to 3 more samples, but I have about 1/2 of a full size as well. By far my most used and loved indie perfume.
Angel perfume sample vial I like this, more than I remember liking it. I don't know if I'd shell out the cash for a full size bottle but it does smell good. Kinda musky but in a good way. I like.
Sheseido Eyelash Curler This was a good curler, I just used it for I can't remember what, but not its intended purpose (I think I was trying to yank something out of a bottle or something I don't even know) and jacked it up lol. It worked well, I would re-buy it in the future, but I did buy something else to replace it.
My Beauty Diary Pearl Powder Mask (sheet mask) Felt nice, didn't notice anything different other than some moisture. Par for the course with sheet masks I think.
Onyx Pure Acetone (full size) It's acetone. It gets my nail polish off. It's cheap at WalMart for a big arse bottle. No complaints. Would re-buy.
Formula X by Sephora Naughty Newton nail polish (full size) This makes me sad. This was beautiful, black base with holographic glitter. Always got compliments on it and clearly loved it seeing I used up a whole bottle. Dried textured which I don't love but smoothed out nicely with a gel topcoat. Unfortunately I have heard this entire line is getting the ax, but if I see one at Sephora I will definitely grab a couple!
Paula's Choice 2% BHA exfoliating liquid (full size) See previous reviews, this stuff has improved my skin, notably my pores, drastically. Have already repurchased and will continue to.
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Looking Glass (sample vial) I liked this a lot, my husband LOVED this on me. I really like this entire line and am considering picking up a bottle of this. Floral but slightly warm, just all around good.
Benefit They're Real mascara (deluxe) I know this is a firmly love it or hate it product, I am firmly in the love camp and forgot how much I liked it. Gives me good length and volume, doesn't flake on me. Have worked through a couple full sizes, I have 1 or 2 more samples floating around but I will be buying another full size of this. PITA to get off though.
Clinique High Impact Mascara (deluxe) Womp. Ok this wasn't BAD in that it didn't really flake and gave me some natural yet acceptable volume. My issue is I have never had a mascara worse at holding a curl than this one. My lashes are wimpy and straight but I could literally see the curl falling within 5 minutes of putting it on. It didn't feel super heavy so not sure what the issue was, but wouldn't buy because of that.
Mac fix+ (full size) staple product, love using this for eyeshadow and when I go a little to ham with the powder. Already repurchased and will continue to.
Fortune Cookie Soap Whipped Cream in Strange and Unusual (deluxe) I love this formula, this was not my favorite scent. Licorice and cherries, both of which I hate with a bloody passion. It was tolerable and the scent didn't linger so I used it up, but I would never buy it. I think this was LE from Halloweenie last year anyways.
Gucci Flora perfume (sample vial) I like this but it doesn't last very long on me. I like the gardenia version of this scent better than the original. Fine to use, wouldn't buy it.
Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Queen perfume (sample vial) This was interesting. I had the lotion version of this and it was so atrocious on me I tossed it out or put it in a swap box. It went straight up curry on me. The perfume didn't. It was pumpkin with just a hint of a spicy note. I've noticed perfume and lotion versions of HoG stuff react very differently, and this one was a pleasant surprise. I'd pick some up next Halloween actually.
Bath and Body Works 3-wick in Flannel you know I like this but this one smelled kind of off. Like there was something almost medicinal about it? Burned super fast too. Not sure if I'd re-buy this scent, I feel like they changed it?
Whish Body Butter in Blueberry (deluxe) see last months review on pomegranate. Turrible. I had a sample set of 3 and gave the final one to my mom because I just could not with these anymore. Most overpriced crap of all time.
Bobbi Brown Eye Cream (foil) This is fine. I don't think it's the HG everyone makes it out to be. It's just an eye cream. I do not like the smell of BB skin care either. Too herbal....rosemary maybe? Wouldn't buy.
Laura Mercier Silk Cream moisturizing foundation (sample) Didn't like this, it felt kind of oily to me? Not sure if my sample was just old or if that's just the foundation. Too heavy and wasn't a fan. Wouldn't buy.
Cover Girl Clump Crusher water resistant mascara (full size) I use this exclusively on my bottom lashes. Love it for that, already working through another one, will continue to buy it for that purpose. Doesn't move and my eyes water a LOT when it's cold outside, doesn't flake, doesn't clump, basically my ideal lower lash mascara.
Kiss my Sass Cream Blush in Body Electric (deluxe?? clamshell size) you know nobody liked this when it came in a sub box but I LOVE this lol. It's a mauve/taupe color that goes gray on a lot of people but my skin is icy cool toned (just like my heart, awwww) it looks really good on me if I do say so myself. Have a couple more samples I snagged from swap boxes because everyone else hates it so I'm happy! I don't think she makes this for purchase.
Physicians Formula Insta Ready BB Cream (full size) Ehhhhhhhhh. It was ok. One, I had this in light and used it over the summer, it would be way too dark for me now so that's kind of lame. It was decent light coverage, didn't go super greasy on me. I'd maybe consider purchasing it again for the summer months. IDK what makes it instagram bb cream and that concept is dumb AF to me but whatever.
Ole Hendrickson overnight eye gel (foil) I remember nothing about this.
ARE YOU STILL WITH ME?!?! I AM ALMOST DONE I SWEAR
Clinique Repair Wear Laser Eye Cream (deluxe) I liked this! I feel like it made my eyes softer and helped with dark circles some. I would consider purchasing this for sure, it's relatively cheap for an eye cream.
Studio 35 Beauty cotton rounds I tend to pick up cotton rounds at whatever store I happen to be at when I need them. This time it happened to be Walgreens. Idk they're cotton rounds I don't really care that much or have strong opinions on disks of cotton.
Bath and Body Works 3 wick candle in Red Velvet Cupcake This sucked. Not much scent throw and smelled better on cold sniff than it did burning. I got this for like $5 on clearance last Christmas. I'd pay that much again for it but no more than that.
Briogio Don't Despair Repair hair mask (deluxe) This made my hair soft but I couldn't not get behind the smell. I don't even know what it was but I just didn't like it. I don't think I'd buy it.
Bath and Body Works lotion in Big Caramel Apple (full size) This smelled really good, more caramel than apple. I like the body creams better than the lotions but buy these when they're cheap during SAS. I will continue to do so, and would buy this scent again if they offered it (I don't think they do)
Bumble and Bumble thickening shampoo and conditioner (foils) Have reviewed before, I like this, don't love it. Probably wouldn't buy but I tend to pick it as a sample when it's available.
Haus of Gloi lip balm in coconut and peaches No. Just no. I've come to the conclusion I don't like the Haus lip balms. This didn't smell like coconut that much, and most certainly did not smell like peach. I think I'm done buying these, they are not that great, at least on my sad little lips.
YSL Touche Éclat sample x2 (foil) This was fine, not fantastic. Worked well as an under eye highlight. Probably wouldn't buy it cuz YSL expensive and it ain't that great.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Dark Brunette (x3) full size H'st of HG, literally can not live without this and go through it like water. London had enormous bottles for $6.50 so I picked up 4 (all they had) when I was there. SO EXCITED!
Bath and Body Works 3-wick in Mahogany Teakwood love this, smells like a hot man. Already have another one sitting in my closet.
YAY DONE ON TO THE REST OF DECEMEBER WHICH SHOULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER!