Thursday, June 30, 2022


Press Sample & Purchased (Affiliate Links)

I have really been making a concerted effort to use up as many open products as I can since it really bothers me when things go bad before I finish using them. I managed to use up 6 full-size and 3 sample-size products in June, and while I feel pretty good about that, I do wish that I had managed to use a few more. I have numerous products that are on the verge of going bad, and I hope to finish them before they no longer are fit to be used. Here is what I finished up in June:

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser ($13.00-$38.00 3oz-16oz. from Philosophy and Nordstrom): Formulated for all types of skin, this non-stripping cleanser does an enviable job thoroughly cleaning the skin and removing makeup without any signs of drying. It is fragrance free, it forms a very satisfying creamy lather and it leaves the skin lightly hydrated and feeling incredibly soft. Purchase Again? I liked it enough to use it again, but I have too many open cleansers to use before I buy another one.

Mamonde Petal Spa Oil to Foam Cleansing Oil (This product appears to have been discontinued): This is a luscious and luxurious foaming cleansing oil that removes every trace of makeup, and it leaves skin soft, smooth, supple and hydrated. It essentially functions as a double cleanser in a single bottle. It contains soapberry extract, which is an effective natural surfactant, that gently cleanses makeup, dirt, oil, sunscreen and grime without drying the skin. The creamy oil transforms into a satisfying foam with the most luscious Damask Rose Oil aroma, and to say that it is a joy to use is an understatement. Purchase Again? I loved this so much, and hope that they bring it back!
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum ($130.00 for 1 oz. and $180.00 for 1.7 oz. for 1 oz.from Space NKSephoraNordstromNet-A-PorterCult BeautyThe Detox MarketCredo BeautyNeiman MarcusSelfridges and Bergdorf Goodman): I managed to use numerous deluxe samples of this serum, and the more that I used it the more obsessed I became. It is an ultra-hydrating serum that is lightweight and very fast absorbing, and it immediately gives the skin a dewy luminous glow. The antioxidant-rich formula protects the skin against free-radicals, the Hyaluronic Acid binds moisture and plumps fine lines, and the vitamins, natural oils and extracts soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and leave the skin soft, smooth, moisturized and luminous. There is no residue left behind whatsoever, and the fruity natural aroma is neither cloying, nor long-lasting. Purchase Again? Without question!
Potager Soap Co. Natural Lavender Soap ($7.98 for 4.5 oz. from Potager Soap Co.): This lovely soap is a delightful lavender dream-come-true. The rich and creamy lather effectively and thoroughly cleans the skin and rinses clean without stripping or drying. Furthermore, it delights the senses, and calms the spirit, with its sublime lavender aroma. If you love the fragrant magnificence of lavender, then you must experience this fetching soap. Purchase Again? I still have 3 of their of their other soaps to use first, but I will definitely purchase this one once I run out!

Kneipp Relaxing Lavender Shower Foam & Body Wash ($12.00-$16.00 for 6.8 oz. from Kneipp's Amazon StoreUlta and SkinStore): is a delectably aromatic shower foam that is creamy-dreamy, it fills the shower with the sweet scent of lavender, and it is wonderfully hydrating. Not only does it clean the skin thoroughly, and without any drying or stripping, but it also works small miracles for shaving the legs and underarms. I have used this product for a very long time, and was surprised to find a hidden can at the back of my cabinet, and I am just overjoyed to have made that discovery! Purchase Again? Oh yes, this is heavenly!
SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Wonder Worker Air Dry/Blow Dry Multi-Tasking Primer ($33.00 for 5 oz. from SHU UEMURA Art of Hair and The Bay): This is a lightweight lotion primer that can be used to hydrate, detangle, eradicate frizz, smooth and condition hair. It can be used for air or blow drying, and it leaves hair notably radiant and silky. It is color-treated hair safe, and can be used on all types of hair. I typically use it when I air dry my hair, and it really makes my curly, dry tresses manageable and lustrous. Purchase Again? I think that I may have another bottle in the back of my cabinet! I would definitely purchase another bottle!
René Furterer Complexe 5 Stimulating Plant Concentrate ($50.00 for 1.6oz. from René FurtererLovelySkinRevolve and Amazon): is a pre-shampoo treatment that detoxes the scalp, by cleansing and purifying it, and the warming effect helps to improve microcirculation. It is soothing, invigorating and makes the scalp feel amazing, and my hair also looks and feels wonderful after using it. You simply apply it to the scalp and then massage for a few minutes, and then leave it in for about 5-10 minutes. Be sure to shampoo twice, to remove the residual oil, and then condition hair as you would normally. It has a wonderful orange aroma that is punctuated by the lavender oil, and it is such an amazing treat to the senses. Purchase Again? I already opened my full-size bottle!

René Furterer 5 Sens Enhancing Dry Oil ($48.00 for 3.3 oz. from René FurtererAmazon and LovelySkin): is a beautifully fast absorbing dry oil that can be used on the hair and body. It has a lovely soft aroma that is a treat to the senses, but it isn't long lasting or in the least bit cloying. When I use it on my body, it melts into the skin and leaves it soft, supple, hydrated and nourished. For the hair, it offers extraordinary hydration and leaves locks soft, smooth and manageable. It tames frizz and fly-aways, and it gives hair a glossy shine. Purchase Again? I have a full-size bottle in use!
Overall Assessment: Not too bad, but I wish that I could have finished up a few more things. What did you use up, toss out, give away or return in June? Any particularly amazing products, or duds to report?

Purchased and Press Samples (Affiliate Links). All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2022 All Rights Reserved.


  1. I have one of those shower foams in my amazon cart since you last wrote about it! I need to try these!

    1. Their shower foams are just incredible, and I think that you will really love the one that you get! I have a bunch to use up from RITUALS first, but I will definitely buy this one again!


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