Wednesday, November 2, 2022


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October was a rather slow month with respect to finishing up opened beauty products. As you can clearly see, I only finished 5 full-size products, and not a skincare product to be found! I was so busy at work that I didn't take the time that I should have to really pamper myself, but I still finished up two shampoos, one body wash, one hand cream and one perfume.
Vitabrid C¹² Scalp+Shampoo ($32.00 for 10.14 oz. from Vitabrid C¹² and Nordstrom): is formulated to improve scalp and hair health by gently cleansing the hair and scalp while moisturizing and infusing them with antioxidant-rich vitamins.  It thoroughly and effectively cleanses without stripping the skin and hair, and leaves both moisturized without leaving behind any sort of residue. This shampoo was a real skin and hair savior for me this winter since both were left dry and dehydrated because of the chilly season. Furthermore, I noted an increase in the volume of my hair, and it is decidedly softer and smoother after, and this shampoo does not disappoint. I should note that it does have a light, clean aroma, but it is neither cloying, nor in the long-lasting. Purchase Again? There is definitely another bottle in my future, but right now I have to many open shampoos to use.

SHU UEMURA Gentle Radiance Cleanser ($59.00 for 13.4 oz from SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR and Sephora): This shampoo is so gentle and non-stripping that my hair is manageable before I even condition it.  It deeply and gently cleanses the hair and scalp, and it hydrates without overdoing it. Hair is never left greasy or feeling dirty, but instead feels nourished, moisturized, volumized, balanced and soothed. Purchase Again? I just opened another bottle!

Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash is a non-stripping, richly lathering body wash with an absolutely hypnotic aroma. The pink peppercorn is enriched by a fusion of ginger and rich, warm patchouli. I tend not to like most patchouli scented body care products, but it is so tempered by the other aromas that it is scarcely recognizable. Purchase Again? It appears that this has been replaced by Fiery Pink Pepper Body Wash ($35.00 for 10 oz. from Molton Brown, Neiman Marcus and bluemercury), and I will definitely try it! 
Spongellé Hand Creams ($18.00 each for 2 oz. from Spongellé): are available in 8 delightfully fragrant scents, and they offer serious hydration. They feature ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Macademia Seed Oil that deeply moisturize and heal chapped hands, and the Hyaluronic Acid retains moisture and plumps fine lines. After using these hand creams, my poor chapped hands have been soft, smooth, nourished, hydrated and luminous! I wish that I could choose a favorite scent, but I really love the distinctly different fragrance profiles for all eight of these beautiful hand creams. Freesia Pear: is a wonderful hand cream with the most beautiful aroma that is composed of: Top: Lemon, Grapefruit, Pear. Middle: Freesia, Peony, Floral Bouquet. Base: Woody, Musk, Amber. Purchase Again? Yes, this is a must-have for me!
kai eau de parfum ($80.00 for 1.7 oz. from Nordstrom, Dermstore and Anthropologie): I remain utterly enchanted by kai eau de parfum. This beautiful floral is composed of gardenia and white florals, and the result is a rich and delectable aroma. It is perfect for the summer, but I love the scent so much that I wear it all year long. I have gone through quite a few bottles of the eau de parfum and perfume oil over the years, and I always replace them once finished. Purchase Again? Without question! 
Overall Assessment: I suppose finishing up 5 full-size products isn't too bad, but I definitely feel that it was a slow month because I was so busy. What did you finish up, toss out, give away or return in October? Did you discover new favorites, or total duds?

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  1. It may be a slow month but what wonderful products were used!

    1. It definitely was a slow month, but all five were really wonderful indeed, Marcia!


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