Hello Beauties <3
I really didn't use a lot of foils or deluxe samples in July, so I vowed to step it up in August. Some were staple items and some I tried for the first time. Aside from the Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil shampoo and conditioner, I loved everything.
Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water - Retail Price $28 for 6.7 oz
A soap-free micellar water that attracts and traps dirt, oil, and makeup to gently remove impurities and cleanse your complexion without drying out the skin. This micellar water uses molecules like magnets to lift dirt, oil, and makeup from the face and eyes, as it soothes, moisturizes, and softens skin. There’s no need to rub for a thorough cleanse, just a quick swipe and makeup easily clings to the formula. Enjoy the refreshing feeling on skin and the uplifting fragrance from orange and lemon blossom, watermelon, and mint leaves.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo - Retail Price $22 for 5.3 oz
Whether you’re in need of a quick no-wash cleanse or an extra boost of volume, a swift mist of this dry shampoo leaves hair soft and refreshed, while a spray to the roots adds instant amplification. Apply before bed to beat greasiness to the punch, and extend that coveted “just left the salon” look for days. A dry shampoo that absorbs oil, creates volume, and refreshes hair between shampoos, minus the chalky residue. The Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo contains the lightweight natural rice starch to absorb excess oil and dirt that weighs hair down. The lightweight, cleansing formula creates texture, adds volume, and deodorizes to refresh hair between shampoos. As an added bonus, it smells awesome.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Retail Price $38 for 1.0 oz
A silky, lightweight setting powder with sheer coverage for a natural-looking matte finish. This translucent powder sets your makeup for longer wear. Perfectly for nearly all skin tones, the soft-focus effect subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections, and it doesn’t settle into lines or pores. This powder ca be applied with a puff, sponge or brush.
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder - Retail Price $35 for 0.25 oz
For the longest time, I only used loose powder to set my makeup. That was until this pressed powder came into my life. It minimizes the appearance of pores leaving my skin with a soft focus matte finish. My foundation lasts all day without the need for a touch up.
YourMinerals Transparent Veil Setting Powder - Retail Price $29 for 0.25 oz
Transparent Veil is a transparent setting powder that settles like a soft transparent veil over skin. The ultralight silk texture gives a nice smooth surface by minimizing fine lines and pores. The skin is kept matte and will help your makeup last longer. Apply over your foundation for a flawless finish. I found this powder to be extremely powdery almost to the point of choking on it.
Algenist Algae Brightening Mask - Retail Price $62 for 2.0 oz
Pamper your skin with this hydrating green algae mask and your face will be bright, smooth, radiant and even toned. It is a thick clay mask with gritty particles that exfoliates and tightens your skin. It is lightly scented and did not dry out my face.
Tatcha Indigo Smoothing Triple Recovery Cream - Retail Price $135 for 1.7 oz
I love the purple packaging and the color of the moisturizer. This luxurious cream is rich in anti-inflammatory indigo and moisturizing liquid silk to soothe and firm skin, calming and restoring youthful beauty. It is a little pricey but I am happy that I have a bunch of deluxe samples of this moisturizer so I can continue to use it.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub Almond & Honey - Retail Price $7 for 18 oz
Experience an intense exfoliation with Tree Hut Sugar Body Scrub with the rich, sweet scent of Almond and Honey. Natural sweet Almond Oil and real Honey condition damaged and neglected skin that has become unhealthy over time. This gentle sugar scrub is infused with Certified Organic Shea Butter, real Honey and an array of natural oils, including Evening Primrose, sweet Almond, Avocado, Macadamia Seed and Orange Oil. The real sugar grains and Almond bits will softly buff away dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth all day.
Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil shampoo $31 for 8.5 oz and conditioner $34 for 6.7 oz
It is a sulfate free shampoo that hydrates dry, coarse and brittle hair. It is infused with oils that makes hair softer, smoother and silkier while taming frizziness. Personally, I did not like this shampoo mostly because I prefer one that gives a nice lather. The conditioner was okay and it is safe for color treated hair,