February Haul 2017

Hello Everyone,

Who could believe that a whole month has gone by and next month is my birthday. Just a really heads up I will be going away and during that time I decide to take a blog break. So from the 20th of March to the 24th of March there will be no blog posts.  I am going away for a longer amount of time but decide to only take a week break from my blog.

 

I am going to start this blog with beauty follow by clothing and  then video games.

 

Beauty

 

I did a order online for the body shop. My husband need to replace his skin care that he uses from the body shop. I said okay I need to buy some body scrubs. So instead of traveling all the way to the mall just to shop at the body shop. I made my first ever online buy from them.

 

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First thing I picked up was 4 raspberry body scrubs there were on sale for $10.50. I am currently using one and the month is almost over and I am nowhere near half way point. It also has the amazing raspberry jam scent.

 

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I picked up two of the body shop aloe calming toners. This is my fave. body shop toner. I release that this one will probably be my toner for the rest of my life. Out of all the toners I have use. It the one that works best for my skin.

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I picked up Early Harvest Raspberry shower gel. This was on sale for 5 dollars. It smells nowhere as amazing as the body scrubs but still a nice smell.

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The last beauty item I picked up was essence cosmetics say no to dark circles concealer. It is a bright rose shade.

So I am please that I am keeping with my use 10 up before buying something you don’t need.

I will have reviews up next month for essence say no to dark circles concealer, the body shop raspberry body scrub and shower gel.

 

Clothing

 

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I picked up or should I say I fell in love with these size 8 in men’s American Eagles Memory Foam casual shoes.  Yes I am a size 9 in women’s shoes. I loved how simple they looked and want to share my joy of them with you guys. I bought them for 40 dollars at payless shoes during a buy one get one half off.

 

Video Games

 

 

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I picked up a used copy of Final Fantasy Explorers.

 

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I picked up Gourmet Dream.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

Bi Weekly Empties #4 2017

Hello Everyone,

 

This was a big two weeks of empties. So lets get started.

(CF)= Cruelty Free

(BCF)= Batch  Cruelty Free

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John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Shampoo and Conditioner: No rebuy. To find out why here is my review. Product Review:John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Collection

Lens Cleaner Wipes: Rebuy.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Cleaning Oil(CF): Yes this is a rebuy for me after I finish the ones in stock. Here is my review Sponsor Post ,Review And Giveaway: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Cleaning Oil And Face Oil

Elements Body Essentials Silky Smooth Shampoo(CF): I might rebuy if the company still makes it.

Yves Rocher Pure Calmile: I won’t be rebuy due to the strong scent.

Josie Maran Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot(CF): I could not stand the scent of it for a hand cream. So I ended up using it on my feet. Will not be rebuying it.

Dove Powder Roll On Deodorant: I will be rebuying this product if it goes on sell. The roll on lasted me the longest of all deodorant I have used.

Aim Floss: I have all ready bought a new one.

Brompton and Langley Paris Hand Cream: I have one in my stash but yes I will be keep rebuying this product due to scent and formula.

Spectro Cleanser for Blemish Prone Skin: I have rebought this product and am using it. I couldn’t be more happy with the results of this product and will continued to buy and use it.

BV spa Lavender and Rosemary Body Lotion: I will be rebuying this product. You can see my review here Product Review: BVSpa By Bon Vital

 

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L.A.M.A. Soap Company Cranberry Orange Bath Bomb(CF): This was a plain white bath bomb. It didn’t really have a scent to it. So I am on the rocks about rebuying it or not.

Soy Wax Lilac(CF): No rebuy.  I can’t find this company anymore. I enjoyed the scent. It was a medium throw.

Global Beauty  Care Retinol Paper Mask(CF): The mask was not cut right. I have to cut out one of the eye holes and mouth area. I will not be rebuying mask from this brand due to that fact.

Lush Cosmetics Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb(CF): I really hated this reformula of this product. My isssue was the stars that were oil melting stars. They left a gross film of orange oil and glitter. I have to wash my bath right after my bath. I will not be buying this formula in the future or asking it for Christmas.

THE FACE SHOP Herb Day Lips And Eye Wipes: I will rebuy this product again. I worked great when I want to change my lipstick without leave a oily film behind.

Nivea Essentials Lip Balm X2: I will not be rebuying this type of Nivea lip balm. I found it was not as great as the ones I use before. The formula was quiet drying on the lips.

 

Full Size: 22+18=40

Deluxe Size:11+1=11

Foil Size: 1

Total All Together:52

How many Cruelty Product:33

How many Batch Cruelty Free Product:0

How Many Cruelty Free Products:19

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

 

 

Bi Weekly Empties #3 2017

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

My name is Samantha. I love spending time in the sun. I blog Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For the next few blog post I will be another empties and a February haul blog post. I need a few more days to do some more product review before I can bring you my honest opinion.

So let see what I used up at the beginning of this month.

(CF)= Cruelty Free

(BCF)= Batch Cruelty Free

 

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Be Delectable Cake Beauty Coconut & Cream Body Scrub(CF): This scrub is a brown sugar scrub. I was not impress by the scrub. I found that is wasn’t much of a scrub since the partials were so very small. Scent was great. Not a rebuy for me unless I can’t find anything else better.

Colgate Total Alcohol Free Mouth Wash: I really just buy what ever alcohol free mouth wash. If it is on sale I will rebuy it.\

Gingerbread Latte Hand soap: I would rebuy this hand soap if I see it again at the dollarstore.

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Hand Cream(CF): I buy a few blood orange product every summer. I will be rebuying this brand again and this product.

Beyonce Heat Perfume: yes I will rebuy this perfume again. I will mainly buy if it comes in a set or is on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart in there 19.99 perfume section.

Garnier Ultra Lift Eye Cream: I will not rebuy this product. It did work on crow feet but it didn’t lift anything and didn’t work on dark circles.

Cotton pads: My husband bought this brand by I love the fluffs brand of cotton pads. I will not be rebuy.

 

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No Name Sharpner: No Rebuy.

Miu Miu Perfume: I won’t be rebuying.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil In Pumpkin Pie(CF): This product didn’t really smell like pumpkin pie. It smelled more like nutmeg and all spice. If it came out in the large tub size I would rebuy it.

The Body Shop Frosted Berries Sugar Body Scrub(CF): I would buy this product for scent alone.

 

Full Size: 15 +7=22

Deluxe Size:7+4=11

Foil Size: 1

Total All Together: 34

How many Cruelty Product:22

How many Batch Cruelty Free Product:0

How Many Cruelty Free Products:12

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

Book Review: Brooklyn By Colin Toibin

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About the book(Goodreads):

Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.

Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.

My thoughts:

I really like this book. I felt it have a great moral about the grass being greener on the other side. I felt that most of the characters were a little blend. I also felt that Eilis would have done more in Brooklyn then what was written that she did. I also felt that Ireland would have more to offer as well.

I give the book 3 stars out of 5 stars.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Product Review:John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Collection

Hello Everyone,

I was sent by Glam Sense and John Frieda for a honest review.

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John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lighting Shampoo

About the product(From John Frieda website):

  • Give your brunette hair a natural-looking, illuminating glow. Formulated with honey and marigold flower extract, our Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter® Subtle Lightening Shampoo cleanses and gradually infuses golden tones to illuminate the spectrum of your brunette colour.
  • Ammonia and peroxide-free
  • For natural or colour-treated hair and for use on highlights and lowlights.

My Thoughts:

This shampoo have the color of tarnish copper. Sadly this shampoo made my scalp oily and feeling unclean.Even though I was my hair twice per a shower.  It  didn’t work lighting my hair at all. Also it have a very chemical scent.

Will I be rebuy this product? No

I give this shampoo 1 star out of 5 stars.

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John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Subtle Lightening Conditioner

About the product(John Frieda Website):

  • Hydrate your hair with a natural-looking, illuminating glow. Formulated with honey and marigold flower extract, our Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter® Subtle Lightening Conditioner moisturizes your hair and illuminates the spectrum of brunette tones.
  • Ammonia and peroxide-free
  • For natural or colour-treated hair and for use on highlights and lowlights.

My thoughts:

The color of the conditioner is like a coffee cream with a caramel drizzle on top. I love this product it did lighten my hair and then it took the turn from great to bad. It lighten my hair slightly to a shade I was okay then after a while I ended up with a red copper at the ends of my hair and really dry ends. It also has the chemical scent same as the shampoo.

Will I be rebuying? No

I give this product 1 star out of 5 stars.

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John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brightener In Shower Lightening Treatment

About the product(John Frieda Website):

  • Brunettes, step into the spotlight! Instantly brighten up your brunette for a sun-kissed glow.
  • Our in-shower treatment illuminates for instantly brighter highlights and a sunlit glow in just 1 wash. Lightens only your natural brunette spectrum, so hair won’t appear bleached or orange.

My Thoughts:

I didn’t use this product after the horrible results from the other products and my issues of it having 10% hydrogen peroxide in it. Which is called a mild bleach but a bleach is a bleach. If I am ever going to bleach my hair. I rather do it with a professional hair dresser then at home by myself.

So this product has not rating.

So overall review: It lighten my hair but only the last 3 inches of my hair and nothing else. I have decide to get it those three inches cut off since they are dry. I am also a bit sad that they didn’t keep with the old formula from way back then. It once was my ride or die shampoo brand.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

Product Review: Lush Cosmetics Igloo Soap

Hello Everyone,

 

I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

 

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About the product:

Pop into one of our shops to marvel at our fabulous multicolored Igloo built entirely out of soap! Dusted with sodium bicarbonate, these heavenly rose and lemon-scented soap bricks look like giant pieces of Turkish delight. Get a lather going for clean, subtly scented skin and to enjoy a bright, uplifting perfume.

It’s Vegan and Cruelty Free.

My thoughts:

I don’t really smell a rose scent. I get mostly lemon. I do really enjoy this soap. I hear this soap is the soap version of rose jam shower gel. I can’t really see that since my soap as I said smells more like a lemon cough drop.  I also found it lather nicely to its last use.

 

I love it and would rebuy it.

I give this soap 4 stars out of 5 stars.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Video Game Review: Attack On Friday Monsters

Hello Everyone,

I thought since I was doing review for the next two weeks. I thought I might as well as three video games reviews in the mix. This will be the first video game review.

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The Story is about a boy name Sohta whose family runs a dry cleaner business decide to move to a place where monsters attack every Friday.   Sohta goes around town trying to find out why monsters attack every Friday. It also has a side monster card game.

 

My thoughts:

I love the story is was very Godzilla based. The graphics where nice and clean. There was no lagging while playing. The only downside was that the main story can be finished in 1 hr and 30 mins. The monster card game can still be played but I didn’t love the monster game.

I would say if you are interested in playing this game get it while it is on sale and not pay the full price.

I give this game 3 stars out of 5 stars.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

 

Product Review: Secret Jewels Winter Wonderland

Hello Everyone,

As you know I bought and feature it in my beauty gift guide last year for Christmas. So today I thought I would do a review.

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The soap scent is spiced vanilla.

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The jewellery was a pair of Diamond shaped earrings. I don’t know the value of the earrings.

My thoughts:

The soap foam and was wonderful to use at the beginning. After I got to the jewellery the soap lost all its moisture and started to feel drying. The soap started to crack and peel off in layers.

I won’t be buying this soap again. I also felt the jewellery was underwhelming

I give this product 1 star out of 5 stars.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Book Review: Poisoned Iris By Cindy Mezni

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

My name is Samantha. I just reached 300 amazing followers. I post on Mondays, Wednesdays And Fridays.

I received this book for a honest review from the author.

 

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About the book(Goodreads):

Athens was once the cradle of civilization. Now it’s slowly but surely becoming the tomb of humanity.

The Red Plague, a violent virus which had run rampant decades ago, left its imprint on the planet and the flesh of men. All that remains of the modern world is an endless wasteland of ruins—Erebos—and two cities—Elysion, the obscure island of the Non-Infecteds about which no one knows a thing, and, Tartaros, the crumbling town of the Infecteds where despair, hatred, violence and poverty are the operative words.

And at the heart of this universe lives Irisya, a sixteen-year-old Non-Infected girl, staying recluse in her home to be safe and relying on her brother, Memphis, for everything.

But then, one day, he disappears without a trace.

Irisya has no choice. To save him, to survive, she will have to brave all the dangers of the outside world.

 

My Thougthts:

I really love how the author kept Irisya as innocence character  for most of the book.  I also like the fact it didn’t just show one side of the story but show all expects of how the illness effected everyone from the poor to the rich.

I love the world building  and the development of all characters not just Irisya.

My only problem was that when Irisya was running through the town to get from point a to b. Every building was in good shape and fine. I would have love to see building that have been burnt down and roof missing roof tiles.

 

I give this book 4 stars out of 5 stars.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)