the body shop

Top 5 – March


March was a weird month. Extremely uneventful and dull. My working days are getting longer and my days off are getting more and more stressful with adult life (this seems to be a reoccurring sentiment each and every month). Either way, the month was dotted with one or two days with a bit of eyeshadow, but mainly just days of cleansing and moisturizing; trying to maintain some semblance of alertness after 60 hour work weeks.

On occasion, when I actually managed to look nice this past month, I turned to my most recent favourite and coveted Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye palette. I absolutely love the neutral shades and the amazing coverage that these high quality shadows give. I’ve tried more than a dozen different looks over the past few months with this palette and I seriously can’t get enough of it! I reach for this any day that I need a bit of a pick-me-up!


Empties #6


As the pile in the corner has escaped the confines of it’s box and the cat has started playing with empty product bottles instead of his toys, I thought it was about time for another empties post. You know, those posts where I share my garbage with you! I still think the idea of an empties post is funny (even though I’m 6 deep now), but I truly speak from experience when I say that these kind of posts show what I’ve liked enough to finish – so let’s take a look.

I’ll start with the hair – My first empty is the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner that I used every single day until the bottle was gone. I absolutely loved it and have already repurchased. My hair certainly needs any extra help it can get when it comes to moisture, so a leave in conditioner spray is something that I need every single day. I also went through another set of the John Freida Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Shampoo and ConditionerI recently coloured my hair just a little darker, and unfortunately my 24 year old grey hairs (no I’m not kidding) have caused me to continue. I love this nourishing formula and it protects my colour treated hair wash after wash. A little sample bottle of the Bumble and Bumble Beach Waves salt spray was finally finished, but I wouldn’t say I was a fan of this one. Didn’t do anything for my hair. And then finally, the last hair product that has already been repurchased is the It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin which is a MUST if you have tangled curly hair like me. This works great as a daily moisture lock treatment, but also really helps when you’re trying to comb out those tangles.

Moving on to the body – as usual I have a few empty Body Shop bottles. The first is the Satsuma Body Scrub which I had lying around from a Black Friday mass gift bag. I love the formula of the Body Shop’s scrubs, but I’m not the biggest fan of the Satsuma line. And of course, another bottle of my favourite and already repurchased on a larger scale Olive Shower Gel. And to round it all out, two small travel sized items – the Olive Body Lotion and the Coconut Body Scrub.

And last but not least the face – Two more Body Shop items fall in this category as well (I really love the Body Shop). The first is the Chamomile Gentle Eye-Makeup Remover which, truthfully, I’m not a fan of. I mainly used this product all up just to get rid of it and move on to the next. It works great, but smells gross. The second is the Vitamin E Face Mist, which I use every day when I get out of the shower. I just finished this one up yesterday and it’s my second or third bottle. Even though I am extremely fond of it, I may go back to the Lush Breath of Fresh Air spray just for a change. I also managed to squeeze the last drop out of my beloved Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel which I have yet to repurchase, but am yearning for daily. And finally, two small makeup items. Not at all surprised I finished up the Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Eraser as it’s one of the best products I’ve ever used. And the CK One Mascara, which dried up on me.

What have you been loving enough to finish to the last drop? Share some of your most repeated empties in the comments below!


Lipstick & L’Attitude’s Favourites Giveaway!


Tomorrow might be my 24th Birthday but I have a gift for YOU! I’ve picked up a few of my favourite items that I’ve ranted about several times over the last year or two and I want to share them with you in my first ever giveaway contest! So over the Thanksgiving weekend sneak away from dinner for a sec and fill out the Rafflecopter form below! Just give me a like and follow and you’ll automatically be entered in the giveaway! Winner will be announced in one week (Sunday October 18th).

So what can you win? All 7 items in the picture above – my all-time favourite Cat Walk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier Cream, the Nyx Smokey Eyeshadow Palette, the Body Shop’s Olive soap, my favourite Real Technique’s Brush the Expert Face Brush, a bottle of Gosh Nail Lacquer in the shade Boot Campmy everyday favourite lipstick Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in the shade 104, and last but not least you get it all in this adorable Kit makeup bag. It’s a total value of approximately $85 and it’s all for you! Just sign up below my friends!

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