Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
I've tried a number of Andalou Naturals products over the last few months and the Apricot Cleansing Milk is one of my favorite discoveries from the brand. With a rich cream consistency, it feels very gentle and hydrating and glides over the skin effortlessly. It's not the best for removing makeup, but I like it a lot as a morning cleanse or following another makeup remover.
Repurchase? I haven't so far, but I can certainly see myself coming back to this cleanser in the future.
Holiskin Citrus Passion Body Oil* [Review]
A great body oil that absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling super silky and soft. Very moisturizing, but still lightweight - enough so that I even used it on dry skin some of the time. The Citrus Passion scent mostly smelled like lime to me and I loved it for the spring/summertime.
Repurchase? I'm seriously considering it.
Green Beaver Frosty Mint Extra Gentle Castile Sunflower Soap
I've gone through a number of these bars and I like them. The blend of coconut, sunflower, and castor seed oils is non-drying and makes a great creamy lather. This particular bar did suffer from a mild case of Dreaded Orange Spots, which while usually just an aesthetic problem, is something I'm not sure how I feel about in a commercial soap.
Repurchase? I don't know.
Carina Daily Moisturizing Shampoo
Not my favorite shampoo, although it did smell great. I used maybe a third of the bottle on my hair and delegated the rest to makeup brush washing duty. It did well in that capacity, but with palm oil as the second ingredient - after water - it isn't something I'd buy again.
Balanced Guru Tone It Deeply, Smoothly and Lightly [Review]
I'm really happy I tried these trial size toners from Balanced Guru. My favorite of the three was Tone It Lightly, a purifying toner that did a fantastic job refreshing the skin and keeping pores clean. I also enjoyed using Tone It Smoothly, mainly in combination with different face masks. Tone It Deeply was less of a hit for me, but still an okay product.
Repurchase? Possibly. I've especially missed using Tone It Lightly since finishing these.
Black Rose Minerals Zealous Eye Shadow (sample) [Review]
Black Rose Minerals eye shadows are great quality: smooth, pigmented, and easy to blend. Zealous was a pearly cream/pale gold color that made an excellent inner corner highlight.
Repurchase? Maybe. I wouldn't place an order just for this color, but if I was ordering already...
Silk Naturals Cucumber Peptide Eye Cream (sample)
I've never really ventured into Silk Naturals skincare, but I was curious about this eye cream for the peptides, which usually only appear in much more costly lines. The sample lasted about a week and a half with twice daily use and I didn't notice much difference during that time. Perhaps using it for longer would yield better results, but I wasn't impressed enough to buy more right away.
Repurchase? Probably not.
Weleda Citrus Deodorant [Review]
I like the Weleda deodorants, particularly for combining with other deodorants that might need a little extra boost. They're a little expensive for what they are - water, alcohol and essential oils - but they work well and a bottle lasts ages, so I do think they're worth the price.
Repurchase? I haven't so far, but I'm sure I will at some point.
Karooch Hazelnut Oil
Hazelnut oil is one of my skin's favorite oils. It's an ingredient in a number of my favorite face oil blends and I loved using the single oil as well. I used it on its own and also enjoyed mixing a few drops into different oils and creams.
Repurchase? Definitely will buy again, although Karooch doesn't seem to sell it anymore.
Earthpaste Wintergreen Toothpaste [Review]
This was probably my tenth tube of Earthpaste. Obviously I like it, but I wish there were more flavors as I'm getting a little tired of the current options. Nonetheless, I'll continue to buy it until I find another affordable glycerin-free toothpaste that I like just as much.
Repurchase? Yes, I already have.
Rocky Mountain Soap Vanilla Candy Cane Lip Butter [Review]
This lip butter came as part of a limited edition holiday set and I really enjoyed it. I liked it in the winter, but I've enjoyed it even more since the weather has warmed up. With warmer temperatures, the texture became just a bit softer and butterier which resulted in a slightly thicker application onto the lips that I preferred.
Repurchase? Yes! I'd buy this again come winter, or maybe sooner in a different scent.
One Love Organics Vitamin E Eye Balm and Morning Glory Serum (samples)
There's been a lot of blogger love for the Vitamin E Eye Balm, but it didn't do it for me. It's a pretty solid balm that needs to be softened between your fingers before applying onto the face. Not a dealbreaker in and of itself, but I didn't notice any great results, so it doesn't seem worth the extra effort. I did enjoy Morning Glory, though it's been significantly reformulated since this sample. I haven't tried the current version to compare.
Dr. Alkaitis Eye Creme (sample)
With great reviews and wonderful ingredients, I really wanted to like this eye cream, but it stung the heck out of my eyes! I ended up using most of the sample on my body.
Total Products Used Up in June
Skincare: 3 (Lip Balms: 1 )
Skin/Body/Hair Samples: 7
Makeup Samples: 1
Total Products Used Up in 2015
Skincare: 21 (Lip Balms: 7)
Skin/Body/Hair Samples: 49
Makeup Samples: 12
Contains affiliate links