Happy July 4th to my American friends! Hope you’re enjoying the extra day off. We Canadians just came out of a long weekend and are cursing you guys right now… 😆
Since I missed May’s Trash Stash, this is a combined empties post for both months. Hold onto your hats!
I finished some long-time favourites and items that have been with me for years.
I posted my list of beauty discoveries in 2014 when I started this blog so I thought I’d continue the tradition this year. I consider something a “discovery” if it’s new to me, not necessarily something that was launched that year. Since I was on a No-Buy all year, I was either using up items in my stash or opening up unopened products that I had hoarded. I decided on the Top 15 since I saw it on Classic Maggie’s blog (I suppose next year I’ll need to list 16 items?) I’ll differentiate the Rediscoveries with (R) and New discoveries with (N) on my list.
Where available, I’ve linked to blog posts where I’ve either reviewed or mentioned the products. In no particular order:
I may have mentioned before that I’ve got sensitive skin. This applies not only to my face but also to my body. I get random contact dermatitis and hives fairly frequently. In fact, I’m actually allergic to an ingredient that is supposed to help with skin irritation and healing: bacitracin. This ingredient is found in common topical ointments such as Polysporin / Neosporin. I’ve been wanting to find an alternative if I ever needed something to help heal my skin. I stumbled upon Bioderma Cicabio Crème:
In English it reads: Soothing Repairing Cream for irritated damaged skin. Sounds promising. I kept this unopened until I had an opportunity to try it out recently.