Sunday, February 12, 2017

Empties #22

Here are all of the products I finished in December & January:

beauty empties

7 Wonders Himalayan Camellia Pore Minimizing Sheet Mask
(Birchbox) Sheet masks are becoming my go-to for convenience. I didn't notice a major improvement in my skin after using this one.

Acure Organics Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub
(Birchbox Sample) This scrub was really weird. It was very fragrant, in a natural way. It was almost the color of coffee. I ended up using this on my body instead of my face - the smell and color was just too much for me to handle. I prefer more abrasive scrubs. I wasn't really a fan of this one.




AHAVA Dead Sea Plants Body Sorbet in Mandarin and Cedarwood*
(GWP Deluxe Sample) I just recently discovered AHAVA products. I liked this lotion and the scent too. The small bottle was great for on-the-go. I just prefer coconut oil.

Almay Clear Complexion Concealer in Light
This worked really well at covering blemishes and redness. I might repurchase this in the future.

Assured Cotton Rounds (80ct)
Compared to Swisspers Premium rounds, these are terrible. They fall apart so easily. I won't be cheaping out again.

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Comforting Whipped Soufflé
At first, I was disappointed in this product. For some reason, I thought I was purchasing a body butter. "Whipped soufflé" is an accurate name. This lotion grew on me. I liked the scent, I just prefer richer creams or coconut oil.

belif Hungarian Water Essence*
(GWP Deluxe Sample) I cashed in some of my Sephora points a belif set. This was one of the products included. I felt like it did help with putting moisture back into my face. I used this with other creams. On its on, it didn't feel like much. I don't see myself repurchasing this product.

Benefit They're Real! Tinted Lash Primer*
(GWP Deluxe Sample) I only used this a few times. It just seemed like an unnecessary extra step that added more time. I wasn't happy with the outcome - sticky, droopy lashes. Mascara on its own works just fine for me.

Bikini Zone Medicated After Shave Gel
This is great at stopping razor burn and ingrown hairs. I just purchased another brand, but I'm sure I'll come back to this one again.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Water (100mL)
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Water (500mL)
This is a staple and an HG product for me. It just made my top 10 products list.

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm
(Sephora Play!) Sample) I love all things Caudalie. I enjoyed using this eye cream, but for the price, I didn't see major results.

Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil
(Sephora Play! Deluxe Sample) My hair felt amazing after using this mascara. However, I didn't care for the smell at all. It smells like a grandma wearing too much powdery perfume. Luckily, the scent only lingered for a few hours.

DenTek Complete Clean Easy Reach Floss Picks (75ct)
I picked these up at Kroger on a whim. I like how they are angled and featured a nice pick on the opposite end. They were a little annoying to store in comparison to the regular floss pickers. I'll probably repurchase these.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar Soap
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Soap
I wanted to try this soap for a while. It was great for my sensitive skin. I primarily used this as a shaving gel. It worked okay but I really prefer richer, buttery soaps.

Etude House My Lash Serum
I got this for under $5. I read it was supposed to make your eyebrows grow faster. I don't have any issues in the lash department but my eyebrows are another story! I'm not if this was effective or not. I used it every day for a month or two. I ending up switching to castor oil & vitamin E.

Gillette Venus Spa Breeze Razor Cartridge
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Lancome Hypnose Drama Volume Mascara
(Sephora Play! Sample) I found this mascara to be really wet and messy. I wasn't a fan.

Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution 
(Birchbox Sample) I can't believe Marcelle missed out on the chance to call this "Marcellar" water.  This micellar water was effective. For whatever reason, I still like Bioderma more.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in Fair
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Miss Spa Hydrate Facial Sheet Mask
I've been wanting to try this mask for so long. I've heard a lot of good reviews. I think for the $2 price tag, this mask is an effective treat. I'll probably purchase more of these soon.

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones
(Travel Size) I can't stop raving about this. I already purchased the full-size bottle.

Nivea Pearl & Beauty Roll-On Deodorant
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

NO7 Stay Perfect Blemish Cover in Light
This concealer was TERRIBLE for my normal-to-dry skin. I really wanted something for on the go and to cover blemishes as they appear. I only used about 20% of this concealer. It always turned into a cakey mess on me.

Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Plackers Dental Flossers (50ct)
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

ProfilePRO® Ultra Nourishing Oil
(Birchbox Sample) I really liked this scent. At first, I liked the sample packaging. Towards the end of the bottle, it was just too hard to get product out. I did think this product was effective I just prefer Moroccanoil more.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 
(Deluxe Sample) This is probably my favorite primer. I like the silicon feel and find it effective. I have a lot of samples to get through, but I'll probably repurchase this.

Suave Essential Daily Clarifying Shampoo
This was a very effective shampoo for under $2! It really got rid of all the product buildup in my hair. I'll definitely repurchase this.

Swisspers Hypoallergenic Cotton Rounds
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Tom's Of Maine Cool Mountain Mint Wicked Fresh! Mouthwash (3)
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator (Travel Size)
This is a staple and an HG product for me.

Wet n Wild Under the Sheets Makeup Remover Towelettes (10ct)
I absolutely hated these. I only used half the package. I didn't find them effective; they left so make makeup behind. They smell weird and really irritated my face.

candle review

Aromatique Cinnamon Cider Aroma Wax Melts (8ct)*
These were too cinnamon for me. I liked them but prefer more evergreen/fir candles around the holidays.

Aromatique The Smell of Christmas Potpourri*
I'm typically not a potpourri user but I was happy to receive this as a gift. The fragrance lasted over 3 months! I like how it provided decor and a Christmas scent in my guest bathroom.

Bath & Body Works Evergreen 3-Wick Candle (2) 
This is one of my favorites around the holiday time!

Bath & Body Works White Tea & Ginger 3-Wick Candle
I really like this scent; it's so fresh and clean. I'm currently burning a second jar!

Bella Beechwood Bergamot Tin Candle*
I really liked this in the tin. However, while burning - the throw just wasn't there.

Bella Island Moonlight Tin Candle*
This is supposedly a dupe for an Anthropologie candle. I'll admit, it does kind of smell like an Anthropologie store. I liked it so much I already bought a second tin.

Better Homes and Gardens Warm Rustic Woods Fragrance Cubes (6ct)
This scent is one of my favorites!

Festive Fir Fragranced Soy Candle*
I liked this scent in the jar but the throw just wasn't there.

Ikea Sinnlig Calming Spa Gray Candle
I loved this clean scent in the store. However, both the burn time and throw were lacking.

Scentsationals Zen Wax Cubes Value Pack (12ct)
This scent is one of my favorites!

White Barn Fresh Balsam 3-Wick Candle
This is my favorite scent around the holiday time. I wish I was able to get more but I had to settle for Evergreen.

* = This product was a gift.

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