Thursday, February 28, 2013

Only a month late.... January Empties

So I think this is the longest I procrastinated on an empties. But it is okay! Because late is better than never! 



Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum - I got this at a Caudalie deluxe sample at a Caudalie event at The Plaza. This sample lasted me FOREVERRR..... It was very light, thin and it spreads easily. It has a very pleasant perfumed scent. Because it is a firming serum, I mainly apply it on my forehead and my neck. I don't know if it is really doing anything... at 26 my wrinkles aren't super apparent... (THANK GOODNESS!!) I wouldn't repurchase this because of the price point (I think it is $88) and it isn't something that I want to focus on right now.
Repurchase: No
Rating: Okay


Biodroga Systems Special Care AHA Gesichts fluid - My friend bought this at a spa months ago. The facialist sold it to her to help with her uneven skin tone. Turns out it costs her almost twice as much the product MSRP and it broke her out. Since she paid so much for it, she decided to give it to me. (Okay so I asked for it, since I didn't want her to throw it away.) It has a artificial perfumed smell that was a little overwhelming at first but you get use to it. I loved the pump glass jar packaging. Overall I did like this product but I am not wowed by it. It gave me a slight noticeable difference in my skin tone. This tube lasted me a few months. It spreads fairly easily and absorbs well. Would I repurchase? Probably not. I rather have something that is more easily accessible. 
Repurchase: No
Rating: Okay




I <3 Sasatinnie Aloe Vera & Green Apple mask - I got this as part of a swap with Jacq. It was a good mask. It was a good pick me up for my overly dry skin. The hydration didn't last overnight but it did give me a shot of moisture that my skin needed. 
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Okay

My Face Works I Need to Heal Aloe Vera Face Mask - I think I received this in my very first BirchBox back in 2011. I was using a black face mask the kind you  peel off after it dries. I didn't take into account how dry my skin was and it just irritated is so badly and I saw this in my stash. The title "I need to Heal" spoke to me. It re-hydrated my skin and I was so happy to have this. That being said, I think overall the mask is just okay. It packed a lot of product and works well for a quick boost. The hydration didn't last past the initial 2 hours and I am very fickle when it comes to masks. I might never stick to one type of mask. 
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Okay



Joseristini H2O Hydrating Gel - I got this from Jacq. I don't know how I feel about this product. It has a weird goopy gel texture. It is very interesting but I don't know how I feel about it yet. 

Etude House  Collagen Moistfull Essence-In Base and Essence-In Foundation - The Base applies a pale green color. I can only assume it is to cancel out redness. The Founation covers well. It has a good solid Medium coverage. The foundation feels light and the color is light enough to match my very pale skin which I love! It blends easily. The finish is dewy. I normally don't like a dewy foundation but this is acceptable. 
Purchase: No
Rating: Okay



Laneige Water Supreme Foundation SPF 15 PA+ - The color matches me well. It is pale enough which is hard to find because my face is darker than my neck and chest so I always try to find a lighter color foundation. It has a light to medium coverage and I love that it looks like skin. It is not hydrating but not drying. I definitely have to moisturize well before using this product. One othre issue is it doesn't last through the day on me. However nothing really does but I think it fades a litle quicker than most other foundations. Laneige isn't readily accessible for me but if I would definitely consider purchasing this. 
Purchase: Yes
Rating: Hurray


Pur-lisse Pur-Product essential daily moisturizer - Ah.. this little packet... I hated this product! The product claims to absorb quickly for a grease-free application. First of all, it was very greasy and it doesn't absorb quickly at all. It also broke it out. I only used it twice before this half full packet needed to be trashed. 
Purchase: No Way!!
Rating: No Way!


Origins Dr. Andrew Weil Mega-Bright serum - I was always intrigued by this product so I am happy to try this product. It has a very citrus scent but it is pleasant. I don't think I liked it enough to make a purchase but I am happy to have the chance try this. 
Purchase: No
Rating: Okay

So super late empties... I will work on the February empties. I just glanced at the bag so it looks a little more interesting than this one. 


3 comments:

  1. Nice read. I use to love joseristine moisturizers when I started with skin care. Maybe we are spoilt with better skin cares now?
    Waiting for ur feb empties!

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  2. Great post! I had very few empties for this past month.. not worthy to show. lol!

    xo – Sheila
    Win a $30 Target giftcard!!

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