Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Empties 2013

Ah ha! I did it! All caught up with my empties.... Finally I can clear my shelf.... 


Another RENU contact solution travel size. I think this is my last one so yippee!
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Okay


BI-FACIL Eye Makeup Remover - I am so happy I have so many minis though my stash is slowly dwindling. I think I have about 3-4 left... 
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Hurray!




SANA cleansing oil - I went to Mitsuwa (Japanese market) and there was this sales lady in the makeup/skincare isle. She was super nice and tried to sell me a some products. I was looking for a new cleansing oil at the time so I decided to give this a try. I think she said something to do with mushrooms? But I think I see something to do with soy? No idea this was MONTHS ago.... anyways I broke out this bad boy back in September I think.... so this lasted me... 8 months!! =O
It has a very good pump. I typically only need about 3/4 of a pump for my face. It does remove my makeup fairly well. But to be honest after a 12 hour day there isn't much left to remove as far as I can tell. I like that it isn't a runnier oil. It doesn't really emulsify which is kinda a downer for me. It doesn't have a fragrance which is always a plus. I truly enjoyed this cleansing oil. 
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Hurray!

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam - I have a review of it here, This was one of the very first cleansers I ever used. I think this was before their reformulation. I had this for a while and decided it was time to use it. My feelings haven't changed about this product. It is still definitely Holy Grail material for me. I might purchase a full size down the line but for now I want to try out some other cleansers.
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Hurray

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner - I have a review of this toner here. As mentioned I loved this toner. This made my skin feel refreshed and clean. I think I am going to switch to using Witch Hazel for a while. I purchased a huge bottle at my local Rite Aid so I am set. I might repurchase this in the future.
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Hurray!


The Body Shop Blueberry body butter - I picked this up back in January (Post here) and I purchased a couple body butters when they were running their sale. I have no idea why this caught my eye but I grabbed it anyways. I thought this was going to the the last one I finished since I am not particularly fond of blueberries. Boy was I wrong!! I finished this first because I liked the scent and it is not overpowering like the other ones I picked up. (I love Papaya also but I didn't want to finish that one up too quickly) When I slathered this on before I climbed into the bed the smell is actually sort of soothing. I am not a believer in aromatherapy. Mostly because strong scents tend to give me a headache. This one I really liked. As for moisturizing. It does okay. It is somewhere between a tad to light for winter and a tad to heavy for summer. 
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Hurray!


Cotton Squares - I am kind of sad... this was my last bag of japanese cotton squares. It is going to be a while till I have a chance to restock. I been spoiled by these babies. In a rush for cotton squares I swing by my nearest Sephora and picked up a pack of the Shiseido Cotton. I think I might have liked these better... 
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Hurray!


I got this lip balm from a ex coworker years ago.... Probably had this longer than I should. I really love the smell. Can you guess what it smells like? Only downside was it was in a pot. But I guess that is part of its appeal. I don't like dipping my fingers in a pot so I have been using it at night with a brush. (Pic back in October) It is a decent lip balm but it will not heal the chapped lips.  
Repurchase: No
Rating: Okay


Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm - This little .5 oz pot lasted me quite a long time. I got this in my BirchBox a while back. It is an okay eye cream. If it gets in your eye it does sting mildly. It is definitely a "balm" consistency. Very light, definitely not a heavy eye cream. I don't notice many results but then again I don't have a lot of under eye circles or fine lines to worry about YET. I would say this is the best eye cream I have used so far but I haven't liked any eye cream I've used thus far. I would say it is okay. At $65 I think I will go experient around before I commit to this eye cream.
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Okay


L'Occitane hand cream in Shea Butter - This is definitely a cult favorite kind of product. I can see why. It has just the right amount of thickness to be very moisturizing but not overly heavy. It sinks in nicely. If my hands need a moisture boost I would definitely reach for this. If you have really dry and cracked hands this alone won't be sufficient but for a good hand cream this definitely takes the cake.  I don't particularly like the Shea Butter scent but that is just me. I love the squeeze tube packaging. The material is very flexible which allows you to really squeeze every last drop out of the tube. Definitly a plus for the people like me who don't like to waste product.
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Okay (Because of scent)




Crabtree and Evelyn Citron Honey and Coriander Hand Therapy - This is by far my favorite scent of all time when it comes to lotions. I could bath myself in this stuff. I was first introduced to it as some bath supplies from a hotel I was staying at and I absolutely loved the scent. I picked this baby up at one of their outlet locations. They were doing a 2/30 promo so it is not a inexpensive hand cream. I jumped at the opportunity and grabbed two. One I kept and one I gave to my friend Annie who shares my obsession with this scent. As for moisturizing I would have to say this is mediocre at best. It is a light hand cream, definitely not sufficient in the colder months or if your hands are dying of thirst. Nonetheless I truly love this scent. I was very sad to see this tube go. As for as packaging goes I like that it is in a tube form but i prefer the L'Occitane packaging. The aluminum-type material gives the tube the weirdest dents and makes it harder to squeeze out the product. The cap also isn't as secure as the L'Occitane one either. If you ever have the chance I would highly recommend you go and give this a whiff. 
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Hurray!




I am so happy to be all caught up with my empties. Truthfully I didn't think I could do it! Empties posts are my favorite posts to read/write and they also are very time consuming. I hope you enjoyed this mini empties marathon. Hopefully it will the last one time I fall this far behind. =D

Ari~



4 comments:

  1. I like both loccitane and the Crabtree citron scent :)

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  2. I like the Tea Tree toner, I'm using the Lush one and I love it. Maybe I'll try this.

    http://anewgalintown.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/productos-terminados-i-empties-finished.html

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  3. I like the Tea Tree toner, I'm using the Lush one and I love it. Maybe I'll try this.

    http://anewgalintown.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/productos-terminados-i-empties-finished.html

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