Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Up to Date Empties

So... I went to look and I haven't done an empties post in almost half a year.... D=

How that is possible (Cough laziness Cough) I have no (yes I do) idea. 

So I thought I would get on my lazy butt and do a catch up post. 




Colgate Optic White Toothpaste - This is my new go to toothpaste. Not because it tastes good or anything. It does whiten your teeth. About one or two shades the different isn't dramatic but it is definitely noticeable. I've always wanted white teeth but due to bad dental hygiene in my younger years I have to work that much harder now. Kids remember to brush your teeth!!!
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Okay 


Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Treatment - This is my new Holy Grail deep conditioner. I love this stuff. It makes my truly soft and doesn't have any silicone in it like most conditioners do. Now this compared to my old favorite the Aussie 3 minute miracle, this doesn't have AS soft of a silky feel however the Aussie coats your hair with silicone and this one I feel really hydrates your hair. I only put this on my ears downward and I use a volumizing conditioner on my roots. 
Repurchase: Yes (Almost done with another one 2 more backups!)
Rating: Holy Grail


Lancome Bi-Facil - A staple in my empties post. These are the minis that come with GWP. I still have a few to go through. 
Repurchase: No (The full size is too expensive)
Rating: Yay!


The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Body Butter - If you like Rose scents you will love this. I however am not a huge fan. I bought it during the end of the year sale (Haul here) and I am slowly going through them. It is lighter than the typical Body Butters from The Body Shop. I liked it but I won't buy it again. The scent is strong and unless they are doing the $5 promotion I probably won't be picking up anymore.
 Repurchase: No
Rating: Nay

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant - This pops up in my empties every few months. My favorite deodorant in the world. If you have a problem with over productive sweat glands this is your solution! It is on the priceier side when compared to other deordorants but I love it. I am willing to venture out and try the Dove Clinical strength once I run out of back ups. 
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Holy Grail


Nexcare Acne Dressing - I heard about this from MszJackieChu and I thought this would be such a miracle product! I requested a pack from Jacq and I loved it! She sent me a new box of goodies which I will post soon that has more of these <3 nbsp="" p="">

A little more about this product. If you have a pimple that already has the white puss part showing you slap this on overnight (or for a few hours) and it will suck out the white part. So instead of you popping the pimple and leaving a scar, this will get the dirt out and in a few days your skin will be completely healed! Love it!
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Holy Grail


Boscia Peppermint Oil Absorbing sheets and a freebie pack of oil absorbing sheets from Nexcare product above - Some people love the Boscia Blotting sheets, I am not one of them. I bought them when they were going on for $5 a pack at Sephora a few Christmas'es ago and they are just okay. I don't think they are too oil absorbing nor do they do a great job at blotting away the shine. I much prefer the Clean and Clear ones. Heck even the freebie pack was better! 
Repurchase: No
Rating: Nay


Caudalie Lip Conditioner - My friend swears by this. However the bullet has broke in half for her dude to heat. I personally have never had this problem but I don't carry mine in my purse. This is strictly my nighttime lip balm. At first I didn't like the consistency. The bullet was very stiff and it didn't glide as easily as most moisturizing lip balms go. Almost like how some lip balms almost melt when they hit your lips this does not feel that way. There are positives to this, I find the product lasts longer because your not wasting extra product and packing on product on your lips. It does seem last all night and when I wake up in the morning, my lips still feel moisturized. Granted I still need to reapply some lip balm in the morning but it is a wonderful product nonetheless. I think this would definitely be in my top 3 lip balms of all time. However seeing as how this is $12 a stick, this is more of a spluge product for me. There are other lip balms that I like for 1/3 of the price.
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Yay!

Elizabeth Arden Good Morning Eye Treatment - I bought this on a whim, this is the full size eye treatment by Elizabeth Arden. I don't think it did anything. It was very light and absorbed fairly quickly. Nothing special in my opinion. 
Repurchase: No
Rating: Nay

Origins Checks and Balances Cleanser - I always wanted to try this cleanser and I received this in a BirchBox back in January 2012. (Post here) I finally got around to it. I remember Lisasz09 mention the full size lasted her over a year so I was looking forward to see how long this little sample would last me. This 1oz sample gave me a good 2 months of use which I think is about average for a sample cleanser. As for the product itself, I thought it was just okay. I don't see any difference in my skin. It does foam up a bit in my Clarisonic which is good but not overly so. I can't really say it balanced out my skin because my skin has been super temperamental the last year. I might end up buying a full size at some point just to retry this product in the future. 
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Okay

Naruko AmPm super triple HA skin hydrator - This was an okay product. I liked the consistency but didn't think it did much for my skin. It is more of a "filler" step. I might try more from the AmPM line in the future.
Repurchase: No
Rating: Okay

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser with Brown Sugar, Sweet Almond and Oats - (Product names are getting too long...) Another item I got from a BirchBox. I think I got this back in late 2011... I don't use this often but I do love this exfoliating cleanser. It basically is a brown sugar cleanser and melts and you rub it in. I love that it isn't to harsh for a physical exfoliater. If your a regular user of scrubs this will be too gentle for you. For me this is perfect. I hope to pick up a full size soon.
Repurchase: Yes
Rating: Yay!  

Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector - I didn't like this. I know a lot of people rave about this but I might prefer Genifique over Visionaire. This is a creamy lotion consistency serum and is a little too heavy for my skin. 
Repurchase: No
Rating: Nay

Lancome Genifique - I love the consistency and results from this serum. It has a gel texture that I am very fond of in my serums and absorbs quickly and yet not to the point where you felt like you didn't put anything on. I am considering buying a full size of this when I spot a good sale or GWP. 
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Yay

Avon Lavender Cuticle Oil - I don't even want to think about how old this product is. I purchased it back in my early college days. I do love the pen dispenser because it keeps my fingers clean. Usually with cuticle oils you have to stick your finger in it and rub it on your fingers. I just apply it directly to my cuticles. The product was okay, it did its job but wasn't anything amazing. I am pretty sure it is discontinued. I would look for another cuticle oil that has a similar dispenser in the future. 
Repurchase: Discountined
Rating: Okay

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm - Another Birchbox sample (I am really going through my minis!) I was happy to receive this little pot of joy. The jar was made of glass which impressed me considering it was a sample. It has a balm texture hence the name. The product was lovely however like most eye creams I am not sure if it did anything for me. I did like using it and the small pot lasted me a few months. 
Repurchase: Maybe
Rating: Okay


Netrogena Oil-free Cleansing Wipes in Grapefruit - I bought these to use at the gym. They were okay. They stung slightly but that didn't really bother me. The scent however is really strong! It permeated through my bag. It wasn't necessarily a bad smell just very strong. 
Repurchase: No
Rating: Nay

Too Face Shadow Insurance - It takes me a year to get through a tube and this one took me longer than usual since I wasn't wearing eye shadow as often. This is my favorite eye base because of the squeeze tube packaging. Very hygienic and you can use all the product. I am going through all my mini eye bases and I will probably go back and repurchase this. 
Repurchase: Yes but not yet
Rating: Yay

Eyebrow Shaver - These things are a life changer. I absolutely love them! I am not particular to a brand but I think these are my favorite. I picked this up in a three pack at a Pathmark supermarket and I have no idea what the brand is. (I know I owe you a Pic tutorial Carol! I promise I will do it!!... eventually.... ^^)

Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Futti - Finally I finished a lipstick! I have a review of this here! In short, it was nice but not as great as everyone raves and I would not buy again. 
Repurchase: No
Rating: Okay

Went through a few face masks. I try to remember to use them, most of the time I just forget.... 


Phew! I finally finished writing this post! I been really slacking with this empties. I think it took me... 3 weeks (=O) to finish this post in which I now have a new set of empties to write about. I do love reading empties and writing empties posts. I just need to not let my bag of empties get too out of hand... 

6 comments:

  1. ;) better late than never! empties can be so relieving to do/read!

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