Product Empties Part 1 2017
So, I was originally hoping to upload one empties post at the end of the year, but that’s just not happening, because my beauty trash is piling up a lot faster than I expected, so I figured I’d rather do an ‘Empties Post’ every once in a while instead.
And like I do with my favorites posts, I will link to full reviews at the end of the post.
First up I have the Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream.
Now, this is one of my favorite body creams/lotions because it sinks in very quickly, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or gross like a lot of body creams do.
I have also gone through several tubs of this, but it is a little bit more expencive, and I am trying out an other body cream at the moment, but I will definitly re-purchase this if I don’t find a cheaper alternative.
Next is the Rituals Zensational Foaming Shower Gel. Now, this one I got in a Glossybox, and I do have another one that I got in a set once in my shower, but this is a bit too expencive for me to buy, especially considering that it’s a shower gel, and I also feel like you need quite a bit when you use it, so it won’t really last you that long, which is a bummer.
But I do like it, and I would use it if I got it in a set, or in a subscription box, but I won’t re-purchase it on it’s own.
And last from Rituals I have the Body Scrub.
Now, this was also part of the set that I got, and this one I did really enjoy using, because it does contain a lot of sugar, but it also feels very hydrating which I appreciate.
I also like sugar scrubs because they dissolve when you rub it on your skin, and that can makes it easier to know when you’re ‘done scrubbing’ (downside to that is that it will dissolve if you aren’t fast enough) in comparison to other scrubs that use seeds or other scrubby things that doesn’t dissolve like sugar does.
However, I do use an other scrub at the moment, so I won’t re-purchase this right now, but I might buy it again in the future.
Next is the Soap And Glory Flake Away scrub, and this is the one that I’m currently using, and I have gone though several tubs of this in the past.
Now, this is one of those scrubs that doesn’t dissolve like the sugar scrubs does, which means that you can get a better scrub with this, especially if you’re like me and leaves the water on in your shower when you use a scrub, which is why I like this so much.
This is also leaves my skin feeling very hydrated, and I have already re-purchased this.
Moving on I have the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair hair mask.
Now, this is a sample size that I got in a subssscription box, and I have tried it before, and I did like it a lot when I tried it earlier, but now I just don’t think it did anything unique to my hair.
It did make it feel a little bit softer, but not as soft as other ones that I’ve tried, so I won’t buy a full size of this one.
Next is the Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Intense Oil Creme(Pre-Shampoo treatment) This is also a sample that I got in a subscription box, and I did likec it, but I didn’t like it enough to buy it.
Now, this does make my hair a little bit softer, but not so soft that I need to buy it. And I would much rather just use a hair mask, becuase I feel like it does the same thing, the only difference is that this is used on dry hair before you shampoo it, the other is used after.
This next one on the other hand is amazing! This is the Pantene Pro-V Deep Repair Mask.
Now, I actually think that this is the best hair mask that I’ve tried so far. It makes my hair feel so soft, it looks so shiny and healthy, and it’s inexpencive.
The only issue is that I cannot for the life of me find it anywhere. I find the shampoo and conditioner, but I can’t find this mask, and that makes me very sad, because I really want to re-purchase this.
Moving on I have the Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo for dark hair.
Now, this is one of the few dry shampoos that I’ve tried that doesn’t make my hair feel crunchy or stiff, like those volumizing dry shampoos does, and that is one of the biggest reasons that I use this one, because I cannot stand the feeling of product in my hair. Like, I need to be able to run my fingers through it, you know?
Now, this does make my hair look a little lesss greasy, and it works if I put my hair up in a ponytail or something, but it’s nothing spectacular.
However, I will keep re-purchasing this until I find something better.
Next up I have the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser.
This is like a very mild face scrub, and I do really enjoy using this in the morning, because it does help me keep my skin feeling smooth, and it does also feel like it wakes me up a little, so I do really like this and I will keep re-purchasing it.
Next I have the Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser.
I have gone through several tubes of this cleanser, and I have another one that I’m almost out of, but I have been using this for so long that I’m not sure if I’m gonna re-purchase this right away, or if I want to try something else next time.
But it is a good cleanser, and it doesn’t dry out my skin.
Moving on I have the Lancome Tonique Confort. This is a hydrating toner, and I really like this.
It doesn’t dry out my skin, but it does remove any residue/dirt that my cleanser didn’t get, and it’s very gentle on the skin.
However, I do try to only get it when I can get the 400ml bottles, because the 200ml is the exact same price, so I don’t think I’ll buy that, but I will continue to re-purchase the 400ml bottle.
Next I have the Origins Clear Improvment Mask.
Now, I was never really impressed with this, and it’s not completly empty either, but it’s old and for some reason it did start to irritate my skin a little bit, so I’m just gonna throw it out.
And sbecause of that I will not re-purchase this one.
This next product is the REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollutin Mist.
Now I got this sample size from a subscription bow, and I did like the way it felt cooling on my skin when I used it, but so does any other face mist, so I didn’t find this to be anything unique.
Because of that I don’t think I’ll buy this, because I’d rather reach for my Smashbox Primer Water if I feel like using a facemist throughout the day.
This is another sampel I got in a subscription box, and it’s the Oskia Renaissance Mask.
Now, this is supposed to be a brightening mask, and I do actually feel like it did brighten my skin, so I did enjoy using it.
However, this is very expencive, and I believe that it was only good for 3months after opening, which in my oppinion isn’t nearly long enough, and I don’t want to re-purchase it because I’ll only be able to use half of it before I have to throw it out.
Next I have the Lancome Energie De Vie Liquid Care.
I use this as a serum in the morning before my moisturizer, and I really like it.
It gives me a nice, healthy glow, and an extra boost of hydration but it’s not too much, so it doesn’t make me greasy or anything like that.
And I do have another one that I use, so I have already re-purchased this.
Next is another sample, and this is the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum.
Now, I didn’t really find that this did anything for my skin, I just wanted to finish it, really.
It might be different if I had the full size, but I don’t think I’ll buy that.
Moving on I have the Clinique All About Eyes Rich eyecream.
I’ve been using this for a long time now, and I do really like it. It gives me enough hydration underneath my eyes, and it sinks in to the skin nicely, without leaving a weird film underneath my eyes, so I will keep re-purchasing this.
So next I have the WEIL For Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief cream.
I have gone through a few tubs of this in the past, and I do feel like it sooths my skin, and it does provide a good amount of hydration for my skin, but it is very expencive, so I just stopped buying it because of that.
I might get it again in the future, but for now I won’t re-purchase.
These next ones are the In Transit Camera Close-Up. This is supposed to be a mask, primer and moisturiser in one, but I only used them as as day cream.
I don’t really believe in multi-tasking products like this one, but I do feel like it worked OK as a moisturiser, but I don’t think I’ll buy this for myself.
Next I have the Vichy Liftactive Supreme creme. Now this one, texture wise, reminds me alot of the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream, and I really liked that one, meaning I really liked this one. Also, it’s half the price of the Estee Lauder one, so I might actually get this one when I need a new day cream.
Now, I’ve mentioned these Origins Night-A-Mins products several times on my blog, so I won’t go in to too much detail, but, like I’m sure you’ve all guessed by now, I do really like both of these, and I always re-purchase them whenever I run out.
And lastly for skincare I have the Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid For Face.
First of all I do have one more use of this as I’m writing this post, so it’s only almost empty, but I wanted to throw it in here anyway.
Now I’ve had some trouble finding a sunscreen for my face that doesn’t crumble up on my skin, and this doesn’t do that, so I do really like it, but it is ratherexpencive, and it does give a white cast to my face, so I do feel like I have to wear makeup on top of it, so I don’t look sick.
But, I do believe that I will re-purchase this, unless I find something else that I want to try out.
Moving on I finished the Skindinavia Primer Spray for Oil Control.
So, I do like all of the Skindinavia sprays that I’ve tried, and this is no different, because it does help with my oils, and it does make my skin a little bit ‘sticky’ so my make-up sticks to my face a bit better when I used this. However, I’m a bit torn if I want to re-purchase this or not, because I do think that I’m more curiouse to try something else, but I might re-purchase this again at some point in the future.
Next I have the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, the original one.
I do have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this, so I don’t think that I will buy the full size of this, but I do have a couple of sample sizes of it in my collection, and I do think that I will re-purchase the travel size someday.
Next I have the Loreal Brow Artist Plumper.
I love this product so much, I use it all the time, on it’s own or on top of other brow products, and this never fails me.
So I will keep repurchasing this one.
And last I have the Nivea Lip Butter. Now, I have gone through so many tubs of this lipbalm, I just never remember to keep them for my empties post. But I really like these. I have one upstairs that I use throughout the day, I keep one in my car and I have one on the side of my bed that I use every night before I go to sleep, and I do actually have 3 back ups in my drawer.
So, I will obviously keep buying this.
So, that’s it for my product empties this time. If you made it all the to the end, please let me know in the comments below.
Origins Clear Improvment Mask:
Origins Night-A-Mins Oil & Cream:
Skindinavia Primer Spray: