We didn’t have that many empties this month. Yes, I know it’s still plenty but compared to previous months, it’s a bit of a step down. As always I’ll offer “mini reviews” on the below identified January empties as well as indicate whether I’ll repurchase with a (Y) is “Yes”, (M) is “Maybe” or (N) is “No”.
January Empties – Makeup and Miscellaneous:
Assorted Lip glosses (M): I talked about these in my Project Make a Dent Posts #1 and #2 if you want the details. I’d probably repurchase the Maybelline formula (and possibly the Hourglass) at some point.
Cover Fx BB Gel – Mattifying Anti-Blemish Treatment (M): I talked about this a little bit in a past favorites and it works really nicely to hide/treat blemishes.
Revlon ColorStay Under Eye Concealer (N): Tried this on a whim. I’d been meaning to do a full review but I never got around to it. The formula is on the thinner side and coverage is light. Also, I feel like I used it up really fast. It doesn’t cover darkness as well as I’d like but it doesn’t crease so there’s that.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner (Y): This and Kat Von D’s Tropper, are my favorite two black liquid liners of life so far. The flexible soft felt tip pen makes it easy for everyone to use. This product is why I started wearing liquid liner.
Anastasia Brow Gel (Y): I can’t say I’ve compared very many brow gels. This is a deluxe sample size of the well-loved Anastasia version. It keeps brows in place without getting “crunchy”.
Ardency Inn Punker Mascara (M) (Full Review): I started to enjoy this mascara more toward the “middle” of it’s life – around the two month mark. Generally, I keep mascaras for 3-4 months, though I probably kept this one longer than I should have. It got a little clumpy.
Dove Advanced Care Sheer Touch Deodorant(Y): Usually, I’m not one to talk about deodorant – they all work pretty much the same for me in terms of odor/perspiration. But these are designed to “restore” under-arm skin tone as well (you know how it can sometimes get a bit dark under there?). Anyway, while I don’t think this completely made that area a blank canvas, I do notice less darkness. I’ve already repurchased.
*Art of Shaving Shaving Cream in Lavender (Y): One of the best shaving creams around. The Man, as well as my little brother, use the Art of Shaving shaving creams religiously. In fact, they’re always buying a new one before the old one runs out. FYI – these tubs last forever – like nearly a year. At $25.00 USD each, I think the price is fantastic for an extremely high quality product. You may be hearing more about this soon. 🙂
MAC Brush Cleanser (Y): It’s convenient for quick cleansing in between deep cleaning the good old brushes.
January Empties – Skincare:
Kiehls Ulta Facial Oil-Free Cleanser (Y): This is the Mans. He has advised me that he prefers it to the one he has now by Dermalogica, because the Kiehls’ wash is “soapy” (he means it foams well) yet still creamy whereas the Dermalogica is more gel like.
Modere Exfoliant (Y) (Full Review): I tested this as part of the Modere Beauty Box. Out of all the products I tried, this was the best one. It provides a gentle yet effective exfoliation for regular use.
January Empties – Hands:
Bath and Body Works Foaming Hand Soaps (Y): I need me some of these right now, actually. Completely out. I love the Holiday scents (especially the more woodsy and fresh ones like Winter).
*Philosophy Hand Cream in Peppermint Stick (Y): I got this is the Philosophy Holiday Hand Book Trio of three hand creams that was released for the holidays. (It’s still available and on sale at the moment so I may pick up another). The Fresh Cream scent is spectacular (in my hand bag right now).
January Empties – Bath and Body:
Bath and Body Works Body Washes and Lotions (Y): No need to reiterate that these are a permanent staple in my life. Although I prefer fresh or woody scents, I make an exception for the Winter Candy Apple and Vanilla Bean which are released every holiday.
*C.O. Bigalow White Elixir Body Wash (Y): The intoxicating, alluring scent of my man! Hehe. This lasts on the skin very well and I catch myself sniffing him on a regular basis at the end of the day.
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