Dec 14 2014

November Empties (Blogmas Day 14)


I’m going to borrow a line from one of my favorite vloggers (Mrs. Lola Lynn)….”Let’s Talk Trash!” Beauty Trash, that is. My November Empties. 🙂

As always, a (Y) is “Yes” I will re-purchase, and (M) is “Maybe” and an (N) is “No”.



November Empties - Makeup


  • Sephora Daily Brush Cleanser (Y): A travel size spot cleanser that has a permanent place on my vanity. Use it to clean brushes in between deep cleaning. It’s great when you have certain brushes you li ke to use often and don’t want to have to wash them each time.
  • Beauty Blender (Y): I’ve already purchased a new one – this one was about 18 months old and needed to go.
  • Real Techniques Complexion Sponge (Y): Same deal. Already repurchased. I’ve noticed that these don’t last as long as the Beauty Blender.
  • E.O.S. Lip Balm (M): While these are handy to have around and the packaging is cute, I don’t think I actually like the formula all that much. :/
  • Covergirl + Olay Depuffer Concealer (Y): I raved about this concealer a couple of months ago (full review). You know you like something when you cut it open to get every last drop.




November Empties Skincare

  • *Kate Somerville EradiKate (Y): This was featured in my Kate Somerville Brand Spotlight, it’s the star product of the kit I reviewed. Really dries up those spots (acne) super quickly.
  • Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser (N): It was alright, nothing special
  • Philosophy Hope in a Jar Moisturizer (N): While I love many products from the Philosophy skincare line, this moisturizer is not my favorite. I’d used it again if I received another deluxe sample, but don’t think I’d purchase.
  • Origins Ginzing Eye Cream (N): This eye cream has an opalescence to it that helps with “brightening” the eye area. However, I wasn’t a fan of the consistency and didn’t find that it moisturized my eye area enough.
  • Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser (Y): As much as it pains me to pay this much for a soap, I simply find that cleaning my brushes is so much easier with this stuff.
  • H20 Marine Alcohol Free Toner (M): A TjMaxx bargain find. I actually really enjoyed this toner and would consider repurchasing at a discounted price.
  • *Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash (Y):
  • Fresh Soy Eye Make-up Remover (N): I talk more about it here, but I wasn’t too keen on this product. Had to use too much of it to get the eye makeup off.
  • Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer SPF 30 (M): Do you guys remember the sunscreen series? I’ve had this since then and there was a tiny bit of it left, finally finished it up.
  • *REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (Y): This lovely exfoliating mask was featured twice on the blog, once in the Ren Skincare Spotlight and once in my October Favorites, its a good one!
  • Origins Checks and Balances Cleanser (Y): I’ve used this cleanser on and off for years and have owned full sizes in the past. A great one for oilier skin types in the Summer.
  • Clarins “Special” Eye Contour Balm (Y): Of all the Clarins products I tested, this is the one that I would 100% re-purchase. It has (for me) the perfect consistency and level of hydration.


Bath and Body:

November Empties - Bath and Body

  • Bath and Body Works Body Washes and Lotions (Y): We always have these stockpiled. Need to re-stock soon. The Peach & Honey Almond scent was really pleasant, sweet but not in a sickly way. Would be great for the spring, I think.
  • *C.O. Bigelow White Elixir Line (Y): Ditto. The man loves it! I don’t think I can emphasize enough how good this stuff smells.
  • Laura Mercier Body Souffle in Ambre Vanille (Travel Size) (Y): Laura Mercier’s body and bath line is ridiculously expensive. I purchased six of the souffles (body butters) in a limited edition holiday set which I spilt with my mum. They are intoxicating and delicious. Ambre Vanille is probably the softest and most subtle of the scents I’ve tried so far.


Hand Care:


November Empties Hand Care

  • Bath and Body Works Body Hand Washes and Hand Sanitizers (Y): Purchased eight (8) of the Holiday scents the last time we were abroad and we’re almost out already. Bath and Body Works makes some of most deliciously scented products for the holidays. I don’t usually prefer sweet scents but I make an exception for these, especially Winter Candy Apple!
  • Laura Mercier Hand Cream in Ambre Vanille (Travel Size) (Y): Yes, I would spend the money again. 🙂


Thus concludes November Empties. Until next time!
xoxo Kimmy




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  1. I finally decided to buy the Beauty Blender solid cleanser thanks to this post. 🙂

      • Kimmy on December 17, 2014 at 10:31 am
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      Aww, lol. On the one hand, I feel kind of bad for enabling, but on the other, I’m so ecstatic that you’ll be trying this wonderful product. I highly recommend and know you’ll love it!

    • kpsays on December 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm
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    I love my Beauty Blender! I wish they did last a bit longer. But I cannot live without it. I feel the same way about the Origins Ginzing eye cream! You may want to check out the Philosophy “The Microdelivery Peel”. Works really well for me!

      • Kimmy on December 17, 2014 at 10:55 am
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      I think I have a sample of that somewhere (the Micro-delivery Peel) – will definitely have to find it now!

        • kpsays on December 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm
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        If you try it, let me know! It’s a 2 part process.

          • Kimmy on December 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm
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          I found it! Will let know when I try. xo

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