I’ll skip the speech this month on how I always have so many beauty empties – the title speaks for itself.
Let’s just get started!
As always, a (Y) is “Yes” I will re-purchase, and (M) is “Maybe” and an (N) is “No”.
MAC Brush Cleanser (M): Honestly, I was not a huge fan of this cleanser. I had to use so much of it to get a single brush clean! However, as it one of the few brush cleansers I have easy access to, I’ll probably end up getting it again at some point.
*Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover (Y): Alyways in rotation, I love this for taking off eye-makeup. It’s quick, easy and non-irritating.
Covergirl Powder Compact (N): The powder itself is decent and not too cakey when touching up during the day. However, the packaging is so filmsy. It broke on me a few months ago and I can’t take it anymore so I’m throwing it out.
Nars Eye Primer (Packet Sample) (M): Its a good eye primer but I don’t see what all the fuss is about.
Lancome Hypnôse Drama Mascara (Y): I’ve never actually had to buy a full size of this but it’s a very lovely mascara.
NYX Glam Aqua Luxe Lip Gloss (M): This is a very sparkly, high shimmer and shine lip gloss that is fun for special occasions. This one’s gone bad.
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer (Y): I’m a fan of this primer – this is the second deluxe sample I’ve gone through. Right now I’m testing out the Smashbox primer, but I’ll probably pick this one up again.
Sephora Nano Liner Lip Pencil (Y): The Sephora brand lip pencils are very nice, smooth, creamy and affordable. I recommend.
Sephore Eye Pencil (N): I’ve had this eye pencil for a while so I can’t speak for the newer formulation but this pencil made my eyes water badly.
Dermalogica Active Moist (Y): A great, light-weight moisturizer for oily to combo skin types especially in the Summer. This was a sample size.
*Ren Skincare Global Day Cream (M): I liked this alright. It was light-weight and non-irritating. I just wish it had SPF.
*Ren Skincare Omega 3 Serum-Oil (Y): A very nice oil that hydrates the skin well without being too heavy.
Ren 3-in-1 Cleansing Water (N): Stung my eyes.
*Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer for Blemish Prone Skin (Y): Always in my skincare rotation, especially during the Spring/Summer. Love it and also cut it open to get every last drop! (Full review)
The Man’s Skincare:
*Philosophy Miracle Worker Anti-Aging for Blemish Prone Skin (M): Getting a man to use anti-aging anything is a miracle, I may repurchase for that reason alone!
Clinique for Men Face Wash (M): Clinique is another brand we have easy access to so I may repurchase at some point.
Clinique for Men M Protect SPF 21 (M): Ditto.
Biotherm Pure-Fect Face Wash (N): Biotherm is a Canadian brand and there is a retailer her, surprisingly. It was an O.K. face wash but nothing special.
Neutrogena Pore Refining Face Wash (N): Purchased in a pinch, it’s alright, he says. But as soon as we got him a bottle of Kiehls facewash this sat unused. There was a teeny tiny bit left and I got sick of seeing it in the shower so I used the last of it. :/
*Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 (Y): Always in the man’s rotation. Though he is testing out Kiehls right now. 😀
Jergens Age Defying Lotion (Y): Cheap and cheerful this is what I buy at home when my B&BW stash has run out.
*C.O. Bigalow Elixir White Body Wash (Y): My man’s only bath and body products, more or less, are from the Elixir White line. He loves and so do I.
*Batiste Dry Shampoo (Dark and Deep Brown) (Y): Already have another, one of my favorite dry shampoos because of the lack of white cast on my dark hair.
DevaCare One Condition (N): Many people love this brand, but I don’t really think that this conditioner (made for curly haired girls) did anything special for my hair.
Hand and Foot Care:
IROHA Foot Socks (Y): These things are so nifty! I purchased in ULTA on a whim. They are like sheet masks for your feet. They come as a pair of paper booties, with a plastic outer lining. After a long weekend of running around shopping and in theme parks, these came in handy to soothe my aching muscles!
Bath and Body Works Foaming Hand Soaps (Y): I always try to keep these in stock. The Eucalyptus Mint is a divine, uplifting scent which really sticks around.
Dial Antibacterial or Jergens Hand Soaps (Y): I buy these when I run out of my B&BW stash. 🙂
Speaking of Holiday Sets…who likes gift guides/recommendations? I was thinking of doing some but don’t know if they are overdone?
What are some of your beauty empties this month?
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