Welcome back ladies and gentlemen. Whatcha ya saying?
As many beauty enthusiasts will be aware, “empties” has become something of a phenomenon in the beauty social media world (for those of you who may not know “empties” is basically when we share our garbage, i.e.products that we’ve used up, and tell you a little something of what we thought about those products). For those unfamiliar with this bizarre ritual, it may seem kinda silly but I have actually found it to be a great way not only to discover what I really like but what others are enjoying. For example, if one has used three bottles of the same shampoo its probably fair to say its a good one, right?
Don’t know how well an empties post is gonna to translate onto a blog given that they are usually reserved for the YouTube realm, but we’ll see how it goes. This month (MAY) will be a small one. I had intended to wait until the end of June, but there were a couple of “back to MAC” eligible items in there that I wanted to take with me on my trip state-side to exchange for a goodie (most likely another lipstick).
Just a heads up, reviews on empty products are intended to be brief, so my thoughts will be restricted to a few sentences on each. Remember these are my own opinions, skincare/makeup is a very personal thing and different products work differently for different people.
Fresh Brown Sugar shower gel: Smells like sweet lemons, feels soft on skin, moderate lather. Expensive at $18 dollars a pop, but a nice luxury treat even now and again if you’re in the market.
Victoria’s Secret shower gel in Pure Seduction: A cult following scent that is sweet but sexy at the same time. Lather is somewhat disappointing and it tends to go really fast probably because you have to use so much to get a decent lather.
UD Anti-Aging eyeshadow primer: Really great stuff. Helps my shadow last longer, decent at preventing creasing, has a moisturizing quality. This was one of two GWP deluxe samples I acquired (may have to fork over the $$ when I run out of the next one).
Philosophy Purity face wash: This was a deluxe sample size I used for travel. I am a fan of this face wash and it makes an appearance in my skincare regime from time to time.
Yes To Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Wipes: Use these fairly regularly, particularly in the summer (but not for eyes).
Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover: Also a regular part of my cleansing ritual. Removes almost every type of make-up from the eye area really well.
Lancome High Resolution eye cream: Good, moisturizing but nothing fantastic.
Sheiseido Rejuvenating Moisturizer: Another deluxe sample, this cream is heavy. It contains a fair amount of antioxidants and I like to use it after intense treatments like Glycolic-acid based facial pads. Probably wouldn’t purchase a full size as it’s kinda expensive.
MAC Lipstick: This is OLD (maybe five years?). The name rubbed off but think it was one of the older Viva Glams, the red colour with the red accent to the packaging (inside part of bullet).
MAC Lipgloss (Dazzleglass): This was ok, I don’t particularly like the brush applicators on the Dazzleglass formulas but the color paired well with most pink lipsticks adding a nice appearance of “fullness” to the lips.
MAC Prep & Prime in Radiant Rose: One of my favourite brightening products for highlighting the face, suited for fair, light to medium skin tones.
My boyfriend’s items:
Clinique face wash for Men: I asked him what his thoughts were on this face wash and he shrugged, said “it’s ok” and put his head phones back on, lol. So I guess either it’s not that impressive or he was really into whatever he was watching. 🙂
B&BW C.O. Bigelow body wash: He really likes this line from Bath and Body Works. Elixir White is our favourite, something about the smell is intoxicating, the slight spicy black pepper notes combined with the fresh citrus notes are blended perfectly in this formula. (Save 15% site wide at BigelowChemists.com plus get free shipping over $49. Use promo code FIREWORKS15 from 6/30 – 7/6.)
That’s it. Thanks for stopping by.
What does your “trash” look like? 🙂 What products do you find yourself using the most of?
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