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Empties 2015 #1

January 18, 2015

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It's empties time! Like usual... this is going to be a big post!


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I will try to keep this as brief as possible!

Alfaparf Milano Semi Di Lino Reconstruction Reparative Shampoo and Mask: I quite liked these products... and they were sulphate free and I didn't even notice! My main issue was that I used the conditioner so much faster than the shampoo (this never happens to me) If I was to repurchase this in the future I would need to buy two conditioners for one shampoo. Bugger that!
Repurchase: No

Milk and Co Face Cleanser and Body Scrub: I am in love with this cleanser but not so much with the body scrub. The cleanser is a very light foaming cleanser that is gentle and doesn't dry my skin out. It also has a fresh lemongrass type sent that I absolutely love! The scrub, on the other hand, didn't scrub as much as I personally like and it also had a very earthy bark and over ripe fruit scent which didn't do much for me. I did as full review of these products here.
Repurchase: I have already repurchased the cleanser but wouldn't repurchase the scrub.

Beauty By Rubi Shoes Make Up Wipes: I received these from the Rubi By Beauty Shoes Melbourne launch and, to be honest, I am not the biggest fan. These were ok for keeping in your handbag for cleaning off swatches in stores (come on, we all use makeup wipes for that purpose!), but it didn't take off any eye makeup... not even eyeshadow over a primer!
Repurchase: No

Eco Care Facial Cleansing Wipes Organic Rose with Chamomile: If you want decent makeup remover wipes, these are the ones to go for (and they aren't all that much more expensive than the Rubi ones). These are natural, biodegradable, don't contain alcohol AND they actually work really well at removing makeup. I did a full post here.
Repurchase: Yes

Glasshouse Fragrances Triple Scented Candle in Tahaa: I don't normally put candles in my empties, but this is an exception because I LOVE this candle! Definitely my favourite brand of candles is Glasshouse (I always go to call it Hourglass lol) as they are triple scented soy candles and they have an amazing range of scents. Tahaa is a strong vanilla caramel scent. This large candle has lasted me a year! Sure, I have also used other candles in the past year, but I find that you only need to light this for 10 minutes to have it completely permeate your whole house (or at least my little unit). I might light this to make my house smell nice and then if I want the ambience of a candle burning I might light a cheaper candle.
Repurchase: YES

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel: This is a limited edition Christmas shower gel from Lush (this one is from Christmas 2013) and I remember my sister always buying this when I was in high school (so this limited edition scent has been around a very long time). It is super sweet, possibly too sweet for a lot of people, and in my opinion it smells like banana lollies. I have become a little sick of this scent so I didn't repurchase it in Christmas 2014, but maybe next Christmas.
Repurchase: Yes

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Anti-Aging Smoothing Lotion: I am torn. I didn't like the formula of this product (it had a tingly feel if you applied it after you shaved your legs) but I loved the spicy almost cinnamon scent. I also loved that the scent lingered.
Repurchase: Probably not

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The Body Shop Glazed Apple Body Polish and Shower Gel: These were limited edition Christmas products so I can't repurchase them, but I LOVED the scent. I wasn't too in love with the body polish but I would definitely repurchase the shower gel.
Repurchase: Shower gel yes!

Estee Lauder Day Wear: I have used this a few times and even though I do like it, I don't think it suits my skin anymore. This is lightweight, non greasy and smells like cucumber (my favourite part), but I prefer moisturisers that are thicker, more hydrating and more natural these days.
Repurchase: Maybe

Uriage Thermal Water: 2015 is the year where I want to start introducing thermal sprays into my skincare routine. This one is pretty cool because you can use it before your moisturise to add hydration, or you can use it as a makeup setting spray! I did a review of this here.
Repurchase: Yes

Bio Sculpture Gel Polish Remover: This was a good nail polish remover but Bio Sculpture is a salon brand so I won't be rushing to track this down.
Repurchase: Yes

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil: The fact that I finished this says it all! I have a few body oils and I rarely use them, but this one was great! Unlike other oils, I didn't find this one greasy and it worked really well at keeping my skin soft and hydrated. I did a full review here.
Repurchase: Yes

Laidbare In Safe Hands: I didn't like this, it was quite a thin hand cream but it had a really odd plant scent that I didn't like.
Repurchase: No

Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat: This is my usual top coat and I go through 1-2 bottles a year. This is great because it's affordable and it definitely extends the wear of any nail polish.
Repurchase: Already have!

Shu Uemura Red:Juvenus Renewing Night Cream and Serum: I loved these samples! Using these made my skin soft and plump and I would definitely want to buy the full sized versions. The only thing that has stopped me from buying these already is that these cost a lot of money ($110 for the serum and $145 for the moisturiser).
Repurchase: Yes

Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel Mask: I loved this! It's a similar concept to the Glam Glow mask that sucks out the oils and congestion out of your skin. I do have a back up of this, but I did get a little sick of it, so I probably will try something else after I finish the second one I have. I did a full review (with gross photos) here.
Repurchase: Maybe

La Roche-Posay Redermic R: I loved the concept of this, it is a retinol treatment that is gentle and easily available at Priceline. This is designed for aging skin but I wouldn't repurchase this yet because I didn't notice any difference in my skin... I have heard that this only works if you have aged skin, so maybe I will try it in a few years when I have more aging concerns.
Repurchase: Not yet

Enbacci Brightening Hand and Nail Cream with SPF 15: I really do like this brand, but I wasn't a big fan of this hand cream. The scent was nice, the texture was nice, I liked that it had SPF, but it left a white powdery residue that would get all over my car!
Repurchase: No

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MAC Harmony Blush: Naaaaw the memories...this was my first ever contour product that I bought! This is a matte blush that is a quite similar to NARS Laguna (but matte and maybe a little more pigmented). It is a little orange toned, but works very well with a a bit of a tan or for people who have slightly yellow toned skin. This is a great product because you can apply it lightly or build it up for a stronger contour.
Repurchase: Maybe when I use up some of my other bronzers

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser: This is a very hyped up product, but for some reason I didn't get along with it! I hated the sponge (and ended up removing it), and I found that the product itself was too thin and didn't provide much coverage.
Repurchase: No

Environ Ionzyme C-Quence Eye Gel: I bought this because I was told that an eye gel will help with the dehydration under my eyes. This was a good product, but I didn't notice outstanding results for the whopping $100+ price tag (I bought it for around $80 at a beauty expo). I think this lasted me maybe two and a half months using it morning and night... I might buy this again down the track but I don't think I can afford buying such an expensive eye gel every few months. 
Repurchase: Maybe

Buy Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron: Similar to the eye gel above, I was using this to add hydration to my skin. Even though this is significantly cheaper than the Environ eye gel, I didn't notice any amazing results.
Repurchase: No

Coconut Revolution Coconut Body Butter Original: I don't like to include samples in my empties posts unless they are fab... and this was fab! I normally hate the scent of coconut, but this one had an amazing coconut/vanilla/sweet scent. This body butter was everything you want from a body butter, it was thick, luxurious, but didn't leave my skin greasy... it is also made out of coconut oil which is supposed to be amazing for your skin. I will DEFINITELY be tracking this down and buying it.
Repurchase: Yes

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Skin Conceal in Y1: I actually really loved this concealer. It was very heavy coverage and quite dry (I wouldn't recommend it for under the eyes for dry skinned people) but I loved it for covering spots, redness and under eye darkness. The only reason why I am throwing this away is that the lid broke and it started drying up. I have heard that they have since changed the packaging so I might buy this again in the future. I did a full review with swatches here.
Repurchase: Yes

Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream: This sample lasted me around 3 weeks of use and I actually noticed a difference in the smoothness and plumpness of my under eye area after using it for a few days. I also love that this is thick and blends into your skin very easily. I have already purchased the full size and I highly recommend it.
Repurchase: Already have!

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent: This is not my first Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, and definitely not my last. Even though this isn't my favourite setting powder of all time, it is a great basic translucent powder that helps keep your makeup matte... and it is very afforable. 
Repurchase: Yes

Derma E Evenly Radiant samples: I decided to include these samples as well because I quite liked this range of skincare. On first impressions I really liked the moisturiser and cleanser. 
Repurchase: I will look into it

I also did an empties video...


11 comments

  1. Snow Fairy is my favourite Shower Gel by Lush! ^ ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  2. I envy you finishing so many products. I struggle with just 2 products a month haha

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    1. This was probably 2 months worth... but yeah, I do tend to "target" half used products so I can finish them... gives me an excuse to buy and try new things :P

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  3. I love your empties videos :) I really need to try the occ concealer sometime
    xx Mia
    The Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food & Lifestyle Blog

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  4. You can get the coconut revolution at the queen victoria markets. Saw them there the other day.

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    1. Oooh I will have to check it out soon! Thanks x

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  5. Wow you've got a crazy amount of empties!!! That's too bad that you didn't like the Maybelline instant age rewind concealer. The picture makes your concealer look quite dark. Did you use the shade 060 brightener? That is literally the only shade I use and I find it amazing for hiding those dark circles and actually provides decent coverage because it is more of a pinky tone which covers well over dark circles. Just a thought! Well done on your empties! I love finishing products!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. I think the one I had was light... I have that brightening one too but I never use it

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  6. Ah, so many amazing empties! Glad you're liking the red:juvenus line- it's one of my faves! And the Glazed Apple scent really is lovely :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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