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Friday, October 5, 2012

September Empties

September was a good month. I finished so many products and samples, and have to say I am very proud of myself. Slowly but surely I will be working through my hoard of beauty samples.
  •  Sebastian Volupt Shampoo - I got this is my first GlossyBox. This was just an okay shampoo though. I felt like it left my hair dry and tangled. I got no volume from this shampoo and it smelt absolutely gross. The smell also lingered in my hair so I found I had to spritz some perfume in my hair or put in some other scented hair product to cover it up. Repurchase = NO.
  • CO Bigelow Lemon Cream Body Wash - I picked this up on a whim during the last Bath & Body Works Sale. This is super moisturizing and my skin felt so hydrated after using it. I liked the lemon scent at first but after a while I didn't like smelling like a lemon  Repurchase = NO
  • Clean & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent - I found this very drying on my skin and it smelt like nail polish remover. Repurchase = NO.
  •  NYC Lip Stain - The name of the color rubbed off so I don't know what it is, but I really liked this colour. It is a very soft, natural, light pink that is great for everyday wear. This stain wasn't overly drying, but I found myself reaching for a gloss or balm soon after applying. Repurchase = YES
  • Smashbox Mini Lip Gloss in After Glow - I got this sample in one of my first Luxe Boxes. I loved everything about this gloss. It went on smooth and wasn't sticky at all. It isn't empty but I'm pretty sure it has gone bad cause it is starting to smell horrible. Repurchase = YES
  • MAC Select Cover Up Concealer - Loved this! Hands down one of the best concealers I have ever used. Great coverage, isn't too heavy, and doesn't crease. Repurchase = YES
  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes - I cant remember which subscription box I got these in but I am not a huge fan of them. They removed makeup like a dream but they were extremely oily and left a gross residue on my face. Repurchase = NO
  •  Clinique Moisture Surge Sample - This is so hydrating. My skin in the summer is too oily for a moisturizer like this but as winter comes full force I can see myself needing a cream like this.
  • Biotherm Aquasource Nuit Sample- This gel moisturizer was amazing. I am probably going to splurge and pick this up for winter season. After using this my skin felt so nice the next morning and it did not cause any extra oiliness.
  • Annabelle BB Cream Sample - I liked this alot more than the Garnier BB Cream but I still have a love/hate relationship with BB. I don't like the thick consistency and like a product that feels lighter on the skin.
  • Nivea Pure & Natural Day Cream Sample- This was really heavy, the scent was not something I liked, and I don't like creams that leave a residue.
  • La Fresh Nail Polish Remover Wipe - I don't like these. They don't work and are oily.
  • Nivea Day Care Cream - I cant really remember when I used this. So I cant really give much thoughts on it.


  1. I haven't tried a sample from Annabelle yet for their B.B cream.. don't try Gosh.. it was terrible!
    I def agree with you on the Neutrogena wipes.. I thought they were not good.. and I hated the smell.
    You did a great job with your empties!


  2. I love the Garnier BB cream...however that might be because I mix it with my moisturizer and then apply it

  3. Interesting about the Annabelle. I love BB creams and would like to try them all but really, I need to control myself because they last so long and I already have some that I like. The ones I have seem to be on the lighter, close to a tinted moisturizer style BBs. The Marcelle one I have is actually thicker than the Korean ones I have tried so far (Skinfood Good Afternoon and Etude House Precious Minerals Bright Fit).

    Have you tried the Revlon lip balm stain? Is the NYC similar?

  4. i love empties posts! i find it fascinating to see what products other beauty lovers use up. you did well this month! :)

  5. I purchased a whole lot of different LA Fresh wipes. They're all poor quality. Eyemakeup remover and nail. ugh. BTW..love the new design!

    If you like a lighter consistency of BB cream, perhaps try the Maybelline one. It's very light..like foundation. I didn't love it..but once I used a blending brush..you know that pink teardrop foamy thing? It was a much better result for me.