Monday, May 5, 2014

Beauty Products I've Used Up - April Empties

I hope all you beauties had a wonderful weekend!

It's empties time!  I'll say it again, empties are one of my favorite types of posts because the blogger can give you a tried and true review of the product.  Not to mention, you get mini reviews of tons of products in one post.

Here's everything I used up in April.



Body:

Orchid Luxury Hand Wash
This was a nice hand soap.  I kept it at my kitchen sink in case I wanted to wash my hands there.  This was a gift and I probably wouldn't repurchase because I think it was somewhat expensive and really truly, there was nothing special about it. 

Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Things - Vixen
This was a nice smelling body lotion.  I wouldn't repurchase because I have about a year's worth of body lotions to use up for now. 

Bath & Body Works Vanilla Buttercream Foaming Hand Soap
OMG!  This is hands down the best smelling scent I've ever experienced from Bath & Body Works, it seriously smells like the most delicious cookies!  Sadly, this was a seasonal item and I can't find any other product with this scent.  I can just keep my fingers crossed that they will bring it back for the 2014 holiday season.  If I can find this in a candle I'll buy out the store! 

Hair:



Frizz-Ease Firm Hold Hair Spray
This is my HG hair spray.  It holds my styles really well.  It doesn't leave my hair "touchable" and soft but it also doesn't make my hair crunchy.  I'll continue to buy this hairspray forever.

Fekkai Advanced PrX Reparatives Conditioner
This bottle was a huge pain in the butt.  The dispenser was very hard to push down so I had to use both hands whenever I needed to dispense and often my hands are slippery in the shower.  I know it's not a huge deal, but it really bothered me!  Anyways, this was a decent conditioner but nowhere near worth the price tag.  I would not repurchase.  

Macademia Deep Repair Masque
This is my second sample of this hair mask.  I wish I loved this as much as everyone else but it's just nothing special to my hair.  Sure, it makes my hair soft, but so does the much cheaper hair masks I'm currently using.  I'm not sure I'd repurchase this.


Skincare:



Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
I kept this in my shower.  It does a decent job taking off my makeup but doesn't rinse totally clean.  I probably won't repurchase.

Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Towelettes
I got these in a GWP.  If I had a full eye look going on, I had to use 2 of these towelettes.  I probably wouldn't purchase this because there are probably much cheaper brands that works just as well or better.

Estee Lauder Soft Clean Cleanser
This is a terrible face cleanser and leaves a gross film behind.  I used it to clean my makeup brushes.

The following Garnier samples were provided to me as a Klout Perk
Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil
This did a good enough job of taking off my makeup but I definitely had to use a separate eye makeup remover.  The oil didn't totally rinse away.  You absolutely have to use a separate normal fash wash after using this.  I actually already own a full size of this that I purchased before receiving this sample.

Garnier Balancing Daily Exfoliator
This has a nice scent and made me feel clean after because of the exfoliating beads..  I'd purchase if it was on sale.

Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub
Same as above.  I already own a full size of this scrub.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer
This was a good moisturizer.  Nothing special and I wouldn't purchase because of the price tag of all Kiehl's products.

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective White Hydrating Moisture Emulsion
This is supposed to lighten dark spots but this little packet wasn't enough for me to see if it actually does that.  It's a decent moisturizer but I probably wouldn't repurchase it.

First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream
This was an excellent moisturizer for my dry skin.  I already have this in a full size.

Boscia - Detoxifying Black Cleanser
I LOVED this cleanser!  It gets warm on the skin and did an excellent job of removing my makeup and rinsed clean.  It's not crazy expensive at $28 for a full size so maybe I'd buy it on another Sephora discount and if I ever run out of my current stash of face washes.

Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist
I think I got this in an Ipsy bag.  I used this as a toner and it was fine.  Nothing special at all.  I wouldn't purchase this.  

GlamGlow Youthmud TingleExfoliate Treatment
If you follow my blog you know I love me some GlamGlow.  It's so worth the hype.  This leaves my skin soft, super clean, and bright.  I have the full size of this.

Makeup:
 

Channel Inimitable Mascara
This was my HG mascara for a long time.  It separated my lashes and gave them volume and drama.  I wouldn't repurchase because I have so many mascaras to get through right now, and also Channel has a new mascara that I want to try first.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara
This mascara was nothing special.  It darkened my lashes a little and gave them some volume.  I have better drugstore mascaras in my stash and I wouldn't purchase this.

Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner
I got this in a GWP.  It was a really great lip balm.  I wouldn't purchase because I have a million lip balms to get through.

Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Mascara
This mascara was awful.  From the first time I used it, the formula was "stretchy" (it would stretch when I took the wand out of the tube...like cheese).  It didn't do much for my lashes either.  I would not purchase.

L'oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner
I got this with a mascara as a set.  This eyeliner gave me serious raccoon eyes after just a couple of hours.  I'm not throwing this away because it's practically brand new.  I'll see if one of my sisters would like to try it.

Phew!  I went through a lot more products than I thought I did.  How did that happen in just one month??  I hope you were able to get through this post and that my mini reviews gave you some insight on a product you may have had your eye on.

Have a great day everyone!






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