Maybe it is just me being creepy and curious or maybe it really is fascinating, but I love empties videos and posts. So often, you get a huge mix of products from bath and body to skin care to candles and even food sneaks it’s way in there sometimes. It also gives people a chance to see what others use either so frequently that it gets used up or so infrequently that the product is no longer being made. A fully experienced review also comes with it.
Finally, my little basket was overflowing with stuff. I had tried to collect a baggie of trash before I was blogging and decided it would be my first blog post when I had enough to share but with everything that’s happened this year, that bag never really made it. So over these past 4 months, I started collecting again and have finally gathered enough skin care, hair, make up and more to get a good selection of products. I will be talking about my makeup & skin care below, but to see the rest, you’ll have to keep an eye on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Let’s start off with some make up. Let me promise you right now that every single empties review will come with an Annabelle Skinny Eyebrow Pencil in Universal Medium. I go through these faster than any other product because I use it every single day. I keep one at home and one in my bag in case it’s raining or I’m stuck somewhere or whatever. I barely have ever even looked at another brow product because none could compare. I don’t think I can say that for any other single product since I switch out my products so frequently or else I’ll get board. But this stuff, I love. It works so flawlessly and matches my brow colour. I really could go on and on and on but then where would we be? (Probably the nearest drug store buying several..) Moving on…
Being a sample addict, I had a few little primers to use. I still have a big selection to go through but I did manage to finish a few: the Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer and Benefit Porefessional. I could be one of the few who feel this way, but I really don’t like the Porefessional Primer but I am not too shocked. My needs in a primer are to keep me matte and keep my make up in place. This stuff like most other primers I’ve used only makes me more oily, though it does give me a smoother surface and keeps my make up on my face. It just slides everywhere. As for the Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer, I actually liked it more than I thought. It was silicone feeling but thicker and less slick than others I have tried. I still did have issues being oily though so unfortunately, nether if these will be returning to my collection.
Next up, we have a few sample mascaras. I tend to keep these small mascaras or lipsticks in my purse in case I have to run out without make up on or forgot to put some on that day, so they don’t get used quickly. Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant mascara was not my cup of tea. I think my biggest problem was the brush. Not that I ever had issues with application, but I never seemed to have bold lashes or even somewhat bold lashes. They just kind of looked blunt and weird. The Marc Jacobs mascara (I have no idea what formula) was better but taking it off was such a pain. It was very wet which works for me but it started to irritate my eyes so I tossed it.
Lastly for make up is this glitter liner from Aco which I believe is the Ardene’s brand. This has dried up because I got it so long ago. At least while I was in high school (4 years ago!). In my Sephora haul though, I got a set of 5 liners, one of which is very similar so I won’t miss it.
For skin care, I have a whole bunch of different things so I will try not to ramble. From left to right, the Korres Pomegranate Deep Cleansing Scrub did nothing for me. It smells great but the exfoliating beads which look a lot like strawberry seeds, were a big pain. The Sephora Green Tea Sheet Mask worked pretty well. It was relaxing but it did irritate a break out that I was having at the time. I absolutely loved the Vichy ProEven Dark Spot Correcting lotion. It was recommended to me to help with some acne scarring and it made a big big difference. The only issue I had with it was the tube which split about half way through use. This wasted a fair bit of product because extra came out every time I used it. If you have been following my blog for a few weeks, you know exactly how I feel about the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance pads. The short of it is that I will not be repurchasing them. Murad is next and this is some of my favourite moisturizer ever. I already have a bottle lined up to use. I have to say that I love the Murad Essential C and Acne lines a lot. They work for my skin and are very clearly great quality products at a great price. You get a whole lot of product for between $30-$70, but they frequently have small packs were you can try all of the products. That is what I had done in this case. Lastly is similar to the Murad line. I went to the U.S. and picked up the Clinique Oily Skin Care trio to try. Though I didn’t care much for the toner, I am head over heels for the cleanser. I will be picking up a full size once I have used up some of my other cleansers.
There it all is! My new pile of trash has already started to build up (mark my words, it is going to be very candle heavy) so expect one maybe even before the end of December! Don’t forget to find my other empties throughout my social media! In case you didn’t know, I have quite a few! Links below.
Til next time, ttfn x