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February 7, 2018

Empties - January 2018

Another month has come and gone, and it's already the end of January. Well, February now. Did anyone else feel like January went by really slowly!? It felt like it took forever to end! Anyway, I'm glad we're getting closer to spring, I can't wait for winter to finally be over. Here's a look at my empties for the month of January!


I don't think I used nearly as much up as I would have liked. I feel so overwhelmed with all the products I have, I'm really trying! It's so difficult to use up makeup!

Mac - Prep and Prime - Fix + Spray
I finally bought this a few months ago, and it has been my go to makeup primer spray. I'm still using some others to finish them off, but this is definitely my favourite now. I've already repurchased mini size versions in different scents, and another full size regular bottle. Love it!

Essence - Make Me Brow in 02 Browny Brows
At first I wasn't sure if I liked this stuff, but over time I did like it. It gives my brows just enough colour and keeps them in place all day. Very similar to gimme brow from Benefit. I already have a back up!

Younique - Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel in Brown
Ugh. This ended up being a waste. I bought this probably a year ago, and decided to use the Make Me Brow first before I went back to this. And it dried up. Like completely dry. Can't even scrape it out. So I have to toss it. Really makes me realize I need to stop buying backups and just leaving them to dry out. I won't repurchase just because Essence is a lot more affordable, and easier to get.

Mac - Mascara in Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash
This was just okay. My mom brought it for me when she visited in the summer. I won't say it was bad, because it wasn't. It was just average. I won't be purchasing this.

Urban Decay - Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid in Peach
I really liked this! I liked it so much that I purchased a full size tube. It helps conceal my ugly under eye circles, and blends out great. I don't find it drying like I did with the regular concealer.

Jesse's Girl - Liquid Eyeliner in Black (Brush Tip)
I love this eyeliner! It's dark black, goes on smoothly, and I find the brush doesn't fray either. Is it as good as Kat Von D Trooper? No, but it's close. And for the price difference, I'll take it! My mom brought this for me in July and I've been using it almost every day since. Pretty awesome! I already have a backup!

Essence - The Gel Top Coat
I love Essence's Gel nail polish line. They last over a week for me, with very minimal chips. They're super affordable and come in a ton of different colours. This ended up getting really gloopy though and too thick where I couldn't apply it anymore. So I tossed it and picked up a new bottle. I really love this!

Real Techniques - Miracle Complexion Sponge
I'm still on the fence with this sponge. I love how soft it is, and how it is angled on one side to make it easier to get into the difficult parts on your face. But I find my makeup never looked as nice as if I used the beauty blender. I have another because I purchased a 2 pack, but I'm not sure I'd purchase these again. I'll have to play around with it some more.

Belif - The True Cream - Moisturizing Bomb
This is the cream version of the very popular aqua bomb. I love this moisturizer! It really doesn't have any other benefits besides moisturizing, but that's all I'm looking for. It isn't greasy or heavy, and wears so well under makeup. I've already repurchased another full size jar!

Dr. Jart - Ceramidin - Oil Balm
This is a balm type of skin product that turns to oil with the heat of your hands. I've had this for awhile but I've never really figured out the best time to use it. It's obviously oily and greasy, so I would use it sometimes as the last step in my night routine when my skin needed something extra. But I never found that it did anything. I wouldn't repurchase this.

Roger and Gallet - Bois D'Orange Shower Gel
This was just okay. It did lather well, and had a more citrus scent than the other one I have tried. But it wasn't amazing. It did the job, but I have other favourite shower gels that I prefer.

Cake - The 'Do Gooder Dry Shampoo
This stuff smelled great, but that's about where it ends. It didn't do the greatest job at making my hair look less greasy, and I only got 2 uses out of this sample. I don't think I'd repurchase a full size bottle.

Secret - Gel Deodorant
This was my go-to for the past couple of months. I have one more of a backup but in a different scent. I find it's not doing as great as a job as before so I have switched to another brand in the mean time, but I do have a back up.

Weleda - Evening Primrose Revitalizing Body Wash
I prefer more of a gel texture for my body washes, and this is a cream. It wasn't my most favourite scent either (very floral - I prefer fruity or tropical scents) but it was good for the winter when my skin was feeling extra dry. I couldn't see myself repurchasing this, but it was nice to have during the colder months.

Bath and Body Work - Foaming Hand Soap in Snowkissed Citrus
I like the scent of this one, and I love the foaming hand soaps. These are pretty much in every empties post. I have a ton more in my stash, so you'll be seeing more!

Scentsy Wax Bar in Blackberry Meringue, Sno-leil, Ambrosia and Lime Sublime
These were all good scents. Blackberry Meringue was sweet, Sno-leil has a light floral scent, lime sublime was most definitely lime-y, I liked to mix this with other scents, and Ambrosia was awesome. It was like a bunch of fruits all mixed together - like a fruit salad. I've already repurchased ambrosia. (Scentsy bars are 10% off for the month of February - take a look! www.deidrec.scentsy.ca)

This month I only used up 19 products. Which was better than December. I'm hoping to use up more for February!

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