May 5, 2018

Empties - April 2018

If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you would know that empties are my favourite kind of post. I love reading or watching other's empties posts, and writing my own. So without going on much longer, let's see what I used up for the month of April!

I definitely didn't use up a lot this month, so this shouldn't take long to get through.

Benefit - Gimme Brow in 03 Medium
This is a sample size, or deluxe sample size of the gimme brow. I like brow gels more than pencils because I find them easier to use, and I'm not really big on my eyebrows. This gives good enough light coverage, and keeps my brows in place all day. I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't repurchase because of the price. I like the Essence version. 

Ciate London - Fierce Flicks Liquid Eye Liner
I used this twice and it was just awful. The tip was rough and the formula must not have dried because it gave me such bad raccoon eyes. Two times was enough to decide I really didn't like this.

Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
I liked this, surprisingly. It's a liquid eye liner, but it has a felt tip, which I'm not the biggest fan of. I prefer brush tips, but this wasn't as rough as I thought it would be. I got about two months out of this sample size before it dried out. I did find it dragged a bit on my lids though. I liked it, but I'm not sure I would repurchase.

BeautyBlender - MicroMini
These were nice for under the eyes. But I figured it's dirty and I really don't reach for it much. It's kind of old now so it was time to toss. I wouldn't repurchase just because I stopped reaching for it, and kind of forgot I even had it.

MAC - Prep and Prime Fix + in Rose 
I LOVE this setting spray. Well, fixing spray. It doesn't really set your makeup, but it makes it look flawless. Takes any dry looking spots or cakeiness away. Makes your skin feel refreshed and glowy. I really like it. This is in the rose scent. The sprayer on these are fantastic too. I have another small bottle like this (in coconut) and then will be moving on to my backup full size. I'll repurchase when the full size is almost empty.

GlamGlow - Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer
This smelled awesome. Like orange creamsicle. It's very lightweight and does feel nice on the skin, but it's not nearly hydrating enough for my dry skin. I'd use it to layer in between products, but anything beyond that, it wouldn't be enough for me. I'd pass in the future.

Clinique - Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
This was like a creamy gel moisturizer. It had a different texture than just straight up gel, but definitely wasn't a cream. It also felt nice on the skin but again, not enough for my dry skin.

Tresemme - Instant Recovery Mask
This smelled amazing. Like candy. Sweet, like Swedish berries. Anyway, it felt nice on my hair. It wasn't too thick and didn't leave it greasy either. I got this from a friend and would consider purchasing it again as a drug store option.

Lush - Twilight Shower Gel
This was lavender scented. Not my fave. But it's your typical lush body wash. Lathers well and a little goes a long way. I've already repurchased in other scents. 

Bath and Body Works - Foaming Hand Soap in Purrfect Pumpkin and Coconut Mint Drop
This is my favourite hand soap. Purrfect Pumpkin was a sweet cinnamon scent, and coconut mint drop was fairly light when it came to scent. Both were nice. Not sure I'd pick those scents again in the future - they weren't bad, just not my favourite! I've already repurchased other scents.

Bath and Body Works - Candle in Hot Cocoa and Cream
I love bath and body works candles. I picked this up during a sale. It smells just like hot chocolate. It was nice for that type of scent. I prefer fruity scents though. I have many backup candles in different scents lol.

JewelScent - Wax Bar in Honolulu Berries
The quality of this wax bar just was not good. I purchased some when they were on sale for pretty cheap but I think I'm spoiled from my usual Scentsy bars. This one was hard in the package and very crumbly. The scent throw wasn't good and it was so hard to remove from my warmer unless I melted it first. I have some other bars of this brand to finish up, but I won't repurchase.

Scentsy - Wax Bars in Oats & Honey, Love & Happiness, Gingerbread Donut
Scentsy wax bars are my favourite. I'm also a consultant, but that's besides the point.
These were all just okay scents to me.
Oats & Honey - A buttery mix of toasted oats and tupelo honey, oven-crisped with vanilla maple. Heavy on the butter and maple. Both not a big fan of, especially the maple.
Love & Happiness - Glazed Chestnut, Vanilla and Sugarcane define temptation. This was kind of floral in a way, it kind of reminded me of shampoo. 
Gingerbread Donut - golden gingerbread, spiced donut and vanilla. This one disappointed me the most. It was heavily maple scented, although it doesn't list it. It was nothing like gingerbread like I was expecting.

I only managed to use up 16 products this month. I hope the next few months are better! 


  1. Actually, a fixing spray is what sets your makeup (locks it in place). And they're few and far between ugh. LOL the names are so silly, they're opposite. A setting spray will 'fix' your makeup, and a fixing spray will set it! LOL. MAC fix + is a gooder! I use that, and then use a fixing spray on top :)

  2. I still need to try the Essence Brow gel instead of the Benefit one - the price difference is insane!


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