June 10, 2018

Empties - May 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 May!

I actually have a lot of empties this month, I'm quite surprised with myself. Let's get a closer look at everything.

 These were my only "makeup" items.

Urban Decay - Troublemaker Mascara
I don't know if because this is extra small, but I found it so hard to apply.. and the brush was so hard that it actually hurt to use it on my lashes. Ended up tossing it because it was so uncomfortable to use. Based on that alone, I wouldn't purchase a full size.

Tarte - Tarteist Mascara
I liked this when it was "fresh"... I liked the brush and I liked how my lashes looked. It gave them some extra length and little volume. However, once it started to dry out, it wasn't as nice. I wouldn't repurchase just because I have other mascaras that I like more. And a ton more to go through.

Garnier - Skin Active - Micellar Water
This took me ages to use up, but I liked it. It was gentle. I used it more as a toner though, or to remove left over makeup that sometimes was stubborn. I would repurchase it but I have a full size Nivea bottle to get through, and then I actually picked up a two pack of Bioderma when it was on sale after Christmas. I did like it thought!

Glamglow - Youthmud Tinglexfoliant Treatment
I like this mask. It goes on like clay, and when you rinse it off, you use circular motions so it also exfoliates the skin. It has pieces of tea leaves in it as well. But Glamglow is so popular now, most of my readers probably know this. I like it, but I don't think I could ever bring myself to buy a full size.

Drunk Elephant - La La Retro Whipped Cream
I love the thick texture of this face cream, but that's about where my love ends. It felt like it never absorbed into my skin and just sat on top as a final layer. If I tried to wear it under make up, it would just ball up. I wouldn't repurchase a full size.

Youth To The People - Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid
This was a lightweight moisturizer that was supposed to be good for the skin. I got maybe two uses out of this sample and then it dried out, so I don't have much of an opinion on it. Except I wouldn't repurchase it because it would probably dry out before I finished it.

Fresh - Rose Face Mask
This is a gel face mask, with tiny rose pieces in it. I use it when my skin feels extra dry because I find it helps rebalance my skin. I actually really liked it and would consider purchasing the full size.

Shiseido - BioPerformance Advanced Super Revitalizer N
I loved this as a night cream. It was super creamy. Most people would probably dislike how "greasy" it makes them look, but my skin LOVED this. However, this is an old sample and Shiseido has discontinued this line. My all time favourite moisturizer actually used to be the Shiseido Benefiance Revitalizing Creme N, but also discontinued. I'm bitter.

Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair 
This makes my skin feel hydrated, but I didn't notice a difference in my skin. I have a couple more samples of these to get through, but I wouldn't repurchase the full size.

Amore Pacific - The Essential Creme Fluid
Another item I didn't notice made any difference in my skin. Pass.

Monat - Replenish Masque
Just an expensive conditioner that did nothing special for my hair. Seriously. I noticed my hair would break every time I used this as well. No thanks.

Christophe Robin - Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
This is a scalp scrub and I really liked it. I found it to be a little difficult to get into my scalp just because my hair is so thick and the pieces of sea salt were large, but it definitely cleans the scalp. I don't think I would repurchase just because I preferred the next scrub below.

Briogeo - Scalp Revival Micro Exfoliating Shampoo
This stuff is minty, the exfoliating pieces are tiny and the texture is more on the watery side, so it makes it much more easier to get to my scalp. My hair also felt clean, and the minty-ness made my scalp feel fresh. I really liked this!

Boo Bamboo - Hair Strengthening Shampoo and Strengthen and Shine Conditioner
I liked these sample sizes, of course I could only really get one try out of these, but they didn't leave my hair looking greasy after a day or two, and it didn't irritate my scalp at all like some other brands. So, thumbs up in my book!

Bath and Body Works - Candle in Campfire Donut
This didn't smell like campfire, or donut to me. It was such a light scent and had little throw. I wouldn't repurchase.

Scentsy Washer Whiffs in Zen Garden
This is a light floraly scent. Washer whiffs are like those downy unstoppables. I like them, but I prefer other scents. I've already repurchased in others.

Scentsy Wax Bars in Vanillamint and Red Candy Apple
Vanillamint was slightly vanilla'd and minty, but it also had a musky, masculine undertone. Not my favourite.
Red Candy Apple had a slight apple scent, but I wasn't reminded of candy apples, which I was really hoping for. I wouldn't repurchase either of these scents.

Charmed Aroma - Bath Bomb in Cotton Candy
This did not smell like cotton candy at all, but it felt nice on the skin, not too oily. And it didn't stain the tub, which is awesome. The earrings that came inside were also very pretty.

Bath and Body Works - Foaming Hand Soap in Ghoul Friend
This had a deep fruity, plum, scent. If that makes sense. I liked it and I would repurchase it again. I have a bunch more to get through though!

So for the month of May I managed to use up 21 products, which isn't as much as I would like but it definitely is a good amount! I hope I can make a larger dent in some items in June!

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