Saturday, February 28, 2015

Empties: February 2015

Another month has gone by! Time for my favorite post of the month, empties! (I have been on a buying-freeze in attempt to use up my stash and save money, so these posts feel good to do!)
 Shiseido Pureness Cleansing Water: This is good stuff on days with light-no makeup. Refreshing and not drying. Unfortunately not super great at removing heavier makeup, so Bioderma still beats this. Enjoyed using it but won't repurchase.
 Lancome Nutrix Royal Body: woa wee this is a HEAVY body cream. This was a hefty deluxe sample, but the tube totally sucked and was very difficult to squeeze the stuff out once I was more than half ways through. Very moisturizing though. Might purchase once I've done more stash shopping.
 Josie Maran Daily Moisturizer SPF47: I wasn't expecting much from this as it felt very oily/thick initially, however it actually absorbs nicely and doesn't leave much of a white cast despite how white it looks in the bottle. This is better for dry skin/winter skin. Might purchase.
 Marc Jacobs lip balm: this was a very good lip balm, but not really anything special and thus not worth the $30 full price. If I'm going to pay that much I'd much rather shell out for the Hourglass Lip Oil. Won't purchase due to it being overpriced.
 BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara: If you're like me, and have a giant stash of mascara samples, start using them now... Once opened, mascaras only last 1-2 mos before drying out. This however, was dead dry upon first-opening. I don't think I got it anymore than a year ago, though I could be mistaken. Time to move on those mascaras!!! Don't know if I'd purchase since I didn't see the true product...
 Shu Uemura red:juvenus Revitalizing emulsion: Very light and quick-absorbing lotion. Better for summer so I unfortunately tried this in the wrong season. I liked it overall, but the scent was a bit too strong. Probably won't purchase.
 B. Kamins Brightening Mask: I reviewed this previously here. This masks works very well but unfortunately as the winter set in begun to sting more and more. Won't purchase.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo: I've saved the best for last! I've already purchased the full size bottle. This came from a previous topbox, and though it makes the hair a bit too smooth to do up-dos, for those lazy let-my-hair-do-whatever days, this is amazing for freshening up to rid the grease and there is NO white buildup. It also smells great. I think this will be repurchased again and again unless I find something even better.


  1. I am also loving the Amika dry shampoo. I love it as it doesn't leave a white residue and it is perfect to throw in my purse or in the car. I want to get the full- size too. Where do you find it?

    1. I got mine from! It's around $20 or so. Enjoy!