Friday, August 7, 2015

Empties: July 2015


Wow I'm very late this month for empties. I've been having a "blah" makeup month, unmotivated to try things or blog about them. I've only been wearing bases, and even skipping highlighter/blush on some days because I feel so blah. Must be some kind of cosmetic depression after my massive hauls fews months back (I will get to those products...), does this ever happen to you? Anyhow, I did manage to finish a bunch of deluxe samples (and tossing out some) so thought this would kick my beauty brain back into gear. 
 

Coconut water shampoo and conditioner, it worked well, but I wasn't wowed.
 Shiseido Benefiance day and night lotions. The day one has SPF18. Now this was good stuff. Made my skin look nice and smooth. I wish the SPF was a bit higher though. Don't be fooled by these little sample bottles these lasted me more than a month of daily use!
 Ojon rare blend. This works well to smooth out and shine out my hair, but I have to be careful to put only a VERY small amount. If I go over board even a little I will look like a slicky oily mess.
L'Occitane almond shower, this is the second deluxe sample bottle, it's good stuff.
 Reversa micellar water. This was no competition for Bioderma. It was basically working as a toner, does not remove makeup well at all.
Skindinavian finishing spray. I have multiple bottles of multiple formulations of this, it works very well to set my makeup all day, even in hot humid Toronto.
 3lab "perfect lips", how about perfectly useless. I've never been so disappointed in such a high end (or just highly priced) product before. This made my lips peel in the winter and in the summer was just barely tolerable. Why I continued for 2 years...only cuz it was so expensive. I've not finished this, but it's as good as gone to me. Good bye and will never repurchase (this has turned me off to 3lab and their too-high-priced skincare in general).

Shu uemura lip gloss. Now this was just a deluxe sample, but it was BAD. It smelled heavily like chemicals. Can someone who uses Shu regularly tell me if this is true of all their lipglosses or did I just get a bad one? It didn't even look that good, just like an ol' pink lipgloss. Disappointed for sure.

Estee Lauder makeup remover lotion. This was a bit of an odd product, consistency of a moisturizer, smear it on and wipe off with the makeup. It does work, but I think I prefer cleansing oils over this.

Clinique gentle liquid soap. This does what it says, it's gentle and foams and washes your face. Again, nothing to write home about and I keep getting samples so probably will never purchase full size.

My tone has been very negative eh this whole post...perhaps I need to go stash shopping and find something that excites me again :)

10 comments:

  1. I feel exactly the same way about makeup lately. After we realize how much $ we have spent and looking at our gigantic stash, it can be very depressing. Plus, summer time nobody wants to be bothered with heavy makeup. I haven't put on eyeshadows for months, not even eyeliner :( The Shiseido Benefiance lotion is in my stash and now you got me want to dig it out and try it.

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    1. It's true, not enough time or face to use up all that lol. I've reminding myself that using things up isn't neccesarily what it's about. Some people collect things that have no practical use whatsoever, at least our makeup does get some use even if it's not all the time :) oh I hope you like the Benefiance as much as I do!

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  2. Still you manage to clear up lots of things!
    I think I used up one set of shampoo and conditioner last month. LOL
    I think stash shopping or weeding out the stash would be a nice solution for this "beauty blah" moment. :)

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    1. True! Lol you're probably using more variety in your stash so things are getting used up more equally! I'm boring sometimes and might use the same thing everyday for awhile. I agree some decluttering and stash shopping will do me good :)

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  3. I feel ya, I often feel the same way. I've become so negative and critical, lol. Good job on finishing so many products though!

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    1. Lol seriously with some of the new launches, it's like this is nothing new... now that I'm on my buying ban I'm definitely using up more! (or just throwing away, like that annoying 3lab lip balm, feels good to rid of it than feel like I had to use it up for the $, it's already sunk and better than I move on to things that actually bring me joy!)

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    2. Yeah, it can feel so good to just chuck something out. At least then it isn't there anymore to cause frustration, lol :-)

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    3. For sure! I made a couple of small purchases yesterday as I felt it time to lift the ban and enjoy a little, so there may be more frustrations coming haha, but it's nice to have you guys and this community to share that with :)

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  4. Believe it or not, as much as I love L'Occitane I have never tried the almond shower oil. I've heard great things about it and I'm pretty familiar with the scent of the line, but somehow I just haven't gotten around to trying it out. What do you like about it, Meiko? :)

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    1. It cleans but doesn't dry me out! I have quite dry/sensitive skin, and some body washes are way too harsh. The smell is alright, not my favorite but I don't mind it :)

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