Sunday, August 2, 2015

July 2015 Empties

Time for another Monthly Empties!! (I loved watching empties videos & reading blog posts - so I am jumping on the empties bandwagon - this is my 3rd month!)

(Also, just as a note I will only be showing empties of make-up, skincare, body and hair products - the rest you don't need to see! I won't be showing any sheet masks here either because I review my whole Month in Masks in a separate post, but I will include masks in packages that I have finished!)

Let's get right in:

NEOGEN Gold Cacao ~ $28.03. An intensively moisturizing and nourishing facial butter cream specifically formulated to target those with super dry, sensitive skin, and rough, cracking skin. It's key ingredients - gold, cacao seed butter, mango seed butter, shea butter, and olive oil - are naturally derived.

This face cream was amazing!!! It was better in the winter/spring when my skin was really dry and I only had a little left to use this month! This came in a past memebox (surprisingly not one that I purchased but I bought this for a great deal on a swap board!)
Repurchase: YES! (Hopefully on sale...)

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster ~ $56. A super- saturated hydrating fluid concentrate to help revitalize dry, parched skin. Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and nutrient-rich Algae Extract help restore moisture balance and hydrate tissues to smooth skin, improve suppleness and minimize fine dryness lines. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

I got this in the Fall 2014 FabFitFun box and I loooove this! I use it in the daytime after my mist and toner, before emulsion and lotion. I was so sad when this was getting low, and even sadder when it was all gone - it did wonders for my skin!
Repurchase: yes! (again, hopefully on sale)

Philosophy Time In A Bottle™ For Eyes ~ full size is $72.00. A daily age-defying serum for eyes. 

I got this as a sample with a Sephora order, and I was not a big fan. I thought the pump bottle squeezed out way too much product and did not really see any results. 
Repurchase: no

It's Skin Mangowhite Lip and Eye Remover Tissue ~ $5. This is a mango scented tissue that is perfect for cleansing your lip and eye.

This is the second package of these I have used up! I liked the smell and thought these worked well!
Repurchase: yes, eventually... no rush...

Biore Nose Strip ~ box of 14 for $12. Instantly Remove Pore-Clogging Dirt, Oil And Blackheads Cleans Weeks Of Dirt Buildup In Just 10 Minutes Have An Innovative Slit Design For Improved Fit Contains 7 Face And 7 Nose Strips Hypo-Allergenic And Oil-Free.

I like these - great to use every month/or 2 weeks! I know it's not good to use them too often, but I like to use them here and there!
Repurchase: yes, these are bit of a staple

Hanaka Macaron Facial Mask - Canadian Glacial Mud ~ $3.90. Has properties of moisturizing, purifing pores, balancing oil and water, strengthen skin, making the skin elastic and dynamic.

I purchased a few of these hanaka macaron mask from ebay and at $4 a mask, I can only use them once in a while. I loved this clay mask - I used this in my multi masking post. It made my skin feel awesome, but the only compliant was that it was hard to wash off.
Repurchase: yes, once I get through a few more of my masks... 

Pelle Beauty Face Oil in "Nourish" ~ full size is $29. For everyday use, apply after cleansing. Make sure your skin is still very damp and massage well using upward strokes. A little goes a long way. It can be applied morning or night.

I love a good facial oil and received this in a past Petit Vour box. I used this a lot when I first got it and almost forgot about it for a few months. When I started using it again I remembered how much I liked it! 
Repurchase: most likely! (I few other facial oils to use first)

Lush Celestial Facial Moisturizer ~ full size is $24.95. Redness. Stinging. Irritation. Sound familiar? Having sensitive skin can be incredibly frustrating (even painful!), which is why we invented our most gentle moisturizer, Celestial. With its creamy cocoa butter base, Celestial effectively moisturizes without irritating ingredients like citrus oils or alcohol. We blend vanilla water, to help the skin retain its moisture, with hydrating almond milk and fresh dove orchid extract to keep delicate skin in soft, glowing condition. Celestial also doubles as a fantastically softening night cream for all skin types.

I was excited to get this sample in a Mother's Day set. I have heard great things about Lush's face lotions and this sounds like it is geared right towards my skin type. However, I did not really like this. I mean it was good, but it was a little too greasy for my liking. 
Repurchase: no 

Shara Shara Revital Magic Cream ~ $16 full size. The revital magic cream is the ultimate skin smoothing and repairing formula enriched with eucalyptus oil and 40 different herbal ingredients. It's gentle, non-sticky, and helps smoothen and erase signs of blemish scars and uneven skin texture while brightening and firming the skin for a more youthful-looking complexion.

This came in a past Memebox and I liked it the first few times I used it. The problem was the texture - it was very thick and felt almost silicone-y going on to the skin. I don't mind thick textures but it did not absorb well in to the skin. I could not finish this.. 
Repurchase: no



Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow ~ $28.00. Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow contains a creamy, long-lasting formula that makes it easy to create the perfect smoky eye. Its rich black pigment creates the ultimate defining line and its creamy texture creates a sultry, smudgy effect.

I have had this for a long time and it was almost done, but it dried out this month. I bought this specifically for a halloween costume and used this a fair bit for a very dark look. It was good but it's not the most practical. 
Repurchase: maybe, when I need it again.. 

EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm "Strawberry Sorbet" ~ $3.29. Show your lips some love with a lip balm as delicious and refreshing as the irresistible dessert.

I know that these have a cult following, but I wasn't that impressed by this that much. I thought it gave my lip moisture but it didn't last very long. 
Repurchase: nah, there is better lip balm out there...

Lasting Smiles Passionfruit Mango Organic Lip Balm ~ $4.99. Nourish your lips while you Nurture the World! Moisturize your lips with healthy organic ingredients while supporting fairtrade global farmers and funding cleft surgeries for children.

I love that this lip balm is made for a good cause and I quite liked it! It was good but just not as good as the Burt's Bees that I use!
Repurchase: maybe, but I like another kind better.. 

NYC Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara ~ $1.99. Don't forget to take new NYC New York Color Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara. It extends your lashes up to 60%, lifting and stretching them sky-high for an endless eye look. It won't impact on your spending money either. So apply liberally and hit Fifth Avenue, ladies! 

I got this in a past Lip Monthly and thought I would give it a try. It sucked - I only used it twice. Honestly, it just did nothing but clumped my lashes together and added no length or anything. Both times I wore it, my natural eyelashes would have looked better!
Repurchase: never



Dr. Squatch Gold Moss Scrub ~ $6.00. One of our most revered scents, a truly unique bar scented with oak moss. This bar is a subtle earthy musk with a hint of freshly ground cocoa and added sea salt.  Very popular with woodsmen and urbanites alike.

*Disclaimer - this is my fiance's empty, but I had to talk about it! He ordered a Wet Shave Club box and got a Dr. Squatch soap. He loved it and put in an order for a whole lot more!! Just thought I would throw it in here, in case you were looking for a natural soap for your man! 
Repurchase: he already has! 

Vita Bath Body Wash in Wild Red Cherry ~ $7.95 full size. A truly sudsy, bubbly shower experience! This customer favorite Fruit Fanatic™ Wild Red Cherry with Cherry Blossom Extract Vitabath® Body Wash offers the perfect serving of ripe, delicious "just picked" cherries to sweeten your day. Experience the luxurious lather of this gently cleansing Sulfate and Paraben Free formula. It will leave your skin feeling clean, refreshed and vibrant.

I received this is a Beauty Box 5 box and I used it as a bubble bath instead of a body wash. It was okay, but nothing special. 
Repurchase: probably not.. 

Bath Time Box - The 15 Minute Bath Bomb in Margarita ~ $5.50. This is the bomb diggity of bath bombs! Our time trials showed over 15 minutes of foaming action. And the scent throw is amazing. But that's not all! This bomb takes it to the next level with the addition of skin loving colloidal oatmeal, sweet almond oil and kaolin clay. Try to resist the urge for a frozen drink after a soak with this bomb. 

This bath bomb was amazing - it smelled so amazing! It also lasted a long time for a bath bomb!
Repurchase: yes! 

Bath Time Box - Regal Raspberry Cocoa Butter Soap ~ $6.75. Our luscious cocoa butter soap infused with Raspberry essential oils and topped off with a bit of Mica shimmer.

I bought this in a bunch of soaps from Bath Time Box and loved it! It smells really great and was so moisturizing and made my skin so soft! I loved this.
Repurchase: yes! 

Bubbler Bubble Bars ~ $7.50. Crumble into a nice warm tub and enjoy tons of bubbles from these mildly scented bars. 

I love anything lavender scented for the bath and this was great! I liked that it gave bubbles for a couple of uses! 
Repurchase: maybe, but I prefer the bath bombs



First Aid Beaty Ultra Repair Cream ~ 2 oz for $12.00. FAB Ultra Repair® Cream is a thick, rich, emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. With the help of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil and ceramides, FAB Ultra Repair® Cream provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin. FAB Antioxidant Booster is there to defend skin from free radical damage. Ultra Repair® Cream can be used all over the body and on the face. 

I bought this on Sephora, but strangely since they moved their warehouse to Canada, First Aid Beauty is no longer available in Canada. I liked this on my arms with eczema and keratosis pilaris. The cream is very rich and thick! 
Repurchase: yes, this was great!

Lush Yummy Mummy Body Conditioner ~ $? - was limited edition for Mother's Day. Made with silky-soft butters, almond oil and a dash of fresh strawberry juice, we couldn’t call this one anything but Yummy! For the most luxuriously soft skin imaginable, this limited edition Body Conditioner is a sure bet for any Mom’s shower ritual. Smooth generously over your whole body in the shower or bath, then rinse away to reveal skin so soft and delicately scented, they’ll be calling you Yummy Mummy in no time.

I received this in a Mother's Day package and it was good! This scent smelled soo good and I was a little sad it was a limited edition scent! I liked this!
Repurchase: yes, when it is released again! 

Dancin' Goat Hula Bliss Body Lotion ~ full size is $17.99. Goat's milk, coconut oil, lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary all work together in this natural formula to leave your skin hydrated and happy. 

I got this in a Beauty Box 5, and I'm not a very big fan. This lotion is quite liquid-y and the smell is way too strong. 
Repurchase: no

Briogeo Rosarco Milk - Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray ~ full size is $25. This ultra lightweight leave-in conditioning spray fortifies your hair with nourishing rosehip, argan, and coconut oils. Its silicone-free formula adds hydration & moisture without weighing hair down.

I got this in a past Ipsy bag and I originally thought that I wasn't going to like this, but it turns out that I loved it! This made my hair so soft and amazing! 
Repurchase: yes! (but I bought a different brand of hair milk to try first!)



TIGI Bed Head Resurrection Shampoo/Conditioner Set ~ $27.74. Perfect for: Weak, brittle hair that needs an intervention. Admitting is the first step! Face it . . . Your hair needs some rehab. Let the hydration therapy begin. Bring weak & brittle hair back to life with this powerful moisture packed shampoo and conditioner. 

I use these on and off with another type of shampoo and conditioner. I like this set and it makes my hair feel pretty good! 
Repurchase: yes

Chi Infra Treatment ~ $27.19. CHI Infra Treatment is a thermal protective treatment. Cationin Hydration Interlink is a superior moisturizing and protecting treatment.

I really liked this - I use a little bit of this after my conditioner and it worked well, but it wasn't anything amazing. 
Repurchase: maybe, i'm undecided

So, in July I used 25 products - It was quite a bit more than I was expecting! I am happy with the number of products I have used, especially over the past few months! There was some really great products and some big misses this month.

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