Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 2016 Empties!

Time to look through my monthly beauty trash - I feel pretty good about how many products I went through this month! Let's dig in:
January 2016 Empties!

Ariul Spa Water 24 Hours Moisturizing Refreshing Mist ~ full size $18. Rich in minerals and amino acids - this works to give you instant replenishment any time during the day or you can use it as you first step after cleansing  to create a moister barrier and keep your skin hydrated all day!

I received this in a past Memebox and this started me in to mists - I liked this one! It was very refreshing and made my skin very moisturized.
Repurchase: Maybe, if I find it again... I think it might me too hard to find... 

Bioderma Sensibio Makeup Removing Wipes ~ on sale 25 wipes for $11.89. Dermatological wipes dedicated to sensitive skin - comfort and softness. 

I had really high hopes for these because the Bioderma Sensibio Mircella Water is my holy grail makeup remover - but sadly these were not good at removing makeup. They did not work well on eye makeup especially and all over they just weren't great. 
Repurchase: No

Hanaka Camellia Powder Wash ~ pack of 7 for $7.90. Renewing the skin and purifying the pore effectively sweep away impurities and perfectly balanced for all skin types. Deeply cleanser the complexion.

These have been featured on a few past empties as I have slowly made my way through the cleanser packs. I like how handy the little dry powder packs are and this is a gentle exfoliating cleanser. 
Repurchase: Maybe, but only if I wanted them for travelling again. 

Passport to Beauty Tibetan Goji Berry Intense Anti-aging Eye Serum with Retinol ~ full size $88. The Passport To Beauty Tibetan Goji Berry Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Serum marries East with West with a rejuvenating and advanced age-defying formula exclusively designed to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen and elastin while repairing and restoring the delicate eye area.

I received this in a past FabFitFun box, and my first thought was this better be a miracle worker. It was okay, but it has this weird pump that only allows for a full pump and dispenses a ton of product at a time - it was quiet a waste. This is a big eye cream so it did last for a long time. It worked fine, but not $90 fine...
Repurchase: Nah, there is better eye creams out there for less.. 

Mango Seed Radiance Essence ~ $32. Make your skin smoother and more luminous with this radiance-boost, crystal essence! This bi-phase essence provides moisturization, radiance and nourishment to skin through the synergistic effects of mango seeds and highly absorbant macadamia nut oil.

This essence made my favorites in September - I really liked how this made my skin look and feel. It boosted the look of my skin and overall, I really liked this! 

January 2016 Empties!

Juara Candlenut Body Creme ~ sample size 0.34 oz for $2.22 (full size is 7.5 oz for $49.00). Traditional healers of Indonesia weren’t messing around when they pinpointed candlenut oil as a cure for severely dry skin. The centuries-old balm is rich in fatty acids, which makes it a great natural hydrator and all-around skin-smoother. It's velvety formula, inspired by venerable Balinese recipes, penetrates deep into dry, rough skin for instant, nongreasy softness that lasts and lasts.

This lotion is actually really good! This sample was only enough for 1 full body application, but it was awesome. It is slightly on the expensive side but I have a full size from FabFitFun so I am happy to use that!
Repurchase: Maybe, but I have a full size to use first!

SeaRx Birch Sap Moisturizer ~ 2 sample size for $4 (full size is $32). This silky-smooth, non-greasy formulation for the face and body contains ingredients known for their extra strength moisturizing characteristics. It delivers minerals, oligoelements, and sugars combined with birch sap to smooth and strengthen skin while providing long lasting moisturizing effects.Maintains a healthy glow while providing a degree of protection from sunlight.

These samples were small and not very full - both samples were 1 full body application. This lotion had a weird smell and I can't place what it is. I don't think I would repurchase this.
Repurchase: No

ONL Midnight Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream ~ sample. The Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream is a light water-based gel cream that provides deep hydration with anti-wrinkle and whitening effect while you are in deep relaxation. It forms a layer of protection that increases skin moisture retention and elasticity. This product promises a relaxed sleep and waking up to beautiful skin the next morning!

I just received this as an add-on sample from an order, it was fine... nothing crazy special.. just a night cream..
Repurchase: No

THEFACESHOP Bifida 70% All In One Cream ~ sample. 

Again, this was just a sample add on. This cream was fine - it was quite thick and would be good for Winter. I just didn't have enough use to know if I really liked it or not. 

The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Qi & Jin Essence ~ sample. Formulated with medicinal herb extract such as deer anthlers, corni, Angelica gigas NAKAI etc. Provides plentiful moisture for skin. Maintains skin balance all day.

I bought a pack of these sample so I could try The History of Whoo - it is very expensive! I really liked this and will happily keep using my pack of samples. 
Repurchase: When I win the lottery... 

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Remover ~ foil sample (full size is 50 ml for $23). A waterproof eye makeup remover that completely lifts away makeup. 

I have said this before - I am not a big fan of this remover. It always stings my eyes and I'm just not a fan.
Repurchase: No

SUM:37 Flawless Regenerating Essence ~ sample. Nourishes and regenerates skin, excellent coverage effects. Invigorates skin, keeps skin healthy. Highly concentrated nourishment essence.

I also bought these samples in a big pack as SUM:37 is a brand I have always wanted to try, but again the products are expensive! I really liked this essence - it made my skin feel really good, so I am happy to use the rest of my samples!
Repurchase: Let's see after all my samples! 

Skin Food Water Berry Emulsion ~ sample. Watery Berry Emulsion contains three berry extracts – Lingon Berry & Articic Berry & Cloud Berry. Excellence at Antioxidant Activities against skin-aging.

This emulsion has been seen on here a few times, but I will say the same thing - I'm not really a big fan. The scent is way too strong, blah. 
Repurchase: NO

January 2016 Empties!

Freeman Body Anti-Stress Foaming Bath ~ $3-5?. Calms and relaxes.

This doesn't seem to be available anywhere, but I really liked this! This smelled great and the bubbles lasted a long time! I really liked this.
Repurchase: If I can find it! 

Lord of Misrule Shower Cream ~ 60 ml for $5.97. A feast for the senses! Get down and earthy with this mischievous, herbal blend of patchouli, peppercorn and black pepper with an intriguing fair trade vanilla sweetness. As you rub this addictive lather all over the body, organic wheatgerm oil provides a nourishing dose of vitamin E to ensure your skin is in fine (and fragrant) party form. You won't be the fool after washing with this.

I loved this scent of this shower cream! It was very different than what I normally use! And it was bright green! I really liked this!
Repurchase: Yes, next Halloween! 

Cranberry Spice Cold Process Soap ~ $7.50. The holidays wouldn't be complete without the scents of tart cranberries, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. This scent-sational bar features our skin loving formulation that is sure to please even the pickiest skin. 

Mmmm... this smells just like a cinnamon heart candy - so good!!! I really enjoyed this! And, if you have read this blog then you know that Bath Time Box soaps are my favorite soaps ever!
Repurchase: yes! 

Aromatic Shower Steamer ~ $5.00. Along with the cooler temperatures comes cold and flu season. These steamers feature a powerful combination of essential oils to help clear clogged heads and sinuses. Plop one on the side of a hot shower and let the aromatic steam wash over you. 

I love shower steamers! I put them in the corner of my shower so they last a few showers and give off all the great scents of a bath in the shower! I really liked this one!
Repurchase: Probably...

Skintimate Shave Gel (Travel Size) ~ $1.99.

I received this in a past FabFitFun box. This was fine - shave gel is shave gel to me. I have no loyalty to shaving cream and just buy whatever is on sale. 
Repurchase: Only if it's the cheapest in the store...

Pink Flamingo Reusable Bubble Bar ~ $7.95. Birds of a feather bathe together! Slip into something more fruity with this cocktail-inspired reusable bubble bar, filled with fragrant rosewood and sexy ylang ylang. To set the mood for all kinds of nude, softening macadamia nut oil and refreshing bergamot leave you feeling rosy. Now, let the bubbly flow!

This bubble bar smelled sooo good! I really liked this! This was fun and I like that I got a couple of uses out of it, but I didn't like to stick I found it harder to use.

January 2016 Empties!

Joe Nail Polish Remover Non-Acetone ~ $4. 

This is kind of my go to nail polish remover - not out of love, but out of price. This works well and I do really like it. I also like that it is the cheapest at Superstore. 
Repurchase: Yes, already have! 

Charlotte Russe Nail Art Polishes - Purple and Pink ~ $??.

Okay, I can't tell you how many years I have had this for because that might be a little embarrassing for how long I keep nail polish for. These were well used and really close to empty, but I went to use them and they were all dried out. They had a good run and were very affordable! 
Repurchase: Maybe, but these are so old who knows if they exist any more! 

Nail Art Polish - Purple and Silver Glitter ~ $2. 

I buy these nail art glitter polishes in packs of 5 or 6 on ebay for a very inexpensive price! They lasted a long time and both of these colors were well used - again, these were a little too dry to keep using, but they were very close to empty. 
Repurchase: Yes

Formula X Base Coat ~ $13. A binding, ultrasticky base coat that primes nails for a flawless, long-lasting application. 

If you have seen any of Manicure Monday posts, you would see that this is my go to base coat - I really like this! My favorite for a long time.
Repurchase: Yes, already have

January 2016 Empties!

Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer ~ sample size (full size is $40). A skin-perfecting mattifying base and pore refiner. 

This was a really thick primer.. it was a little too thick generally for my liking. I prefer my primer a little thinner than this. But is was good, it worked and lasted on my skin.
Repurchase: Probably not.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara ~ sample size 0.1 oz for $10.33 (full size is 0.3 oz for $31). A mascara inspired by hair rollers, this super-curling and lifting mascara gives a sexy, wide-eyed look. Its patent-pending Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush features tiny custom-designed hooks to catch, lift, and curl even short and straight lashes. 

This made my December Favorites - I really love this mascara! This is lengthening, curling and makes my lashes look super pretty! This is in my Top 3 mascaras of all time! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

The Yeon Style Y Fruity Swirl Lipbalm in Strawberry ~ $4.43. Fruity lip balm enriched with jojoba oil will give you bright and moisturized lips.

I bought this in a swap as I really like The Yeon products - but seriously I used this once and it was so thick and goopy and gross and neon pink on the lips. All around, yuck!
Repurchase: No

Ice Cream Bombs ~ $13.50 for 3 bombs. What better way to say Summer than ice cream? These assorted bombs feature a variety of scents: Vanilla, Cotton Candy, Raspberry and Pina Coloda. Our unique bomb formulation features rejuvenating colloidal oats, skin loving oils and water softening powders. Drop one in your tub and savor the long lasting foaming action.

This came in a set of 3 and this was my final of the 3 bombs - these smell soooo good! Some of my favorite scents of bath bombs and they lasted a long time! Really good. 
Repurchase: Yes! 

The Experimenter Bath Bomb ~ $8.95. Drop this vibrant fizzer in your tub and venture into your very own bathtime motion picture. This bathing blockbuster stars vivid, swirling colors to enthrall your senses, crackling popping candy, and the sweet comforting fragrances of fair trade vanilla and tonka absolutes. It's the most thrilling bath number ever staged!

This bomb was huge and had a ton of layers and colors and goodies! It was crazy.. my bath went from pink to blue to purple! This was fun! And smelled good and lasted a long time.
Repurchase: Maybe, but $9 is a lot for 1 bomb.. 

Overall, this month I used up 30 products which is really good! I used up a lot more skin care and bath products then anything else! There wasn't a ton of products this month that will have me running straight back to the store, but there was still some favorites mixed in there too! 

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