Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February 2017 - Monthly Empties!

Time for another look in to another month of my beauty garbage! 

Mini Pet Hand Cream ~ $10.00 for a set of 3. Perfect for stocking stuffers! You will absolutely love these cutest mini hand creams and the smell!

This hand lotion is adorable - right?! I wish it smelled that good, but it was overwhelming floral that it is was horrible to use... but I did it anyway...
Repurchase: No... way to smelly...

Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara ~ sample size (full size is $34.00). Swipe on a full lash fringe look. This mascara is enriched with nylon powders, offering an ideal lash application for sexy, fanned out lashes. This mascara creates a volumized, yet separated and extended, lifted lash look that’s perfect for fine, thin lashes. 

I just cleaned out my work desk and found this mascara, so this is old! But, this mascara used to be my holy grail - I need to repurchase this ASAP so that I can reconfirm my love for this!
Repurchase: Yes, now!

NYX HD Finishing Powder in "Banana" ~ $12.00. A lightweight translucent finishing powder that helps soften the appearance of fine lines and pores. This silky pressed powder has a fresh matte finish.

This powder is my absolute favorite for setting my under eye concealer! This made my monthly favorites in May 2016 and it has remained my favorite this whole time. Love, love, love! 

Repurchase: Already have! 

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment "Rose" ~ sample size (full size is $29.00). A bestselling lip treatment—and a cult-favorite among all who try it, including Hollywood’s elite—that moisturizes, protects, and smooths the lips.

This is AMAZING! This is so hydrating and offers the perfect hint of color to the lips. Seriously, holy grail lip product - I never thought that I would spend $30 on a lip balm, but this is no ordinary lip balm. Nothing compares to this! (This also made my monthly favs in December 2016!)
Repurchase: YES! 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer ~ sample (full size is $24.00). A glue specifically formulated to lock down eye glitter and enhance its reflective quality.

I loved this and used it recently in my Glitter Lips tutorial. This works really well and I have used it previously with eye looks and it is great. My problem is the size quite big, and I don't use it that often.
Repurchase: Yes, if I can find a travel size... 

Bh Cosmetics Brush V6 - Vegan Large Eyeshadow Brush ~ $5.50. Use our full, fluffy Vegan Large Eyeshadow Brush to apply, shade, and blend wet and dry shadows across lids, in the crease, and on the brow bone like a pro. The silky synthetic bristles and rounded shape ensure a clean sweep!

Ugh, I'm so sad when brushes break - this was so affordable and was fluffy and worked well. There was just no way to use it without a handle. 
Repurchase: Well it worked good, I should get another one...

Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil ~ sample size (full size is $18.00 - $58.00). A gentle, two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser. 

I was excited to try this product as Tatcha is a great brand and I love oil cleansers; but, this one stung my eyes so bad that it was hard to use! I ended up finishing it just because, but I couldn't enjoy it.
Repurchase: No

Eminence Firm Skin Acai Cleanser ~ $38.00 (also comes in travel size!) This Naturally-derived hyaluronic acid and seabuckthorn oil help reduce the signs of aging and restore elasticity for a more youthful appearance.This cleanses and refines dull, devitalized skin for a smooth and glowing complexion. Helps maturing skin with antioxidant-rich acai berry. Cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, animal by-products, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.

This cleanser was really great - it was a soft, creamy texture and made my skin clean and feel fantastic! It made my monthly favorites in August 2016 and I have used it non-stop since then! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream ~ $48.00. A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application.

I received this in a past FabFitFun box and I have a friend who swears by this; but, it just didn't work for me. My skin tends to be on the dry side and this just did not work for me. No matter how much I used, it just did not hydrate my skin as much as I needed. If you have oilier skin, I think this would be great - it was a good moisturizer, just not for my skin type! 
Repurchase: No

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask ~ $14.00 (4 masks for $49.00). A revolution in repair for fresh, youthful-looking eyes. Starting tonight, rejuvenate the look and feel of your eyes after the stresses of modern life—from long days to lack of sleep, even pollution. Instantly, your eye area feels cool and refreshed. In just 10 minutes, eyes look more rested, renewed Fine, dry lines are plumped as skin is drenched with hydration. Eyes look radiant, infused with luminous youth.

The packaging was really interesting on these eye masks and you had to infuse the eye masks by breaking open the essence package. I thought these worked well and my eyes looked well refreshed the morning after using them! 

Repurchase: Likely! 

AHC Whitening Cream SPF35 PA++ ~ full size $38. Skin brightening is with no doubt one of the most sought-after features that Korean woman take into consideration when purchasing skin care or base makeup products. This is a 4 in 1 product: moisturizing cream, sunblock, brightening cream and complexion correcting cream and helps visibly corrects uneven skin tone to create the signature dewy, translucent complexion so adored by Korean women. 

Whitening creams do bleach you skin or anything crazy, they work to reduce redness and hyper-pigmentation. I didn't love this cream which is why it took me so long to go through this - it was too thick and just didn't moisturize that well.
Repurchase: No

Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Serum ~ $19.95. A lightweight serum that delivers an instant shot of moisture to dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid and delicate velvet flower blend together for an intensive hydrating effect that leaves skin feeling comforted and looking plumper with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reduced.

I really liked this serum - this product line has a bit of strong scent to it, but I liked it so I didn't mind. I thought with extended use that this product really delivered and made my skin feel soft and hydrated every day! I noticed an overall improvement to the texture and appearance of my skin!
Repurchase: Very likely! 

Vichy ProEVEN Brightening Cleansing Foam ~ $20.00. A gentle yet effective triple-action foaming cleanser. It gently exfoliates, purifies and brightens the skin tone. A perfect way to start a ProEVEN routine.

I love this cleanser - probably my all time favorite foaming cleanser! It was gentle and non-drying on my skin. The perfect after an oil-cleanser, foaming cleanser! This actually made my monthly favorites back in July 2015 and I still love it! 
Repurchase: Yes 

Vichy Ideal Body Aqua Sorbet ~ 400 ml for $29.95. The first body treatment with an ultra-refreshing texture to keep skin feeling fresh and energetic from morning until evening.

This lotion smelled amazing! It had a soft gel/lotion texture making it really unique and soothing to use. I found this worked best on my skin in the Spring and Summer and the scent is perfect for that time of year! 
Repurchase: Maybe for the Summertime! 

Olay Fresh Effects S'wipe Out! Refreshing Make-Up Removal Facial Cleanser Cloths ~ $7.56 for 20 wipes. Each of these special pre-moistened cloths is covered in soft cleansing pockets to lift away dirt and make-up, even waterproof mascara, in a flash. With light Olay moisture and vitamin E, they leave skin feeling clean, soft and smooth in one easy step. So S'wipe off your day for freshness you can see and feel. They're dermatologically tested to be oil free and non-comedogenic, so they won't block your pores, and you don't have to worry about buildup after using them repeatedly. These Olay wipes are ideal for cleaning your skin when you're on the go, in the middle of your day or even camping. Anytime you want to feel cleansed, all you need to do is pluck these out of your purse or backpack and you're ready to go once more.

I have yet to find wipes that I actually like using and think they work well at removing face makeup. These were fine for arm swatches, but did nothing on my face - barely removed face makeup and didn't even make a dent on my mascara. 
Repurchase: Nope 

Mise en Scene Perfect Repair Ampoule ~ $5. (6 small bottles for $30). Revive severely damaged hair. 

I received this in a past Mask Genie subscription and it was fine - it was supposed to be really great for split ends. I just used it as a hair mask and it was good, but not amazing or anything.
Repurchase: Not likely... 

Bath Time Box Stress Away Bath Oil - Lavender and Chamomile ~ $12.50. Sweet Almond and Grapeseed Oil infused with calming Chamomile and blended with Lavender Essential Oils. Pour approximately 1 tbsp into your hot bath and use your new pouf to massage these skin loving oils into your skin or just soak and let them take away the day's stress!

This was sooo good - I love nothing more than lavender scents in my nighttime bath - this oil was such a nice addition and was so relaxing! 
Repurchase: Yes

Bath and Body Works Deep Cleansing Hand Soap in "Vanilla Berry Sorbet" ~ $6.50. A sweet treat of summer berries & cool vanilla cream.

This soap smells really amazing - I like the deep cleansing soaps by B&BW, but I think I like the foaming ones better!
Repurchase: I always buy these when they are on sale! 

Bath and Body Works Deep Cleansing Hand Soap in "Sun-Ripened Raspberry" ~ $6.50. The fun, fruity scent of sun-ripened raspberries, strawberry leaves & sugar crystals. 

This raspberry scents is one of my favorite - it is so good! 
Repurchase: Yes

Lush Cupid Bath Bomb ~ $5.25. Take aim and let the amorous arrows fly! Full of powdered rose petals, fresh raspberry juice and uplifting bergamot oil, a bath with Cupid is just what you need to ease your nerves before a hot date: no one will be able to resist you when you smell of sweet, summery raspberries.

This bath bomb smelled sooo good - can you tell I love fruity scents?! It was inexpensive too and lasted a long time! 
Repurchase: Yes if it comes back next year! 

Lush Lover Lamp Bath Bomb ~ $8.95. However your Valentine's Day pans out, you can rely on this amorous organic cocoa butter embrace to melt your heart and soften your skin. As vanilla absolute and Brazilian orange oil sweet nothings are whispered into your bathwater, fair trade cocoa butter hearts unfurl to envelop you in a romantic rendezvous. It's true love!

Mmmm... this bath bomb smelled amazing - like a christmas chocolate orange! Also, this bath bomb is more expensive but it is HUGE! Loved this as it lasted forever in the bath tub! 
Repurchase: Yes, again if it is back next year! 

Lush Lovestruck Bubble Bar ~ $8.65. This year, instead of sending strings of random emojis to your crush, you should invite them over to play with some bubbles. To set the scene, crumble up this familiar yellow face for a tub filled with cheery lemon and geranium-scented suds. Think they'll take you up on your offer? Prayer hands, prayer hands, prayer hands...!

How bright and fun is this bubble bar?! You could easily use this in more than 1 bath; however, I wanted a really bubbly bath and use the whole thing! The bubbles lasted forever and this was so good! 
Repurchase: Yes if they bring it back next year! 

Bath Time Box Free n Clear - Cold Process Soap ~ $7.50. Oh how I love this soap! The unscented bar features Activated Charcoal, Australian Pink Clay and White Kaolin Clay all in a bar chock full of yummy oils and butters such as cocoa butter, shea butter, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and much more. This soap is gentle enough for faces and those with sensitive skin. 

Ooohh... this is a nice clay soap - it smells so earthy and natural, but in a good refreshing way! I have always said I can't use other soaps after using soaps from Bath Time Box/Bath Time Store. They are hands down my favorite! This one was good! 
Repurchase: Yes

So, in February I used up 23 products which is great (almost a product a day!) Although this month I went through a ton of my favorite products and now repurchase list has grown significantly! 


  1. Ugh I'm trying to use up that AHC cream too at the moment, I'm so confused by it, is it trying to be a sunscreen, a moisturizer or what??