Product Empties! Would I Repurchase?

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I have a new collection of product empties to share with you. We have a bit of skincare and beauty, the best of both worlds. The post is on the new blog. Please go give it a read, feel free to subscribe while you’re there.

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Meghan. xo

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Meghan’s Empties #1: Would I Repurchase?

Hello everyone!

I thought I would give you a quick glimpse into my little empties bucket and tell you how I felt about each of the products that I have recently finished… cause I mean who doesn’t love some empties?

I’m not going to ramble so let’s just get started!

#1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer for Dark Circles (Yellow shade) 

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To be very honest this is my probably my third or maybe even fourth now bottle of this concealer. I love it. It’s affordable, its thick, it covers my dark circles, and for me it doesn’t crease. If i’m in a pinch for time I will even put this on most of my face and pass it off as a foundation because it covers so well! I tend to go back and forth between the yellow shade and the salmon shade and I can never quite decide which one is my favourite. Overall if you’re looking for a good concealer that won’t break your bank, this is the one my friends. Definitely will repurchase! 

#2. Nivea Double Effect Anti-Perspirant/ Deodorant (Violet Senses Scent)

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When I bought this deodorant I was a little nervous because I don’t usually have the best luck with Nivea products. The exception to this is the in shower body lotion, a post/ review on that product can be found here!  

After using this I actually really enjoyed it. It smelt amazing, my underarms felt significantly smoother, and I never got that stiff feeling when applying it. It seemed to just go over my skin like butter. As for sweat control I found for my day to day life it held up pretty well.

I have since repurchased a different variation of this deodorant and it was a bit of a fail… a post about this will come soon. As for my recommendation… the purple Violet Senses one worked great, but I think for the product in general i’m going to have to say it’s a no bueno from me. 

#3. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla 

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This is a cult classic, this concealer is phenomenal. It is brightening, thick, covers every mark on my face, works great under the eyes, and comes in TONS of colours. It’s also very expensive. If you are in a place where you can afford the splurge then I would highly recommend it. I have since repurchased, and I will continue to repurchase in the future!

#4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect Waterproof Mascara 

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This is a bit of a tricky review for me because I have two opinions. For the non- waterproof formula of this mascara I have nothing but nice things to say. It is what I use everyday and I adore it. For this waterproof version, I absolutely HATED it. This version of the mascara made my lashes look small and clumpy, it was really hard to put on, and nearly impossible to take off. In order to get this off of my eyelashes I would have to MELT it off with a hot cloth for several minutes before going in with any kind of makeup remover. Like not even Bioderma can get this stuff off people.

If you want to try this mascara (because it’s drugstore and really nice in general) please go with the regular formula, it doesn’t smudge on me at all and it comes off pretty easy at the end of the day. And it makes your lashes look super long (not much on the volume front though) unlike the waterproof one which just turns them into a hot fricking mess. Waterproof= big pass from me. 

#5. L’Oreal Infallible Pro- Matte Foundation 

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I’m not going to ramble on too much here because I have a full review of this product in this post here! In general this foundation did stay super matte, it controlled my oils, and it didn’t feel too heavy on the face. I didn’t like the fact that it oxidized like crazy on me, and it didn’t come in many shades. I found it to look a little cakey but to be fair I never applied it with a sponge (so that could change on application).

I don’t think this foundation is bad, but I don’t think I would repurchase. 

#6. Life Brand 3 in 1 Cleansing Cloths for all skin types (Makeup Wipes)

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These makeup wipes used to be my holy grail wipes for a long time. I like them because they take a lot of makeup off and they do so pretty easily. The cons for me are the fact that they do sting my eyes a little and they tend to be a little drying. They come in massive packs for not much money, so that’s a huge plus.

Now that I’ve used the Simple Micellar Wipes (post here!) I don’t think I will be repurchasing the Life Brand ones unless I’m in a pinch.

I hope this post helped you a little bit and gave you some insight to my thoughts on some cult classic products, and maybe some new ones as well!

Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve tried these products with your thoughts, I would love to read them. Also leave any suggestions of what you would like to see upcoming on the blog, I’m always open to ideas!

Have a wonderful day or evening and I will talk to you soon!

Meghan. xo

FYI: I purchased all of these products and all opinions are my own. xo 

Products Mentioned: 

Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Water Wipes: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Simple-Micellar-Make-Up-Remover-Wipes-25-count/45651071

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy-concealer-P377873?keyword=NARS%20Radiant%20Creamy%20Concealer%20P377873&skuId=1478361&country_switch=ca&_requestid=267406

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: http://www.maybelline.ca/products/eye-makeup/mascara/lash-sensational-washable-mascara.aspx

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/loral-paris-infaillible-matte-classic-ivory-concealer-caramel-beige/6000189234930

Nivea Double Effect Deodorant: http://www.armyandnavy.ca/Nivea-Double-Effect-Deodorant-Antiperspirant_p_8581.html

Life 3 in 1 Cleansing Cloths: http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/beauty/skin-care/scrubs-and-masks/details/057800896722

Meghan’s Empties #1: Would I Repurchase?

Emma’s Empties: Would I Re-purchase?

Hey friends,
It is Emma reporting for duty again. Today I collected the empty products I’ve used up and saved from the weekly garbage run to give you a mini-review of each product.

I love Empties reviews because you really get a good sense of a product once you’ve used up every last drop. I also like knowing what people are planning on buying again because I like knowing what I should and shouldn’t spend my money on.

Let’s start with the goodies. I bought the BareMinerals Bareskin foundation in a value pack at sephora because they always have amazing value packs. So the foundation was a mini size therefore I went through it relatively quickly because I used it every day! The pack retails for $44 which really isn’t bad because you get a normal brush, a mini size powder and the foundation. empties2

I am in the shade bare linen and it matches my skin perfectly. I would say it is a medium coverage but it feels very lightweight on the skin. It is actually a serum foundation and BareMinerals is all about skin health as a brand so I don’t worry about my dry/sensitive skin when I where this. I have indeed re-purchased the full size bottle and will probably continue to do so.

Onto the powder in the kit! That, unfortunately, I will not re-purchase. It is a pressed powder which I’m not quite used to and I think that’s why I went through it so fast but man I flew through this powder. I don’t even know if it did anything. The ring of pan in the middle just kept getting bigger and I was thinking is this even worth it? I don’t think the colour of the powder made much of a difference on my skin which was nice but the powder itself did nothing for me. Nothing. Notta. Not even sure what it does. Moving on. empties4

The next one, the POREfessional by Benefit (retails for $39 full tube, mini size is $13) I picked up in the sephora impulse line because the packaging is so cute and little and it’s the only time you ever see anything in sephora for under $20, you know? The hype got to me. So I tried it. Now, to be honest, at first I didn’t get it. Then I learned that to really use this you need to work it into the skin so it really gets into your pores to give your face a smoother finish. I did like the finish of my skin when I kind the hang of the product but then I started noticing bumps on my cheeks and little zits around where I put the primer. And I’m like, hello? I do not get acne on my cheeks anymore. What’s the deal? Well, as with any “pore-filling” product I think it’s pretty normal for it to um…clog your pores. Which I think is exactly what this did. So I put it down and said goodbye. Sadly, but goodbye.

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I also went through a Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara (retails for $8.47). It comes in the green tube and Pink is usually the one in the commercials for it. To be honest, it’s been around for a long while but I wanted to try it because I’m not a fan of the chunky and clumped lash style that’s going around right now. I have naturally long eyelashes and I want to show them off. I want them to fan out like a butterfly and add as much length as possible. I do enjoy this mascara very very much and highly would recommend. I wear the waterproof formula because I always have my mascara flake underneath my eyes and never have any problems getting it off or having it droop through the day. The only complaint I would have is that I wonder if my eyelashes are as dark as I’d like them to be when wearing this so if I were you I’d go for the very darkest shade that they have. And to answer your questions yes, I have re-purchased this product.

Last but not least I am going to introduce you to my new holy grail product. This is life changing. Meg and I used to always wander into The Body Shop in the mall and I would put this almond nail & cuticle oil sampler on my nails because it was just too darn good to walk by! And, naturally, Meg would give me crap for it so I just had to buy it. It’s only $12 and comes in a twist up pen to release the gel (no spill, yes please) and I lather this stuff on. After a few minutes I swear on my life your hangnails and cuticles just…dissapear. Gone. Your nails look amazing. My ONLY problem with this stuff is that you don’t really know when you’re running low and then all of a sudden you don’t have any and you’re like what am I going to do? Buy more. That’s what you’re going to do.

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I hope you enjoyed this insight into my collection of products and might help you make some future decisions or tempt you to make some splurges. I highly recommend (most of) these products and really suggest you take a gander. Have a lovely day and thank you for listening to this long ramble. We appreciate you very much.

Signing off,

Emma. xoxo

FYI: All products were bought with my own money and all opinions are my own!  

Products Mentioned:

Cuticle Oil: http://www.thebodyshop.ca/en/bath-body-care/hands-feet/hand-care-products/almond-nail-cuticle-oil.aspx
The POREfessional: http://www.sephora.com/the-porefessional-face-primer-P264900?skuId=1578251
BARESKIN Value Pack: http://www.sephora.com/experience-bareskin-reg-3-piece-introductory-collection-P400957?skuId=1764547
Clump Crusher Mascara: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/covergirl-clump-crusher-water-resistant-mascara-very-black/1255111023948

Emma’s Empties: Would I Re-purchase?