Monday, September 23, 2013

Product Empties II!

It's been a couple months since my last empties post, and this isn't the biggest group of products, but my husband I are moving in a bit here and you can bet I will NOT be bringing my trash with me! Time to get this stuff off my hands, tell you what I loved and what I didn't. Ready to see my trash?... 

  • Nature's Beauty(works) Sensitive Skin Cleansing & Makeup Remover Towelettes  - These cleansing towelettes were okay. The one thing I do like about them is that they're made with organic and all natural products. Each product is either plant, sugar or naturally derived. I used them to wipe off my makeup at the end of each day, which they did, but they just weren't wet enough for my taste. They are pretty heavily scented with the smell of chamomile, which I enjoy. I know this scent won't be for everyone, though. I found mine on sale at Trade Secret, but you can find them on for $5.99 (click link above to purchase). I would purchase these again.
  • Olay Fresh Effects (S'wipe Out!) Makeup Removal Cloths - I didn't like these. If I swiped too close to my eyes, my eyes would burn like crazy. You only get 20 wipes per package, which I think is a rip-off considering they retail for $5.99. (You may have noticed the Nature's Beauty(works) wipes came with 30!) I think for your money's worth you can get a better wipe for cheaper at the drugstore. I will not repurchase these.

  • Vidal Sassoon Restoring Repair One Minute Mask - I didn't love this hair mask and I didn't hate it. I grabbed it on sale at Target, and figured I'd give it a shot. I didn't notice my hair feeling much more hydrated than it is from a normal conditioner, even when leaving it in longer than the one minute it suggests. You can find this product at most drugstores for around $5. I probably won't buy this again because I've used better hair masks.
  • Finesse ReVitality Hydrate & Recover Conditioner - I really enjoyed this conditioner. My hair felt noticeably more hydrated and healthy after using it, and it felt especially soft and silky. This had a fruity scent that I liked as well. I found this at Big Lots, but you can find it on (click link) or Amazon for around $5. I would definitely repurchase this.

  • Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara - I got this little sample in a Sephora order, I believe and I enjoyed it. Would I spend the $28 to get a full-size? Hell to the no. (See my previous product empties for which high-end mascara I would shell out $$$ for) It added a good bit of volume (with a tendency to get a bit clumpy) and I found it worked best after the product started to dry out a litte (after 15+ uses or so). You can get this mascara at Sephora. 
  • e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen - First and foremost, this definitely wasn't waterproof. It wiped off with the tiniest amount of water, disappointingly. Aside from that, I really liked the size of the tip (click here for a picture) and it went on well and was very black. For $2 you really can't beat it. You can find these at Target or online at I would repurchase this in the future.
  • Wet n Wild Mega Liner Liquied Eyeliner in Black - Go figure! Another of these used up. Do I ever shut up about this eyeliner? I love this stuff, always have. My only complaint is it runs very easily when your eyes water, but it dries so matte, and SO black and has such a precise brush that I will continue to repurchase it for ages to come because I haven't found anything quite like it. On top of all that, it costs just $2.99. You can find these at Walgreens and most other drug stores.

  • Salon Sciences Instant Artificials - I got this base coat at Sally Beauty a couple years ago and slowly worked my way through it. I really liked it. It's 3-free (re: it doesn't have bad chemicals in it) and really did make my nails feel stronger. It retails for $8.49. I would repurchase this. 
  • Barielle Hydrating Ridge Filler - I went through this base coat pretty quickly, and I did enjoy it, but I kind of think it made my nails weaker over time. I used both this and the Salon Sciences base coat off and on, and when I used this one I noticed that my nails were more prone to peeling. I can't pin it to this polish with 100% certainty, but I've got a hunch it was this product. I found mine at TJ Maxx for around$8, but this typically sells for $16 and you can find it at Click the link to purchase.

  • Tom's of Maine Whole Care Flouride Toothpaste in Peppermint - I really liked this toothpaste. It's all natural but it still has fluoride (important for strong, healthy teeth!) which many natural toothpastes leave out. It tastes nice and fresh and made my teeth squeaky clean. I got mine at Target for about $5, and I'd definitely buy it again.
  • Bath & Body Works PocketBac Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel in Lemon Daisy - I always like these little PocketBacs. I use them prior to applying my makeup to make sure my hands are bacteria-free when I'm touching my face. This one had a nice daisy scent that I didn't love or hate. You can often find these on sale at B&BW, 5 for $5. I won't repurchase this scent because I've got a whole bunch of others to get through.

  • Dial Skin Therapy Replenishing Body Wash in Himalayan Pink Salt & Water Lily - I bought this because I really loved the scent. It has that typical water lily smell, but there's something more to the fragrance that I can't quite put my finger on. Unfortunately  it didn't do much for moisturizing my skin, and the scent didn't stick around very long after showering, so I don't think I'd repurchase it. You can find this at most drug stores for about $6.
  • Boots Extracts Mango Body Wash - I loved this body wash! It has a subtle mango scent with a vague hint of coconut too (although it's not supposed to). It smelled like I was spreading real mango all over me.  Another thing I loved is that this body wash is made with organic mango extract that is sustainably sourced and fairtrade. Boots is a UK brand, but you can get it at Target. I would definitely purchase this again.
  • Bath & Body Works Sensual Jasmine Vanilla Body Wash - This body wash smells really musky, which I love for the cooler months. It was a decent wash, but I didn't think it was anything special. I was glad to have a travel bottle, because it was all I really needed before getting sick of the smell. You can get this at Bath & Body Works. I don't think I'd repurchase this.

  • Chapstick Medicated Lip Balm - I really like this Chapstick. I've mentioned in other posts that I'm currently on a medication which dries my lips out like crazy, and sometimes that can make them very sore and irritated; this chapstick is the perfect remedy. It has a nice tingly feeling once you apply it because it has menthol in it. It also has camphor in it to help soothe irritated lips. You can find this at most drug stores for around $2. I've already repurchased another one.
  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Ivory - I won't go in to depth on this product as I've already given a lengthy review here, but I will say I freakin' love it. It's full coverage and it lasts all day long. You can find this at most drugstores for around $10, and I've already repurchased this product.
  • Clinique Happy Perfume - This is nothing new to you guys. Happy has been Clinique's most popular scent since forever. As you can see, I still have some left, but this little sample has gone rancid as I've had it for quite some time. I've never been the biggest fan of Happy, which is a citrusy floral scent, hence why it sat basically unused on my vanity. You can get this at Clinique counters. I will not repurchase this. 

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