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September Empties!

Empties, empties, empties! The one thing this month I have really been enjoying are sheet face masks so there will probably be a couple more empties of those since you unfortunately cannot reuse sheet masks. I’ve also noticed that after having gone through some of my samples, there are some from Glymm and Luxe boxes from OCTOBER! I cannot believe I have had these for almost a year! A lot of you girls have done so well for this past month from what I’ve seen so I applaud you all!

Face

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Face Care Sheet x 2 masks – I got these such a long time ago that I almost thought these masks would be dry to the bone! I picked them up for $2 at Daiso which is a Japanese “dollar store” where everything is $2! The masks were pretty decent for $2 and made my skin feel quite soft, but the quality of the sheet masks was not great. Repurchase? Maybe

Lovelyan Face Sheet Mask – So goood! I received this mask from a swap with Nadine at Bunny and Spice and I love it! I left it on for about 20 minutes and when I took it off, my skin felt so soft and had a plushness to it. When I saw that it was practically dripping in jelly-like goodness, I knew it was going to be good stuff! Purchase? Yes!

Befine Gentle Cleanser Sample – I received this in my August Glossybox and I am actually not that impressed. It smelled alright, but I didn’t think it was anything special. There was a grittiness to this cleanser which I enjoyed, but I didn’t love it enough to buy a full size. Purchase? No

Charcoal Nose Strip – I received this as a sample in my Cosmetic Love order and I enjoyed it! I don’t think it works any differently than the other nose strips I have tried so I don’t think I would go out of my way to purchase these. They removed some of my blackheads, but not the ones right by my nose. Purchase? No

Blum Naturals Pro Age Towelette x 3 – I received these in my August BB5 Box and I really liked them! They were gentle and quite large in size so I was able to clean my entire face, eyes and neck. Purchase? Yes

L’Occitane Divine Extract Sample – There was only enough for two applications, but I did like the consistency and how it made my skin feel. The only thing is that it smells like an old lady cream which is a huge turnoff for me! Purchase? Maybe

L’Occitane Divine Cream Sample – I loved the consistency and my skin felt wonderful after, but again, I really hated the smell. Purchase? Maybe

Pur Minerals Color Correcting Primer in Neutral Sample – I have so many samples of this stuff from placing orders with Pur Minerals, but it actually is a primer I enjoy using. If I actually do run out of this stuff, I probably would restock. Purchase? Yes

Coola Cucumber Mineral Face Sunblock Sample – I received this in my May Glymm Bag and it was non-greasy, smelled faintly of cucumbers and didn’t feel heavy on my face at all. The only downside was that the sunblock gave my skin a whitish cast which only made me apply more blush/bronzer to my face whenever I used it! I am more than happy to use my Neutrogena sunscreen just to avoid the ghost face!Purchase? No

Lancome Bi-Facil Sample – I know I had this as an empty last month, but I found another sample sized bottle that was half done! This is one of my favourite eye makeup removers and I will continue to use it until I don’t have eyes for makeup anymore! Purchase? Yes, although it will be awhile before I run out!

L’Occitane Precious Cream – The sample size was quite small, but from the two uses I got, my skin responded well and felt happy. It smelled MUCH better than the Divine Cream! I am currently enjoying my Clarins skincare routine, so I don’t know if I’ll be trying this out in the full size anytime soon. Purchase? Maybe 

L’Occitane Precious Fluid – Same reaction as above! Purchase? Maybe

L’Occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream – Loved the smell! Very creamy and very thick moisturizer. Perfect for very dry skin. Purchase? Yes

Lise Watier Flash Radiance Sample – I believe I received this in either a Glymm or Luxe Box from last year and believe it or not, I got two uses out of this little sample! I noticed maybe a slight “perk up” in my skin after using this. It didn’t look quite so dull, but I don’t think I’ll be buying a full size of this product because once I’ve got my foundation and concealer on, my skin looks fine. I guess it just feels a little better when I use it :) Purchase? No

Mario Badescu Flower and Tonic Mask – No. Just no. This left such a residue on my skin that I started freaking out in the shower when face wash, oil-based makeup remover and Lush Ocean Salt couldn’t take off the residue! My skin just felt so oily afterwards. It was not pleasant. Purchase? No!

 

Hair

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Redken All Soft Argan Oil Sample – Love! I bought the full size and have been using it every night! It’s great for the ends of your hair that get a little dry and leaves my hair soft in the morning. Purchase? Yes

L’Occitane Shea Shampoo and Conditioner Samples – Loved the smell of both, but for some reason my hair felt a little dry after I used them…Purchase? No

Lush Trichomania Shampoo Bar Sample – Loved the coconut smell and how much it lathered in my hair! My hair felt squeaky clean too. I am now a devout fan of shampoo bars and have already ordered in a full size! Purchase? Yes

Lush Veganese Conditioner Sample  - Wasn’t a huge fan of the smell, but it made my hair feel so soft and manageable. Purchase? Yes

 

Bath and Body

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Lush Rub Rub Rub – LOVE! The scent, the texture, the fact that it can be used as a shampoo, scrub and soap! Purchase? Yes

The Body Shop Chocomania Body Scrub – The texture and consistency were classic Body Shop, but because of the colour, this was just too messy! I got this back in February and it has taken me this long to finish it! Purchase? No, but I do love most of the other Body Shop scrubs.

Abibirem Beauty Shea Butter Sample – Awful! I received this in a past Divalicious Box and the sample was so tiny and smelled just old and past its prime. Purchase? No

L’Occitane Rose Velvet Hand Cream Sample – I smelled like an old woman, but it was super nice and moisturizing. It’s a little on the greasy side, but I didn’t mind too much. Purchase? Not in this scent.

Lush Sultana of Soap – So creamy and smells so good!! There were bits of apricot and blackcurrant in it which really set this soap apart from the many I have tried. Purchase? Yes! 

Mereadesso Beautiful Body Balm Sample – I received this in one of my beauty boxes and it is a very lightweight moisturizer with an orange scent. I don’t think I’d ever buy the full size mainly because of price. Purchase? No

Escents Bath Salts in Breeze – Everytime I smell this scent, I just relax right away. It’s like walking into a spa when I sprinkle these into my bath. Purchase? Yes

The Laundress Delicate Wash Sample – I received this in my August Glymm Bag and surprise surprise, it was just like any other type of delicate laundry detergent. I normally use Woolite and I think I will continue to do so! This just wasn’t special enough for me to buy in the full size. Purchase? No

Lush Ex-Factor Electric Blue Bath Bomb – Picked this up around Valentine’s Day and looks like a blue gingerbread man. I just love watching the pieces fizz! Smelled great as all Lush products do and I will eagerly await its return next Valentine’s Day!Purchase? Yes

 

Makeup

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Urban Decay Primer Potion Sample – Have used this before and enjoyed it, but have found cheaper makeup primer alternatives. I do like the wand on the full size version though. Purchase? Maybe

Everyday Minerals Jojoba Base in Honey Sample – Coverage was quite nice and this little sample lasted me two weeks! This is a new release for Everyday Minerals and I have to say that I prefer their semi-matte and matte mineral bases. Purchase? No

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sample – LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!!! I received this in the Sephora birthday gift for this year and I don’t know how they came up with a scent that is almost debilitatingly good, but this will now always be in my makeup stash! Purchase? YES!

China Glaze Fast Forward Topcoat – I couldn’t believe I’d finished it! The one thing I did appreciate about this topcoat was that it had an almost tropical scent. I am currently in love with the Out the Door topcoat so I won’t be purchasing this right away, but it’s definitely a great product. Purchase? Maybe.

And those are my empties! I also just realized that today is my one year blogoversary! I can’t believe it!

24 comments

  1. you have so many empties! im so proud of you! :D

    and btw happy one yr of blogging!

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    1. Hehe, thank you and thank you again! I cannot believe it has been one year!

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  2. I had fun reading your empties! Happy 1 year on your blog!!!

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    1. I think we all enjoy reading about what other people have finished up for the month which is interesting! Thank you!

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  3. Wow you did amazingly with your empties!! Awesome job! :)

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  4. I love empties posts! Happy one year of blogging!

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    1. I love them too and I'm not sure why! Thank you!

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  5. Oooo looks like you have gone through a lot of products last month! I have challenged myself this month to try and use up as many sample sized products as possible - need to make room for more samples lol!

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    1. LOL, I look through my samples in two week cycles so that they don't get forgotten :)

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  6. Great job finishing some of your products..I agree with you on the Mereadesso, I'd never buy the full size, simply better options out there for less.

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    1. It's just a body lotion and it's so expensive!

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  7. i applaud you!! that is some seriously long list of empties :)

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    1. Hehe, thanks Helen! It's really satisfying to see them all at once at the end of the month. I feel like I've accomplished something!

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  8. I'm always amazed that you go through all of these! I need to use the samples I have...
    Aww it's been a year? That's awesome!! Happy 1st blogoversary!

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    1. I would LOVE to see an empties post from you! Yup, one whole year of blogging, but I didn't start being more regular about blogging until January when I finished school.

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  9. Woo wah wee wah! so many empties this month!! I am so GLAD you love all your LUSH goodies!! RRR is an all time fave of mine, and I love trichomania too!

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    1. I LOVE ALL OF MY LUSH GOODIES!!! RRR is always going to be in my life from what I can tell! I just wish Trichomania fit in my shampoo bar tin :(

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  10. Wow so many! woot woot on your blogoversary!

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  11. Holy cow girl you've been busy! This is a massive empties! One of the biggest I've ever seen...Proud of you :)

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  12. WOW! you did so well this month. and happy belated blogoversary! :)

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    1. Thank you! I derive great pleasure going through and trying all these new products!

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