Empties | November 2014 | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

Empties | November 2014

November 2014 Empties

1. bliss | Super-Sized Body Butter in Lemon + Sage (414mL)Thumbs up

I picked this up back in 2012 with some other bliss items from Winners and it is only now that I have finally finished this bad boy. I tend to hoard bliss stuff like it’s going out of style because I love ALL THE SCENTS especially Lemon + Sage and Blood Orange + Black Pepper. I don’t know where I’m going to find another big guy like this, but I used EVERY LAST DROP.

2. Soap & Glory | Sugar Crush Body Scrub (300mL)Thumbs up

This scrub smells like a juicy mojito! It contains sweet lime and brown sugar and is that tough, gritty scrub that I prefer when it comes to body exfoliation.

3. The Body Shop | Wild Argan Oil Rough Scrub (200mL)*Thumbs up

Oooh, another body scrub I really liked! The whole Wild Argan Oil collection has really been a winner for most of us and the scrub is one of my favourites as it is one with a great grit and of course that amazing scent!

4. AG Hair Cosmetics | Firewall Argan Flat Iron Spray (5oz)Thumbs up

This is a great spray for flat ironing or just heat protection in general. It tames frizz and flyaways and keeps the flat iron moving. There is even a caution on this that says “May cause floors to become slippery”! It’s super light and for a spray, doesn’t leave hair feeling wet to the touch. I’ve been using one by CHI lately and it just isn’t quite the same as this one…

5. Yes to Grapefruit| Brightening Facial Wipes (25 Exfoliating Wipes)Thumbs up

One of my favourites wipes to date and I go through about a pack every month! These wipes actually use certified organic grapefruit peel extract and is third on the ingredient list. I felt a VERY slight tingle when using these which is a good thing as these wipes are supposed to act as a very gentle chemical exfoliant and more importantly, my face felt cleansed without over drying.

6. Jean Pierre Cosmetics | Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Pads with Microbeads (16 Pads)Thumbs down

I did not like these. The little beads were a little too rough and even though it says these can remove mascara, I felt like I was scratching away my skin. I also didn’t feel like my skin was very clean after using these even though I could visibly SEE that there was makeup and dirt coming off.

7. mG | Dynamic Hydrating Eye Mask (1 piece)Thinking smile

I have mixed feelings about eye masks because they seem very expensive for a one-time use. I would much rather invest in an eye cream. The only type of eye masks I like are the de-puffing or anti-stress ones where you need a quick pick-me up right away.

8. Glamglow | Youthmud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment (15g)Thinking smile

I have a feeling this is not the right kind of Glamglow mask for me because I didn’t really see that much of a glow to my skin. It is a clay mask which can feel quite drying to dry skin which also may be why I felt uncomfortable using this. There are three other masks by Glamglow so I’ll give those a try as they each address different skin concerns.

9. Jergens | Ultra Care Moisturizer (7mL)Thinking smile

This was a good moisturizer, very thick and non-greasy, but it isn’t any better than what I use now. When it comes to moisturizer, I love a great scent and this didn’t really have any.

10. MAKE UP FOR EVER | Pro Finish in 120 (10g)*Thumbs up

This was the first foundation that transformed me (review). I didn’t think I’d find a foundation until this one and have been using it steadily for the past year. I already have a backup that I bought last year when I started to see pan, but because I’ve been using BB cream a lot more my usage slowed down quite a bit. Nevertheless, this one is a KEEPER!

11. Escents Aromatherapy | Organic Lavender and Orange Essential Oil (5mL)Thumbs up

I love using my diffuser and I’ve used up this particular scent because it has come to my attention that my cat Yoshi has been a little stressed out when we’re not in the house. According to my vet, lavender tends to soothe cats so I program the diffuser to puff out lavender-scented air for him while he sleeps. Soothes me too so it must work!

12. First Aid Beauty | Face Cleanser (2mL)Thinking smile

I used this sample on my Clarisonic and didn’t really get a feel of the texture or efficacy of this highly rated product at all. Luckily, I have a full-sized one from a FAB kit that I got from Sephora!

13. Burt’s Bees | Beeswax Lip Balm in PeppermintThumbs up

I love this stuff. I’ve been using it since I was a teenager and it’s the first thing that goes on my lips after a shower. I love the mintiness. It’s almost like an addition to those Vicks inhalers…

Look at that! 96 more empties to be EVEN to last year…

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