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Saturday, May 27, 2017

May Empties

Hey everyone! It is time for another month of empties and here are all the products that I have used up for the month of May!


Face
beautyblender pro - I absolutely love this makeup sponge and although it is on the more expensive side, it is certainly worth every penny! It helps blend out your makeup flawlessly and I can’t tell you when the last time was when I used a foundation brush! I also use it to apply my: cream contour, highlight, blush and I even use it to apply powder when I’m baking my face!

Citrus Orange Scented Cleansing Wipes (25 count) - I purchased these at Michaels awhile back and I purchased 4 packs for under $5. These are great for removing swatches off my arms, but are not my personal favourite for removing makeup off my face. You definitely get what you pay for and these are not bad because they do a decent job, they just aren’t the best cleaning wipes on the market.

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (8 count) - I always have Biore pore strips on me at all times and these once were effective, but my favourite ones of all time are the pore strips for the face.



Bath & Body Works
Coconut Pumpkin Latte Nourishing Hand Soap (8 fl oz/236 ml) - I loved the scent of this hand soap and I smelled more coconut than pumpkin! It is a good one and I was actually sad to run out of it! It is described on the side of the bottle as, “a nourishing hand soap with pumpkin butter!” My hands felt soft and clean after using it!

Sea Island Cotton Deep Cleansing Hand Soap (8 fl oz/236 ml) - This is definitely a classic Bath & Body Works scent and I have repurchased it in different forms before (lotions, soaps, etc.) This is a very fresh and clean scent that reminds me of laundry.

Peach Bellini Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (8.75 fl oz/259 ml) - This is a scent that I have been using for many years having no intention of stopping any time soon! It is described as a, 'juicy peach, white apricot and fresh mango' scent. It is definitely one of their classic scents and I have also used the Scentportable of this particular scent in the past! It smelled great in my car and I highly recommend it to everyone! 

Cedar & Sage Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (8.75 fl oz/259 ml) - This has to be one of my favourite masculine scents of all time from Bath & Body Works! This reminds me of a fragrance that I had when I was in high school and I think it was Diesel Green but I could be wrong!

Island Margarita Scentportable Fragrance Refill (0.2 fl oz/6 ml) - This is definitely one of my go-to scents from Bath & Body Works during the summer. This scent never gets old to me and it’s definitely one that I look forward to use each season! 

Caribbean Escape Scentportable Fragrance Refill (0.2 fl oz/6 ml) - This is a classic summer scent by Bath & Body Works that has been around for a few years now. I prefer Island Margarita over this scent but it is definitely nostalgic to me!



Body
Gilette Satin Care Shave Gel with Shea Butter for Dry Skin (198 g/7 oz) - I have very oily skin on my face but the rest of my body is dry and that’s why I decided to pick up this product. It didn’t do anything out of the ordinary and I would still need to slather myself in body lotion. It was a very standard shave gel and it definitely wasn’t one of my favourites. 

Teeth
Oral B Healthy Clean Medium Toothbrush - I actually featured this in my March Empties and after using another one of these toothbrushes, I can say that I really don't like the medium kind. I much prefer a soft bristle toothbrush and will no longer be purchasing that type anymore. Don’t get me wrong, Oral B is an amazing brand and makes my favourite toothbrushes, I just prefer the soft bristle ones! I only bought the medium kind because there were no soft ones and I was in a pinch! 



Samples/Promo

Face/Body
Caudalie Resveratrol (Lift) Face Lifting Soft Cream (0.5 fl oz/15 ml) - This was definitely too greasy and oily for me to wear in the day time especially if I was going to be wearing a full face of makeup that day. I did enjoy using it at night and using it in conjunction with a facial oil. My face felt hydrated the following morning. I wouldn’t purchase this because it does feel greasy on the skin and I know that your skincare isn’t supposed to smell good, but there is a scent to it that I can’t describe. It isn’t foul smelling but it isn’t the most pleasant either so keep that in mind when you are purchasing.

Avene TriXera Nutri-Fluid Balm (0.3 fl oz/10 ml) - This was a deluxe sample that was included in my Beauty Boutique order. This is fragrance-free and is for both the face as well as the body. I liked using it on my body but felt that it made my face too oily and would not use it on my face again. This is targeted for those with dry to very dry sensitive skin. I have dry skin on my body but it is not sensitive and it did a great job at hydrating the skin on my body. It is also hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause an allergic reaction) and non-comedogenic (it will not cause blocked pores.) It was a very standard lotion though and it didn’t stand out from the rest but it did make my skin very smooth as well as soft. 

Vichy Liftactiv Supreme Intense Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Corrective Care (0.1 fl oz/3 ml) - This is targeted to those with normal to combination skin. There is a light scent that I quite enjoy and the formula is thicker than I thought it would be which is another plus. It is white in colour but it completely blends out leaving no residue. It did not break me out and I would definitely consider purchasing the full sized version!

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream (4 ml) - I received this free in a gift trio that I received from L’Occitane. I really did enjoy using this cream, it is on the thick side and I would use it before bed. There is a floral scent to it and the jar is very beautiful. It made my skin soft and supple. 

Time In A Bottle 100% In-Control (3 ml) - You pour the activator into the serum, shake for 20 seconds and that will result in the formula turning a light pink. You can use this both in the morning and at night. It was rather messy to use and there was no sticky feeling left behind after you rubbed the product in to your skin fully. This does have a nice scent to it and the full sized version (1.35 oz) retails at Ulta for $76 USD. 

Nivea In-Shower Body Milk (80 ml) - This is targeted to those with dry to very skin skin and it claims to be nourishing, lasting up to 24 hours or more. It contains almond oil and it is supposed to cleanse your skin as well as hydrate it. I have very dry skin on my body right now and this product didn’t help with it. I had tried a smaller sample of this in the past and after trying a larger sample more recently, I still don’t care for this product to be honest with you.



Hands
L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream with 20% Shea (10 ml) - I actually received this as part of the L’Occitane Free Gift Trio that I have an entire post dedicated to. I have used this hand cream before and I really like it! It is definitely unisex and does a great job at nourishing your hands. My hands did not feel greasy after applying this to them and they felt very soft!

Fragrance
Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum Spray (.05 fl oz/1.5 ml) - The notes are described as: “Viva la Juicy combines delicious wild berries with creamy vanilla and bright jasmine.” This is designed for the glamorous girl who is the life of the party. This is a great daytime scent that you can feel good about wearing. It smells great but my only complaint is that it is not lasting and wears off within a few hours before you need to reapply. 

Downy Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster in Fresh - I heard about a DIY from Ciaobella on Youtube and it’s where you pour some of these beads into a mesh bag. You then secure it shut and you can put it in any drawer or in your car or even in your laundry room! I love the scent of these and it definitely freshened up my entire drawer! I do the same exact thing with dried lavender and have been doing that for as long as I can remember! 

Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. I purchased all these products myself unless it falls in the promo/sample category and all prices are in CAD dollars unless stated otherwise. Some links are affiliate. 

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