Product Review

Empties & Tosses #13

April 29, 2016

Empties & Tosses: March - April 2016

This post contains products that were sent to me for my consideration. Go here for my disclosure policy.

Between final projects, exams and the semester just generally winding down, I didn’t get an Empties and Tosses post up for March, so this month is going to be a doozy! Let’s just get right into it.

😘 = love (repurchase)
😊 = pretty great (consider repurchasing)
😑 = indifferent (will not repurchase)

Body & Hair Care Empties

Calgon Take Me Away Hawaiian Ginger Body Wash 😊 I’ve been on a mission to use up all of my body washes and this was one of the last in my collection! I love the scent!

L’Occitane en Provence Hand Cream 😘 Is one of my all time favourite hand lotions – it is so so moisturizing and sinks in so quickly!

N.4 Clarifying Shampoo 😑 I got this in a Luxe Box agessss ago and it took forever to use! It’s a nice clarifying shampoo, but not something I’d go out of my way to find.

Whish Body Butter in Pomegranate😑 Another Luxe Box find! The formula is perfection but the scent gave me a headache.

Julep Essential Cuticle Oil 😘 I LOVE THIS CUTICLE OIL. The roller ball is so convenient and it sinks in fairly quickly. I have a bajillion oils so I probably will never need to repurchase this though.

LUSH Yog Nog Bath Bomb 😘 The last of the holiday bath bombs *tear* I’ll definitely be repurchasing this next Christmas!

Empties & Tosses: March - April 2016

Skincare Empties

Schaf Eye Cream 😊 This is such a great eye cream. And it’s from a Canadian company so that’s a bonus! I think I need something a bit more hydrating for my crinkly under-eyes though, so I won’t be repurchasing.

Origins Out of Trouble Mask 😊 I’m not going to admit to how long this has been in my skincare cabinet, because it’s kind of atrocious. I’m so happy I finally used it up! It’s a nice mask, but I’m interested in trying something from an indie brand instead.

Nivea Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Water 😑 I won this in a giveaway that Natalie hosted last year sometime and finally got around to use this up. It’s a nice micellar water, but they aren’t my favourite way to take off makeup anyway. Good for lazy cleansing days though!

Reversa Solution for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin 😘 I’m a bit gutted that this is gone, but it started to smell funny so I dumped what I had out. I think if/when I repurchase I should not store it in my bathroom.

REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial (sample)😑 I honestly can’t remember anything about this. I think it was exfoliating? Yeah.

Tea Empties

David’s Tea Apple Strudel Black Tea 😑 I bought this around Valentine’s Day cus it sounded tasty. It ended up tasting a lot like warm apple juice (weird?). I have a full review on it here if you’re interested.

David’s Tea Pom Tango Black Tea 😘 One of my favourites from last year – I’m so sad I used it up!

David’s Tea Organic Banana Dream Pie Black Tea 😑 One of my friends gave me the last few cups they had of this because they weren’t a fan. I wasn’t really either, haha.

David’s Tea Cardamom French Toast Black Tea 😘 RIP Cardamom French Toast </3 I really hope they bring it back next winter because it’s one of my favourites.

Empties & Tosses: March - April 2016

Makeup Empties

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara 😊 I love using up mascaras – they’re so easy to use and I love trying new ones. You can see a full review of this one here.

Make Up For Ever Smokey Stretch Mascara 😑 I was not really a fan of this mascara, I have to be honest. I liked what it did to my lashes (so long!!) but it flaked really badly on me – and mascaras don’t normally flake on me!

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom 😘 Okay I was a bit sad to see this one go – I loved using it as a final touch mascara. It separates like no ones business!

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Highlighter 😘 This is another product that I’ve had for a really long time and that I’m so excited to use up! I loved this highlighter – it was a sheeny light pink and it was my first ever liquid highlighter.

L’Oreal TruMatch Concealer 😊 One of my Project Make a Dent items! Whoop whoop! I liked using this under my eyes the best, it’s hydrating so there’s no caking factor!

Annabelle Eyeink2 Liquid Eyeliner in Brown 😘 I don’t wear eyeliner much, but this was one of my favourites. It is so easy to use and the corrector end is perfect for fixing any mistakes.

Annabelle Brow Show Liner & Highlighter 😘 Can you tell how much I loved this brow pencil? I literally sharpened it until I couldn’t sharpen it anymore. The highlighter actually fell out, which is what made me finally say goodbye to it. If I ever use up all of my brow pencils (unlikely) I am definitely repurchasing this!

L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper 😊 I know I kept this for longer than was probably sanitary, but it just kept going and going and going! Finally it dried up, so it’s bye bye for now.

Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm 😘 I USED UP A LIP BALM. Does anyone else celebrate when they do this? This is probably the first lip balm I’ve used in years. It was just that amazing.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick Sample Pack 😑 came with the UD x Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette which was nice, but I didn’t find any of the lipsticks special enough to buy a full size of (or even use more than once tbh).

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (sample) 😑 I am glad I got to try this, but I didn’t find it that spectacular. It had okay coverage and felt nice but it just didn’t last on my skin.

Empties & Tosses: March - April 2016

Makeup & Tools Tosses

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge 😘 It’s so beat up! Time to say goodbye. I’ll repurchase it when my beautyblender needs to be replaced.

elf Small Stipple Brush 😑 I don’t know what I did to this poor brush, but I can’t get it clean no matter what I wash it with. The bristles are all stiff! So I’ve given up and am tossing it.

elf Stipple Brush 😊 The handle is separating from the ferrel and I already have a second one so it’s time for it to go.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic 😑 I’m sad I didn’t use this up, but it started to smell funky and I got paranoid.

Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Medium Brown 😑 I like the formula, but it made me have oompah-loompah eyebrows. No thanks.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Turquoise 😑 Loved it when I first got it, but it smudges on me so badly.

essence Gel Eyeliner in Navy 😑 Same story as above, unfortunately.

essence Gel Eyeliner in Turquoise 😑 ^ Yep.

Joe Fresh Pale Peach Blush 😑 I bought this blush when I was afraid of putting anything pinky on my cheeks because of acne scarring. I used it a lot when I first got it, even though it barely showed up on my cheeks – actually that’s probably why I liked it. I don’t like it anymore, though. I want REAL peach! 😉

YEAR TO DATE TOTALS

Skincare/Bodycare Empties: 18
Makeup Empties: 11
Haircare Empties: 2
Tea Empties: 9
Sample Empties: 5
Cosmetic Tosses: 15

8 Comment

  1. So many great empties! I’ve had an unused RT makeup sponge for ages- must give it a go soon! Too bad you didn’t love the Charlotte Tilbury foundation- I’m still super eager to test it, but if the staying power isn’t great, it’s not worth the splurge for me!

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