Monday, 12 March 2018

January/February 2018 Empties

I had full plans to do 3 mascara reviews before the next empties post that I did. Well my cat took off with one of them (can't find it), I realized I had already done a review on the second one and I can't find the third one but I don't think the cat is to blame. But, cat may be guilty again...hmph. She quite likes to toss them in the air and play soccer with them. I will no doubt find one of them soon behind a couch or buried in my closet. In the meantime, I have a palette review up next after this one.

It's recycling day coming up so I decided to get my empties post out of the way so I can chuck this stuff. I swear I will do better than just empties posts!

Let's get to it because I have a lot to get through.

A La Maison de Provence Rose Lilac Liquid Soap - I don't normally share my bottles of liquid hand soap with you unless they are of some note. I really like this brand and have bought a number of bottles before. This particular scent is gross! Even my husband was complaining that the smell was stuck to his hands all day and it was making him ill. It's just too strong and flowery. Thank goodness I finished it. Awesome brand normally though. I have bought a replacement in a different scent.

Bath & Body Works Creamy Pumpkin Hand Soap - I dare not tell you how long I have had this stupid soap. It's not my favourite scent but it was ok. I thought the packaging was cute so I brought it out year after year for my guest bathroom at Halloween. It even expired. Couldn't get rid of it. So I put it in a spare bathroom I have and used it up little by little whenever I was in there. I actually tend to do my hair in that bathroom so the product eventually went. Won't be repurchasing but I have a cupboard full of other scents. Is it me or is Bath & Body Works just not the same fun as it once was? I think the quality of their soaps has gone downhill.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light - This needs no introduction yet again for any of you who read my blog. Another one done. Repurchased of course times two.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara - The one and only smudge proof mascara. This is my "work" mascara. Has already been repurchased.

Beautyblender This was my fifth? beauty blender. It's done. Can't live without this now. Bought another colour for a change. I will keep you posted. (review here)

Korres Body Butter in Papaya Mango - This stuff works well although this was not my favourite scent. I have said it before but a couple of ingredients are not the best but I used this sparingly. I have a friend that raves about these. I did a review of a similar scent previously (review here

Eos Hand Lotion in Cucumber - I once thought this was the best purse hand lotion. I still think fairly highly of it mostly due to it's packaging. I hate the cucumber scent and that is what this was. It's so hard to find the Fresh Flowers these days. I've kind of said screw it and am now carrying L'Occitane in my purse. Damn the price of L'Occitane and everything, I'm going to suck it up and use that instead. (review here)

Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment - This was a travel sized tube and it lasted me a good, long while. It didn't dazzle me. It was comfortable but it didn't do anything for my dark circles.  
Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Moisturizer SPF 15 - This was a travel sized jar as well. It wasn't bad. It worked ok. Again, I wasn't dazzled. Wouldn't rush to repurchase. 

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream - Enough Clinique already! Can you tell this was a set I got? Anyway...this was a tiny travel sized jar. This too didn't wow me but was ok. Not a an item I would repurchase.

Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb - Naturally since Origins' Plantscription serum is so good I assumed this serum would be too. Man, was I wrong. This did nothing for me. I even noticed a laugh line forming when I had been using it for a few weeks. Now that I am back to Plantscription, the line is practically gone. I got this at a MAC/Estee Lauder sale. Don't waste your money.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + - It was ok. Honestly, I think their Advanced Time Zone moisturizer is much better. It was a gift with purchase. Will not be a repurchase.

Ren Evercalm Global Daily Protection Day Cream - This was a free travel sized tube that I got from Sephora. I have bought the full sized version in the past. I would purchase this again. It's really great in the summer but occasionally it makes a nice change in the winter. (review here)

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair - Another free sample done. I will purchase the full sized version one of these days but I keep getting them in my gift with purchase. A saleswoman at the Estee Lauder counter basically told me the other day that I better use this every night or I am committing skin suicide and I will be doomed for all eternity. Yes it works but let's not get crazy here.

Blendercleanser Solid - I recently bought some that of that Dr. Bonner's Soap that everyone raves about and some say works better than this product at cleaning your beautyblender and brushes. Sorry no contest - the blendercleanser solid is way better. I must have used 10 applications of the Dr. Bonner's on my beautyblender and it still wasn't even close to clean! This was maybe my fifth bar. Already repurchased.

So that is it! I have 2 mascara reviews coming up (if kitty points me in the right direction), a palette that was a disaster and a shampoo/conditioner review.

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