Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 2016 Empties Part 2

Hey guys!!!

I have used up some products and I have a part 1 for the month of January and now I am going to show you what else I used up. I might be doing these monthly just because I will be getting behind if I don't. I will show you what I used up and what I think of them and if I will repurchase or not.

  • Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser- As you guys know I will always have this product in my empties. It is my holy grail brush cleaner. I use this every night to spot clean my brushes. 
  • Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation- I hoarded this bottle for too long because it was hidden in the back of my collection. This product is horrible for me. I realized it broked me out and with my oily skin it breaks apart bad and even before I was oily it did that. The finish when you first apply it its gorgeous, but doesn't last long.
  • Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask- I used to love love this mask. This made my skin feel fresh and clean after I used it. I honestly found better charcoal masks that I won't repurchase this, but it was a great mask while I was using it.
  • Whish Shave Cream- It was my first time trying something like this. I would always use shaving gels, but......I am going to review this soon so you will find out then what I think.
  • Clinique All About Eyes- I received these eye creams from a Clinique event in NYC and I did enjoy using these. It is hydrating, but I am not sure if this is holy grail worthy. My wrinkles are starting to become more prominent so I need something that will help with that. Do you guys have a holy grail eye cream??
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- This powder was a good powder to set my face, but it made my under eyes look cakey. I am still trying to find a holy grail pressed powder from the drugstore so I can powder my face on the go if I need to. What are some of your favorites?
  • Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Mascara- I had heard great things about this mascara so I wanted to try it. I got the waterproof version of course and I did enjoy it, but not holy grail status. It gives nice length and volume. It didn't keep my lashes curled all day, but if it was used in combination with The Rocket mascara then my lashes were good. I won't repurchase this one sadly. I have too many mascaras right now to buy any.
  • Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil- I looovveee these lip products. I used up the shade Rhubarb. It is a beautiful everyday shade that goes with a lot of makeup looks. Luckily right when I was running low I received a backup in my Sephora Play! box so I am set before repurchasing the full size. 
  • L'Artisans Parfumer La Chasse Aux Papillons- I know I hate getting samples in my subscription boxes just because I get too many, but I have found a holy grail scent in one of them. This perfume will be purchased as soon as I use up a few more. It has tuberose, orange blossom, and spices. I was surprised I loved this as much as I did. 
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer- I love the Maybelline FIT Me Concealer so I thought why not try another concealer from them. I will be reviewing this one soon I am an idiot for not doing so while I was using this. I was in a funk during that time so it didn't occur to me to do so.
  • Derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask- I received that sample packet from Generation Beauty and thanks to them I am now obsessed with this product. It exfoliates your skin while also clearing out your pores. Your skin will feel soft like a baby's bottom.
  • Bellapierre Waterproof Gel Eyeliner- I received this liner in an Ipsy bag I think and it was good. It was very pigmented and slides on the waterline like a dream. Only thing it didn't last as long as I was hoping it would on my waterline. I don't think I would repurchase this one unless I can't find anything else better. 
Those are all the things I used up this month. What have been some things you guys have used up this month??  Any holy grail products??

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer

Hey guys!!!

I know I never really talk about mascara because I tend to stick to ones I love, but lately I have been trying out different ones and I will be talking about in the next coming weeks. The one I will talk about today is the It Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer.

I honestly didn't really have high hopes for this product because it didn't say it was waterproof so I thought I would be seeing smudging by the end of the day. I only use this on my lower lashes and I have not had any smudging issues or flaking with this product. I have never had an issue with this mascara clumping at all. 

The best part about this mascara is how thin, small, and long the wand is. It coats every single lash and you can coat your lashes quickly with how long this wand is. This sample has lasted me a long time since October and it is still going strong. I saw this exact size at Ulta for $10 I believe so if anyone wants to try it you can get it there.

The website says:
"It is your mascara, mascara primer and eyeliner in one. If you have sparse or missing lashes, the Tightline™ brush lays down black pigment along your entire lash line, filling in spare spots, giving you a full beautiful lash line and the look of an eyeliner! This creates instant definition without taking up extra eye lid space."

I actually do agree with the claims because on one eye I have 2 lashes that were missing and you couldn't tell that I didn't have hairs missing. My lower lashes look long when I apply this mascara and I love it. It balances well with my long upper lashes.

This mascara has lash enhancing ingredients, paraben-free, fragrance-free, phthalate-free, and sulfate-free. So overall this mascara is great for even the most sensitive eyes. I am not sure if I notice any difference with my lashes since using this, but either way this mascara is amazing.

Overall, I love this mascara and it is a holy grail product for sure. I will be interchanging this one with my other holy grail the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. Have you guys tried this product??? What do you think?? What are some of your favorite It Cosmetics products??

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Hey guys!!!

You guys know how much I love my cream shadow sticks so I had to try this one out as well. I actually got this in a set of Bobbi Brown products and I got it for free after spending $25 or more online at Sephora. I already spoke about the Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover and now I want to talk about the Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark. 

This shadow stick is really pigmented. It is supposed to be a long-lasting waterproof eyeshadow that glides on easily. I agree with that claim. When you apply this product on your eye it glides on really easily and it blends out really easily. The picture swatch is only one swipe.

I do agree it is waterproof because my allergies started acting up and my eye water so much and my eye makeup didn't budge. I also walked out in sprinkling rain and some drops got on my eye and still didn't budge. I'm sure you get the point now haha.

I always use this whenever I want a good brown smokey eye. I never wear it alone I always top it off with an eyeshadow and by the end of the day my eye makeup still looks like I just applied it. This cream shadow is a holy grail product and I will cringe when I run out because I will have to repurchase it. A full size is $29.

Now that I actually think about it I will not mind repurchasing at all because this sample is small and it has lasted me a long time because a little goes a long way.

Overall, I love this product and it is now holy grail. Have you guys tried these?? What are some of your favorite shades?? What are some of your favorite Bobbi Brown products??

Monday, January 25, 2016

January 2016 Play! By Sephora

Hey guys!!!

I know I didn't show you guys my December box, but I actually received the box the day before I left for traveling and I didn't have time to get pictures. After coming back I got busy with work and the 2015 favorites. Here is the January box and I am excited to show you guys this one.

  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel- It is formulated to resurrect radiance and to diminish the appearance of 3 common signs of aging. I heard great things about this skin care product so we shall see how it works.
  • Tocca Beauty-Isabel- I feel like I have gotten this sample perfume before in either Birchbox or in a Sephora order. I do love this scent, but I have enough samples so please stop sending me samples. 
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight- It is an oil-free cream highlighting stick. I love using cream highlight before applying my powder highlight so it can last longer on my skin. I love Clinique and I can't wait to try this out.
  • DR. BRANDT SKINCARE Needles No More- A cream that targets fine lines and wrinkles to improve the look of expression lines. This product sounds very promising, but I am not sure if I will try this out. I might give this one to a friend. 
  • Sephora Collection Eye Mask- I got the green tea mask and it gives a cool sensation to the eye area and provides a smoothing effect for a wide-awake look. We shall see I will be trying it out tonight! I am excited because I have heard lots of good things about these masks.
  • Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray- A style extender primer spray that extends your style two times longer. I don't ever do my hair except straighten it so I don't know how much use this will be getting. 
That is what I received in my Play! Sephora box this month. I know lots of people can't get this box yet, but just go sign up on the waiting list and you will be notified when you can finally receive the box. Another thing I forgot to show you the booklet that comes in this box. It shows you each and every product, lets you know what it is for, and how to use it. You can go back to my November box and you can see an example of what it looks like.

If you do receive this box, how did you like it this month??

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Glossybox January 2016

Hey guys!!!!

Time for my favorite subscription box GLOSSYBOX! They showed me some love last month on Twitter when they saw my post. It was real exciting! 

  • -417 Foot Nourishing Cream- It is packed with water from the Dead Sea and aloe vera leaf juice. It helps with discomfort and dry skin and leaves your skin smooth. I have never had a cream specifically for feet so I am excited to try this out. 
  • Royal Apothic Cream Creme To Go- It is formulated with milk proteins and lactic acid. This moisturizer exfoliates and moisturizes your skin for a fresher, younger looking skin. It smells really good and I can't wait to get it all over my body.
  • Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Gentle Clarifying Treatment- This product helps your hair have a good clarifying rinse from all the product buildup that is in your hair. You need to do this once a week and surprisingly you use this after you shampoo and condition your hair. I am intrigued to try this. I have never tried a clarifying product before. 
  • Emite Make Up Diamond Heart- This primers special Diamond Heart ingredient gives your skin a natural glow and preps your skin for foundation. I have already tried a blush from this brand and I love it. I want to try this, but it is scented. I am scared it will break me out so we shall see if I get the courage to ever try it. 
  • MeMeMe Lip Glide in Playful Peach- This product leaves a satin finish that lasts all day no matter what you do. Before applying this product you need to do a lip scrub on your lips. I don't have a peachy shade lipstick so I will be trying this out soon. 
That is what I got this month in my Glossybox. What did you guys get in your box?? If not, it is $21 a month, but you get 4 to 5 deluxe sized to full sized products. You also get to try products from brands you have never heard of. If you are interested you can go here to find out more information.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 2016 Birchbox Unboxing

Hey guys!!!

It is that time again to show you guys what I got in my subscription boxes and then after that I will get back into reviews and stuff. I even want to do a tag so we shall see. For now I will show you what I got in my Birchbox this month. 

They send stickers so you can choose which one you want to represent your 2016.

  • Key West Aloe Gentle Facial Cleanser- Made with 30% aloe vera and it cleans, calms, and rebalances the skin. I am not sure if I will try this out just because I am going to the dermatologist soon so I will be giving this away. 
  • Ciate London Mini Paint Pot- Mineral Clarity- I am excited to try this polish out. It is shimmer in it and I love the shade. It looks blue with many different colored shimmers. We shall see how if performs when applied.
  • TONYMOLY Delight Tony Tiny-Red- A lightweight, super pigmented lip stain that dries quickly for a sheer matte finish that lasts all day. I have heard great things about TONYMOLY so I have high hopes for this product.
  • Meet Your Destiny Perfume- Yet another perfume sample. I had actually used up all my samples and now they're piling up again because I keep getting them and I am trying to use up a perfume. I am kind of tired of these perfume samples to be honest. 
  • Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner- It delivers smudgeproof, rich color in a thicker, bolder line than the original skinny liner. (which I do love the skinny liner) I tried this once already and so far it is very pigmented, but I don't think it is smudgeproof. I will keep trying it and report back.
Those are the products I received in my Birchbox this month?? What did you guys get in your box this month?? If not, would you be interested?? You get 4-5 sample to deluxe sample sized products for $10 a month. You can go here if you want to find out more information. You get different variety of products every single month. I love it better than Ipsy to be honest. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2015 Beauty Favorites: Lips

Hey guys!!

Finally it is time for my last Beauty Favorites of 2015. I have done face and eye favorites already and now it is time for lips. This one was kinda tricky, but I finally got it narrowed down to a reasonable amount.

  • NYX Butter Gloss- I love the formula of these butter glosses. These have a subtle hint of color and doesn't dry out my lips. It is not too sticky and it smells good. The one I have on the picture is the color Sugar Cookie and I been loving it a lot recently.
  • Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain- My HOLY GRAIL liquid lipsticks!! These don't dry out my lips at all and when I eat I do reapply, but it doesn't crumble afterwards It layers very well, lasts all day, and it is a moussy consistency. I actually only spoke to you guys about 1 shade, but I have now more shades and I plan on getting most of the collection. I will do an update post so I can show you swatches. The shade I am showing here is 13 Marvelous Mauve.
  • Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick- I was surprised how much I really enjoyed this lipstick. It is a natural brand and the product is moisturizing and pigmented. The best way to describe the consistency is that it feels like a gel formula. Interesting product, but I love it.
  • NYX High Voltage Lipsticks- These are one of my favorite lipstick formulas from the drugstore and I can't get enough of these. My top favorites that I have are Twisted and Dirty Talk. These are really hydrating and last a long time on the lips. On me when these fade they don't fade blotchy and some even leave a stain behind especially Twisted.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick- My one and only ABH Liquid Lipstick that I own. I have the shade Sad Girl and it is one of my most favorite vampy shades that I have. This is another moussy texture liquid lipsticks. I have noticed that these formulas don't dry my lips out too horribly or crumble on me. 
  • Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks- This is another favorite lipstick formula in the drugstore. This is another line I would love to have the entire collection. These lipsticks are really creamy and matte, but it does transfer and you definitely do have to reapply throughout the day. It smells really good as well. 
  • Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil- I love these lippies thanks to my friend Krystelle. She is a bad influence on me. These are very glossy looking lipsticks and very pigmented. I am loving the shade Rhubarb right now, but overall I love all the colors in my collection. The lipsticks are really moisturizing especially during the winter months. These pencils you can actually eat the lipstick of your lips and not worry about any harmful ingredients. 
  • Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color- Again this is another lipstick formula that I want all of the shades in the collection because I love it that much. This product is interesting. It turns matte, but at the same time it is not matte. It also gives a beautiful shine on your lips. It is really moisturizing, highly pigmented, and very long wearing. You do have to reapply after you eat, but I am okay with that.  
  • OFRA Liquid Lipsticks- This the last collection of lipsticks that I want the entire collection, especially since this collection has every color of the rainbow. Another moussy texture formula that doesn't crumble on my lips. Lasts all day just like every other liquid lipstick on this post. My lips are special and love all the expensive liquid lipsticks, but oh well.
  • LOC Love of Color by Tati- This product kinda reminds me of another lip pencil that I will talk about later and also the Maybelline Creamy Matte. I tried her entire lipstick collection and I have no regrets. Again it doesn't dry out my lips, very creamy, and last all day unless you eat then you will need to reapply. 
Those are my lipstick favorites of 2015. I am sorry if I seem repetitive in this post, but there are reason why I love all of these lipsticks with similar formulas. What are some of your favorites lipsticks of 2015?? 

Lots of posts coming your way next week. Work has been crazy hectic for me which is why it took me so long to get these favorites up. Thanks again everyone who has supported me last year and I hope you will stick around for another year. xoxo

Sunday, January 17, 2016

2015 Beauty Favorites: Eyes

Hey guys!!!

A few days ago I told you guys about my 2015 Face Favorites and now it is time for my eyes. Honestly, I don't have a favorite eye liner for my waterline this year nothing wowed me enough to add to this list. 

  • Milani Eye Primer- This is one of the best eyeshadow primers from the drugstore. I have oily eyelids and this makes my eye makeup last all day. It is tacky when first applied, but I always set it with a powder so the products will blend easier. 
  • Colourpop Eyeshadows- I LOVE ALL COLOURPOP EYESHADOWS THAT I OWN! I have the Shaaanxo and Kathleen Lights collection and random single ones and I have nothing bad to say. I only showing you the one I use every single day and it is part of the Kathleen Lights collection. It is the shade Glow. It is the perfect matte brow bone highlight. 
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow- I love these eyeshadows so much, but the one I use almost everyday is the shade Bella Ivory. I put it on my brow bone on top of the Glow eyeshadow and it is my favorite combination. 
  • Jaclyn Hill Favorites Morphe Palette- It was my first time trying Morphe in 2015 and I fell in love. I used this palette on and off throughout the year. The shadows are pigmented and very blendable. I love the variety of different shades in this palette.
  • Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix- I know this palette came out during the holidays, but it quickly became my holy grail palette. I love that it has a bunch of colors and also some basic neutrals in the palette. I am hesitant to use this too much just because I don't want to use it up since recently Kat Von D announced that these are officially gone!
  • Bh Cosmetics ItsJudyTime Eyeshadow Palette- This is another holy grail palette of mine. This isn't sold anymore and I loved it so much that I bought a backup. My palette now is well loved and have hit major pan on a few shades. I use this whenever I am running late or when I just want to do a neutral eye all the shades I need are in this palette.
  • Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows- I went to IMATS in April 2015 and I bought 3 loose eyeshadows there from Sugarpill. I fell in love with the shadows and I honestly want to collect the entire collection because they are that amazing. I use a glitter glue to apply these and they last all day and also blendable. The shade you see here is Penelope.
  • ELF Makeup Remover Pen- I know this isn't technically an eye product, but I use for my eye area. If I take the eyeshadow too far out, wing liner is too thick or long, and I get fall out I get this product out and clean it all up. 
  • Pixi Natural Brow Duo- I may not have this product with me at the moment because I used it up, but this is my number 1 holy grail brow product. Thanks to itsjudytime I bought this and I am hooked. It is a pencil and brow gel duo and the gel in this duo it keeps my brows in place all day no matter what. 
  • Benefit Gimme Brow- I know I barely started using this brow product, but it has impressed me so much. Thanks to Generation Beauty I got the chance to try this out. This has fibers and it makes your brows look natural or bold. Only thing it doesn't hold my brows in place all day, but for majority of the day it does. I still love this product regardless. 
  • Maybelline The Rocket Mascara- This is my holy grail mascara and will always be in my yearly favorites. This is used alone or I use this underneath other mascaras. I have stubborn lashes and this keeps them curled all day.
  • Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow- I love Kat Von D so everything she brings out I want. I saw these Metal Crush Eyeshadows and I decided to get Iggy for a good reason. (If you watch JoJo's Bizarre Adventure you will understand why) This is another line of shadows that I want to collect all of the shades because they are that amazing. It is very pigmented and blendable.
  • L'OREAL Infallible Eyeshadows- This is another line that I want them all. These are like pressed pigments and they are very pigmented and blendable. They have different variety of shades and there are dupes within the line of higher end shadows. The one you see here is the shade Golden Sage.
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue- This is the best primer for glitters and pigments. This helps to have less fallout and last the product last on your lid all day. 
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner- I still love love love the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner so much, but comes second. This product is very pigmented and very very black. You somewhat have to work a little fast with it because it sets and once it sets its harder to go back and fix it. 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows- I will always and forever love Makeup Geek eyeshadows. I linked the Vegas Lights Palette and now it is in my Sephora Z Palette. I also love her pigments. Makeup Geek will never disappoint. They are pigmented and blendable just like everything else on this post haha. I have hit pan on several shades and I hear she's coming out with a lot more this year and I can't wait to see what it is. 
Those are all my Eye Favorites of 2015. There might be some repeated products from the previous year, but it goes to show you how much I love the product. What were some of you guys favorites of the year. Lastly, it is Lip Favorites and that one will be hard to do. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2015 Beauty Favorites: Face

Hey guys!!!

Finally I am getting to writing about my 2015 yearly favorites. I decided that I will split it up this time around because last year my post was so long! I feel like no one read it because of that so I have split it up into Face, Eyes, and Lips. Today will be all about the FACE! 

I didn't find any amazing primers this year that really stood out to me so hopefully in 2016 I can find one. Now on to the rest of the face products.

  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation- This is one of two holy grail foundations. I love using this especially during the winter time. My skin tends to get dry in some areas and this is great for keeping my face hydrated because of the coconut water that is in the foundation. I am out of this now and I am missing it so much..
  • L'OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation- Now for the summer I am in love with this foundation. Granted I still get oily, but it keeps me matte for a good part of the day. Once I blot it is good to go. I love the fact that the this line has more yellow undertone shades. 
  • NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer- I never get good sleep during the week and my bags are on fleek everyday especially in the inner corner of my eye. I love using this salmon colored concealer underneath my other concealers because it makes me look more awake. I cannot go without this product anymore and if I don't use it I can tell the difference and regret not using it.
  • Maybelline FIT Me Concealer- This is my holy grail drugstore concealer. It is so lightweight and it is very easy to blend. Most importantly it has good coverage. One trick I learned is to take off the stopper once you can't get anymore product out so you can get the rest of the product out.
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer- I received this from Gen Beauty and I am obsessed with this one. Ultra full coverage and very thick. If you set this concealer aka "bake" then your concealer will not crease, but if not it will crease for sure. 
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder- My favorite setting powder of all time. It sets your makeup beautifully without looking cakey.
  • Milani Rose Powder Blush- The blush shade I have is Coral Cove. This blush is really pigmented that I tap my brush on the product and it is enough for both cheeks. It blends easily so if you accidentally give yourself clown cheeks there is no issues with blending. I actually want the rest of the shades in this line. 
  • CARGO Cosmetics Water Resistant Blush- This blush shade is Los Cabos which is another coral, but it is a shimmery coral and the Milani is a matte one. This blush gives you a beautiful glow and I love it for summer time, but lets be real I wore it today. I don't follow seasons I wear whatever I want whenever I want.
  • Jouer Tint- This blush shade is petal. This one is a pretty pink shade and it is the first tint type product that I tried that I actually love. It is matte and really pigmented. It is actually really easy to work with which I was very surprised about and this is one of my go to blushes if I can't decide which one to use.
  • Benefit Watts Up- This is my go to cream to powder highlighter for everyday. This always helps any highlighter I put on top last all day. Ever since I saw Shaaanxo using it I have been hooked and will always have in my collection.
  • ELF Studio Baked Highlighter- One of my go to highlighters for everyday. I am working on a project pan so I haven't been using it as much, but before that everyday without a doubt. I have the shade Moonlight Pearls and I heard it was a dupe to the Mary-Lou Manizer. The Benefit Watts Up and this ELF highlighter is my holy grail combo to do.
Those are all my favorite face products of 2015. What were some of you guys favorite products from 2015?? Next one will be eyes! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Project Pan Update #1

Hey guys!!!

This is my first official post for 2016 that I am writting this year. My previous posts have been scheduled because I was out of town. It took me two days to write them all out. I hope you guys had a great Christmas and New Years. I certainly did.

I decided to start off the year with the Project Pan update. I am excited to show you the progress I have made with the products I decided to use up. I will continue to show you guys more and more updates as the weeks go on. If I end up using up products I will keep adding more each time. Now here is my progress:

I am excited to say that I have used up two products from this pile. I used up the Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb and the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder

I love the Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils because they are pigmented, lasts a good while on the lips, and is moisturizing. The shade Rhubarb was my go to lip color when I wasn't sure what lip color I wanted to use. I already have a backup of the lipstick so I will be pulling it out soon. The Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Bronzer I enjoyed using it very much. It lasted me months and it is the small size. This is pigmented enough to show up on your skin so you won't have to worry about over doing it so you won't be looking muddy and it is very blendable. I probably won't repurchase this just because I still love my Too Faced Bronzer the most.

I added two more things to use up since I used up two. I added the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess and the NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow. I received the bronzer in one of my last Ipsy bags and I am now trying it out so I will report back. The NYX Gloss it is one of my top favorite shades out of the bunch that I have. I feel like I am going to run out soon so I decided to add it to this project pan.

This is the overview of what I am going to be working on using up in the next few weeks. The NYX Round Lipstick is almost gone and that is really exciting and the Milani Eye Primer is on its last leg so it should run out any day now as well. The fact that I hit pan on my Physician Formula Shimmer Strips made me so excited I have no idea why. 

Are you guys doing a project pan?? What products are you using up?? 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

January 2016 Empties Part 1

Hey guys!!!

Time  to talk about some products that I have used up once again! Also once again I wait too long and I have collected a lot of products so I will separate it into two parts. I will show you what I used up and if I will repurchase or not and why?

  • Batiste Dry Shampoo- I decided to try a different kind of the Batiste Dry Shampoo to see if there is a difference. There honestly is no difference other than the fact the other one I have used is tinted and this one isn't. I still love my Batiste! 
  • OAHU Bath & Body Works Body Lotion- I had so many of these body lotions from the last clearance sale I believe that I decided to use them all up. I used up 3 bottles by this point actually I just didn't want to show them all. I do like the lotions, but it is not holy grail status. It is just I love smelling good.
  • La Roche-Posay Toleriane Foaming Cream- This is my everyday twice a day cleanser. So far this has been my favorite cleanser. I did repurchase this product and it is holy grail.
  • R+Co DEATH VALLEY Dry Shampoo- I had never heard of this brand before and when I received it in my Birchbox I was skeptical. I was wrong and fell in love with the product. Maybe one day I will repurchase, but for now I will go the more affordable route. 
  • Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protectant Spray- My holy grail heat protectant spray. This will not leave your hair wet once you spray it and it leaves my hair soft after straightening my hair.I will repurchasing this soon after I am done using the one I am using up now.
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration- My holy grail hand cream. I also started using it on my face whenever I have dry patches. The dryness is gone in a couple of days. I will always continue to repurchase and one day I will buy the big tub rather than the 2 oz one. 
  • Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes- My favorite makeup remover wipes ever. You will always and forever see these in my empties. It doesn't burn my face or my eyes. This removes 90% of my face makeup and I also use these to remove swatches.
  • Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder- This was my holy grail powder at the time I used this, but I started using the Translucent Setting Powder and it is a little bit better than this one. I won't repurchase this one, but will keep using the translucent one. 
  • ELF Makeup Remover Pen- ELF has been doing amazing with their products and this is one of them. I love to use this when I mess up my wing liner or need to clean my eyeshadow. This is a holy grail product and I already repurchased.
  • Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner- I was supposed to do a review on this liner, but it totally slipped my mind. I threw it away after taking these pictures and I was supposed take a picture of the liner by itself, but that is besides the point. I got this for free when I ordered from Sephora online and I was excited to try it. Sadly it was disappointing and it was too dry for me to work it. I tried different ways and nothing worked.
  • Kat Von D Ink Liner- I will be writing a blogpost on this one and as a sneak peak I do enjoy this product.
  • Pixi Natural Brow Duo- My holy grail brow product! I can have bold brows or natural brows with this product. And it holds my brows in place all day. I will repurchase as soon as I use up the brow products I have now.
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lash Primer- Another product I was supposed to review and failed miserably. My quick review is that it did absolutely nothing for my lashes. Products like these make my lashes fall back down so hard and have no hope of staying curled at all. It also said you can wear it overnight and I did, but no difference on my lashes. 
  • Perfume Sample- I failed at showing which perfume sample this is and I have made it a goal to use up my samples and save up the ones I love so it could be a future purchase. 
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara- My holy grail mascara and it is another product you will always and always see in my empties. My bottom lashes look long and voluminous and lasts all day without running down my cheeks. 
That is all I have to show you for now of the products I used up. What have you guys used up recently and will you repurchase or no and why??