Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 2013 Empties

Hey Everyone!

It's that time again... empties time. I love this time of month.. you can check out my empties.. I can check your empties and I end up being one happy gal.
 I've been REALLY lazy.. I mean not wanting to do anything lazy except lay and watch Sex and the City reruns all day long. Am I the only one that goes through these periods in their life? I think I'm going through this rut because of all the high stress from school.. I can actually sit and relax and not think about anything. I should be more productive.. but whateves.. I gots 3 more months to do that!
Anyhoo.. Onto my Empties!

1. Jergens Natural Glow (Medium Skin Tone)- I've used this product before.. and did a review here on it if you would like to check it out... but I got a sample of the new formula for this product and the smell is soo much better! Good Job Jergens!

2. Aussie Heat Protecting Shine Spray- I like the actual product for this spray but the only downfall is the spray bottle. When using this product you want to evenly distribute the product on your hair... but its kinda hard when the mist is a one squirt shot. I accidently squirt the product right into my ear once too.. not good. If Aussie made a better mist bottle I would def give it another chance.
Would Not Repurchase

3. Philosophy Shower Gel (Creme Brulee)- I reviewed this product in my last months empties. I wouldn't get this scent though again. It didn't really smell like creme brulee at all to me!
Would Not Repurchase

4. Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Styling Treatment- I seriously have had this product for over 2 years.. a little bit of this product does go a long way. I loved using this product as my leave-in treatment for my hair but I think I have decided for my hair type.. I like leave-in sprays a lot better.. and its less heavy for my hair. It is though a really great product.
Maybe Would Repurchase

5. Satin Care Shave Gel (Original Scent)- I've been using Satin Care products for years now. I don't even know if there is a difference from other brands or not but this shave gel has been working out for me. I got this sample from a P&G free pack. 
Always Purchase

6. C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve- This stuff is amazing! I've had this little product for over a year and a half now and finally made it to the bottom. It's going to be weird not having this in my purse now. It was always my go to lip balm for when my lips are dry and I also used it once and awhile on my elbows.. my friend used it on her knees once.... It's just a great all around product to use. I def would recommend it.
Holy Grail

7. Simple Eye Makeup Remover- I really do think this product is great.. it takes off all my makeup really well.. its not oily like some other products I've used before.. no harsh smells.. but would I buy this product.. no. The reason is because I do like a little oil to my removers.. I feel like when theres a little oil.. my makeup comes off smoother and easier. I would recommend though this product to people with sensitive skin because it would be a really great product for them.
Would Not Buy

8. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser- I use to use La Roche-Posay products long time ago and I stopped using it because I figured out that their products were breaking me out not helping with my breakouts. Ever since I stopped using it my skin was a lot better. Well I finished up my Dermalogica sample cleanser last month which I LOVED... but I had so more samples to get through before I went out and bought a full sized bottle. Long story short.. I bought the Dermalogica cleanser because La Roche-Posay products were breaking me out again! I can't stand it when I get cystic acne because it takes forever for the bumps to go away.. so now I'm dealing with that problem now.
Would Not Buy

9. The Body Shop Shampoo (Banana)- I've heard soo many wonderful things about this shampoo over the years and my friend bought me this bottle for me to try it out. The smell... is absolutely amazing... it smells just like when you freshly peel a banana.. so amazing. The product itself for me was a dud... it didn't really do much for my hair.. it took me over a year to finish this product just for that reason alone.
Would Not Buy

10. Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster- I really liked this serum... its very light weight and is great for people to need some extra love to their dry skin. Since I went and bought a full size cleanser from them.. I asked them for a couple samples. So you'll be seeing some more reviews on the samples I got.
Would Buy

11. La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes- I actually really liked these wipes! I got this sample from a IPSY Glam Bag... the wipe itself isn't rough on my skin and the scent of the wipe is really refreshing. I would consider trying more of these wipes in the future.
Would Buy

12. Bath and Body Works Candle (Sage Cucumber)- Bought this candle last year in a sale they had going on. I wouldn't repurchase this sent though....I kinda like the scent better when the candle is not burning.. weird I know.. but you all know I love me some BBW candles...
Would Repurchase...Not the Scent

There ya have it... All my Empties for the month of May!
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 2013 Empties

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Ohhhh yaaa.. schools out for summer. I'm soo excited to be off for 4 months. A much needed break for sure especially to get my focus back on track because the last couple months were brutal! For my empties this month... I think I did a pretty good job. I've used up some products that I have had for awhile and some samples I just got in the mail and was eager to use them! 
In these next few months, I hope to do a lot more posts and reviews of products. If you see me slacking.. please call me out.. ok? 
Now on to my Empties!

1. Philosophy Shower Gel (Senorita Margarita)- The smell of this shower gel is to die for and it says it in the name.. it smells just like a margarita. I loved using this in my shower in the mornings because the smell alone would wake me up. Now as for lather it does a pretty good job.. moisturizing.. not so much. I love using a gel that gives me a smooth moisturizing feel when I get out of the shower.. this doesn't do that for me.
Maybe Would Repurchase

2. Urban Decay Setting Spray (De Slick)- I really liked using this product! I would spray it onto my face before any application and I would spray it again when I was done with all my makeup. I want to try other sprays to compare but this is the only one I have used so far.
Would Repurchase

3. John Frieda Dry Shampoo- At first I thought this product was ok.. but then it made a turn for the worst. I can't even use the whole product because I don't like it at all. It just did nothing for my hair and as for taking away some oil.. it def did not do that at all.
Would Not Repurchase

4. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream (Light)- Love this BB Cream! It gave me a really great coverage without looking like I was wearing anything at all. Now I don't think it gave me any of the benefits like other BB creams do like... skin brightening and so on.. but I really think this product is really great and also has SPF 35 which is great for the summer months.
Would Repurchase

5. Australian Gold Indoor Tanning Lotion (Sinfully Black)- Now before everyone goes on a rant about tanning in a bed.. I only do it a couple times a year. The last time I tanned at a salon was last April and I just went 3 times this month to give me some colour for a wedding. I've had this bottle forever and finally used it up. I think its a really great affordable indoor tanning lotion and if anyone wants to check it out they should. 
Would Repurchase

6. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat- My marriage to my favorite top coat has ended.. I'm onto other top coats now. I really did like this product but as you can see... it gets soo gooey fast and then the product is too hard for me to apply on my nails. I love how shiny this top coat is to others but I just can't get over the fact that I can only use like half the bottle and then it goes bad.
Would Not Repurchase

7. Victorias Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss (I Want Candy)- I'm finally using up all my beauty rush lip gloss that I have bought from Victorias Secret. I always get compliments on how amazing my lips look when wearing this lip gloss. The scent of this one reminds me of pink bubble gum.
Would Repurchase

8. L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream- I got this little sample from the latest Luxe Box and was thrilled to try it.. and also I needed a hand cream for my purse so it came at the most perfect time. I love this product.. its not greasy and it makes my hands feel really smooth after putting it on. I also like how the smell is not overpowering either.  
Would Purchase

9. Kerastase Reflection Colour Radiance Protecting Shampoo- I keep getting sample from this brand and they never disappoint me. It made my hair feel soft and smooth... the smell is also really nice. Can't go wrong with a combination like that! Recieved this product also from the lastest Luxe Box.
Would Purchase

10. Dermalogica Special Cleaning Gel- I LOVE this face wash. I love the smell.. the way my face feels after cleansing. I highly recommend this product. I can't wait till I go through other facial cleansers that I have just so I can go out and buy the full size of this product. I received this product when I went to the Dermalogica place in Toronto when Luxe Box was having an event. I guess Luxe Box was good for something!
Would Purchase

11. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant- I did like this product but then using it for awhile especially in the shower the product went bad. You would have to be soo careful not to get any water in the product because  it goes hard and non-usable after that. I had to learn the hard way so this little sample it not used up all the way. I got it again from Luxe Box.
Would Not Purchase

There ya have it! All my Empties for the month of April!
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Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 2013 Empties

Hey Everyone!

Seriously this month went by soo fast and you can defiantly see this because I only have 4 empties to show for it! I can't even believe it.. this is my worst empties month to date! Maybe its because last month was so amazing that I couldn't even finish anymore.. ya I'm blaming last month for this haha! One more month of school for me.. and then I'm a free woman.. I wonder what freedom feels like... its been a while. I'm going to try to get 2 jobs this summer.. travel a little bit and keep up with being healthy and working out... ya good luck to me! 
Does everyone have Easter plans this weekend? I have to go to school Easter Monday which is really weird to me but oh well. I already celebrated my own personal Easter by eating 6 packs of Peeps. Does anyone else have a weird obsession with Peeps or is it just me? I finally got to try the Birthday Cake flavor... its unreal... please go out and try it!
Well enough blabber... on to my pathetic empties!

Victoria's Secret Hello Darling Body Lotion (White Nectarine & Peony)- I am in love with this scent. Its the most perfect combination I have ever smelled. It instantly puts me in a good mood. I love Victoria's Secret body lotion and this one is my favorite scent of them all! Would Repurchase

Bath and Body Works Candle (Mango Cilantro)- I bought this candle last year and just finished it up now. I love the scent of this...not too overpowering. It makes my room smell like sweet mangoes. I hope they come out with this scent again. Would Repurchase

L'Oreal Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara (Blackest Black)- If you want a mascara that will last you a long time without having to run to the store to buy again then this is the mascara for you. I've had this mascara for so long.. its like the never ending tube. The bristles are really different on this mascara and it does a really great job lengthening and separating my lashes. I've never had a problem with clumping either. The only down side to this mascara to me is thickening.. I don't feel like it does that for my lashes and sometimes I want that in a mascara. All in all I think its a great mascara. Would Repurchase

Lancome Doll Lash Effect Mascara Wide-Eye Look- I got this tiny sample from a Luxe Box a little while back and then I got another sample of this from a Lancome promotion and then I bought a full size one just for the fun of it. So I have to get through 3 of these mascaras. This is my first empty of it... I really like this mascara.. I do agree that it gives me a wide-eye look. It does a great job of lengthening and thickening but it tends to clump and sometimes I need to use a tissue just to get some of the mascara off my lashes because its too much. I also find that half way during the day.. I have a little fall-out from my mascara.. little black flecks under my eyes... which is a big no no for me. I do get a lot of compliments on how great my lashes look and someone even asked me if I was wearing fake lashes.. which is always a plus in my books. I'm very torn whether or not I would buy this again... it does have some really great features but also some negatives. Maybe Would Repurchase

There ya have it! All my empties for the month of March!
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Happy Easter Everyone!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dislike: Marc Anthony Clear Dry Shampoo

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Seriously I hate bashing a product but I have to do it. I went to my local Shoppers Drug Mart and I was just browsing the hair care aisle and I wanted to try out a new dry shampoo. It was debate over this one and another but I chose this one ... Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo. It states that it... Instantly cleanses, absorbs oil, adds volume and protects colour without the wash. Ya.... it doesn't do any of that. When I sprayed it onto my hair.. it felt like I was spraying a wet hairspray. I had to instantly throw my hair up into a pony tail because there was no way of hiding the wetness from the spray.. and also I had no time to wash my hair since I was on my way to work. Needless to say.. this is not a product you want to buy or try for a dry shampoo. I was disappointed and will be returning this today. I usually don't return things.. I like to try it out and really get a feel for the product but this is just plain awful.. save your money people!

Have you tried this product before?

Friday, March 8, 2013

MAC Empties

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This is probably my 3rd time finishing 6 MAC products and I just love MAC for having a program like this. You all probably know that if you bring 6 empty products back to MAC then they will give you a free lipstick of your choice! Now I have heard that if you are from the states you can get other stuff.. but here in Canada that's all ya get! I kind of like it that way.. then I can go into MAC and pick up a lipstick that is daring and totally not me but  I wouldn't care because its free!
This is the first time I did a post like this one.. I'm always interested in what people are using up especially from MAC! 

1. MAC Blot Pressed Powder (Medium Dark)- I have been using this powder for over 8 years now and is still my favourite item from MAC. Anytime my face feels a little greasy during the day or if I need a little pick me up.. I use this. The coverage is very shear and you may think that a medium dark is too dark especially for my skin but its not. I will constantly be buying this product again and again.
Holy Grail Product

2. MAC Mineralize Satin Finish SPF 15 Foundation- I hated this product.. I really wanted to like it but I did not. When applying it on my skin it was really streaky and blotchy. I could not for the life of me get a good coverage either because of the product itself. I went out and bought another foundation and never went back to this one after just a couple of tries. When I was going to try it again I looked at the expiry date and it was expired.. so that's why its still almost full in the picture. Also.. it broke me out like you wouldn't believe.. not something I look forward to dealing with! Would Not Repurchase

3. MAC Eye Shadow (All That Glitters)- I had to try this out since everyone raved about it. My initial feeling towards this eye shadow was great but then as time went on.. and I started using my Naked Pallete more.. I liked colours in my Pallete better then this eye shadow. It's not a bad colour.. I just found other eye shadows I like better. Would Not Repurchase

4. MAC Lustreglass Lip Gloss (Wonder-Struck)- I really liked this lip gloss! It gave my lips a beautiful sparkly effect and I got a lot of compliments on it from time to time. I always wore this lip gloss in the summer when the sun was shining....such a great colour! Would Repurchase

There ya have it.. all my MAC empties! Now it's going to take me forever to accumulate this again!
I'm going to head to my local MAC counter and I'll blog about what I got... hopefully I don't end up leaving with more then my free item... 

Have you tried any of these products?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

February 2013 Empties

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Sooo I'm not doing well with this shopping ban.. and I think I already gave up. So you can already write me off. I went to Chicago last weekend and well ya I bought some makeup and clothes. Not a lot.. but some. I think its too hard for me to do it for this long especially when you like a lot of stuff like me. I feel like I'll be spending a decent amount on clothes this summer too.. it feels like I don't have much.. which is never the case but you know what I mean! I bought something that is my new favourite thing lately too.. stay tuned I'm going to be doing a post about it!
I did a pretty good job I'd say with my empties this month.. got through a lot of my samples.. so that's always a plus in my books! Ohhh and I got my very first Ispy box in February and that was pretty exciting! I have fell in love with Coastal Scents.. the eye shadow is pretty nice! 
I'm going to be blogging everyday during my March Break.. so make sure to keep a watch for my posts!! :)
Now onto my Empties!!

1. Aveeno Active Naturals Clear Complexion Cream Cleanser (for acne-prone skin)- I bought this awhile back because I heard great things about Aveeno and their skin care line. This cleanser had microbeads in it to gently exfoliate your skin. It was the first time ever using a product like this. For my skin, I don't feel like it worked wonders at all. I like when my face feels squeaky clean after washing.. and I never felt that way with this. I also still had breakouts.. and my annoying cystic acne. Would Not Repuchase

2. Schwarzkopf Got 2b Dry Shampoo- This is the last of this dry shampoo.. I did a review of it here if you want to check it out.

3. Quo Nail Polish Remover Dip- I'm slowing getting through all my nail polish removers before I go buy new ones. I don't like this remover at all. It takes me forever to get my nail polish off with this stuff! Now I love the pump nail polish remover that you can buy at Shoppers...but not this one. Would Not Repurchase

4. Macadamia No Tangle Pre-Styler Spray- I have a love hate relationship with this product. Sometimes my hair turns out amazing.. and sometimes it doesn't. Yes, I do agree it does get rid of my tangles when I'm brushing through my hair but would I use this again as my main leave-in conditioner for my hair.. no. Also, when it sprays it's not a mist... its more like a thick spray so it doesn't evenly distribute through your hair. Would Not Repurchase

5. Lush Daddy-O "Blue" Shampoo- I saw this at Lush and I decided to get it a try and I only bought a small size just in case I didn't like it. The results of this product is really good.. if your a blonde it does lighten up your hair. The problem with this shampoo is the smell... omg.. it's terrible. It smells like pure chemicals.. when I would be massaging it into my hair... don't dare open your eyes.. because of the chemicals they start to hurt.. not good at all. Would Not Repurchase

6. Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover- I finally got to try a sample of this. I really think its a good product and removes my makeup really well. I just don't know how I feel about the oilyness of the product and being left on my eyes. I found myself wiping off the oil residue with a tissue after because I couldn't stand it around my eyes. Maybe Would Purchase

7. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer (Warm Ivory)- I am in love with this concealer. I'm already on my second one at the moment. I love creamy concealers and this is perfect for my skin and especially my under eye area. I had problems with other concealers being too dry on my skin and making it really noticeable that I was wearing concealer... this feels like your wearing nothing at all! Holy Grail Concealer

8. O.P.I Avojuice Skin Quenchers (Jasmine) (Vanilla Snowflake)- Yes...I am finally done with these little hand lotions! Only took my a year to finish off all of them. Such a great product... and my favourite scent out of all of them was Mango Coconut. Now I'm on the hunt for my next hand cream for my purse! Would Buy

9. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes- I have heard great things about Simple.. so I went to Shoppers to try out these wipes. I do like how they're "kind to skin" .. but my problem with these wipes is the cloth itself. The cloth was really harsh on my skin and my skin felt irritated when I was trying to get my makeup off. I don't want harsh make up wipes taking off my makeup.. a big no no. Would Not Repurchase

10. Benefit The Pore fessional- I got this sample in a shoppers treat bag. I really did like how my skin felt and how my makeup sat on top of this balm. I didn't notice a great difference from other products that I've used before. Didn't wow me. Would Not Buy

11. Lancome Visionnaire Advance Skin Corrector- It's really hard for me to judge any creams like this in just one use. It didn't do wonders for my skin.. maybe if I had the full size and used it for awhile I would notice the difference. Would Not Buy

12. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer- I felt that this primer sample was a little too liquid for me.. I like my foundation primers to me a little thicker.. I don't know why but I feel like they last longer on my skin. Would Not Buy

13. Jergens Overnight Fix Lotion- This lotion sucks... plain and simple.. It was not moisturizing at all. It felt like I had put nothing on my skin.. weird. Would Not Buy

14. Bath and Body Works Candle (Frosted Gingerbread)- OMG... this smell was amazing. You all know how I love my BBW candles.. this one could be one of my all time favourites! It made everything smell like Christmas.. and that makes me happy. The scent was not over powering at all either.. which I like.
Would Repurchase ..... (but I'll have to wait till next Christmas)

15. Victoria's Secret Airbrush FX Face Primer- I got this little sample in a treat bag from VS a little while back. This primer is too thick for me and a little too greasy. Not a product I would want to try out again. Would Not Buy

There ya have it! All my empties for the month of February!
A little late.. but ya know I still got r done! 
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 2013 Empties

Hey Everyone!

I just realized that I haven't posted anything since my last empties post... yep true slacker here. I'm really trying to get into the groove of school again. This semester is going to be the hardest semester out of the two years of school... I cannot wait......*sarcasm* I didn't use up many products this month.. I think its because I had a lot of empties last month! 

Just a update.. I'm doing well on my shopping ban! I still have not bought anything... just food and gas with an exception of two 5 pound weights from National Sport.. I've been working out since January 2nd and have already lost 10 pounds! Pretty crazy of you ask me.. so I gave myself the OK to buy the weights... $20 in total.. not bad. 

So I ran out of a couple things since my shopping ban...

Bubble Bath 
Dry Shampoo

Thank goodness my mother bought a bottle of dry shampoo and told me she didn't like it.. so she gave it to me.. so that should hold me over for a little bit. I also finished all my Lush products I got from Christmas and a Bubble Bath from BBW..... I take a lot of baths.. its my way of de-stressing.

Enough blabber... Lets start reviewing!

1. Schwarzkopf Got 2b Dry Shampoo- At first I really did like this product.. but the more I used it.. the less I liked it. I ended up hating the smell of it and it didn't really spray a powder like the other dry shampoos I have used. I have one more bottle of this since my mother bought one for me to have...Would Not Repurchase

2. Quo Nail Polish Remover Pump- I love this product! I don't know having a pump for a nail polish remover is wonderful! The product is also really great! Takes off all my glitter nail that's always a plus! Would Repurchase

3. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Splender Conditioner- Not a bad product at all! The smell is nice and it didn't make my hair heavy like some other conditioners do! It's not holy grail or anything though. Would Not Repurchase

4. Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum- It didn't go on greasy and had a light scent to it.. I don't use serums for my face because I tend to break out from them. I didn't notice any wonders from this sample. Would Not Purchase

5. Covergirl Trublend Pressed Powder (Translucent Honey)- I've had this powder for so long now. I used it to set my foundation and BB creams but I know its too heavy for that. Sometimes when I didn't want to use any foundation.. I'd just use this. I want to try other powders out there so... Would Not Repurchase

6. O.P.I Avojuice Skin Quenchers (Winter Huckleberry)- Yes another mini sample of of this lotion.. I do like the scent this time.. but would I buy it again for the smell.. no... I liked other scents more than this one. Would Repurchase... Not The Scent

7. BBW Bubble Bath (Black Raspberry Vanilla)- As you know I'm a fan of the BBW bubble baths.. they are not super moisturizing but the bubbles are great! :) This scent is wonderful.. "vine-ripened berries drenched in vanilla cream" Would Repurchase 

8. Perfume Samples-
Eternity Aqua- Wayyy too strong for me.. and I didn't like the scent at all! Would Not Purchase

There ya have it! All my empties for the month of January!
If you have any questions or comments about any of these products let me know with a comment below!

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?