Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 2013 Empties

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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! 
If you have any questions or comments about any of these products please leave a comment below!

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