Wednesday, 21 November 2012

More Empties

It's so satisfying to finally finish up a product. I have been hoarding these empties for the special occasion of a blog post. Now that's it's finally done, I can't throw these puppies in the trash! 
I'm going to make this post as short and sweet as possible, because I have a lot of empties to get through. So for each product I'm just going to answer these two simple questions:


Did I like it?
Would I buy it again?


Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
Let's dive in, shall we?


L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base

Did I like it? No. I found it to be too thick of a primer, and I didn't notice that it did anything spectacular in terms of making my makeup last any longer. I just noticed that it felt very heavy on my skin. 
Would I buy it again? NO.


Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream (full review here)

Did I like it? Yes. I think it's a very good drugstore BB cream, considering that there are lot of really bad bb creams available at the drugstore.
Would I buy it again? Probably next summer, the light/medium shade is too dark for my pale winter skin.


Laura Mercier Oil-free tinted moisturizer
Did I like it? YES!
Would I buy it again? YES! I'm already on a new tube of this product. I can't live without this in my makeup bag.

Neutrogena Natural Fresh Cleansing + Make-up remover 
(as seen in my skincare routine here)
Did I like it? Yes, it smells like granny smith apples.
Would I buy it again? Maybe. I really like the original foaming makeup cleanser from neutrogena (comes in a light blue bottle) so I'll probably be buying that one next. 

Neutrogena Natural Purifying Pore Scrub
(as seen in my skincare routine post as well)
Did I like it? It's a typical face scrub. I didn't notice that it did anything particularly outstanding for my skin.
Would I buy it again? Probably not.


Philosophy Purity made simple cleanser
(as seen in my skincare post as well)
Did I like it? This product is so over-hyped in the beauty community. First of all, it's not really that "pure" as the name would lead you to believe. I prefer cetaphil as a gentle cleanser.
Would I buy it again? No.


Neutrogena oil-free Acne Stress Control power-cream wash
(as seen in my skincare routine post here and "what's in my shower" post here)
Did I like it? Yes. I can feel it working and I see results after I use it.
Would I buy it again? I want to try the scrub from this range too, but I would buy the power-cream wash again.


Neutrogena oil-free Eye Make-up Remover
(as seen in my skincare post as well)
Did I like it? Yes. It effectively and gently removes all of my eye makeup
Would I buy it again? Yes. It's the only drugstore makeup remover I have found that really works for me.


Bioderma sensibio H2O (cleansing water)
(as also seen in my skincare post)
Did I like it? Yes. It's the most gentle way to remove makeup.
Would I buy it again? Yes. I prefer using bioderma to makeup wipe because I feel like I get more uses out of it than just the 20 or so wipe that come in a pack, but wipes are really good for travel.


Simple cleansing facial wipes

Did I like it? Yes. I noticed that these wipes effectively cleansed my face and were really gentle on my sensitive skin.
Would I buy it again? Yes. I like having makeup wipes around for quick cleansing and for travelling. I prefer the simple brand wipes to neutrogena ones, and they're cheaper too.


Bath & Body Works, Triple Moisture body cream (twilight woods)

Did I like it? Yes. Twilight Woods is my favourite scent from Bath & Body Works and I find that this lotion does an excellent job of hydrating my skin.
Would I buy it again? Not anytime in the near future. I'm really enjoying using the Vaseline brand cocoa butter lotion at the moment


Batiste dry shampoo
Did I like it? Yes - this is definitely one of the better drugstore dry shampoos on the market. Not only does it eliminate the look of greasy roots, but it also helps add volume to my limp, second/third day hair
Would I buy it again? Yes.


Sally Hansen nail polish remover, "maximum strength, moisturizing"

Did I like it? Yes. 
Would I buy it again? I've already repurchased this exact product and am using it currently


OPI nail polish, "Elephantastic Pink"
(see it on my nails here)

Did I like it? LOVE THIS COLOUR! This is one of my favourite nail polish shades of all time. It was the saddest moment when it dried up (I was careless and didn't screw the lid back on all the way).
Would I buy it again? I am definitely going to repurchase this nail polish!


Physicians Formula eye booster liquid eyeliner

Did I like it? Yes. It's actually a very fine brush applicator, and I found it to be super easy to use and get a perfect line
Would I buy it again? Probably not. Maybelline has since come out with an eyeliner similar to this, although it's felt tip, and it gives similar precise results at a much cheaper cost


Maybelline "The Falsies" volum' express mascara
(full review here and here)

Did I like it? No. This mascara does nothing for my lashes and I don't know why everybody loves it so much.
Would I buy it again? No.


Maybelline "One by One" volum' express mascara (waterproof)

Did I like it? Yes! This has now become my favourite mascara. Because it's waterproof, it holds a curl amazingly well and it doensn't smudge or flake at all. 
Would I buy it again? Yes, already have, and I definitely will again.


Garnier skin renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller

Did I like it? Yes. I found this to be a really simple and quick 2-in-1 concealing/anti-fatigue product
Would I buy it again? I think I would.


Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer (nude)
Did I like it? Yes. This was my go-to concealer over the summer (as you can see by the label, it was well used)
Would I buy it again? Probably. I want to try the touch magique concealer from L'oreal (same idea, different brand) and see which one I prefer, although they're probably nearly the same


Bobbi Brown corrector (porcelain peach)

Did I like it? Yes! This is my holy grail under eye concealer
Would I buy it again? I wouldn't buy it again in the shade porcelain peach, but I have already repurchased it in the shade light bisque


Lush Fresh Face masks: Cosmetic Warrior & BB Seaweed

Did I like it? Yes. Cosmetic Warrior is a mask that helps fight active breakouts. BB Seaweed is a mask that helps adds brightness and moisture back into the skin.
Would I buy it again? Yes. I would repurchase both of them.


I hope that was somewhat helpful. I think looking back on your empties are a great way of analyzing what products you really loved, or just used up to get rid of once and for all.

xoxoDarlingBuds



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