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September-ish empties 2018

8 Oct

It’s probably been about a year or more since I wrote an empties post.  When I started to think about getting back into blogging, I started collecting the empties here and there.  I’m sure there are a lot of items missing from here, but I tried to hang on to the products I wanted to talk about.  I’m also still debating whether to only include full size products or beauty box subscription products too.   I’m sure I will change my mind a 100 times.

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So what did I use?   Fragrance?  Make up?  Hair?

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I will probably say a little something about each of the products.   So left to right, we have:

Simple Eye Make Up Remover Pads – These are pretty great and really affordable at just under $7.00.  One pad removes almost all of stubborn eye make up.

Calvin Klein Beauty – This fragrance is really light and fruity/citrus.   It is really great for work and I would get a lot of compliments.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream – I buy this eye cream on and off and I still like it.

L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair Shampoo – I really like the Total Repair line.  I think it’s the best drug store shampoo and conditioner.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb – this is my favorite go to evening and special occasion scent.

Simple Cleansing Wipes – My go to, I use them as a make-up remover and also as a cleanser in a pinch.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet – this was an okay moisturizer.  Not remarkable but not terrible.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – one of the best setting sprays on the market, it just punches your wallet a little too much.

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse – good product.  Recently reviewed on the site.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion – One of Holy Grails.

DermaE Purifying Daily Detox Scrub – I really like this line and this was a good scrub.

Drybar Bay Breeze Shot – this didn’t wow me, that’s all.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – I have no idea how to use these sprays so they are sort of lost on me.   I can’t even give an actual review 🙂  but, I didn’t end up with the feeling this product changed my life somehow.

Have you Lovelies tried any of these?  What did you think?  What were your Empties for September?  Link to your blog in the comments 🙂

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Anna

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June Empties!!!! What I Used Up!

1 Jul

How is it July already?   This year is flying by faster then Kim Kardashian changing husbands.  Oh snap!

I went through a lot of products in June.  Check this!

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Hair stuff

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Matrix Total Results Color Care Conditioner.  This is my current fave.  I’ve been using it for a few months.  I love it….but I’m getting bored.  I’ve been getting interested in TIGI again.  I love how that smells too.

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Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner.  This was a Birchbox sample.  Honestly, the samples were so small there wasn’t enough of either product for my hair.  Based on how much I was able to work into my hair, not impressed.   This may be due to how tiny the samples were.  Whatevers…I won’t be buying it.  If companies really want us to fall in love with a product, you need to give us an amount we can actually use.

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Fleur de Temps conditioner.  This was another Birchbox item.  Strangely, this came with shampoo of which there was a lot more than the conditioner.  Why?

This claims to be volumizing and it was. It frizzed me out so my hair was huge.

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Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner.  I got this during a recent hotel stay.   I’m not the biggest fan of Aveda, I don’t complain when my room is filled with it.  I like the way this works on my hair.  It’s a fun change.

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Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle Leave In.  I loved the way this smells.  It did a good job on detangling.

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Big Sexy Hair Spray.  Love it!

Face

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ELF Make up Set and Mist – repurchase

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Glytone Toner – repurchase

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Beauty Junkees make up sponge.  I like it, but I want to try the Real Techniques one.

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Benefit They’re Real Mascara – a fave

Body

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Vaseline Intensive Care – repurchase

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Caress Daily Silk – meh

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Private Bloom Hamptons Perfume sample.  Pretty, but I wouldn’t buy it.

What did you use up in June?

~Anna

May Empties Post! Products I’ve used up!

29 May

I didn’t have enough products for April to do a full post, so I waited an extra month to do this update.  Here are the products I’ve used up and quick thoughts about them.

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Shaving cream – a major staple.  It really does make for a better shave.  W both like Skintimate because it is inexpensive.  We blogged about it here.

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Another staple – eye brow pencil! Maybelline Define  A Brow pencil.  Easy to use and decent staying power.  To boost length of wear, top with Ben Nye Final Seal.  You’re welcome!

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I’ve already repurchased this.  L’oreal Shocking Extensions Mascara. Good stuff.

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I liked this, buy it is pricier from Elizabeth Mott.

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My current favorite cleanser right now, Clearasil Refreshing Superfruit Wash.

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On to…dry shampoo!!!!

Like Suave, will purchase again.

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This was okay, I’m not sure I will repurchase again.

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Some samples I’ve used up.

I kind of liked this lotion, I actually really liked the scent. Sort of smelled like pancakes. HAHA But I guess if you’re not down with smelling like food, this isn’t your thing.

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Joan Voss – a pretty spring scent.   I am undecided about this.

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Not my favorite Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab oil.

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I think I forgot to include this in my March Empties which had my huge Korean Stash.

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This smelled great, buy faded in 5 minutes on me.  Sorry Harvey Prince Cherrie Blossom! 😦

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Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion – another staple in my collection.  I received a sample of a few formulas with my Naked 3.

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Have you lovelies used any of these?  What are your thoughts?

xoxo – A

December 2013 Empties Post

10 Jan

Here are the goodies I used up in December!

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1) Skintimate Shave Lotion – this is saving my skin from over drying. Yes, repurchased

2) L’Oreal Eye Make-Up Remover.  This burned my eyes.  Won’t be repurchasing.

3) Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Body Mist. It was okay, but not my fave scent.

4)Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Night Revival Cream.  THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL.  In love. We reviewed it before here.

5)DermOrganic Conditioner.  This was okay. May or may not repurchase. Right now I am using a Matrix Conditioner that I am really liking…so yeah.  OK, probably won’t repurchase…there just made up my mind.

6)Jonathan Volumizing Conditioner.  This stuff was the devil, will not be purchasing it again.  And because I am weirdly stubborn and OCD, I had to use the entire bottle and hated it.  Obviously, I have problems HA.

7)Glycolix Elite Facial Cream 20 Percent. Another HG product for me.  My Med Spa friend turned me on to this, and I am hooked.  Get it.  You will be 40 and you will look amazing. Duh, of course repurchase.

8)Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara.  I liked this, for a drugstore mascara.  Cover Girl is one my faves, but this may be a repurchase.  Especially if on sale. I like sales.

9)Smashbox Primer sample .  I’ve bought this before, and I have a sneaking suspicion this breaks me out. It’s never terrible, just a little small blemish here or there.  I don’t buy this anymore, I stick with the Monistat.  What? yeah. here.

10) Luxe Repair Sample from Julep.  Face oil, meh.  Not impressed.

11) Pravana Vivid Red – yes, Staple. I make my own color depositing conditioner. Interested?

12)Look Better Naked from Soap and Glory.  OMG this smelled soooo divine.  Yes, I will be buying this.

~A

 

November 2013 Empties Post!

10 Dec

So sorry this is late.  I took the pictures ages ago, but I haven’t been able to do a complete post.

Ok, so here we go…this is a smaller post than my previous months.

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1) Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab imps in the following scents: Pool of Tears, The Sea Foams Milk, Vinland

I liked Pool of Tears. It was from the Alice in Wonderland collection.  The scent was nice and light and pretty.

The Sea Foams Milk was okay, it was from the Fairy Tale collection

Vinland was bolder and sweeter, and I don’t think it’s available for sale anymore because I can’t find it on their website.

I love BPAL, but none of these scents were a super win for me.

2) Mirenesse Glossy Kiss Lip and Cheek Color in Flirty Kiss.  I only used this for my lips and I really really really like it.  I inherited two of these from two Birchbox friends in two different colors.  I love the texture and love the colors.  Will repurchase.

3) Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream.  I really liked this at first. Sadly, I am allergic to most SPF products, chemical and mineral alike.  This mineral SPF product eventually started to give me the telltale milia break out.

BUT, I really recommend it to someone who doesn’t have the allergy problem.  It’s a great summertime product when you are looking to lighten your foundation routine.

4) Bio Oil.  There is some hype around this product.  It is a mixture of oils including a synthetic form of an oil normally found in water fowl.  This doesn’t have the best smell, but it does moisturize and heal really dry skin in a few weeks.  I think they ask to give it at least a month or so of continuous use.

I’ve used it on my face without issues, especially around my eyes.  And I love it for my feet.  Will I repurchase this?  Most likely.

5) 100% Pure Pomegranate Nourishing Body Cream.  I love this line, I love these lotions.  Yes, will repurchase for summer.  I need something heaver for the Winter months.

6) Bath and Body Works Paris Amour Hand Sanitizer. Smells so sweet and pretty. I always keep one of these in my purse because I am a germaphobe.

7) Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain in Gothic.  I love this for summer, and the color is a true red without blue undertones.  Looks like blood, it’s perfect.

8) be Delectable from Cake Beauty Strawberry & Cream Hand Cream.  This was in my Ipsy from November (I think).  I went through it pretty fast, but I have dry hands.  This smells SO AMAZING.  Not the best moisturizing for Winter, but would probably work for the warmer months.

I’m sort of bummed I only used 8 products in November!

What were some of your empties/faves?

~Anna

October Empties 2 – I use a lot of stuff!

5 Nov

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Just so I can be like everyone else in the beauty blogging world, I’m going to do an Empties post monthly.  Here are the things I used up in October.

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I had to Google to check if Benefit even still makes Maybe Baby perfume…and they do!  It used to be one of my absolute favorites.  So light and floral.  I finally finished this bottle I’ve had for ages, and I’m thinking I want to repurchase.

Ponds – meh…Some people are crazy in love with this.  I couldn’t use it as a  cleanser, and yes I tried the hot wet towel trick.  I would sometimes use it as eye make up remover.  But I don’t think I will repurchase this for the third time. I still have one pot of it at my parents’ house that I use.

Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Spot is so good on the blackheads on my nose. It does dry me out after a few uses, so I won’t repurchase for the Winter.  We’ll see how my skin behaves come Spring.

Maybelline Mastershape was not a win for me.   The color was Auburn, but it was super light, and I couldn’t get it to blend with my black eye brows.

They’re Real by Benefit is one of my favorites right now.  I have a second trial size, and will probably buy a full size in time.

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Matrix Vavoom is amazing.  One of my favorite hairsprays.

Bio Silk smells so great, and I like both the shampoo and conditioner.  I frequently repurchase both.

Got2B 4ever Stylestay is great for updos or for spraying your hair while wearing it back.  It is a stiff hold.

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I’m finally retiring my Sephora Perfectionist Sponge. We reviewed a lot of sponges here and here.  This is still one of my favorites.

Bath and Body Words body lotion in Pink Chiffon.  It smells like flowers and candy to me.  I kept this in my purse, and B&BW makes such great lotions.  These always get repurchased.

So that’s it for October!

What were some of your favorites or non fave items?

~Anna

October 2013 Empties Post

16 Oct

Last time I did one of these was back in August, and I accumulated a ton of empties since then.  I probably waited too long to do this, but oh well…maybe I can try to do an Empties Post once a month.

Since there are so many, I’m not going to make a lot of comments about these products unless I wouldn’t repurchase for some reason or I really loved them.

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See?  There is a  ton of stuff!!

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These are both very similar to the Smashbox Face Primer.  I actually prefer the Sephora brand to the Hourglass.  Hourglass is white and blends, Sephora is clear.

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The E.L.F. setting spray is a staple in my collection.

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I would not repurchase this liquid eyeliner.  It didn’t stay on me AT ALL.  I looked like I cried…a lot.

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I would not repurchase this Boots Expert Instant Matte.  I thought it may have been a good dupe for Clinique’s T-Zone which was discontinued (TRAGIC).  It fell VERY SHORT of my expectations.

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One of my fave mascaras.  OF COURSE I will repurchase this 🙂

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I’m so in love with these glosses.

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Our V-Primer 🙂

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The best blotting paper you can get for a $1.00 USD.

If you have any questions about any of these, let me know and I will be happy to share my humble opinion 🙂

~Anna

First Empties Post!

16 Aug

All the beauty bloggers and vloggers always do an Empties post, so why shouldn’t Your Fairy Godmother.

We use stuff too 🙂

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I have two (yes TWO) Dr. Who lunchboxes because I am a fanatic.  As you know, one is my mani kit, and the other is my Empties kit.

I will admit, I got really excited when I finally had enough empties to do post.  On first glance, I use a lot of lotion.

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Yeah, I went there….because this movie is freaking fantastical!

Ok, so let’s see what I used 😉

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Julep Beach Tonic was probably my favorite item from my Empties.  I loved this smell and it was so perfect for summer.

100% Pure as my second fave, and I loved this scent for night time.  It was Coconut, and it was so light and relaxing.

Bath and  Body Works in Rasberry.  So yummy and perfect for spring and summer. I layered it with the corresponding body spray  .

Mountain Ocean Skin Trip was another organic lotion in Coconut.  It was nice, but too light for my dry skin.

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Apotheke Coconut Jasmine Perfumed After Bath Tonic.  This paired nicely with my coconut scented lotions.  I guess I really liked coconut this summer!

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Argan Oils Face & Body Serum.   I wanted to use this on my face, but ended up allergic.  So I used it on my hair and it seemed to really moisturize it during the winter. I will probably repurchase this again.
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And I retired a pair of fake lashes.  I think I wore them since New Years Eve, it was time for a new pair sometime in April.
Elf Lashes for $1.00!!!!!   Seriously.  Go.Get.You.Some.  I know we blogged about these before.  They are so good.
What products have you used up lately????