Hey everyone! I wasn’t originally planning to post my January 2018 Empties because I didn’t really finish up a whole lot of product, but for Nova’s January Beauty Instagram Challenge the prompt for Jan 31st was January Empties. Sometimes I start thinking that more product in my empties/favourites/hauls/etc is better, but then I realize that when I read posts I like when they’re kept short. Sometimes reading super long empties posts can be a bit tedious, and then I worry over which items to comment on. Blogging gets in your head sometimes. This post will be short and sweet compared to my December Empties!
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January 2018 Makeup Empties
Ugh, I was SO frustrated that I finished both my Essence Make Me Brow Gel AND my Benefit Gimme Brow Gel. I have literally no products for my brows right now! Both links are too my reviews so I won’t go into detail on the brow products. Repurchase? Yes to the Essence, No to the Benefit.
Essence Gel Liner This gel liner is amazing for the price! In Canada it costs me $4.99 and applies so smoothly. I reviewed it over a year ago and it’s dried up since then. Repurchase? Yes.
DR. G Daily Safe BB Cream This BB is meant for sensitive skin and helps to combat redness. I have linked to my review if you want to know more! While I really liked how this worked for me the only way for me to get it is to order off amazon.com to my in-laws’ house in the US and wait for them to bring it back, and that’s way too much effort. Repurchase? No.
it Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream I received this sample from ipsy in November and got quite a few uses out of it. This CC cream gives me smooth light coverage and my makeup blends nicely on top of it. Repurchase? Maybe once my other foundations are empty. It’s a little expensive for me to buy on a whim.
January 2018 Skincare Empties
Lush Assorted Bath Bombs/Bath Melts I love Lush bath bombs, but I don’t think I’ll try a bath melt again. I felt so greasy afterwards!
Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Renewal Cream This came in the Sephora Favourites Beauty Sleep Set. I liked the way it felt on my skin, but it didn’t help renew my skin at all. I started using it when I got a bad sunburn during my time in Lima, and I hoped it would help restore my dry skin but to no avail. Even when my skin was healed I found it drier than usual when using this cream. Repurchase? No.
L’Occitane Almond Delicious Hands Cream This mini came in the L’Occitane 2017 Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar, as did the next two products. I really like the texture and absorption of L’occitane’s hand cream formula. Unfortunately I don’t really like the smell of the Almond line. I typically love the scent of almond but this hand cream doesn’s smell like it at all (to me). Repurchase? Not this scent, but the hand creams, yes.
L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream This is a skincare product I can get on board with. I got about two weeks use out of this face cream. It’s light and soothing on my skin and smells nice. Repurchase? Yes, if I ever have $62 sitting around!
L’Occitane Ultra Rich Light Comforting Cream This cream isn’t great for me. It smells like bug spray lotion and didn’t do a lot to hydrate my skin. It’s more intended for normal/oily skin than dry, so this is the wrong formulation for me. Repurchase? No.
January 2018 Empties Declutter
This Bellápierre Stay Put Brow Gel came in my January Ipsy Bag. Instead of a spoolie it has a little paint brush that pulls out of the cap. The shade is completely wrong for me, I’m a natural blonde with dark brows so light brow products look fake on me. This is getting tossed.
I’ve also decided to rid myself of this Dose of Colours Lipgloss. I won it in a giveaway last Summer and wanted to love it so much. I tried applying it on it’s own, over lip liner, over lipstick, but nothing I did made it work for me. It smells plasticky and while the formula is opaque it still manages to show my natural lip colour underneath in streaks. It’s not terrible, but it doesn’t work for me. Dose of Colours just launched a new lipgloss formula and this formula is currently discounted.
Did you guys have better luck adding to your empties stash this month?
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