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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Empties: Products I have used up

Hi All

Today I have an empties post.  These are products that I have used up.  I like watching "empties" videos on Youtube.  You get a feel of which products a person likes and would repurchase, and also which products that did not work for them. This may be a long post, but these are products that I have used up and kept aside especially for this post.

The picture above shows mainly makeup related items:-
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Light Plus
I absolutely love this product.  I was so sad when it finished.  It was the perfect shade and coverage.  It just made any foundation I wore look even better.  I repurchased the loose version of this as it is supposed to have more coverage.  Not a clever idea on my part, as loose powder is not travel friendly and the loose powder in Light Plus is a little darker than the pressed version.  it may look better on me in summer when my skin is closer to NC30.  The loose powder will definitely last longer though.

Model Co. Lip Primer
I blogged about this product a while ago when I first purchased it.  Lipstick does not last on my lips, until I go this baby.  Unfortunately Edgars / Red Square no longer stock Model Co. products.  I received a sample of the Gosh lip primer which is just okay, it still does not hold a candle to this.  ..

Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 110 Honey
I am on my second bottle of the awesome foundation.  It is my go-to foundation for flawless coverage.  I get full coverage with a flat top buffer brush, or medium coverage with a damp beauty blender.  I cant say enough good things about this foundation.  

Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base
I have purchased this a few times already.  Other primers either didn't work or where too drying on my lids.  This one is perfect, keeps my shadows vibrant with zero creasing, and it is relatively cheap.  The only problem is, that the last time I purchased it, it was in the sale bin and there were none of the shelves on the regular Essence stand.  So I hope that it is not being discontinued.

Essence 50 Creamy Nude Lipstick
This was my first nude pink lipstick.  I loved it soo much, I wore it almost everyday until it got finished.  It is a very soft lipstick, so it can melt if left in a warm place especially in summer.  Other than that, it is perfect. 

Model Co. Lipgloss in Berry Pink
Model Co. Products are really good in my opinion.  I had purchased the lip primer and received a pack of three full sized lipgloss and a mascara as a Gift with purchase.  I have two more lip glosses left in a pink and a peach shade.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Maximum Coverage Concealer in 03 Medium
This is my second pot of this concealer, so I really do like it.  its really creamy and non drying.  The only reason why I have not repurchased a third time and am trying out other concealers is because there is only 1.5g of product in the pot.  So it gets finished really quickly and becomes costly to replenish.  But is really is a star product for me.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat
This stuff gave my nails an intense shine and my nail polish stayed on my toenails for at least three weeks.  The only reason I have not repurchased is because it is like R80.  So I am trying out other brands like Essence and Rimmel to see if I can fine a dupe for it.

As you can see from the picture above, there are a few Almay products.  Next to Bionike products for my sensitive skin, I have come to love Almay products.

Almay Time Off Age Preventative Complex 2-in-1 Cleanser and Toner
This is my second one.  I mainly only use it in the mornings when I want a gentle cleanser.  I still follow with toner though.  I try to use it sparingly because I don't want it to get finished.  It has a pump which is nice.

Almay Time Off Age Preventative Complex Wrinkle Defence Cream -  
I have also purchased this cream twice.  I use it as my night cream and also during the day in winter.  It really agrees with my sensitive.  I realy like it.

Almay Problem Solution Firming Hydrating Mask
Plumps, Firms & Renews. For Normal to Dry Skin.  I really enjoyed this in winter.

Almay Eyewise Value Pack (Eyewise Intense Hydration Eye Cream, Get Up & Grow Mascara - Intense Black, and 15 Alymay Oil Free Makeup Remover Pads)  - 
I liked all these products.

Sandalwood Blackhead Treatment - 
I did a post previously on this product and I have repurchased a few times already.

Sandalwood Scrub
I have not repurchased this,  It was okay for me.  I use the Sandalwood Blackhead Treatment instead. 

Travel size products received as a GWP:-
Clarins Hydra Quench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase for Dehydrated Skin
Water based, great for winter
Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream - This was an okay product
Clarins Toning Lotion Alcohol Free with Camomile - This was an okay product
Clarins Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs - It was nice but I prefer the L'oreal one
Elizabeth Arden Ceremide Intense Moisture and Renewal Activation Cream SPF30
Excellent for extra dry skin in winter.

Lennon Bergamotessense - I put half in my shampoo and half in my conditioner and my hair is growing like wildfire.  I have purchased this twice.

Garnier Deodorant.  Mineral Absolute Dry 48H with Mineralite.  0% Alcohol. Anti-perspirant - I have repurchased this over and over.

Innoxa Uplifting Hand Cream spf15 - I received this in a Glambox.  It was okay.  I have a few more hand creams that I received to use up, so I wont be repurchasing it

Justine Tissue Oil Treatment Hair Mask - I was given this by someone at work and I loved it.  It is on sale in the Justine brochure at the moment, so I hope to get another one.

Dr Miracles Deep Conditioning Treatment - It has a strong menthol action to it.  I was given this for my birthday.  I didn't repurchase this , but I did purchase the conditioning shampoo in this brand which I really like.

Bionike Defence Hair Restructuring Nourishing Mask - 2 sample sachets

Dove Extra Sensitive Beauty Cream Bar - I use this as my body soap since I have sensitive skin.  Also it is highly recommended as an intimate wash by doctors.

L'Oreal Tecni Art. Hair Mix Glam Definition Hold 3 - Great on my short hair.  Didn't use it when I first got it.  After I cut my hair, i used it everyday until it finished.  A really good product.  I don't think they make this anymore.

Avon Clearskin Blackhead Clearing Cleanser and Deep Treatment Mask 
I bought these along with the cleansing wipes from the same range.  I hated the wipes because it irritated my sensitive skin so I didn't finish them.  These two however, I finished them completey.  They really did keep my blackheads at bay.

Simple Soothing Facial Toner
I highly recommend this product.  No harsh ingredients and it really agreed with my skin.  I am currently trying out a DIY salicylic acid toner.

Clicks cleansing wipes
Cheap and effective.  Another product I have bought countless times.

Oxy Cleansing Soap Bar with added tea tree oil
I have bought this countless times.  I use it at night with my facial brush every night.  It is the best salicylic acid cleanser I have tried.  it keeps acne at bay.

Eskamel Cleansing Pads
I have bought this numerous times but i think that the Oxy ones are a little better.  I buy these when the Oxy ones are sold out.

Bionike 50+ Defence Sun Very High Protection Sun Cream
I firmly believe that this product cleared up my old acne marks I had when I suffered from hormonal acne. It also prevents any new sun spots.  It is the best physical sunscreen I have tried.  My skin reacts to chemical sunscreen.  I have purchased this in the spray lotion which has a thinner consistency. 

Bionike Defence 100 Protective & Reinforcing Base Cream
I use this over my Bionike sunscreen every morning.  There is also a Defence 200 Cream for dry skin.  I love this product.  Bionike is made for people with sensitive and intolerant skin, but any skin type can use it.

I also used up and repurchased the Essence I Love Crazy Volume Mascara (Pink tube).  This has become an HG product for me.
Also a tube of E45 cream which I apply to my arms if they get exposed to the sun when I have forgotten to put sunscreen on them in the morning.

Sorry for the extremely long post, but I had to get rid of my empties, so I thought i would share what I had used up. 

Thanks for reading

1 comment:

  1. Found Some of the Eyeshadow base and so excited to try it out after your review. It is so reasonable.
    love your posts