Friday, April 18, 2014

March 2014 Empties

It's time for my March Empties! In March I was bit more successful on the empties front. I also went through all of my products and pulled out some that I absolutely hate, and know I wont use ever again, and threw them into the mix, as well.
Bath & Body Works Liplicious Colour Changing Lip Glosses in Pink & Coral
I really liked the concept of these lip glosses. They go on clear, and colour adjust with your body heat. I wanted to like them, but they just smell and taste so bad. I tested them on my hand and they do shift to beautiful colours, but I want to throw up every time I apply them to my lips. Repurchase: No

Lip Fusion InFATuation Plumping Glosses in Screen Siren & Full Frontal
These lip plumpers are not empty, however, I've had them for about 4 years and wasn't grabbing for them, so it was time to toss them. The colour pigmentation of these glosses are great, but the plumping component really hurts my lips. It tingles to the point where it burns and I have to wipe it off. These glosses are also extremely sticky. Repurchase: No

Blistex Medicated Lip Balm SPF 30
I find this lip balm does a great job at protecting my lips when I am out in the sun. I wish it was more moisturizing though. I find my lips get very dry when I use this. When I go to repurchase I am going to look for a more moisturizing alternative. Repurchase: Yes

Burt's Bees Strawberry Lip Shimmer
Although pretty in the tube, this just isn't a colour I can get to look good on my lips. It's a barbie pink with an intense frost finish. To me this colour is just so dated, and not attractive at all. Repurchase: No

ELF Matte Lip Colour in Coral
This product isn't empty, I just really don't like it. The colour doesn't go well with my skin tone, it's extremely drying, yet waxy at the same time, and it applies patchy. The good thing is that this product doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Repurchase: No
Covergirl Clean Oil Control Foundation in Classic Ivory
This foundation is my perfect shade match, but it makes me so oily, despite being an oil free product. It gives medium, yet buildable coverage, but I just can't forgive how oily it makes me. I tried to force myself to finish it, but I couldn't force myself to be an oil slick everyday. Repurchase: No

M.Asam Vino Gold Magic Fini
I'm still unsure if this is a primer or a foundation, but I love it either way. It has a whipped consistency, that blends effortlessly into my skin. It gives very light coverage, so I use it on days when I am wearing minimal makeup. Repurchase: Yes

Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer
This product confuses it a primer or a highlighter? As a primer it makes me look overly brightened. As a highlighter though, on my cheek bones, I love it. It adds just the perfect amount of highlight without making me look like a disco ball. Repurchase: Maybe

Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer
This primer causes my lids to get so oily, that just a few hours after application my shadows have completely creased. It does everything a primer shouldn't. Repurchase: No

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in Ivory
The consistency of this foundation feels somewhat gel-like. It gives medium, yet buildable, coverage. When I first started using it, I liked it, however over time I realized that it oxidizes a lot! I probably need a lighter shade, but the oxidation is so bad it makes me not want to try my actual shade. Repurchase: No
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula
This cleanser is so good at eliminating excess oil that it leaves my skin feeling tight and extremely the point where it hurts. Repurchase: No

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
I really love this moisturizer! It gives me the hydration I need, but doesn't cause any unwanted excess oils. I did find myself staying matte for longer when I used this. Repurchase: Yes

La Roche-Posay 60 SPF Anthelios Melt In Cream
I received this product in the very first Glymm bag, and never used it. I thought I would finally give it a try, but it's definitely gone bad. It smells rancid. Repurchase: Maybe, I would like to try it out.

B.Kamins Bio-Maple Body Lotion
A great moisturizer, I'm just not a fan of the scent. I was hoping it would smell like maple, due to the name, but sadly no. I can get past the scent though because I really enjoy this product. Repurchase: Maybe

Cyberderm H2O Hydration
This moisturizer smells so bad. It's like a mix or burnt plastic, rotting garbage, and mouldy damp basements. I couldn't even force myself to put it on my face. Repurchase: No

Cyberderm Every Morning Sun Whip SPF 25
This sunscreen blends easily into the skin, without causing excess oil or disturbing makeup application. Repurchase: Yes
Fruits & Passion Watermelon Gogi Hand Cream
This hand cream has a gel consistency, which allows it to absorb quickly into my skin. Formula and effectiveness wise, I adore this hand cream, I just don't like the smell. Repurchase: Yes, but in a different scent.

Biotherm Lait Corporel Antidrying Body Care with Citrus Essences
This body lotion is ultra moisturizing, despite its light formula. The citrus scent lingers throughout the day. The downside is that it is slightly greasy and takes a bit of time to absorb into the skin. Repurchase: No

Nivea Happy Time Shower Cream in Orange Blossom
I love this body wash. It's my go to for when Winter skin strikes. It lathers immensely, and hydrates like you are using a straight up cream. The orange scent was invigorating and lingered throughout the day. Repurchase: Yes
Garnier Damage Eraser Conditioner
When I started using this conditioner I loved it. My hair looked and felt healthier; I had less fly aways and frizz. Over longtime use, however, this made my hair worse. It made my hair staticy and the frizz came back even worse. This product smells amazing I just wish it consistently worked for my hair. Repurchase: No

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Satin Shine Finishing Creme
This creme is supposed to help tame fly aways and give subtle definition to your hair. This product leaves my hair feeling crispy and looking greasy. Repurchase: No

Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe Bio Advanced Restorative Treatment 
I've had this product for so long, and I finally tried it, and it literally does nothing for my hair. There is no good, or bad to talk about because it doesn't do anything! Repurchase: No
Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser
I have combination skin, so I thought this cleanser would work wonders for me. It did quite the opposite, however. Not only did it cause me to break out, but it left a greasy film on my face. Repurchase: No

Marcelle Essentials Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
These isn't much to say, expect that this is my Holy Grail eye makeup remover. This removes even the most stubborn waterproof mascara, yet is super gentle. I would recommend this to anyone, just be prepared to fall in love. Repurchase: Yes

Elizabeth Grant Collagen Diamond Miracle Concentrate
I bought this serum in hopes of achieving a brighter complexion. It gave hydration and a slight sheen to the skin, due to shimmer particles in the product, however, I didn't notice any major changes to my complexion by the end of the bottle. Repurchase: No

Elizabeth Grant Caviar Eye Creme
This eye creme was very hydrating, and I really enjoyed using it throughout the Winter. It had a gel consistency and absorbed very quickly into my skin. Repurchase: Yes

Products I would:
Repurchase: 8
Not Repurchase: 15
Might Repurchase: 3
Total Empties: 26


  1. amazing job on the empties and especially throwing out some things you hate and won't use, I need to be better at that!

  2. Wow, such a great variety of empties! Thanks for all of the reviews :)

  3. So many empties! I like the idea of throwing in products you won't use, even if they're not empty...

  4. Congrats on all the empties! I still only have ONE for April lol. That M. Asam cream I got in a subbie about a year ago and it was soooo dark. Now I wonder where I put it.

  5. One is still an accomplishment in my books :) The M.Asam was really dark, but it blended into my super fair skin no problem. Didn't make me look orange, or a different colour. It was like magic!

  6. I buy so much stuff and normally hold onto everything because I feel bad throwing it out, but if I'm never going to use it then it's just taking up space I don't have.I try and give as much as I can away to friends or family, but some stuff I just don't feel hygienically okay with giving away.

  7. Thanks Jennifer! It took forever to write, but totally worth it :)

  8. Wow, that's a lot of empties. Great job clearing out some items that you know you won't use. It always feels good to me to clean out my stash and purge stuff I hate. Makes room for new good stuff!

  9. I'm such a hoarder, so it's hard for me get rid of things, but I am slowly getting better at throwing stuff out :)


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