Hello again! Today I’m back with an “Empties” type post…however, I have finished a number of items that were just floating around that the post would be quite long (and probably very boring) if I was to write a through review of each item. So, instead I’ll be writing a quick little blurb on each item. Enjoy!
From left to right:
Dove Clear Tone deodorant: AMAZING. This product is marketed towards women who have discolouration under their arms due to shaving/race. This product really made a difference in the darkness (or lack thereof) under my arms. It is also very effective as a deodorant/antiperspirant. I will be repurchasing this very soon.
Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo: Technically, this isn’t an “empty.”I disliked it so much I couldn’t even finish it. This stuff was terrible. It smelled nice, but did nothing for my hair. It made my hair feel more dirty than it was and it was VERY white- which doesn’t look good when you’ve got brown hair. I’ve since found a dry shampoo from Dove which has become a holy grail product for me.
Sample of Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris for oily/combo skin: Great product. This sample only had about 6 uses in it, but I loved it every time I used it. Hopefully, I will be repurchasing this at some point (it has a price tag of $33 CAD)… oh no!
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation: BEST foundation I’ve used. It isn’t oil free- which means a number of women probably won’t even look at it, but you’d never know that it wasn’t water based. It feels great on the skin, lasts through a work day and it easily blends into the skin for quick application. For a girl with combo skin, this will probably be reserved as a fall/winter/spring foundation, but I honestly can’t wait for the weather to change so I can repurchase and start using this again.
Clarins Daily Energizer Cream: Holy grail product again. I use the cream during the winter and the lotion with SPF during the summer.
Moroccan Oil Treatment: Amazing. I purchased a very mini size of this to try and I LOVE it. I have since repurchased the brand that is sold at Sally’s Beauty Supply and am less than impressed with it. I will be repurchasing Moroccan Oil as soon as I finish my One and Only Argan from Sally’s.
Urban Decay All Nighter Makup Setting Spray: Again, this isn’t really an empty…I still have a small amount of this left, but I had to decant it into a different bottle as the spray nozzle on this one is broken. I also really like this stuff. It is amazing for keeping my makeup on all night (or day!). I use this after I complete my face makeup and before I do my eye makeup. I also interchange this with UD De-Slick depending on the weather and how hot/humid it is!
Clarins Energizer Wake-Up Booster: This is my holy grail toner (and is part of the line that the cream (above) is from). I just repurchased this today. It smells amazing and it is very gentle on the skin. It is an amazing price and has plant based ingredients- what could be better?
Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 Cleansing Water: I received this as a gift for attending a Vichy training session. It is a great product. It works well for taking makeup off (even heavy eye makeup) and cleansing the skin. I used this in place of using a makeup removing towelette. I would definitely repurchase this if I was in need of a cleanser.
The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion: As much as I liked this product, I hated it. It took forever to use up. It just lasted way too long. I liked that it was very thin, and absorbed quite quickly- it also had a very pleasant scent. I won’t be repurchasing this any time soon as I have grown out of my “coconut scented everything” phase, but will keep it in mind.
Left: Marcelle Bronzing Cloths: Terrible. I only used them two times and looked like a fake tan disaster on both occasions. I did everything according the package- but it wouldn’t turn out. I will not be repurchasing these…ever. And with a price tag of $18 CAD, I’m quite disappointed.
Right: Marcelle Hydra-C Cleansing and Exfoliating Cloths: These came as a bonus with the Marcelle Bronzing Cloths…and I didn’t use all of these either. I tried them on both body and face (as they are marketed for use on face) and found that the exfoliating side was WAY to harsh for my face (and I use a VERY gritty exfoliator almost every other day). The cleaning solution they are saturated with can only be described one way. Like syrup. It smelled sweet, left my skin sticky and stung my eyes every time I tried to use them. They stink. I would not purchase these or recommend these to anyone.