I always feel some urgency when I come to the last little bit of a product, especially if it’s a product I enjoy using and even more so if can’t get right way because I have to travel into the big city to purchase.
Here I have a few holy grail products that I have backs ups waiting and ready to go. Some products I enjoyed using, however, will not be repurchasing, not because I didn’t like using them but because I can not justify the cost and there is always a similar product to try out.
Here are my thoughts on my empties from most used to least used:
Tarte’s Maracuja Oil is a product that I have come to enjoy using and have repurchased several times. I have dry skin and I apply this oil before my moisturizer and it leaves my skin fully moisturized and smoother looking skin, it is a must have for me.
MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix is an absolute must have for myself. This mineralized finishing mist is sooooo amazingly refreshing and I just love the way it feels going on and how it smooths out my makeup. This is one product that I will always have back ups that are locked loaded and ready to go. All I do, after I have completed applying my makeup, is spritz it all over my face and it gives me the most amazing smooth finish that leaves me feeling like a super model ready to walk down the run way, boo yahh!
Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light is very lovely and I like the way it blends my whole makeup look together. The Hourglass Ambient powders, as explained on Sephora’s website, are meant to capture, diffuse and soften the way the light reflects on our skin. The powders are to deliver a multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, making it appear softer, younger and lit-from-within. Basically, the Ambient Powders will enhance our skin in different kinds of light and do not have a fragrance to them. I love this powder and have my back up ready to go.
Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume is another must have for me. This fragrance makes me feel very lady like and I absolutely love its delicate sweet scent. Girl, if you have not tested it out then I recommend that the next time you are at Sephora or any fragrance counter, check it out. I’m sure you will walk out with a bottle or two.
The Guerlain Mascara was a product that I used to the bitter bottom not because I loved the product but because of the cost. Mind you I only paid half price for it at Shopper’s Drug Mart but even at half price it’s a lot more than I would normally pay for a mascara. There are so many great drug store mascara’s that purchasing a $32 mascara seems a weeeee bit outrageous. This mascara was kinda clumpy and flaked quite abit during the day, maybe it was not a fresh batch and which is why it was in the half off basket, but still it should have been more wearable. Anywho, I don’t have any plans of repurchasing!
The Clinique Mascara was a deluxe sample that I received with my 100 points rewards at Sephora. I recall enjoying this mascara, I really don’t know why I have not repurchased, it was great. It lengthened, it separated, it thickened and best of all the applicator wand was perfect. Excuse me for a few minutes while I go an add this mascara to my Sephora cart…. OMG, I couldn’t find it…yikes
I have 3 YSL products and one of them was the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat – Radiant Touch in Luminous Vanilla. I did enjoy using this concealer as it was great at hiding my dark under eye circle situation like a dream. I definitely would have repurchased this wonderful concealer, but “damn” that loveliness is expensive at $50 for 0.1oz. Since I just ran out, I will have to wait for one of Sephora’s discount days before I can repurchase but then again, in the mean time I’m hitting up the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard. Now there’s a concealer with an attitude.
The Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming / Sculpting Face and Neck Crème was fabulous but with all the great lotions out on the market, it’s so easy to get distracted. So I used it up and then moved on to the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream that I picked up at Costco. I mean, who knew you could pick up beauty lotions at Costco, I didn’t. Since I have started using the Regenerist Cream I have not even given the Estee Lauder a second thought. Now that I have jumped that ship, I was at Costco last week I picked up two for about $49, OMG. Anyway, great stuff and I’m hooked.
Now lets talk about the AMORE PACIFIC Time Response Eye Renewal Crème. While at Nordstrom’s I was treated to a mini makeover and received some samples and one was the Amore Eye Cream. Geee whiz was this an amazing eye cream, if it was so darn expensive I would be all up in that product. It’s creamy delicate texture was so gorgeous and left my eyes looking so refreshed and softened all my fine lines. I wish I could always have this product on hand but I can’t, it’s just to pricey for me. 😦 But I will return for another sample 🙂
Lastly, the Soap & Glory – The Righteous Butter with softening shea butter and aloe vera. The product worked well, was creamy and nourishing BUT I will not be repurchasing because I did not like the smell of this lotion. I tried to like it and ignore it but I couldn’t. The product it’s self was great but….. a no go for me.
Well that’s it for my first ever Empties post. I’ve never done one before and I hope that it was helpful to someone but more so it was a good record for myself for future reference. So, until next time, stay gorgeous and fabulous.
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