Friday, July 27, 2012

July Empties

This is my first empties post. Some of my favorite YouTube videos to watch are empties. I've noticed a lot more people talking about this recently and it makes so much sense. I think if you finish a full sized product it really shows that you must really like the product and also it gives the opportunity for people to talk about each product and whether or not they would repurchase the product. I get a ton of samples which I do try to use so a lot of my empties will be skincare samples. I think that this should count though since sometimes these samples take quite a while to get through. I'm going to break up my empties into categories and will discuss what I thought out each product and whether or not I'll repurchase it. I hope you all enjoy!

Bath & Body Works 

Bath & Body Works Empties

Honeydew Thyme 14.5 oz candle-I really enjoyed and would repurchase next summer if they come out with it again. 
Mini Sunrise Lagoon-I dont like the mini's in general because I dont think that they burn as well but I buy them for my bathroom. The smell is not very strong but I would repurchase.
Mini warm vanilla sugar body butter-I love these body butters as I think that they are the most moisturizing of the lotions that B&BW's sells. I already have about 6 body butters as backups. I like to use them on my feet. 
Japanese Cherry Blossom pocketbac-I hate the smell of and will not repurchase anything with that scent. I do love the pocketbacs though and kind of collect them.
I love You Bouquet pocketbac-I love the smell of this. Its a floral and fruity scent that I 100% would repurchase. 
Mini Bali Mango lotion-I smell is ok, a little artificial. I dont like the lotions so I wouldnt repurchase. 

Skincare Empties

Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner Sample-I love this toner. It doesnt try out my skin and feels very moisturizing. I have repurchased this several times as the price is right and it works well. I will continue to repurchase this. 
Premier Biox Anti-Aging Complex Intensive Age Treatment Cream Sample-Thats a long name and for not such a great product. I didn't feel that this sank into my skin and didn't really enjoy it. I will not repurchase this. Where can you even buy it anyways?
Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover-Love this stuff so much. It doesnt burn my eyes, takes of my eye makeup great, and its ridiculously expensive. I will for sure repurchase this stuff.
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash-This face wash is ok. I don't really enjoy scrubby face washes. I will not repurchase this.
Vichy 3 in 1 One Step Cleanser-This was also ok but I think I would prefer to purchase a cheaper cleanser. I won't be buying this one. 
Naturopathica Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum-I was so excited to try this product but when I went to try it, it had gone bad. So disappointing considering a just bought it recently. I guess that can happen with organic stuff. I will not be purchasing anything else from the line as I'm really not happy with it. 
Naturpathica Vitamin C Revitalizing Complex Sample-While I liked this I think that there are a lot of great Vitamin C serums so I won't be repurchasing this. I really like one from Kiehls right now.
Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum Oil-I really enjoy oils at nightime to moisturize my skin. This product is very nice. I am going to consider getting this for winter.
DDF Amplifying Elixir-I'm not sure if this did anything for my skin. I am not repurchasing.
Green Tea Collagen Mask-I love sheet masks and will repurchase these again. I think that they work well on my skin and are fun to use.
Ahava Extreme Day Cream Sample-This moisturizer was ok but I prefer one with SPF for daytime. Will not repurchase. This may be good for dry skin types though.
G1 Cream-I'm not even sure the name of this. I got it in a Birchbox and just wanted to use it up. I would not buy it.
Kiehls Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment Sample-I really like this eye treatment and feel that it absorbs into the skin fast. I would repurchase this eye cream. The price is very reasonable too.
Murad Renewing Eye Cream Sample-I liked this eye cream and would considering purchasing it. Usually Murad bothers my eyes but this one didn't. I might repurchase it.
Lancome Genifique- I don't know if this did anything for my skin. It did feel nice but I wouldnt repurchase it.
Lancome Absolue Eye Premium Sample Jar-This pot lasted me a long time. It was just ok. It didnt absorb as well as some of my other eye creams. I wouldnt repurchase it. I'm not that into Lancome skincare either. 

 Hair Care

Hair Care Empties

Amika Nourishing Hair Mask Sample-I believe that I got this in one of my birchboxes. I really enjoyed this mask. I thought it conditioned my hair great and smelled nice. I wouldn't repurchase it though as I prefer not to purchase things that are easily accessible and I haven't heard enough reviews on it to want to purchase a full size. 
Wella Professional Enrich Conditioner Sample-This smelled even better than the Amika one but I dont think worked as well as the Amika one did. I would not repurchase this as I don't feel like it worked well enough. 
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo Travel Sized- Let me start off by saying that I don't really like dry shampoo. If you have very dark hair you are going to have to rub really hard to make sure that your hair isn't white. I don't feel like this did anything for my hair so I would not repurchase it.

Body Care
Body Care Empties

Vichy CelluDestock Sample-I received this in my Vichy Birchbox and I don't believe the hype at all with cellulite products like this. I do think that caffeine probably temporaly helps. But this wasn't a large enough sized sample to really know for sure. I would not buy this.
Soap & Glory Hand Food-I think that this product is way overhyped. While the smell is ok, the lotion is very light and doesnt sink into my skin of moisturize very well. I wouldnt repurchase this. 
First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream Sample-I received this in my first glossybox and I thought to myself oh I don't need a shave cream because I use Shick Intuition razors that come built in with shaving cream. Well boy was I wrong. I love this stuff. I'm highly considering purchasing this at Sephora as it made my legs so much softer and smoother. If it wasn't for Glossybox I would never have tried this out.

Dental Care

Dental Care Empties

Supersmile Toothpaste 1.75 oz.-I think I may have gotten this in a New Beauty test tube. I didn't like this at first but it really grew on me. I would of course not purchase this as again I don't like to buy products that I can't easily get. I am very happy with my Colgate optic white and will stick with that.


Makeup Empties

Loreal Telescopic Mascara-This is my holy grail mascara. I love this stuff for lengthining. I just wish they sold the waterproof one here in the US as I would love to try this. If any UK readers want to do a swap for something let me know. I will be repurchasing this.
EOS lip balm - I don't think that this moisturizes my lips well and I dont like the packaging. I think it is bulky and not santitary when the product gets low. I will not repurchase.
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Loose Setting Powder Travel Size- This is a great setting powder. I think I prefer this to the Make Up For Ever but still not sure. I probably would repurchase this.
Boscia BB Cream .35 oz- I really like this BB cream. I think it gives me a healthy glow. The problem is that I'm not that into BB creams and really prefer my Nars tinted moisturizer. Therefore I will not be repurchasing this. 
Make Up For Ever HD Blush #6 Sample- This drys up so fast which I really do not like. I also don't like the packaging as its so hard to get out only a little bit which is all you need. I have this in the color Nip Slip too which I like. I probably won't be getting anymore though. 
Jouer Birchbox Pink Lipgloss Sample- While the color is pretty I couldnt really get the product out and give it a true test. If I got a full-size I might be able to better review it so its a maybe right now. 
Nars Pro Prime Sample- While I think that this is an amazing product I hate the packaging and much more prefer my Urban Decay primer. I will not be repurchasing this.

Perfume Empties

Sephora Atomizer-I have no clue what I had put in this but I fnished it up. Will I repurchase, maybe if I knew what was in it :)
Jennifer Anniston Mini Perfume- I hate hate hated this perfume. I felt like I smelled like a grandma when wearing this. I don't recommend this perfume. While I know people love it I will not repurchase this.
Burberry Perfume Mini-This just evaporated. I thought I might want to collect minis but decide I have no space so this is going in the trash. I didn't even really get to smell it so I dont know if I'll repurchase or not.
Peace, Love & Juicy Couture Samples- I dont really like this perfume. Its way to strong. I will not repurchase.
Clinique Happy Sample-I didnt like this perfume either. I won't be buying it.
Coach Poppy Samples-I enjoyed this perfume but not enough to want to buy it. I would recommend checking it out though as it wasn't bad.
Juicy Couture Samples-This perfume was also ok. Nothing too unique so I would say skip it. I will not be purchasing it.
Caudelie Zest de Vigne-This has a nice citrus smell. Didn't wow me enough to want to purchase though.


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