Bye Bye Empties, February 2017

February literally flew by in the best way possible. I had a really awesome birthday week and got to spend time with a lot of my friends and family. February has been a warmer month too! It’s literally felt like spring the last week and a half!

I made an effort this month to finish up a bunch of samples that I’ve had from various subscription boxes.

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Yves Rocher Ovale Lifting Anti-Slacking Eye Care – This eye cream de-puffs the eyes and provides an instant lifted effect. This is made for mature skin which I didn’t realize at the time I bought this over a year ago but I still enjoyed using this as an anti-wrinkle eye cream. I won’t be repurchasing since I have other eye creams.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet –  This sample either came from the Caudalie Favourites set I got from Sephora or from a subscription box because I have a few of these laying around. I did like how light this felt on my face but I thought the texture was a bit weird. It looks chunky but once you start blending it on the skin it feels really liquid. I think it’s just the gel-cream formula coming into effect. It’s not my favourite product from this brand so I don’t think I’ll be purchasing the full size.

Bliss Fabulous Make-Up Melt – I got this sample in my Topbox Bliss Prive box back in June of 2016 and although I really wanted to love it I just couldn’t get into it. This is a gel that turns into an oil but it wasn’t really good at removing my makeup and I didn’t like the way the oil felt on my face. The sample is not empty but I really don’t like it so I’m going to toss it out now. I will not be repurchasing this.

Makeup
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Beauty Blender – I’ve had this since January 2016 and thought it was about time that I tossed it out. It’s really hard to part with the Beauty Blender because it’s such a staple to my makeup application. Recently, I’ve been using other brands and they will get me by until I repurchase this.

Benefit’s That Gal Brightening Face Primer – I’ve had this little sample for two years but I’ve finally used it up. It has a pink tint to brighten the face and as a primer it’s not bad for my dry skin. The one thing I could not get over was the smell. It smells like a jar of children’s Flinestone’s multi-vitamins which isn’t nostalgic but gross. I’m glad I tried the sample because I may have bought a full size of this and really regretted it. I won’t repurchase this.

Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass Cheek and Stain Review – I received this in an Ipsy bag over two years ago. This is about half-way done but I just thought it was about time I threw it out. I kept this at work for easy touch ups but I started to find that the stain didn’t last on me at all. I can wear other stains that will hold about 2-3 hours but this one felt like it faded soon after I put it on. Compared to Benefit’s Benetint this one is more pink in colour (if you were curious). I won’t be repurchasing this.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – This concealer is fantastic! I’m actually really sad that this tube is empty. I know some say this is a dupe for Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer but I think their formulas are a bit different. The Nars is a bit lighter in consistency and I think provides better coverage. This does brighten under the eye and gave me great coverage while still feeling light and blending easily into my skin.

Hair Care
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Matris Gloss Booster – I have two of these and I think I got one in Topbox and one in Ipsy. This is designed to make your hair appear shiny. I liked to apply one pump of this gel to my completed look after I had styled my hair. This was especially great after I heat styled my hair. Although I do like this, I find that hair oils do the same thing while actually adding some benefits to my hair and they are easier to get my hands on. I won’t be repurchasing it.

12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment – I am sure I got this from one of my subscription boxes, maybe Birchbox when they were still shipping to Canada. This product is described to add strength and shine from a combination of natural proteins and lipids. I loved using this as a leave-in treatment after I washed my hair whether I was letting it air dry or heat styling. I was pretty liberal with the bottle so it didn’t last me very long and I’m sad to see it done. I will be repurchasing this in the full size.

There you have it! What did you finish up in February? What are some of your favourite items from last month?

Lots of Love,
Dal

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