Bye Bye Empties, March 2017

March was a pretty fun month. I had hopes that it would get much warmer since February had signs that winter was over. I think once the weather turned a little colder again, my hopes for an early spring died a bit with it. The weather is slowly getting warmer again now so I’m really looking forward to April and spring colours. First, let’s get through all my empties!

Skincarebye bye march-2017-LBL4I got through quite a bit of my skincare items this month. Tarte’s fresh eyes maracuja waterproof eye remover wipes was great for loosening my mascara and eyeliner before I washing my face. One terrible downside to this is that it reacted badly with my micellar waters and when the two were mixed together this would sting my eyes bad! I won’t stop using my micellar waters so unfortnately that means I won’t be repurchasing this.

I received a one-time use Peter Thomas Roth 24k gold hydra-gel eye patches in my Peter Thomas Roth set from Sephora in February (see the rest of that haul here).
bye bye march-2017-LBL1The gold sparkles in the patches are interesting. It also had a comfortable cooling sensation. The skin around my eyes were much more hydrated and slightly firmer. I really loved this, I may just pick up the jar.

Now, I product I really love is the sample of Bliss fabulous drench n’ quench that I got in my June 2016 Topbox. I go a bit in depth here when I featured it as a favourite in my box. I’m definitely purchasing the full size.

A moisturizer that I didn’t like as much was the Philosophy take a deep breath oil-free oxygenating gel cream which I got a sample of from Sephora. I like very hydrating creams so I won’t be picking up a large size.

I got a sample of Estée Lauder’s revitalizing supreme global anti-age creme in my awesome Topbox Prive Box in April 2016. After using this I felt my skin was glowing and bright  and since it’s finished my skin has been so sad and dull! Haha! Maybe it’s in my head, but this cream feels so good on. I got a lot of really great creams and serums from the Lauder loves Canada Event Dave Lackie hosted so I’m covered for the next while :).

When Birchbox was still shipping to Canada I got a sample of Benefit’s it’s potent eye cream in my December 2015 box and I loved the packaging and the cream wasn’t so bad either. I didn’t notice a huge difference around my eyes, but it was nice for hydrating.

Makeup
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When this started popping up at my local Shoppers, I picked up the Joe Fresh Fine Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Classic Navy and a few of their items. This liner is OK. It’s a good thickness for creating winged liner and I really loved the colour because the navy made it a good everyday shade when I didn’t want to wear black or brown. The downside was that it would dry too quickly. I couldn’t even finish one eye before I started to feel like it was dried out. Eventually it just dried out and became unusable. I will not be repurchasing this.

I wrote about the Covergirl Plumpify Mascara in my spring beauty challenge here. This is one of my favourite drugstore mascaras because it seriously added volume and thickness to my lashes. It can get a bit clumpy if you’re not careful but otherwise it gave me that false lash effect. I will be repurchasing this.

Another sample I got from Topbox was the Pur-lisse BB tinted moist cream in May 2016. I enjoyed this the most during the summer when I was a bit tanner and wanted the added SPF 30. It was nice and creamy and spread easily over the skin. Not sure I’ll repurchase this.

Body Care
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I liked this thick Bath & Body Works fresh Brazil citrus body cream that I would slather on my skin after the shower. Lately, I prefer lighter formulas but this has a delicious tropical scent. I don’t think I will be repurchasing this.

The Face Shop shea butter moisturizing hand butters are so cute and really effective. I really liked this and the smell was like dessert.

I think Victoria Secret body care is seriously overlooked. I have their shower gels and mists which I love using. Victoria Secret hand cream with shea butter was intense and thick and best part was there was so much product that it took forever to get through. This also had a light tropical scent. I will be repurchasing this.

I was not a fan of the scent of Origins Calm to Your Senses lavendar and vanilla body cleanser. The earthy lavender did not mix well with sweet vanilla. I just used this up to be rid of it. I’m definitely not picking this up again.

I love bubble baths! Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk foaming milk bath with the added shea butter was delightful and moisturizing. The smell wasn’t too strong so I could still enjoy my own added essential oils. Only thing is I would use quite a bit of this to get it to the bubbles I liked, it wasn’t too foamy.

Well that’s it! All the items I was able to use up in March! I finished quite a bit of samples from my boxes as well as full size items.

Did you finish up any products in March?

Lots of Love,
Dal

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15 thoughts on “Bye Bye Empties, March 2017

  1. Good to hear that the Peter Thomas Roth 24k gold hydra-gel eye patches actually yielded results!
    I was sad that the Covergirl Plumpify Mascara didn’t work for me! I’m glad you like it!
    I’ve never tried Victoria Secret hand cream – will have to keep it in mind.
    Great job on the empties!
    Will be posting my empties tomorrow. 😉

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    • Looking forward to seeing what was in your trash stash. Wonder if you got through an empty a day!

      Too bad the mascara didn’t work for you. I’ll admit the wand could be designed better but I still loved formula and it was crazy waterproof.
      You should totally check out VS hand cream- it’s surprisingly good!

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  2. I cannot wait to share my empties very soon.. finally managed to keep them.. hahaha
    I have a love and hate relationship with VS. I finally found the Body Butter that I LOVED but they discontinued it.. huhuhu (very disappointing) I might have to check this out.

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  3. I have a sample of that Pur-lisse BB Cream too and I really liked it but I couldn’t be bothered to order it online. I wish they sold it in stores.
    I love bubble baths too and I’ve seen that Goat’s Milk product line in stores but never tried it – adding it to my list for the next time I need some bubble bath!

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    • Same thing happened to me! I liked it but I just can’t be bothered. Plus there are so many BB Creams that I can totally just keep trying new ones.

      The Goat’s Milk bath is really nice, perfect to hydrate while you bath!

      Thanks for reading 🙂

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