It's finally that time to get rid of some empties! This was a sliver of happiness in the hell that I call Halifax. It's been so snowy and gross outside, and sadly these empties are currently the highlight of my life. Let's jump right into the mini reviews, and see what products were worth it, and what ones weren't!
Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Hair Mask: I really liked this. It wasn't as amazing as my beloved Aussie 3 minute miracle mask (which by the way is now available at Shoppers Drug Mart!) but it made my hair feel great, and didn't weigh it down. I actually used this like a conditioner, and would definitely purchase this again. (If the Aussie one is sold out!)
Bioderma Micellar Water: Surprise! Yet another bottle of this liquid gold. It's amazing, and if you haven't tried it yet, shame on you. I already have repurchased and am working through another bottle.
Elnett Hairspray (Unfragranced) : Again, no surprise, this hairspray is better than anything I've ever tried. But only the unfragranced version. The others make me want to gag.
Olay 4 in 1 Daily Facial Cloths: I watch a YouTube guru (emilynoel83) that always raves about these. I finally decided to try them, and I love them. They are great for quick cleansing, and I love them for travelling. They are dry, but once you run them under the water they really suds up. These remove my face makeup, including eye makeup, and they don't irritate or sting my skin. I use the sensitive formula. I've already bought another box!
Klorane Shampoo with Papyrus Milk: This shampoo was fine. It was gentle on my hair when it was freshly colored, but I didn't see any big difference in the smoothness of my hair. I wouldn't repurchase.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash: This came in a set with a hand cream and a lotion. This was the only thing I wouldn't repurchase. Not because it didn't work well, but because it was kind of boring. The scent did nothing for me, and I was ready to move on by the time it was gone.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion: This lotion has changed my legs. Dare I say it, I like it almost as much as my Cliniderm Body Balm. I went through this tube, and have already repurchased the large bottle with the pump. It takes the itchiness out of my legs, and moisturizes really well.
Avene Thermal Spring Water:Yet another bottle of this. I go through this stuff like water (pun intended!) Burns, irritations, dry skin... The uses for this are endless.
Fructis Texture Tease: This texture spray is great. I love the smell, and it gives my hair texture and volume. Only thing I don't like, is it tangles my hair near the nape of my neck. That's something I deal with anyway, so I'm not too upset about it. I found these on sale for $1.99 CAD and stocked up, so I already have another one opened!
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules: These were something I kept by my bedside table, and rarely used on my face. Dry skin, nails and cuticles, and the ends of my hair really benefitted from these. I love that they are self contained capsules, they are also great for travel. I won't be rushing to repurchase, but I love these little guys.
Revlon Bold Laquer Mascara: I hated this mascara. And I was so disappointed because the brush was amazing. It went on nicely, and made my lashes look good, but the formula was absolutely everywhere by the end of the day. I can't handle flaking and smudging, so this didn't make the cut. It did however, hold up when layered with my Estée Lauder Litttle Black Primer!
Flower Beauty Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara: I got this in a Flower Beauty kit over the holidays, and surprisingly I liked it a lot. I did notice a bit of smudging after those super long days, but it almost just made my eye look a bit more smokey. (Weird, but I just cleared it with Sabah, and she knows exactly what I mean!) I won't be repurchasing because I am always looking for new mascaras, but if you're on a budget, this is a great one.
YSL Mascara: I got this as a sample from Murale last time I was in Toronto, and I absolutely hate it. You guys will have to help me out as there is no name on the tube. I'm not sure what formula this is, but try to avoid it at all costs.
Rimmel Exaggerate Eyelid Primer: I understand now, why I found this eyelid primer for $1.75 on clearance at Wal-Mart. It is an oily, smeary mess. It did absolutely nothing to make my shadows last longer, and if anything, actually made application worse. If you are looking for a good drugstore eyelid primer, I would go with Milani!
What have you guys emptied out lately?
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