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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Recent Empties!!

Hey everyone!
So I've been accumulating a bunch of empty products lately that I thought I'd share with you. These are all products that I've finished in the past few months, probably since January. A bunch of these products are favorites of mine that I have most likely mentioned on my blog before, so I'll be brief. I also had a couple products that I was happy to get rid of--I'll let you know why!

Lots of Skincare Empties!

Cerave PM Moisturizer: This has been my favorite face moisturizer for about 8 or 9 months now. I started using Cerave PM because my combo/oily skin felt very dehydrated (even in the warmer months). I've tried a handful of expensive moisturizers from Sephora and this one is definitely my favorite and it's affordable at the drugstore. This moisturizer really keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day without making me look greasy. I use it every day and night. I've gone through 3 of these already and will continue to buy it!

Bioderma Crealine H20: Officially my holy grail makeup remover. I had wanted to try Bioderma ever since I saw Lisa Eldridge rave about it on her youtube channel. Only problem is it is not readily available in the United States. After wanting to try it for nearly a year I finally ordered some off of Amazon. I am so glad I did!! It is amazing at removing every single bit of eye makeup, including stubborn mascara--and no rubbing needed! I also use Bioderma on my face (after wiping with a makeup wipe) to make sure every bit of face makeup is removed. Ever since I started using Bioderma, I have really noticed a significant decline in any blemishes, most likely because my makeup is being properly removed. I wish it was sold in the US--I may try some other cleansing waters just because Bioderma is more annoying to get ahold of. If you can get your hands on it, it is a wonderful product.

Bliss Lid & Lash Makeup Remover: This stuff took soooooo long to use up and I am FINALLY rid of it. I hated it. I bought it a long time ago based on the recommendation of a Sephora sales associate. Never again! It did an awful job of removing my eye makeup and my eyes always felt irritated after because I would end up rubbing them to get the makeup off. If it ever got in my eyes it stung too. I will never, ever buy this stuff again and would recommend staying clear from it.

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid: I'm going to have to wait and do a full post on this product because I have so much love for it. If I had to choose my all time favorite product in the entire world, it would hands down, without a doubt be this one. It completely transformed my skin. I never had nice skin before--it was always filled with bits of acne and was uneven and dull. This stuff is beautiful skin in a bottle. I will make sure to do a full post on it soon!

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm: I got this free from Sephora as part of their birthday gift last year. It has a nice lemony scent but it is certainly nothing special. My lips felt hydrated and smooth but that feeling only lasted when it was generously applied to the lips. I know many people really love these, but I was severely unimpressed and am glad it was a freebie!

Paula's Choice LIp & Body Treatment Balm: This lip balm was mentioned in September in my last "recent empties" post! You can read about it here! Best lip balm I have ever tried--keeps them soft long after it has worn off. I can't be without this stuff!

Makeup Empties!

Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara: I had resisted trying this mascara for such a long time. It seemed like every beauty blogger, youtuber, and their mother was obsessed with this stuff. Well now I can see why. It gives you such fluttery lashes: amazing length and a good amount of volume when layered. Unlike Lashblast which can easily look dramatic in two coats, Full & Soft manages to look very natural no matter how much you put on. I loved this mascara and I will definitely repurchase it!

Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara: I'm sorry, you are probably sick of seeing Covergirl Lashblast on every single page of my blog, but I am obsessed with it. It makes my lashes look so voluminous, long & dramatic. I used to only wear this mascara but now I actually think this one can be a little bit intense for daytime so I save it for nighttime or to pair with smokey eyes. Maybelline Full & Soft is now my choice for daytime. It's still my favorite mascara ever and if you haven't tried it, get off the computer and go buy a tube!!!

Lancome Hypnose Drama: I feel like I am always let down by expensive mascaras, which is one of the reasons why I only use samples and never buy them. Hypnose Drama gave decent length but didn't really give much volume to my lashes. I just didn't think it did anything special for me. I thought the spiral-y brush was interesting but it was seriously prickly if I ever missed my lashes and hit my eyelid lol! Verdict: SO glad it was a free sample and that I did not waste my money on it!

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer: Okay, I just searched through my blog and seriously cannot believe I have not done a full post on this product! It is one of my absolute favorite products ever and is loved by so many people (including my best friends--HEY BOHREE!!!). Great coverage, feels lovely, good match for my skintone (I wear Nude) and just an all around essential product. I've already repurchased and will continue to do so!

What are some products that you recently finished up? Any disappointing products? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I got the Fresh Sugar Lip balm for free from Sephora too, only I got the pink one. I really like it though, I'll probably buy it once I run out ^^

  2. I've been working on using up products, too! But I'm dreading the day I run out of my Bioderma! xx

  3. wearabledreams.comMarch 17, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    great tips!

  4. I'm glad you like them!! I know so many people who love them, I just need more moisture I guess! :)

  5. Yeah I wish they would sell it here already!!!

  6. Yes, Bioderma Crealine H2O is great! Also Maybelline mascara are great, and they are pretty cheap.

  7. I agree!! Do you like any of the other Maybelline mascaras? I haven't tried many!

  8. I used to wear Maybelline couple of years ago ago:)...the one for volume, I can't remember the name, but I think they still sell it. Now I have L'oreal Million Lashes, after I finish it, I will buy Maybelline again and I will post a review:).



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