Saturday, February 23, 2013

Empties Late 2012 - Feb 2013

Hey everyone! Oh wow, its been so long since I have done an empties post. Actually I am not sure if I even did an empties post before because I can't even remember. LOL So either way, this is my first or second empties. Has this ever happened to you guys (bloggers) before where you think you posted a certain post but can't remember if you did or didn't post? Okay enough with my mini memory loss! I have been meaning to type up this post for such a long time. All my empties have been piling up so I decided to just put them all together in one post instead of separating them in parts. That would just be a hassle for me to do and for you guys to read. But then again, thats just my opinion. Haha!

Most of these products have been finished since the last few months of 2012. I would probably say around October 2012, which I am sure you guys can guess that its a big amount because of all the makeup remover wipes that I finished. LOL It takes me a month to finish a pack and yes, I use a wipe every night to remove the majority of my makeup before I clean my face with cleanser.

ELF STUDIO Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths (X4)
I use up so many of these! I finish a pack a month so I always try to stock up whenever ELF has their 50% off sale on their website. These are the best makeup remover wipes, in my opinion. I have tried so many different brands but I always come back to the ELF Studio ones. There are only 20 wipes in a pack but I don't always wear makeup everyday so I don't always use a wipe everyday. These wipes are huge so they definitely clean off a lot of the makeup. Plus they are great for removing eye makeup and they never irritate my eyes. I love these!
YES TO Cucumber Soothing Facial Towelettes
I hated these and was so happy to finish up a pack. Sadly, I have two more huge packs to finish up. :( I thought that these would be great because I always hear so many great reviews on these wipes but they just sucked, in my opinion. They might work for others but they didn't work for me. These were just not moist enough for me to like. I felt like they were left opened to dry and then packed away to sell in stores. Plus these wipes are so small. I would always have to use two of these to get off everything. Hopefully I will just be able to finish up all of the ones left because I cannot wait to get rid of these.
NEUTROGENA Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
These wipes are okay so I don't really have too much to say about these. I just bought these just in case if I ever run low on my ELF Studio wipes. These are more moist than the Yes To Cucumber ones.

CLEAN & CLEAR Makeup Dissolving Foaming Cleaner
I love this! I wish that this wasn't so hard to find in stores. The only place that I have seen this and bought this at was Big Lots but since then, I haven't seen it since. I am so sad. Hopefully Big Lots will start selling these again or find a crate full of them and ship them all to my store because I would definitely stock up on this. It is the perfect makeup cleanser because it comes out in a foam, which I love. I just wish that the pump wasn't so hard.
NEUTROGENA Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
This is one of the best eye makeup removers that I have tried. But keep in mind, I haven't tried many. LOL I always use this whenever I wear waterproof mascara. I have tried the Target version as well, which is very comparable to this but since these were on clearance, I bought this instead since it was cheaper.

MAYBELLINE Dream Mousse Concealer "Light"
I love this concealer so much and wish that Maybelline hadn't discontinued this. I actually have one more left, which I am slowly using up. I love this concealer for my under eye area. It is just so creamy and easy to blend. I wish I had actually bought more of these to keep as back-ups but oh well.
ALMAY Clear Complexion Makeup "Beige"
I love this foundation! This was my last one in the old packaging and now I am currently using up the ones in the new packaging. I love the new packaging because it has a pump whereas this one doesn't. This foundation is perfect for my skin. It never breaks me out and it doesn't irritate my skin. Plus whenever I breakout from wearing other foundations, I would always go back to this one and my pimples would get less irritated and go away nicely. I just love this so much and don't understand why people don't talk about it.
LANCOME Teint Idole Utra
This was my first ever high-end foundation (well not this bottle since I repurchased). This was probably my second or third repurchase of this. Sadly, I just found out that this was discontinued. I really liked this Lancome foundation and might actually try out other Lancome foundations. If there is one that you would recommend, definitely let me know and I will go get my shade matched and ask for a sample.
YES TO Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizer
I love this moisturizer so much. I finished it last year so recently I have been using my Ponds as my day cream and my Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream for night. I actually have a back-up of this but I won't be using it until I finish my Ponds cream. This moisturizer smells so good and feel so smooth onto my skin. I don't know if it did anything to clear up my skin but it sure didn't irritate it.
To see my review on this: CLICK HERE

MODEL21 Fashion Lashes
I love this brand of false lashes! They are a bit long so I always have to cut the ends, which is fine since I tend to cut my other lashes from other brands as well. These come with 10 pairs in each box and are really inexpensive. I know that some Asian beauty stores sells a box for $6 and the Model21 website sells at for around that price too, depending on the style but I always buy them straight from the source in Vietnam. They are so cheap in Vietnam since they are made over there. I can buy like 4 packs for $6, depending on where I buy them in Vietnam.
ALMAY Intence i-Color Mascara
I don't really like this mascara that much. Its a bit on the dry side so I feel like it goes bad quickly. I tend to like mascaras on the wet side because I feel like they apply better. Since its on the dry side, it tends to clump easy which I don't like either. I will definitely not be repurchasing this mascara again, which is sad since I have two more of these left because they were on sale when I first bought them. LOL *Shake my head*

LYPSYL Intense Protection LypMoisturizer
Oh my goodness! I love this stuff and was so lucky to have gotten this in one of my Influenster VoxBoxes. I actually wish that I could get the chance to get another VoxBox since I love trying and reviewing products that I haven't tried yet. I am not going to talk much about this since I already have a review on this.
To check out my review: CLICK HERE
FRESH Sugar Lip Balm
I got this as a birthday gift from Sephora. I actually like this a lot and was glad to get the chance to try out a high-end lip balm but as much as I like it, I won't be purchasing it because of this high price. I think the actual price for a full size is around $18-$22. I can't remember the exact price. All I know is that its just way too much to pay for a lip balm, no matter how good and moisturizing it is.
NYC Liquid LipShine Lip Gloss "Nude York City"
I actually received this in my 2011 Holiday VoxBox from Influenster and was happy that I finished this last year. I think I had actually finished this in the beginning of 2012 but thought I had threw it out so I didn't talk about it until I found it in the back of my collection. This is actually a really nice nude lip gloss with shimmer. It smells so good and stays on my lips, which I really like from a lip gloss. Plus its not expensive either.
To check out my review with swatches: CLICK HERE
This was the first lip butter that I had tried, except for the Revlon Lip Butters but I wouldn't really classify those as full on lip butters. I love the smell of this and its so moisturizing on my lips. I think i bought this on clearance for $1 at Sally's. I would probably repurchase this but haven't yet because I don't usually shop at Sally's.
NYC Extreme Lip Glider Lip Gloss "Park Ave Pink
This was actually not bad of a lipgloss. Sadly they are discontinued but I have spotted some at my Dollar Tree at random times so if you ever wanted to get your hands on it, you could try looking there. As much as I like this, I don't really like the packaging because its so long and a bit flimsy. I wish that they would have just packaged it in your typical doe foot applicator because I feel like that would be more sturdier to carry in my purse.
TOO FACED Glamour Gloss "Barely Legal"
I remember actually loving this lip gloss when I first tried it but then after a few weeks, my lips couldn't take it anymore. Its actually a plumping lip gloss so it tingles your lips. For some, after a couple of weeks of wearing it, it just started to feel like it was burning my lips. The tingle just increased in volume and I couldn't take it anymore. I still tried to use it all up because it was an expensive lip gloss but I was glad to finish it all up. I definitely won't be buying any of these anymore. I heard that these were discontinued and hard to find (but I am not sure about that) but I remember seeing these in the sale section on the Too Faced website.
VASELINE Lip Therapy "Original"
I love this stuff. I just wish that they had made these in a tube package because I would definitely stock up on them. Also can anyone please tell me if the Vaseline is the same as the Vaseline in the big jars because if they are, I would just rather buy that than pay around $3 for this little jar when I could pay $1 more for the huge jar of Vaseline. I was going to try that but I wasn't sure if the ingredients are the same and whether the big jar of Vaseline is safe for the lips. Either way, I just love how this keeps my lips moisturized throughout the night and day. The only thing that I don't really like about this is the packaging because I hate having to stick my fingers in there to get product.

SALLY HANSEN Airbrush Legs "Tan Glow"
I love this for my legs. I go through a whole bottle of this for the summer. Its the best holy grail product for my legs. I just love the golden tan glow that it gives to my legs. I have white legs and no matter what I do, they just don't tan so I love how I can just apply this and show off my legs. It covers up all my imperfections and stays on all day. Sally Hansen also recently came out with this but in liquid form, which I can't wait to try soon.
If you haven't seen it yet, you can check out my SPOTTED post: CLICK HERE

So those are all the products that I finished! I am so happy but sort of wish that most of them would be makeup. LOL I think its going to be a while before you guys start seeing finished eye shadows and blushes in my empties post. Lets just wish that its not that far away in the future. Let me know if you guys finished any of your products lately and whether you would repurchase or not. I would love to know!

Have you finished any products lately?
Have you tried any of these products featured in this post?

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