Empties | MEGA 56 Product Post

Wednesday 17 December 2014

I haven't done one of these in a while.  However when I went to add a second Bioderma makeup remover bottle to my empties box it was actually overflowing, so I figured I should do a post.  It also feels fitting to get rid of this trash to make way for the goodies that Santa has under the tree for me!  And for the insane amounts of Julep I have ordered in the last week or two.  Oops?

Use this legend to help you out:

HG - Holy Grail
:)+ - LOVE
:) - Like
:| -Meh
:( -Did not like
:(+ - REALLY did not like

While I would re-purchase many of these products, I need to eliminate a good part of my stash before I can even thin about that! 

Quo Nail Polish Remover :|
I like the mini bottle for when I travel.  This stuff does the trick, its affordable, and I can get Optimum Points when I purchase it.  

Laura Mercier Foundation :(
I just didn't like the finish.  It felt too waxy to me.

Benefit Gimme Brow :)
Perfect for those days when I don't want to go all out with my makeup.  Fills in my brows, adds some colour.  Not my favourite brow product, but it does the job!

Living Proof Restore :)+ 
Loooooove this deep conditioner!  I have a few more to get through, but once my stash is empty I will be picking up a full sized version!  I love how soft it leaves my hair.

Ole Henriksen Cleansing Gel :)+
This stuff just simply melts makeup away.  I can't help but love it.  Here's to hoping Santa brings me some more!

Smashbox Primer :)+++ HG
This stuff is iconic for a reason.  A little goes a long way, and I sure notice a difference when I don't use it!

Lush D'Fluff :)+ HG
It smells utterly delightful.  It leaves my legs silky smooth.  And I can save up empty containers for a free face mask!  Love all around.  I can't wait to have a chance to buy this again!

Fekkai Argan Extract Indulgent Repair Deep Conditioner :)+ 
This is honestly one of the best deep conditioners I have ever used.  It smells divine.  It feels luxurious when I apply it to my hair, and it leaves my hair soft and silky.  I love this one and the Living Proof one-- no reason I cant own both!  I will repurchase this.

Lancome Multi-Vital Moisturizer :)
Can't complain about this product!  It does a good job.  I have my eye on another to try, but this is a safe, standard, moisturizer. A good pick!

Softsoap Sweet Honeysuckle & Orange Peel Shower Gel :)
Cheap and smells delicious!  I love showering with this scent filling the room.

The Body Shop Honeymania Scrub :)+
If I love how the last product smells, I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this one smells.  Seriously.  Having a nice soak in the tub, and scrubbing my legs with this as the smell fills the room is one of my favourite moments.  I really do love almost everything from this line!  The scrub is very fine, but it does the job.

Fortune Cookie Soap Company Deep Conditioner :)+
This product was a bit of a mystery in my last box!  It was very thick, nearly solid.  However I worked it through my hair and let it set for a while.  I was VERY impressed.  I don't live the pine needle scent, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.  I would order this in full size.

The standards

Bioderma Make Up Remover x 2 :)+++ HG

After a long day I soak two cotton rounds in the solution and press them to my eyelid.  Within a few seconds all the make up is gone!  I wipe a bit to make sure that my mascara is really gone.  I love that I don't need to pull at my face or eyelashes with this!  It just melts it away.  An amazing amazing product.  I can't stop recommending this product to friends and family!

Quo Make Up Remover Wipes x 3 :)

I usually use these in the morning to freshen up.  They are also great for taking off lighter make up. The best wipes I have used that aren't from Sephora!

Olay Make Up Remover Wipes x 2 :|

I find these sting a bit around my eyes, so sorry, no love on my end!

Quo Cotton Rounds :)

Good quality.  A little more expensive than I would like.  

The Body Shop Cotton Rounds :)

Good quality.  Can be found on sale for as low as $2 a pack!  Much better pricing than the Quo ones. I have 5 more to go because they were such a steal.

Old Henriksen Pure Truth Oil :)+++++ HG

I use this product every night before I go to bed.  I love waking up with clear, soft, glowing skin and I simply couldn't imagine going a night with out it!

Bliss Triple Oxygen Energizing Cream :)

Not a bad little sample.  I enjoy massaging it into my face, though I havent used it enough to notice and long term benefits.

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation :)

A nice little moisturizer to use in a pinch.  

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizer :)+

This product is quickly becoming one of my favourites!  Between this and the deluxe sample I got a good feel for the product.  I also love that it is a tube rather than a tub.  I think it is more hygienic. This product was a real star for me, and I have loved getting to know this brand!

Glamglow in Black, White, Blue :)

Love this brand.  The White is more so for if you have acne, but I have the Blue and Black in full size.  Blue smells divine!  Black is amazing at clearing up my skin.

Deva Curl One Condition :|

A good conditioner, but nothing to write home about.  Smells yummy.

Marc Anthony Coconut Deep Conditioner :)

I love taking a pouch of this conditioner for a weekend away!  It feels so hydrating, and smells like a tropical island.

Dior Pore Minimizer Primer :)

Good primer, but nothing more.

Dior Star Foundation and Concealer :)+

Love at first sample!  This stuff seriously makes my skin GLOW!  I love it, but have decided not to buy it until after January 1st so it can count towards next year's VIB Rouge status.  Teheheh

Dior Glow Maximizer Face Primer :)

Also a good product, I actually have it in full size, but I am not sure if I would purchase it again.

Gurlein BB Cream :)

A perfectly nice BB cream, but Memeboxes keep on getting me new BBs to try!

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Matifying Fluid :(

This formula is drying on me, but great if you have oily skin!  My friend B loves this stuff.

Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Oil :)+++++HG

I already spoke about this product.  I love it.  I couldn't imagine my skincare routine
without it!

Smashbox Halo Powder :)+++++ HG

This product holds a special place in my makeup bag.  I use it every single day to set my foundation.  It helps product stay in place and leaves me looking camera ready-- even if I am just taking the subway so I can go write an exam.  A light dusting of this on my face leaves me feeling, and looking, flawless.

Alterna Cavier CC Cream :)+

This is one of my favourite hair products!  I usually use it after I shower but before I brush my hair.  I find it does a good job at keeping my hair soft, silky, and pretty!

Julep Freedom Polymer Topcoat :)

Can be known to cause nail polish shrinkage, but once this top coat is on my nails look professional and feel like glass.

Caudalie Vinosource Moistuizer :)+

I already gushed about this product, but the full size version is sitting under my Christmas tree waiting for me!

Smashbox Primer :)+++ HG 

Already reviewed this product.  Love it.  

Buxom Mascara :)+

Really enjoyed using this mascara and the funky "S" wand.  Amazing results in terms of lash length and volume!

Lancome Mascaras Hypno Drama and Hypno S :)

Perfectly good mascaras, I just happen to love a few others more!

Quo? Knockoff Beauty Blender :(

This product did a good job, until I tried to wash it and it basically fell apart.

Blush Shower Gel :(

This arrived in a Luxebox. It smelled more like "Herbal Blah" than it did "Blush".  To me, "Blush" is roses and pink flowers and vanilla.  It did the job, but I wouldn't buy it.

Peter Thomas Roth Deep Conditioner :)

This was a pretty sweet product to get for free when I stayed at a hotel a few months ago!  I would actually buy this in full size.  

Pantene Shampoo :|

Did the job but I don't think I would go out of my way to get it.

Kiko Eye Primer :)

This was my first eyeshadow primer.  I purchased this in 2011 when I was in Italy.  For that simple fact I think it is time to retire this primer.  We had a good run!

Cailyn Lipgloss :(+

This came half empty in an Ipsy bag and smells off.  I never even tried it!

Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon :(

Super drying, and now it has weird crystals formed on the side of the product.  Gross!

Stila Makeup Brush top :|

Amazing brush to use, until it fell apart.

Julep Eyesheen in Warm Fig :(

Another amazing product to use, until it dried into a weird rubber and couldn't be used again.

Ole Henriksen Melting Gel Cleanser and Bliss moisturizer already reviewed in this post

That was a heck of a marathon post to write!  56 empties! I am really going to miss my deep conditioners.  I have already repurchased all of my HG products.  Can't wait to get my hands on another tub of D'Fluff!

What products have you finished and loved recently?

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