Monday, July 22, 2013

Finished Products of May and June 2013


To state this post was delayed is an understatement, but presenting now is better than never. 
My finished products from the last two months.


Since I have numerous repeat products ( especially in skin care ) the reviews will be shorter on things I have spoken about numerous times in the past. Please check all my past finished products post for more details on repeat purchases. 

Hair/Body/Skin Care


Aussie 3 Minute Miracle conditioner: Cheap from the drugstore, smells amazing, and does a fantastic job with conditioning. Have repurchased several times and will continue to do so.
Have Repurchased.

Olay Avocado Oil Body Wash: Quite hydrating, great lather, rich texture, and affordable price. 
Would repurchase.

Bath and Body Works Malibu body wash: Purchased this travel size for my mini break in Miami because it was called Malibu, seriously. Smelled way too sweet, and would not repurchase this scent, made me feel quite queasy to be honest, but I always grab these from BB&W minis before a vacation.
Would repurchase, just a different scent.

Nivea Touch of Happiness Body Wash:  Love these, the touch of happiness line with either apricot or orange are my favorites!
Would repurchase.

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner: What is this my 10th bottle? Love it.
Would repurchase.

Neutrogena Body Clear Wash:  Another one, 10th bottle? Gym staple.
Would repurchase.



Pacifica Blood Orange Body Cream: Loved this scent and have repurchased this in the past. Rich and thick with an amazing array of fragrances, this one just happened to be my favorite. Scored this mini from Marshalls! 
Would repurchase. 

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Wash: Have repurchased this numerous times but cannot find it anywhere! I think they discontinued the gel cleanser but kept the rest of the line ( my luck) I stocked up because I saw them all over Nordstrom Rack and will continue to use until I deplete my supply.
Would repurchase if I can find any more. 

No 7 Eye make up Remover: I remember I had purchased this in the past and liking it, but after not being able to find my Sonia Kashuk one in stock I purchased this and did not like it at all. I don't know if they changed the formula but I recall it being more effective in the past. It's also tiny, went through this so fast.
Would not repurchase.

Purity Cleanser: I remember in 2010? when this was the "IT" product and people bought the industrial sized versions. Well this sample showed me I really was not missing out. Didn't clean deeply enough for me, did not lather well which I don't like (even though I know the lather is all fake chemicals - I prefer the bubbles!)
I used this after my Bioderma to just finish off cleansing the skin because I knew it was just a simple item.
Would not repurchase.

Avéne Thermal Water: One of my favorite thermal waters. It's not a necessity, but nice to have. I sometimes use this as a toner when I travel to correct the Ph balance on my face from the tap water, which is one of the functions a toner does.
Would repurchase.

Khiels Ultra Facial Cleanser: I think the corresponding moisturizer from this line is the star of the show. This reminded me of the Purity cleanser in the fact that it was didn't really lather, did not feel deep cleansing, and was another gel cleanser that only cleansed the very surface of my face. It did not feel like the dirt was coming off my face. 
Would not repurchase.

L'Occitaine Hand Cream: Staple.
Would repurchase.

Nivea Soft Hand Cream: Very nice absorbent and soft hand cream that smells of baby powder. Cheap and easily accessible but the tub only lasted me about two weeks.
Would repurchase but prefer L'Occitaine.

Clarasonic Bush Head (Acne version): I try all the new versions of brush heads Clarasonic comes up with. This new acne version, I really did not see a difference with my acne by using this particular brush head, and still prefer deep pore over this one, which leaves my skin more deep clean feeling.
Would not repurchase.



Make Up


Boscia blotting Linens: A staple.
Would repurchase.

MAC Fix +: I love this stuff. I always grab a bottle randomly throughout the year. Just makes my make up look fresh and not powdery. I especially love it in the winter. They do need to fix the nozzle so a finer spray is released than the "spit" function it has now
Would repurchase.

Revlon BB Cream: Full review here.
Nice and sheer coverage with SPF 30! Especially nice in the winter when I purchased it because my skin was more normal/dry. I would not recommend this past combo skin, especially not oily skin because the product is quite oily, and would make you look too shiny, even with powder.
I would get this again, but only for the cooler months.
Would repurchase.

Benefits Stay Don't Stray: Review found here.
I did not even finish this. I tried to use it up, I even layered it with other eye primers, but it made my eye primers all crease. Quite possibly the worst product of 2013 thus far. (Sorry Benefit) 
Would not repurchase.

Super Quick Liquid Eyeliner: My favorite liquid eyeliner is Koji dolly wink but as they were repackaging themselves they because impossible to find. I purchased this in it's place and still prefer Dolly wink.
This one is not as black, and not as long lasting as the Koji. Still easy to use and good, but just not great.
Would not repurchase.

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara: One of my new drugstore favorites! I saw this for years and never picked it up. Gives the lashes incredible length and looks beautiful with a curl. Not much volume at all but separated and lengthened lashes is what I prefer.
Would repurchase. 


RapidLash Serum: The first eyelash growth serum I have ever used that actually works. It takes a few weeks to see the effects, and you need to do it daily, but it works. 
Initially my lashes got so long it looked incredibly weird with my eye shape and I had to stop using it, but this tube lasted me a year with consistent use and no side effects.
Already on tube #2. 
I never got back the lengthening results from the first few months I used it. I think after a period you pretty much saturate your potential length, but the price is affordable in comparison to other brands and I buy it from Beauty.com during their sales to sweeten the offer.
Would repurchase.

Maybelline Age Rewind concealer in Brightener: Quite a hyped up drugstore product that deserves all the hype! When I first got this I was hesitant because it was so pink and I am quite yellow. I also have never had much luck with Maybelline. Well this product really is a winner. Blends amazingly, great shade to brighten the under eyes, and beautiful consistency. 
I recently purchased the NARS concealer for brightening my under eyes but will say I prefer Maybelline! When I finish my NARS one up, I will be coming back to this.
Lasted me almost a year also! I applied 3 dots of this under my eyes, and 3 dots of my normal under eye concealer shade, and had zero complaints.
Would repurchase.

Dior Scupting Concealer #2: The concealer I used in conjunction with the Maybelline. I really did like this concealer and I think this was my 2nd completed tube. I want to branch out to other brands or even try the Dior Nude version in the future. The coverage of this is very nice - not high but more medium, the color selection is unfortunately small, but one of these tubes lasts me about a year so I think for the long run it's quite a good buy.
Would repurchase.


MAC Ladyblush Blush Creme: My 1st MAC cream blush. This color was a salmon like leaning towards cool toned pink. A bit sticky but easy to blend and sheer out. Since purchasing this blush, MAC has reformulated their cream blushes and they do not feel the same. They are more slick and silicone like. I prefer a more dewey cheek effect, so I will  not be repurchasing. Also, though MAC had re promoted this shade in their new formulation, the color looks different. The Lady blush I had was more pink, the new version looks to have far more brown. I was not too keen on the new "Ladyblush" so I will be passing due to formula and shade changes.
Would not repurchase.

L'Oreal True Match Powder: I think I have tried almost everything from the L'Oreal true match line now!
This powder is ok. It's nothing special to be honest, and even amongst drugstore I prefer Maybelline Dream Matte, and Physicians Formula Happy Booster powder. The shade range is average, and so was the powder.
Would not repurchase.

Hope these reviews were helpful, and please do share what you have finished recently!


15 comments:

  1. *bows low* I just drafted an empties post but it's nothing compared to yours! OMG finished blush AND powder. O__O


    I keep thinking of you when I see a Thayer's toner. Have you tried the lemon one? Thinking of picking one up.

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  2. hahaha actually when i have these posts it always takes me quite a while bc there is SO MUCH text. I think one day ill try a video bc it just seems faster!
    Usually for all products i get tired and want to try all the types but for some reason with this one i dont even want to try the other! im too in love with the rose! ( rare for me!)
    Cant wait to read your empties post!

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  3. How often do you use your Clarisonic? I used to use it twice a day, but keep reading that it's only meant for 3x a week. I took it down to once a day, but my skin is so mad at me! And I can't believe you made it through a whole tube of BB cream. I have a hard time making it through face products, they always go bad first.

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  4. i use my clarasonic @ night only and try to do it everyday but sometimes its 5-6x a week. most of the time its the full 7.
    You skin may need all the exfoliation? Did you notice a difference I notice when I do not use it for several weeks ( i always lose the charger) but by then im rummaging like crazy for it!
    yea it takes me forever to get through face products too i was surprised i was able to finish it this yr~!

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  5. Good work! I always say this, but these posts of yours are always my favorite. No other bloggers empties ever captivate me as much as yours. Totally agree with the Purity cleanser. My cousin SWEARS by it but for me I don't like it for the same reasons as you: I don't think it cleanses deeply and it feels like I still have a layer on my face. It is too basic for my needs. I can understand why others like it if they want something super gentle though. I am curious about that Telescopic mascara. I think I will pick it up next time L'Oreal is on sale at my drugstore. And I really want to try out RapidLash too! I wonder if it would make a difference on my lashes since I already have noticeable lashes. I really like the Maybelline concealer too. I thought I was going to be disappointed in it but I really enjoy it and would buy it again also. I'm almost done with the same Dior concealer! Good work on finishing up the MAC cream blush. I agree that I don't like the new formulation either. I have one from when they first came out with some collection (joie de vivre) and I hate the formula so I never wear it. Have you tried the L'Oreal true match foundation? I know a lot of people seem to like it but I have never tried it out.

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  6. thanks so much girl!

    the L'Oreal mascara is one of the best i found for length ever from a mascara, the volume is pretty much zero, but i like them long and existent! i rem ur lashes they were freaking long! even with liner!Rapid lash worked for me but it took over a month to notice then it started to grow like crazyy i was like whoa my mom was like .. stop using it, it looks so LONG since i dont have a lid it kinda just went on my very flat eye so i just stopped using it bc it looked kinda weird but it worked for me. its usually like 25 bucks? could dep be worse the Rx ones are so $

    i rem that mac collection they had like so sweet so easy? i dont think i was into mac yet but i rem their blushes!
    i tried L'Oreal true match but it was my first foundation ever and i was like 17 and had no clue what i was doing i think i used it twice and i let it expire so i cant really tell you how it is, sorry :X

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  7. Wow you finished sooo many products! Well done! x


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  8. wow! you made a huge dent in your collection! I love doing empties posts - it's a great way to visually show progress!

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  9. I actually love my purity cleanser, it definitely is more gentle, but sometimes that is exactly what I need. I used it once without removing my makeup and it took of all of my makeup, (well not so much the mascara, but I like to use two mascaras) so I decided if it can take off my makeup then it can clean my face really well without any makeup.

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  10. love this post! such a great range of products! thanks for sharing girl!

    This Girl Loves Chic



    xx

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  11. I'm out of Nivea too. Loved this post!
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  12. That is a lot of products! It's great to see that you're using so much, a little inspiration for me to finish up products before going ahead and buying new ones!

    whatfreddiewears.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Wow - I wish I could use up that many products in a month. Then again, I always gulp down the price of replacing my fsvorites. Lovely post!
    xo Lillian + parisiantobe.com

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  14. i really enjoyed this post i love to now which product people think are actually worth re buying.
    thanks for a great post hunny
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    Lx

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  15. So many finished makeup products! So much pan! You always have the best empties posts :) I need that Maybelline concealer once all of mine run out....

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