Thursday, January 31, 2013

Empties! Products I Finished in December/January

I powered through quite a few products in the past two months!  Without further adieu, where they are:
  • Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum deluxe sample:  I want to like Juice Beauty products, but I've yet to try any that have wowed me.  
  • DDF Acne Control Treatment deluxe sample:  I liked this!  It is a light moisturizer that also helps combat shine caused by oily skin.  It's pricey at $42, but I'd consider purchasing.
  • Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum (full sized):  This was a stand out for me!  I got it in the Fall New Beauty TestTube, so it lasted several months.  This is supposed to be the fastest retinol product available, and is reasonably priced at $21.  I'd purchase again.
  • pssssst! Dry Shampoo (full size):  My favorite dry shampoo to date, will purchase again.
  • Shea Terra shea butter (sample size):  Nice, but I'm swimming in body creams at the moment.
  •  bayberry Naturals Breakout Banisher Facial Cleanser (full size):  I liked this charcoal based cleanser!  It's organic, reasonably priced at $16.95, and lasted almost 7 months of almost daily use.  You can see a full review here.
  • Exfolikate by Kate Somerville:  Another staple and my favorite exfoliator.  You can see a full review here.  I've got several of these in reserve.
  • Oscar Blandi Texture & Volume Spray deluxe sample:  I'd say I hate this, but that is probably too strong of a statement.  I do hate how it makes my hair feel.  Does it provide texture and volume?  Yes.  It also has a strong fragrance that's a bit overwhelming.  Would not purchase.
  • Rainwater Botanicals Natural Deodorant in Jasmine Wind (sample size):  I received this in an Eco-Emi box, and I'm a fan.  I will purchase once I run out of my current natural cream deodorant.  
  • Tarte Clean Slate Creaseless 12-hr Smoothing Eye Primer deluxe sample:  Not the best eye primer I've tried, but I love that it goes on like warm butter.  I've got another sample size and I do find myself using it on a regular basis, so I would consider purchasing a full size.
  • Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiaging Eye Primer (full sized):  Decent performer and I like that it has some skin treatment ingredients.  If it was part of a set I might purchase again.  You can see a full review here
  • Makeup Forever Microperfecting Primer (foil packet sample):  Like a lot!  I've used up several samples and would consider purchasing.
  • Masqueology Advanced 7D Solution deluxe sample:  I liked this vitamin D based moisturizer that I got in my November Birchbox!  Not sure I'd purchase as I've got a lot of facial care products to get through, but I did like it.
  • Alterna  Anti-aging Volume Conditioner (full size):  Good conditioner and I especially like the lemony scent.  I got two at a significant discount, but would have a hard time justifying the full price of $34.
  • Orofluido Shampoo:  Decent, but wouldn't repurchase.  I love the Orofluido Beauty Elixir and will sing it's praises nonstop, however.  You can see a full review of the shampoo and conditioner here
  • Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Express the Truth Creme deluxe sample:  Very nice and became a go to for me during the winter months when my skin needs more moisture.  Would purchase.  You can see a full review here
  • Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel deluxe sample:  I like eye gels and this one was nice, but a bit pricey at $38.  Doubt I would purchase.  
Whew, that was a lot! 

Disclaimer:  I purchased these. 


  1. Wow! That's impressive - good job!

    1. Thank you! I feel a sense of accomplishment every time I use something up:-)