Monthly Empties: August 2018

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1. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, really enjoyed this cleansing butter for about a month and couple weeks. I used this religiously as my pre-cleanse before going in with a water cleanser. Initially, it felt weird compared to other cleanser I’ve used since it came in a solid form but after awhile, I got used to it and it smells so good. My skin always felt super smooth after using this instead of it feeling like it stripped moisture from my skin, definitely will purchase this. ❤

2. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, was a good sunblock to use when my family and I went to Honolulu, Hawaii a couple weeks ago. We used the whole bottle up and we all loved the smell and lightweight watery formula of the sunscreen. We used it everyday when we went to the beach in Hawaii and we were out for hours and did not get sunburnt at all but it could also been we were in the water a lot? I’m not sure but it was a good sunscreen. Definitely will purchase the full size of this.  ❤

3. Benefit Cosmetics Eye It’s Potent! Eye Cream, lasted me for quite awhile keep in mind this is a deluxe sample and not a full size but it lasted me for about a month too. You need the tiniest amount of this product because a little goes a long way. It’s super moisturizing and has a faint scent to it but nothing too overpowering which I like a lot. It goes on smoothly and doesn’t leave my eye area oily. I will definitely purchase this too.  ❤

4. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream, was a good face moisturizer for me to use at night. It definitely was a bit thicker than the original ultra repair face moisturizer that I finished up last month. It did have a similar smell to that one too but the interesting part is that I did feel like my face was firmer when using this cream. I enjoyed this cream a lot and will purchase in the full size as well.  ❤

5. Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Oil-Free Oxygenating Gel Cream, this works wonders but for me personally, I did not enjoy how scented it was one my face. I felt like whenever I wore this I couldn’t stand the smell so I just washed it off. Maybe that’s just my opinion though and others might like it but it was a pass for me. I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this. 👎🏻

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and I bought everything with my own money. All images are my own unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own.

Monthly Empties: July 2018

I definitely slacked off on my skincare for the past couple of weeks and only managed to finish two empties but expect more to come for my august empties!

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1. Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion, although it’s marketed as a cleansing lotion on the back of the packaging it talks about how it’s a toner. I’ve been using it as a toner for a couple weeks now and it’s been good. I definitely love the scent of seaweed just brings you back to the sea literally. It’s been a good toner and I do notice the dirt and stuff that is on the cotton pad after I have swept my face. It’s definitely a great toner and I would repurchase this 100% ❤

2. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Moisturizer, felt like I’ve been using this since forever because it lasted me for so long and you only need a tiny amount of this and it completely hydrates your entire face. I love love this product and have already repurchased it. I love that this moisturizer is barely scented and leaves my skin feeling dewy and not sticky at all. Even my brother loves this moisturizer and we both have different skin type but it works for both and is amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a good moisturizer that is barely scented. ❤

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Monthly Empties: June 2018

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1. SKIN FOOD black sugar mask wash off, I’ve used SKIN FOOD rice wash off and I enjoyed using that one as a mild exfoliator but with this one it’s kind of harsher because it’s sugar but it works wonder for getting rid of blackhead and exfoliating on areas of the face. If you find it to be kind of harsh just add water and honestly, doesn’t feel like anything is on your face. It’s amazing and I love the scent of black sugar from SKIN FOOD. I definitely want to repurchase this product. ❤

2. The body shop camomile gentle eye make up remover, I only used this as what the product claimed to do and it does exactly that. It’s super gentle compared to other eye make up removers I’ve tried as it is very gentle and it doesn’t burn my eyes or anything which is a definitely win-win for me as there are eye make up removers out there that just tend to sting the eye but this one doesn’t. I already have a back up mini of this. ❤

3. First aid beauty skin rescue deep cleanser with red clay, was a good gel cleanser but I wasn’t a huge fan of the scent. It got the job done but I wasn’t really in love with it as I think there are probably other great cleansers out there at an affordable price. I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this anytime soon. 🙄

4. SKIN FOOD black sugar perfect cleansing oil, my very first cleansing oil in a full size that I finished. As you can tell, I bought this once I discovered the black sugar mask and well it’s amazing and it gets the job done. It’s such a gentle cleansing oil that works super well as the first step in cleansing your face. It’s hydrating and doesn’t leave the skin greasy or deprived of moisture. I will definitely repurchase this once I finish up my other cleansers. ❤

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and I bought everything with my own money. All images are my own unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own.

Monthly Empties: April/May 2018

It’s been a busy past couple of months that I haven’t been able to empty products/post my empties. I finally finished finals yesterday, and is looking forward to my graduation this Saturday for my BS. Just a quick little update before I go off and ramble about these products…

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1. Thayers witch hazel in rose petal I emptied a travel size one a couple months back and purchased the full size and emptied it once again. Definitely a repurchase for me and I want to try out other scents they have. Got my brother hooked up on taking care of his skin as well using their toners definitely a must have! ❤

2. Sol De Janeiro body wash is a must have if you don’t prefer strong scents on a body wash. It definitely smells like pistachio and caramel for sure if you like sweet and light scent this is the perfect body wash for you. It lasted me a couple of months too so well worth it for the price. Definitely a repurchase for sure. ❤

3. First aid beauty face cleanser is an okay cleanser in my book very lightweight and definitely super gentle for sensitive skin. I just felt like I’ve tried better cleansers out there. I know a lot of people love this product, but for me I just felt like it wasn’t doing much. Probably won’t repurchase. 🙄

4. Fresh soy face cleanser another cleanser I’ve been using. It’s okay to me since I’m super not fond of the scent. I feel like the scent is too strong for my liking when it comes to cleanser and scented things. Probably won’t repurchase. 👎🏻

5. First aid beauty ultra repair cream in the scent pink grapefruit ya’ll know how much I love first aid beauty as that is my favorite cream when it comes to treating my eczema and dry skin so I don’t need to say much about this product. Definitely a repurchase for sure. ❤

6. Eva nyc mane magic 10 in 1 primer spray smells so divine and does wonder for my hair on days where I want to straighten my hair. I love love the scent of the hair product and it leaving my hair smooth and shiny and not a greasy look like most sprays. Definitely a repurchase for me. ❤

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and I bought everything with my own money except the body wash as that was gifted to me. All images are my own unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own.

Monthly Empties: February 2018

I was doing good with my blog until winter break ended and honestly, I didn’t have any empties during the month of January. But as you can tell, during the month of February I hit some empties and I’m proud of it. Let’s get started shall we?

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1. SKIN FOOD rice mask wash off my very first wash off mask ever but honestly, I barely used it as a wash off mask. I enjoyed using this as a mild exfoliator for my dry to normal skin. I loved that it left my skin dewy, smooth, and smelling great after each use. I love that the rice is so finely milled that it doesn’t hurt when I rub it into my skin. Unlike, the black sugar mask which is more harsh for my skin but adding water to it, to exfoliate the skin doesn’t make it so bad. I will definitely repurchase this after I go through the rest of my exfoliators. ❤

2. Boscia sake cleansing water no-rinse makeup remover and cleanser. I got this from my purchase of the Sephora Favorites Soko To Tokyo kit awhile back. I pretty much used this cleanser as a pre-cleanse with a cotton pad before my double cleanse. The only downside about this product is the squirting sometimes, if I applied too much pressure it would kind of dispense the product not onto the cotton pad but onto the bottom surface of the pump. I felt like it wasted product every now and then. I don’t think I would be repurchasing this as I didn’t use it as a no-rinse makeup remover but instead using it as a pre-cleanse product. Plus, it’s kind of expensive and I feel like there might be better alternatives out there. 🙄

3. Mario Badescu enzyme cleansing gel, an interesting product that is great for all skin types. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this when we used this cleanser. It leaves the skin super soft, clean, and well it smells kind of fruity and I love it. It’s super gentle on the skin and I love that. I also love that it doesn’t dry out the skin like other cleansers does. My boyfriend and I both have dry skin especially during the winter months and this leaves our skin hydrated. I definitely plan on purchasing the full size once I use up all my other cleansers. ❤

4. Avene hydrance serum I received this sample from my one month subscription to Birchbox awhile back. This is a great hydrating serum that I liked to use during my morning skincare routine. In my opinion, it’s quite comparable to the first aid beauty serum I emptied awhile back just this one isn’t translucent it’s more of a milky consistency whereas the first aid beauty one was more like a watery consistency but both did the job at hydrating my skin. I plan to repurchase this after finishing up my new serum I’m using at the moment.  ❤

5. Olay regenerist luminous toning perfecting cream moisturizer I received many samples of this from Ulta awhile back and haven’t had the time to use it till this month literally. I used this on a burn that I got and haven’t even noticed till later when it got darker. It honestly, helped heal my burn back to almost my normal skin. I’m pretty sure it’ll work great as a moisturizer but for me, I used it on my hands and it smelled delightful. I probably won’t purchase this just because I have so many other moisturizers I have to get through first. However, I did enjoy the sample while it lasted.❤

6. Clinque moisture surge a sample, once again from Ulta. I mean I thought it was okay. I feel like there are other moistruizers out there that are better but that’s just my opinion. I have a couple of these deluxe sample sizes to get through as well. I wasn’t a huge fan of it but it did it’s purpose as a moisturizer I guess. I probably won’t repurchase this. 🙄

7. Loreal hydra-genius normal/dry skin, I thought it was okay I wasn’t really a big fan of the scent on this moisturizer. It did it’s job as a moisturizer.. but I don’t think I’ll repurchase this product either just because as the reasons stated above. 🙄

8. Garnier moisture bomb again, I thought it was okay as a moisturizer I feel like the clinique, loreal, and this all felt similar. Probably, won’t repurchase either. 🙄

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Monthly Empties: December 2017

My D E C E M B E R EMPTIES!

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1. H20 plus elements keep it fresh cleanser I used it all up after a couple days of posting my My 10-step korean skincare It lasted me awhile considering it was only 2 fl oz. I enjoyed this product a lot and will definitely be repurchasing after I use up most of my deluxe sample / full size cleansers. ❤️

2. SK-II facial treatment essence was mentioned in my previous post. I loved it I really did but for the price I think there are other great essences out there for a much cheaper alternative. Since this was my only essence that I have had I decided to purchase the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence because I’ve heard great things about this essence because of Joan Kim. She’s literally my favorite beauty/vlogger on youtube when it comes to korean skincare. ❤️

3. First aid beauty ultra repair hydrating serum was also mentioned in my last post too. I really enjoyed this serum when it came to hydrating my dry patches that I get around my eyes and nose especially when it comes to winter. I just love that it keeps my skin hydrated and not oily. Also, compared to my November Empties 2017 when I was using the murad serum I like this one much better just because it didn’t feel tacky on the face or anything. However, it does feel sticky once its on your hand but that disappears within a couple minutes. ❤️

4. First aid beauty ultra repair cream in the scent pink grapefruit do I need to say anything more about this product other than that it’s my favorite cream for my body. It helps with my eczema on my elbows and under my knee where it is usually itchy during the cold winter months. I also love that there is so much use for it other than just eczema and hydrating. It also helps with bug bite? Which is pretty interesting in my opinion. Overall, I love this cream and will continue to repurchase over and over. ❤️

5. It cosmetics confidence in an eye cream (3x) sample packets this eye cream did the job but I didn’t really notice anything different other than it is moisturizing. I still have two deluxe size samples of this product but I don’t think it would be a repurchase for me since it is expensive but not quite expensive as my Murad one that I had bought. 🙄

6. Sheet masks empties. I mentioned quite a few of the Innisfree sheet masks in a few blog posts back if you want to give it a read (:  so I won’t be talking much about it since it’ll be repetitive and I’ll probably bored you to death ha. I enjoyed the many Innisfree sheet masks I’ve tried as well as the one Leaders mask.

*I’ll make sure to post a picture showing the variety of sheet masks I’ve used next month compared to posting a picture with all my empties in a ziplock bag. I totally forgot to take them out of the bag and just took a quick snapshot.

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Monthly Empties: November 2017

My long awaited N O V E M B E R empties. Sorry, I’m five days late it’s finals week and I finished my last final today so I’m thrilled because that means it’s winter break! I have more time to post on Instagram and on this website posting empties, favorites, hauls, and reviews ☺️ but also focus on grad applications to pursue my masters degree.

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1. Thayers witch hazel in rose petal my very first toner I ever tried in my life actually and it’s amazing. It makes my skin feel nice and hydrate my dry patches on my face and on top of that it smells like roses and I enjoy the scent. I went ahead and repurchased it in the full size already and is using it still but once I run out I want to try other toners out there in the market.❤️

2. First aid beauty facial radiance pads believe it or not it was my first cotton pad exfoliating product I used as well. I generally use this in the morning after cleansing and it woke me up in the morning because it smells nice and it’s cooling to the skin. My skin texture has gotten a lot smoother using this and my blackheads are literally almost gone but at the same time I don’t have much blackheads compared to other people. I will definitely repurchase this after I finish up my other exfoliant products. ❤️

3.Murad rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum, a deluxe sample size I received from a gift with purchase at Ulta. It’s honestly nice and I did notice that it brighten my skin and lighten my dark spots. However, I didn’t enjoy the sticky feeling I would get after application. I don’t think I would be repurchasing this anytime soon. 🙄

4. Murad hydro-dynamic ultimate moisture, again a deluxe sample I received from Ulta. I loved using this especially at night because I felt like it locked in the moisture and kept my skin hydrated throughout the night. The only down side is that it’s quite expensive but I think it’s worthwhile because you only need a tiny amount of this. I will repurchase after I finish up my other moisturizers. ❤️

5. Too faced better than sex mascara original deluxe and full size product. My first mascara that wasn’t runny after a long day of wearing. I used it up but I felt like it clumped my lashes together and I would find myself trying to separate it with a lash comb. It does give it volume but not the way I wanted it to be. I don’t think I’ll repurchasing this anytime soon as I found a better mascara that gives me the volume and length I want in a mascara.🙄

6. Purlisse blue lotus seed mud mask and exfoliant, a deluxe sample I received from my ipsy bag. I love that it’s not tightening on the skin to the point I can’t move my face and I also love that it goes on easily and it smells wonderful. One of my favorite mud mask I have ever tried. I will definitely repurchase once I go through my stash of masks. ❤️

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Monthly Empties: October 2017

My first O C T O B E R empties!
I’m excited to start sharing beauty and skincare products that I finish at the end of each month and I hope that you guys enjoy my mini review on the products.

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1. First Aid Beauty ultra repair cream intense hydration is my absolute favorite cream because my skin gets extremely dry during the cold winter months and this product keeps my skin hydrated and glowing. I already repurchased this product every time the product runs out. Not only that but my boyfriend loves it too! ❤️

2. Neogen milk to foam coconut milk pure mild cleanser, a deluxe sample size that I received from ipsy and it smells great and I love that it foams up and completely takes off my makeup. I would purchase this in the full size but I want to go through all my other deluxe samples/full size cleansers first before buying another. ❤️

3. Tarte rainforest of the sea deep dive cleansing gel, a deluxe sample size that I also received from ipsy a while ago, I didn’t really enjoy this cleansing gel because of the smell and I’m not sure if that’s because I didn’t use it right away or it gone bad not sure but I do know that it did an okay job at removing my makeup like any other gel out there. I don’t see myself purchasing this. 👎🏻

4. Urban Decay all nighter spray, a deluxe sample size I received from a purchase I bought from Ulta it keeps my makeup lasting all day and keeps my dry skin hydrated. I will definitely repurchase this in the full size the next time I go to ulta for sure! ❤️

5. Becca first light filter face primer, a deluxe sample size which I also received with my purchase from Ulta. I was super excited to try this because it’s suppose to be hydrating and naturally I have dry skin but I felt like this didn’t really do anything for my skin. I wasn’t a big fan of the smell either. I don’t see myself purchasing this because I feel like there are other great primers out there than this so it’s unfortunately a no for me. 👎🏻

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and I bought everything with my own money. All images are my own unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own.