May - June 2016 Misses & Empties


These 2 months may make it seem like I finished alot of product, however, alot of them are misses which I could not be bothered to continue to use up. I am currently doing a massive clean-up of make-up, skincare and all other personal items so I'm just making the firm decision to either throw away or use up. Keep on reading below to see what made it to my misses list and what I will repurchase.



Product
Miss / Empty
Repurchase
Comments/Thoughts
Face Secrets – Make-Up Brush Cleansing Towelettes
MISS
NO
Not a fan of these at all, they dried out so quickly even though I made sure I had sealed it shut. It was inefficient in removing the make-up from my brushes, even if it was used right after my make-up application and it was fresh on the brush.
Living Proof – hair serum
MISS
NO
There was nothing that wow-ed me with this product that would make me want to pay premium for it. I really enjoy the Flex Shaping Hairspray from Living Proof so I’ll stick to that.
Vaseline – Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy
MISS
NO
Not really a fan of using this as either a lip balm or moisturizer – I know better products for either.
Lorac – Brightener and Concealer
MISS
NO
I bought this years ago when Lorac used to be carried in Sephora Canada. While the brightener works well, the concealer was quite thick and lead to creasing.
Maybelline – Rocket Lash Express Mascara
EMPTY
YES
I’m loving drugstore mascaras lately, this gave me length and didn’t smudge on my bottom lash line.
Duo – Lash Adhesive (brush on)
MISS
NO
Ever since discovering Esquido lash glue, I will never use Duo. Duo glue smells a bit funky and also the wait time for it to be tacky is long compared to Esquido.
Arbonne – Liquid Eyeliner
MISS
NO
Couldn’t try this product out as it was recalled due to possible contaminants which may lead to eye infections. Regardless, that leaves a bad feeling and I wouldn’t try it again.
Skin Food – Dark Circle Concealer Cream
MISS
NO
Used this as a corrector due to its salmon tones, it’s greasy – leaves creasing.
Marcelle – Lip Liner
EMPTY
YES
Love this – not drying, and pigmented.
Stila – Liquid Liner
EMPTY
YES
Love! Been using this for years! Ultra pigmented.
Baby Lips – Lip Balm
MISS
NO
Waxy, and not moisturizing.


Product
Miss / Empty
Repurchase
Comments/Thoughts
Bath and Body Works – Apple Blossom & Lavender Body Wash
Allergic
Can’t/No
My skin has recently been very sensitive and reacts negatively when using any bath products containing alcohol. My coworker told me that when she used BBW products, her skin itched and inflamed her eczema and thinking of this, I stopped using mine immediately and saw a dramatic improvement. While their products do smell wonderful, unfortunately I can’t use them.
Big Sexy Hair  – What a Tease Backcomb in a Bottle Hair Spray
MISS
NO
This product was the worst thing I’ve ever spent my money on. It was around mid $20s and didn’t work. This is supposed to be backcombing in a bottle – giving you volume. However, this consistently clogged the hole where the product was dispensed and made my hair hard and crunchy.
Garnier – Clean – Shine Control Cleansing Gel
MISS
NO
While I do love charcoal in products, this however paired with menthol seemed to really strip my skin and I wasn’t a fan. My face was really dry.
Macadamia Oil – No Tangle Pre-Styler
MISS
NO
For the price of this product, I can find many other alternatives that can do the job. Didn’t wow me.
Graydon– The Putty
EMPTY
NO
This was very soothing on my irritated skin, however it is a pricy product due to its high quality. I would like to continue and try new products and see what’s out there as being a beauty blogger, I always like to try things out.
Dior – Airflash Foundation
EMPTY
YES
LOVE this foundation, makes me look flawless and airbrushed. It does oxidize a bit on me. Again, I will eventually repurchase this, but for now I want to try other products out.
Body Shop – Passion Fruit Shower Gel
EMPTY
YES
LOVE LOVE LOVE these shower gels. As mentioned above, my coworker who was sensitive to BBW products recommended this to me. I have not had any irritation since using this and will continue to repurchase. It also comes in a variety of scents so you’ll never be bored.


Product
Miss / Empty
Repurchase
Comments/Thoughts
Saje – Diffuser Blend – Mountain High
EMPTY
YES
Buying a diffuser from Saje was one of the best decisions – it has helped clear the air while subtly deodorizing it. In addition it acts as a humidifier which helps Bentley too – he stopped wheezing after I had this on.
Quo – Eyeshadow Palette
MISS
MAYBE
I did not have luck with my specific palette, however my blogger friend Chelle, from Make Up Your Mind, had luck with hers.
Quo – Lash Primer
MISS
NO
Was not a fan of this, if you did not apply mascara right away when the primer was wet, it dried really crunchy and clumps your lashes leaving it very hard to apply the mascara on top and leaves white chunks.
Quo – Liquid Liner
MISS
NO
Not the worst, but not the best. It’s a good liner, but I’ve had better so I won’t be repurchasing it.
Milani – Clear Brow Gel
EMPTY
YES
Loving this brow gel especially at a drugstore price. It does what it says and gives me no problems – dries clear, no crunchy clumpy appearance.
Smashbox – Camera ready BB Cream SPF 35
EMPTY
YES
This BB cream works well and gives me a medium coverage, I do have to use a mattifying primer beforehand though as I do get a bit oily.
Dior – Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder
EMPTY
MAYBE
Love this product – gives you a subtle glow without looking orange or fake. It is a pricier item so I’ll hold off repurchasing, will try other items first.
Quo – Single Shadow
MISS
MAYBE
Like the liner, not the worst and not the best. It is pigmented but I’ve had better from the drugstore.

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