Saturday, May 16, 2015

Empties #4

Time for another empties post! My little David's Tea bag was starting to overflow again, and I recently did a big overhaul of my entire makeup stash, which revealed a bunch of old product I should have parted with a long time ago.

The Body Shop Facial Blotting Tissues in Rose Pink - I think these are discontinued now but this product was my first foray into blotting papers - I started buying TBS tissues in grade 11! They worked pretty well but they were dusted with blotting powder which isn't always ideal for my dry skin. I prefer Sephora blotting papers now.

Marcelle BB Cream in Light/Medium - my first Marcelle BB Cream, purchased years ago when Marcelle first came out with this and beauty bloggers were all abuzz about it. I really did use it all up! It was my staple for a while and I repurchased a replacement, but now that I've amassed a collection of base products I use it less and less. I still like it and would recommend it as a drugtore BB option though.

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser - I purchased this in the Great Eczema Breakout of 2013 because my skin was really sensitive and raw, but I still needed something to gently cleanse. This fit the bill perfectly and didn't irritate my skin further. This is a good option for morning cleansing for dry/normal/sensitive skin; since it's so gentle, don't expect it to remove any makeup.

Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Advanced - I picked up this multivitamin totally on a whim, on sale at Shoppers. I wasn't really expecting anything at all but after maybe two weeks, I suddenly realized that I was shedding way less hair than before. I shed hair like a cat and lose a lot of hair in the shower. It's kind of gross but the hair-catcher thing in my shower drain used to catch so much lost hair that the water couldn't quite drain fast enough. Lately I had been having a lot of anxiety about how much hair I've been losing - how could my hair possibly regrow to replace the hair I was losing all the time? Now I don't find much hair in catcher and I'm so relieved. I compared it to a Centrum bottle in the closet and found that the amounts of vitamins and minerals between the two are pretty close (please note I am not a doctor!) with more biotin and folate in the Nature's Bounty. Both of these are associated anecdotally with hair and nail health. Since finishing this bottle, I've switched to the biotin gummies instead, because gummies.

Hard Candy Walk The Line eyeliner in Dream Girl - picked this up years ago. It's an eyeliner with a clear base and lots of small gold glitter and I'm pretty meh about it. I haven't used it in years and it wasn't worth it to keep around and risk using old product around my eyes.

Rimmel Sexy Curves waterproof mascara - I have a friend that loves this mascara, but it didn't do anything for my droopy, straight lashes.

L'Oreal Voluminous False Lashes waterproof mascara - I actually really like this one! It's been a while, but I remember it being really good at creating a pretty fan of lashes. I would repurchase, but there's just so many new mascaras coming out all the time to try. 

Physician's Formula Organic Wear mascara - not a fan. It didn't do anything for me and I think it just took forever to dry.

Beauty Rush Luminous Shadow in Glow Nude - again lured in by cheap makeup lining the path to the cash register at La Senza. It's powder eyeshadow in a pot that is applied with the sponge-tip end of the cap. It's pretty messy and gets loose shadow everywhere when you pull the cap out of the pot. The hoarder in me said I could use this sparkly beige shadow as a highlighter, but I was able to squash the thought and chuck it.

Joe Fresh lipgloss in Candy - one of my first purchases when Joe Fresh beauty debuted in Superstore. I'm sure I really liked this hot pink, shimmery gloss years ago, but now it's super old and I'm not into glosses anymore.

Annabelle Le Gloss in Liquid Honey - a shimmery, bronzey gloss. I really didn't want to part with this, but it's old and I prefer more opaque lip products now due to my discoloured lips.

Covergirl Double Ended Gloss - super old, don't recall particularly loving it even when it was new. I think bf might have bought it for me.

Quo Jumbo Lipgloss Stick in Nectar - a pretty, summery orange-leaning coral. I evidently really liked this one because I wore it all the way down and couldn't twist up any more product. It's the only real "empty" in this bunch of lip products.

That's it for now! What have you emptied lately?

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