Empty Products – Hits and Missed Round 3

July 15, 2015

It’s that time again! Time to talk about my garbage…

OPI Katy Perry Collection Teenage Dream (HIT)

I bought this nail polish during my Katy Perry phase a few years back and wore the crap out of it! I managed to use half of the bottle before it practically turned into silly putty. It’s a pretty pink with multi-dimensional glitter and can be worn as a sheer top coat or built to opacity with a few coats. Unfortunately this was a limited edition shade, which makes me sad, but I’m somewhat over the super flashy nail look now. It’s time to lay this one to rest…

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment (HIT)

This product fits in at the top of my list for favourite concealers. The large sponge tip applicator fits perfectly under my eyes and does the majority of blending for me. It’s got great coverage and doesn’t crease. Plus it’s formula helps reduce the appearance of puffiness around the eyes. Consider it a saviour after a sleepless night!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (MISS)

I probably won’t be buying this concealer again. It’s a little too thin for my liking and seemed to settle into fine lines and crease pretty badly under my eyes.

The Body Shop Body Butter (BIG HIT)

I went through a full-size Satsuma Body Butter and miniature Coconut Body Butter recently. These are by far the best moisturizers on the market and I simply cannot get enough of them. They absorb quickly and make my skin feel hydrated and soft. The Satsuma scent is my favourite!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (HIT)

This bad boy has appeared on my blog quite a few times. It is one of my holy grail beauty products and I’ll continue to repurchase it over and over again.

Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel (HIT)

This shower gel is a giant! It took me nearly a year to finish, but during that time I never once felt bored or sick of the scent. It’s the company’s signature ‘Original Pink’ scent, which combines citrus and fruity notes with a bit of a floral action. It’s very fresh and unique.

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water (HIT)

I’ve written a whole review on the Simple Cleansing Micellar Water here, where I declare it the ultimate lazy girl’s solution. Basically it’s quick, easy, gets the job done and I love it. I’m already halfway through my second bottle.

Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen (HIT) 

I was pleasantly surprised by this product! It came in an Origins value set I bought a few months back and was definitely the underdog of the bunch. It doesn’t appear to have much colour straight out of the tube, but once applied it transforms and adjusts to my skin tone leaving a sheer tint. It’s perfect for summer because it contains SPF and adds a healthy glow, mimicking a fresh from a beach holiday vibe.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB (MISS)

This BB cream just didn’t do it for me. It’s very moisturizing but lacks pigmentation and has nearly no coverage. It’d be OK to slap on during the summer if you’re looking for a no-makeup, makeup look.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil (HIT)

This has to be another holy grail beauty item for me. I apply a tiny amount of it over a blemish before bed. When I wake up the next morning, the size and redness has been reduced significantly. It contains only 15% tea tree oil, which is less drying and a little more gentle on the skin than a pure option found at most health stores.

Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser (SO SO)

I really liked this product initially, and even dedicated a post to it, but I eventually found cheaper alternatives that I liked better.

CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation (Miss)

My skin is just too dry to wear a matte foundation like this one. It felt uncomfortable and caused irritation. The coverage is beautiful, but I think it’s more suitable for those with oily skin.

CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara by Lashblast (HIT)

This is my current favourite mascara! Unlike many others that harden and flake throughout the day, this one dries soft and fluttery. It’s a really great choice for contact wearers.

I hope you found these mini product reviews helpful! Let me know if you’ve tried any of the items above and what your thoughts were.


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