January Empties!

January Empties!

Hi everyone! First, I’d like to start by saying that I’ve been less active on the blog in the upcoming weeks and plan on continuing this. I’d like to take some time to focus on other things, and my motivation with blogging has been on a decline. I won’t stop blogging, but I’ll probably keep posts to once a week like I have been.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with my empties! I was pretty happy with what I got through this month, especially with skincare.

The skincare:

Sephora Collection makeup remover: I’m a big cleansing oil fan and so only really use makeup remover for fixing things or for swatches. This took a while to finish off. It could leave a slight oily film on my skin, but if I went over the spot with a clean cotton round, I could usually pick that up.
Would I repurchase? No.

E.L.F. Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser: Review here. My thoughts are still pretty similar to what I wrote there.
Would I repurchase? Probably not – I like trying new cleansing oils too much!

Belif Hungarian Water Essence: This stuff hydrates my skin so well and helps other products sink into my skin deeper and faster.
Would I repurchase? Yes, in April at the Sephora VIB sale.

Algenist Night Repair Pressed Serum: The formula was my favorite part of this serum! It gives me the nourishing feel of an oil but sinks into the skin so easily like a gel. I honestly don’t really remember what this serum did, but I didn’t really have anything bad to say about the results. My skin was a little sensitive to it.
Would I repurchase? Depends on the price, but probably not.

Fresh Seaberry Oil: I asked for a sample of this in-stores, but I didn’t get a good enough feel for this from it. I don’t notice a huge difference in oils, especially right away.
Would I repurchase? I’m not sure.

E.L.F. Illuminating Eye Cream: I talked about this in my morning skincare routine here. It’s a pretty decent and versatile eye cream. While it was lightweight, the formula was still nicely hydrating. I have naturally permanent dark undereye circles that eye creams can’t help, so I can’t speak much to the effectiveness of the illumination.
Would I repurchase? Yes.

The sheet masks:

Tonymoly Master Lab Ceramide Moisture Care: My skin has been horribly dry and patchy this month, and these couple masks really seemed to help. I need to use more of them for sure! This one was more moisturizing, with a milky essence that really helped that. Such a great mask!

Memebox I Dew Care Olive Bout You: I remember liking this mask more than any of the other masks from my Memebox set. I think this is the last for me to try, and I really can’t remember why I never wanted to use this one before. Again, a nicely nourishing mask to help my dry skin even more.

Mizon Joyful Time Acai Berry: This seemed similar to the Acerola one that I used up last month, but overall just not quite as good as that. Acerola was my favorite of this line so far (other than perhaps the rose one). Acai has a similar scent but not quite as delicious, and it also delivered extra moiture for my skin but wasn’t as great as Acerola.

The makeup:

Make Up For Ever foundation in Y245: I got this in a Play! by Sephora box and was really surprised by the color match. This is a little dark for me but still wearable, and I liked the coverage and finish for days when I do want to wear foundation instead of a BB cream.
Would I repurchase? I already have – and I’m going to try to finish it in my Project Pan!

The perfume:

Gucci Guilty: Last February, I bought a mini perfume sampler pack at Sephora, and this was my favorite scent of the bunch. It’s a dark, sweet floral with a little spice and warmth. Definitely a bit more mature, but I feel like I can wear it mainly going out but at times also in the office.  Notes include mandarin, pink pepper, peach, lilac, geranium, amber and patchouli. Of course, my Sephora never had a rollerball version of this for me to use the voucher for.
Would I repurchase? Probably.

Kat Von D Saint: This scent was just one of those very light sweet florals that are one step up from a body spray. I’d use this on the weekends while running errands, as it’s too light for anything else. Not a big fan. Notes include clary sage, mirabelle, jasmine, almond blossom, lily-of-the-valley, vanilla, cedar, peach and musk.

Would I repurchase? No.

The hair:

Lush H’Suan Wen Hua: This pre-shampoo scalp treatment is helping my scalp and dandruff. I’m also trying out the brand’s Superbalm, but would like to talk about the products and my hair in an upcoming post.
Would I repurchase? Yes, I’ve already bought it!

The body:

Mitchum deodorant: My sister had this, and when I went to Target I decided to try it because of the price. This worked very well, without any accidental white stains, and I did like that. That said, I’m not always a huge fan of liquid or gel deodorants, and controlling the amount of product that came out was a little difficult.
Would I repurchase? Yes.

I definitely felt like I’m getting back into the swing of things in terms of how many empties I go through each month. I do have two other things that I did technically finish this month but forgot to photograph, as well. They’ll be in February’s post!

-xo, Andi

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