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donderdag 3 oktober 2013

Beauty Empties - September

My first Beauty Empties post is a fact :)
I wanted to do some other things too with this blog , and since i've seen a lot of empties posts - hits or misses - whatever you wanne call it .... i thought : Let's jump on the bandwagon and do it too ! So here's my first one. I tried to collect the packagings from these used items and i'll try to do a little review on them , more like my experience with these products and if i would re-purchase them or not . So let me know if you would like to see more of these posts in the future !

So here we go , it's a bunch of products :) so be warned for a long post !

 Pfeww , quite a few things i've used up ... don't you think :) ?


1. Garnier Essentials Eye Make-up remover 
What it is and the promises : is a quick and easy way to gently remove eye-make up. The formula, enriched with grape extract and feels both fresh and gentle. 

My Opinion : Nice and gentle remover , my eyes didn't feel irritated after use , even not when i had to rub a bit harder . It did remove some of my waterproof makeup , but my Max Factor False Effect Waterproof mascara was a pain to remove with this one ... 

Buy Again : I think yes , but i'm hooked with my Yves Rocher Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ... the best ever in my opinion :)

2. Garnier Fresh Essentials refreshing Toner, for normal to combination skin.
What it is and the promises : This toner is an ideal daily way to refine and soothe skin. Skin feels softer, supple and soothed. 

My Opinion :  Good and basic toner , my skin felt refreshed after use . After a while a had some breakout , but it wasn't major . So overall i think this is a good product 

Buy Again : Probably yes 

3. Garnier Hydra Match Combination/oily skin

What it is and the promises :The perfect formulation for combination skin, it will help reduce the appearance of shine and give you the fresh matte effect finish you’re looking for. The formula will help to leave your skin feeling hydrated for up to 24 hours.

My Opinion : It gives a soft and refreshing feel after use and my skin looked more matte.  I also liked the soft smell of this product . Unfortunately this matte look didn't last all day , i applied it at 6 am and even before 12 pm my face did had a glow again . Especially during the hot summer months :( . 

Buy Again : No

4.Avène Eau Thermale Sensitive Skin

What it is and the promises : Unique composition soothes and softens the skin and restores skin’s natural balance. Clinically proven by over 300 studies to calm, soothe and soften the skin. Used since 1743 in the Hydrotherapy Center to treat serious dermatological conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.

My Opinion : Just a nice spray with thermal water that hydrates my skin during the hot days . No irritation , so i could spray with it as much as i wanted and without any de-hydrating feel after many uses 

Buy Again : No , i enjoyed this spray though but i can't spend my money on these kind of products . I got this travel size spray in one of my previous deauty boxes . So it was fun to try it :)


1. L’Oreal Elnett Satin Colored Hair Hairspray

What it is and the promises : Elnett's long-lasting hold and satin touch has been specially adapted to the needs of coloured hair. Elnett offers your hairstyle long-lasting hold with a brilliant shine and a soft touch. Its unique micro-diffuser sprays ultra-fine and disappears at the stroke of a brush, leaving hair feeling clean, soft and shiny.

My Opinion :  Very fine hairspray . Didn't liked the smell at all , yikes ... It gives my hair a lovely shine after use and a minimum hold , but not enough for my hair. When i used a mousse with a strong hold and fix it with this hairspray it lasts a bit longer .
 Buy Again : No , just for the smell only and i have a few more of these mini sprays ... 
2.Redken Full Effect 04 All Over nourishing mousse

What it is and the promises : Nourishing Mousse . Create conditioned volume with no crunch or stickiness. Exclusive Volume-Lock Complex features cotton extract for extra volume, UV filters to protect against environmental damage and vitamin E to prevent colour fade.

My Opinion : I liked the feel of this mousse , the smell and it was indeed very nourishing for my dry hair ! So this is a winner for me , although i didn't get the volume that i was hoping for . My hair looked a bit more voluminous after use , but not as much as i wanted . Overall i did liked this mousse very much !

Buy Again : Yes

3. Gliss Kur Ultimate Repair Conditioner 

What it is and the promises : combability and repair of heavily damaged hair . More vitality for damaged and dry hair. ULTIMATE REPAIR CONDITIONER restores damaged hair strong and gives the perfect combability. The special formula with 3x Liquid Keratin restores targeted, builds its structure again and reduces hair breakage up to 95%.

My Opinion : Love this conditioner ! My hair felt so much better after each use.
Stronger and healthier 

Buy Again : Absolutely yes , i've used 3 of these already :)

4. Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo

What it is and the promises : This shampoo nourishes and repairs damaged hair, making it smooth and reintroduces natural resilience. The formula contains extracts of oats and organic sage, with toning and stimulating properties, supplemented with nourishing organic jojoba oil. Provides a gentle cleansing and toning of delicate hair.

My Opinion : Zero nourishing feel after use , my hair felt harsh after i had rinsed off the shampoo , it felt tangled and i had to use a lot of product too . I mostly style my hair with a mousse and a hairspray , i had to use a lot of shampoo to clean my hair .

Buy Again : Certainly not !

5. Weleda Oat Replenishing Conditioner

What it is and the promises : The conditioner nourishes and moisturizes dry and damaged hair and makes it naturally soft and smooth again. The formula, made ​​from organic coconut and jojoba oil and organic extracts of marshmallow and oats. Gives structure again to the hair fibres , strenght , elasticity and shine.

My Opinion : Same issue as the shampoo . Very light conditioner , i had to use quite a lot. I had to use a hair oil to soften my hair ...

Buy Again : Certainly not ! 


1. Rexona Deodorant Ultra Dry - Biorythm

What it is and the promises : Fresh and effictive deodorant. With MotionSense™ protects you 48 hours long 

My Opinion : My favorite deodorant of all time ! I have to spray more than once a day when it's very hot , but overall it's one of the best deodorants i've tried . And no white spots on my black clothes ! 

Buy Again : Oh hell yes ! I've already used a bunch of these :)
2. Oral-B 3D White Glamour Toothpaste ( Crest in US )

What it is and the promises : Whiten by removing up to 80% of surface stains in just 14 days with Oral-B 3D White Toothpaste. Its patented enamel safe whitening ingredient polishes away stains to gently whiten teeth.

My Opinion : just love it ! I didn't see any difference in whiteness of my teeth after using this toothpaste , maybe a tiny bit . Good toothpaste with a soft minty flavour , which i like ! My teeth were a bit less sensitive after use too .

Buy Again : Yeps!

3.Yves rocher Jardins du Monde Showel Gel-Spanish Pomegranate

What it is and the promises : Awaken your senses with juicy and delicious Pomegranate from Spain! This sparkling shower gel invigorates your body and gently cleanses your skin with its creamy lather. Its formula contains more than 90% natural ingredients! Easily biodegradable formula and Paraben free.

My Opinion : Very gentle , soft showergel . Very hydrating and leaves a soft perfume after use . Cleanses very well . Again one of my favorite showergels !

Buy Again : Yes , i tried several of the other fragrances too and most of them are winners :) 

4. Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil

What it is and the promises : Pomegranate Body Oil visibly firms and renews with natural antioxidants .Aging and tired skin is revitalized by the renewing Pomegranate Body Oil. This natural oil moisturizer is a nourishing full-body treatment that regulates moisture balance and restores your natural vitality with potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Dermatological tests show that our regenerating Pomegranate Body Oil accelerates natural skin renewal by 50% in just two weeks.

My Opinion :  Nice smelling body oil and my skin felt much better after several uses . More hydrated and softer . The only thing i didn't liked that much : It leaves a greasy film on the skin. 

Buy Again : Maybe , but i have several other body oils to use up and i prefer a dry oil .


1. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

What it is and the promises : This setting spray actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place – even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result? Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or all night).

My Opinion : Best setting spray ever ! My makeup did last all day without any smudging , even in a sweaty environment ! 

Buy Again : Yep , i have a full size already 
2. (top) Catrice Glamour Doll Mascara

What it is and the promises : Mascara for extra volume, length and density

My Opinion : My lashes felt harsh after using this mascara and i really don't like that ! I had more volume and length , but  not what i was expecting . I really didn't liked the formula . 

Buy Again : Nope

3. Yves rocher Lash Plumping Mascara Waterproof

What it is and the promises : Its formula resists it all: swimming or heat waves, it won’t let you down. A mascara that fans out lashes, styling, defining and multiplying them. A water-resistant, cream texture that sumptuously coats each lash, thickening to the max without clumping. 
 An exclusive volumizing brush with a styling effect:
- Its cylinder shape easily coats each lash, even the tiniest
- Its fine, angled fibers deposit the formula from the roots of your lashes and fans them out their entire length
- The dense, even and tight position of the fibers allows you to style your lashes and increase their volume

My Opinion : This mascara makes my lashes fuller and separates them nicely and i had no issues to reach the tiniest lashes and the outer lashes with the brush . And it's water-resistant :)

Buy Again : Yes of course :)

4.Catrice LE Hollywood’s Fabulous 40ties Eyebrow Gel C01 Neutrally Brown

What it is and the promises : A brow gel in a neutral brown color that keeps the brows in place 

My Opinion : I really liked this brow gel , easy to work with , my brows looked nice almost all day long . No harsh feel after it dried and a nice neutral color .

Buy Again : It was a Limited Edition product , otherwise , definitly !

5. Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express mascara

What it is and the promises : Mega volume goes mega plush. The first gel-mousse mascara with 40% less hard waxes for massive volume with a supple touch . Extra-soft, patented Flexor Brush caresses lashes , lashes never brittle or flaky

My Opinion : I enjoyed this mascara so much ! No harsh feel and they were not flaky . They felt soft and flexible . Nice black and i liked the gel-mousse formula too . The only downside for my was the flexible brush . I liked the shape of the brush , but it was just a bit too flexible . I prefer a regular non-flexible brush.

Buy Again : Yes !
6. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil Zero

What it is and the promises : Creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof. The best Eye Pencil ever, ever, ever! Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. 

 My Opinion : One of my favorite eyeliner pencil . Glides on , creamy and waterproof. After smudging it didn't budge at all . I like zero for smoky eyes and lining the waterline too . It stays on for a long time , although i had to re-apply it after 5 hours or so . My most favorite black would be "Perversion"

Buy Again : I have so many of these from palettes , i think i never need to buy a new one :) 

7. Mac Painterly Paintpot (sample)

What it is and the promises :A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners.

My Opinion : Creamy and easy to blend . Sets after bending , but stays a bit creamy . Like that ! Makes a perfect skin toned base for eyeshadows and makes colors long-lasting and more vibrant. I can wear it without any primer , but it will crease a bit at the end of the day . If i use a primer , it won't crease at all . 

Buy again : I got a pot in a swap from my lovely friend Lou (VioletOblivia) , so i didn't have to :) , otherwise , yes !

8. Too Faced Shadow Insurance (Sample)

What it is and the promises : Your full coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing and smudging. Our skin-soothing formula evens out skin tone and smoothes fine lines to create a perfect canvas for shadows. Color is intensified and locked down until you take it off. 

My Opinion : Nice thin formula , easy to blend out on the lids . I liked this primer a lot , but i didn't worked as well on my oily lids as my UDPP. And i had a bit of irritation after i used this primer. Not badly , it mostly disappears after a few minutes .  

Buy again : I have another sample size of this :) and will use these of course, but i prefer my UDPP 

9. ELF Makeup Mist & Set 

What it is and the promises : Wish you could have a product for your makeup like Hairspray is for your hair? Well…keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist & Set. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E. The lightweight, comfortable and alcohol free formula improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading.
My Opinion : It did the job , but i'm not a fan , especially the smell was a real dumper ...  After a couple of hours a did see some fading and it didn't hold the makeup during the hot summer days , my UD All Nighter Spray does that perfectly !

Buy Again : Nope  


1. Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple EDP

What it is and the promises : an intoxicating and magnetic fragrance to reveal your powers of seduction! The unique combination of an incredibly feminine infusion of Tuberose with essential Oils of Vetiver and Patchouli in a floral-woody elixir.

My Opinion : Very Sultry scent , love it so much . Long wearing scent , i had to spray again after 5 hours or so , but it's a pretty good long wearing scent . 

Buy Again : YES , i already have a fullsize of it :)

2. Lancôme Magnifique EDP

What it is and the promises : Daring. Audacious. Passionate. The fragrance that celebrates her vibrant femininity, her joie de vivre is infused with the spicy impertinence of Saffron, the warmth of Roses and the smoky embrace of exotic Nagarmotâ Wood. For the woman who is unique, passionate and full of love for life.

My Opinion : Heaven in a bottle ! My most favorite perfume . I used a couple of these :)

Buy Again : I wish i could ... it's discontinued  :( . Luckily a have just one 75ml bottle left :)

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow zoveel producten, leuk om jouw mening er ook bij te lezen!

  2. I agree with you on the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, it just doesn't work as well as UDPP. Also, I have always wanted to try that UD setting spray, if it's as awesome as you say I'm going to go get some!

    1. It's my all time favorite setting spray . I have used many others , but i always end up using the UD All Nighter :) I think you'll love it !