Search This Blog

Friday, November 6, 2015

October Empties - Yay or Nay

Hello Beauties <3

Another month is behind us and that means more beauty products have been used and it's time to talk about the yays and nays of my October empties.

You may see a pattern this month with my empties and the common denominator is none other eyes. I go crazy for eye creams and I used up quite a few different ones this month.

Dr. Brandt Do Not Age Triple Peptide Eye Cream - Retail Price $80 for 0.50 oz

This ultra-rich formula glides on to rejuvenate, illuminate, and reverse signs of time. The cream helps restore and replenish moisture while reducing puffiness and fading dark circles. The formula diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles as it recharges tired eyes and creates a more rested look. This eye cream is a definite YAY for me (if you didn't notice, I went through 2 deluxe size)

Dr. Brandt Needles No More Instant Wrinkle Relaxing Cream - Retail Price $89 for 0.50 oz

This "gem" targets lines & wrinkles on the forehead, between brows and crow's feet. A powerful tri-blend of wrinkle relaxers provide a targeted delivery of the wrinkle relaxing ingredients to where they are most needed. Instantly relaxing and smoothing expression lines, while helping to soften and reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles and defend against future expression lines. Another definite YAY for me. I already purchased the full size bottle.

SK-II Essential Power Eye Cream - Retail Price $125 for 0.50 oz

A soft and light cream that is easily absorbed by your skin. It provides radical firmness on three crucial points around the eyes: the eyelids, the under eye area and the eye corners. This groundbreaking formula enhances the appearance of firmness and resilience in the skin around the eyes, which leads to an improvement in the appearance of multiple aging concerns. Although this product is a YAY for me, I'm still on the fence if I'd purchase it based solely on the price.

Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Eye Concentrate - Retail Price $85 for 0.50 oz

A cooling formula that diminishes and prevents signs of aging while moisturizing and visibly firming the eye area. This formula also works to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and illuminates and revives tired eyes. I didn't really notice any difference while using this eye cream so I couldn't justify buying the full size. However, since I didn't have any negative effects, I'll continue to use the remaining samples I have....and I must tell you I have at least 12 more.

Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Eye Cream - Retail Price $51 for 0.50 oz

A lightweight, whipped eye cream that works to hydrate, brighten, and retexturize the delicate eye area. Renewed Hope in a Jar Eye is specially formulated for the delicate skin around your eyes and the multiple concerns affecting it. It features the clinically-proven, non-stop skin renewal technology that continuously hydrates, brightens dark circles, reduces puffiness, and smooths the look of fine lines. Asian fruit extract energizes tired-looking eye, algae extracts brighten dark circles and reduce puffiness, and a yeast complex retexturizes skin to smooth the look of fine lines. This was another product where I didn't see any noticeable differences to the area under my eyes but I will continue to use the last 3 deluxe samples I have.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster - This is available in 3 different sizes 
Retail Price $48. $72, and $128 for 1.0 oz, 1.7 oz and 3.4 oz respectively 

Let me just say I adore this serum and have tons of it, so I'm set for awhile. It's funny because I'm not a huge fan of "liquidy" serums (I prefer more of a creamy formula) but this one stole my heart...or should I say my skin. Like a daily vitamin for your face, this high powered vitamin C complex helps smooth out lines and wrinkles and prevents further damage. Loaded with antioxidants to fight off environmental aggressors and moisture-binding ingredients to keep your skin nourished and protected, this aromatic serum is absorbed instantly and penetrates to the deeper layers of the skin to provide long term results. Sensitive skin prone to irritation will benefit immensely from the calming properties of this oil-free serum. Obviously this is a huge YAY for me.

Kate Somerville RetAsphere 2 in 1 Retinol Night Cream - Retail Price $85 for 1.0 oz

I always look forward to trying products that say "retinol" or "anti-aging" so I was excited to receive this night cream. This two-in-one night cream is designed to gently infuse the skin with pure Retinol and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and evens out skin texture and tone. It increases your skin's elasticity and firmness making it look and feel smooth and firm. A definite YAY for me and I still have 2 more deluxe samples left.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Perfecting Face Primer - Retail Price $30 for 1.0 oz

This makeup primer helps create a flawless canvas alone or under your foundation for a bright and fresh look that lasts all day. Vitamins A & C, Mulberry Extract and a powerful dose of Retinol virtually banish pores while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer, and detoxified.This is my HG face primer and as you can see in my picture, I had to cut the bottom so I can use every last ounce of product! A tremendous YAY for me!

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Light Beige - Retail Price $39 for 1.0 oz

Born This Way is a full coverage oil-free foundation that masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin. For coverage so undetectable, you can’t see the makeup or the imperfections—just a natural-looking, luminous, flawless complexion. The revolutionary formula is infused with a potent combination of coconut water to naturally replenish moisture levels; nature’s resilient alpine rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity and hyaluronic acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance. 

I'm starting to really like this foundation more and more but this shade was a little too light for me. It's still in my top 3 along with Estee Lauder Double Wear and Make Up For Ever Ultra HD. So, it's no surprise this is a YAY for me.

Ole Henriksen Sugar Glow Face Scrub - Retail price $38 for 3.5 oz

Let me start of by saying this is a definite YAY for me. I love, love, LOVE this face scrub. (yes I have backups, 3 to be exact) It is recommended that you use Sugar Glow about 3 times a week but I sometimes use it more. I do not have sensitive skin so I can enjoy what it does to my skin more often, Oh and I must tell you, it smells so good!

From their site:
This invigorating scrub deep cleanses, smoothes and refines the skin as it polishes away impurities. Packed with the antioxidant power of african red tea, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin and honey, this sweet scrub awakens skin to a smoother and brighter skin tone.
African red tea Strengthens the skin’s outer layer, slows the aging process and soothes the skin
Raw, organic sugar Gently exfoliates and moisturizes dry lackluster skin
Honey Natural humectant; antimicrobial
Pomegranate seeds Exfoliates dead skin; high in polyphenols
Pumpkin extract Brightens, exfoliates and refines
Rose hips Soothes and tones with vitamins A and C
Tangerine, Grapefruit, Orange Purifies and brightens; astringent and antiseptic

Kirkland Signature Daily Facial Towelettes - Retail price $11.99 for 150 count
Included in this box are 4 - 30 count flip top recloseable lid packs and 2 - 15 count resealable travel packs. I absolutely love these makeup wipes from Costco. I use them every night to remove my makeup although I still pour a little makeup remover on them just to help remove my waterproof mascara with ease. I do not like tugging on my eyes and lashes if I don't have to.

Pamper yourself with an effective and complete skin care solution that offers a deep clean and will not irritate your skin. This mild formula has cucumber, chamomile flower extract and aloe and will remove all traces of makeup, dirt and oil leaving your skin glowing and refreshed, No need to rinse your face afterwards. A definite YAY for me. If you couldn't tell from my previous blog posts, I use these daily so they usually show up in my empties.

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover - Retail price $19 for 4.2 oz

This makeup remover is great for lids, lashes and lips (think of those hard to remove lipsticks).  It dissolves and "lifts away" long-wearing makeup, even waterproof mascara. A perfect everyday go-to makeup remover gentle enough to remove the toughest of makeup without the harsh tugging of your skin. I do not wear contacts, but for those beauties that do, rest assured, this makeup remover has been tested and is safe to use according to Clinique. To me, this was just ok. It got the job done but I wasn't like OMG. I still love my Sephora makeup remover!

Stacey <3

No comments:

Post a Comment