Empties for January 2017

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Well the end of the month has come again and this month I did SO much better with my empties than I did last month. In fairness, I'm now in the second trimester of my pregnancy and I'm feeling slightly more human again so it's a lot easier to use products! Above you can see all the stuff I emptied out this month. So how was it? Well...let's see...

E.L.F Face powder: I did not replace this but only because when I went to Target to get it they were out of my color. Thumbs down. I got a new CoverGirl one instead. I'm not super picky about my loose powder but I did like that this one had no color so it was great as a setting powder.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refining Primer: I did replace this one with a full sized one. Directly after which I received like eight hundred more primer samples. That's life, huh? Anyway I like how silky this makes my skin look and feel. It's got some color to it so it's not really obvious and doesn't wash me out. It works a lot like Benefit Porefessional BUT I find Benefits doesn't work well under makeup and this one does.

Lycopene Crema Rinnovante: Major thumbs down on this one. I had high hopes because it's pricey but it was super thick, had a weird smell and caked up on my face like suncream. The little red jar is cute and will probably get some use as a container for packet samples but the actual cream gets two thumbs down from me.

Egg Mellow Cream All-In-One Collagen Infused Firming Moisturizer: I haven't replaced this one because I have too many other moisturizers at the moment to justify it but it's definitely a winner in my book. It smells crazy amazing, feels like silk on my skin and definitely made a difference in the way it looked and the way my makeup stayed on. This one is a major win.

Loreal Revitalift Volume Filler Eye Cream: Thumbs down on this whole line. I got it for free to try from Influenster and besides being super perfumey it made zero difference in my skin even after six weeks.

Keihls Orange Flower and Lychee Body Cleanser: Meh. This one smelled nice but otherwise was just like any other body wash I've used. Not worth the price tag in my book.

Keihls Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser: If you like cream cleansers this one might be for you. It smells fresh but not overpowering and it cleans without leaving skin dry or tight.  I don't particularly like cream cleansers though. It felt a little thick to me.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All in one Lactic Acid Treatment: So this one says you can use it daily as a serum OR as a once in awhile peel/mask.  I tried it as a serum and whoa! It burns like a mother. I did it as a treatment after that but it still just burned and made my face red. No changes at all in texture, appearance or anything else. Won't be replacing this one.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth: another serum. I liked the way this one felt and it didn't break me out but I didn't see any miraculous changes in my skin either. It's meh.

Ole Henricksen Invigorating Night Treatment: Can't ever say enough about how much I LOVE these Ole Henricksen products and how amazing they make my skin look. Instantly replaced.

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Sheild: This one is a primer and it works really well. It's a clear gel and it instantly mattes and blues pores. I also loved that it had SPF30. 

Borghese Surperiore Mascara: I don't know if I got a bad batch of this one or if it just sucks. It barely made my lashes black. I didnt' actually finish this but it's useless so it's getting trashed

Buxom Lash: This used to be my favorite mascara. I still love it but I think I have a new love! So no replacing this time.

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer: I didn't hate this and it does cover pores but it also got weird and cakey on my face. It also tended to ball up when I put my foundation on.

Bamboo BoHo Waves Texture Mist: smells good and holds hair but wasn't any good on frizz so it's not getting replaced.

Replica Beach Walk perfume: I actually did buy a roller of this. It smells really fresh and earthy but still feminine.

Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm:  I used this one for most of this month. I did feel my eyes looked a little more awake but otherwise no real amazing changes.

Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream: this one I had used most of in December and only finished it off this past month. I liked the way it smelled and felt but didn't see any major results.

Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream: Finished off what little was left of this one at the end of the month. I used to use it all the time but I found one I liked better. Does help a little with bags and fatigue but does little for wrinkles or fine lines.

The Seaweed Co Restoring Marine Serum: Smells yummy and fresh. Felt great on my skin too but this one broke me out at first. I have another sample so I'll check back in when I've used it four weeks!

Well that's the January breakdown! Have you used any of these items? Did you love them or hate them?

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