03 September 2012

August Empties

Another month gone, another few more products used up! Yay! I am actually enjoying the feeling of finally finishing up products because that means I get to crack open new ones!

The products that I've used up in the month of August are:

Top-Bottom: Maybelline One by One (Blackest Black - WP); Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells
1. Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara
I love this mascara, and I can't seem to part with it. If you read my July Empties, you will know that I have a problem with mascaras... I don't like throwing them away until they're used up or so clumpy, that they're impossible to use anymore. This mascara is still good despite about a month of religious usage everyday, and that's why this may be a bit of a 'cheat' because it's still living in my mascara drawer. It's too expensive pretty to part with! I swear I'll throw it out by next week October...

2. Maybelline One by One in Blackest Black (Waterproof)
This is also a mascara that I love, it holds my curls relatively well and it doesn't smudge thanks to its awesome waterproofness. I bought this from the states late last year, but I can't remember when I started using it... Pretty sure it was a few months down the track. Anyway, it's quite clumpy now and so this is definitely going in the bin. It's much easier to part with considering how cheap I got it for!

3. DiorSkin Nude in shade 031
This is another August empties that I love. This foundation (once set with powder) lasts all day on my skin, and it gives amazing coverage too (which I love, as I get lazy with concealer). It also smells amazing! The two cons that I can think of is that while the bottle looks quite nice, the cap can get quite dirty (maybe it's just the way I handle my products), as you can see in the second picture. The other con is the price. It's quite steep compared to a drugstore product. I think I paid about AUD$50 for this on strawberrynet.

Image taken from nordstrom.com
4. MAC Prep+Prime Skin Base Visage
This is a primer that I am quite 'meh' about. Unfortunately I left the empty bottle at my bf's, so I had to steal a pic from nordstrom. This works well, but then again I've been quite lucky with primers and found that all work well for me. So I don't think this is worth the price, considering I can get other cheaper ones to do the same job. The one thing I really don't like about this primer is that once you apply it on your face, your hands get quite glittery (although if pretending to be a vampire is your thing, then maybe you'll like this effect). Thankfully the glittery-ness is not really obvious on the face, and once foundation is placed on top, you can't see any glitter.

That's all the products I've used up this month. What are your empties?

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  1. I have had my eye on the One by One mascara since it came out but I have sooo many mascaras opened at the moment!

    I tagged you for the 'My Makeup History Tag' in case you are interested.



  2. Hey, oh my god, love your blog :) would you like to follow eachother??

  3. great blog! We are following you now and hope you follow us back :)

  4. ohhh I need the diorskin.....need it, need it!!

    Masara problem? I feel for ya...I have a blush problem!

  5. Thank you for commenting on my blog. You asked about how I keep my hair color, I wasn't sure if you were gonna receive a notification about my answer so I figgured I should post it here! I dye my hair every month and a half for touch up. I posted about this before here http://pourlefemmes.blogspot.com/2012/08/id-luv-to-kiss-ya-but-i-just-washed-my.html

    I use Mac's primer as well, I find it to be very appealing to my skin. I've been meaning to try Dior's mascara but I haven't got the chance yet. Thanks for the review.


    1. Thanks for posting the answer to my question here as well! :)

  6. Hi, some months ago I bought 2 clarisonics (one for me and one for a friend of mine) on ebay and yesterday I saw your blog post where you showed the differences between a fake and authentic clarisonic. Mine is exactly as the fake one. The problem is that I bought it more than 4 months ago, and ebay allows opening disputes within 60 days. I've never changed the brush head till now, but now I'm afraid that an authentic brush head wouldn't work well on my fake clarisonic. What do you think I should do?
    Sorry if my english is not perfect (I'm from Italy) and sorry if I'm writing this comment here instead of on the clarisonic post.
    Thank you :)

    1. Your english is perfect! Understood you clearly.

      I'm not sure what you can do about your fake one. Maybe try to contact the ebay seller that you bought it from and negotiate something? I can only suggest investing some money on a real clarisonic from a reputable site (avoid ebay). The fake one that I gave to my brother has died already, so it didn't last very long.

  7. Thank you for the answer! I sent an e-mail to the ebay seller but I don't think he'll answer me. Now my clarisonic is working pretty well...since I started using it I've seen a great improvement on my skin. However, if it will break up as yours did, I will surely buy another one from a reputable site. I love to buy lots of makeup tools and other weird things on ebay, but it's definitely not a site where to buy expensive stuff.

    1. You're very welcome! I hope it lasts longer for you than it did with my brother. I love ebay too, but definitely not for clarisonics! There are so many fakes on there, it's crazy!

  8. I really want to try the Dior Skin foundation. I'm the same with mascaras. I don't like to part with a good one! x