02 May 2013

April Empties

I can't believe a quarter of the year has flown by already! Anyway, I thought I'd squeeze this empties post in before I leave for Singapore and Maldives. So in no particular order, here are my April empties!

1. Napro Super Soft Repair & Care Shampoo
I purchased this from Priceline a while ago for $2.99. I could not finish this shampoo (it only had about 10% left before I threw it out) because my scalp was getting far too itchy and it was dandruff galore! To be fair, quite a lot of shampoos have been irritating my scalp lately. Other than the irritation, I thought this shampoo was pretty darn good considering the price! But I wouldn't repurchase, simply because my scalp is being a b--ch.

2. Bath & Body Works - be enchanted shower gel
O.M.F.G. This shower gel smelt amazing! I'm currently using another B&BW shower gel, and that too smells amazing (although they do kind of have a similar type of scent). If you like sweet scents, B&BW is definitely the way to go. I didn't get any skin irritations, but I didn't find this shower gel particularly moisturizing nor dehydrating. I still found that I needed to moisturize my body ever so often (I don't moisturize everyday because I'm lazy :-/). Will definitely repurchase this when I can afford the freight forwarding fees (I use hopshopgo, if you're wondering)!

3. Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light-diffusing Perfecting Primer
This has to be the most expensive primer my pores has ever absorbed. Although I didn't really notice any glowiness after slapping on my foundation (but I think that it's me, not the product because I never notice any glow... ever. I associate glow with oily :-/), I was really sad when I finished this luxurious product. I found it absolutely fascinating that this bottle has managed to crush up the little beads into a glorious pool of shimmery-primer-goodness just by pressing down on the pumpy-thing. AMAZING! I probably would repurchase this if I could afford it.

4. Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
No idea where I bought this from, but I thought it was quite moisturizing! I say quite because I expected more from Matrix Biolage. I have extremely dry, damaged, frizzy hay-like hair and this conditioner has managed to tame it a little. I probably would not repurchase this, as it didn't quite fulfill my expectations and didn't tame my hair completely... although it did smell really good....

5. De Lorenza et Equilibrium treatment masque
Received this sample in one of my monthly beauty subscription boxes. This lasted me two uses, and whilst I found it to really soften my hair after washing this masque off, the softness did not last. My hair went back to being horribly tangly and the softness disappeared when dried. Would not repurchase.

6. Maxfactor Facfinity Compact Foundation in 02 Ivory
This powder foundation lasted me about 3 months! I thought it did a brilliant job at setting my foundation without making me look too cakey. I also like how it had a bit of coverage, as I sometimes do get lazy with using a concealer. This powder foundation is definitely in my good books, and I will probably repurchase this some day but for now, there are far too many powder foundations on the market that I'd love to try out first.

7. Sephora Perfecting Ultra-smoothing primer
Whilst this provided a really smooth surface for foundation application, I didn't like this primer all that much (especially after using the Guerlain Meteorites one above) for a few reasons. One of which is that it was too 'silicony' for my liking. It felt like it was clogging up my pores, but maybe it's just my imagination. It also didn't smell too good... So I probably would not repurchase this, as I think there are plenty of better, nicer-smelling, non-pore-clogging primers out there...

8. Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal Moisturizing UV Protection
I've been using my stash of sample sized Diorsnow moisturizers quite sparingly, as I absolutely LOVE them! They smell amazing, have SPF 50 - PA+++, and does not leave an oily/greasy residue. The only con is the price :( BUT I would definitely repurchase!

9. Kerastase Nectar Thermique sample
This was so amazing that I had to get a full sized one. This really tamed my frizz and made my hair feel so much softer.  I was so amazed when my hay-like ends started feeling so smooth after using this. I apply a little bit (about a AUD 50 cent piece) on my ends after towel drying, and then again in the morning on dry hair when required (although not usually necessary if I use it the night before on damp hair). This also smells AMAZING :)

10. Lioele Beyond The Solution BB Cream
Sammi from materialgurl88 included two sachets of this BB cream in a prize that I won on her blog a few weeks ago. And yes I am aware that it isn't used in the picture above. I forgot to take a photo of the used sachet before throwing it out. Anyway, I like this BB cream. I thought it provided a bit more coverage than the other BB creams I've tried. However, this was far too light/ashy for my skin tone. It just didn't look right on me. So I probably would not repurchase this.

That's it for my April empties! What have you emptied last month?


  1. wow great work! you finished a lot of products!

  2. Congrats on finishing up these products :) I love finishing up products, it kinda justifies me buying makeup haha

  3. Great post! You finished up more than I did this month :)

  4. Ohhh love your empties! You always use up some fun goodies!

  5. That's a lot of empties! I love finishing up on products...

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  7. I also tried the Sephora Primer but I dont think it worked for me...

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  9. Too bad about the shampoo, it looked promising!


  10. Yay for finishing these products up, it always takes me so long! xx

  11. That Guerlain primer sounds amazing. I don't think we have it around here though... :(

  12. The Dior UV protection moisturizer looks so luxe and fancy! I typically just use Neutrogena's daily facial sunblock moisturizer. But the thing is- it has a slight greasy shiny feel to it. Thankfully I'm not too oily-skinned, so it makes me look a bit... "luminous", after a few hours, but at least it's not too matte/flat.