Empties: 2

September 13, 2018 | Beauty, Empties | 10 Comments »

Purchased By Me/PR Sample


I’m slowly making a dent in my samples drawer. Very very very slowly. For the past few weeks I’ve been decluttering and reorganizing. I gathered up my recent empties and finally formed them into a post.

Cover FX Illuminating Primer

Cover FX Illuminating Primer $38.00
Would you believe me if I told you that I received this in my November 2016 Play! by Sephora box? Yikes! Well, I’ve been making it a point to use up my samples in hopes of finding some new favorites. I actually ended up liking this one. I squeezed every last drop out of it and I was left wanting more. There aren’t many silicone-free primers I actually like, but this is definitely one of them. My makeup applies beautifully and my skin is left looking a little brighter.

Repurchase: Yes. But probably in the Winter when I can use a little brightening up.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 $45.00
I purchased this a few years back and decided to finally move the nearly empty container to my empties basket. I don’t usually care for tinted moisturizer, but I remember really liking this. It felt lightweight and offered decent coverage. Of course my skin was more even back then. I’d get a little red here and there, but nothing a little tinted moisturizer couldn’t even out. I’m not so sure how well this would work for me now.

Repurchase: Probably not. While I did love it back when my skin wasn’t nearly as red and sensitive, I just don’t think this would work for me these days. Maybe in the future?

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinishing Loose Powder

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinishing Loose Powder $36.00
I received a sample of this with one of my Sephora orders. I’m not sure how long ago. I do know that I’ve been using it ever since. That one little sample lasted me months! It’s become my go-to finishing powder and sets my makeup beautifully. I even love the way it photographs. I’m not really sure what more to say about a finishing powder. I feel like it does what it claims. It minimizes the look of pores and really does feel weightless.

Repurchase: Yes! I just recently purchased a full size. I even used some points to get another sample size to have on hand as backup.

Fresh Rose Floral Toner

Fresh Rose Floral Toner $40.00
I received this in my January 2018 Play! by Sephora box. I applied the sample with a cotton pad. It was a great toner and left my skin feeling so soft and even afterward. When I purchased the full size I was surprised that it came with a mist applicator. This was much more gentle on my skin. I like using it as a setting spray these days. It also smells really nice.

Repurchase: Yes. I have already purchased a full size.

Life Flower Bath Bomb

Life Flower Bath Bombs $15.00
I already mentioned how much I loved the Limonene Bath Bomb. I finally used the Aphrodite Bath Bomb. I hurt my back again doing who knows what and so I caved and used my last CBD infused bath bomb. Aphrodite was similar to Limonene. It had a bit of a floral scent. It was really nice and super relaxing. Like I mentioned with the Limonene bath bomb the coconut oil can make the tub a little slippery so be careful. These bath bombs are the real deal though. After my bath I felt incredibly relaxed and my back felt so much better. If I had to pick between the two I’d pick Limonene. But both were amazing bath bombs.

Repurchase: Yes! I already have. I can’t wait for my goodies to get here!

10 Comments on “Empties: 2” »
  1. I love Empties themed posted. When I do them (rarely but hope to pick back up) I always make sure to highlight – just like you – whether or not I’d repurchase, because I think that’s the main point! Out of all your list, I’m most interested in the MUF loose powder. I need some new stuff.
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    • I never thought to do them, but decided to try it in hopes it would get me to use up more stuff. So far it’s working out. I do like reading other people’s empties posts as well.

  2. Oh my god… have never tried NARS and bath bombs..looks like must try…the pictures are just beautiful..:))
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  3. I’d love to try Fresh Rose Toner and NARS tinted moisturizer. I never fully empty makeup products as they get expired beforehand :P
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  4. I love the sound of the Fresh toner – will keep my eye out for it! xx
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  5. I got that same CoverFX primer and I haven’t even started using it yet, lol! I also need to focus on my travel-sizes and samples because it’s getting out of hand… Plus I might find something I absolutely love that’s been hiding in a drawer for more than a year!
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    • Try it out! I really like it a lot.

      I’m actually planning to sort through mine and plan when to use them. I have quite a bit laying around too.

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