6 Empty Samples | Will I purchase the full size?

Hello friends!

I have a different type of empties post tonight, it’s am deluxe sample sizes of products that I have tested to determine if I will purchase the full size or not.

So, grab a drink and let’s hop into some mini reviews!

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream

First and foremost. Peter Thomas Roth is not a cruelty free brand, as they sell in main land China. I will not be purchasing this product for this reason.

As far as quality is concerned, this moisturizer was nice. It was light weight and sunk into the skin quickly, with no greasy feeling afterwards.

Catherine Maladrino L’Energie De New York

I want to mention that I am unable to find this brands cruelty free status.

This perfume has a bit of a complex scent palette. It is citrusy, but also has hints of Rose. I did enjoy the fragrance. However, I will not be purchasing the full size unless I find a definitive answer for the brands cruelty free status. If it is CF, I am interested in picking up the full size.

Mint Pear Rosehip Night Serum

Mint Pear is a CF brand!

This serum was quick to sink into the skin, and the smallest amount covered my face and neck. This little bottle went a long way. I did see improvements in my skins overall complexion while using this serum.

I will be purchasing the full size of this serum, once I finish my current night serum that I have in my skincare rotation.

Sunday Riley A+ Retinoid Serum

Sunday Riley is a CF brand.

As a 23 year old I was not quite sure what changes I was expecting to see with this product. I noticed no difference in my skin. However, preventative treatment is always helpful. My skin did not react in anyway to this product, good or bad. This is a serum that I will keep in mind for the future. This is also a serum that I would feel confident gifting to those who are in need of a serum.

Marc Anthony Grow Long Anti Breakage Mask

Marc Anthony is a CF, and drugstore brand.

I really enjoyed this hair mask! This scent is very nice, it made my hair soft and shiny, and it did seem to strengthen my hair.

I will be picking up this mask up at my local Walgreens.

Anointment Rose Toner

This brand is CF, this product was received in a Vegan Cuts box.

Overall, I did enjoy this toner. It did its job well. However, the Mario Badescue Rose Face Mist gives me the same affect, and is much more easily accessible. I will not be going out of my way to order this toner.

I hoped you enjoyed this different format of my recent empties.

What have you recently used up that you absolutely love?

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8 Recent Beauty Empties

I have been religiously saving my empties. I have found that splitting them up into smaller posts like this works best for me.

Enjoy a view at my trash!

Bath and Body Works Winter Candy Apple Candle

Winter Candy Apple is my favorite B&BW scent. I think I have other back ups of this candle, at least I hope.

RP? I don’t think BBW is cruelty free, I need to do more research on this topic. If it is cruelty free I will always repurchase multiples at a time.

Amika Soul Food Nourishing Mask

I got this sample in an Ipsy bag and I loved it. It smelled amazing and made my hair feel really soft and healthy.

RP? Yes! I have seen this mask at TJMaxx for like $13. So, I will probably pick it up there.

Fortune Cookie Soap Rosy Cheeks Twinkle Tonic

I love FCS. You all know this. These toning pads were great. They smelled very nice and made my skin look more glowy and feel fresh. I do wish that they made it in just a liquid so I could use reusable pads with it.

RP? Not unless they make it as just a liquid toner. I don’t like the waste of the pads.

Holika Holika Aloe Facial Cleansing Foam

This cleanser came from TJMaxx for like $4. It did its job, but didn’t make my skin feel super clean. It also had quite a strong scent for a facial cleanser.

RP? No, I also don’t think it is CF so I probably shouldn’t have gotten it in the first place.

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Anti Pollution detoxifying charcoal bubble sheet mask

I love the regular yes to tomatoes detox mask. It works great for my skin. This one worked well too! However, I just don’t like bubble masks. It’s messy and I actually don’t like how it feels on my face when it bubbles up. Something about it makes me anxious.

RP? No, not this particular sheet mask from yes to.

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

This is a setting spray I really enjoy. I do notice that it makes my makeup last longer, and helps powders to really melt into the skin.

RP? I already have! Plus a back up.

Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Eye Masks

I did not notice any difference in my under eye after using this mask. Some thing in it also made my eyes sting.

RP? No, never.

Essence Make Me Brow

Just like the Ulta version, the Essence make me brow is a good dupe for the Benefit give me brow. I use the shade Blondy Brows. I think I have gone through two or three of this bad boy!

RP? Yes! It’s super inexpensive and works well.

That is it for my empties!

What is your opinion on any of these products?

Thank you for reading 🐰

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Makeup Empties | August 2019

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog!

During the month of August, I finished a nice little amount of makeup items, so I figured I could take this opportunity to make a dedicated makeup empties post.

I am going to give you my thoughts and we will see if any of these products will find their way back into my shopping cart.

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation shade Y225 *Sample Size*

I did enjoy this sample. The foundation is full coverage and did not break me out. However, MUF is not cruelty free. Therefore, I will not be purchasing the full size of this foundation.

Wet N Wild Skinny Mascara

I thought this mascara was going to work well for my water line, but it did not really do much. Even if WNW has not lied about their CF status, I still would not purchase this mascara.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power “Universal Taupe”

I got this brow pencil in a subscription box, and it did its job very well. The shade matched well and I enjoy the consistency. I don’t agree with paying $20+ for brow products, but if the Brow Power pencil was on sale, I would purchase it!

Butter London Power Up Mascara

This is another subscription box item. This mascara was amazing. I really enjoyed it. However, there are cheaper ones that I enjoy more. If I were to see this mascara on sale, I would probably pick up a tube. It made my lashes look very full, which is hard to do.

Essence Brow Pencil

This is a $2-3 brow pencil that I love. I purchase multiple at once and always have one in my makeup bag. It is inexpensive, cruelty free, and does its job well. I will be repurchasing. Side note; would any of you be interested in a more comprehensive view of the brand essence?

Ulta Beauty Brown Tint In Soft Brown

This brow tint is great! It is a nice alternative to products like the glossier boy brow. I bounce between the shades soft brown and auburn. This is another brow product I always have on hand and will be repurchasing. I believe it is around $9? It is, of course, cruelty free!

Another side note; would any of you be interested in a more comprehensive review of the Ulta Beauty in house brand?

That is it for my makeup empties for August!

What is a makeup item you panned or used up this month?

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A few recent empties! | Cruelty Free (besides a BBW shower gel)

Hello my loveys!

I apologize for my lack of posting. I had surgery on my uterus, and the healing has been a struggle! Lucky for you guys, I had my significant other grab a few products from my empties bag and I took the pictures in bed!

If you are interested in looking at more of my trash and hearing my thoughts, read on!

Bath and Body Works Love and Sunshine Shower Gel

Please note, BBW is NOT cruelty free, they test where required by law!!

I was given this shower gel as a gift. It smells nice, the scent lingered and made my skin feel nice.

Repurchase? No, it is not CF.

Fortune Coolie Soap Eat Me Deep Conditioner. Deluxe sample

I really love the FCS deep conditioner formula. This scent wasn’t my favorite, but it did its job well.

Repurchase? Yes! Just a different scent

Mantra Hemp CBD Anti-aging Sheet Mask

This mask made my skin feel super soft and soothed.

Repurchase? Yes, once I get through some of my other masks. I have like a store full!

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Melting Balm

This Balm is fantastic, however it is rather pricy.

Repurchase? Maybe, if I can’t find a less expensive option I like just as much.

Physicians Formula Brow Gel

I think I have gone through two of these. It is a really nice brow gel and it does have a tint to it. It’s really nice for a quick and easy no makeup brow.

Repurchase? Yes! Physicians Formula always has sales going on at at least one of the drugstores near me, and the lower price is worth it.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme

This is a super inexpensive mascara that is definitely worth all the hype that it gets. It really gives my lashes that full, false lash look.

Repurchase? Yes, always.

That is it for this tiny empty post!

What is a product that you have used up recently?

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6 Recent Empties | Look at my Trash!

I have started saving all my empty beauty products in a bag. That way I can pull someone and review a few at a time.

Yes to Ying Yang Paper Mask

I love Yes To skin care, specifically their detox paper mask . I decided to try a new one this time. This mask is meant to be detoxifying and hydrating. Honestly, it seem just like the detox mask I love and was only $2.50

Would I repurchase? Sure, it’s essentially just the detox mask with a cute design.

Beauty Blender in Black

Look at my nasty sponge. I have been using this for like a year and figured it was time to move on.

What are your favorite alternatives to the original beauty blended? $20 is steep for a sponge, but I have yet to find a replacement.

Repurchase? Unfortunately, yes.

I love Yes To skin care, specifically their detox paper mask . I decided to try a new one this time. This mask is meant to be detoxifying and hydrating. Honestly, it seem just like the detox mask I love and was only $2.50

Would I repurchase? Sure, it’s essentially just the detox mask with a cute design.

Fortune Cookie Soap Rebel Princess Restorative hair Mask

I love this stuff! It smells amazing and works wonders. I actually am currently using another one of their hair masks.

I am hardcore considering resubbing to their box.

Repurchase? I am not sure if I can still get this scent, but I will purchase the product again!

Lush Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly

The product itself is cute and smells great. The scent is long lasting on the skin.

However, I don’t like the whole jelly thing. I thought I would love it, but it just seems like a inconvenience.

Repurchase? No. But, if Lush has the scent in a regular shower gel over the Holidays, I would purchase that.

It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara

This is my favorite mascara! It makes my lashes look fake! I hate wearing false lashes, so this mascara is a great alternative.

Repurchase? Always!!

The Ordinary High Adherence Silicon Primer

I purchased this primer a while ago when it was still being hyped up online.

I was not impressed, as far as living up to the hype goes. However, it is a good primer for the small price tag. I prefer it more than say the ELF or Wet N Wild ones.

Repurchase? No. I have enough primers that I actually love.

Those are a few of the beauty that I finished up recently. What are your thoughts on these products?

Thank you for reading 💕

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January 2019 Empties

January ended up being a hell of a month for me. I turned 23, had a week long hospital stay, and finally got a full diagnostic evaluation done.

Now that it is a new month, and I am going through some major changes, it is time to do this empties post and throw all this trash away.

Sheet Masks

The Crème Oh Deer! Detoxifying Lemon Sheet Mask

This mask was a gift, and I did enjoy it. I had a great makeup day the day after use. My skin was softer and brighter than normal. If I saw it I would pick it up.

Jeju:en You can’t handle this sheet

This mask came to me in Ipsy last month. It was neat, there was flames on the check area. The name is hilarious as well. However, I didn’t notice it do anything.

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mask

This is my favorite Sheet Mask. Will always repurchase.

Biobelle #Beautysecret

This mask was great, made my skin very soft and moisturized. Which is a lovely perk to have in the harsh winter months.

C’est Moi Gentle Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

I was sent these wipes to try out and i really like them! One wipe removed a full face of makeup, they are loaded with product to remove the makeup. They didn’t irritate my eyes either and most wipes do. I believe Target is beginning to sell this brand, I will be picking more up.

Veíse Hydrating Face Wash

I was also sent this product to try. I works great, my face was more clear than it has been in ages thanks to this wash. It is also a very clean product. However, I just cannot handle the apple cider vinegar smell. If smells don’t bother you, I recommend it.

Fortune Cookie Soap You’re the One That I Want Microdermabrasion Scrub

I loves this scrub. It made my skin feel great! I am probably going to purchase another if they have it on the FCS site.

Peter Thomas Roth 24 K Gold Mask

This mask was cool to use because it was gold, but I did not notice it do anything. I wouldn’t spend the money for the full size.

MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base

I got this sample in Ipsy. I really enjoyed it, made my base makeup look great. I would purchase the full size if MAC was cruelty Free.

FCS Sugar Rush Solid Sugar Scrub

Solid sugar scrubs are my new favorite thing. It’s so much easier to use and less of a mess than traditional body scrubs. This one smelled like candy! I will repurchase another solid scrub from FCS.

Farmacy Eye Dew Sample

The cream is really thick and made my under eyes feel very moisturized. I have another sample to go through, after that I may pick up the full size.

It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara mini

I love this mascara, it is my current holy grail. I have already purchased the full size.

That is is for this months empties!

What did you use up this month?

Thank you for reading 🦙

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December Beauty Empties

Better late than never right? Let’s just jump in.

Skincare

Mustus (?) Daily Harvest Squeeze Energy Up Mask Pack Vitality/Health

I think this either came in an Ipsy or an Ipsy offer. Didn’t break me out and made my skin nice and soft.

Repurchase? I would if I saw it again, but wouldn’t go out of my way for it. I think I have another though.

Pretty Animalz by Masque Bar Purifying Sheet Mask

This was cute. It made me look like a penguin. I actually got this in my Christmas stocking.

Repurchase? No! There is a warning on the back to not use on blemishes or pimples…

Callyssee Caffeine Rush Nourishing Sheet Mask

I liked this mask. It made my skin glow. Did not give me any energy though. Haha. I think this also came with Ipsy.

Repurchase? If it was on Ipsy offer, probably.

Younique Exfoliating Mask Sample

A girl I know, who did some really bad things to the company I manage, sells Younique. She gave me this sample. Didn’t do much on the single use, but what does?

Repurchase? No, it is pricey for what it is. I have a ton of other I enjoy.

Clinique Moisturizing Gel Sample

This was actually really nice. I slathered it on and slept in it and my skin felt so nice the next morning.

Repurchase? No, but I would like a Cruelty Free alternative if anyone has one!

Makeup

ELF Powder Brush

This was like $3 and lasted me ages. I recommend it!

Repurchase? No, ONLY because I have a ton of other powder brushes.

Wander Beauty Unleashed Mascara

This was a decent mascara. It came from a BoxyCharm. I have others I like more though.

Repurchase? No, but I wouldn’t be mad if another made its way to me.

Bobby Brown Eye Opening Mascara Deluxe Sample

This came in one of those Sephora Favorites kits. Let’s just say it was not what I used my coupon to get the full size of.

Repurchase? No, I hated this. Getting through it was a struggle. Did nothing for my lashes and my lashes aren’t that bad.

That is all that I used up in December 2018!

Do you know a Cruelty Free alternate to the Clinique moisturizer?

Thank you for reading 🐙

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