February 2015 Empties



It is finally time for another monthly empties blog post! Since I did my January empties earlier last month, I have had over a month’s time to use up a bundle of products in order to give you my full reviews on each of them. There is actually no makeup product in this month’s collection, only skin and hair care related products. I guess this may reflect my reduced use of makeup over the past while as well. Anyways, onwards with the empty reviews…


REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream. When I was on the search for a new moisturizing face cream, I was eyeing a certain brand, but the lady working in Sephora directed me towards the REN skin care brand instead. I had very little knowledge of the brand, but got this deluxe sample of this day cream for sensitive skin and I will admit that it was a really good one! The full size product does come at quite the price, but for good skin care you shouldn’t feel bad about splurging on those products. I have two others that I am currently testing out, but I am definitely keeping those in mind for when it comes time to buy a new full size moisturizer.


Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes. These wipes used to be my favourite wipes of all time and perfect for people with oily and combination skin. I loved the scent, their effectiveness, but something has changed, and that is just the fact that I found a product that is much more moisturizing for my skin while removing my makeup. My favourite one is hard to come by now and again, so I will opt to purchase these as my second favourite.


Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. This was a sample that I got from Sephora one day and decided to through it into my night time routine to really treat my skin with a night time facial cream. The full size product is quite expensive, so i am glad I got to experience this product through the sample version first. The facial is meant to address uneven skintone and dark spots while improving skin quality for a brighter, more luminous complexion. It was very moisturizing and smelling like a lovely rose garden, so I would maybe consider buying this if money was not an issue or asking for it as a gift in the future.


First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser. After hearing a lot of great reviews about the whole First Aid Beauty line and particularly this cleanser, I went out and purchased this product. Unfortunately it did not make it to the hall of fame of face cleansers for me and I was not that keen on the scent of it either. This brand has since redeemed itself with one of their serums that I purchased and love, but this cleanser was not worth the hype for me. There may have also been an incident were it got up my nose and there were a lot of burning bubbles after.


L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector. This was a product I received through a subscription box service quite a while ago before I cancelled them all. I never would have bought this product if it did not come in the box and I am glad that it did. I was actually quite the fan of this serum because it was of a creamy texture, not an oily or greasy texture that others have been. The scent was very minimal and it absorbed quickly into the skin so that I could follow up with my normal moisturizer. I would use this product mostly at night time while I had used another serum product in the morning time. This is definitely a cheaper product to a lot that I have tried and would recommend it if you are looking for a serum that is one the cheaper side of the spectrum.


L’Oréal Paris Casting Sunkiss by Healthy Look. This product looked very promising, but fell short of actual results. This was a jelly product that was supposed to gradually lighten the colour of your hair, and I found the results to be extremely little to no payoff. I am sticking to my logic that the only way hair is going to get lighter is through bleaching it.