#Empties / February 2017


I'm not going to lie, after the loss of Brynn, its been hard wanting to get motivation to do anything. I'm not doing anything better, I'm just doing. Or rather not sleeping. IFLScience recently posted an article on Facebook about the loss of a dog/pet being harder on people than the loss of a human loved one. I will have to say that that's pretty true.

This is not the topic though. The topic at hand is my February Empties. Let's get into that and maybe I'll get into more personal issues on another day. There's definitely not much this time around, but I think because after January's large amount of empties, I started a bunch of brand new things and this is reflective of that.


I have a lot of masks here. So let's break that down by rows. Top row...

TONYMOLY Lemon I'm Real Brightening Mask Sheet // Per usual, you all know by now that this is my favorite mask if I need to fade scars. I live and die by this mask. Also, I just love the scent. Cruelty-free status unknown; sells in China.

Banobagi Vita Genic Hydrating Anti-Wrinkle Whitening Jelly Mask // This is seriously the most hydrating mask I've ever used in my life. I was able to feel the positive effects days after. If you have dry skin or are planning on dry skin being a thing that will linger (dry climate or say... flying?) then I highly recommend this. You need to buy this right now. Cruelty-free status unknown.

TONYMOLY Intense Care Snail Hydro-Gel Mask // I love snail masks and this one is a pretty decent one. I prefer the Missha one to be honest. I do think snail masks are amazing for the skin, so if you can get around the fact that is contains snail mucus, then you're good. Cruelty-free status unknown; sells in China.

And now the bottom row...

Montagne Jeunesse Mint Choc Chip Mask // This was a nice smelling mask, but I didn't really notice much of a difference after using it. I don't really feel mud masks are my thing, but if they're yours then check it out. Cruelty-free.

Timeless Truth Timeless Travel Pack (Section 3)^ // I received this a long ways back, but I never got around to using it. I did finally use the mask part. It's a nice and hydrating mask, but nothing much to rave about compared to Banobagi mask. I'll get back to you on the cleansing part. I'm sure I'll take this with me when I travel next. Cruelty-free status unknown.

Holika Holika Honey Canola Sleeping Pack // I've been holding onto this sleeping pack for quite some time and I finally decided to use it. I know honey is very moisturizing and since I had just came back from Las Vegas, I decided to try it out. This is a nice sleeping pack and didn't break me out. Loved the smell. I mean, it honestly smelled, looked and felt like honey. Also, this was able to spread across the skin easily. Cruelty-free status unknown.

Freeman Banana-Oat Instant Smoothing Mask // This peel pack lasted quite a long time as I typically only peel my forehead, nose and chin. I would say it was about 4-weeks worth. Worked nicely and would recommend to take for a vacation. A bit longer than the usual 3-min peels at 7 minutes, but very effective. Definitely would be interested in a larger size if available. Cruelty-free.

CosRx Holy Moly Snail Mask // I preferred the TonyMoly snail mask, but this is a nice, every day mask. Especially if you just want to mask everyday and stick to one. My thoughts may change as I do have quite a few left. I'll definitely check back in. Cruelty-free.

The Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash Off will be reviewed in an upcoming #SampleSunday post.


Next is some skincare...

Pixi Glow Tonic // I really did not like this. I felt it did nothing for me and I finally emptied it. I've had it for soooo long. I planned on doing a #SampleSunday, but when I bought the full size and wasn't impressed... yeah, changed my mind right quick. I felt like this toner was just middle of the ground... basic. It smells fantastic and feels good on the skin, there's no doubting any of that, but I really just didn't notice a difference. I ended up going back to this after three separate try's at it. I know so many vloggers/bloggers raved about it, but I don't get the hype. Cruelty-free.

InstaNatural Vitamin C Moisturizer^ // I liked this, but I prefer my day moisturizers to also contain SPF and my night creams to be a bit heavier. Therefore I didn't get a chance to use this too much. I looked back at a prior review and I still stick by that assessment. Nothing to rave about, but if you have drier skin and layer your SPF after a moisturizer, you may want to give this a shot. But praise the new packaging. It looks so much better. Cruelty-free.

Burt's Bees Herbal Stick // I still love this, but I think my skin is getting too tolerant to it. I'll have to take a break for a while. I've emptied this quite a few times, so you can search my other empties for more info. Cruelty-free.

The Tarte Frxxxtion Stick will be reviewed in an upcoming #SampleSunday post.


And now for the random bits...

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara^ // I did a prior review of this, but I still stand by my thoughts on this. I absolutely loved this. I will keep this on a tried and true list. Definitely worth the money! The color was intense, it lengthened and volumized lashes, too. Sad that it's gone, but I've got so many mascaras to finish up before I stock on something like this again. Cruelty-free, except where required by law.

Nature Republic Skin Smoothing Blackhead Removing Nose Strip // Decent pore strip, but not the best. I think I wrote the last one I talked about was the last, but I found this in my mask drawer and was proved wrong. Cruelty-free status unknown; sells in China.

e.l.f. Eye Makeup Remover Pads // I was pleasantly surprised by this. It really did a pretty good job at removing mascara. Well, didn't touch waterproof mascara, but lip color and average mascara? It's gone. Didn't irritate the eyes either! Definitely a surprising product. Want to know what else is surprising? It looks like its discontinued. Boo! Cruelty-free.

HASK Coconut Milk & Organic Honey Curl Care Deep Conditioner // This was a nice hair mask. I felt it was a better conditioner since it made my hair feel really heavy if I left it on too long. I think because my hair is fine and not corse. Would be excellent for corse hair. When used as a conditioner though, would definitely leave my hair bouncy, volumized and soft. Cruelty-free.

Origins Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 Skin Complexion Corrector // I did do a #SampleSunday post on this and I loved this CC cream till the end. Light/Medium is just the right shade for me, but I wish they'd make more shades. Then again, this isn't a foundation, but a color corrector to be worn alone or under foundation/powder. If you choose to wear alone and are oily, you'll need to lightly powder those areas, otherwise, works good. Does contain fragrance, so if you're sensitive you may want to patch test or avoid. Cruelty-free, except where required by law.

And that's it! Any thoughts on these products? Share them!

Products marked with a ^ were provided to me for an honest review. Opinions are my own. Affiliate links are marked with a *.
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