EMPTIES | Products I’ve used up & would I repurchase? | Katrina S

THIS WEEK we are comin’ in hot with an empties segment featuring drugstore and high end beauty products (but mainly drugstore). I think it speaks volumes to a product review when you use an entire tube of it. What are your thoughts on the aforementioned? Agreed? Disagreed? LMK below!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in ‘made it’
Nature Love Aromatherapy body wash – https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Love-Mo…
Ren Pure Coconut Argan dry shampoo
Batiste dry shampoo
Olive Oil hair conditioner – https://www.amazon.com/Olive-Oil-Cond…
Kirkland brand makeup remover wipes
Maybelline Fit Me loose setting powder in ‘fair/light’
Herbal Essences bio-renew dry shampoo in ‘revitalize’
Maybelline Fit Me matte and poreless foundation in 110 and 115
Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation in ‘nude ivory’
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in light neutral
Maybelline Fit Me concealer in the shade 15
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin concealer in ‘ivory 10’

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Let’s Chat: Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

“This kinda got me into the whole ‘double cleansing’ trend.”

HELLO, hi there, it’s me, KS Loves back at it again. Today we’re breaking down all pros and cons of the ever so popular Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. Full size of this product costs $29.50 but you can also find yourself a travel size of this in Sephora or Ulta.. at least I’m pretty sure you can because that’s the size I tried out first (lol).

I feel like the double-cleansing preach is on the rise and in my opinion, for the right reasons. Girlfriend you gotta get that makeup off your face before you go in with a face wash or how’s your face wash supposed to deep clean?!

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Makeup wipes will get the job done but can often leave you without that silky smooth yet squeaky clean feeling. The idea behind a cleansing balm is that it melts down from a solid to an oil and breaks up your makeup. It is extremely soothing and doubles as a nourishment to your skin. Instead of stripping it, the cleansing balm gently removes your makeup within seconds.

I wasn’t sure how I would like an oily product on my face because (hello, oily af over here), but it does such a powerful job cleansing and leaving my skin soft, not feeling tight.

PROS:

  • full-size lasts you a long time (I bought this jar in January and you can see how much I have left after using 5/7 days per week)
  • melts off your makeup without stripping or tugging at the skin
  • scentless and shouldn’t irritate sensitive skin
  • does what it says it will do while simultaneously adding moisture back to your skin

CONS:

  • since this is an oily balm, it’s difficult to wash off, and easier to remove with a damp cloth – for this one reason I hate dirtying a wash cloth almost constantly

So that’s my review – what are your thoughts?! Do you have this product? I see the reason it is so poppin’ over most social media pages. Thank you so very much for the read and until next time…

Xoxo,
KS Loves

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Empties Segment: skincare products

“50% of this roundup is Mario Badescu products & I’m not mad.”

TODAY I am bringing to your pretty little eyes six skincare items I have completely used up and my unfiltered opinion on them. Are they worth your $$? I’ma let you know.

First up, Philosophy Purity made simple facial cleanser – 24 oz. retails for $44

So I just want to start by saying, if you prefer a higher end face wash, this is HANDS DOWN worth the splurge. Here’s why: this 24 oz. bottle lasted me an entire year. Oh, you didn’t read that right? Yes, I said an entire year. In the case of some drugstore face washes, you could spend that money in a year! My thoughts are pretty simple here, this face wash is well-deserved of all the praise it receives. It does a great job at breaking up makeup and does not irritate the skin whatsoever.

Would I repurchase? Yes, definitely.

*However, if you’re in the market for an alternative that (in my opinion) does the same thing, look no further than Cetaphil at the drugstore. Thank me later.

Next, we have our Kirkland brand facial makeup remover wipes – 150 toilettes for $14.99

I’m not even sure it’s legal to sell makeup remover wipes this affordable. Can someone follow up on this? Nonetheless, they are phenomenal. I took awhile to get used to these as I was so used to the Neutrogena brand. However, these are just as good and get the job done. Also, they’re 10 cents a wipe so like idk what more I need to say to sell you on these.

Would I repurchase? Yes, when I make my way through 150 of them.

Third, we have the Clinique Take the Day Off cleansing balm – $29.50

Okay, I tried the sample size of this before I spent $30 on a “pre-cleanse” and immediately went and purchased the large size. Absolutely, without a doubt worth your coin. It truly melts away your makeup, breaking down your foundation, concealer, and all powders. Be careful around your eyes as to rub gently, you don’t want to pull any lashes out. This melts away your eye makeup and leaves your skin prepped for your facial cleanser.

Would I repurchase? I already have!

Okay onto our Mario Badescu products as I’m sure that’s what you came to the party for.

  1. Mario Badescu flower & tonic mask – 2 oz costs $18
    This mask is meant for the congested parts of your face (nose and chin for me)
    I love love loved this face mask. I think the price is great, the quality is even better, and I will definitely be repurchasing. This mask dries down very quickly and sucks the life out of your pores. I love it. I think of all the masks I’ve tried, this one does the best job at absorbing excess oils.
  2. Mario Badescu super collagen mask – 2 oz costs $18
    This mask is meant to hydrate dull and dry areas of your face (forehead and cheeks for me)
    I enjoyed this mask as well, but I don’t think it’s for me. As far as the “hydrating” aspect of this, I didn’t notice it. In fact, it dried down quickly just as the flower & tonic one did, leaving me feeling like it was sucking out more moisture than it was replenishing. I didn’t notice a difference in the hydration of my skin. I would not buy again.
  3. Mario Badescu cucumber cleansing lotion – 8 oz for $15
    This stuff is freaking awesome. Don’t be dissuaded by the name, it’s highly deceiving if you’re a normal human like me and think “cleansing lotion” screams moisturizer on your face. Wrong. This is a liquid! I would treat this as a toner, using it after face wash and before moisturizers. It is ideally for combination/oily skin and meant to prevent breakouts by removing buildup and bacteria.
    Would I repurchase? Maybe if I hadn’t been introduced to the Pixi Glow Tonic – yes.

So those are my empties for this month! Have you tried any of these? Would you recommend I give something another thought, or did you have the same experience? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thank you so very much for the read – xo

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Xoxo,
KS

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