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April 2016 Empties

I have always wanted to do monthly posts – favourites, empties etc but I can never commit. I always forget to keep my empties so that I can blog about them; I am too fickle to really have monthly favourites but I am going to try.

Earlier in April, I finally graduated university and completed college. This meant I no longer needed my desk as a “study” desk and I was able to clean it out and convert it into sanctuary, that is, my makeup desk. It gave me so much pleasure to be able to display my makeup in all its glory. Anyhow, this meant I was able to see products, at a glance, that were close to empty and use them up for an empties post! Yay!

So what did I use up in the month of April?

April 2016 empties

April 2016 empties

Curash Fragrance Free baby wipes – these are my go to when I am lazy to remove my makeup. I have gone through about ten of these and always repurchase. This time, however, after cleaning out and reorganising my beauty stash, I didn’t repurchase the baby wipes as I had other facial cleansing wipes to use up.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy – a scent that has been in my stash for years. As I keep my fragrances away from sunlight, it kept really well. I saw that it had a bit left so committed myself to using it until it was finished. I loved this scent when I purchased it and still do – it’s a very fruity and sweet without being sickening. A scent from my teenage years, it was time to move on. Kind of symbolic that I finished this in the same month as completing another chapter in my life. I probably won’t repurchase as I have way too many perfumes go through and I tend to gravitate towards floral scents nowadays.

Britney Spears Curious – another purchase from  my teenage  years that was sent to the back shelf of my perfume stash. Wasn’t a favourite of mine so won’t be repurchasing.

Innoxa Anti-Ageing Makeup Setting Spray* – a setting spray formulated with skincare ingredients such as aloe vera and cucumber. I love the smell of this – vsry fresh and soothing. As I have an oily t-zone, makeuo setting sprays are a must. This kept my makeup on longer than usual and kept the oils at bay for longer. I’m uncertain if I will repurchase as I think I prefer my Urban Decay one over this as it keeps my makeup on until it’s time to remove.

Avene Gentle Toner – alcohol- and oil- free, this was ok. Didn’t notice any amazing changes in my skin so won’t repurchase as I use witch hazel for my toner and its cheaper and does the trick.

Bioderma Sebium H2O – Bioderma’s cleansing waters are my favourites. It has gained holy grail, desert island status. Sebium is the range designed for acne-prone and oily skin but does have a very light floral fragrance. If, like me, you don’t like the fragrance, do as I do and opt for the original fragrance-free bottle from the Sensibio range. I already have three backup bottles of these stashed away.

Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner – promises to tighten your pores and improve skin texture – not sure about that but it did provide a good base for my makeup and didn’t break me out. Undecided as to whether I will repurchase.

Mary Kay Signature Eye Primer – works just as well as my Urban Decay one but I can’t seem to find it anymore. Luckily, I still have an Urban Decay and Australis one to use up.

Smitten Cosmetics Whipped Foundation – not an empty but throwing it out. It came with my Violet Box and has separated in the tube so I was unable to use it :(

So there you have it! My first empties post and I hope it won’t be my last.

The product/s marked with * in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.

Review: Lust Have It! October 2013

This month’s Lust Have It is so colourful which fits in with the box’s theme – Spring Race Carnival!

Lust Have It! October 2013

Lust Have It! October 2013

So let’s see what we have this month…

Lust Have It! October 2013

Lust Have It! October 2013

Le Tan Wash Off 40g  ~$6 {$14.99/100ml}
I can understand why this was included in this month’s box but I don’t use self-tanning products at all so this will go into the ‘pass onto others’ stash.

Princess Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Mask $27.50
According to the distributor’s site – here – this single mask alone is worth nearly $30. Um…am I the only one who is saying wtf right now? Paying nearly $30 for a single use mask is a bit ridiculous. We’ll just have to wait and see if it’s worth the tag!! It’s supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and keep the skin moisturised.

Smitten Whipped Tinted Mousse Moisturiser $? {$25/30ml}
This is an organic product so it smells ‘natural’ and herb-y .. No size stated on the packaging but it is a deluxe sample so you will definitely get more than one use out of it. The shade I received is Cappuccino and it seems like an ok match. I’ve never heard of a whipped tinted moisturiser so I am intrigued.

Inika Mineral Eyeshadow in Lust $25/1.2g
Lust is a deep jewel green – it’s definitely a shade that is right down my alley. Can’t wait to use it for a green smokey eye look.

Lust Have It! October 2013 {Smitten Whipped Tinted Moisturiser in Cappuccino and Inika Mineral Eyeshadow in Lust}

Lust Have It! October 2013 {Smitten Whipped Tinted Moisturiser in Cappuccino and Inika Mineral Eyeshadow in Lust}

Paula’s Choice Oil Blotting Papers $5.25 {$10.50/100 sheets)
What a great addition, especially with the hot weather coming up. These have already made their way into my makeup bag.

EVO Ritual Salvation shampoo and conditioner ~$4.17 each $25/300ml
I am so excited to try these! I’ve heard nothing but praise for EVO products.

There was also a lot of cards for discounted products (wine, The Iconic, $3 off Le Tan range) and two cards with further information about two products in this month’s box.

Lust Have It! October 2013

Lust Have It! October 2013

I really enjoyed October’s Lust Have It box with two full sized products and great deluxe size products. Apart from the fake tan, I’ve already started to use bits and pieces of this month’s contents.

Lust Have It is a monthly beauty subscription box costing $19.95/month.

For more information about Lust Have It! subscription boxes, make your way here.

The product/s mentioned in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.