Friday, January 6, 2012


Hey girls,
I have emptied a fair few products recently and for me it's really hard to finish beauty products so I figured I must like these things and wanted to do some mini reviews on them.

Eye Products
Chanel Inimitable Mascara: After trying mini version as a sample of this I received as a gift with purchase, I fell in love! The brush on this is amazing and makes it impossible to clump your eyelashes together or look all spidery. A great lengthening mascara and perfect for layering, it's one of the three mascaras I use on an everyday basis so of course I had a backup for when this one ran out. You can check out my everyday mascara routine to hear more about Chanel Inimitable Mascara.
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer: This is the little baby version of my eyeshadow primer and I finished it up because I take it when I stay over peoples houses to save space in my makeup bag. This primer was actually included in my Best Beauty Buys 2011 video and I find that even though it's more expensive than Urban Decay Primer Potion, it works better also so it's my eye primer of choice.
Chanel Ecriture De Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner: I bought this in the month of October and it was in my November favorites because I felt like it was working so well and the application was really easy and precise. I did grew to be a little dissapointed of this product when I discovered my LA Colors Smudge Proof Liquid Eyeliner  which is less than $5 and the formulation was just as good only the brush wasn't as precise. I forget how much this eyeliner was but it was well over $50 which is crazy for an eyeliner! I also felt like the colour wasn't as dark or pigmented as I like so I probably won't repurchase this. 
Max Factor Liquid Eyeliner: This is my second bottle of this and I thought I liked it but now that I have my LA Colors Smudge Proof Liquid Liner I don't think I will be repurchasing this, especially because it disappears so quickly!
Clinique High Impact Mascara: This is a mini size because it was gift when you spend over a certain amount at the Clinique counter. I used about half then it dried up so I can't say I really like this mascara and I love the routine I use at the moment so probably not repurchasing this mascara.

Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation: I finished yet another bottle of this, the one next to it is my backup. I have probably gone through at least 6 bottles in the past 2.5 years I have been using it! I run out every 3 or 4 months because I wear makeup nearly everyday so I wear this foundation everyday! It's the only foundation I have ever used in my entire life and I really don't think I'm going to try a different one. I mean, it is pretty unfortunate I have fallen in love with one of the most expensive foundations out there (between $70-$80 depending where you buy it from) but it has amazing coverage, matches my skin tone perfectly, blends in with my concealer, makes my face feel really smooth and doesn't break me out so it's an amazing foundation.

Face and Lips
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer: Similar to my foundation, I go through these so often and have finished yet another one! If you have read my back to mac posts you will know how many of these I have finished! It's something I will repurchase for years. 
Loreal HIP Jelly Balm "Plush": I have been using this sparingly for the past few months because I can't find anywhere to get this anymore and loved it but unfortunately it's all gone now. If I can find somewhere to buy it then I will definitely stock up!
Clinique Moisture Surge Mini: This is such a great moisturizer and I would definitely go out and get a full size if I had to but I just got another sample in my December Glossy Box so there's no need. The sample lasted me quite a while so I can luckily for my wallet hold off before having to buy the full size which is really expensive! Curse these samples getting me hooked on products!
ROC Complete Lift Mini Sample: Now this is something I had to use up because it contains active ingredients which make the product go bad!

Lately I have been experimenting more with lashes, especially over the holiday seasons. I can't really give a review on these because it depends what type of lashes you like and how they suit your eyes but I still wanted to briefly include these. They are Ardell Invisibands in Demi Wispies, eyelure Naturalites in 020 and Red Cherry in #WSP.

Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique + Kerastase Nutritive Oleo Relax Hair Masque
These were nothing special so there isn't very much to say about them other than there's better stuff out there. 

Clinique Deep Comfort Body Lotion Mini: I love this all over body moisturizer! It's so light and absorbs into the skin really quickly. It also has a very refreshing and clean effect on my body and makes my legs so smooth and moisturized! I definitely have to go get a full size of this!! I would have to say it's probably the best moisturizer I have tried.
DKNY Be Delicious Mini: I have always kept this little mini in my purse because it's probably my most worn perfume but now it's all gone and it probably got finished up at the right time because now I hardly ever use DKNY Be Delicious in between my Marc Jacobs Daisy and DKNY Golden Delicious!

Cedel Hairspray Extra Firm: Now I have tried a lot of hairsprays, some really crazily expensive but I have always come back to this $4 basic Cedel one! Now I'm a big believer in quality over quantity so I don't usually prefer things from the drugstore unless they are really good and this hairspray is amazing! You can purchase it from Priceline and other pharmacies as well as grocery stores in the hygiene isle! It's a super accessible product and very affordable!
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Foam: This is my holy grail of skin products! It helped clear up my acne back when I was 14 and has kept the majority of it away ever since! I have been using this for about 4 years now and it has never failed me! Something I will repurchase for years to come!
Derma Intensive Facial Wipes: These are the makeup remover wipes I use when I'm too lazy to wash my face. Sometimes if I come home really late and I'm just too tired to go through my whole skincare routine, I just use these. They claim to cleanse, tone and moisturize but I'm sure they contain a lot of alcohol and aren't very good for my skin but hey it's better than sleeping in makeup. Something that's super affordable, I think like $2 on sale so I have many backups!

So those are all of the products that I have managed to empty and sue all up. If you want a more in depth review of any of these products, just ask :)

1 comment:

India-Robyn said...

Fantastic blog! I use the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B30
Will you please check out mine ?
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