Wednesday, March 2, 2016

#February #Empties Review


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Ok, so here is my latest #EmptiesReview for several beauty, skincare, beauty, hair and perfume that I have bought or sampled from various sources, mostly Birchbox (https://www.birchbox.com/ ) and Target (http://www.target.com/ ) sample boxes! Most are pretty good while other I will not buy the full size versions any time soon!

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Except for one perfume, the other scents I will not be buying the full size versions but glad to experience them during day and evening to see if perfume chemistry matches with my body chemistry!! I definitely want to buy "Meet Your Destiny" in small bottle but the other scents I will pass from getting from Birchbox! I also experience Vera Wang "Embrace" from Target Beauty Box but it messed strongly of alcohol and less fragrance that I did not finished the spray sample and pretty view not fit for passing to any female family or friend!

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I got this WHISH Cleansing oil via Birchbox and I enjoyed how it removed makeup and moisturized my dry facial skin esp with the winter weather and dry heat! I would definitely buy the full-size version! :)

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I love Derma E facial products...these samples are for the Hydrating Night Creme and Microdermabrasion Scrub


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I tried out the lastest Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek results at I received at JCPenny Salon after the holidays! Enriched with Shea Butter, both this duo gently cleansed and conditioned my relaxed hair and tame the frizz factors from dry heat and cold air! I would get the full-size versions in the future and recommend to ladies with dry hair/frizz/humidity issues!

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I tried this Caress body wash sample in a Target Beauty Box and it has a great scent but the red dye really last in the suds and my wash pouf in the shower! Unless they do something with the dye, I most likely won't buy it again!

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I have tried the Revlon lipstick from a Target Beauty Box last year and I really not a big fan of this particular red shade but I did use it during the Fall/Winter Months like a Cherry Chapstick for my dry lips! If I do get it again it will be in a different color like pink/rose/berry shades which I love! I have tried the Revlon Lash Potion for three months after losing my lashes to a bad eye infection during the Fall to help regrow them! Not bad recommendation for the lady from the Walgreens Beauty Counter who used it herself for regrowing her lashes! I would get either the mascara or the clear serum to use before my regular mascara when I re-purchase this product!

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I love using baby products...there I said and will probably be in upcoming beauty blog post! I love using Babyganics Moisturizing Daily Lotion which very affordable and omitts alot of harmful toxins and fillers! This lotion was great for my face and body lasts all day and all night for me!! I will buy some more on sale at Target! :)
 

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I love this deluxe trial size Caudalie Divine Oil that I received from Birchbox Limited Edition box during the holidays! This oil conditions my relaxed hair and dry scalp without being "greasy", a perfect facial oil to add to my facial moisturizer/cream, and great body oil, too! Its a little pricey but hopefully I can get a full-size using my Birchbox points at www.birchbox.com! 

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I got this during Christmas and  lasted up to Mid-February which helped with my chapped dry lips from winter cold and dry heat at night! I would definitely get this again from my local Mary Kay lady! :)

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 I love receiving this fragrance sample via Birchbox because it is one of the most perfect daytime floral romantic scents!! Saving my Birchbox points for this pricey fragrance!

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I thought I lost this handcream during the summer and I found it while doing some #SpringCleaning in my closet! With four vegatable based oils, my hands, arms, elbows were extremely moisturized! Definitely would get this handcream brand from Birchbox again! :)

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I love receiving samples of OPI Nail Envy nail treatment for my manicures and pedicures!! I need to buy this again for healthy nails! :)


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I love this lipstick/blush duo that I got in my Birchbox Editor box last summer...one of the most perfect pink shades to use both on my lips and checks in "Humble Brag"!! I do have mixed feelings about buying this lipstick since there was approximately "less than half" of product in that container!! If I get it again as bonus sample, beauty swap, or gift then I will be happy!

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I got to try this Birchbox exclusive hair care brand, Parlor by Jeff Chastain,  which the ladies at Birchbox HQ are raving about!! I tried this leave-in dantagling conditioner and it did nourish and protect my long relaxed strands, I rather stick to my usual haircare brands that I get at Birchbox , Mizani Haircare , or another inexpensive haircare brand!

Well that is all for my February #EmptiesReview and I will have a fresh batch of monthly beauty, skincare, hair care, nail care, and more.

Until next time...

Ursula

aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger 

10 comments:

  1. you managed to get though a lot of products, that's awesome! I need to work on that myself.

    Giselle | Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams

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    1. Thank you, Giselle! I just look at my beauty stash esp those samples and placed in front of my cleaned off desk esp near the clothes that I picked out for tomorrow morning! :)

      Ursula

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  2. So many empties! You've been on it like me lol. I keep hearing great things about Caudalie & derma e, I'd love to try their stuff.

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    1. Thank you, Kay! Caudalie and Derma E are really good products and I want to increase Shea Moisture items in my skincare line up!

      Ursula

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  3. Wow, great variety of products, lots of them are new to me, it's so nice to learn about new brands and products! OMG yesss, I love Derma E too!

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    1. Thank you, Monica! I love using Derma E and know I can buy it at various sources, too!

      Ursula

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  4. This was a very informative empties post, Ursula! So many goodies that you went through. I've heard good things about the Lala & Co lippies. Odd that yours came half empty, hmmm. Once I use up so more body lotion, I will try the Babyganics lotion from Target. I love baby lotion too.

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    1. Thank you, Allison! I love Baby Lotion from Johnson's to Baby Magic and now I discovered this lotion created by two Dads that care what is going into their babies/children skin! Plus it under $7 versus grown up lotions being $10 or more!

      Ursula

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  5. OOOH...I may have to try that Matrix mega-sleek product! I have very curly hair, and sometimes it does get very frizzy. Although sometimes it gets really oily, so I don't know that I'd want to use something that is going to add extra oil to it. But maybe trying a sample like you did would be worth a shot!
    But I also love trying new beauty products! It's a lot of fun to figure out what works and what doesn't work.

    Emily Anne (a fellow Peony)
    http://alittlesparrowsblog.blogspot.com

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  6. I really want to try a cleansing oil! I have heard such great things about them!

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