May 12, 2014

May Empties

Hello Beauty Friends!

This is my FIRST empties post - exciting!

Here are the products that I've emptied recently.  Lots of skincare as you can see - since that's what tends to get used up the most.  I'm not sure if I've ever used up a makeup product actually?  Well - maybe mascara and concealer.

This is a product I purchase over and over again.  It is my favourite nail polish remover.  I re-apply my polish at least weekly so I go through quite a lot of this stuff.  This one is moisturizing and doesn't smell nearly as strong as some other kinds.  And it WORKS!  I buy mine from nailpolishcanada.  Occasionally I find some at Trade Secrets but they don't have a consistent supply (which is very annoying by the way).

I am plagued by dry and itchy skin on my legs in the winter.  I feel like a lizard sometimes!  I go through lots of tubes of this stuff.  It does help.  I always have some on my nightstand and I moisturize every night.  It is only $10 at  GREAT value for money especially as I go through so much of it.  This is definitely a night-time moisturizer.  I feel a bit too sticky to wear it during the day.

I bought this kind of on a whim from Sephora.  I used it most of the winter.  We had a horrible winter here in Ontario - very cold and harsh.  I THINK this helped my skin but I couldn't really say for sure.  It certainly didn't do any harm, but I couldn't say that I saw any specific benefits from it either.  At $52 I won't be re-purchasing.

I have used Clinique skincare products FOREVER.  I love them.  And they love my skin.  I have used most if not all of their eye products at some time or another.  This one is my go-to daytime eye cream.  It has a light tint to it and a cooling metal tip.  I put it under my eyes before my foundation and I don't need to conceal afterwards.  It is a really nice product and I'll definitely re-purchase.

I have used Clinique All About Eyes for a very long time.  Without a doubt this product helps minimize any puffiness or dark circles under my eyes.  They released the rich version a few years ago - and it is lovely as well.  This is my go-to nighttime eye cream and I will definitely re-purchase.  I'll be 40 next year and I don't have any lines or wrinkles around my eyes at all.  I'm sure that it is in part thanks to my Clinique skincare products.

Last but not least is La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo.  This is WELL renowned by beauty bloggers and skincare addicts alike.  I purchase it at Shoppers Drug Mart for $26 and you can order it online at for the same price.  This is my go-to daytime moisturizer.  At least, that is how I use it.  It is described as a treatment for acne prone skin.  I find that if I use it under my makeup it stops my pores from getting congested and it prevents any breakouts.  I have very sensitive skin that easily breaks out from lots of makeup or skincare products.  If I didn't protect my skin underneath my makeup, it would be a spotty mess by the end of the day.  This stuff is just awesome.  I've gone through a few tubes!

Hope this gave you some tips on skincare products if you are in the market!



  1. best nailpolish remover ever! and i need to try that clinique eye cream- not that I'm sensitive or obsessed with my puffy eyes or anything ;). BTW- blog looks fantastic!!

  2. I love the idea of an "empties post!" - and Aveeno is definitely my drugstore go-to for an effective lotion...

    Your blog is really great! Officially following you on Bloglovin' - you can follow me back here