EMPTIES | March 2016

Spring is in the air as another month in 2016 passes by. I’ve got a few empties from March 2016 to talk about, and although there aren’t many, there’s a couple of them that I’m really proud of! If you want to know what my thoughts were on this round of empties, please keep reading.

Bioderma sensibio l'oreal brow stylist plumper fresh sugar tulip

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution

I bought this product almost 2 years ago when I started watching beauty-related YouTube videos. At that time, pretty much every YouTuber I was watching was raving excessively about this product. I was also really into finding the right skincare products, so I decided to give it a try. It’s given this description on the Bioderma website:

Sensibio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin: its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes
and naturally help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film.

I never tried a micellar solution to remove my makeup before getting this product, so I didn’t know what to expect. Surprisingly, it did a really great job removing most of my makeup with the exception of waterproof mascara. It is very gentle and it doesn’t leave a film on the skin that some other cleansers do. My skin didn’t feel dry or dehydrated after I cleansed my skin with it, which was a huge plus. I took this product with me whenever I travelled (obviously putting it in smaller bottles) since it’s so convenient and effective whenever I didn’t have access to a sink and some face wash. Overall I think it’s a great cleanser, and I did end up repurchasing it.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Tulip

Lip balms are an absolute necessity for me. I always need at least one on me, and I especially love tinted ones. But this one is clearly very special for a couple of reasons: the first being that I actually finished it, and the second being that I finished it in a little over a year. I think that’s a personal record, and it just speaks to how much I loved this product. It’s different from traditional balms since it isn’t stiff like waxy balms and it also isn’t greasy like petroleum-based lip balms. It moisturizes my lips very well without the stickiness and leaves them feeling soft and supple, and I love the sheer pink tint that the Tulip shade gives. I also love the smell, which is a light citrus scent.

L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper

I bought this product thinking that it had the potential to be a dupe of Benefit’s Gimme Brow. It’s a tinted brow gel with little fibres to thicken brow hairs, which is essentially the same concept as Gimme Brow, but at half the price and with much more product. I had high hopes, but unfortunately, they fell short. It’s not like I absolutely hated the product, I mean, I did finish it, however the brush just didn’t cut it for me. I felt that it was too big to control, and I also felt that it deposited too much product on the brows which made them look clumpy at times. I think it might be time for me to just suck it up and spend the $30 on Gimme Brow since it’s clearly irreplaceable.

Have you tried any of the products I mentioned?

Did you have any empties from this past month?

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