Trash Talk Tuesday: June/July 2020 Empties

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m starting to feel stronger.

I’m just popping in with a quick empties post, so let’s get started…..

Pearlessence Coconut Rose Hydrating Face Mist : $12.95 for 8 fluid ounces on Amazon. It’s billed as being formulated with coconut water, which rehydrates the skin and provides a new glow; rose, which is hydrating, high in antioxidants and great at reducing redness and inflammation and aloe vera, which is light, healing and hydrating.

This is my 2nd bottle of this spray and typically lasts me 2 1/2 months. It’s very hydrating and smells amazing. I use it as the 5th step in my skin care regimen and it gives the perfect amount of moisture to the skin before my face serums. I’ve already repurchased a bottle (but this time in just the Coconut scent).

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray : $16.99 for 3.4 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. It’s billed as the 1st mist and fix makeup spray that extends your just applied makeup look all day that provides the ultimate fixing power to extend the vibrancy and freshness of your look from morning to night. No cracking, fading or running.

It’s the first time I tried this spray. It lasted about a month 1/2. It was a pretty good setting spray. The sprayer is a bit aggressive but that didn’t bother me too much. My makeup was locked in place all day with this spray and there is no annoying scent to this setting spray. I have many setting sprays that I have to get through so I wont be repurchasing this one at this time … however I did add it to my beauty buy list for a future purchase. I definitely will repurchase this one in the future.

Belif Aqua Bomb Mist : $34 for (2) 2.02 fluid ounce bottles at Sephora. It’s billed as an ultra-fine, soft, and lightweight mist formulated with Aqua Bomb’s lady’s mantle (a natural herbal anti-inflammatory and astringent) extract and star weed to hydrate skin for a healthy glow without smudging makeup.

I enjoyed this spray. I enjoyed the nozzle on the spray as well. It did well at melting all my makeup into the skin more but it didn’t do much for the longevity of my makeup. I still have 1 of the 2 bottles that comes in the set and I will use it but I’m not sure if in the future I will repurchase it. Perhaps I will just for to use as a spray to mesh all my base products together … but then again that IS an extra step that I just don’t really need to add to my makeup routine.

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Parfum : $99 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. It’s billed as being for the woman who lives in the present, who is filled with honesty, truth and gratitude, and who is free of social constraint, to emblazon her own unique path. It has a powdery sophisticate scent that has notes of : at the top the notes are Black Currant and Pear, in the middle the notes are Iris, Jasmine, Sambac and Tunisian Orange Blossom, and rounding out the scent the notes are Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline, and Patchouli.

This is such an amazing scent! It’s so elegant yet there is a hint of a rebel in it. This bottle lasted me 2 years and I only just finished it today. I do want to repurchase it, I feel that my collection would not be complete without this scent, however I will not repurchase it for a little while because I have tons of perfumes right now. I have put it on my beauty buy list for future purchase.

La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Face Sunscreen for Combination Skin SPF 60 : $29.99 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. (Although I purchase mine from Amazon). It’s billed as being an ultra-light, fast absorbing texture that provides a matte finish. Suitable to use under makeup. Water resistant (80 minutes). 

This is the first bottle of this sunscreen I have tried and using the correct amount of product (it is said that one should use about a nickle sized amount of sunscreen for the face, neck, and ears) I got about 3 months of product. This sunscreen isn’t greasy, doesn’t break down my makeup, and leaves the face feeling super hydrated. I really do love this sunscreen and have already repurchased and am currently using it.

BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder : $39 for .35 ounces of product at Ulta. It’s billed as a weightless setting powder that refreshes and cools the skin with all-day moisture. It claims to be formulated with 50% water and sets makeup while refreshing and cooling skin on contact with a mist-like sensation, a weightless powder applies seamlessly, providing all-day moisture without caking. Light is diffused across the skin to improve tone and diminish the appearance of lines and pores all day.

This one was a free deluxe sample gift with purchase sent to me by BECCA Cosmetics and I got about 2 weeks worth of use out of it. I love this powder! It’s so unique. It really does feel like I’ve spritzed my face with a mist. It really does blur the fine lines and pores as well as set the makeup in place all day. I only have to touch up 1 time and it’s typically around the 6 or 7 hour mark that I have to touch up. I have in fact purchased the full sized jar and am currently waiting for it to be delivered.

No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream : $24.99 for 1.6 ounces of product at Ulta. It’s billed as a rich moisturizing night cream that works while the skin is at rest to help restore the skin and replace lost moisture overnight. Reduces the appearance of deeper lines, wrinkles and firms the skin.

I have used this product for such a long time. I think going on 5 1/2 years now. I love the way this makes my skin feel and look. It really does reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A jar typically lasts me 2 to 3 months of daily use. I have just opened my back up jar of this and will be purchasing another jar shortly.

Benefit The Porefessional Hydrate Primer : $32 for .75 fluid ounces of product at Ulta. It’s billed as The power of The POREfessional… plus 12-hour* hydration. It claims to defeat pores and dryness in one step that’s a silky-smooth, hydrating face primer instantly moisturizes & refreshes skin, helps makeup stay put, and minimizes the look of pores & fine lines.

I had the travel sized tube. It lasted me about a month. I liked it (much more than I ever liked the original) and I am keen to purchase the full size. I think I’ll purchase it next month.

No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum : $25.62 for 1.69 fluid ounces of product on Amazon. It’s billed as a serum is powered by Matrixyl 3000 Plus, a combination of the most powerful form of Matrixyl (an anti-aging peptide comprised of two proteins) plus a next generation peptide that works together to help restore more youthful skin. It claims to have a patented antioxidant complex that helps protect skin from future signs of aging.

Again, I’ve used this product for 5 1/2 years now and I just simple love the way it makes my skin look. It feels velvety on the skin and really sinks in quickly. I just opened my back up so I will be repurchasing it shortly.

Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner : $14 for 4 fluid ounces of prodcut on the Beautylish website. It’s billed as being able to promote bright, even skin and less visible pores with this alcohol-free toner, it’s formulated with a soothing blend of brightening ingredients that work to reduce the appearance of dullness, uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores.

This is the 3rd bottle of this toner. I just opened a bottle and I have 1 on back up. It doesn’t leave the skin feeling tight or dry. It truly has re-textured my face. My skin is brighter and the pores appear tighter.

Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum : $6 for 1 fluid ounce on the Beautylish website. It’s billed as being formulated with hyaluronic acid, this water-light serum draws moisture to the skin for long-lasting hydration. With just one use, skin appears smooth, supple, and well-hydrated.

This is the best Hyaluronic Acid I have ever used. My skin after just the first time using it was super hydrated, plump, and glowy. I have another one ready to use but they were out of it so I had to order a different brand from Amazon, once I’ve used that one up I will be switching back to the Good Molecules one as it’s the best of the best!

BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter : $5 (but on sale for $1.75) on their website. It’s billed as a double-ended matte and shimmer brow highlighter with the matte side for a soft, subtle highlight or the shimmer side for an added glow.

I freaking love this product so much! I’ve even used it as a lid primer and as a lower waterline brightener. I have 8 in back up and am currently working on a new pencil.

Joah Brow Down to Me Precision Brow Pencil : $9.50 on their website. It’s billed as a dual ended ultra fine brow pencil that creates fine hair-like strokes, while the spoolie side smooths brows into place. It claims to be budge proof, smudge proof, and lasts all day.

Out of all the products I tried form Joah, this is the best product. I truly did love using this brow pencil. I have it on my beauty buy list for the future but will not be repurchasing it for some time because I have several brow pencils I need to get through first.

Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil : $8 at Ulta. It’s billed as an ultra-fine brow pencil that creates the most convincing hair-like strokes for a natural and soft looking brow. The weighted component sits comfortably in the hand in order to support precise application, letting you be in control of your own brows.

This is the 3rd pencil I’ve been through. I absolutely LOVE this brow pencil! I have a back up ready to open once I finish getting through a few pencils that I have open now and I will 100% be repurchasing this again in the future.

NYX Micro Brow Pencil : $10 at Ulta. It’s billed as an eyebrow pencil really does it all – shape, define and fill in sparse brows in a flash. It claims to be so precise it coats even the finest hairs with color for a natural-looking finish, super-skinny tip draws ultra-fine lines, allowing you to create the look of natural brow hairs in just a flick of the wrist. A two-in-one eyebrow shaper and eyebrow tint, the Micro Brow Pencil is dual-ended for easy brow care and helps to easily create a thick, natural brow shape

I’ve used countless of these pencils in the past, however …. there are other affordable brow pencils out there that I feel are much better than this one so I will not be repurchasing it, but I do have 2 back up pencils in my stock.

Well that’s all for this empties post …. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.

Remember dolls…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO, Nita