Monday, November 13, 2017

Empties | Makeup, Skincare, Health, Beauty!

I wasn't able to get this empties post up at the end of October, so this is now a month and a half worth of empties!

I was able to finish up quite a bit of product so I will be brief with my reviews and link to products where possible in the headings.


Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Face and Body Bar
This cleansing bar is great for troubled skin. It lasts forever so I gave some away as I wouldn't have been able to use them before the expiry date. All natural and Excellent for travel, too!

Repurchase- Yes

NeoStrata Night Repair Cream
For all skin types, lack of radiance. I think I waited too long to begin using this product as I had so much skincare to get through before I was able to get to this product. It was very hydrating yet light and I didn't experience any irritation or breakouts but I feel that the product lost its efficacy.

Repurchase- Not since I discovered Robin McGraw's Revelation line, that's my new holy grail!

Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Plus
This stuff is pricey but oh so worth it! It's a VERY thin consistency, not much thicker than water, but It's the most hydrating serum that I've ever tried. Fabulous to use all year round but especially important in the winter.. figures that I'd run out now.  Note: I only use this at night because it is so costly.

Repurchase- Yes, but I'll wait for the 50% off sale 😉

Nip + Fab Hydrate Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Serum
I did a full review on several products from this brand (linked here). I used several products from this brand in conjunction and they did wonders clearing up my skin from some existing breakouts that I had from some other skincare that I was testing out prior to this.

Repurchase- Yes! If I experience any breakout issues I will reach for this brand

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum
As above, this product in conjunction with some other Nip + Fab products cleared my skin of some horrible breakouts that I was experiencing. (full review linked here). I find the Nip + Fab products very effective yet they are very affordable.

Repurchase- Yes, especially for breakouts

Robin McGraw Revelation Triple Action Brightening Serum
I have a full review coming on this line. I used this line for a month and my skin changed for the better very quickly. Although I already use great skincare, I had incredible results from this line. I noticed a huge difference, I looked younger overall, and others noticed too as I kept receiving compliments!

Repurchase- YES! If I could afford to get rid of all of my existing skincare and replace it all with this line, I would do so in a heartbeat!

Robin McGraw Revelation Triple Action Brightening Night Cream
I used this along with the serum above. I don't think I've ever experienced such amazing results from any other skincare. I know this line is marketed as brightening but I'd say the biggest changes to my skin were firming. I looked younger overall and the changes came quickly.

These products are dye free, SLS free, paraben free, mineral oil free, and cruelty-free!

Repurchase- YES! As above, I would replace all of my existing skincare with this line if I could afford to!


Jordana Quick Shine Topcoat
This product did dry my nails really quickly, however, they also began peeling within a day!

Repurchase- Nope

Benefit Gimme Brow in Light
This product just doesn't work for me. I always end up with the product all over my eye area no matter how careful I am. I prefer Essence Make Me Brow (bonus, it's a lot cheaper). I have a comparison of the two linked here.

Repurchase- No

ELF HD Lifting Concealer in Brightening
This product is very brightening, however, it also gets cakey under my eyes no matter how I apply it. Maybe it's user error or maybe my aging skin... if any of you know how to make this product work without it getting patchy/cakey, please let me know!

Repurchase- No

Maybelline Cover Stick in Medium Beige
This product is so old that I can barely read the label and I have NO idea when I got it. I did manage to finish it up though. It did the job (for my face not my under eyes), the colour is a great match for my skin tone, and it's quick and easy to use. But, I believe there are better products out there these days that I would like to try.

Repurchase- No

Now Foods Eve Superior Women's Multi
This product has many great ingredients for us women. However, this product requires that you take 3 a day to get the nutritional values on the label. I never took more than 1 a day. I should have known better and have gone back to a one a day multi.

Repurchase- No

SBT Seabuckthorn Wellness Matcha
This product is made from Seabuckthorn leaves that are organically grown in the Canadian Prairies. Claims are that recent research has determined that the leaves contain 10 times the heart-healthy flavonols of the berries. I add this to smoothies or make a matcha latte.

From SBT: Our Seabuckthorn Wellness Matcha is a powerful anti-inflammatory that is also caffeine free, packed with protein (24%), and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, & minerals. A recent study has shown that Seabuckthorn leaves contain 10x more flavonols than the Seabuckthorn berry - flavonols are powerful anti-inflammatories that support heart, brain, bone, skin, digestive, & overall health. Its antioxidant properties also aid in preventing oxidative cell damage (aging). Overall Seabuckthorn Wellness Matcha helps to promote heart, skin, mobility, & liver health while increasing energy (naturally & without caffeine), and aiding in weight control. 

100% Canadian product (from farm to table) 24% Protein Non GMO, Vegan, Wild crafted & Organic Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free & Cruelty Free Sustainable ingredients Recyclable packaging Contains 80 grams (almost 100 servings) Caffeine free Boosts energy naturally

Repurchase- Already have

Modern Era Naturals Lipo-Capsulated Vitamin C
This product is much better absorbed than traditional supplements. This product along with other supplements from the same brand did wonders for me when I was going through a bout of vertigo. These products are pricey but really worth it if you can afford it.

From Modern Era Naturals: All of our ultra-absorbable liposomal supplements offer a whopping 90% better absorption rate than traditional supplements.  This means more of the nutrients you need, delivered directly to your cells.  All of our products are gluten-free, allergy-free, vegan and offer a money back guarantee. 

Repurchase- Yes

BHI ( Heel) Calming Homeopathic Tablets 
Claims: For Nervous Tension, Irritability, Sleeplessness. This homeopathic complex has been one of my go-to products for sleep for years now. It's usually the one homeopathic remedy that will work and send me over the edge into sleep when I need it.

Repurchase- Yes

Hyland's Calms Forte Sleep Aid
I've had this for so long and haven't really used it as I prefer the BHI one (above) for my sleep issues. However, this one can be helpful and does have a subtle calming action. I like to take this one occasionally as needed during the daytime.

Repurchase- Possibly

BHI Exhaustion Homeopathic Tablets
Claims: For fatigue, stress, overexertion, stress, insomnia. Unfortunately, this one doesn't work for me. I will stick to the BHI Calming tablets (above) which work much better for me.

Repurchase- No. Looks like it's discontinued anyway. 😋

There you have it, another trip through my trash. 

I hope you enjoyed reading about what I loved and not so much.

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