Empties #5

Happy Sunday! It has been several months since my last empties post, and since then I have used a ton of products. Like with my previous empties posts, I will review each product then decide if I would repurchase it or not.

L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Mask: I received this mask in my June 2017 GoodieBox. This mask has a strong, but nice scent. There was enough product to use this for 2 masks, but I used it all at once. When I applied this mask to my cheeks, it irritated them a little, but I wore the mask for 10 minutes. The mask dried completely during this time, so it took some effort to wash it off. Afterwards, my face looked clean, felt soft, and despite the irritation, was not red. I would not repurchase this mask because I did not like the slight irritation on my cheeks.

$12.99 at L’Oréal

Rate: 8/10

MaskerAide Detox Diva Sheet Mask: I purchased this sheet mask for half off. This mask has a nice clean scent, but it was a bit big for my face. I wore this mask for 20 minutes, and I massaged the excess product into my face and neck. Afterwards, my face felt soft and moisturized, but I did not notice a difference in my pores. I would not repurchase this mask because without the discount it is a bit expensive.

$6.99 CAD / $6 at MaskerAide

Rate: 6/10

Garnier Skin Active Aqua Face Mask: I had some dry areas on my face after using the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, so I decided to try this mask. This mask has a nice scent, and there was more than enough product. I could have probably used this mask twice, but I used it all at once. I wore this mask for 10 minutes, and some of the product absorbed into my skin. Afterwards I massaged the excess product into my skin because the directions stated to not rinse it off. However, there was still a layer of product on my face, so I wiped it off with a cotton pad. My face did feel moisturized, but it also felt greasy from the excess product. I would not repurchase this mask because it is more of a moisturizer than a mask, and it left my face feeling greasy.

£1.50 / $2 at Boots

Rate: 6/10

Love & Beauty by Forever 21 Deep Cleansing Cucumber Peel-Off Mask: I received this mask from a giveaway. This mask smells horrible like chemicals due to the 2nd and 3rd ingredients containing alcohol. This mask is also hard to get out of the pouch because it is so thick, and it is hard to apply to my face because it sticks to my fingers. I wore this mask for 20 minutes until it completely dried. This mask was painful to peel off especially on my cheeks and around my nose. The only good thing about this mask is that it left my face feeling moisturized and clean. Even though the pouch is resealable, I did not use this mask again and I would also not repurchase it because it is so difficult and painful to use.

$3.90 at Forever 21

Rate: 4/10

Miqura Anti Blemish Sheet Mask: I received this mask in my May 2017 GoodieBox. Unlike most sheet masks that are made out of cotton, this one is made from juice, and it has a nice scent. This mask is really thin and when I took off the outer layers, the mask stuck to itself like plastic wrap, which made it difficult to apply to my face. This mask had a decent fit though, and I wore it for 20 minutes. This mask easily peeled off and I massaged the excess product in. Afterwards, my face felt soft and clean, and the next day my blemishes were reduced. Even though I liked the results, I would not repurchase this mask because it was difficult to apply and it is expensive for a sheet mask.

69 kr / $11 at Miqura

Rate: 8/10

H&M Raspberry Leaf Face Mask: This mask is for combination skin, and it has a nice raspberry scent. This mask has more than enough product, and I could have used it at least 2 times, but I used it all at once. I wore this mask for 20 minutes and it mostly dried. This mask easily peeled off expect for a bit on my cheeks that I had to wash off. Afterwards, my face felt clean and smooth. I would not repurchase this H&M mask because they have masks with better results.

$3.99 at H&M

Rate: 8/10

Leaders Aloe Soothing Renewal Mask: I received this mask in my Marzia’s Summer Faves Box. This mask had a nice scent, a good fit, and I wore it for 20 minutes. I then massaged the excess product into my face and neck. Afterwards, my face felt soft and moisturized. I would repurchase this sheet mask, but I want to try other sheet masks from Leaders.

$5 at Leaders

Rate: 8/10

Beauty Formulas Charcoal Deep Absorbing Facial Mask: This is a 2 part mask that includes a cleanser and a mask. The gel cleanser did not have a strong scent, and it foamed up in water. The cleanser left my face feeling clean. On the other hand, the mask had a strong alcohol smell, but there was enough product to cover my face. Some of the mask stuck to my hands, which took a while to wash off. I wore this mask for 15 minutes and it dried completely. This mask was difficult to peel off because it was stuck to my face and it was especially painful to remove near my eyes and cheeks. A few areas of the mask did not want to peel off and I had to wash it off, which took a while like when I had the mask on my hands. Despite the pain, my face felt soft and looked really clean and oil-free. I would not repurchase this mask because it was too difficult and painful to peel off.

£4.99 / $6.50 for 4 at Amazon

Rate: 5/10


Ice Water EYES by ToGoSpa Under Eye Collagen Gel Masks: The package includes 3 treatments, and the eye masks were easy to apply. I wore the eye masks for 20 minutes, and they had a nice cooling effect. After the 20 minutes, the eye masks helped reduce my dark circles. I would repurchase these eye masks because they were effective and they are also more affordable compared to the Rodial eye mask.

$15 for 3 treatments at ToGoSpa

Rate: 9/10

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask: I received this eye mask in my July 2017 GoodieBox. This eye mask included 1 mask for each eye, and it also had a nice scent. I found this mask a little difficult to apply because it was so thin, but once I got it in place, it stayed put. I wore this eye mask for 30 minutes, and afterwards my under eye area felt moisturized, looked brighter, and my dark circles were reduced. Even though I like the result, I would not repurchase this mask because it is expensive for 1 mask.

£6.00 / $8 at Rodial

Rate: 8/10

Nivea Refining Clear-Up Strips: These strips include 4 nose strips and 4 chin/forehead strips. I wore these strips for 10-15 minutes and they easily peeled off. The strips removed most of the blackheads from nose, chin, and forehead, but they left a bit of the strip on my nose, but it easily washed off. I would repurchase these strips because they were pretty effective and I liked that it included chin and forehead strips too.

60 kr / $9 at Matas

Rate: 8/10

Derma V10 Deep Cleansing Nose Strips: I received these nose strips in a giveaway, and the package contained 6 pore strips. I applied these strips to my wet nose, and after 10-15 minutes I removed it. The strips easily peeled off, but they left some stickiness on my nose that I had to wash off. These strips removed some blackheads, but I would not repurchase them because they were not that effective.

£8.75 / $11 for 5 packs at Amazon

Rate: 6/10

Pure & Care Peeling Foot Mask: This foot mask included 2 socks that were a bit big for my feet, and the tape that was included to close the socks came off immediately because of the moisture. The mask also had an alcohol scent that I did not like. However, I wore these foot masks for 2 hours, and I was able to walk around in them. Afterwards I washed off my feet, and 2 days later the bottom of my feet near my toes started peeling followed by my heels and then the middle of my foot. My feet continued peeling for about 2 weeks, and afterwards my feet were left feeling soft and smooth. I would not repurchase this foot mask because I prefer other foot masks that do not have such a strong scent.

Not available online

Rate: 7/10

Miqura Premium Foot Mask: I received this foot mask in my August 2017 GoodieBox. After I washed my feet, I put on this foot mask. The adhesive tabs that were included were completely useless because there was no adhesion. I wore this foot mask for 20 minutes, and I could walk around in it. After the 20 minutes, I took off the foot mask and I did not rinse off my feet like the directions stated. My feet were soaked in product so I rubbed it in, and it took 5+ minutes for my feet to dry. My feet did feel soft after using this foot mask, but I would not repurchase it because the results were not as long-lasting as the peeling foot masks.

59 kr / $9 at Miqura

Rate: 6/10

Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strip: After trying both the Nivea and Derma V10 pore strips, I decided to try these. I wore these strips for 10 minutes, and it easily peeled off. This strip removed all the blackheads I had, but it did leave some black residue on my nose, but it easily rinsed off and left my nose looking clean and oil-free. I would repurchase these strips because they are the best at removing blackheads from my nose.

$7.49 at Ulta

Rate: 9/10


Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub: I received this scrub as a free gift from Ulta. There was enough product to use this scrub 3 times. This scrub had a strong menthol scent, and it felt rough on my face, which made it unpleasant to use. However, this scrub easily rinse off and my face felt clean and soft, but it also looked a little red. I would not repurchase this scrub because it was so rough on my skin.

$18 at Ulta

Rate: 4/10

First Aid Beauty Cleanser: I normally use this cleanser in the evening after removing my makeup. This cleanser does a great job of removing any excess makeup and oil, and it also leaves my face feeling clean and moisturized. I would repurchase this cleanser, but I am trying out different cleansers.

$20 at Ulta

Rate: 10/10

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire: I received this micellar water in my June 2017 GoodieBox. This micellar water was easy to use, and I was able to remove all of my makeup including my eye makeup. I would not repurchase this micellar water because I have other micellar waters that are as effective and more affordable.

£10.80 / $14 for 250 ml at Boots

Rate: 9/10

Ulta Beauty Makeup Remover Facial Towelettes: I received this as a freebie from Ulta, and this package contained 5 towelettes. These wipes are easy to use, and 1 wipe removes most of my makeup including my eye makeup. The package is also resealable so the wipes do not dry out. I would not repurchase these wipes because they are not as effective as I would like for makeup remover wipes.

$6 for 25 towelettes at Ulta

Rate: 7/10

Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Micellar Water: This micellar water is for normal skin, but it is gentle on my skin and removes all of my makeup including my eye makeup. This micellar water also leaves my face feeling moisturized. I would not repurchase this micellar water now because I have other micellar waters to use.

70 kr / $11 at Matas

Rate: 9/10

Soap & Glory Heel Genius: My feet occasionally get dry, so I would apply this foot lotion and then put on some socks. This lotion absorbed quickly and left my feet feeling moisturized. The only complaint I have is that I did not like the scent, but I would repurchase this foot cream because I loved the results.

$10 at Ulta

Rate: 9/10

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter: I used this body butter on my arms and legs after showering and it absorbed quickly and left my skin moisturized. This butter also had a nice fruity and flowery scent that lasts throughout the day. I would repurchase this body butter, but I have the Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Buttercream to try now.

$15 at Ulta

Rate: 10/10

Balance Me Super Moisturizing Hand Cream: I received this hand cream in my August 2016 GoodieBox. This cream had a nice, but strong scent from the essential oils, so it may not appeal to everyone. This cream also absorbed quickly without leaving my hands feeling greasy, and it left my hands soft and moisturized. I would not repurchase this hand cream now because I was given another one as a gift.

£14.50 / $19 for 100 ml at Balance Me

Rate: 9/10

Rfsu Intim Easy Shave Gel: I received this shave gel in my June 2017 GoodieBox. I used this shave gel on my legs, underarms, and bikini line. This gel was effective, but I did not like the clear color because it was difficult to tell if I applied it properly. However, this gel reduced irritation and I did not have to apply lotion on my legs after shaving. Even though I liked the results, I would not repurchase this shave gel because I did not like the clear color.

55 kr / $9 for 150 ml at Matas

Rate: 8/10

Palmolive Camellia Oil and Almond Shower Cream: I received this shower cream in my April 2017 GoodieBox. This shower cream had a nice floral and almond scent, and it cleaned my skin well. This shower cream also left a nice scent on skin and it left my skin feeling soft and moisturized. I would not repurchase this shower cream because this was not my favorite scent, and I have so many other shower gels to use.

50 kr / $8 for 650 ml at Matas

Rate: 9/10


Batiste Marrakech Dry Shampoo: This dry shampoo has a spicy aromatic scent, and I used it after not washing my hair for 3+ days. Like with all of Batiste’s dry shampoos, it makes my hair less oily without leaving any white residue. I would not repurchase this scent again because I prefer Batiste’s other scents.

Currently not available

Rate: 8/10

Batiste Floral Dry Shampoo: Floral is my favorite scent out of Batiste’s dry shampoos, and this dry shampoo also leaves my hair looking less oily without leaving any white residue in my hair. This dry shampoo is also easy to use because it comes in a spray form. I would repurchase this dry shampoo scent again.

$7.99 at Ulta

Rate: 9/10

Girlz Only Dawn Til Dusk Dry Shampoo: I received this dry shampoo in my June 2017 GoodieBox. This dry shampoo had a nice citrus like scent, and like with the Batiste dry shampoos, I used it after not washing my hair for 3+ days. This dry shampoo left my hair less oily and did not leave white residue in my hair, but I found that the results do not last all day like with Batiste. Even though this dry shampoo is much cheaper compared to Batiste, I would not repurchase it because it is not as long-lasting as Batiste.

£1 / $1 at Tesco

Rate: 8/10

Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub: This lip scrub is part of Lush’s winter collection. The lip scrub had a sweet blackcurrant scent with a hint of orange. The scrub was a little messy to use because of the sugar granules, but it was effective at reducing the dryness of my lips. I would not repurchase this scent again because I prefer Lush’s Mint Julips and Chocolate Lip Scrubs.

Currently not available

Rate: 9/10

Lush Mask of Magnaminty: I used this mask once a week, and it had a strong peppermint scent. I wore this mask for 10 minutes, and it dried completely. The mask washed off easily and it was also exfoliating. After washing off the mask, my face looked clean, felt smooth, and was moisturized. Over the next few days my face became clearer and less oily. I have already received another one of these masks for my birthday.

$10.95 – $22.95 at Lush

Rate: 10/10

Lush Tea Tree Water Toner: I used this toner after washing my face in the morning. The toner did not have a strong scent, and it absorbed quickly. After I used this toner for a few weeks, my face became soft and moisturized, and the toner reduced the oiliness and redness of my skin. Since my face had been less oily, I had less breakouts and even my hormonal breakouts were less severe. I have already received another toner for my birthday.

$14.95 – $28.95 at Lush

Rate: 10/10

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel: The shower gel had a sweet cotton candy, and it lathered well in the shower. The shower gel also cleaned my skin and left my skin with a subtle candy scent that lasted most of the day. I would repurchase this shower gel again, but it is only available during Lush’s winter collection.

Currently not available

Rate: 9/10


Have you tried any of these products?

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