August 18, 2011

July Empties

☑ 100% Pure Body Cream (samples) review

The first thing that struck me with this body cream was the scent. My favorite by far was Green Apple - yum! They all smell amazing - and I'm not talking about that cheap chemical scent! I wish the scent would last longer on the skin but this body cream is still a pleasure to use regardless. As for the texture, it's just what I was expecting for a body cream: deliciously rich, non greasy and fast absorbing. There is a wide variety of scents available and they are all vegan, except Honey Almond, which is vegetarian.

Repurchase: yes!

What I'm currently using to replace it: Jergens Naturals Aloe Soothing Body Moisturiser with Cucumber

☑ LaRocca Skincare 24k C-Gold Gel (sample) review

Can you believe this product costs $143 for 1oz? Crazy right? I didn't notice any improvment regarding the clarifying, brightening and firming of the skin. Maybe I'm too young for this? But one thing I can tell for sure is that this gel is really moisturizing, and it leaves my skin sooooo soft and smooth! I couldn't stop touching my face after applying it! As it's a gel, the texture is light, but I still think it's a little heavy for a gel - it takes some times for the product to be absorbed into the skin. It doesn't feel greasy though.

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Antipodes Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum

☑ Clarins Toning Lotion Alcohol-Free with Camomille (sample)

I bought this for $5 on a whim at the first Clarins warehouse sale I attended... $5 for a sample size they aren't even allowed to sale... I think it was the first warehouse sale I ever attended but since thne, trust me I've learned what it worth it and what is not worth it. I don't think this product is worth the price, as a toner is a toner, right?

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion (sample)


  1. I haven't done this post for a long time:) But I don't have empties;DDDD

  2. $5 for a sample size is pretty expensive! :-O

  3. $5 sample? Toner isn't even necessary, hmph!

  4. I don't use toners because I don't feel that they work at least for me. And that was pricey for a small sample.

  5. @Cerina @Sarah S. @Pammy : I know girls, I feel so stupid! At least I learned from my mistake... never again!

  6. I loved those 100% Pure body cream samples as well! I liked how they absorbed pretty fast into the skin and yes, they smelled yummy!

  7. $143!!holy crap that's crazy! but lucky you had a sample to try it and see its not super amazing.
    I know this is an empties post but you made me want to try the Jergens Naturals Aloe Soothing Body Moisturizer with Cucumber! =D

  8. 143? I think my (empty, alas) wallet had a mini heart attack at the sound of that.
    Ah, I like everything cucumber-ish.

  9. Holy that LaRocca is costly, good thing you don't LOVE it! Love these posts Gaby :)

  10. I love 100% Pure scents they are spot on and like you said no chemically fake smell but they don't last as long as I wish they did. Shame!