November 03, 2011

October Empties

☑ Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer (sample)

I don't usually use primers and I'm not sure this one really did something - at least I didn't notice a brightening effect.

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Benefit The POREfessional 

☑ Avon ANEW Rejuvenate Mineral Facial Rinse-Off Treatment

I bought this a long time ago and I must admit I rarely used it. It's basically a clay mask to me (despite its fancy name) and it did nothing special. You could buy a super cheap clay mask at the drugstore and it would work just as well.

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Elemis FreshSkin Face Mask Duo

Repurchase: no because as far as I know, you can't purchase this mask separately (it comes in a duo with the Deep Clean Purifying Face Mask , which did nothing for my dry skin)

What I'm currently using to replace it: other face masks

☑ Fruits & Passion Orange Cantaloup Foaming Bath

Smells nice in the bottle but almost nothing once poured in the bath. Very average foam that lasts about 10 minutes. Disappointing for the price.

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: random bath treats

☑ Dove Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care (30mL)

I think this did left my hair softer but I can't really tell as I always use a leave-in conditioner after washing my hair anyway. It has a nice thick texture though!

Repurchase: no, Unilever tests on animals

What I'm currently using to replace it: Alberto Moisture Soak Conditioner

Repurchase: no as I'm sure I can find aloe vera products that work just as well at a fraction of the price

What I'm currently using to replace it: George's Light Special Moisturizing Lotion

☑ mark. Mist Opportunity Multi-Tasking Refresher with kiwi/grapefruit 

I got this a loooooong time ago when I became an Avon rep as reps have access to amazing discounts and this was included in a special mark. starter kit. I use this every morning as a toner instead of washing my face with soap because it's so dry, but I don't feel it really did something for my face. I'm glad I finally used it up!

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Equate Exfoliating Cleansing Towelettes (60 towelettes)

☑ Mario Badescu Kiwi Face Scrub (sample)

At first, I fell in love with this scrub because of its amazing smell and because it's so gentle... but after continuous use, I realized it did nothing for my skin... and it started to make the area around my mouth burn! Maybe I have an allergy to something in this scrub?

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Bioré Daily Recharging Detoxify Daily Scrub 


  1. J'ai le eye primer Benefit FY Eye (qui je pense est dicontinuue) et c'est aussi tres decevant....

  2. I love your empties posts b/c they are quick to the point and it's nice to know what you're trying next :)

  3. I love these posts! "That Girl" primer was kinda...crap haha It did nothing for me but left a weird texture on my face!


    LovwFaye xoxo

  4. I loved the Elemish mask but it's so annoying that you can't purchase it seperately and have to buy a bunch of the sample packs in order to get it!

  5. Really enjoyed this post!! I too was an Avon rep and have loads of products which are all hyped up but seem abit..crap! lol

    Stay safe & happy xxxx


  6. @ Ms Bubu : J'étais assez déçue après tout le hype qu'il y a autour des produits Benefit! Tant pis...

    @Sarah S. : I'm glad you liked them! They help me keep track of everything (:

    @ LoveFayexoxo : Exactly! I can't even explain that weird feeling on my skin after applying this product... how strange!

    @Cherry : Totally! I think it's so stupid and I definitely don't love this mask enough to repurchase the duo...

    @PerfectlyPink: Ahahah glad to know I'm not the only one who fell for some crappy products ahah!

  7. The Mark products always sound so nice to me but I am usually disappointed once trying them, I think I will stay clear from these ones as well.
    I really want to try the PoreFessional! I am wondering how you like it so far??