Empties from September – October 2016

I realize it is no longer October… but I wrote a draft post 2 months ago, and I don’t feel like updating it with all the empties from November!

Here is a look at the products I used up in the past 2 months.

 

Jordana 12 Hour Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil

I’ve repurchased this pencil several times, so I’m surprised that I never wrote a review for it. It is very affordable and very creamy. I like my eyeliner to be dark brown rather than black, since black just seems to make my eyes look very harsh.

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Maybelline lipstick

I think I bought this 4 years ago… I continued to use it since it didn’t smell off, but the shade name has rubbed off, so I have no idea what this product is called!

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Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray (link goes to my review)

Apparently this is the same product as the Urban Decay setting spray. I like that Skindinavia ships abroad!  I recommend that you wait for a sale – there are always sale codes around so it doesn’t make sense to pay full price.

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MKB cleansing oil

This is an off brand product from Matsumoto Kiyoshi, a Japanese drugstore. I originally picked this up because it was significantly cheaper than brand name cleansing oils. Surprisingly, I like this much better than other oils, and I have repurchased this several times.

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Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub (link goes to my review)

I bought this product when I went to New York this spring because there were advertisements EVERYWHERE.  I liked it… but I didn’t like that it did not rinse off cleanly.

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Seabreeze Deo + Water deodorant (link goes to my review)

I have repurchased this so many times. I refill a small spray bottle with this product because the original packaging is just not easy to use.
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Gatsby Ice Deodorant Body Paper Ice Citrus (link goes to my review)

This is another must have for the summer. This is the strongest body wipe that I’ve found, and the cooling sensation lasts for some time.

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Bath and Body Works body lotion in Honolulu Sun

This was not a memorable body lotion for me. In the winter, I try not to use fragranced body lotions as the perfume irritates my skin.

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Rohto Z! eye drops

These were the STRONGEST eye drops on the market… until Rohto came out with an even stronger version.

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I’m so behind on my blog posts!

xoxo, K

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Review: Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray

This is a review of the Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray.

A while ago, the setting spray from Skindinavia was extremely hyped on beauty blogs. Apparently, Skindinavia also produces the Urban Decay All-Nighter spray, so many people wanted to compare the two. I bought the primer spray together with the setting spray from Skindinavia’s website.
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What it does: (from the Skindinavia website)
Pore-clogging silicone primers have no place on your face! Get perfect makeup now and a virtually poreless, more even-toned complexion later. Our lightweight, silicone-free primer mist delivers a smooth canvas for impeccable, long-wear makeup application, and offers long-term skin benefits you’ll love as well!

 

Price: this product is available in 2 sizes: $35 for 4 oz, or $49 for 8 oz

 

Availability: This product is available on the Skindinavia website. Skindinavia also ships worldwide.

 

Pros:

  • This product did a decent job of helping my makeup last all day
  • After I applied this product and let it dry, my skin did not feel sticky like some long-wear primers
  • Skindinavia regularly has some kind of promotion going on, such as free shipping or an extra trial size of product

Cons:

  • Since this product is a liquid that sprays out, I had to wait for it to dry before applying my foundation. I prefer setting sprays so that I can do something else while the product dries
  • This product is not sweat proof, so this product was not effective during the hot days of summer

 

Would I repurchase? Maybe. I like how this product makes my makeup last, but it does not work in the summer when I need the most long lasting makeup.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my review!

xoxo, K

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Review: Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray

It’s summer, which means that my number one focus is how to keep my makeup on my face. Between the heat and humidity in Japan, sometimes my makeup melts off within a few hours!

 

I found out about the Skindinavia makeup setting spray online. Skindinavia products are available through their website and they ship abroad!
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What it does: (from the Skindinavia website)

The original authority on makeup finishing sprays, Skindinavia is the definitive go-to when you want your makeup to have that on-going ‘just-applied’ look! Clinically-proven to keep colors vibrant and make creasing concealer and faded foundation a thing of the past, consider this your barrier against makeup meltdown. Applies as a lightweight, breathable mist to set liquid and powder makeup and holds your makeup in place for up to 16 hours.

 

Price: $39 for 8 oz

 

Availability: Skindinavia products are available through their website.

 

Pros:

  • My foundation lasts longer on my face compared to when I apply this spray
  • The spray is very fine

 

Cons:

  • This product helps my foundation last against the oils in my skin, but it doesn’t help so much against sweat.

 

Would I repurchase?  Yes. 

 

If your skin produces more oil in the summer, this product can help your foundation last longer. However, if your foundation melts off because of sweat, this product does not really help your foundation become waterproof.  I still find that when I blot the sweat off of my face, foundation comes off.  I’m still looking for a product which will protect my foundation against sweat!

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

xoxo, K

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