Take A Peek At My October Empties!

It’s empties time again! I love sharing what products I use up, and what I think of them. Without further ado, let’s dive in!


L’Oréal Sleek It Iron Heat Spray

Price: $3.97, Amazon

This is my second bottle of this heat protection spray. It works well in keeping my hair from getting damaged when I blow dry my hair. For the price, I think this works great!

Verdict: A Beauty Must Have!


Maybelline Snapscara

Price: $5.84, Amazon

This mascara is supposed to be easy to put on and easy to take off. Sadly, neither was the case. The wand was awkward to use, and I had to scrub just as hard to take off. The volume was decent, but lashes didn’t hold a curl.

Verdict: Bottom of the Waste Basket!


Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara

Price: $9.99, Walmart

I definitely liked this mascara much better. I like the wand, and the formula gives good length. That said, there’s not a lot of volume. It’s not surprising considering it’s advertised as a lengthening mascara. I love to layer it with L’Oréal Paradise or Two Faced Better Than Sex mascara. On its own, it’s average.

Verdict: Meh… It’s Okay



L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation

Price: $11.97, Walmart

I am on my second bottle of this foundation. It makes my skin look smooth and lasts all day. Plus I love the SPF 25 in it.

Verdict: A Beauty Must Have!


Juicy Couture Perfume

Price: $58, Ulta

This scent is a classic. It smells sweet and fruity, which are my favorite notes in a perfume. Ben says I smell like peaches when I wear it. I like varying my perfumes, so I will be buying something else next time. That said, it’s a good choice.

Verdict: Not Too Shabby!


Pudaier Glitter Liquid Eyeshadow

Price: $5, Wish

I love this so much that I already bought a replacement. It has a punch of glitter and looks great layered with other eyeshadows. You can read a more in-depth beauty review here.

Verdict: A Beauty Must Have!


Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment

Price: $59 (Full Size), Sephora

I got this sample for my birthday as a Sephora beauty insider member last year. This mask is spendy, but does do a pretty good job at spot treating acne. I can’t use it as a full face mask, as it irritates my skin. So there is that…

Verdict: Not Too Shabby!


Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

Price: $68 (full size), Sephora

I also got this as a Sephora birthday present. Sadly I wasn’t impressed. It did a good job as a basic moisturizer, but nothing more. For the price, I don’t think it’s worth the money.

Verdict: Meh… It’s Okay


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.

Sparkle and Shine with… Pudaier Liquid Eyeshadow!

There are some treasures I can’t help but share. This eyeshadow is one of those little gems. I love it so much that I am on my second tube!

This glitter eyeshadow is just beautiful. It has great shine, layers well on top of powder eyeshadow. And, not only does it work well – it’s only $5 on Wish!

I have tried four colors, and my favorite is #7, a gold shade, as shown above. My second favorite is #17, a baby pink.

Stila makes comparable liquid eyeshadow -I did a post on their Jezebel (Rose Gold) Liquid Eyeshadow. This works just as well, but for a fraction of the price! I definitely recommend.

If you would like to get 50% off your first order at Wish, you can use my referral coupon code:

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If you would like to try this eyeshadow, you can buy it here.

(You can also buy it on Amazon for $7.79.)

Stay tuned next time, until my next beauty review!

XOXO,

Dana Maye


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, and I did not receive any compensation. There is an affiliate link, which proceeds help me buy more makeup to review! All opinions are my own.

Take A Peek At My August Empties!

It’s that time again! Here are my empties for August.


Garnier Fructis Whole Blends Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner

I tried this shampoo/conditioner duo after loving the Honey Treasures version. I definitely like Honey Treasures better. This duo is a little too heavy and weighs down my hair.

Verdict: Into the Waste Basket


Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo

I got this travel size version and fell in love with the dry shampoo. It works well to soak up oil without getting my scalp too gritty. The scent is nice too. I will definitely be repurchasing!

Verdict: A Beauty Must-Have!


And that’s it for today!

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I Tried … Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow!

I tried out a fun liquid eyeshadow by Stila! I love the fun metallic shine. I find it hard to get this kind of shine from a regular powder eyeshadow palette.

I got a beautiful rose gold shade called Jezebel. It stood out to me when I was at Ulta, experimenting with different colors and shades.

I am wearing the Stila eyeshadow on the inner corner of my eyelids.

It does retail for $22, which is more expensive than my typical drugstore finds, but I think it is worth the price!

Makeup Worn:

  • Loreal Infallible 24 Hour Foundation in Rose Ivory
  • CoverGirl TruNaked Peach Punch Eyeshadow Palette 🍑
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl
  • Nars Orgasm Blush
  • Elf Bronzer in Sunkissed
  • Sephora Eyeliner in Suntan
  • Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow in Jezebel
  • Hard Candy Cashmere Silk Lipgloss in Sorbet
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Whiskey
  • Maybelline Stiletto Mascara

Disclaimer: I purchased this product myself and am not receiving any compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

December Empties with Heather Marie!

 

Everyone please welcome back Heather Marie, my awesome sister and amazing blog contributor. This month, she is sharing her December Empties.

(Note: This post is not sponsored, and all products were purchased myself. No affiliate codes are present either. As always, my opinions are my own.)


A little about Heather:

 

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“My name is Heather Gooss and I’m a cook, a card crafter, a painter, an amateur pianist, a skilled movie watcher, and a book lover. Professionally, I’m almost done with my degree in applied mathematics and am working part time. I also own a bath bomb business, called ReeRee’s Bath and Body!”



Lancome Eye Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover (Sample Size)

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I found this to work better than drug store make up removers. But I still had to wipe a few times to get all my mascara off. Note that I was using a waterproof mascara. It has a very slick texture and a little went a very long way. Overall, I would purchase this again. But next time I think I’ll try something else, just to explore.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


Lancome Hypnose Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara, Sample Size

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I love this mascara. It applies very smoothly and covers evenly. I felt like it made my lashes look longer and fuller. It is a very intense black. This mascara lasted all day, but was not perfectly waterproof. If I cried, it would smear just a little. Overall, I will definitely purchase this again!

Rating: A Beauty Must-Have!



Lancome Cis Booster XL Vitamin-Infused Mascara Primer, Sample Size

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I felt like I went through my sample size really fast. I felt like it helped my mascara go on smoother and helped my lashes look longer. I would buy this again, but I might also try another brand’s version first.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner

I bought this because I have an oily complexion and this often makes my eyeliner smear. I found that, although this eyeliner is waterproof, it is not oil proof. So it did smear pretty badly throughout the day. However, the marker tip made it easy to apply and the color was great. I feel like this would be a great option for someone without an oily complexion.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation

I love, love, loved this foundation! It applied very nicely, gave great medium coverage and lasted all day! It was great at making sure I didn’t look too oily. It also did not move around too much on my face throughout the day. I am a convert and I won’t buy anything else in the future!

Rating: A Beauty Must-Have!


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance

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This primer has a very subtle shimmer to it that makes gives a nice glow. It applied well and a little went a long way. I think it helped keep my foundation in place and helped it apply more smoothly. It worked well for my oily complexion. I would buy this again but I might try something else in between my next purchase.

Rating: Meh, It’s Okay…


 

That’s it for today’s Empties with Heather Marie! Stay tuned until next month!

November Beauty Buys

I am starting a new beauty review series, called Monthly Beauty Buys. Today’s November Beauty Buys features hair care, body wash and a couple of cosmetics.

(Note: This post is not sponsored, and all products were purchased myself. No affiliate codes are present either. As always, my opinions are my own.)


Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo & Conditioner

Where: Walmart, $3.47 each

I have been using this duo for a week. So far, I love it! My hair is bouncy and shiny again. My scalp seems more balanced too – I can go a second day without my hair throwing a greasy fit. Since shampoos can be tricky, I will let you know what I think in a future empties post, once I finish it up.


 

Suave Essentials Milk & Honey Splash Body Wash

Where: Walmart, $1.88

I forgot how much I love Suave body wash! The price is great, and they smell fantastic. (As you can see, I am on a bit of a honey kick lately. ☺️) The one thing I will say is that the formula is very thin. I recommend using a washcloth or a loofah to make this body wash last longer.


 

L.A. Colors Contour Stick in Light

Where: Dollar Tree, $1

This was a surprise find! I chucked this little beauty in my shopping basket, not expecting much from it. I was surprised to find that it worked perfect as an under-eye concealer. In fact, it works better than my L’Oréal True Match Concealer (shade: n1)! I plan to go back and stock up on a few more.


 

Wet ‘N Wild Photofocus Foundation in Shell Ivory

Where: Walmart, $4.68

I bought this foundation mainly because I was being cheap. But, I was pleasantly surprised! It stays all day, and has good coverage. I also love that it isn’t too cakey, drying — or shiny.

I might try the fair-warm shade next time, instead of the fair-neutral. Although my skin is neutral toned, this formula leans a little too cool for my complexion.

That said, I think I found a new favorite!


 

L’Oréal Infallible Liquid Lipstick in Candy Man

Where: Walnart, $7.94

First off, this lipstick smells like chocolate pudding and brownies, which is ah-mazing!

Secondly, this is my all-time favorite formula for liquid lipstick. It stays on all day, and only slightly fades through meals. It isn’t drying, and looks fantastic.

You can read my in-depth review on the L’Oréal Infallible Liquid Lipstick.


 

That’s it for my November Beauty Buys post. Let me know if you have any products you would like me to try!

November Empties with Dana Maye!

Here is my latest empty post! This month’s beauty products center around hair and skincare.

(Note: This post is not sponsored, and all products were purchased myself. No affiliate codes are present either. As always, my opinions are my own.)



Empty #1: Maui Moisture Curl Quench + Coconut Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Where: Walmart, $5.97 each

I decided to try out a sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, plant-derived shampoo. This one is all of that and more. Instead of the primary ingredient being water, it is aloe vera juice, and so on.

For the first week, my hair seemed to love it. But after that, my hair began to lose its shine. My hair also became brittle, and began to break quite a bit, which was disappointing.

I haven’t tried any of the other shampoo and conditioner duos in this line, and I don’t intend to. I am trying a different shampoo & conditioner from the Garnier Fructis Whole Blends line. You can read about it in my November Buys post.

Rating: Bottom of the Waste Basket!



Empty # 2: L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 103 Natural Buff

Where: Walmart, $8.97

I loved this foundation. It lasted all day on me, which was exactly what I was looking for. I loved the even, flawless coverage, and that it was light enough for my freckles to still peek through. Without primer, I found it a tiny bit drying. With primer, it gave me the perfect demi-matte skin that I prefer.

Tip: I bought this foundation two shades too dark, so I used bronzer on my neck until I was able to finish it up.

I am a big fan of L’Oreal products, so I’m not surprised this one was a big hit for me. I will definitely buy  this foundation again, just not now. This month, as I am trying to save money, I bought the Wet ‘N Wild Photo Focus foundation. You can read more about it in my November Buys post.

Rating: A Beauty Must-Have!


Empties #3: Wet ‘N Wild Photofocus Matte Finish Setting Spray

Where: Walmart, $4.68

I love setting sprays. They are so helpful in keeping makeup looking fresh all day long. This one in particular helped keep my eye shadow (especially glitter eye shadow) looking flawless all day. The mist isn’t as fine as I wanted, but that only affected the experience of using the spray, not its performance. It kept my eye shadow, blush and contour on, which is what matters.

I do have to say that when looking at price-per-ounce, the L’Oreal Infallible Setting Spray is the same price. So, next time I buy a setting spray, I will try the L’Oreal version. That said, this is a great setting spray -and is the perfect size for travel!

Verdict: A (Cheap) Beauty Musthave!


Empty #4: OleHenriksen Truth Facial Water

Where: T.J. Maxx, $12

This spray smelled refreshing and lovely, but made no difference on my skin what so ever. Since, this is a Sephora-level skincare brand, I was hoping that it would at least help my skin look a little more refreshed and quenched. Sadly, it only made my face look wet.  This mist was very harsh too, which made using it a little jarring. It did smell good, and didn’t burn my skin, which is a plus…

I will definitely try a difference facial water spray next time.

Verdict: Bottom of the Waste Basket


 

Empty #5: Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

Where: Sephora, free luxury sample (Full Size: $58)

I absolutely loved this hydration gel. It was the perfect moisturizer! I loved applying it underneath makeup, because it didn’t cause my foundation and primer to slide, or look too cakey or oily. Over the time of using it, my combination skin looked more balanced.

Due to the price, it will probably be a while before I buy it, but I do definitely think it is worth the cost. Perhaps as a birthday splurge.

Verdict: A (Luxury) Beauty Musthave! 


 

Empty #6: Phoera Liquid Eyeshadow in 101 Cream

Where: Wish.com, $3

This metallic liquid eye shadow is meant to be a knock-off of the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eye shadow. I have tried both, and this one is nowhere near the Stila version. That said, it is still very pretty. If applied with an eye shadow primer, it lasts a long time, and the glitter is beautiful, if a little chunky. I was worried that being so cheap, it would sting my sensitive eyes, but it was actually very gentle.

I am trying out another wish.com liquid eye shadow, which you can learn more about in my November Buys post.

Verdict: A (Cheap) Beauty Musthave!



 

That’s it for now!

Dana Maye