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February 2014 Empties

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Sorry for being so quiet everyone. I had a couple of vacation getaways with friends, then family. Now that I’m fully recharged, I’m ready to get back into this. So let’s go!

First up is my long overdue February empties. Let’s take a look at what I went through the past month.

 

February 2014 Empties

Too Faced  Shadow Insurance

This stuff is like a magnet for eyeshadows and eyeliners. Once primed, both eyeliner and eyeshadow stay put! Even on my oily lids and watery eyes, this stuff works really well. Unfortunately, I’m nowhere near finishing this tube and the contents are separating. I’m sad to toss this one out, but on the other hand, it’s given me the chance to open another eyeshadow primer I’ve been hoarding – the Urban Decay Primer Potion!

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP

For those with a larger budget, this baume is really really amazing. The dryness goes away and it lasts. I mostly used it on my hands at night, but the few times I used it during the day, it’s kept my hands nice and soft all day. I got this little sample tube from my doctor but will definitely purchase a full size.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

I used this on my really bad eczema spots and the results were amazing for me. The dryness was significantly reduced, it helped heal the open skin and cracked areas, and the formula is gentle enough that it didn’t sting or further irritate the area. It’s too bad this little sample tube was so small. I would have loved to use it longer!

Eucerin Complete Repair Moisturizing Lotion

This stuff is fantastic for really dry skin. The winter has been really harsh on my skin and this brings back moisture right away. I found that it soaks in dry, scaly skin (even on my eczema spots), but for areas that aren’t dry, it left a bit of a greasy feeling. This is great for those on a budget as they are readily available at any drugstores or big box stores.

Marcelle Nutrilux Supreme Comfort Body Cream

You can read about my review here. It offers immediate dryness relief but unfortunately, it’s not lasting. Not on my repurchase list, but if it ever comes back reformulated, I might give it a try.

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel and Recovery Night Cream

While in San Francisco last year, I wandered into the Jurlique store and walked out with a couple of samples. I only recently noticed an expiry date printed on the back of them so I hurried to use them up! The scent is pretty strong for both this and the night cream but I found it’s really good at hydrating my skin and keeping the dryness away. Amazingly enough, both packets (one for day, one for night application) lasted me 4 days! I love samples that last! I’m not sure if I’d repurchase this particular line because I do have skincare that I feel works equally as well, if not better than this one. I don’t think I’ll purchase this.

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Written by Jessica

March 20th, 2014 at 2:32 pm