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Products I’ve Used Up #3

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to share with you the massive amount of stuff I’ve used up since last time I did one of these posts almost 7 months ago.

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I’ve been trying to make sure I use up a lot of the items I have open, in particular skin care. And with that, I’ll show you what I’ve used up!

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Products I’ve Used Up #2

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to show you all of the products I’ve used up since the last time I posted about it. I have a TON of stuff I’ve used up, and I am also getting rid of some stuff that is just too old to use or I don’t really like. ¬†Get ready for a long post!

First I’m going to show you all the things I’ve used up, then I’ll go through all of the other stuff I am getting rid of!

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Products I’ve Used Up #1

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to show you things I’ve used up recently!

I always find these kinds of posts or videos very insightful. Unless you really love a product, using up something takes a bit of effort. Especially when you’re like me and buy a bunch of things to try.

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This group of items are all skincare related. I find it very difficult to use up makeup (because I have way too much of it, yet I still buy more. Why can’t I stop?), but when I do it’ll be included in future posts like this!

I managed to finish a lot of stuff close together recently, so this is going to be quite a long list!

First up are some hand creams!

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I go through hand cream like no tomorrow, as I’m constantly washing my hands at home and at school. These two are the perfect size for traveling (25g) or leaving your bag so it’s easy to use them throughout the day. These two are from Crabtree & Evelyn, and are a little on the pricey side, but I find I always come back to them. One is in the Citron (honey and coriander) scent and the other is the La Source Hand Therapy. I love them both, but the one I always find myself purchasing again is the La Source one. It just smells so good and is so relaxing! If you only pick one, I would go with this!

Next up are two mascaras!

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One is a travel mini of Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash (something that I may want to repurchase) and the other is by CK One. I liked both of these, but I definitely prefer the brush style of the Benefit mascara versus the plastic applicator of the CK One mascara. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing that one again for that reason, but I will say that it made my lashes look really long and pretty! I just find that other mascaras with more comfortable wands do that just as well, haha.

I have also used up a tube of the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Mousse Sunscreen.

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I absolutely love this stuff! It’s SPF 50+ and PA++++ so it has great sun protection and the formula also feels so great on the skin! Not heavy like the American sunscreens! It only comes in one size however, which is kind of a bummer. I like the current size for traveling as its small and easy to carry, but I wish I came in a bigger tube that I can leave at home, since I use it every day and go through it faster than I’d like. However, it’s pretty affordable, so I don’t mind having to purchase it often.

I have also used up a few lip balms recently.

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First is the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, which is my all-time favorite lip balm! I always have one with me and I usually buy it in multiples so that I have backups, lol. I think this is one of those products you either love or hate, and I absolutely love it!

Next is a mini size of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15. I thought this lip balm was pretty good, it was quite moisturizing and had SPF, which I really appreciate! It smells really good too! However, I’m not sure if I can justify the cost of buying this again. A full sized tube is $22 and I still prefer my Burt’s Bees lip balm as it has a longer lasting power. So I probably won’t be purchasing this again, but if you get a small mini size it’s definitely worth trying for yourself! I know some people swear by it!

Next up is a few skincare items. Some I purchase regularly and one was actually a free sample I got a while back.

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First I’ll talk about the free sample! This is the Shiseido Benefique NT Cleansing Foam. I enjoyed this product, as it was meant for those with dry skin, like myself! It didn’t leave me feeling like my skin was super tight after use and it had a really pleasant smell. The downside is that this line is difficult to find in the U.S. The Benefique line is only found in certain Shiseido boutiques, typically near Asian markets, which is how I got this sample. Because it’s difficult to find, I’m probably not going to repurchase this and stick to cleansers I have already, haha.

The other skincare items are two Clinique products, the All About Eyes eye cream and the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. I love both of these products and have already repurchased them many times over the past few years. The lotion is my favorite moisturizer and I love that Clinique’s products have no added fragrance, as I have sensitive skin and have to be careful with what I use.

The last group of items are two trial-sized makeup removers, Clinique’s Take The Day Off and Lancome’s Bifacil.

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I get tons of these little trial sized makeup removers as gifts with purchase, so I haven’t had to actually buy a makeup remover in years, haha. I’ve used both of these multiple times and I find they both work pretty well at removing my eye makeup. I feel like they are both pretty similar, but if I had to buy one I might get the Clinique remover, since it’s considerably cheaper ($18.50 vs. $39!).

That’s it for this round of used-up products! Have you guys used any of these? What have you used up recently? Let me know in the comments!

 

The Lip Product Addict Tag

Hello!

I first saw this tag on Essiebutton’s YouTube channel, and then I saw it in blog format on Beautyholics Anonymous, which made me want to try it in blog format too!

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Of all of the makeup I buy, most of it is either eyeshadow or lip products, so I thought this tag would be perfect! On to the questions!

Favorite Balm/Lip Treatment

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Definitely the Original Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. I’ve been using this for years and even when I try others, I make sure to have this one with me at all times. Some people might not enjoy the minty scent, but I really love it! And I like the thickness of it too. It doesn’t wear off as easily, so I don’t have to apply it constantly.

Best Eye-Catching Red

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I don’t actually own many reds, but I really love this one! It’s the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in the shade number 111, Kiss of Life. I feel like this is flattering on my skin tone, which is lucky because I hadn’t tried reds before this, haha. It smells really good too, like watermelon candy!

Best Luxury and Best Drugstore Lip Product

Best Drugstore:

I couldn’t decide between them, so I split them by region!

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Korean: The Etude House lip tints! These are amazing and so affordable! I want to buy all of the shades! They do get a little drying (but I feel all lip tints do), but I reach for them constantly!

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American: The Revlon Lip Butters! I know not everyone loves these, but I am someone who does! They feel so creamy and moisturizing on the lips and they have a great selection of shades. My favorite is the hot pink one called sorbet!

Best Luxury:

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I’ll be honest and say that I don’t own too many luxury lip products. I tend to buy ones from the drugstore more often since it’s not too expensive if I want more than one color, haha. However, I love this Dior Fluidstick! I have the shade 575 Wonderland, and it’s this amazing red-pink color! It’s extremely pigmented, smells good, has shine, and lasts for around 4 to 5 hours without eating. I will say they are pretty expensive, so I don’t know if I’ll buy another shade. This one just really grabbed my attention!

Best Mac Lipstick

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This one is really easy for me, seeing as I only have one Mac lipstick in my collection. It’s a limited edition shade that’s currently being re-promoted (I think) called No Faux Pas. It’s such a beautiful matte fuchsia that I feel will look flattering on almost all skintones. I swatched it one and fell in love, haha.

The Most Disappointing Lip Product

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I have three products I really couldn’t choose between, however due to the hype around it, I would say Benefit’s Benetint has been the most for me.

This color is so beautiful, but It just doesn’t last on my lips! It goes away within an hour, which is the opposite of what a lip tint should do. I have a Tony Moly lip tint that’s about the same color and it lasts way longer for being only about $3. So glad I didn’t buy the full size, as this came in a set with some other products.

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I’m also disappointed in the ddung lipstick from the F/W Natural Makeup Memebox. It’s been kind of hard to work with and I dropped it the other day and it got really beat up and broke. Not the best lipstick in my opinion. I think I liked it more before.

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The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid in Shocking Coral was also a bit of a disappointment for me. I love the color and it looks great on, but I can’t stand the taste and smell! It smalls just like playdoh and tastes salty! Not very happy.

Lipliner- Yes or No?

Not much to say about this one, since I don’t own any lipliners. I’m willing to try one though!

The Best Lip Gloss

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I would have to say my favorite lip gloss is the Maybelline Color Elixirs! These have a really nice plush feel to them and they last around 4 hours, which is great for a lip gloss! However, they are on the thicker side, so if you don’t enjoy that you probably won’t like these. But the pigmentation is really great for a lipgloss! And they’re super shiny too! So when I’m in the mood to wear a lip gloss, I typically go for one of these, haha. It also reminds me of the Dior Fluidsticks too, so if that’s not in your budget, I’d give this a try first!

Something Extra

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I love bright lip colors! I gravitate to them like bees do to flowers, haha. I love how they can take a simple look up a notch and they just make me happy to look at! Honestly that’s why I wear them all the time, haha.

That’s it for the Lip Product Addict Tag! What did you think of it? What are some of your favorite lip products? I would love to see your answers to this tag in a blog post or the comments!