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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Empties: August 2011

Hello, my Pretties!

I'm such a copy cat. I got the idea to do this new blog series from Gaby of Gaby's Beauty Blog and you can see her August Empties post HERE.

I know I'm a little late for this post since we are already in September but I decided what the heck, I'll do it anyway. (I'm already working on September's empties post!) I had finished these products last month but I've been so neglectful of my blog lately that this post just kept getting postponed.

Looks like a book but it's a little box.
I just had this little box sitting in my room with no function whatsoever so I decided to put it to work. I originally started saving my empties just to see myself actually finish a product. I usually don't, I have so much.

I keep my empty containers in here.
This was such a motivator for me! Seeing all these empty containers really made me want to finish even more stuff. I tried a Project 5 Pan a while back and failed miserably. This is like the same thing to me. I'm trying to finish all the products that I have already opened up before I start buying more.

Here are all my empties for August.
The Beauty Rush lotion didn't fit in the little box.
All of these products were used up 100%. I pinky swear! I should have cut open the tube of lotion like Gaby does so that you can see :)

Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush
Pool Party Lemonita Body Drink Lotion
200 mL/ 6.7 fl. oz.
This stuff is good! It's very thick, very moisturizing. The best part was that it smelled just like lemonade. It did! Just like lemons and sugar. Yum. I checked online and it is no longer available on the Victoria's Secret website. I'm sure it was a seasonal item for summer.

Avon Magix Tinted Face Perfector
M205 Medium
0.3 oz.
This stuff was really good too. It was a cream to powder like compact. The finish of the texture of my skin was so soft after applying this. Very smooth, like silk. The coverage was minimal. I don't need a lot of coverage for my face so that was OK for me. It worked well at minimizing my pores on my cheeks. Got to love that! This item was no longer on the Avon website. Booooo...

CVS Pharmacy Chap•Block Lip Balm
Lip Moisturizer
Skin Protectant/Sunscreen
Net. wt. 0.15 oz./ 4.3 g
I recently did my first favorites post, which you can see HERE, and I featured this product. I really like it. It works well for me. No taste, no color, no shine just a basic moisturizing lip balm. It's sells for $1.29 at your local CVS.

Revlon CustomEyes Mascara
001 Blackest Black
0.19 fl. oz./ 5.6 mL
This mascara worked so well for me. I have been loving mascara lately. If I can wear only one makeup item, it would be mascara. Before I would have said lipstick, no more! I love playing up my lashes because they can make my eyes appear bigger. This one worked well for me. It has two levels: one for length and drama and one for length and definition. At the twist of the top, you can choose what you need. I used the length and definition side more. When you twist the top, you can see the bristles on the wand change. You can buy this at Wal-Mart or drugstores but I cannot remember the price.

Mary Kay Oil-Free
Eye Makeup Remover
1 fl. oz./ 29 mL
This makeup remover was just a trial size that I got in a makeup bag a long while back. But let me tell you, this stuff is really good! It's oil free but it feels like oil. All eye makeup, even waterproof, is not match for this. It works great. CAUTION: DO NOT GET THIS IN YOUR EYES, IT STINGS! I would repurchase this. It is $15.00 for the full size version of 3.75 fl. oz. on the Mary Kay website.

Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil
200 Black Onyx
This is also from the drugstore and I also cannot remember the price on this but I did love it! It is a deep black self sharpening eye pencil that glided on perfectly. No tugging! That is major for me because I do have wrinkly eyelids so this definitely helped me get a smooth line the first time.

Avon Smooth Mineral Blush
M01 Golden Glow
2.5 g net. wt./ .09 oz.

Oh my goodness! Do you all know how long it takes to finish a mineral product? Sheesh, these things last forever!! This was one of my P5P items, the only one I finished. This was my go to blush. I wore this everyday! I loved it so much. Really. I was sad to see it empty but it was such an accomplishment for me at the same time. 
 As of September 10th, this item was still available on the Avon website for $5.99. You save 40% off the regular $10.00 price tag.

So that's it for now, my dears. Did you all like seeing this kind of post? Let me know so I know whether or not to do one for September! 

Luv & Luk,


  1. Great job using so many products, I am trying so hard to use things up and STOP buying!! I used to sell Mary Kay and loved their eye makeup remover, but they reformulated it and it burns my eyes :(

  2. Ahahah you're not a copycat, every blogger seems to be doing these posts anyway ahah! Congrats on using so many makeup products, I never use up any besides mascara! Powder products seem to take forever to use up.

    Like you, I'm not really on a project pan, I just try to finish all the products that I have already opened up before I start buying more, not to mention I recently decided to go cruelty-free so I want to use up all of the products I already have that are tested on animals.

    That box is so cute, I was wondering why you would put a box in your empties post LOL!

  3. @Amber, oh really? Well, their makeup remover worked so well on me but it did sting my eyes too. I used to sell Avon and I used this Mary Kay product. I felt so horrible! LOL.

    @G A B Y, I'm so glad you stopped by. I meant to tweet you about this post but I forgot!! I think it's great that you are going cruelty-free, I might have to copy that! LOL.

    My little box is empty so far. Everything that I've finished so far is a big bottle like hairspray and body wash. LOL. I need to work on finishing up more makeup!

  4. Hey Lisa,

    I wanted to let you know I awarded your blog the Classic Beauty Blog Award. See my post for details at:


  5. I love empties posts! I'm going to be posting one soon actually.

    That box is so cute! Good job finishing stuff. :)

  6. @kellabella83, wow, really! Thank you! I'm on my way right now :)

    @Vintage Makeup, hey, I just viewed your post today :) Great job yourself!


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