Love It Or Leave It? Empties #4

Last time my empties pile was a little overwhelming and needed a whopping two posts to cover. Since then I continued to clean out my stash and used up a bunch more skin care samples as well as some other bits and pieces.

Love It Or Leave It? Empties #4 - Skin Care
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Full Size: 1.7 oz, $37
Verdict: Love It

This is one of my skin care staples and I already purchased a replacement. It’s moisturizing but absorbs well and isn’t greasy in the slightest.

Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer

Full Size: 1.7 fl oz, $65
Verdict: Like It

While this samples was pretty small I liked it a lot. It’s nourishing but still light enough to use under makeup during the winter. I think it might be a tad too heavy for the summer months but it would still work well as a nighttime moisturizer. The main reason that I’m hesitant to purchase it is the hefty price tag. I might get it as a replacement for the Kate Somerville Goat Cream when I run out and the temperatures are getting warmer.

Origins – GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Full Size: 0.5 oz, $30
Verdict: Love It

This is one of my favorite eye creams. I love using it in the morning since it has a slight shimmer to it that brightens up my dark circles really well.

Kinerase – C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment

Full Size: 1 fl oz, $98
Verdict: Leave It

This wasn’t bad as a moisturizing serum but I don’t really have any wrinkles yet so I wasn’t able to assess its effectiveness in that respect. I don’t think it’t worth the $98 price tag.

REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk

Full Size: 5.1 fl oz, $28
Verdict: Love It

This cleanser has been phenomenal for my dehydrated winter skin and I’ve been using it a lot over the past few months. It’s really gentle and hydrating. I already purchased the full size.

REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser

Full Size: 6.8 fl oz, $32
Verdict: Love It

I really like this cleanser for days when my skin is acting up. It’s balancing but doesn’t dry out my skin and really helps in keeping my blemishes at bay.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Full Size: 3.3 fl oz, $21.50
Verdict: Leave It

This cleanser does a pretty good job at removing makeup but I don’t really care for the muslin cloth that comes with it. The cloth just doesn’t keep heat very well so it doesn’t feel as nice on my skin as your average wash cloth. I find the essential oils in this cleanser a bit much for my nose. It didn’t irritate my skin but I prefer something that’s more calming in the evenings so I’d rather stick to the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm.

Love It Or Leave It? Empties #4 - Hair, Bath, and Body

Jergens Shea Butter Deep-Conditioning Moisturizer

Full Size: 21 fl oz, $4.99
Verdict: Like It

I really like this body lotion for the colder months. It’s nourishing, smells great, and doesn’t cost much.

Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Moisturizer Lime Coolada

Full Size: 16 fl oz, $7.99
Verdict: Leave It

I originally bought this as an after sun lotion but it’s not very effective in that regard. I’m also not a huge fan of the lime coolada scent as I don’t care for coconut. I used it as an all over body lotion for a while and after the summer just moved on to use it on my feet. I’m glad it’s finally empty.

Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet Shampoo, Bath, and Shower Gel

Full Size: 16 oz, $16.50
Verdict: Like It

I love the scent of this shower gel. I have so many different shower gels to use up right now so I won’t be repurchasing it at this point but I’d come back to it in the future.

Burt’s Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream

Full Size: 3.2oz, $13
Verdict: Like It

I got this hand cream in a limited edition Birchbox a while back and have been using it almost every night since. I must say that it lasted for a really long time. It has a bit of a thicker consistency, which I like, but it isn’t greasy. I don’t think that this is the best hand lotion ever but I would purchase it in the future.

up&up Exfoliating Cotton Rounds

Full Size: 100 ct, $3.79
Verdict: Like It

I bought these in the hopes that they would make removing glitter nail polishes easier but that wasn’t really the case. Beside that they are pretty good. They don’t fall apart during use, like some other cotton rounds I’ve used in the past which is a definite plus.

LA FRESH Eco Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover – Individual Packets

Full Size: 20 ct, $9.99
Verdict: Leave It

I didn’t care for these nail polish remover pads. The idea is pretty ingenious and they are nice to leave in your purse in case of a polish emergency. However, these don’t really do a good job. The pad is tiny and it takes forever to wipe the polish from each nail. It probably took me 15 minutes to remove my whole manicure. For the price I was expecting more.

Pureology Pure Volume Thickening Spray (discontinued)

Full Size: 4.2 fl oz
Verdict: Leave It

This volume spray didn’t really do anything for my hair. It’s been discontinued so I’m not too broken up that it didn’t work out for me.

Phew, that’s all folks. Thankfully, this one was much shorter than the last one and I’m glad I can finally remove this bag of trash from my bedroom.

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