You guys, I apologize for the awful lighting in these photos. My black backdrop was getting gross, so I swapped it out for a beige backdrop a friend gave me, and the white balance setting in my camera just sort of lost its mind. I realize it looks like I have purple fingertips in these photos, and also like I’m trying to seduce these empty bottles with mood lighting and some R&B jams, but I assure you that none of those things are true.
I’m pretty pleased with all my empties this month! Some of them were certainly expected, but there’s at least one surprise in this bunch for me. Here’s a run down of what I’ve used and what I’ve decided to repurchase:
1. Benton Aloe BHA Toner – No surprise here! Are you guys sick of all my Benton gushing yet? I love this stuff, for all the reasons outlined in my full review for this product. I definitely repurchased this toner.
2. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence – Again, no surprise. There’s a full review of this product available as well. I’ve already repurchased!
3. TonyMoly Red Appletox Honey Cream – This one had an interesting plot twist. It was in danger of never being used up – not because I didn’t like it – it’s a perfectly adequate AHA moisturizing product. I just needed to move on to other things, and this stuff didn’t impress me enough to make me want to put in the effort it would take to keep it in my skin care routine. Then my friend Jill told me she’d been putting this on her feet – this turned out to be a spectacular idea! It’s gone a long way to keep away dead skin flakes and impede my calluses in between pedicures. If you have dry feet, or issues with calluses, I highly recommend Red Appletox Honey Cream for them. I ended up repurchasing this for that very purpose!
Also, I’d like to issue an apology to anyone reading this who is as disgusted by feet as I am. I’m a firm believer that feet are basically the buttholes of our legs, no matter how pretty or dainty or well pedicured they may be. I promise you, this will be the last time I bring up feet on this blog, and I will never, ever, post a picture of my feet on Instagram. Especially not one of those vacation feet pictures with the beach in the background. Gag! Blech! Gross! No thank you!
4. Innisfree Apple Juicy Eye & Lip Remover – I received this as a gift from Alice of W2Beauty – it’s a personal favorite of hers. Don’t worry, everyone. I know this product’s name indicates otherwise, but I can assure you, this product will not remove your eyes or your lips. I’ve gone through an entire bottle, and my mouth and eyes are fully intact. This product does, however, do an amazing job removing eye makeup and lipstick. In fact, I’d say it’s right on par with Lancome Bi Facil and Clinique Take The Day Off removers.
It’s a similar product type – there’s a watery layer and an oily layer, which should be shaken up together before dispensing onto a cotton pad and effortlessly removing makeup. It even removes my heavy-duty waterproof stuff with no tugging necessary. Additionally, Apple Juicy Eye & Lip Remover smells like apples, and it’s less than half the cost of similarly performing products from Lancome and Clinique. I can’t recommend this stuff enough! It retails for $9 at I am Love Shop on eBay.
So, what were your empties this month?
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