Empties January 2020

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Today I have my monthly empties. I didn’t finish up as much as I’d hoped, and am SO CLOSE to finishing a couple of moisturizers. But progress is progress when it comes to finishing up things from my stash! I’m on a low buy, so if I say I’ll purchase / re-purchase it means that I would do so eventually. My goal is to only buy necessities.

Skincare Empties:

Empties January 2020 - Skincare

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA, and Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% – I have at least two more acid type peels to use up, and at least three serums to use up, and so many on my wishlist, that it is doubtful that I will repurchase in the near future. Reviews are here and here.

Derma E Radiance Toner (Glycolic Acid & Rooibos) – I liked this toner (Petit Vour subscription sample). I have other toners to use up, but I really liked this one as it felt gentle. Review is here.

Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion (Mandarin, Orange & Bergamot) – Another Petit Vour sample. I mainly used this as a hand cream, it worked great! I have other body lotions in my stash to use up. Review is here.

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream – A Petit Vour sample. I’m sad that this is empty, it is such an amazing and gentle night cream, especially great for dry and sensitive skin. This one is on my wishlist, as I have a few more moisturizers and creams to use up. Review is here.

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream – This was a PR sample. Another amazing face cream, great for dry and sensitive skin. Lightweight in texture but really hydrating. I would purchase this if I didn’t have a few more to finish up! Review is here.

Makeup Empties:

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Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) – I liked this mascara, but I didn’t love it because it didn’t give me enough volume so I won’t repurchase this one. Review is here.

Maison Jacynthe Fluide de Teint Fluid Foundation – PR Sample. This was in my stash way too long for a liquid product (2.5 years!), so it had to go. I currently have a few foundations in my stash and a list of more that I want to try, so no purchase right now. Review is here.

Hey Honey Trick and Treat Concealer – I think this was an Ipsy Glam Bag sample. A fantastic concealer, I finished it up by mainly using it for toning down the redness in my cheeks on minimal makeup (no foundation) days. I have other concealers to use up currently. Review is here.

Not pictured: Nyx #NOFILTER Finishing Powder – I finally finished this powder! And I cannot find it – I think that the packaging might have gone out in last week’s recycling. I really liked this finishing powder, but I have others in my stash to use up, and a list of powders that I’d like to try. Review is here.

Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This post contains mostly products paid for by me, and one PR sample.

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara. [info in italics taken from the Catrice website]

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

  • Deep black mascara for extreme volume, length and curl that lasts all day long
  • Short-bristled elastomer brush coats each individual lash with instant volume right after the first stroke
  • Longwear formula lasts for up to 24 hours – Studded cap for easy grip and haute-couture feel

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I am extremely picky when it comes to mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are light in colour despite being a natural dark brunette. I have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. And I have sensitive eyes that water easily, so any mascara I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof +1 point

2. smudge-proof +1 point

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +3/4 point – I find that short bristle brushes tend to clump if you don’t wipe off the excess mascara before using. No flaking though!

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 point, this mascara is super mega black (yay!)

5. volumizing +1/2 point – I did not have extreme volume, I had some volume – but not enough in my opinion.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 point – It did not hold a curl all day for me.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 point

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

Overall, this one was good, but not great – mainly because it did not give enough volume and did not hold a curl all day with 5.75 out of 7 (based on my rating scale).

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: My mother purchased this for me, she’s awesome like that! (Thanks Mom!)