Empties · Korean Skincare · Skincare

Winter Empties

Hello again loves!

Now that spring is (hopefully) upon us, I thought I would wrap up my winter empties. There was actually WAY too many to include, so I am going to post the majority of them. I am going to try post more regularly going forward, sometimes life gets the best of ya!

Skincare:

Sheetmasks:

Skin18.com:

This is a great site for Asian beauty. They offer free sheet masks with every order. Use this affiliate code for 25% off your 1st order.

Mediheal H.D.P. Pore-stamping Charcoal Mask

I grab for this mask when my skin is about to break out, or already has. Mediheal masks never disappoint, and this charcoal mask definitely helps to prevent/ease blemishes. I constantly purchase these, and highly recommend them.

Mediheal Pore Smart 2 Step Mask

Another great Mediheal mask for when skin is breaking out. This mask is similar to the mask mentioned above, except that it has an additional base ampoule to put on face before applying the sheet mask.

It’s Skin Pore Mask Sheet

While we’re on the topic of pore cleansing masks, this is another great option. My skin was clearer after use and my pores looked smaller, especially around my nose area. I would repurchase this.

A’Pieu Green Tea Calming Mask 🍡

While this isn’t the exact same mask that I used, it is very similar and made by the same brand. I used this mask after an eyebrow waxing, and it was very soothing.  It smelled nicely of green tea, and I would repurchase this.

BRTC Make Over Empress Mask

This mask was made of a thicker material, which is common for printed masks. It was saturated well, and soaked into my skin nicely. The mask was pretty generic in terms of results, but it was moisturizing and was a cute novelty mask.

Leaders Amino AC-Free Calming Mask

This mask was a great choice for winter. it was very moisturizing, soaked well and fit my face well. The mask stayed wet for about an hour and the package had a lot of extra essence.

Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask

This mask was your typical sheet mask for moisture. Nothing crazy about it, but it did the job. It was soaked with the typical amount of essence and the mask was your typical cotton mask.

4 Seasons Syn-ake Anti-wrinkle Time Reset Newborn Mask 🐍

This mask was soaked well and was made of a thinner cotton material. Because the mask was so wet and thin, it got kind of stretched out and funky. My face felt slightly firmer after use but not too much of a difference.  I am linking to another Syn-ake mask that I love.

 

Beauteque.com:

NOHJ Aqua Soothing Mask πŸ’¦

This  mask was a very thin mask that was soaked very well. I used this after getting my eyebrows waxed and it was extremely soothing. I like the masks in this line and I will definitely repurchase in the future.

Nature Republic Real Nature Seed Mask Avocado πŸ₯‘

This mask was super soothing after an eyebrow wax. However, I have a small face and this was a bit too large for me. The mask was soaked well and made of a thinner material.

The Face Shop Real Nature White Tea Mask 🍡

This mask smelled amazing like tea. The mask had the typical cotton mask sheet and  a normal amount  of essence. The mask soaked well into my skin and was soothing. I couldn’t find this exact mask online, so I am linking to something similar.

NOHJ Superfood Honey Mask 🍯

This was an awesome mask!! The mask was super thin, so be careful as they can rip really easily. The mask was super soaked in a jelly like essence. There was a ton of extra essence left in the package. My only disappointment was that the mask didn’t smell like honey. My skin was super soft the next morning. I highly recommend these!!

Etude House 0.2mm Rose Mask 🌹

I was hoping this mask would smell fresh like roses and it had an artificial floral smell . The mask was a bit small even for my face, but it was soaked well and it was soothing on my skin. It was made of thinner cotton and had lots of essence.

A’Pieu Sweet Melon Sheet Mask πŸ‰

This mask smelled faintly of melon, but was a very typical mask that just left skin moisturized. It’s good when you want to throw on a quick mask just to give your skin some softness.

Memebox.com:

Bon Viviant Botanical Mask Pack- Collagen and Olive

I love the Bon Viviant masks!! They are soaked very nicely, apply easily and are super refreshing. They also leave my skin very softer and brighter after use. I highly recommend this brand of masks. Right now, they’re on sale for just $1 at Memebox!

Bon Viviant That Day Mask Pack- Brightening

This mask was super soaked in jelly essence and made of a  very thin material. It adhered well and was instantly refreshing and soothing on my face. I highly recommend this mask.

The Creme Shop Pineapple Enyzme Mask 🍍

This mask smelled faintly of pineapple. It was a typical sheet mask, soaked well with essence and left my skin moisturized well.

The Saem Carrot Natural Tox Mask πŸ₯•

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find this mask online. The mask was made of a thicker, textured cotton and fit my face well. It was soaked nicely and stayed wet for about 45 minutes. My skin was softer after use.

Spalife Tokyo Seaweed and Omega 3 Mask 🌊 

I found this mask at TJ Maxx or Marshalls, but I am linking to a similar seaweed mask. This mask was extremely saturated and was made of a thicker cotton. My skin definitely looked brighter and moisturized after use.

Comelyco Jeju Moisture Aloe Mask 🌿

This mask was highly soaked and was very soothing after getting my eyebrows waxed. When I woke up the next morning, my skin was super soft. I have a smaller face, so the mask was a big large for me but otherwise it was a good mask.

Candy O’Lady Mystic Potion Candy Mask 🍬🍭

This mask didn’t smell like candy which was disappointing, but was otherwise a very soothing mask. The mask was highly soaked in a jelly like essence. My skin was softer after use. I would definitely recommend the package of these masks . Use this affiliate link for $3 off your purchase after signing up!

Leaders 7 Wonders  Tundra Cranberry Anti-Aging Mask 

This mask was made of a gel like material, but was somewhat hard to apply. The mask itself was super soaked and adhered very well to my skin. It stayed wet for almost an hour, and there was not much of a smell. My skin was much softer after use and there was a ton of leftover essence in the package to use again the next morning. I highly recommend trying this mask. As with the above mask,  use this affiliate link for $3 off your purchase after signing up!

Tony Moly My Shea Christmas Mask πŸŽ„

This was a pretty generic sheet mask, but was soaked well with essence. It left my face moisturized after use.

Surmedic Pore-less Carbonic Peel Mask

I couldn’t find this mask online, unfortunately. I used this mask when I felt like my skin needed some blemish control. My skin definitely looked clearer the next day. The mask was a black masks and was soaked well, but did have a slight sulfur smell to it. I recommend this mask if you can find it for the pore clearing benefits.

Skin Factory I2PL White Mela-X Ampoule Mask

This one smelled really good and fresh. It was super soaked with jelly like essence and the mask material is stretchy so it fit and adhered well to the skin.

The Creme Shop Pink Lemonade Face Mask πŸ‹

This mask was definitely a typical mask designed for just moisturizing. It smelled of lemon, and was soaked with the typical amount of essence. The mask lasted for about a half an hour.

Kat Burki Raw Beauty Rose Hip Serum 🌹

This was a TJ Maxx clearance find. This serum smelled like black tea to me, and I used this as a base before makeup primer. It left my skin softer and brighter. If I found this again on discount I would repurchase.

Sana Honeyshca All in One Serum 🍯

I loved this serum. It was light, soaked in well and my skin looked great after use. It also smelled faintly of honey, which is my favorite. I highly recommend this serum and have already purchased a back up.  You can purchase it here and if you use this affiliate link you can get $5 off your purchase.

Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moisture Mist 🐰

First of all, the packaging on this is adorable. I would repurchase just for that, but this spray is great. I’ve used it as both a general face mist as well as to set makeup. It has a clean, faint smell to it and absorbs quickly and well. Use code ASHLEY10 for 10% off this and other products at beauteque.com.

Ole Henriksen Black Currant Perfecting Complexion Oil

This was a Marshalls find for me, at a steal for $8. This little bottle lasted me over a few months, which I didn’t expect. The oil had almost an incense scent to it and I used it every morning before putting my makeup on and it left my skin with a nice glow and softer. I would definitely repurchase this if I can find it again.

Shara Shara Vita Aura Shaking Mist

I can’t seem to find a link to this online, but I enjoyed this mist. I actually used this as a makeup fixing mist after setting powder. It had a light citrus smell to it, and the bottle lasted me a fairly long time.

 

Body:

Softsoap Body Butter Coconut Scrub

This body scrub is great for the winter when you want a bit of exfoliation, but nothing too drying or harsh. It smells great, and left my skin feeling super soft. I would definitely repurchase this one again.  The best part about this is that it’s under $3!

Softsoap Fresh&Glow Hydrating Shower Cream

This body wash was another great winter choice. It is extremely moisturizing and left my skin really soft. It smells very clean, almost like shea butter.

Gucci Guilty Black Perfume

Gucci Guilty has been one of my signature perfumes since it came out. I have been through several bottles, and always have one on backup. It’s a great winter smell as it’s heavy and very sultry. If you do not like heavy perfumes, this may not be for you. According to the Sephora site:

“Gucci Guilty Black is a sensual oriental floral, inviting you to indulge in your burning desire.”

I am Coconut Soothing Gel

I had originally purchased this on Memebox, but it seems it is no longer available. If it resurfaces it, I would definitely recommend this. It smells faintly of coconut, and I loved the consistency. It is similar to aloe vera gel, light and soaked in well. I used this on healing tattoos and it was very soothing.

Hair:

Tresemme Deep Cleanse Shampoo

This shampoo has been my tried and true for years for once or twice a week clarifying. It smells great, is super cheap and lasts forever. It is also gentle and doesn’t strip my hair.

Herbal Essence Shine Collection Shampoo and Conditioner 🌻🌼

This was a throwback jam for me. I remember using these in middle school and I was super excited when they re-released these. My hair did look shinier and the smell is great on these.

Garnier Whole Blends Green Apple&Green Tea Shampoo 🍏

This shampoo smelled amazing!!  It left my hair feeling refreshed and shiny.  I have a couple of other varieties from this line that I can’t wait to try! I would definitely repurchase this one.

Makeup:

Stila Set&Bronze Baked Powder Trio

This bronzer wasn’t my favorite to be honest. It worked just fine, but it was a bit too dark and shimmery for my skin and wound up looking unnatural on me. If you’re someone who is into shimmery bronzers, then you may love this one.

Jordana Sweet Cream Liquid Lip πŸ’„

This is not actually an empty, but the product was so terrible I made the executive decision to stop using it. I bought this in a few colors, and this was the first I tried. I am hoping the blue and grey colors I purchased are different, and just the color/formula of this one was off. The lipstick was incredibly patchy and drying. It looked terrible.

Covergirl LashBlash Volume Mascara

I’ve been using this mascara for several years now. I typically use two mascaras everyday, so this is my “base” one if you will. It definitely plumps up my lashes and makes them appear more full. I recommend trying this one!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

This was a sample size that I somehow acquired somewhere. I typically am not a fan of waterproof mascara, but overall I do like the general formula on the Better Than Sex mascaras. I would repurchase, but probably in the regular version.

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer 🍯

I wanted to try this because I am obsessed with anything honey. It was decent, but considering it retails at between $15-$17 I don’t think it would be on the top of my list to repurchase unless I got it on sale. Ulta sometimes puts these on sale buy one get one half off, so that would be a good time to try this out if you were interested.

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

This mascara is another one that I use as a “base.” This one provides length more than anything else, but it’s still a decent mascara. I would repurchase this.

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Fixing Spray

This makeup setting spray was fab. I will absolutely repurchase this again and again. It’s sold at Ulta, and it’s a super bargain at $8. Ulta occasionally runs buy one get one half off on this brand, so you can score 2 for $12 which is a steal! This spray held my makeup all day. It’s up there with Urban Decay setting sprays. I highly recommend.

Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon

This is a holy grail for me. See my previous post here, professing my love.

 

Well, that about wraps up the winter empties. I am going to try to get back to posting monthly empties! Thanks for reading!

 

Xoxo,

 

The Boston Bargainista

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