July 2017 Beauty Empties

July is ending, but I wanted to start a new type of post where I get to talk about empties! I wanted to start tracking my beauty empties so I could log everything I’ve tried/used up. It’s a good way to remind me of what worked or what didn’t and it forces me to finish my products before buying new ones. All items are safe for sensitive skins unless otherwise noted. Here are my empties for July:

Annie’s Way Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask

I don’t like using this the way the directions tell you to, but instead as a sleeping pack. It’s moderately hydrating and does brighten the skin, but I don’t find it special enough to repurchase. 


Mediheal N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask

I finally finished the box of these Mediheal sheet masks! I can’t remember how much I paid for these when I was in Korea, but they were definitely affordable. They are soothing and hydrating, which I love using after a day out in the sun or if I’m feeling sensitive. I’m on the fence about repurchasing this exact mask since I know they have a ton of other options. 

My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask

I love the My Beauty Diary masks! They are super affordable and work well. I had like 6 or 7 different varieties of these masks at one point and I loved every single one of them! This Black Pearl Mask really does brighten the skin and is non-irritating. Will definitely purchase in bulk the next time I’m in Asia! 

Loverecipe Aloe Mask

This mask was ok and didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I don’t think it did anything special, but it did provide some moisture. I will not repurchase. 

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Missha Clearing Gel Eye Pack

These eye packs did nothing for me. I will not repurchase.


Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

Big no for this one! I tried it one time and got a horrible rash! I’m not sure if it’s the fragrance or some other ingredient that I’m allergic to, but so far every single Liz Earle product I’ve tried has not worked for me.  I’m just going to avoid this brand in the future. 

Neogen Green Tea Cleansing Stick

This cleansing stick was a bit too rough for me and had a stronger fragrance than I liked. The green tea bits were pretty irritating for my skin so I had to apply and lather in my hands first instead of applying directly to my face. It did an alright job otherwise, but I will not be repurchasing. 

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap

I used to use Clinique when I was in my teens and being able to use this again was a bit nostalgic. I brought it with me to my Chicago/Portland trip and it surprised me with how well it cleansed my skin. I had forgotten makeup remover, but it removed my full face of makeup like it was nothing. It cut through all the sweat and oil to remove my heavy, waterproof makeup.  As amazing as it was, I would not repurchase. It wasn’t overly drying or anything, but I just like my Su:m37 cleanser better.

Marcelle Micellar Solution

This wasn’t bad! There wasn’t a fragrance, it didn’t irritate my skin, and removed all my makeup very well.  I just got a bottle of Simple micellar water and it does not cleanse as well as this one. I will not be repurchasing only because I prefer using oil cleansers to remove my makeup.

Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil

I love how luxurious this oil feels. The formula is thicker than the Shu Uemura ones and it feels amazing when massaged onto the face. Unfortunately I will not be repurchasing because it’s just too pricey.

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COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pads

I raved about these a ton already so I won’t say more. I will be repurchasing!

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

I did not like this. I didn’t see any results on my face so I started using it on my back where I have some spots. It still did not do anything and the orange color transfers onto clothing! I will not be repurchasing.

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule

I actually purchased this before, but I can't remember if I liked it. This sample was a nice reminder so I just purchased a full sized one! 

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

Doesn’t leave my hair soft enough so will not be repurchasing. 

Dermalogica Active Moist

I did not like this enough so not purchasing in the future.

Laneige Sun Block Sensitive SPF 30 PA++

I did not like this enough so not purchasing in the future.

Erborian Yuza Sorbet

Fragrance alert! This didn't do much for me so not purchasing in the future.

Neogen Day-Light Protection Sunscreen

I liked using this in the winter time because it was hydrating, but I did not like the texture as the weather got warmer. It felt heavier and more uncomfortable. I will not be repurchasing.

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

Fragrance alert! This has a light cucumber scent and the cream looks a little shimmery. It’s packaged very prettily and moderately hydrating, but it made my skin sting a few times. I will not be repurchasing.

That was more products than I thought, but I hope you enjoyed it! Did you use any of the same items? What did you think? I'll be doing these monthly so come back soon! :)