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July 2017 Empties

July 2017 Empties

In my last empties post I decided that I needed to do monthly empties again, this one is more like a month and a half but looking at all of the things I’ve accumulated over the past month and a half I think it’s a good thing that I did decide to start doing this again because there is quite a bit here. So, this is another long empties post, I would grab a drink and maybe even a snack before digging into this one.

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Not Your Mothers Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Conditioner – This is the conditioner that I used for a little while there, I have probably been through two or three of these at this point and I am currently not using this conditioner. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to. Would I Repurchase: Eh, maybe?

Bath & Bodyworks Beautiful Day Foaming Hand Soap – My fiance pretty much only likes foaming hand soap and I like Bath & Bodyworks hand soaps so I think this is kind of our meet in the middle kind of product. This scent was fine, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t something that I adored either. Would I Repurchase: Eh, probably not but maybe.

Not Your Mothers Naturals Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Leave In Conditioner – This is something else I’ve been through a few of and was my go to for a little while, this is a great product and I quite enjoyed it, however, I have been reunited with an old product that I’m loving more. Would I Repurchase: Yes, especially if I’m looking for something more affordable.

OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Hair Mask  – This was something I tried because it was cheaper than the Macadamia Oil one, I enjoyed this one and honestly felt it to be just as good, which makes how impossible it is to find this really annoying. The only place that I can find this is amazon, which is fine however I am currently trying out another hair mask just for the sake of trying something new. Would I Repurchase: Yeah, probably.

Bath & Bodyworks Sugared Lemon Zest Candle – They don’t appear to sell this candle anymore and that does make me very sad, this candle was a delightful candle that I found myself slightly sad at the end of it’s life. This smelled very much like lemon, very fresh and also a little bit sweet, it was a very well rounded candle scent I think. Would I Repurchase: Yes!

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Pur Volume Vixen Mascara – This mascara was a mascara, I could probably stop there because I think that says a ton about this, it was just pretty middle of the road to me and whatever. Would I Repurchase: Probably not, because I could find something just as good for less.

Lush Calacas Shower Gel – This is so sad to include in this post, this is a kitchen shower gel from Lush UK and I’m so sad all of mine is gone. I’m probably going to have to keep an eye out for more and scoop it up when it comes into the kitchen again. This is probably the ultimate citrus candy kind of scent, it smells sweet and limey and just delightful. Would I Repurchase: Yes, 100%

Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes – I was trying out some makeup remover wipes and these were one of the ones that I tried out, I quite liked these, they weren’t my favorite out of the ones that I’ve tried but I did like them and they worked for what I wanted. Would I Repurchase: Probably not, just because I found ones I like more.

Deva Curl Weightless Waves Mild Lather Cleanser – I got this in a little travel kit for when I went to Florida, I’ve actually used up both cleansers that I ended up getting. This was not for me, it was alright but I found that I got a lot of build up and it made my hair way too greasy, so I wasn’t the biggest fan of that. Would I Repurchase: No, I wouldn’t.

Deva Curl Weightless Waves Conditioner x 2 – And these are the counter parts to the cleanser above, I liked this a lot more, this did what I would want a conditioner to do and I do find that I got a little bit more wave and volume when using this conditioner. The only reason I haven’t pulled the trigger on this is that I’m trying something else at the moment and I’m not sure I want to pay this much for a conditioner. Would I Repurchase: Probably, just not completely sure yet.

The Body Shop Mango Body Butter – I’ve been through a bunch of these throughout the use, Mango is one of my favorite scents, along with peach and satsuma. I enjoyed this, it’s just a smaller size but it’s something that I use pretty frequently. Would I Repurchase: Yes, I already have one in another scent.

Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer  – This is something that was in my Project Pan that I have finished, this is a fine primer but it’s nothing particularly exciting. I’m just middle of the road with this. Would I Repurchase: No, it’s not my favorite.

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask – This was just a sample size and I’m sure I’ve said this before but I really hate sample sizes of hair masks, I can never get a good feel for them and in turn don’t really want to commit to any of the samples. I just have a really long hair and sample hair products really do not get me very far, so I can’t really develop a good opinion on them. Would I Repurchase: No.

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash  – I’ve been through a couple of these at this point and I like this, it’s not my all time favorite, holy grail face wash but it is a rather good face wash. It has the slightest bit of a scrub to it but it’s gentle enough to use every day, overall it’s a nice face wash. Would I Repurchase: Yeah, if I was looking for something different or with a little bit of a scrub in it.

Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer  – I’ve been through so many of these, in fact, I hadn’t realized that I’ve already been through two of these in this post alone, which says how much I use this product. I love this stuff, it’s very moisturizing and not heavy feeling at all, I use this in the morning even. My only complaint is that this doesn’t have SPF in it but that’s probably due to the fact that this is supposed to be for the night. Would I Repurchase: Yes, I’m already using another little jar at the moment.

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion  – This is something that was in my Project Pan as well and I have decided to declutter, it just isn’t a product that I enjoy and it’s something that I found hard to work with, so it had to go. Would I Repurchase: Hell no.

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Bath & Bodyworks Watermelon Lemonade Foaming Hand Soap – This is probably my absolute favorite scent from Bath & Bodyworks, it’s just the best, this may be partly because I really love anything watermelon just about, but I also just think this is a really good scent in all of the things that I’ve tried it in. So, I was happy with it in hand soap form. Would I Repurchase: Yup, completely.

Garnier Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes – These are the ones that I am currently using, these are the brand of towelettes that I have bought two or three times now and they work fantastic. I believe these are the waterproof ones and they are great and breaking down all the makeup on my face. Would I Repurchase: Yes! I already have another pack opened.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask – This is another thing that was in my Project Pan that I am decluttering, this one because of my own stupidity. This came with a little spatula that I was trying to use but got annoyed with so I used my fingers, which ruined it all and I’m having to toss it. I had only tried it once and I wasn’t the biggest fan of it, but I didn’t really get to give it a fair chance. Would I Repurchase: Probably not, just because I didn’t love it the one time.

Lush Bubbly Shower Gel  – This was a holiday product that I’ve finally used up and I am sad to see it go, it smelled amazing and is probably one of my favorites! I hope they bring it back, I really need this back in my life again! Would I Repurchase: Yes!

Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer  – I already talked about this in the photo above so I’m not going to go over it again. Would I Repurchase: Yes.

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Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation in Porcelain – This seemed to be the foundation that never died, this was the first foundation that I ever really bought as an adult person who started to get into makeup and it’s a good one. This one is a perfect shade for me, leaves my skin look flawless all day and is really affordable. Would I Repurchase: Yes, once I’ve run out of a couple others that I have.

Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer in Fair – Yes another Project Pan item, this one is one that I’m decluttering, I’ve been using it pretty much exclusively for the past two or three weeks now and I just don’t like it, so it had to go! Would I Repurchase: No, it was way too greasy and didn’t give good coverage.

Not Your Mothers Plump For Joy – This is a travel size product and I will say this, I enjoy the product itself but I hate the little spray bottle, it’s almost impossible to get the product through the spray pump which I’m assuming is because of the thickness of this product. I can’t vouch for the full-size sprayer being better, but I do enjoy the product. Would I Repurchase: Yes, I think I’m going to purchase to full size sometime to try out.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri Wheat Leave In Conditioner  – This is the leave in conditioner that I loved for so long and then got tired of paying for all the time so switched to a cheaper one, however, I picked up a travel size to use while I was in Florida and fell back in love. This is a fantastic leave in conditioner! Would I Repurchase: Yes, I have already picked a full size of this.

Deva Curl Wave Maker Touchable Texture Whip  – I have another travel size of this that I am currently using and I really love this stuff, in fact, I put this in my most recent monthly favorites that’s how much I love it. This just makes my hair look a little tamer and doesn’t weigh in down in the least, it doesn’t even feel like there’s anything in my hair which is something I love. Would I Repurchase: Yessss!

And those are all of the products that I’ve used up in the past month and a half, which seem like a ton but I realize I use up a lot of sample size products so that probably has something to do with why there were so many, and that will probably continue to be a common theme seeing as I have a ton of sample products still. I feel like there was a fair amount of full size in here but also a lot of samples. Anyway, I’m hoping that this next month won’t be as long of a post since it will only be a months worth or product.

What are some products you’ve used up recently?

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2017 · Empties

2017 Empties #2

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Yes, it’s only been about a month and I’m back with another empties post, it’s mostly because I’ve had both of them waiting and ready to go for a little while now but I’m trying to get this one up on the blog before I have the third one ready. So, today I’m gonna be talking about some trash, a fair amount of trash actually. Let’s get into it and see what I’ve used up recently.

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Lush Whoosh Shower Jelly. Whoosh was my first shower jelly and still is one of my favorites to this day, it’s a really good product in the morning and I will for sure be picking up another one at some point in time.

Lush Bouncy Bunny Shower Jelly. I really enjoyed this, in fact, I believe I used up both of the ones I had up and I would completely repurchase this one if they ever brought it back.

Lush Strawberry Santa Shower Jelly. I hated this, this was something I used mostly to make bubbles mixed with other products because I hated the smell of this one so much.

Lush American Pie Shower Jelly. I loved that this was pink so much! I also enjoyed the smell of this a fair amount, it’s not my favorite scent ever but I don’t mind it, I probably wouldn’t pick this one up again.

Lush Celebrate Solid Perfume. I wouldn’t pick this up again, I adore the smell and thin that it smells amazing but I just don’t like the application process of this, it’s just a pain and the scent that doesn’t last as long as I would like.

Lush Calacas Shower Gel. Quite possibly my favorite shower gel, I already have another one and I will probably purchase another once that one is gone because this shower gel is fantastic. Seriously, I would suggest if you like citrusy scents and Lush to hunt this down and get it.

Not Your Mothers Way To Grow Conditioner. I am not sure how many of these I have been through since I started using these, but I am really happy with this conditioner and I have one in the shower and one as a backup as of right now.

Caudalie Vino Source Moisturizing Sorbet. I really enjoyed this little sample, I’ve enjoyed everything that I’ve gotten from this brand thus far, and this was no exception, not sure if I would purchase the full size of this or not, though.

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Waterproof. I love this stuff! This is seriously my favorite makeup remover ever, I already have another one, and I’ll probably continue buying it forever. Unless they discontinue it or somehow I find something that works better, but until that day this is something I see myself using for a while.

Bath & Bodyworks Blackberry Bramble Tea Candle. I had so many of these, I seriously probably bought four or five of these but this is my last one and I’m kind of sad to see it go, this smelled like a spiced blueberry muffin to me and that was something I loved, it smells so homey. I would for sure pick more of these up if I ever ran across them again.

Katy Perry Meow Perfume. This is something I adored when I bought it but over time it just became something that I no longer used or loved, but I did power through the last bit and use it up. This scent is a little bit sweet and musky, I still love sweet scents but it’s just not for me anymore. The packaging is the cutest, though, isn’t it?

Victoria Secret Pink Warm and Cozy Body Mist. I enjoy this, I have another one of these now but mostly because it came in a gift set, I will probably enjoy that one too although it has been knocked off as my favorite. I would suggest this if you are into warmer sweet scents.

Ouai Treatment Mask. This was just a sample but I enjoyed it, I don’t think I would purchase the full size just because this sample was so small I could only try it one time and that’s not enough for me to decide on a product, especially one that’s a little bit more expensive. I did like it when I tried it though, just not sure about a full size.

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Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant. This is a product that I did not enjoy, it was just a sample and I used it up, but it wasn’t something that was exciting or particularly enjoyable for me. So this is for sure something that I won’t be picking up in a full size.

Wet ‘N Wild Illumi-Naughty Highlighting and Concealing Pen in I-Vory Into You. This is one of my favorite concealers ever, I’ve been through five or six probably in the past year, I’ve not repurchased a new one yet but that is because I have purchased way too many concealers as of recently but I’ll probably pick up another one of these sometime.

Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava. I like the smell of this but it’s probably not one that I would repurchase again, it smells almost like a coconutty tropical Slurpee, which I like but it’s just not one I’m itching to get back to. I love the Pacifica fragrances so much, though, so I would for sure recommend them to anyone and everyone as they have a bunch of different scents.

Studio Beauty Night Calming Makeup Remover Wipes. I love these, these are my go to makeup remover wipes and they probably will be unless I stumble across something better, I feel like I’m trying new things but also always have one of these as a backup because they are just that good.

Maybelline Color Whisper in Made It Mauve. These are really great, they are nice lightweight but moisturizing lip colors, they give more of a sheer wash of color but I really like that. The other thing that I really like about these are the smell, they smell kind of like sweet watermelon candy and that is always a plus in my book. So I would repurchase this and recommend.

Milani Grapefruit Oil Lip Treatment. I found these last summer and I’ve been in love with them since, they are so moisturizing and affordable lip treatments. I’ve gotten three different scents now and I’ve loved them all, I think grapefruit might be my favorite and I’ll probably pick another one up once I’m through the one that I’m currently using, which is peach.

Tarte FriXXXtion Stick.  This has a really terrible name, I really just don’t like it and think that it’s kind of stupid, but that is the only thing that I didn’t enjoy about this product. Everything else was great, even if I was skeptical at first. The stick was really easy to use and it leaves me feeling really clean and my skin feeling so soft, I’m really debating picking up a full size of this one even.

Those are all of the products that I’ve used up recently, at the rate I’m going I’m sure I’ll be back next month with another empties. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see really.

What products have you guys used up recently?

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2016 · Empties

2016 Empties #2

I’m going to start this post out by saying that I’ll be doing my empties a little differently now, instead of throwing them somewhere to hoard and collect until a bag is full I have decided to write everything down and once I have a page full, or nearly full, I’m going to chat about the product that I’ve used up. This is partly because I live with someone now and I don’t want him to think I’m weird and partly because I just don’t like it cluttering up around here, plus this makes it easier for me to keep up with what I’m using. So that is how I will be doing empties from now on, this means there will be no photo but that also means that I can just jump into it right now.

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