I’m back with another empties from December. Yes, I’m that far behind but we will catch up in no time. That is a promise. Let’s get started..
Bath & Body
Serene Dream Eucalyptus Bamboo Bath Bomb — My mom gave me so many of these, even though it doesn’t do much in the water as a Lush bomb would, the scent is relaxing, so that alone makes them worth it. I have no idea where to find these though.
Neutrogena French Milled Soap — Had this mini from a recent trip and it felt so soft and smooth. I didn’t feel like my skin had that extra waxy layer, I wish bar soaps were made like this. Sadly I won’t buy the full size (if it’s even available) as this brand is not cruelty free.
Boho Vegan Cosmetics Mermaid Dreams Whipped Body Butter — One of my first body butters and I fell in love with not only the texture and how soft and smooth it made my skin feel, but also the scent. It was amazing! I also loved the bit of shimmer in it, my skin looked like it was glowing.
Nail File (unknown brand) — I wish I knew the brand of this nail file because it was one of my favorites and had four different sides (steps) and it made my nails look amazing!
Native Cucumber & Mint Deodorant — I’m serious about switching to more natural bath & body products and deodorants seem a good place to start. I really liked the subtle scent and how smooth it applied. I ended up buying a full size which I’m now using. Wish me luck.
Victoria’s Secret Love Fragrance Mist — One of my favorite fragrance mists, it smelled delicious! I typically get these as gifts for my birthday and/or Christmas. I wouldn’t buy them myself but I do welcome them. 🙂
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Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Illuminating Skin Refreshing Mist — One of my favorite mists. I liked prepping and setting my skin with this stuff. You have to shake it to activate it and it always felt refreshing. I don’t think I’ve looked for it recently, but would love to have it in my vanity again.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender *full size* — One of my favorite affordable facial sprays. I’ve done a whole post on them which you can read here. This lavender one I use mostly at night to calm my skin after a long stressful day and for the relaxing benefits of lavender.
Saturday Skin Rise & Shine Gentle Cleanser — I liked this cleanser but I didn’t feel like there was anything special about it. It did feel gentle and didn’t lather too much which felt nice, no feeling of stripped skin. I cannot remember thinking it was amazing but I’m glad I tried it anyway.
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Creams & Treatments
Simplified Skin Retinol Moisturizer Cream — Suuuch a good moisturizer! This was a sponsored product and I knew I would love it. The retinol really did clear up my skin fairly well. I had forgotten how much retinol helps my skin, and I loved it even more as a moisturizer than as a treatment as sometimes treatments can be a bit harsh.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment — Such an amazing eye treatment! It applied gently on the skin and would also sink in fairly quickly. My under eye area has never looked so good. Shame this brand is out of my price range.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil — This was such a small sample that I feel like it came and went. I really enjoyed this oil and feel like it’s the best ingredients rolled into one. It didn’t feel too oily, and it sinks into my skin super fast! My skin felt amazing too!
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream — I remember this cream feeling pretty thick which I wasn’t a huge fan of, so I mainly used this in the winter. It definitely hydrated my skin but lately I’ve been leaning into lightweight products and not so much the thicker creams. Just my own preference.
How are you doing with empties this year?
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