Sorry for being gone last week. I officially started my new job over the weekend and I wanted to mentally and physically prepare everything the days leading up to it. It wasn’t so bad once I got there. The ladies that trained me are super sweet and I think I’m going to like my job 🙂 I’ll tell you guys all about it another time though.
Today I have another empties post. We are so close to catching up on the most recent empties, and then it will be tons of reviews for the rest of the year!! I am pretty behind like I said with lots of things, so it will give me time to start creating new content while I post older content. Hope you don’t mind 😉 Let’s get started!
Bliss Grapefruit & Aloe Body Butter — I’ve already reviewed this along with many products from Bliss for a Brand Focus post. I really loved this body butter, it felt like a lotion but much smoother and softer. It also smells divine!
Paris Hilton Sheer Perfume — This is an older fragrance of hers which was gifted to me and I love it! It is a fresh/floral/aquatic/ocean scent, I really can’t describe it any better. Top notes: water notes and red apple; middle notes: freesia, jasmine, lily of the valley and mimosa; base notes: musk, ylang-ylang and sandalwood. I would love to have it again as this was one of my very first fragrances growing up that made me want to wear perfumes more.
Tree Hut Tropical Mango Nourishing Hand Cream — Great hand cream for the price and size. It was incredibly smooth and smelled really nice as well. My hands felt hydrated for long periods of time, even in between many hand washes.
Hair, Bath & Body
Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Sulfate Free Shampoo — I’ve reviewed this brand as well in the past and while I’ve had a good experience with a separate set of shampoo and conditioner, this one unfortunately didn’t hit the mark for me. I bought this when I had dyed my hair as it was sulfate free and while the color did last, my hair was just awful. It tangled easily, barely maintained my frizz and my hair wasn’t as soft.
Pacifica Rosemary Detox Scalp Scrub — Really loved this scalp scrub as it was my first time using such a product. It felt like my scalp was being exfoliated and it felt refreshed. I would purchase again.
Yardley London English Lavender Bar Soap — I have plenty of these and I love them! They lather up so well and smell amazing! I recommend if you ever come across them!
Boho Vegan Cosmetics Pretty Pumpkin Whipped Body Wash — What a wonderful whipped body wash! It smelled great and it lathered up so well too! It’s too bad they’re UK based because shipping is insane for just a few of these.
NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown & Espresso — These are my favorite drugstore brown pencils and I consistently repurchase every few months. Ash Brown is too warm on me and Espresso is the perfect match!
Hank & Henry Slick With It Long Wear Liquid Liner in Blickity Black — I didn’t like it as much at first but I just had to get used to using these kind of liquid liners again. It was decent, it did skip a bit, but overall precise!
Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara — Got this product through Influenster and I have to say it’s pretty decent. Even though it’s water resistant, I liked it, it lengthens my lashes but it doesn’t curl which is one of the main things I look for in mascaras. Even so, I do recommend.
Milani Cosmetics Stay Put Brow Color in 05 Dark Brown — I liked this years ago and preferred it over pencils before micro pencils became a thing in drugstore brands, but it gets dried too fast now. Maybe they’re very old products that no longer sell. This is my second time repurchasing and the same thing happens every time. I don’t recommend anymore.
Balms & Creams
e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration Cleansing Balm — What a great and affordable cleansing balm! It is so soft, hydrating and really does remove makeup. I usually use a makeup remover towel, a cleansing balm, and then a cleanser to make sure I take off all the makeup when I wear a full face. I totally want to buy the full size.
Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm — What a great balm! This has got to be a favorite for sure. I will look into buying their full size.
Fourth Ray Beauty Cactus Hydrating Serum Boost — This was a nice little serum boost to add to my skincare during the day. It felt extra hydrating, especially during the colder months.
Pacifica Vegan Collagen Every Day Lotion SPF30 — I wanted to like this SPF30 lotion because I love the brand, and the fact that it’s vegan, etc. However, this is a chemical sunscreen so it still has those harmful chemicals that bleach the coral reef. Not to mention it made me way more oily when I used this.
Naturally Serious After-Dark Natural Peptide Sleeping Cream — For being a small cream it sure took me a long time to empty it. It was a great hydrating cream to use overnight. My skin felt great the next morning. I think I had gotten this as a gift for buying stuff through Ulta a while back.
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream — This cream is gorgeous! Very runny/watery, but so so hydrating! I loved the texture and how fresh it felt on the skin. My husband also tried it and he really liked it.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Nourishing Night Cream — One of my favorite night creams. Very lightweight, absorbs quickly and hydrating. I would repurchase.
Cleansers & Masks:
Tula Skincare Star Bright Nourishing & Brightening Cosmic Hydrogel Mask — An amazing mask! Very hydrating, stayed in place, and I loved all the ingredients it has: probiotcs, grapefruit, gotu kola, and chamomile. All the ingredients worked perfectly together for a great spa day at home.
Oh K! Hydrating Jelly Cleanser (mini) — Love this cleanser. Unfortunately Ulta doesn’t sell their full size products so I’ll have to find this elsewhere. One of my favorite products to use during the summer months.
Miss Spa Charcoal Clear Pore Peel-off Mask — Another favorite. I love peel-off masks because they help unclog pores and this charcoal one especially, helps control my acne.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration Daily Cleanser — Another great mini from e.l.f.. Hydrating, lightweight, perfect for all-year-round use.
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser — This is a great multi-purpose product. It is both a face cleanser and makeup remover. It also is different than most, as you dispense the product to warm it up and it melts into an oil, then rub all over your face. After that, you rinse it off. It was weird to me at first because I had to use it with dry hands and skin. Really good though!
Blum Naturals Oil Control Daily Makeup Remover — Picked this up a when I needed a makeup remover for my eyes, and had ran out of micellar water. It has organic cucumber and aloe vera extract, and it removed makeup flawlessly. I would recommend it.
Alright my loves, that is it. I empties a total of 25 products in the span of three months. I know it’s not a lot like most people who empty the same amount in one single month, lol. Even so, feels good to use the products and find out what works and what doesn’t.
Anyway, I leave you here for now.
I hope you have a great rest of the week!
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