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January 2018 Empties

January 2018 Empties

It’s time for yet another empties post, the first one of the year and it’s going to be an average empties post really, I have a fair amount of products but nothing crazy. I have been keeping up the pace with going through products and getting them out, which is a huge goal that I have for this year, I really want to use and enjoy my hoard of things, so hopefully, these empties posts will stay interesting.

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December 2017 Empties

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This post feels less repetitive because I didn’t do a yearly empties post, that would have been strange if you ask me, so instead I’m just doing the one. Last month was a pretty normal amount of products used up for me, however, this month is a little bit light, I just didn’t focus on as many products nor did I use up as many I guess, but I’m still going to share so let’s dive on in.

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October 2017 Empties

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It’s time to talk about some trash, which is always fun, I really enjoy seeing all the product that I’ve used up in a month or other people have used up, it’s just really fun to be able to see how much someone really liked something as they full used up a product which means they usually have a very clear opinion about it. Anyway, this month is probably going to be a bit shorter than last month, I for sure do not have as many empties as I did, so let’s dive on in.

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September 2017 Empties

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I am back with another monthly empties posts, not quite as many products as last month, but still a fair amount. I am really burning through products, that may be because of minis or just things I used all the time but either way I’m blowing through them it feels like. Let’s jump in and talk a little bit about my trash from September.

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Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Moisturizing Conditioner – Is the conditioner that I was using for a little while there. I like it and think it’s nice, I’m just not sure that it’s my holy grail, end all, be all conditioner and I’m really not sure if I’m ever going to find one that is. Repurchase: Probably.

Devacurl Wave Maker Touchable Texture Whip – This is the second mini that I have gone through and I am really into this product, which I think is pretty clear when I said that I’ve been through a couple of minis already. I love this stuff! Repurchase: Yes. I already have even.

NYX Blotting Powder in Ligh– This is something that I wasn’t sure I loved but was something that I thought did the job, however after running out of this and using a couple of other powders I’ve had in my stash, I think this is fantastic and does more than I realize. Repurchase: Yes, already have and will again!

Origins GinZing Eye Cream – This was just a little sample I got from a Sephora play box a while ago, I’ve finally used it up though, I feel like I’ve been working on this little sample for a while now but I’m finally through it. This is not my favorite product, I’m not sure that it really does anything but I did use it up. Repurchase: Probably not, I didn’t really notice any differences when I used this vs. when I didn’t.

Garnier Micellar Makeup Removing Wipes – These are my favorite makeup remover wipes, I really love them and have been using them for a while now. Repurchase: Yes, completely, already have and will for the foreseeable future.

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Bath & Bodyworks Watermelon Lemonade Candle – This is probably my favorite scent from Bath & Bodyworks, it smells amazing and I love it in all forms that I’ve smelt it in thus far. I’m glad you can get this candle all year round now because it’s one of my favorites, even in the winter time. Repurchase: Yes!

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover – This was a smaller size and it was something that I used up but it took me a while as I really didn’t like it, I find that this feels a little bit more greasy than I would like. It did a great job at removing eye makeup but I just didn’t like the feeling. Repurchase: No, I would not.

Up & Up Moisturizing Shave Gel in Strawberry Tangerine – This is fine, it’s shaving gel and I don’t think there is really anything fancy about shaving gel, this one does the job, smells nice and is easy for me to pick up while grocery shopping. Repurchase: Yes, of course.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner – This is my favorite leave-in conditioner I have ever used, I have tried a couple of cheaper ones but they just aren’t the same and they don’t do the trick like this one. I wish these went on sale more often because I feel like I go through these pretty quickly. Repurchase: Yes, already have two backups from them being on sale last month.

Bath & Bodyworks Peach Bellini Candle – I love this scent too, this is another one I will burn all year, this is a really fresh and fruity scent that I think is perfect for all seasons. It’s fresh but it’s very celebratory like, if a scent can even smell celebratory. Either way, I love this one. Repurchase: Yes!

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Mac Strobe Cream – I have finally finished this one! If you have seen my project pans in the past then know that this has been in them for a while now, I’ve been what I thought was close to finishing this product for months now, but I just now finished it and I am so excited to have finished this. This is a good product but I don’t love it as much as I once did, it’s alright. Repruchase: Probably not.

Clinique  Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer – This is my all time favorite moisturizer and I’m so sad this was my last little jar, I’m trying to make my way through some other minis and a full size before repurchasing this one but I love it so much! I even use it during the day. Repurchase: Yes, I would for sure!

Tatcha The Water Cream – This was a little sample jar I got from somewhere and I’m not really sure where, but I tried this out. I want to complain about the size of this, I know it’s just a sample but I got maybe six uses out of this max, which felt a little bit sad. I don’t think I’m a big fan of this one though, I didn’t really notice any difference and I didn’t like the smell of this at all. Repurchase: No.

Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo – I actually really liked this, the smell wasn’t my favorite but I liked what it did for my hair, I found that it really got rid of build up after a week or so and I really liked that. My biggest thing is about this is the price tag, it’s not something I would use up quickly but it’s still a hefty price tag. Repurchase: I’m not sure.

Milk Makeup Blur Stick – I like this, I think this does what it claims to do but I also think there are a lot of other products that do similar things to this and this isn’t my all-time favorite application. I do still enjoy this and think it’s a great product, it just isn’t the best. Repurchase: I might, one I used up some other primer type things.

Mac Prep + Prime Fix + Coconut  – I am so sad about this, this was one of my favorite things ever, it smelled amazing and the way it set my makeup was just so nice and I loved it. However, this was a limited edition product and they don’t’ carry it any longer. I just want them to bring it back! Repurchase: YES!

And those are all of my empty products for the month of September, not a lot of makeup but I feel like there never really is as I don’t go through makeup that often really. Still, a good mix of products and some things I’m very happy to finally be finished with.

What have you used up most recently?

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August 2017 Empties

August Empties

Yes, it’s time for another monthly post about the month of August, today it’s all about my trash, aka the products that I used up in the month of August. I didn’t use up as much as last month but there is still a fair amount, I think that may have something to do with the fact that I have and use so many mini sized products. So, let’s start talking trash.

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Smashmallow Mint Chocolate Chip – I cannot say enough good things about these marshmallows, we’re doing a candy bar of sorts at our wedding and I talked my fiance into trying some of these after I bought a bag while I was in Florida. These are so good and a great little sweet snack if you need one, which sometimes I do, these ones are very minty and just a little bit chocolatey. Repurchase: Yes, but only if I was in the mood, the

Smashmallow Root Beer Float – These are the ones that started my love with this brand, probably not this bag exactly but this flavor. This is hands down my favorite of the flavors we have tried, which is four out of the seven I believe they sell. I love root beer and I love how much this tastes like it, without actually having to drink root beer, which I rarely drink. Repurchase: Yes, the second I run out I need another bag!

Lorac Behind The Scenes Primer – I have a bunch of these mini ones and this one has taken me forever to use up, I keep getting them with a palette, they are not my favorite primer ever but they aren’t half bad either. Repurchase: Probably not, they aren’t my favorite and they aren’t really cheap either.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer  – I am so excited to be finished with this product, it’s not bad but it’s just not the primer for me, I find that my makeup slips around after a while with this, which I understand happens after some wear but nothing like this. Repurchase: No, I do not like it.

Elf Makeup Remover Pen – This is a really fantastic idea and a fantastic product, it’s just a felt pen that is covered in makeup remover, so when you make a mistake with your winged eyeliner or something of the sort, this is the perfect thing to touch it up without completely ruining it. Repurchase: Probably, it doesn’t last quite as long as I would like but it was good.

Wet ‘N Wild Mega Cushion Highlight in Who’s That Pearl – This is something that I am decluttering because I just don’t like it that much, it’s a little bit hard to work with and it doesn’t really end up looking that great, so I’m not the biggest fan of it. I just had to have it and now I’m decluttering it, but at least it’s a more affordable product. Repurchase: Nope, I didn’t really like it.

Lush The Kiss Lip Scrub – This I can’t link to as it’s limited edition and this is something else that I am decluttering, I love Lush lip scrubs, they are very affordable and do a great job, however the taste of this one is bad enough for me to want to toss it out. This tastes salty and really strange, I do not like it. Repurchase: Nope

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder – I’m sad to see this one go, I never thought I would want a loose powder in my life, but I got this sample and have completely used it up, so it’s safe to say that I love it! The only downfall is that it’s white and powdery, so it shows up on everything, but that would happen with any loose powder I think. Repurchase: Yes, in fact, I plan on repurchasing during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty.

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Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Conditioner  – This is my current conditioner, I’ve been through two of these so far and I’m almost through a third, so far I really like it, I’m not sure that it’s my end all be all conditioner but it is a really good one and quite affordable too! Repurchase: I already have.

Cutex Twist + Scrub Sponge  – I bought these in sets of two, this does fine but it’s nothing special like I thought it was going to be, but it’s not bad either, it just wasn’t what I expected. Repurchase: Probably not.

Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash  – This is something else that I’ve decluttered, the smell is the reason why, if it wasn’t for the smell this would be a fantastic, gentle product for removing makeup and cleansing my face. The scent isn’t really that strong or that out there, but for me personally I hate it and had to stop using it. Repurchase: Only if they changed the scent.

Pink Sweet + Flirty Body Mist  – I adore this scent, it’s really sweet and flirty, it’s just a great mix of scent and I loved it. Repurchase: Probably, just not right now.

Unwash Bio Cleansing Conditioner  – This was a sample size and I got three uses out of it I think, which is pretty good for a sample, however, it’s not enough for me to say one way or the other really. Repurchase: Probably not, just because I didn’t get a good enough feel for it.

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant  – I have a few things that are not pictured, so from here down are things that I didn’t photograph. This deodorant was fine, it just wasn’t what I wanted. I didn’t like the smell and I don’t personally think it kept my odor at bay enough, so because of that, I’m just kind of eh on this one. Repurchase: Probably not this scent but maybe another one.

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra Moisture Detangler  – This is something that I am decluttering, I’ve had it for a while and used about half of it, but I didn’t really find that it helped my hair at all so I decided to finally let this one go. Repurchase: No, it just didn’t wow me.

Tarte Frxxxtion Stick  – I used this up and it took me longer than I thought it would, but I’m completely okay with that. I had a sample of this that I love so I bought the full size, loved the full size just as much as the sample. This is a great gentle exfoliate for the face, it doesn’t really have a smell and it’s just a super easy to use the product. Repurchase: Yes, just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Not Your Mothers Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower + Mango Butter Curl Defining Detangler  –  This is something that I am happy to see go, I just didn’t like this as much as I thought I would, and while the shampoo and conditioner in this line smelled amazing, this did not. Repurchase: No, it’s not awful but not great either.

Lush Monsters Ball Bath Bomb  – This is a Halloween bath bomb from last year that I am hoping they roll out this year because I really love this one. I love the scent, it’s a really bright, candy, citrus kind of scent. I love the look of this, both out of the water and in the water, and all around I just love this bath bomb. Repurchase: 100%

Lush Pink Bath Bomb  – I tried the new one out, which I did not realize had a new scent and I’m kind of bummed about that, it’s not bad but it’s not that in your face, snow fairy type of scent, that I love in all forms except for the shower gel. This is a more grown up version of that I think, it’s toned down a lot and has a little bit more of an earthy smell to it. Repurchase: Eh, probably not.

Secret Arts Jelly Bomb – I have a lot of things to say about this one, but I’m going to save that for a review that I am going to put up next month since I forgot to put this in this months schedule. I do love the smell of this. Repurchase: Nope.

And those are all of my empties from August, quite a few but nothing like lasts month. I think this post has been longer than I anticipated it would be but I did still have a lot of stuff to go over. Anyway, here’s to another good month of using up products.

Have you guys used up anything fun this past month?

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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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