EMPTIES (Products I’ve Used Up)

It’s been a minute since I’ve done an empties post.  My box was overflowing with products I have used up in the last 6 months or so, so I thought it would be a good time for a post.  I don’t know about you guys, but I really like seeing products people have used up and their thoughts on them!  It’s kind of like mini-reviews, and I’m just nosy. 🙂  

Let’s start with HAIRCARE.

Suave Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and Conditioner – this duo smells AMAZING and left my hair feeling so clean and soft.  This is some awesome drugstore haircare right here.  I would definitely repurchase this.

Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Conditioner – this was ehh.  I got it for the pretty pink bottle, but didn’t seem to condition my hair all that well.  It did smell good, though.  I probably wouldn’t repurchase this.

Garnier Pure Clean Shampoo – I love this clarifying shampoo for taking all of the buildup out of my hair.  It really makes my hair squeaky clean and smells like green apples.  I would repurchase.

LUSH Big Sea Salt Shampoo – love this stuff.  This is a clarifying shampoo with sea salt that really deep cleans hair.  It doesn’t dry out my hair, and it smells like the beach.  Definite repurchase.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry – love Batiste dry shampoos, this scent is really nice.  This shampoo absorbs oil and doesn’t leave residue.  I would repurchase.

Klorane Dry Shampoo – I also really like this dry shampoo, it smells good and it really makes my hair feel clean without a white cast or buildup.  It also adds a lot of volume.  I would repurchase.

Loreal Blow Dry Quick Dry Primer Spray – this is an alternative to the Kenra blow dry spray that I love.  It even smells like the Kenra product.  It really does shorten drying time.  I would repurchase.

Organix Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shine Finish Spray – I used this up just because I didn’t want to waste it.  It smelled good, but didn’t do much for shine at all.  I really haven’t liked anything I have tried from this brand.  I wouldn’t repurchase.

Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel – this product is added into  damp hair at the roots and adds tons of volume.  This actually also comes in a mousse, and I like that more.  I feel like the gel weighs the hair down a bit while the mousse feels lighter.  I wouldn’t repurchase this gel.


Caress Daily Silk Body Wash – I’m not too particular when it comes to body wash, as long as it has a pump and makes me feel clean, I’m in.  This particular one is very moisturizing and lathers up really well.  I would repurchase.

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water – I love Micellar water cleansers and this one does a great job of removing makeup and not breaking me out.  I would repurchase.

Lancôme Creme Radiance Cream to Foam Cleanser – I did not like this at all.  This cleanser really dried out my skin.  It left a really tight feeling that didn’t go away.  I wouldn’t repurchase.

Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum – Aghhh, why did I have to run out of this?  It is so pricey, but so good.  It really moisturized and plumped up my skin.  I do notice a difference in my skin when I’m not using this.  I would repurchase.

Dr. Brandt Poredermabrasion Exfoliator – this was way too harsh on my skin, it almost hurt to use this.  I wouldn’t repurchase.

Fresh Black Tea Perfecting Mask – I don’t really feel like this did anything to my skin, and I did not like the scent at all.  I felt like after using this I had an oily residue on my skin.  I wouldn’t repurchase.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel – again, another product that I felt like didn’t do anything. Yes, my pores were tightened and my face felt really clean, but my face wash does the same thing.  I wouldn’t repurchase.

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub – I really like LUSH lip scrubs, and I did like this, but I prefer the Mint Julips one.  The scent and taste of this one was just too candy sweet.  I wouldn’t repurchase.



Make Up For Ever Step 1 Hydrating Primer – I love this.  As someone with dry skin, this really helps hydrate and prep skin for foundation.  I can almost skip moisturizer if I just apply this.  I would repurchase.

Smashbox Primer Water – this is really nice.  I am not sure that it helps my makeup to last longer, but it does hydrate my skin and help my makeup go on smoothly.  I would repurchase.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish – I love those balm stains.  This shade is a nice pink and it feels moisturizing on the lips.  I would repurchase.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose – this is a tinted balm that I used almost everyday.  It smells like lemony cake and really helps with dry chapped lips.  I would repurchase.

Benefit Roller Lash – this is my favorite high-end mascara.  It lengthens, volumizes and keeps my lashes curled all day.  I will repurchase this.

NARS Audacious Mascara – this was a fail for me.  This brush is weird, the formula is really wet and just clumps.  I would not repurchase.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara – I didn’t like this mascara because of the brush and also it felt like it took forever to get a thick coat on my lashes.  I wouldn’t repurchase.

Maybelline The Rocket Volum Express Mascara – this is my favorite drugstore mascara.  It really adds volume to my lashes and separates them really nicely.  I would repurchase.

Whew!  That was quite a lot!  I feel so accomplished. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

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