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.
BODY + FACE
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!