I have been on a mission to use up the half empty products in my cabinets before buying more, especially when it comes to haircare and skincare products! My family and I are building a house and are going to be moving in soon, so I need to get some of this junk outta here!
I try to use up makeup, but it’s just so hard to stick to one thing before moving onto another product! BUT, I did use up TWO foundations…and for that, I am proud 🙂
Living Proof Primer Style Extender Spray – I got this little sample and I used it up, but I much prefer the cream version of this product. This is a hair primer that you use before styling, and it helps your style to last longer. This spray version doesn’t make my hair soft like the cream version. I wouldn’t purchase this.
Paul Mitchell Straight Works – this is a gel you apply before styling that is supposed to smooth out hair and prevent frizz. I didn’t like this as much as the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, which has a lighter consistency, and smells better. I wouldn’t repurchase this.
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque – finally I have used up this huge tub! This is a hair masque that I really liked. It really made my hair soft and it smelled good. I would repurchase this!
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner – I love the fruity scent of this conditioner and I switched off between using this and the Macadamia Masque. I have used this product for years and I always go back to it when I’m looking for good deep conditioner. It makes my hair soft and detangled. I would repurchase this.
Macadamia Control Hairspray – this was recently in my Products I Regret Buying post, and I used this up, but I’m glad it’s gone. It just didn’t do much to hold my curls, and I didn’t like the smell. I won’t repurchase this.
Sephora Collection Instant Nail Polish Remover for Glitter – I love this, and will not attempt to remove glitter polish without it! We all know what a pain it is to take off a sparkly mani, and this makes it a piece of cake! You dip your finger into the jar and you can scrape your nail against the sides to rub the polish off. I will repurchase!
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Fresh and Foamy Body Wash – I love this body wash! It smells like a sweet lime margarita, it foams up good, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. Oh, and it has a pump! I will repurchase.
LUSH Rockstar and Godmother Soap Stack – this is a bar soap duo, Rockstar is pink and bubblegum scented, and Godmother is purple soap that smells like candy. I like Godmother best, but both are good! They lather up good and oh, they smell so good. They both left my skin soft and clean! I would repurchase.
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment – this is a thick, citrus scented eye cream that I used at night. It did a great job at hydrating, and I liked the scent. I wouldn’t use this during the day because it is thick. I would repurchase it for nighttime.
Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum – I really like this! I used it at nighttime and I love the consistency, it’s kind of like a gel, and I thought it really hydrated my skin. It didn’t make it feel greasy and I felt like it kind of helped to even out my skintone! I would repurchase.
Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer – this is a lightweight daytime moisturizer with SPF 30. It has a really nice fresh scent (better than the Positively Radiant scent) and doesn’t feel greasy on the skin. I like the pump on this, and it was easy to get every last bit of product out. This moisturizer didn’t clog my pores or make me break out either. I love Aveeeno products, and I’ll definitely be repurchasing this!
St. Ives Even and Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub – I love anything that smells like grapefruit and this smells just like grapefruit to me. This is a gentler scrub with small beads to help exfoliate. My skin feels so clean and bright after I use this! I will definitely repurchase this.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair – this is a nice concealer for spot treating, but I find that it is just too sheer for underneath my eyes. It has a light consistency and doesn’t cake up. I will repurchase.
MAC Lipglass in Pink Lemonade – I have had this forever and finally used it up. It is a really pretty shimmery, pinky coral color. MAC lipglosses are a bit sticky, but I think that makes them last longer. I probably won’t repurchase this since they are pricey and I like other glosses (ahem, NYX) better.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water – I am obsessed with this stuff and I use it everyday. I apply my moisturizer, and then spray this all over my face. While my face is still damp, I apply my foundation. I think it really hydrates my skin and preps it for makeup. I will repurchase!
itCosmetics CC Cream – I love this foundation. It has really good coverage, it feels light on the skin, it has SPF 50, and I love the menthol-y scent of it. I also really love the packaging, because it is easy to get every last drop! I have already repurchased 🙂
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B10 – I have already repurchased this one too. This is probably my all time favorite foundation. It is super watery, so I apply it with my fingers, and it just looks like skin. I love the perfume-y scent, and the color matches me perfect. Love this!
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – I talk about this magic sponge all the time, and I really feel like I like it more than the Beauty Blender because it has a flat side. I don’t even use brushes anymore, only this sponge! It just makes my foundation look SO MUCH BETTER!
Loreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer – I really liked this concealer for spot correcting on my face. It’s a drier formula, so I wouldn’t try this underneath the eyes. It blends out fast and is perfect to keep in my purse for touch-ups. I would repurchase.
Maybelline Volum Express The Rocket Mascara – this is my favorite drugstore mascara. It lengthens, volumizes, it’s very black, and it keeps the curl. I’ll definitely repurchase.
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready – I got this mini lipstick in an IPSY bag I think, and I really liked it! It was a nice rosy pink, really creamy, and it lasted! I would purchase this.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW15 – this is a full coverage concealer that is really nice. It comes with a little pump to dispense, and I really like using this either underneath my eyes, or mixed in with my face lotion to make a tinted moisturizer. I will repurchase.
Whew! That’s all for my empties!
Thanks for reading 🙂
11 thoughts on “More Empties | Products I’ve Used Up”
Thank you! 🙂
I totally agree that Paul Mitchell’s super skinny serums scent is hard to beat! Great post! I love reading empties because you know the products were all atleast good enough to finish up😊
Thank you so much! I also really like reading empties posts. Yes, the scent is like jolly ranchers, I love it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
It really is!! Oh of course!!
Wow Amy, you go through so many products! I love how you divided it into categories! I wanted to love the IT Cosmetics CC Cream, but I think it may be the cause of my sudden breakouts.
Haha I know, it was a lot!! I’ve been trying to use only one thing at a time till I use it up 🙂 aww man, that stinks about the cc cream 😦
I applaud you because that is not my strong suit!:) Hopefully it’s a fluke thing and has nothing to do with the cc cream!
It’s so hard!!! I just want to buy new things hahaha. I hope not, I love that CC cream! 🙂
Yes me too! I will be using up something and inevitability purchase a similar product I don’t need before its done!:) And of course when it’s limited edition that just adds a whole new frustration haha.
It’s not our fault!!! New things just keep coming out! 🙂