Products I’ve Used Up | Quarterly Empties

Hi everyone! I hope all of y’all are doing well. Things are a bit different right now, but I want to get back into blogging like normal. These past few weeks I’ve had both of my girls home with me (which I admit, I love), but it’s a little bit hard to find time to work on my blog.

Currently in my county in Texas, we aren’t under any stay at home orders, but my girls and I haven’t been anywhere (other than a car ride) in 16 days now. My husband has still been working (his business is considered “essential”). I’m scared of us getting the virus, so we are voluntarily staying home. We live in the country so we are outside a lot and have a lot to do. It’s actually not that big of a change for me, seeing as I am always home, but the girls do miss seeing their friends and going to school. Hopefully things will go back to normal soon.

Anyway, I have some empties to share. I’ve been accumulating them since the beginning of the year, so here they are!

Let’s start with haircare.

This is my favorite drugstore shampoo and conditioner duo, the Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. The smell of this is amazing, and it makes my hair so clean and the conditioner really helps to soften and detangle. My girls also use this and they have really long hair as well. Already repurchased both!

I’ve got a bunch of skincare empties!

Garnier Micellar Water – I love this to help remove my makeup at night. It takes everything off and doesn’t leave an oily residue. Already repurchased.

Origins Original Skin Resurfacing Mask With Rose Clay – this mask is just a typical exfoliating mud mask. I did like it, but for the price I wouldn’t repurchase. You can find something at the drugstore that does the same thing.

Clinique Gel Moisturizer – I love this moisturizer and use it daily. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t contain SPF. I have to use a sunscreen along with it, but I don’t care cause I love it so. It doesn’t leave me greasy and works really well for my normal/dry skin. Already repurchased.

Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser – I use this cleanser with my Clarisonic every single morning in the shower. Does a good job of cleaning my face and doesn’t strip my skin. Also doesn’t break me out. Already repurchased.

Lastly, some man empties. I leave these in because maybe you know a guy that needs something new!

Clinique For Men Oil Control Moisturizer – my husband JJ really likes this because he has oily skin, and it really helps with controlling oil and it looks nice on the skin because it is mattifying. He puts this on every morning, so we have already repurchased.

Clinique For Men Face Scrub – he uses this in the shower a few times a week and it is a super minty and (pretty harsh to me) exfoliating scrub. He really likes this, so I have repurchased.

Now, the makeup.

Bare Minerals Bare Pro Powder Foundation – y’all know I love this stuff, this compact lasted me over a year, and I use it every single day! It has the light coverage I love and is so easy and quick to apply. Already repurchased.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose – I feel like I have one of these in every empties post. This is basically a tinted lip balm with such a pretty hint of red color. It is so moisturizing and smells SO GOOD. I have a back up of course.

Fenty Beauty Lip Gloss in Fenty Glow – I really like this lip gloss, it is a nude color with a golden shimmer. It lasts and isn’t sticky. I would definitely repurchase this one.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – this is THE BEST concealer EVER. This stuff is so good at covering my dark circles and you only need a tiny bit. It lasts all day and doesn’t crease. I’ve already got a new one.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipshine in InTime – this is a very sheer and hydrating lip color that was a mauve purple color. It barely showed up on my lips but was very hydrating. I probably wouldn’t repurchase though, because it’s pretty expensive for a tinted lip balm.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara– this is my favorite high-end mascara. It holds a curl, lengthens like crazy, and separates the lashes perfectly. I love this stuff. Would repurchase.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara – this is also a really good one. It doesn’t lengthen quite as much as Roller Lash, but the brush is so big and so easy to apply, so it is still a really good pick. Would repurchase.

L’Oréal Lash Paradise – my faaaave. I have raved about this mascara because it is perfect. It is does everything Roller Lash does, but at drugstore price. I have several backups.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – I’m not a fan. I don’t like this setting spray because I don’t like the stiff way it makes my face feel. I don’t have problem with makeup staying on anyway, so I won’t repurchase.

Onyx Professional Acetone Nail Polish Remover – this stuff is the jam and I will never be without it! It takes off everything so quick and easily (even glitter) and the big bottle lasts forever. Already have a backup.

Alright, so that is it for the empties! What have you been using up?

Thanks for reading, and stay safe out there! Here are a few of my previous blogs that you can do to help fight the boredom. 🙂

xx amy

The BEST Blush

Hello! Today we are talking about blush. More specifically, my favorite blush of ALL TIME. Seriously. Nothing beats it.

This color works all year round, works with all skin tones, and works with any look.

Have you guessed it yet?

It is the famous NARS blush in the color Orgasm. I recently repurchased this blush, and I remember why I loved it so much.

So, this blush is one of the most bestselling blush colors EVER, and I know why.

It is the most perfect, peachy pink color with a golden sheen. No chunky glitter, just the perfect amount of glow.

This blush lasts all day, and is especially pretty in the summer. It is pigmented, but not so pigmented that you have to be careful with your brush. Love the sleek NARS packaging; love everything about it!

Do you love this blush too?

What’s your all-time favorite blush? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading xx

Top 5 | Purple Nail Colors

A few weeks ago, I posted my top five favorite PINK nail colors, so I thought it would be fun to post my top five favorite purple colors! Pink and purple are my favorite colors to wear on my nails. I just love girly and feminine nail colors. Here are the top 5!

My first favorite is Essie Go Ginza.

This is a very light pale purple cream with a slight gray to it. This is light enough that I consider it to be a neutral.

Next up, Nails Inc. Unicorn Wishes.

This color is so fun. This is a lavender colored multi chrome. The color shifts as you move your nails from purple-y pink to blue. It is so pretty, but sheer. I have three coats on here.

One of my favorite colors of all time, OPI Show Us Your Tips.

This color is a shimmery periwinkle that is GORGEOUS in person. This color is also a bit sheer, so I have three coats on here.

Next up, a Zoya polish in the color Zara.

This is a light purple with a golden duo chrome shimmer. This is unlike any other color I have, and it is so pretty.

Lastly, Essie Play Date.

This is the perfect purple for spring! It is a pinky-toned purple cream color that is pretty opaque. I only used two coats here.

That is it for my favorite purple nail colors!

What is your favorite purple?

Thanks for reading! xx

February Beauty Faves

Hello! I can’t believe it’s almost March! Today I’m going to share some products I’ve been using and loving all month long.

I’ll start off with some hair products.

I have been wearing my hair straight a lot this month, and I like to work ONE pump of this Living Proof Restore Smoothing Blowout Concentrate in my hair before blowdrying. The consistency is a serum and it smells so good and really smoothes the hair. I blow dry my hair with a round brush and this, and it gives the perfect blowout. I am almost out of this, so I will definitely be repurchasing.

When I want to put waves into my hair, I blow dry it and then I wrap sections of around my curling wand. After I am done making the loose waves, I hold up the hair I’ve curled from the top, spray some of this Sephora Collection Texturing Spray in, and then put it down and kind of scrunch it. It gives some texture and volume to the hair, and makes it look kind of undone and tousled. I love the smell of this and how beachy it makes my hair look.

Next, a skincare fave I have been using for a few months. This is the Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.

This product is a chemical exfoliant that is supposed to unclog and shrink pores, smooth and even out skintone, and help with acne since it contains salicylic acid. I don’t have trouble with acne or breakouts, but I had noticed my skin looking a bit dull and my pores looking larger. I decided to try this since it is top rated on the website. I apply a little bit of this to my skin every night and leave it on. After a one week purging period, my skin was so much brighter, clearer, and just smooth looking. My husband said it looked like I was wearing foundation when I wasn’t! I honestly can’t believe the difference in my skin. My pores are totally shrunk down, and I feel like my skin looks so youthful and bright.

Lastly, a few makeup faves.

Benefit Roller Lash is one of my favorite mascaras of all time. It is pricey, but it really lengthens my lashes and keeps them curled. I don’t like the price, but I do love this mascara and the packaging!

This gorgeous highlight is going to be so so pretty for the summer, but I’ve already been wearing it! This is the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati, which is a beautiful silvery champagne color. This is a teeny sample, but it has lasted almost a month. I’ve been using it over my blush and in my inner corners of my eyes for highlight. I love it and will need to get the full size soon!

Here’s a swatch!

That’s all the faves for this month!

What have you been loving?

Thanks for reading xx

Makeup I Always Repurchase

You know how you have those certain makeup products that you always go back to? You know, the ones that never fail you!

I try a lot of makeup, but there are special products that just can’t be beat! I am going to share all of those today. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will probably know all of these already. Here they are!

I went through my collection, and I am sharing only the things that I have repurchased MULTIPLE times. These are things that I don’t want to live without!

Let’s start with my three base products.

I’m a powder foundation girl, and I’ve used Bare Minerals for over 10 years. I even wore it on my wedding day! A few years ago, I stopped using the loose powder and traded it for the pressed version. I love the pressed version more because it isn’t as messy as the loose powder. This compact lasts me a whole year, and I use it pretty much every single day. It gives me the light coverage I want and I LOVE it. I wear the shade 04 Aspen and I use this brush to apply it.

Next is the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. This is the 4th or 5th compact I have purchased of this. This bronzer is matte and only a few shades darker than my foundation. I apply it all over the perimeter of my face and under my cheekbones. I can also use this to contour since it is matte. Bonus – it smells like chocolate!

Lastly is the best concealer I have ever found, the magical Tarte Shape Tape. I have been using this pretty much since it came out, and it’s one of the only concealers that covers my dark circles and doesn’t crease. Love this stuff. I wear the shade Light.

Next, some eye products.

Like the rest of my makeup, I like my brows natural, so I use a powder to fill them in. This Anastasia Brow Powder Duo has been my go-to for 4 or 5 years now. I use a small angled brush to apply a teeny bit of this to my eyebrows using short quick strokes. It fills in the sparse spots and still looks natural. I wear the shade Dark Brown.

Next is my favorite mascara, the L’Oréal Lash Paradise. I love to try mascara and I do have a lot of high-end faves, but for the price and quality, this one takes the cake. It is super black, it lengthens like crazy, adds volume, and holds the curl all day. I have been using this for about 2 years, and I don’t buy anything else.

I don’t wear a lot of black liner or liquid liner, so I go for a dark brown liner. I think it looks a little bit more natural and not so harsh against my fair skin. UD 24/7 Liners are THE BEST, and I have used them for years. I don’t even try other brands. I use them on the upper lashline, lower lashline, the waterline, and they last all day. My favorite shades are Demolition and Bourbon.

On to lips!

You won’t usually find me in a bold lip. I go for the “my lips but better” look. My favorite lipstick of all time is MAC Syrup. It is the perfect sheer and shiny pinky purple, and just looks so nice with my skin tone. It is moisturizing and perfect. I have repurchased this more times than I can remember.

For favorite gloss, it’s hands down the Dior Lip Maximizer. A long time ago, I read an article where Sarah Jessica Parker was raving about this gloss, and I had to try it. As soon as I did, I was hooked! I just like to buy the sheer light pink color, which is all it used to come in, but now they have a bunch of shades. This gloss smells like vanilla, it subtly plumps the lips (feels minty and tingly), and it LASTS. It’s not sticky, and it looks good over any lip liner or lipstick.

Here are swatches of the lippies.

Mac Syrup, Dior Light Pink

So that is it for all of my repurchased makeup products!

What products do you purchase over and over?

Let’s be friends! Follow me on INSTA and GOODREADS!

Thanks for reading! xx