Quarterly Empties | Products I’ve Used Up

Hello! It is time for some reviews on products I have recently used up! I tend to use the same products over and over if they work for me, so in a way this is kind of like a mini favorites review. Let me know if you still like these types of posts!

Bring on the empties!

Let’s start with the makeup.

First, my favorite mascara probably of all time. L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise, aka the best mascara ever, I have raved and raved about it. I love everything about it, it gives volume, keeps your curl, and super black and thick. No clumping, no flaking, nada. Already repurchased!

Next, my favorite drugstore concealer, Maybelline Fit Me. This is a skin-like lightweight concealer that looks so natural and actually covers. It’s not as thick as Tarte Shape Tape, but for everyday makeup, it’s my go-to. Already repurchased!

A lipgloss! I used up a lipgloss! Crazy because we have to wear masks everywhere, but I did manage to finally use it up. I just wear it around the house, haha! This is a really pretty pink, the color is Vanilla Cream Pie, and it adds lots of shine and moisture to my lips. I love these NYX glosses because they come in so many different colors and they aren’t sticky! Definite repurchase.

I used up a few hair products – this shampoo is always in these empties posts because I love it! This is the OGX Teatree and Mint Shampoo, and it is one of the best shampoos I’ve ever used. It really cleans the hair and feels minty and refreshing. I love the smell! Already repurchased.

This Sephora Collection Texturizing Spray is really really good. I love to use a wand to curl my hair, and then use this spray to give it kind of an un-done look. I don’t like a curl anymore, just a slight bend gives a really nice look. It’s not sticky or crunchy and it does hold my hair in place. I would repurchase!

I use this Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water every night to remove my makeup. It does a great job of it and doesn’t sting my eyes or leave my skin greasy. I always wash my face after using. I recently discovered the new Rose scented one, and that’s the fave now! Already repurchased.

This Aveeno Skin Relief Overnight Cream really helps if you have dry skin. My six year old gets super dry skin in the winter, so I use this every night on her skin and it helps so much. I also love to use this lotion for my feet. It is very thick and creamy, doesn’t have a scent, and it softens the skin. I already repurchased it.

This Philosophy Purity Mask was really just ok for me. It was a standard drying clay mask, it wasn’t anything special and didn’t do anything for my skin. I would rather use the Sephora Collection Mud Mask, which I love.

Lastly, a toothpaste, my favorite toothpaste that I always use. The Arm and Hammer Advance White. This toothpaste really keeps my teeth white and I love how the taste isn’t too sweet. It also foams up a lot, which I really like. It has baking soda, so it really is good for whitening. Already repurchased!

That’s it for the empties! Have you used any of these?

Thanks for reading xx

New L’Oréal Air Volume Mascara Review

My favorite makeup product to test out is mascara. I love to try all the new mascaras that come out, especially from the drugstore. Maybe something new will measure up to my beloved L’Oréal Lash Paradise.

This is the L’Oréal Air Volume Mega Mascara.

How pretty is the packaging on this?! I love the pretty pink color.

I picked this up from my local Walmart for $10.97. I always choose blackest black and non-waterproof.

This mascara promises MEGA Volume, and I love volumized lashes, so I was excited to try this! It is also supposed to have an airy and light formula.

First off, as soon as I opened up the tube, I noticed a strong chemical smell. Very strong. Most mascaras don’t have a smell, but this one did. As I wore it throughout the day, the smell did go away, though.

As for the brush, I’m pretty sure that it is identical to the Lash Paradise brush, but the formula of the mascara does feel lighter, and kind of mousse like.

When I applied this to my lashes, it was a very “wet” formula, meaning there is a lot of it on the brush, and even wiping the brush off, I still end up with a LOT of product on my lashes. This immediately weighs down my lashes and makes them feel very heavy.

I tried this a few times, and it just did not work for me. It’s too wet. It didn’t give me any volume or lift, it just kind of clumped my lashes together and took forever to dry. Every day I wore this, it was a bad lash day.

This was sadly, a fail for me.

Have you tried this mascara?

Thanks for reading! xx

Sparkly Barbie Pink Nails

Ever since I was little, I have loved the color pink, especially on my nails. I have done this particular pink manicure three times in a row, so I thought I would share it today!

First, I used Essie Gel Couture color in Model Citizen, a creamy blue based hot pink. I applied two coats, and let that dry.

I then took the Essie color Bonbon Nuit from their recent Winter Collection and layered one thin coat overtop. This is a cool pale pink glitter topper with a gold pearl sheen.

I think the finished product is so so pretty!

Essie really does have the best colors.

Thanks for reading! xx

5 Drugstore Gems You NEED

Dude. I have been LOVING the drugstore lately for my beauty goodies. I have recently discovered a few things that I have to share with you, just because they are so good!

So first off, the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub. Yes, I have tried this before, but not this SCENT! This is the Tropical Mango scent and omg it smells so good. I can’t stop smelling it. It smells like a fruity mango cocktail. I love to use this scrub on my body and it exfoliates, but also leaves my skin super soft. It is also very cheap for a ton of product! $8.99 at ULTA.

Next, the Garnier Micellar Water, but in the ROSE scent. I have used this micellar water for years, and love it for removing makeup. I just discovered this rose scent, and being obsessed with anything rose scented, I love this! It does such a good job of removing all of my makeup without leaving me oily or burning my eyes. Love it. $8.99 at ULTA.

Now for some makeup! I have been loving this L’Oréal Lumi Glotion in the shade Fair Glow. There are four shades to choose from, so I chose the lightest. First off the packaging is perfect. Squeezy tubes are my favorite, and the color of this bottle has like a holo pink shift in the light. It is so pretty.

The product is like a shimmery nude colored liquid that doesn’t have glitter, just sheen. It looks so pretty and glowy on its own, or layered underneath makeup. I am so surprised at how much I love this. It’s just as good as high end glowy primers. $14.99 at ULTA.

Next this Elf Monochromatic Multi-Stick in Glistening Peach. This is BEAUTIFUL on the cheeks as blush, and so easy to apply with my fingers.

It is the prettiest peachy pink color with a golden sheen. I love the packaging and how small it is. Perfect for travel. I want all of the other colors! $4 at ULTA.

Lastly, a highlighter. This is the Wet N Wild Powder Highlighter in Golden Flower Crown. I have been loving the golden hued highlighters, and this one is so so pretty. It’s golden without being too warm toned, and gives such a pretty glow to the skin. $5.99 at ULTA.

What have you been loving from the drugstore? Have you tried any of these?

Thanks for reading! xx

BEAUTY Haul

Well even though it was just Christmas, I bought a few makeup and beauty things for myself lately and wanted to share! You know how it is when you shop online, it’s so easy to ADD TO CART. Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself, right?

Here’s what I picked up.

First up, some lip products, cause ya girl can never have enough!

The Dior Lip Maximizer is my favorite gloss of all time, so you can imagine that I HAD to pick up this NEW limited edition shimmery hot pink color! The color is called Ultra Pink.

This gloss is a smoothing, slightly plumping formula with a sheer hot pink shimmer. Gorgeous, non-sticky, and LASTS.

Next, another one of my faves that I have repurchased, this Marc Jacobs Lip Liner in Slow Burn. I love this color; it is the perfect my-lips-but-better shade, has great lasting power, and doesn’t dry out my lips.

Last for the ol lips, a SCRUBBER. I’m going to use this with a lip scrub and hopefully the results will be magical for my dry chapped winter lips. It’s double sided, too!

I picked up this Ilia Soft Focus Finishing Powder because I have been lusting after it for ages. It is very pricey, but I decided to pull the trigger. It’s a translucent setting powder that is supposed to be amazing for its blurring capabilities. Anything with “soft focus” just calls to me.

ANOTHER nail polish because you know, I needed one. Haha. This one is so cool and different from any of the nail colors I own. It is the Nails Inc polish in Cosmic Blur. This looks so so pretty. It is a sheer pearly white with a holographic shimmer/glitter! I can’t wait to try it.

I have never tried any Dermalogica products before, but I saw this exfoliating powder that you mix up with water, and I was intrigued. I purchased the smaller size of this to try it out, but it has a ton of powder inside and I think you only need a little bit. I love exfoliating, so hopefully this one’s good!

Lastly, a hair product. I haven’t tried any products from IGK before, and I heard good things about this Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray. This is a heat protectant blow dry spray that is supposed to smooth the hair and tame frizz. I love to test out hair products, and I’m excited to try more from this brand.

That’s it for my haul! Let me know if you want an in depth review of anything shown here!

Thanks for reading xx