Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Empties #6

It has been a while since my last empties post, so this is a long time coming. I have so many empties that you can expect to see another empties post very very soon.

Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair and Body, Jack Black - I haven't sure this for my hair but just as a body wash.  It lathers and cleans well and smells amazing.  The scent is very engerizing so it is great to wake you up in the  morning.  And because it contains eucalyptus, it is perfect to use when your a little stuffed up.

Pure Seduction Body Wash, Victoria's Secret - These washes are great because they are super cheap, so the job and smell fantastic.

Lavender Salt Scrub, Trader Joe's - I love love love the scent of this.  I don't know if I would repurchase though because the oil separated from the actual salt scrub and was difficult to mix together.  It was also very messy in the tub.

Smoothing Shave Gel, Up & Up - I think I have mentioned this before.  This the Up & Up (Target) version of Aveeno's Positively Smooth Shave Gel.  I have been using the Aveeno version for at least ten years now and will buy the Up & Up brand if at Target.  I love that it doesn't smell like fruit and it really does inhibit hair growth.

Bag Balm - I have been suing bag for a million years . . . for as long as I an remember.  It is a great multipurpose balm.  It works well on lips, elbows, cuts, but I especially love to apply it to my feet.  I will layer this on, slip on a heavy pair of socks, and the next day my feet are super hydrated.

Creme de Pistache Body Butter, Laura Mercier - This is one of my favorite scents. I want to dip myself in it.  It smells AMAZING!

Renewing Cleanser, Proactiv Solutions - I have been using Proactiv off and on for probably 15 years.  It is really the only product that completely clears my skin.

Bioderma Sebium H2O Solution Purifying Non-Rinse Cleanser - This is a great no rinse make-up remover.  It is not available here in the states, but you can get it on Amazon.  I have tried the Senstive Skin formula but do prefer this one for oily/combination skin,

Proactiv + Plus Skin Smoothing Exfoliator - Proactiv+ is a bit more expensive than the traditional Proactiv but I do prefer it.  It works better and I feel as if it is a bit less harsh.

Continuous Control Acne Cleanse, Clean & Clear - This is probably the best drug store alternative to Proactiv so I will usually get this when I can't get my hands on Proactiv.

Make-up Remover Cleansing Water, Caudalie - I love Caudalie products.  This smells amazing and is a pretty good alternative to Bioderma.

Bare Face Cleansing Oil, Julep - This was the first cleansing oil I have used and while I have used several difference kinds since, this remains my favorite.

The Fab Pore, Soap and Glory - This gives a really amazing deep down clean.  I usually used this in combination with a mask as it really cleans and preps the skin of the mask.

Pore Targeting Treatment, Proactive+

Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer, Juice Beauty - This was my second jar of this.  I really felt as if it eliminated skin perfections and healed the skin.  I didn't repurchase because I started using the Benefit Total Moisture.

Tres Two Spray Hair Spray, TRESemme - This has been my go to hair spray for years.  It gives good hold without being sticky or stiff.

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Damage & Color Repair Shampoo - I have a sensitive scalp so I like to incorporate a scalp therapy shampoo into my rotation.  I really liked this a lot.  It calmed my scalp and cut any discomfort.

Dry Shampoo, Batiste - I have mentioned this before.  Batiste is probably one of my favorites.  I have been using it for years and it work well.  I haven't repurchased because I started using one for Klorane which feels better on the scalp so I have been using that.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle - This is a little pricey but I have repurchased this over and over since trying this earlier this year.  I can use it multiple days in a row with no buildup and because there is no buildup it doesn't irritate my scalp.  

Divine Oil, Caudalie - This is meant for the skin but I used it in my hair.  I applied just a little to the ends of my hair and it keep it conditioned and it smells great.

Restore Mask Treatment, Living Proof - This was a sample size that I received in a Sephora 500 point perk.  I didn't think it did too much in terms of being a "treatment."  I just used it in place of a conditioner and it work as that.

The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ - This is a fantastic lip scrub.  It lasted me a long time as you only need a small amount and the tub is a decent size. 

BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment, GLAMGLOW - This was just a sample I received from Sephora.  I have not met a GLAMGLOW product that I didn't like and this was no exception. Each pod is said to be one application, but I used just one side to do both eyes and it was plenty.

Age Corrective Eye Cream, Resvology - I received this as a PR sample to review and I ended up really liking it.

Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, NARS - This has become a staple for me . . .a holy grail product.  I have oily eyelids so eyeshadow usually just slides right off.  This keeps everything where it is supposed to stay all day long.

Radiant Creamy Concealer, NARS - This is another staple for me.  I have repurchased this concealer multiple times.  It works fantastcily.  The color Custard matches me very well. and I like that it is creamy so it blends into my foundation flawlessly.

Smudge Pot in Kitten, Stila - Kitten is such a gorgeous color.  I have used it in powered form and cream.  This was my go-to everyday shadows for a couple years until it dried out. It is a great base to just had a darker outer corner to.

Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, Maybelline - The whole color tattoo line is fantastic drugstore eyeshadows. Bad to the Bronze is a great neutral.

Great Lash Clear, Maybelline -I've been using this for years to tame my eyebrows.  It is super cheaper and works. There is really no reason to spend a lot of money for a higher end brand when this works just as well. 

Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller, Garnier - This is another staple.  I really like the consistency for my under eyes.  Its easy to blend and it not only conceals my dark under eyes, but it also treats them.

Genius Gel Super-Charged Oil-Free Foundation, Marc Jacobs Beauty - I loved this foundation.  It gave great coverage and a really great finish.  I loved it so much, I repurchased it, then realize it was breaking it out.  I don't know what it is in it that caused me to breakout, but as soon as I stopped using it, my skin cleared.

Lip Conditioner, Caudalie - A lot of lip balms have a reverse affect of me and will dry out my lips.  This is one that keeps them conditioned and flake free with n side effects.

Nearly Naked Foundation, Revlon - I used bottle after bottle of this foundation.  It is cheap and while it is a light foundation it does give pretty decent coverage.

De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray, Urban Decay - I can not go without this setting spray. I use it before my primer and then again after I apply my makeup to really lock everything in.

Drying Drops, Sephora by OPI (Discontinued) - Sephora discontinued their OPI line so these are no longer available but they worked well to dry my polish.  Within seconds of applying, my mails would be dry.

Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops, Julep - These work just as well as the Sephora by OPI drops, however the bottle is HUGE and there is lavender in the oil so it smells so good.

Facial Spray, Evian - I like using a water spray to wet my beauty blender and dampen my eyeliner brush. It is also great for throwing in your beach bag for instant cooling.

Sensitive Skin Hand Wipes, Wet Ones - I have Wet Ones in my purse, in my car, in my office and in my vanity.  I especially like to keep in my vanity to wipe of hands of any makeup, spot clean a makeup brush and they work great to clean up a caked on mascara wad. 

Expert Scar Care Serum, Boots - This is a really great inexpensive dark spot serum.  

Original Toothpaste, Marvis - I got this in a Glossybox ages ago and kept it in my travel bag until I used it up.  

Clear Care Contact Lens Cleaning Solution - This is my go contact lens cleaning solution.

Dove Go Sleeveless Shea Butter Anti-Perspirant Deodorant - I don't know how well this works to lighten your underarm skin, but its a decent antiperspirant.  

Cream Hair Bleach for Face, Sally Hansen - I like to keep this on hand to lighten any air between waxes.  

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  1. I've never seen that Up&Up shave gel and I love Aveeno products; it's going on my shopping list!

    I swear by the Continous Control Acne Cleanser, I use it every morning (and use a more soapy face wash at night - Neutrogena) and I feel like it cleans and helps me get rid of my acne! I've heard it can dry people out - but not me!

    I got a sample of the GlamGlow at Sephora this weekend, I can't wait to try it and I want to add the urban decay de-slick makeup setting spray to my next sephora haul!

    Have you ever tried Ole Henricksen Truth is in the Eyes Vitamin C peel for under eyes? Just got a sample of that too and I'm loving it!

    1. I have not tried the Ole Henricksen Truth under eye peel. I would be interested to hear how you like it I am also on the hunt for a good under eye product.

      I have been using either the Up&Up or the Aveeno shave gel for years and it really does slow the hair growth.


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