Mar 5, 2014

Empties, Products I've Used Up!

Here we are again with another empties post! This time around I waited until I had a decent amount of makeup to show you. Personally, I just love seeing empties posts. I have a weird obsession with trying to finish everything in my collection at once, like that's ever going to happen.. haha. Here's what I finished up over the past four months: 


Aussie Moist Shampoo and Conditioner- I have been using these since I was a freshman in high school! I can't get enough of the delicious coconutty-vanilla scent that these leave in my hair throughout the day. I also notice that my hair feels very soft and silky, even after one use. I will always come back to my Aussie Moist products! 

Gilettte Satin Care with Olay Shaving Cream- I usually buy the sensitive skin version since my eczema can't handle any scented gels. However, this one was still sensitive enough for my skin to handle and the scent was a nice touch. It foams up nicely and leaves skin feeling hydrated, I will definitely repurchase.

Herbal Essences Naked White Tea and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner- I bought these on a whim, they are the brand new to the Herbal Essences line. I love the scent, it's more minty than white tea, but they just didn't do anything for my hair. They claimed to make the hair super shiny and soft, but I didn't experience any of that. 


Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser- I've been using this face wash steadily for over a year now, it's become my holy grail. I rarely ever break out anymore, and I believe that I owe it all to this cleanser! It's a gel cleanser that lathers nicely and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry. I always keep one by my sink and also in my shower.

Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover- I love this stuff. It gently removes my eye makeup with one swipe. All I do is dab some on a cotton pad, wipe it across my lids and my makeup vanishes. It's a huge time saver, and even removes my waterproof makeup effortlessly. I go through about one bottle a month! 

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes- These are my absolute favorite makeup wipes! I would really be lost without them.  All I need is one wipe to remove all of my face makeup, even eye makeup. (I follow up with eye makeup remover because I'm a bit obsessive with removing every last drop of makeup before I sleep). Anyway, I use these for everything, wiping down my makeup products, my vanity, and of course swatches! 



Aveeno Positively Bright Brightening Cleanser- I have certain Aveeno products that I love, but this was not one of them. This cleanser didn't do anything for me, not even make my skin feel clean. It felt thick and slimy, all around terrible. It made so many ridiculous claims too, 'brighten/even out skin tone/reduce redness/remove dark spots' after one use. Haha no.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Scrub- I liked the texture of this scrub, the beads were gentle. It's a bit on the runny side, which isn't my favorite. Overall, I might repurchase it again if it went on sale. It's not bad, but not amazing either.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion- I've been using this lotion for years. It's perfect for my dry sensitive skin. It soothes my redness and my eczema after one use. I love how it makes my skin feel soft and hydrated throughout the day. 

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads- These are another Aveeno favorite! I love to use them after I've cleansed my face just for extra freshness. They are also great at removing face makeup, but don't put them on the eyes or else they'll sting. I don't find them necessary, but they are a nice bonus!


Maybelline Fit Me Powder 115 Ivory-  This is one of the only drugstore powders that matches my skin tone! I love to use it for touchups, it won't cake up my makeup and it helps me keep my t-zone under control. I always have this in my bag! 

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Mask- I liked this at first, but then the novelty wore off. It's made with blueberries and chamomile to sooth skin and calm redness, but it really didn't do much for me. Sure it calmed redness, but only for about an hour. It had a smelly powdery scent that turned my stomach. Will not repurchase.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation 110 Ivory for Normal to Dry Skin- This is my favorite drugstore foundation! It's full coverage, matches my skin perfectly, and lasts me all night. At $10 a bottle, It can't be beat. I use this foundation everyday, even over my high end favorites.

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer- This is one of my favorite drugstore primers! It's a lotion-like consistency that keeps my skin smooth and ready for makeup. I feel like it definitely prolongs my makeup and creates a smooth canvas. Love it.

NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Primer- Another drugstore favorite, this loose powder lasts all day on my skin without looking cakey. It's the perfect shade for my skin and the texture is very finely milled and smooth. At $3 a jar, I will always have one around.

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me- This is my favorite shade and scent out of all of the ever-expanding Maybelline Baby Lips line! Cherry Me is a red tinted, sweet cherry scented lip balm that I can't get enough of. It keeps my lips hydrated with a nice pop of color.

Lypsyl Lip Balm- I know I've raved about this balm in almost all of my videos, but I still can't stop talking about it. Ever since I discovered it last year, I've been obsessed. The light non-greasy formula leaves my lips feeling hydrated all day long. The subtly minty scent is lovely. It's my holy grail lip balm! 

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara Curved Brush- I love the original L'Oreal Voluminous, but this curved brush is even better. I feel like it really grabs and separates every lash, while making them thicker, longer, and of course more voluminous. 

Tarte Light, Camera, Lashes Mascara- This is one of my high end favorites. I received this travel size and used it up rather quickly, the formula is a bit dry. It makes my lashes look incredibly long and thick, but in a believable way. I love this mascara for a more natural look. The only thing I dislike about it is that it dries up in about a month, which makes me weary about repurchasing. 

Elf Liquid Liner- NO NEVER AGAIN. This was so watery, then later on it got thick and gooey. I think it was a free gift or something, but just awful stuff. 

Assorted Eyeliner Pencils- As you can see, I go through eyeliner like water. I use it almost everyday, eyeliner is life. Anyway there are a few different brands in the mix, I'll talk about each one briefly. 


  • Avon Ultra Luxury Liner is one of the smoothest pencils I've used, but it's not the blackest, and I have to order it through the catalog or online. It's still a good liner pencil, but I hardly buy it unless it's on sale.
  • Rimmel Kohl Pencil in Black Magic and Sable are both good pencils, but they aren't favorites anymore. I used to use these a lot back in high school, before I discovered better pencils. They are smooth, but not the most pigmented.
  • Milani Liqifeye Pencil used to be my holy grail, until Jordana (same parent company as Milani) came out with the 12 Hour Made to Last line. This liner is still amazing, very black and extremely long wearing. Everything I love in a pencil.
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last in Black Point is the blackest, smoothest, most long wearing liner I have ever used. It lasts all day on me, even in my waterline. Yes, even in my waterline, and it's only $3. It has impressed me beyond holy grail status. 

Well that was probably the longest empties post that I've ever made.
I feel like empties posts are fun, but they also let people know what you really love to use. Empties are the best!



                        

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8 comments:

  1. Great empties! I'm so trying that Ausie Moist line :)

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  2. I love Ausse Miracle Moist (guess it's the same) and those bottles are huge! Wish we had bigger sizes like you do.
    And still can't get around the idea how you always use up so much lipbalm? I'm struggling with 1 lipbalm for months, hehe :D

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  3. This reminded me to pull out my Maybelline Baby Lips! I know which one I plan on pulling out first! :)

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  4. wow, alot of empties. i really want to try aveeno's clear complexion daily cleansing pads now aha xx

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  5. I'm new follower! :))

    Oh used baby lips, classic :)

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  6. Those stubby pencils make me laugh every time I see them (cause they look so cute.)

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  7. I just went directly to Cherry Culture to find that Jordana pencil (it's in stock!), so thanks! haha. Eye-corner smudge is the bane of my existence.

    I also love empties post -- I feel like it lends extra credibility to a review when someone has used a product down to the last smudge.

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