Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Reviews : Empty Products #3

I can't believe it's time for another post about my empty products!  I have been going through products like crazy lately, which is a good and bad thing.  I'm trying to down-size my product collection (who needs 10 different lipsticks and 5 mascaras?), so it feels really good to get rid of used up products.  On the other hand, I'm running out of a lot of my favorite products and I'm sad to see them go!  

Here is a look at the products that I've used up recently, along with mini reviews.  If you'd like to read my past empty posts, check them out here!

Makeup



(1) Clinique Superprimer (sample)
I really liked how moisturizing this primer was, and it helped my foundation stay on all day.  I never buy primer, because I always seem to get free samples with purchases or as a point perk.  If I were to buy my own primer, I would definitely check out this one!  There is a whole range of primers by Clinique that each address different skin issues, so I would be interested in trying those out.

(2) Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation (shade light)
This was my first foray into airbrush foundation, and I'm in love.  This looks absolutely amazing on, and is so quick to apply. I didn't really like spraying it directly on my face, so I would either spray it on my hand and apply it on my face, or spray it on a brush and apply it that way.  This is supposed to be a lower priced version of Dior's famous airbrush foundation, and I think this one is fantastic!

(3) Loreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
I've mentioned this spray in the past, and I'm still obsessed with it.  I use it every day in the summer when my skin tends to get more oily, and it keeps my makeup in place all day.  It also cuts down on that powdery look!

(4) Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
This is an old favorite mascara of mine, and I still like it a lot.  I get a lot of length, volume and curl with this mascara, so it definitely gives you that false lash effect!

(5) Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup (shade 3.5)
This was my first high-end foundation, and it took me a really long time to finish!  I love how natural this foundation looks on, but it still covers really well.  It has a really strong scent that I wasn't a fan of, but other than that I loved this foundation and would definitely get it again in the future...I just have about 5 other foundations to finish first.

(6) Beauty Blender Original
If you have never used a Beauty Blender, you are really missing out.  This little sponge applies any cream product- from foundation to concealer to liquid highlight and cream blush- amazingly on the skin and makes it look amazing.  If you're looking for a lower-priced alternative, I also like the Real Techniques sponge, but nothing compares to the original to me!

This is a really great lip balm, but it's extremely expensive!  To me, it's not worth it because I have found other balms that work just as well.  This formula is really soft as well, and on more than one occasion, I broke off part of the product because it was so soft and just snapped off.

(8) Maybelline Great Lash BIG Mascara
Another old favorite of mine.  This is a great everyday, natural lash mascara.  It doesn't add too much volume or length, but is really quick and easy to apply.

Body

(1) Dove Dry Spray Deodorant
I love the idea of a dry deodorant spray, and this one worked really well.  It smells great, lasts a really long time (as long as I'm not exercising) and is easy to use.  I'm interested in trying out other brands, but will definitely use this again in the future!  I love how quick and easy this is to use, and it never stings or gives my shirts white marks.  Winner!

(2) Ole Henriksen Total Truth Vitamin C Eye Creme
This eye cream worked SO well on my eyes.  I have really dark hereditary circles under my eyes, and this is the only cream that has ever helped them fade.  I don't know what's in this, but I love it.  This little jar lasted me quite a while, so I would definitely purchase a full size jar.  I got this in the Sun Safety Kit from Sephora this summer, and it was worth the price alone for this find!

(3) Alpha Hydrox AHA Swipes
I prefer using a chemical exfoliant for my skin rather than chemical, and this line is full of amazing products.  I liked how easy these wipes were to use- just swipe it all over your skin, let it sit for about 10 minutes and rinse off.  My skin felt amazingly smooth and the texture improved dramatically.  The product does sting a bit, but you quickly get used to that.  Just make sure you rinse off the product or you could get a chemical burn!

(4) Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub (Tropical Mango)
Tree Hut is my go-to brand for any body-related products.  They all smell so great and make your skin feel super smooth.  I love their sugar scrubs, and this one smelled delicious and like a tropical vacation.  Dan even liked this scrub (he very embarrassingly admitted to me that he tried it once and really liked it!).  If you're looking for the best scent ever, try their Brazilian Nut...AMAZING.

(5) Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion
Vanilla Bean Noel is my all-time favorite scent from Bath and Body Works.  I have this scent in sprays, lotions, body wash, candles...everything that's offered!  I do prefer the formula of their body creams- they're really thick and moisturizing- so I'll buy this scent in that formula as soon as it's available!

(6) Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Balm
This is a great tinted balm that I like to use when I wear skirts or dresses.  It helps to camouflage small imperfections but still looks completely natural.  It has a great scent as well!  I've gone through a few tubes of this, and will probably keep purchasing it in the future!

Hair

(1) Aussie Total Miracle 7N1 Shampoo
I really love this shampoo!  It makes my hair feel soft and smells really great as well.  It's really cheap too, so I highly recommend it!

(2) Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
This is my all-time favorite hair mask.  It's really inexpensive, smells good (I guess this is a trend with Aussie products) and it makes my hair feel amazing.  It's soft, moisturized, and silky smooth.  I've tried many other (more expensive) hair masks, and this one beats all of them.

(3) John Frieda 7 Day Volume
I discovered this product thanks to another blogger and I'm now obsessed.  This treatment definitely adds volume to my hair, but I feel like I just have a good hair day in general when I use this.  The bottle lasts a really long time, and it's a reasonable price, so I would recommend giving it a try!

(4) Shea Moisture SuperFruit Shampoo
This shampoo smelled SO GOOD, but was a bit heavy for my hair in the summer.  I might try it again the winter when my hair is a lot more dry.  I'm just obsessed with the scent!

(5) Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry Balm (sample)
I used this balm before I dried my hair, and it seemed to protect my hair really well.  I prefer spray heat protectors because I find them easier and less messy to use, so I wouldn't get this in a full size!

(6) Batiste Dry Shampoo (cherry scent)
I've already mentioned this product many times because it's my favorite dry shampoo.  Nothing compares to this for me, and I will always buy it.  LOVEEEE.


Tell me about your recent product favorites!
What is the most recent product you've used up? Will you repurchase it?
Do you like trying new products or go back to the same one every time? 

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE Sugar lip balm.. my mom bought me some as a gift a few years ago but I can't bring myself to buy more since it is NOT cheap! But it is absolutely my favorite :)

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    1. I agree! I've only gotten it as a gift with purchase and Sephora gave them as the birthday gift last year, so I've never had to buy it myself. It's good, but not THAT good! There is a gift set coming out this holiday season that's a great deal if you're interested in buying more!

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  2. You know, I love the concept of your empty product posts. I have a few empty bottles right now myself -- must get new moisturizer and serum!

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    1. You should do a post too! I love seeing what other people use and what they think :)

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  3. Omg, lady. I adore these posts. Andrew probably doesn't though because I'm about to go drop a billion bucks at the drug store now!

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    1. So glad you like them! And sorry Andrew.....

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  4. OKAY. I need to get a Beauty Blender. AHH. I use a brush to apply foundation, and then different ones to apply the other stuff, but I've heard SUCH good things about that product!

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    1. YES you do! It will seriously change your makeup game. It's amazing!

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  5. Gosh my comment didn't post! Darn! Anywayy can you give me tips on getting everything to be empty at once! I'm at the store all the time buying products I ran out of just because they never go out at the same time! Last thing I bought was moisturizer!

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    1. I don't know why it happens like this for me..as soon as I finish up one product another 5 or 6 are pretty much finished as well! I wish it didn't happen because I have to spend a lot of money all at once :(

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  6. So fun to see all of your favorites! Maybelline The Falsies is also my go-to mascara. I am going to have to try the John Frieda Volumizer! I use the volumizing hair spray from that line and like it a lot, so I guess I should branch out to other items!
    Gina | On the Daily Express

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    1. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the volumizer!!! I'm so excited you found it :)

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  7. I love seeing what other people use. New finds- Fekkai hair products love them. I have to use clinical strength deodorant because I sweat like a man, it is repulsive how much I sweat. I love Maybelline mascara it is affordable and cannot be beat. Thanks for giving me ideas
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    1. I have never tried Fekkai products! I'll have to get them next time. And clinical strength is necessary for me when I run! Nothing to be ashamed of :)

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  8. Nice!! That's so much stuff used up, and we have a lot of the same faves--Naked foundation (well, I use the concealer), dove dry spry, and Shea Moisture 10-in-1. :) I just finished a bottle of Lush's rose jam shower gel, and one of their new fresh face masks as well. I need to stop buying bath stuff and start using it up! I'm the worst about switching around and never finishing everything.

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    1. Awesome!! I have to try the concealer as well...I never use Lush products because they're so expensive..but they're SO great!

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  9. i LOVE the batiste dry shampoo. i recently found the brunette one and it is so much better than the original one (for me). i love it so much. i have been meaning to try the falsies mascara for ages!

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    1. I love the brunette one as well! Definitely my favorite, and I love the scent.

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  10. I'm OBSESSED with the Sephora airbrush foundation. I put mine on with the beauty blender first, and then just spray it over certain areas that still need a little extra. It's so light but the coverage is fantastic!

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    1. Isn't it amazing?! It lasted me a super long time as well!

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  11. Did you find that the Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation ran out quickly? Many people have recommended a beauty blender as well - do you have to clean it often? (Sorry for all the questions!)

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    1. I thought the foundation lasted a really long time! I was actually surprised because it didn't feel like a lot of product was in it. The only bad thing is you can't really tell how much product is left since it's in a can and I couldn't judge how much liquid was left. I clean my beauty blender after every use (I just use Dr Bronner's magic soap and it's really quick and easy). I don't like the idea of having product sitting on it and causing breakouts, so I do it a lot!

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