Trash Talk II

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I’ve shared empties posts a few times before, but if you’re new to empties, here’s the skinny–these are products that I completely used up. I give mini reviews and tell whether or not I would repurchase. It’s a good way to sort the good from the bad and see what’s worth buying and what you can skip.

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MAKEUP

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SKINCARE

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MISC

  • Up & Up Cotton Rounds
    • Necessity for me
    • Repurchased
  • Large Cotton Balls
    • I prefer cotton rounds, but somehow ended up with these
    • Would not repurchase, prefer the rounds
  • Leopard Print Q-Tips
    • Wish I could find the leopard print aging, but I haven’t seen any since I bought these
    • Repurchased plain boring ones
  • Daylogic Solid Brush Cleaner
    • My favorite affordable brush soap
    • I can only find it at Rite Aid and their stores are closing
    • Would/will repurchase when/if I can find it
  • Rubbing Alcohol
    • Use this to clean my brushes, helps break down product that is caked and built up in the bristles
    • Repurchased
  • Japonesque Solid Brush Cleanser
    • Loved this, worked really well
    • Would repurchase
  • Dial White Tea Hand Soap
    • Love the scent and it’s cheap
    • Repurchased
  • Contact Solution
    • I always buy the store brand. I think they all work the same.
    • Repurchased
  • Crest 3D White Toothpaste
    • Always buy some kind of Crest whitening toothpaste
    • Repurchased

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NAILS

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HAIR/SHOWER 

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SAMPLES

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders
    • I know so many people RAVE about these powders, but I found them to be too glittery
    • Would not purchase
  • Sephora Collection Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Cream
    • Did the job, but didn’t knock my socks off
    • Would not purchase
  • GlamGlow Dream Duo Overnight Transforming Treatment
    • I’m going to assume that this a product you have to repeatedly before you notice a difference
    • Expensive
    • Would not purchase because of price
  • Beauty County Rejuvenating Day Cream
    • Really liked this–hydrating, but not too heavy or emollient
    • Expensive AF
    • Would not purchase because of price
    • I really want to try more Beauty Counter products but it’s all so dang pricey
  • Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil
    • Awesome makeup remover
    • Similar, more affordable products that do the same thing
    • Would not purchase because of price
  • belif Aqua Bomb
    • This moisturizer is very similar to my beloved Neutrogena Hydro Boost. Obvi, the Neutrogena is my favorite and is so much cheaper
    • I like this, but prefer my Neutrogena
    • Would not purchase because of price

 

You can read other Empties posts here, here, and here.

Epic Empties Volume II

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I have a lot of beauty trash to sort through and I needed these products out of my way before the end of 2018.

If you’re new to empties, here’s the skinny–these are products that I completely used up. I give mini reviews and tell whether or not I would repurchase. It’s a good way to sort the good from the bad and see what’s worth buying and what you can skip.

You can see volume I here.

I’m going to do 6 categories: hair, shower products, skincare, makeup, miscellaneous, and samples.


HAIR

  • LOreal Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Perfecting Balm
    • Old, needed to be tossed
    • Didn’t hurt, but don’t know that it helped
    • Not repurchasing
  • Neutrogena Clarifying Shampoo
    • I use this once a week to remove product build up i.e. dry shampoo
    • Cleanses really well without stripping or drying out my hair
    • (( Repurchased ))
  • Redken 05 Windblown Hairspray
    • Favorite hairspray
    • It has enough hold and doesn’t leave my hair feeling crunchy
    • (( Repurchased ))
  • LOreal Blow It Dry Spray
    • This definitely helps cut down on dry time, but I don’t like how it makes my hair feel
    • Kenra spray is better and worth the splurge
    • Not repurchasing
  • Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask
    • So many people RAVE about this, but I don’t care for it
    • I prefer my LOreal mask and it’s so much cheaper
    • I do like the spray leave in conditioner version of this though
    • Not purchasing 

SHOWER STUFF


SKINCARE 


MAKEUP


MISC


SAMPLES

Epic Empties

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  1. I have a lot of trash
  2. I know you’re thinking, “my what a professional backdrop you have.” You’re right, it’s professional AF. It’s a beach towel. Try to get on my level, I dare you.
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Nails
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Bath, Body, & Hair
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Daily Needs
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Samples
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Skincare I
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Skincare II
  • Neutrogena Ultra-Light Cleansing Oil
    • Awesome makeup remover
    • I’ve repurchased so many times. This is probably my 6th or 7th bottle
    • Using something different right now
    • Would repurchase
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser
    • My skin does better and stays clear if I use a gentle exfoliator daily and this one is perfect
    • It’s hydrating for my dry skin and the scrub is gentle enough to be used daily
    • Repurchased
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel
    • I liked this, but I prefer an exfoliating cleanser
    • Great product and I recommend 100%
    • Not repurchasing because I like the ^ exfoliating cleanser better
  • Garnier Micellar Foaming Cleanser
    • This was just ok. It removed my face makeup pretty well, but didn’t take mascara and eye makeup off easily
    • Would not repurchase
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial
    • I like a more intense scrub when I’m in the shower
    • I felt like I didn’t have this too long before it started smelling odd and expired
    • Would not repurchase
  • Tarte FRXXXtion Stick
    • Love this exfoliator and it’s perfect for travel
    • I have other exfoliators that are cheaper and do the job
    • Not repurchasing right now because of the price
  • elf Pore Toner Balm
    • I love the idea of toner balm, but I didn’t notice any changes or benefits from it
    • I didn’t have it long and it started smelling odd so it had to go
    • Would not repurchase
  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
    • My go to eye makeup remover
    • Going to repurchase the full size and refill this travel size bottle
    • Repurchased
  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% B5
    • I love products with hyaluronic acid and so does my skin so I was excited to get this and use it as my serum step
    • I didn’t notice any added moisture or benefits from this
    • Not repurchasing 
  • Lancome Tonique Comforting Rehydrating Toner
    • Love this toner and it’s perfect for dry skin
    • Not repurchasing right now because of the price and I’m trying something different
  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution
    • I used this stuff religiously to see if it would help keep my face clear. I didn’t notice a DAMN thing so I gave up on it and quit using it
    • Would not repurchase
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Skincare III

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And we are finally done! Note to self: don’t let it build up this much next time!!

Do y’all like empties posts/videos? I LOVE them. I love to hear honest thoughts after using up an entire product. They are some of my favorite videos to watch on YouTube. 

Trash Talk I

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I’m moving in a few weeks and I was not taking this trash with me so let’s talk about my trash.

Q-Tips
–Necessity
–Repurchase

Walgreens Disinfecting Contact Solution
–MUST HAVE
–Game change for contact wears
–Repurchase

LOreal Ever Pure Repair & Defend Shampoo & Conditioner
–Smells AMAZING
–Like this, but I’m currently using something else
–Would repurchase

Venus with Olay Shave Cream
–My favorite shave cream
–Repurchase

Simple Micellar Facial Gel Wash
–Didn’t wow me
–Won’t repurchase

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask
–Favorite sheet mask ever
–Repurchased

Neutrogena Radiance Boost Brightening Hydrogel Mask
–Loved this
–Will repurchase

Matrix Biolage Keratin Dose Shampoo & Conditioner
–Smells good
–Weighed my hair down
–Won’t purchase

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
–Feel nice
–Noticed no difference
–Won’t repurchase

Makeup Wipes from TJ Maxx
–I only use these for swatches or to take off my lipstick
–They’re cheap and they do the trick
–Repurchased

VII O2 Oxygen Eye Mask
–Love how these make my undereye area feel
–Expensive
–Won’t repurchase because of price

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
–HATED this and I usually like Kiehl’s products
–Too thick
–Would not purchase

Eve Lom Rescue Mask
–Good, hydrating mask
–Made my hair feel soft
–Expensive AF, like my LOreal mask just as much
–Would not purchase

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
–Liked it and it looked good on my skin
–Nothing outstanding to make it worth the price tag
–Would not purchase because of price

StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream
–Would have to use it over time to know if it works
–Like the idea of a neck cream but most of them are super pricey
–Would not purchase because of price

Shiseido Power Infusing Eye Concentrate
–Love how this feels
–Expensive AF
–Would not purchase because of price

GlamGlow Glow Starter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
–Love this in the morning under my makeup
–Would purchase

Sephora Collection Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying
–Nice, generic mud mask but nothing special
–Would not purchase

Crest 3D White Radiant Mint Toothpaste
–I’m a Crest gal and I always buy some form of Crest White
–Repurchased

OPI You’re Such A Buda-Pest
–Must have color in my collection
–Repurchased

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
–BEST brow gel
–MUST have
–Repurchased

BIC Soleil Razor
–I prefer mens razors but this one did the job
–Would not repurchase

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
–One of my favorite high end moisturizers
–I do think my beloved Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is comparable & it’s cheaper
–Would purchase

Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Wash-Off Clay Mask
–Feels good on the skin
–Good maintenance mask, it’s not going to get deep in the pores for a major clean
–Purchased the full size

elf Brow Pencil
–FAVORITE brow pencil and it’s $2
–Must have for me
–Repurchased for the 4th or 5th time

Benefit Pore-fessional 
–Decent pore filler, but not my favorite
–Would not purchase

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum
–Love this product
–Using something different right but I’m going back to this
–Will repurchase

Hell Pore Clean Up Mask
–LOVE this mask
–Using elf Glitter Peel off Mask (review here) right now
–Would repurchase

It’s A 10 Miracle Hair Mask
–Loved this and how it made my hair feel
–Expensive AF
–Would not purchase because of price

eco tools Perfecting Cushion Blender
–Super soft and squishy
–Affordable
–Would repurchase

LOreal Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Sponge
–Soft and squishy
–Affordable
–One of the best drugstore sponges
–Would repurchase

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Overnight Mask
–Note: Don’t touch your face once it’s applied because it will ball up and peel off
–Left my skin feeling plump and smooth
–Would repurchase

Limelight by Alcone Botanical Foundation
–Works for my dry skin
–Great coverage
–Full review here
–Would repurchase

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Creamy Powder Foundation
–Great, full coverage powder foundation
–Using a MAC powder right now
–Would repurchase

NYX Suede Lip Liner in Sway
–Love the suede formula, but the shade was a no go
–Poor pigmentation
–Didn’t glide on easily
–Would not repurchase this color

Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid
–Fav deodorant that I’ve used for years
–Repurchased

Sephora by OPI Matte Top Coat
–This is practically vintage, it’s SO OLD
–They don’t even make this line anymore so I can’t repurchase

MAC Fix+
–MUST have for me
–I have a backup and I’m purchasing another one during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty
–I always have one in use and back up ready to go. I can’t be without it.
–Repurchased