It’s empties time!! I’ve got quite a few things this month, and two of them I am so sad to see go. I’ve started to find some products I really love, so it’s a shame to see them finished, but I’m so proud of myself for constantly finishing items and giving my collection a clear out. Let’s see what I loved and what I can happily do without!
Andalou Naturals Pore Minimizer Toner (Review)
Love. So much love. I will definitely be repurchasing this soon. My skin can go from perfectly clear to covered in red spots overnight, but the Andalou Naturals Pore Minimizer Toner was always my savior. The aloe is healing, while the willow bark is clarifying. I would use this as my nightly toner when my skin was acting up. It felt soothing and calming on the skin, but made my skin calm down and helped clear pores.
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Shampoo
When I first met my boyfriend he only used Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner. The smell still reminds me of him. When we moved in together I made him start using more natural products, but the Garnier Fructis Shampoo he had been using was still sitting around. It took us almost a year to finally use up, but I did it! I would use this about every two weeks or so as a clarifying shampoo. It’s not supposed to be, but it was so much more intense than a natural shampoo. I wouldn’t repurchase, but if you’re at the drugstore and need something that will definitely get your hair clean, try this.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse (Review)
Mousses have always been a go to for my curly hair. I’ve used so many over the years, but find most of them to be too heavy, or too light. Too strongly scented, or too crunchy. The Curl Reviver from John Frieda worked perfectly. It didn’t make my hair crunchy (unless I added way too much) and didn’t leave a heavy fragrance in my hair. I love John Frieda products, they always fix my problems!
Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat
This was getting too goopy to use, so it was time to say goodbye. I’ve got brittle nails that can sometimes be very uneven on the tips. I picked up the Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat to help fill in the tips. It’s slightly thicker than other base coats so it made my nail more even. It’s also slightly tinted so it gives the nails a nice effect if you want to wear it alone.
Caudalie Vinosource Creme Sorbet
After finishing my DHC moisturizer, I opted to use up a sample I had laying around. Caudalie is a much fancier brand than I’m used to, so it was nice to be able to try something out. This creme sorbet from their Vinosource range wasn’t too heavy for my skin and didn’t have too strong of a scent. It was a nice light moisturizer for the summer, but I don’t think it’d be worth $39 for a full size. I’d rather repurchase the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre for $28 and almost twice the product!
Jeffrey James The Glow (Review)
I have discovered the world of facial oils in the past year or so, and I’m hooked! The Jeffrey James The Glow oil was a blend of a bunch of amazing oils. It had a slight floral scent that faded quickly. I would use this at night especially when my skin was extra dry, or mixed with tea tree oil when it was being problematic. I am hoping to find another bottle of this at Marshall’s but for now I’ll use my Roiel oil.
Revlon Top Speed Nail Polish in Hazy
Every once in awhile I give my nail polish collection a look over and see if there is anything I should get rid of. This grey shade from Revlon has been bothering me for months. I like the shade (just a creme mid tone grey) but it separates so quickly. It’s pretty old, I must say, and the fact that it won’t stay emulsified can’t be a good sign. I haven’t used it in forever, so I’ll just say goodbye.
I have cleared out a lot of space in my bathroom with all these empties post. That means I can buy tons of new stuff, right?!