EMPTIES v. 9

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Empties, vol. 9. This has taken awhile because I kept thinking “my little tub of empty stuff isn’t full yet!” and then when I went to add something, I realized that it WAS full… but there were a lot of little things.

But first.

Can we all just heart eyes emoji over the cute little heart stand that I got for 70% off at Target? THANK YOU post-Valentine’s Day sales!

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ST IVES EVEN & BRIGHT SCRUB
I feel like it’s my duty as a female to own at least one St. Ives scrub at any given time.. but I’m going to take a break. The smell of this one is great, but it’s not as scrubby as I’d like. Does anybody have a good everyday, drug store face wash/scrub? I don’t like the ones that are only foamy.

THE BODY SHOP MADAGASCAN VANILLA FLOWER shower gel (14.5/50 smelly things)
Picked this up at TJ Maxx to put in my travel bag. I like the warm smell of it. Nothing to write home about, though. Sometimes you just get something because it’s cheap and you need it, haha.

W3LL PEOPLE EXPRESSIONIST MASCARA
This came in a Birchbox. It was okay, but definitely not my favorite. I realized that makeup has expiration dates so I started to clean out products that were old + I didn’t use enough to justify keeping around.

GARNIER NOURISHING CLEANSING OIL
If you’ve been around + paid attention to these Empties posts, you’ll know that I LOVE THIS CLEANSING OIL! Seriously. Volume 7, Volume 4. It’s my favorite. Well guess what. THEY DON’T SELL IT IN STORES ANYMORE. Sobbing. all the sobbing. I’m trying to replace it but I think it might be worth it to stock up enough for the rest of my life.

DAVINES ALL IN ONE MILK TREATMENT
This is basically a detangler that smells a little soap-y. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it… it takes a lot for me to get excited about a product.

AGELESS by HARVEY PRINCE (14.75/50 smelly things)
According to the notes in my phone: “Ageless by Harvey Prince made me sneeze really bad. Smelled fresh but like house cleaner fresh.” 🙂

DISNEY RESORTS H20+ SHAMPOO
From when I stayed at Disneyland. Using this up made me sad.

BAMBOO COLOR CARE UV+ FADE-PROOF FLUIDE
Yeah… I just decided to toss this one because I’ve had it for SO LONG.

TOCCA GREEN TEA + LEMON NOURISHING BODY SCRUB (15/50 smelly things)
This was a bonus sample with a Birchbox purchase. I like the smell of it – I tried a body wash in this same scent before but it’s scrubbier. and if you haven’t caught on, I’m all about the scrub 😉

DR. BRANDT MICRODERMABRASION SKIN EXFOLIANT
Speaking of scrub. This came in a Birchbox (see how I find out about EVERYTHING?) and I LOVED IT. You slowly rub it in for awhile – the scrubby bits are small and they really get to work. LOVED this. I’m still not at a place where I need to be purchasing beauty products, but I’d definitely be interested in purchasing this again.

ENGLISH LAUNDRY NO 7 (15.25/50 smelly things)
Got this from (guess where!!!)…. Birchbox. This scent is soft and clean. When I first got it, I was ALL about buying it, but after using it for a week I realized I like scents that are more fruity or floral.

EOS SHAVE CREAM VANILLA BLISS
This is my favorite kind of shave cream, especially because it works just as well on dry legs as it does in the shower. I’ve been faithfully buying this shave cream for 5 years. I highly recommend it, and now I’ve tried ALL the smells… and they’re all great!

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ELF MASCARA PRIMER
Last year I finally threw away the Mary Kay lash primer I got in a VoxBox and have been trying to find one I like just as much. This Elf primer? No thanks. I’ve used it for about a year, and I’m not a fan. It’s white, so if I forget to put mascara on afterwards (WHICH HAS HAPPENED!) then my eyelashes are all light and weird. NO THANK YOU!

BENEFIT BAD GAL LASH
My cousin gave this to me for Christmas 2014. I FELL IN LOVE. This is one of the best mascaras I’ve found so far. Once, my dentist didn’t believe my eyelashes were real when I was wearing this mascara. It really makes your lashes long and full.

COVERGIRL SUPER THICK LASH
Let’s be honest… I don’t actually want THICK lashes. I liked that this bottle was pink, and I bought it once when I’d gone on a trip without mascara… but no thank you. I tried it a few times and it never really grew on me.

ALBA BOTANICA TOXIN RELEASE SCRUB
I REALLY LIKED this scrub, but it was kind of expensive for what I got out of it. It didn’t last me very long. I guess if it was on sale or I had a gift card, I wouldn’t mind buying a couple of these for use in the future, but I was just disappointed at how quickly it ran out.

MARY-KATEANDASHLEY SATIN SHIMMER EYESHADOWS
LOL you guys, I’ve had this for like 10 years. It’s time to throw it away, because I’ve used it maybe twice. 🙂

DR. JART+ PORE MINISH PRIMER
Birchbox win! This + a video I watched on YouTube convinced me that I should start using pore minimizing primers. I LOVED this! It’s great how it kind of blurs your pores. I’d eventually love to invest in this.

ESSENCE EYESHADOW IN HELLO GOLDIE
Let’s discuss the colors I love to wear on my eyelids: nude and gold, period. Awhile ago I went on this massive hunt to buy drugstore gold eyeshadows. This one was really good, especially given how inexpensive it is. You can tell by the wear on the package that I never went on a trip without it. I highly recommend this.

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SUKI EXFOLIATE FOAMING CLEANSER
YES! THIS! I just realized.. this is the best cleanser. Despite its $30+ price, I’ve purchased it a few times from Birchbox (using my Birchbox points to soften the financial blow). It smells SO GOOD – like a lemon drop! It starts like a gritty scrub but as you massage it into your face it turns into a foam. I’m in love. Everyone should try this at least once in their lives!

CLEAN + CLEAR MORNING BURST HYDRATING GEL
I have a problem with buying travel sized products. This one was actually in my car for a long time. Then I got tired of looking at it, realized it’s probably expired and decided to throw it away.

AYRES BODY POLISH 
Got this as a sample in Birchbox. Nothing special.

DAVINES REPLUMPING HAIR FILLER 
This smells ultra soapy. It was okay. Nothing spectacular. Much better hair products out there, in my opinion.

PURA D’OR ARGAN OIL
Someone help me use Argan Oil. I tried it on my face. and my hair. and my arms. and I just can’t love it. Anyone else?

Check out my previous Empties posts:

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  • I love my clean and clear scrub! It’s an exfoliant, so it scrubs away the dead and leaves my face all tingly.

  • that heart stand is so cute! yay for after-holiday super sales!
    and that is so funny that you have the MK&A eyeshadow!!!! i used those same colors like a decade ago when they first came out! i loved the pink & was super sad when they stopped selling it…. although i didn’t expect it to really last all that long! ha!

  • That’s the St. Ives I use and I actually like that it isn’t too scrubby and I LOVE how it smells.

  • I love that heart stand! I have a different St. Ives scrub and it’s suuuper scrubby. I don’t remember off the top of my head what kind it is though.

  • Bailey

    That stand is so cute! I need to be better about using up my random beauty products!

  • I LOVE the Bad Gal lash I just can’t really justify spending the money on mascara. I hate when companies discontinue products. I feel like drugstore brands do it a lot.

  • Jasmine @makingrestorations

    Yes to post-valentine’s day sales. Also that is my favorite shaving cream to for the exact same reason. I’m the girl who gets out of the shower only to realized I forgot to shave my legs and I’m wearing a skirt for the day
    http://makingrestorations.blogspot.com

  • I HATE when you find something so good and then they just stop selling it. WHYYYY.

  • SO many products and can I tell you I laughed out loud at the mary kate & ashley eye-shadow, I was like they have a makeup line?? I’ve been too scared to try argan oil on my face for some reason, but I usually use it on the ends of my hair when I’m on day 2 or 3 of not washing it because my hair gets super dry.

  • LilDesiqua

    The BadGal mascara is my go-to for a night or when when I want my eyes to really pop. Love it! I’ve never tried that ST. Ives scrub, but I do still love the Apricot one. You emptied a lot!