Empties V .7

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After last month’s MASSIVE spree of going through products, this was a fairly normal month. A few full-sized products and DESTROYING my collection of trial/travel sized stuff.

I realized that to some extent, my empties posts are actually part of my decluttering. Like a long-term mission to declutter my bathroom. Because SERIOUSLY, you guys… my bathroom is a HOT MESS.

ALL. THE. THINGS. I have so many beauty products and smelly things and I just want to keep using them up. For half a second, I considered just getting rid of stuff so that I can seriously de-clutter what’s left, BUT I think there’s a lot of value in forcing myself to use up products. Some de-clutterers would disagree, but I think I run a greater risk of immediately replacing what I’ve thrown away as opposed to what I’ve used up, if that makes sense.

ANYWAY. Moving on. Things that I’ve gone through in September!

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HERBAL ESSENCES DRY SHAMPOO // amazon

Awhile ago I reviewed this and when I re-read it… I realized it’s still true. It was filmy and made my hair feel weird sooooo… I was over it. No thank you.

SIENNA NATURALS MOISTURIZING LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER // birchbox

From Birchbox. I really liked this leave-in conditioner, but I don’t think it’s worth investing in the full-size product.

BEAVER PROFESSIONAL HYDRO NUTRITIVE REPAIRING CONDITIONER // birchbox

Wasn’t anything great.

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE BEYOND SMOOTH SHAMPOO // target

I’m trying to cut back on my shampooing. That makes it sound like I eat shampoo. I don’t. But I want to get back into the no-poo thing. HOWEVER. I really liked this shampoo. My hair felt really soft after I used it.

DOVE DRY SHAMPOO // amazon

YES YES YES. This, so far, is STILL my favorite. It takes away the greasiness of my scalp but doesn’t make my hair feel filmy. I tried using that Herbal Essence dry shampoo when this ran out, and I was so disappointed. I’m trying another kind right now as well… but I might have to always keep this on hand if I feel the need to try new things.

 

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PARIS AMOUR LOTION (full + travel size) // amazon

I LOOOVE this scent. I think I used to have a candle of it! I’ve been trying to use lotion on my legs a lot because as weird as this is… I love when I get home from work and change into my pajamas and then I am reminded that I put lotion on my legs in the morning.

(11.5/50 smelly things for my 101 in 1001)

AVEENO POSITIVELY SMOOTH SHAVE GEL // target

I was hoping to try a new kind of EOS (the lavender or vanilla kind) but they didn’t have it at Target! So instead, I grabbed this Aveeno shave gel. I wasn’t really a fan of it. It didn’t have a super pleasant smell and it didn’t feel spectacular or anything.

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RIMMEL LONDON JUST LET IT GO MAKEUP REMOVER

I got this in an Influenster VoxBox last year. I really liked this, but I can’t find it anywhere! Has anybody used this before? Or does anyone have any good eye makeup removers to recommend?

MARCELLE CLAY MASK // birchbox

I think I’ve said it before; masks kind of all feel the same after awhile, but I REALLY liked this one. Enough to buy it? No, because I have too many and I’m cheap. But I really liked it.

ACURE DAY CREAM // target

I LOVED THIS! I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!! I still have a lot of serum/moisturizers to go through, but once I’m ready to invest in a daily facial moisturizer… this is it. It made my face feel soft and moisturized but not greasy. I love it.

MARCELLE GENTLE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER // birchbox

I kept this in my travel bag, but when the Rimmel kind ran out I started using this.. not a fan. It wasn’t as effective as the other kind. Next.

MARCELLE ENERGIZING HYDRATING GEL // birchbox

Loved this. It actually made my face feel more energized when I put it on, which was like MAGIC! I don’t know if I’d ever buy it… because how many products does one person need?