July Empties!

I can’t believe how fast the summer is going!  July really got away from me. This month I have a few products that I got rid of as they were getting too old and the rest I used up!


Burts Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads-  these are my favorite eye makeup remover pads. I recently tried a different type and I hate them. So I will definitely be repurchasing these.  

Skyn Iceland Gentle Cleansing Cloths for Eyes. These worked ok but had a scent I didn’t care for. Would not repurchase due to the scent. 

L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel. I got this in the 2016 advent calendar. This is a nice scent and there is really quite a few washes in this. 

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel   Lush has my favorite shower gels. This one smells like candy and has a little by of glitter in it. Super fun!

Nature’s Gate Coconut Body Wash I got this body wash in an Amazon Prime box.  It smelled very much like coconut!  It worked pretty well but it was hard to get it out of this packet in the shower.  

Swirl & Sparkle brush Cleanser. This is my favorite brand of brush cleanser. It works well at cleaning and moisturizing my brushes. These minis are perfect for my smaller brushes!


Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray. This is my favorite hair product ever since I tried it in Birchbox. I always have extra on hand. 

Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Infinite Color Hold Shampoo & Conditioner.  I bought a sample set of this as it was a new product I wanted to try. I love the Alterna Caviar moisture line so wanted to try this. I liked this but not as good as the moisture line.  I did love the infinite color hold topcoat styling product which made my hair shiny and soft. I purchased more of that. 

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Style Cream. I’ve tried several things from Living Proof and it just doesn’t work well with my hair. I’ve had this a long time and I figured it was time for it to go.   


Jeffree Star Lip Scrub. This is my fav lip scrub. Nice and scrubby and tastes and smells good. I believe this was the mojito flavor. Right now I’m using an orange one which is yummy. 

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Spray. I bought this smaller version from Sephora and then got the full size in Popsugar. This is a fanastic Spray for beach waves. It smells great and comes in a pretty blue bottle!  And it works good too. lol 

Missha Wrapping Spray Mask Honey.  I got this quite a while ago and it’s not empty but I think it’s time to dispose of. I liked to use it as a body spray!

Mizon AHA 8% Peeling Serum. I used to use this all the time but I’ve switched to Paula’s Choice or Cosrx for my acids. 


It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye.  This is the best Undereye concealer. I got this sample from Ipsy and it lasted forever. I have a full size one now!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder. My favorite setting powder!  I got this deluxe sample in the Iconics set. I have this loose powder in full size for home and the pressed compact for work. Love it!

Holy Snails Perseids Facial Oil. This was a sample that I got quite a while ago. It didn’t quite work for my face though I love other items from this brand!

June Empties!

I always love to see what other people use up!  Once you’ve completely used something up you really have an opinion on it!  Here are the things I used up in June!



Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo. This is my everyday shampoo and I don’t even know how many bottles I’ve used up. I do use the conditioner too but I always use the shampoo quicker as I use different conditioners. 

Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel. I love Lush’s shower gels and this one smells fantastic. I like to use the small ones as I like to change up my scent frequently. 

Hello Legs Shave Cream. I got this ages ago in a subscription box (I think Fab Fit Fun?). Anyhow it worked fine as a shave cream. It was a little thin but it worked fine. I wouldn’t go out of my way to repurchase. 

Burt’s Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads. These have quickly become my favorite eye makeup remover pads!  They work well and do not sting my eyes. I do not wear mascara so can’t comment on the effectiveness of these for removing mascara. I have already purchased more of these. 

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes. My all time favorite makeup face wipes. I have several of these on backup!


Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. My hunt for the perfect foundation ended with this one. The coverage is perfect, not too heavy but covers well. They have a wide range of colors so I found my perfect shade!  I’ve already repurchased. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Eye Gel. I love this stuff and this isn’t my first tube. I use this daily to help manage my brows which can be a bit unruley!

GLAMGLOW POUTMUD Treatment. I’m working on a separate post with my review of this product so look for that soon!  

Boom De Ah Dah O2 Bubble Cleanser. I got this from Memebox when they actually sold products. I thought this Cleanser was just Ok. Nothing special. 

Holy Snails Snow Bang Essence. Yes this is an absolute must. When I do a stripped down routine I always use this. I use it twice a day and it’s and absolute must. This is an older bottle as it now comes in a larger mist bottle!

That’s all for this month.  What products did you use up this month?!?!

Empties!!

I pretty much just quit trying to do these posts at month end and I think I will just do them when I have enough empties!  These are the items I’ve used up the last couple of months.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. I finally used up all my samples of this and had to suck it up and buy the full size. It’s pricey but totally worth it. It helps keep my hair healthy and keeps the frizzies away. 

Purederm Snail Treatment. I got this forever ago from Memebox. I didn’t use it every day but it still lasted forever. I used it as a conditioner and it was really nice. It smelled like strawberry to me and left my hair so soft. 

Skylake Oriental Herb Cool Shampoo. I love this shampoo. It really takes care of your scalp health and keeps me from getting dandruff. It smells great, very minty!  I already have another full size of this. 
Secret Key So Fast Hair Booster Pack. I use this as a conditioner and it works well with my hair. I especially like it in the summer as it helps with frizzy hair. 
Reo Anti-Hair Loss Treatment. This is also a hair conditioner. It smells really earthy but also works nice as a conditioner for me. 

Briogeo Deep Conditioning Mask. My hair hates Briogeo products. I don’t know what it is but it gets super frizzy. I used this a couple of times but time to pitch. 
Hair+ Velvet Nutri-injection. I got this from Memebox a while ago. I used this up as a hair treatment but I didn’t see much of a difference in my hair. 

Tony Moly Yolk Primer. I really like this primer as it works well to blur my pores. 
Maybeline Age Rewind Concealer. Holy grail concealer for me.  I always have one of these on hand. 
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation. I got this sample from Sephora and it worked quite well for me. I may have to pick up the full size this fall during Sephora’s sales. 


Cremorlab Cleansing Veil Cleansing Sheets. I was excited to try these but something in them really irritated my face. I only used about half of them. 
Nature Republic By Flower Lip Scrub. This lip scrub was not scrubby enough for me. 
Swirl & Sparkle Brush Cleanser Mini. Love this. Really cleans my brushes well. 

May and June Empties!!

Here are the items I used up or pitched over the last 2 months!

Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray. One  of my favs ever since I got it in Birchbox. 
Beauty Protector Shampoo & Conditioner. I also got these from Bichbox. I love the smell of this but it’s ultimately a bit too heavy for my hair. 

Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. This is a really good second cleanser!  It’s one of my favorites and it’s low cost. The only reason this isn’t my favorite is its not very foamy and I like a foamier cleanser. 
CNP Laboratory Cleansing Perfecta. I got this from Memebox a long time ago. I liked it and it’s a nice second cleanser. I didn’t actually use this all up but it expired so it was time to go.
Shangpree Bitgoa Hue Essence Toner. I got this from Peach & Lily. I found this to be a bit too thick for a toner and I wasn’t a huge fan of it as an essence. It’s got nice ingredients though but I didn’t like it enough to repurchase. 

Sage & Row bare Shave Cream. I got this from Popsugar and it’s a nice shave cream. It lasted a really long time too. 
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. This is one of my favorite shampoo and conditioners. I always get the deluxe sample sizes from Sephora!

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. This is a great foundation as it’s got full coverage but not too heavy. I have already repurchase. 
Etude House Secret Beam Powder. This is my holy grail face powder. It’s a bit shimmery but perfect for me. I have a couple of backups. 
Caudlie Makeup Remover Cleansing Water. I got this as a sample from Sephora. I didn’t really like it as a cleansing water. I didn’t think it took off anything. 
Swirl & Sparkle Hand Poured Brush Cleanser. I got a bunch of these samples from Swirl & Sparkle. I love this as it really gets my makeup brushes clean. I bought a full sized one for my bigger brushes. 

Not Soap Radio Shower Gel. I got a set of these from Popsugar. It’s pretty nice shower gel. It has a nice light scent. 
Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream. I got this from Memebox and it’s a great little eye cream. I started just using regular moisturizer for eye cream but if I start using it again I would pick up another one of these. 
Holy Snail Snowbang Essence. My absolute holy grail essence since I tried it. This even beats out my LJH Tea Tree Essence which was my previous holy grail. It contains some great ingredients and keeps my face healthy and moisturized. 
That’s all my empties for now. I will probably do these posts every couple of months instead of monthly unless I get too much stuff to store!

Empties!

It’s been several months since I did an empties post so I’ve accumulated quite a few!  The basket I keep them in was overflowing so I decided it was time!  Let’s take a look at the items I’ve used up or pitched the last few months.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Makeup Remover. This is my favorite makeup remover. I’ve tried tons but always go back to this  
Simple Micellar Face Wipes. I got these from a Target box and they worked pretty well. Not my favorite wipes ever but they did the job. 
Flutterfly Scrubs Skin Polish. I got this scrub from Kloverbox and it smelled delicious. The scrub itself was a bit too waxy for me so I would not repurchase. 
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash. This is one of my favorite body washes.  It’s non drying and easy to get at Walmart or Target.  
Beauty Protector Body Cream. I got this from Birchbox. I loved the smell of this as it smells just like their hair products. Unfortunately the scent was too much in a lotion. I used it but would not repurchase. 

SNP Plant Stem Cream. I got this from Memebox long ago. I used to use it a ton when I had more acne but since my skin has cleared up I don’t need it anymore. 
QC Naturals Timmy’s Toner. From Kloverbox. I used this for a while but it smelled straight up like vinegar which I couldn’t stand so it’s being pitched. 
Purebess Galactomyces 100. I got this from Memebox long ago too. I believe this is a first essence but I used it as a toner. It worked fine but nothing special

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. I used it like this but now I can’t stand he scent. I don’t know if they changed it or it just started to bother me. 
Nick Chavez Prickly Pear Restoring Mist. I got this from a Dermstore hair mystery bag. It worked ok but not the best for my hair type. 
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle. From Birchbox. I like this as it smells really good. I can only use it in the winter though as its too heavy for summer time. 
Reo Anti-Hair Loss Treatment. I am a fan of this Korean brand that I first received in Memebox. It does have a particular earthy smell. I use it as a rinse out conditioner and it leaves my hair smooth and manageable. 
Bain de Terre Sugar & Fig Scalp Massage Scrub. I don’t remember where I got this but it’s not like anything I have ever used.  It’s a scrub to take care of your scalp. This smelled good but I’m not really sure how much it helped my scalp health I didn’t really notice a difference. 

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. From a Target box. This is one of my favorite sleeping masks! I always have it on hand. 
TheFaceShop Chia Seed Water. I got this from Beauteque and it’s a booster. I could not figure out what ingredient in this bothered me but something irritated my face. I finally decided to pitch it. 
Memebox I’m Lip & Eye Remover. I got this as a free sample from Memebox. I didn’t really care for it as it didn’t work that well and kinda had a weird texture. 

Tosowong BB Cream. I have had this forever as I got it in an old Memebox. It was a pretty good BB cream but a little thicker than I like. 
Miguhara BP Primer. My all time favorite primer since I first got it from Memebox. . It’s hard to get as its not widely available in the US (it’s made in Korea). It’s also pricey but totally worth it. Luckily, I was able to get some from a couple of sources so I’m pretty stocked up at the moment. 
YSl Blur Primer. I got this deluxe sample from Sephora. This is a really nice primer and probably my second favorite behind the Miguhara. It leaves your skin very smooth and glowing as it has gold in it. I would repurchase but it’s really pricey, even more than the Miguhara. If Sephora had deluxe samples again I would definitely try to get some.  
Anastasia Clear Eyebrow Gel. I use this every day to keep my eyebrows in shape. 
Hello Toothpaste. I got this I think in a Target box. It was fine as toothpaste. Nothing special. 
Whew that’s it.  I’ll probably go back to monthly empty posts now that I’m not so busy as these really pile up!

January Empties!!

Here are the products I used up in January!

Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray. I feel like this gets a bit redundant as this is my go to styling product I use up a lot of this. I always get it from Birchbox with points so that helps with the cost!!

Secret Key So Fast Hair Booster Pack. This is my favorite hair wash out conditioner and I didn’t realize I was running so low. Thank goodness it’s available through Amazon prime now so I got more fast. 
Acure Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner.  I got this from a Target beauty box and it worked ok for my hair. I didn’t notice any stellar results so I would not repurchase. 

Burts Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes. I got this in a Target Beauty box too and these face wipes are pretty nice. They are definitely one of my favorites. 
OST 21.5 Vitamin C Serum. I use a Vit C serum several times a week to help even out my skin tone and keep my skin clear. I really like this one as its not sticky like some other Vit C serums can be. I already have another bottle of this. 
History of Whoo Jinyul Balancer. I think this was too small of a sample to really fully test out. I really didn’t notice any effect good or bad. 
elf brushes. These $1 makeup brushes I got from Target have served me well but it’s time for them to go.  All the tops are loose and they lost some bristles. But still well worth the $1 I paid for them!

Aromafloria Muscle Soak. I got this awhile ago from a Yuzen box. I like that it’s very natural and contains eucalyptus, lemongrass and peppermint. I was sick a couple of weeks ago so decided to pull this out and have a soak in my tub. Wow this really worked miracles and helped my aching body. I ordered some more of this from Amazon. It does contain pure sea salt so can be a bit gritty and take a while to dissolve. That didn’t bother me though.

Fresh Sugar Lemon Bath and Shower Gel. I got this from LuxePineapple. This  was my second bottle of this and it’s got a lovely sugary lemonade smell. I like it!
Secret Clinical Strength deodorant in Completly Clean. This is my go to brand but I had to buy this scent when my regular lavender one was sold out. It was fine but I prefer my regular scent
That’s it for this month.  What products did you use up this month?!?!

December Empties!

Here are the products I used up this month.

Re:cipe Slowganic Cleanser Green Tea. I really liked this cleanser as it made my face feel really soft. I did feel like it slightly dried my skin out so I used it at night when I do a ton of moisurizing. Unfortunately, I had this open a bit too long and it molded. Also could be that I kept it in the downstairs bathroom and it got too warm. I have a bunch of other cleansers to use up but I may repurchase at some point. 
LJH Tea Tree 90 Essence.  A holy grail for me. I use about a bottle of this a month. 

Boots No. 7 Cleansing Wipes. I got these from Ulta and they are great cleansing wipes. They are a good size so I only have to use one and are soft on my skin. Very effective in removing makeup too. I have some cleansing wipes to use up but I would repurchase these. 

It’s Skin Mangowhite Lip & Eye Remover. Korean beauty makeup often leave out the “makeup” part of there name and it kinda makes me giggle. I got these wipes from 3B a while ago and it took me a while to use them up. I thought they worked fine but I didn’t like how greasy it was to have a whole wipe covered in remover. I prefer to just use a cotton round so I don’t get remover all over my hands. If you wear a lot of eye or makeup you might like these as its a nice big surface to get it all off. 

Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm. I got this from Birchbox and its 100% medical grade lanolin. I loved this for my lips and I have already purchased the full size. 
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer. I have tried so many concealera but I always go back to this one as my favorite. I have a couple backups in my stash. 
Innisfree Tangerine Blossom Perfumed Body Jelly Scrub. This scrub smelled really good. I love the tangerine scent. I wasn’t a fan of how thick this was as it was difficult to get out of the bottle. 

Alterna Caviar CC Cream. I got this from Sephora and it’s one of my favorite hair products. I especially like it when I have short hair like I do now. I purchased a large bottle of this during the Sephora 20% off sale so I’ll be good for a while. 
Pureology Colour Fanatic. I can’t remember where I got this but it works pretty well on my hair.  I don’t care for the scent so I won’t repurchase. 
Mis en scene Perfect Repair. This is a hair ampoule that I got from Mask Genie. It’s supposed to be just for the ends of your hair but I used it all over. It was OK but I wouldn’t repurchase. 
That’s its for this month!