Monday, April 6, 2015

Empties

At the start of 2015, I decided that instead of wasting tons of money on new products to try
I wanted to use up more of my giant stash.

I don't know about y'all, but I have SO many products (shampoo, shower gel, lotion, makeup) that I put to the side when I get a new product to try.
The closet in the bathroom and the cabinet under my sink are ridiculous.

I've made a dent in some of my products, so today I'm going to share with y'all the things I've finished up and my thoughts about them.
I'll also be brutally honest about whether or not they're on my repurchasing list (for when I finally allow myself to buy some new stuff!)



Hemp Moisturizer/Conditioner/Cetaphil/Shampoo/Puff's Soft Pack/Tutti Frutti Shower Gel/Pond's Wipes/Maybelline Dream Pure BB/Covergirl Clean Foundation/Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer


Hemp Moisturizer:
I bought this stuff before I could get my hands on the real Hemp's lotion & it's a great dupe.
It's by Malibu Tan & so it's formulated to use after sun, so I lather myself up in it after the tanning bed!
If I didn't have a half bottle of the real Hemp's stuff I probably would consider purchasing this again :)

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Conditioner:
This conditioner does it's job, it makes my hair soft like it's supposed to.
That being sad, I don't think that I'll be repurchasing it simply for the fact that I have several others to use up! But for the price, it does a pretty good job!

Cetaphil:
I love this stuff. This seems to be everyone's go-to cleanser & I love using it on a nightly basis because it doesn't dry my skin out but does keep it pretty clear.

Dove Intense Repair Shampoo:
This is such a great Target/Wal-Mart/Drugstore shampoo. I've used several types of shampoos in the past & this one is the best. It really keeps my hair from drying out & breaking which is so important because I use my flat-iron on a daily basis.

Puff's Soft Pack Tissues:
These tissues came in the cutest package, but this couldn't help the fact that they were not soft at all (only the pack was!)
They really made my nose raw, so I won't be purchasing these again.

Tutti Frutti Shower Gel:
I received this as a 21st birthday present & this really took a longgg time to use up, which is great!
The smell is amazing and how cute is the packaging?

Pond's Makeup Remover Wipes:
 Okay, I confess. I bought these because they were a little bit cheaper than the Neutrogena wipes that I swear by.
But I hate the consistency of them! They're so soapy, I just don't like that on my face.
I won't be repurchasing.

Maybelline Pure Dream BB:
I got this as a sample in a Cosmo magazine & just got a chance to try it.
Y'all, I am a BB believer & you best bet that I will be purchasing this as soon as I can get to Target.

Covergirl Clean Foundation:
This is the foundation that I mention on the blog from time to time, I've been using it since the beginning of time.
 But I think I'm ready to graduate to a big girl foundation, so if  y'all have any favorites, please share them in the comments below!

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer:
I had stopped using this for a while & rediscovered it in my makeup drawer & decided to finish using it up. Well, y'all-I fell in love with it all over again. My makeup stayed on for the full day without touch-ups when I wore it.
So, when I finished it up I went straight to the store and bought a new one!


I hope y'all enjoyed this little roundup of everything I've used up & I hope it helps you find products that you may fall in love with too!

Until next time. . .

xoxo,


48 comments:

  1. Great picks, you know a product is great when you reach the bottom of the bottle.

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  2. I also prefer the Neutrogena makeup removing wipes - the Pond's ones are fine in the morning, or after a run, but I like the less soapy Neutrogena ones much better! I also like the Burt's Bees baby wipes!

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    1. I haven't tried Burt's Bees yet, but I love their other products so I need to try their wipes!

      xoxo, SS

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  3. This is great! I love using cetaphil when my skin feels dry!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. It's such a great, gentle product!

      xoxo, SS

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  4. great round up of products! thanks for sharing!

    lifeisashoe

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    1. It's seriously so great, it left my skin dewy but not greasy & it was so light!

      xoxo, SS

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  6. Cetaphil is my absolute favorite! I have yet to try a BB cream! I need to get on that!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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    1. This was my first BB cream experience & it was a pleasant one! This one is perfect for days when you don't want the heaviness of a foundation, but you want perfection that will last all day :)

      xoox, SS

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  7. Totally agree on that hemp lotion. Such a good dupe! If you have a minute, stop by an check out my latest.

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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    1. I was honestly surprised at how well it worked!

      xoxo, SS

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  8. The Maybelline BB cream is wonderful!

    xo
    Alex | Mrs. Mason Dixon

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    1. This was my first time trying it & I'm so glad I did, it is SO lightweight.

      xoxo, SS

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  9. I'm about to run out of my Rimmel BB cream. *cries* I really should try out some Dove products. I've been loving their advertising lately! And since you said it prevents breaking, I am all for it. :) Your background is so pretty! What shampoo do you currently use?

    doitfortheirony.com / creative + lifestyle blog

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for stopping by! Right now I'm using the Dove Intense Repair that I mentioned above (I had 2 bottles because I buy it in bulk at Sam's!) and it leaves my hair so soft & not brittle at all :)

      xoxo, SS

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  10. I like how you refer to it as "big girl" foundation :)

    I am a huge fan of Makeup Forever's foundation because I have a strong yellow undertone in my skin and get a great color match with their products. I bounce between two different liquid foundations: mat velvet and invisible HD. When I was having a lot of skin issues this past winter, I started using their duo mat pressed powder foundation over a BB cream. That worked really well for oily skin! I also really like Tarte, although they don't have as great of a variety of color choices in my opinion. If you live near a Sephora or Nordstrom then I'd just go in there and ask for help!

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    1. I don't know why I haven't thought about going to Sephora & asking the girls there, you're a genius :)

      xoxo, SS

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  11. I'm a huge fan of Maybeline's BB cream! I'm anxious to see if any has a good foundation recommendation! Please do a follow up to that!

    Stephanie | With love, Stephanie

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    1. I'll definitely catch y'all up on what everyone has recommended :) & that BB cream is such a dream!

      xoxo, SS

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  12. I need to get back on the Cetaphil bandwagon. I forgot how much I love it!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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    1. Sometimes I go without it for a while & then rediscover it...it's so good every single time!

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  13. This is such a great post idea! I'm in love with the Puffs Soft Pack, though! I hate really lotiony tissues, which is probably why I enjoy it so much. I feel you on trying new face wipes. After trying like 5 random brands trying to save $1.50, I've learned you can't beat Neutrogena!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. Girl, that is exactly why I'm so glad there is more than one kind of tissues out on the market! Different strokes for different folks ;)

      xoxo, SS

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  14. I always keep Cetaphil on hand- great stuff!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. It's perfect for my combination skin, I haven't heard of anyone that doesn't love it!

      xoxo, SS

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  15. The only product we have in common here is that BB cream, which is great!! Thanks for this post, I learned a lot. xo


    ALLURE OBSESSED - BEAUTY BLOG // BLOGLOVIN'

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by! That BB cream was one of my favorite finds this month :)

      xoxo, SS

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  16. That BB is my favorite! And it weirdly had to stay in my collection untouched a LONG time too before I realized it. xx

    TOPCOAT - FASHION BLOG

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    1. It must just be running under the radar...but it really is a gem :)

      xoxo, SS

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  17. Amazing post again <3 ! I like visiting your blog :) !
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    1. I'm so glad that you love stopping by, I enjoy seeing your comments :)

      xoxo, SS

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  18. I love bareminerals foundation- mostly because I HATE the heavy feeling that all of the liquid foundations I've tried gives me. I'm with you, I have shampoo / various creams coming out the wazoo that I need to use up! -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

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    1. Maybe one day we'll finally tackle all these piles of creams and stuff! I'm going to have to look into the bare minerals foundation :)

      xoxo, SS

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  19. I've never tried the cetaphil cleanser I should! So many people rave about it! X

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    1. I didn't try it for so long, but I finally know what all the fuss is about-it's a great product :)

      xoox, SS

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  20. Great post my Dear <3
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    1. Aw, thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by :)

      xoxo, SS

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  21. It's on the expensive side- but I ADORE Makeup Forever's HD foundation! It's smooth, lovely, and lasts a good while! Loved hearing all about the different products, I am a huge BB, CC cream believer myself! :) I am currently trying to use all my stored up, forgotten about products as well!!
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    Brooke|LookBrooke

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    1. I'll have to add that one to my list to try! I don't mind spending a little more money for a great product :)

      xoxo, SS

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  22. I love these types of posts! It's always so interesting to see what people used up and what they actually enjoyed using! I love that Maybelline BB cream!
    xo ClassToCloset

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I love these types of posts too, they really motivate me to use up all the products I've been storing & holding onto!

      xoxo, SS

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  23. This is a great post. I have been accumulating empties for ever to do one of these posts myself!

    I have just started blogging and I would love for you to check out my blog.

    Deepti xx

    www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I'll definitely head over & check yours out :)

      xoxo, SS

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