BrandBacker Member

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


It is so crazy to think that this will probably be my last empties post of 2015, but that's why it's such a big one!   
I have been going through products that I've been hoarding like crazy, using them up to their last drop and I'm here to tell you whether or not you should run out and get them or not :)

Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo
I really liked this shampoo, the smell is great and I felt like it did a good job of cleaning my hair without weighing it down. It moisturized without leaving a greasy feeling (which is so gross).
When I run out of all my other shampoos I have left to use, I'll probably repurchase!

OZ Naturals Ocean Mineral Facial Cleanser
I loved the idea of this, ocean minerals with vitamins and organic ingredients.
Unfortunately, it just really didn't do anything for me.
It didn't make my skin worse, but it didn't really help it either.
I probably won't be repurchasing this.

Spring Valley Biotin
I have already repurchased some drug store brand Biotin!
I have noticed a dramatic difference between when I'm taking this and my daily multi-vitamin than when I'm not.
My nails are dry and brittle and don't grow nearly as quickly without this.

Up and Up Cotton Rounds
I love buying the Up and Up brand products, especially these cotton rounds and cotton balls.
I love to use these to take off my eye makeup and nail polish.
I didn't have to repurchase because I already had a bag in backup, but when I run out I probably will buy these again :)

OGX Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo
This was a product I had bought on a whim and used only a bit of before realizing I didn't like what it did for my hair.
So, when I became determined to use up all of my leftover products this was at the top of my list.
I don't know if my hair has changed since I last used it or what happened, but I really liked this shampoo.
The smell is nice and the formula is good, it didn't straighten my hair like it claimed to do, so I'm not sure if I would buy it again just based on the fact that it doesn't do what it says it does.

Bath & Body Works Georgia Peach & Sweet Tea Shower Gel
I am a huge fan of Bath & Body Works shower gels and I have a closet full of them to prove it.
This scent was great! I love the fresh peach smell and when/if it comes out again next year I'll be buying it.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
It wouldn't be one of my empties posts if I didn't feature these!
I honestly probably have used more than the two that I showed, but I just tossed them, because lets face it-y'all know my love for these!
I purchased a big 6-pack of these at Sam's so I don't need to repurchase for a while :)

Clairol Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask
I received this in my very first Influenster vox box that I ever got and I loved it!
I've been meaning to go search Target for it so i can repurchase it but I've just been forgetting.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E 
When we moved my things home from my apartment at school this was in my bathroom things.
I had forgotten how much I loved it, especially with my skin being so dry recently it was a lifesaver.
I'm going to pick up another of these next time I'm at the store!

Spring Valley Fish Oil Soft Gels
I honestly don't even remember why I bought this (Pinterest article on the benefits of fish oil probs)
but I finished them up because the bottle said they were good for your heart & bone health.
Won't be repurchasing unless my doctor recommends for some reason.

Bath & Body Works Mediterranean Lemon Foaming Hand Soap
This has shown up in an Empties post before I think, because it's my favorite soap to keep in our guest bath.
The scent is really light, fresh, and clean.
Right now we have a pumpkin one out (I'll be changing it to a Christmas scent soon!) but when the holidays are over, it'll probably be back to this.
So yes, I'll definitely buy this again after the holidays!

Hempz Pomegranate Herbal Body Moisturizer
This will probably be one of my all-time favorite lotions, it's so moisturizing and the smell is SO good.
I need to check TJ Maxx out again and see if they have anymore of it, because if so I'll repurchase.

Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste in Cool Mint
This is my favorite toothpaste and it's killing me not to have it right now(I've resorted to using the travel size pastes your dentist hands out)
The gel is my favorite and I love the minty taste!

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer
This was something I had stuck in my makeup drawer because I wasn't using it anymore and pulled out to try to use it up.
This really does pro-long your makeup wear and the extra step isn't that time consuming!
 I bought the matte version of this so we'll see how it compares!

Covergirl Tru Blend Minerals in the shade 405 Light
I really like this as a setting powder!
It's the only loose powder I keep in my collection, but when I'm having a particularly shiny day I know I can always turn it it to mattify my face and I love that.
I have already purchased this again.

Well guys, I guess that's it for this post!
I hope y'all enjoyed this little empties post...what products are you using up lately?
Have you ever used any of these?
Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time. . .



  1. I really like the B&BW soaps and have a stockpile of them to use.
    Also posts like these are some of my favorites because I love knowing everyone else's hits and misses in products.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. There are so few products I actually get to the bottom of! I get bored and try sooo many new things. It's such a bad habit. Great insights on these though!

    Sugar & Something

  3. I've been using up my rebel MAC lipstick every since fall started and can't wait to keep using it for Christmas/New Year's festivities!!


  4. Ahh, I love the Neutrogena cleansing wipes! Have you tried to grapefruit kind?! Before switching all of my skincare products to Cetaphil, I would alternate between the original and grapefruit!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  5. Awesome Empties post for 2015!! I love several of them and can't wait to try them myself!! I love using Up & Up products by Target (if you gave me money/gift card and tell me to choose Walmart or Target...Target!!!). I love using Fish Oil but I stick to Nature Made brand for heart/brain health and the Southern lifestyle!! I don't know about wear peaches & tea but I will check out that scent at BBWs!!

    Feel free to check out my November Empties at my blog which is up now! :)


  6. Biotin is the best! I always try to remember to take mine.

  7. I am like that too. I literally use things until they are completely gone. I love keratin shampoos. Thanks for sharing!

    Sara Kate Styling

  8. I seriously go through those make up wipes like crazy!

  9. Thanks for sharing your favorite products. I love the hemp pomegranate lotion, it smells so delicious. I'm always looking for hydrating shampoo and conditioner that won't weigh my hair down; it's great to know Dove has an option!

  10. These are great! I've just gotten into B&BW products again- I was turned off years ago for a while before they revamped their scent selection. I'm a huge fan of their soaps and candles. I also love those makeup wipes! Thanks for sharing all about your product experiences, I love posts like this.

  11. The Rimmel Fix & Perfect is one of my favorite primers. I've tried the matte one and it's way too matte for me to wear everyday but is great for special occasions or during the hot summer months. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  12. I love the UP and UP cotton rounds. They're absolutely the best things ever. I used them all through college and they're so much better than regular cotton balls!
    With southern grace,

  13. Biotin is such a great thing for women to take. x Nicole |

  14. I always bring those wipes to the gym - they are great because I don't have to worry about soap spilling in my gym bag.

  15. The Neutrogena makeup remover wipes are my FAVORITES!

    xo Ashley

  16. Neutrogena face wipes are the way to go! love them!

  17. classic makeup items. sensitive skin as mine love them! I strongly suggest my Cosplay Costumes teamates to use them

  18. I love this idea! What a cool way to share what you use and love!

    Nicole //Chronicling Home

  19. I love Neutrogena face wipes and anything, honestly, from Bath and Body Works. Their stuff smells so good, works well, and is reasonably priced! love this post!

  20. OGX is literally my favorite shampoo and conditioner. It's so reliable.

  21. I really need to get some of those Makeup towelettes! I'm so bad with my makeup and not washing it off!

  22. I love Biotin, it has saved my hair and nails, but I think it makes me break out :(


09 10