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Monday, August 29, 2016

August Empties

Hey y'all!

It's been a long time & I want to apologize for that. School has been killing me, if you think that going back to school is tough as a student-try doing it as a teacher!

In all seriousness, it's been a wonderful year so far, just very busy so I've been trying to keep up with everything. 

Today I want to bring to y'all my mini reviews on some of the products that I've used up lately (as well as some products I'm simply trashing & why!).

There will be links for all the products I recommend :)

Y'all, this is the best smelling soap ever & I am SO sad that Bath & Body Works doesn't have it anymore. It's sweet and floral at the same time, perfection.

I really liked this shampoo, especially since my hair is SO dry.
It also smells really delicious, so of course I recommend :)

Y'all, I got this in an Influenster box & since then I've been a believer.
It keeps me feeling fresh all day long and smells really fresh & nice.

I also received this in a Vox Box from Influenster and really enjoyed both this & the shampoo.
It smells really good and is really affordable as well.

White Barn Salted Caramel Candle
This candle smells really incredible, it's all kind of baked goodness mixed with sweet caramel and just a little bit of salt for a savory note.
I wish B&BW would come back with a new candle with this same scent, because it's really great for the cooler weather months.

I love these EOS lip balms, they're so convenient and I tend to keep one on my desk at school, beside the sink, on my bedside table, etc.
This flavor is really nice!

Y'all if I could afford this I would buy it over and over again.
It feels so hydrating and refreshing, when my skin is being crazy (like pretty much always) this has the best calming effect on it. Highly recommend.

Love this mask, so much & I'm so thankful for the Target Beauty Box for introducing me.
It was very hydrating and cooled & reduced my puffy eyes. It was incredibly relaxing, but the only bad part was that you have to sit for 30 minutes to let everything soak in.

I always have loved these, I keep them in stock always from Sam's Club.
I 10/10 recommend for everyone!

Laneige BB Cushion Foundation
The pros: It has SPF 50, it was incredibly dewy, and lasted all throughout the day.
Cons: I didn't like the cushion applicator at all, I felt like I needed a lot of product to get good coverage, and I felt as though the color selection was a little weird.

Figs & Rouge Rose Berry Hand Cream
This came in an Ipsy bag a while back and honestly, I hate the smell so much!
I kept it because I just wanted to use it up, which I did, but the scent is overwhelmingly sweet and strong. It's a watery formula and not really thick like you would expect a hand cream to be.
Won't purchase.

Nugg Face Mask Revitalized with Flaxseed & Peppermint
This came in a Target Beauty Box and although I really liked this mask, the scent was really nice (very minty), but I didn't like the amount in this "single use" mask. I definitely could've used this two or three times.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
I am really trying to use up all of my lotions & potions and I was so glad to see this one leave.
It smells like crayons-so weird!
The formula was also very watery, which I didn't like, won't repurchase.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara in Extreme Black
I loved this mascara so much & was so sad that I had to toss it.
The brush is a "broken heart" shape which means it gets all of your lashes and coats them really well.
If I can ever get through my stash of mascaras then I will repurchase!

Covergirl De-Puffer Eye Concealer
Loved the formula, hated the applicator. It was hard to get product out at the end and it wasted a ton of product. Also, the de-puffer factor isn't really an honest claim.
I won't repurchase, so if you know of a good under eye concealer, let a girl know!

Freeman Purifying Avocado and Oatmeal Mask
The smell of this product is really, really bad, almost like play dough.
It tingled in a bad way on my nose, so I'm kind of not feeling like purchasing this one ever again.

Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads
Y'all, these sound great, but they dried out so fast.
I didn't even truly get to try them out because they dried out so quickly.

Victoria's Secret Noir Tease 
It smells so warm & sweet, perfect for summer nights.
I would highly consider buying full size of this when I finish going through some more of my perfumes.

Maybelline The Colossal Lashes Mascara
This mascara was good while I had it, more for an every day look-it didn't give you very much volume.
It is also waterproof, which I've found that I don't like so of course I won't be repurchasing.

Victoria's Secret Pink Pretty & Pure Hand & Body Cream
This is a very warm and fresh scent, I'm really sad that VS is not selling it any longer.
It's really moisturizing for a nightly hand and foot moisturizer.

OLLY Perfect Women's Multi Vitamin
I was in need of a multi vitamin and this is the only gummy one that Target had, so I picked it up instead of my old favorite which I guess they no longer sell.
The taste is really weird, but they work okay I guess.

I really, really love this stuff. Once you get in the habit of using it every night, it's really easy.
It keeps moisture locked in for over a day, which is better than any other lotion I've ever used.

Bath & Body Works Winter Candle
Y'all, I am so excited for this candle to be back when it gets colder-the smell is incredible.
The packaging on this one is so sweet & nostalgic.
The scent is warm & piney, it reminds me of the night that you put up your Christmas tree.
I will definitely be repurchasing this one!

Bath & Body Lemon Pomegranate Cream Triple Moisturizer
This stuff smells delicious, so tasty!
I love how moisturizing it is & am once again, so sad that Bath & Body Works doesn't sell it anymore.
They do sell it in a candle now, so I'll probably be buying that as well!

So these last few products are ones that I'm simply getting rid of, I want to let you know why I'm tossing them so that maybe you can dodge them too!

Maybelline Master Glaze in Coral Sheen
I thought this would be a nice product because it's one of those lips+cheek product, but the color is just not great. It's a really sticky product too, so I don't like it on my face or lips.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Tiger Eye Shimmer
I really should've taken a picture of this out of the tube because it is truly a terrible color.
It's a brown/gold shimmery shade and I literally cannot wear it.
It's awful, so of course I'm not going to keep it and I can't pass it on (because that's gross), so I'm tossing it.
The formula is really nice though, I have several other Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipsticks & love them!

Mary Kay Sweet Plum Mineral Eye Color
I loved this eyeshadow so much when I first got it, but I hardly ever use singles. Plus it's old, so it's probably time to toss anyway.

Covergirl Clean Glo Blush in Peaches
Another product that isn't necessarily "bad", but it just doesn't have a lot of pigment.
I really prefer a pink blush anyways, so off it goes.

Costal Scents Quad in Vibrant Blue, Deep Eggplant, Candlelight, and Elven Midnight
This came in an Ipsy bag and I just don't like the colors, who wears that blue on their lids anyways?
The shadows are super buttery and pigmented, so maybe in other colors they would be good.

Measureable Difference Paradise Palette
These colors also suck, really bad. I'm just more of a neutral color girl.
The shadows are soft, although there is a lot of fall-out.

NYX Butter Lip Balm in Marshmallow
The product has a really great feel on the lips, but the color makes me look dead.
So...definitely going!

NYC Color Wheel in All Over Bronze Glow
I loved the idea of this product, but dude-no pigment whatsoever!

Well guys, I guess that's all!
I hope you enjoyed my little roundup, aka mini-reviews of these products!

Until next time. . .



  1. I love Nugg Masks, I get about three uses out of them! If you put them in a plastic bag they'll last for multiple uses!
    xo, Syd

  2. I've been wanting to try TULA - glad to hear you love it! Definitely a splurge but sometimes it's worth it. That candle sounds absolutely amazing, too. 😍


  3. I always love your candle reviews! makes me want to go out and stock up!


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