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Thursday, October 15, 2015


Happy Thursday y'all!

I hope that y'all are all having a great week!
I'm hoping this week honestly slows down some, I've had this week off of teaching because it's been my school's Fall break and it has been a nice little treat :)

But this weekend I have a lot to look forward to-a little date night action with my best friend, a wedding, and hopefully a lazy Sunday.

Today I wanted to share with you my empties that I've been trying to burn through.
Y'all know that at the beginning of this year I was trying to cut down on the number of beauty related products that I have in my cabinets and use up what I have before buying more.
I'll let you know a yes or no to whether I'll be repurchasing these!

As y'all can see I have a little bit of everything. . .

So let's jump right in! 

This is the hand soap that made me fall in love with the foaming soaps from B&BW.
I keep the foaming soaps in our guest bath.
This is the best scent, it's so clean and fresh.
Unfortunately they no longer have this scent, but I linked the Kitchen Lemon scent which is almost identical!
This is a definite yes in the repurchasing area.

Olay Satin Care Shave Gel in Sugarberry
I picked this up on sale at Target and it's actually one of the best shave gels I've picked up. If it was ever on sale again I would probably buy it again.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
If you've been on this blog for an Empties post before then you should know I'm totally brand-loyal to these wipes-there are none like these!
I will be repurchasing these in bulk this weekend when my hubby and I go to Sam's!

Yes to Carrots Nourishing Facial Moisturizer
I bought this stuff on a whim (I'm terrible, I know) but it was such a good moisturizer!
I love that it has SPF and it was really thick and nice, I would definitely repurchase this if I didn't have several other moisturizers to use up.

Opta-Free Replenish Contact Solution
This may seem totally random to include, but I figured some of my followers surely wore contacts like I do!
This is my favorite solution to use, it keeps my contacts really soft & clean.

Cayenne Caramel Bath & Body Works Candle
Can I be the first to say that I have the hardest time saying goodbye to candles?
When they don't burn anymore, I place the candles on my candle melter (hard to explain lol) and use them up that way!
But this one finally succumbed to not smelling anymore, so I finally have to get rid of it :(
If Bath & Body Works was still selling this scent, you best bet I would be purchasing it!

Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo Pure Clean
I totally misunderstood this bottle of shampoo when I bought it, I thought it was a purifying shampoo (to use to get buildup off of my hair) but it isn't...
It's made with natural products & is a good shampoo, but just not for what I bought it for.
Won't be repurchasing this one again.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer
I found this in my makeup stash and decided to use it again & was pleasantly surprised!
I couldn't even remember why I stopped using it!
It helps my makeup last all day long, which is super important when I have student teaching at the beginning of the day and then classes that last into the night!
I'll be purchasing this one again soon :)

L'Oreal True Match Mineral Powder
I love this makeup & I'm pretty upset that I can't find it at my Target anymore...they must have discontinued it :( 
If anyone sees this, please let me know where I can maybe find it!
I love how it set my makeup and truly kept my face matte all day long.
I would repurchase this if I could find it!

Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed Powder
I love this powder and have already repurchased it, it keeps my face really matte and doesn't leave a weird shade because it's translucent!
I would highly recommend it for a great drugstore product.

Peel Off Cucumber Masque
I picked this up at Target just because I love doing a face mask occasionally, I thought I would really like it but. . .I wasn't really impressed.
It was really sticky and the smell was off.
I wouldn't repurchase this or recommend it.

Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream by L'Oreal (Sample)
This was a magazine sample, I always try to use them because hello, free product.
This is a product that I actually really liked and I'm glad I tried it!
It was really thick and creamy, and the smell y'all. I love it!
I will be using the coupon that came along with the sample to purchase this for sure!

Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream (Sample)
This is why I like to try out the samples, because if I had purchased this full sized, full price in store I would've been disappointed.
It didn't plump anything and although it was moisturizing, it wasn't any better than any other drug store brand.
I won't be purchasing this product.

Well that's all for today! I hope y'all enjoyed this little post :)

What products have you tried lately that you love or hate?
Have you tried any of these?

Until next time. . .



  1. I love empties post!
    I am trying to use up all my products before buying new ones as well.
    It may take awhile to get through them all but I am determined.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. I actually haven't tried any of these products before. I love reading product reviews so I can get a better idea about what's out there to try in the future. Thanks for sharing girl!

  3. I enjoy your empties post...I am currently working on my mine for the end of this month! Today, using my scissors, I cut the tops of my lotion tubes (the little minis that are left in the bottom of the purses or gift exchanges) and used up my Eucerin Alpha Hand Cream while using up the tiny sample of Arbonne hand cream on my body!! I look at my drawer and said "One less half emptie, a few more to go to use up before shopping for more!

    I love several items at Bath and Body Works and Rimmel as well!


  4. The lemon hand soap sounds devine!

  5. What a fun mix of stuff! I'm not going to lie, I really look for products based on how pretty they smell so I like that you added that about some of them!

    Sara Kate Styling

  6. I need to expand my face mask horizons - going to keep my eyes out for this cucumber one! x Nicole |

  7. I love Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes! Definitely one of my monthly empties!

    xo Ashley

  8. I have the same issue with piling up beauty products that I can't seem to use fully! I do love the Yes to... products, and I have the carrot cleanser right now :)

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

  9. Love the Neutrogena wipes! They are the best!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  10. I love these kind of posts! The Neutrogena wipes are my favorite

  11. Great post! I also didn't like the Garnier Pure Clean made my hair feel weird.

    a small bit | bloglovin

  12. I go through that Garnier shampoo like it's no tomorrow! I tend to sweat a lot when I run, so that shampoo is perfect for wicking away all of the residue and dry shampoo.

    Alessandra |

  13. I pretty live and die by those Neutrogena makeup removing wipes. The best!

    Diary of a Debutante

  14. Those make up removing wipes are the only ones I'll use!

  15. Love these products!

  16. The caramel candle sounds heavenly! I really need to do this and go through my products before buying more, it's such a bad habit buying lots of things I don't need!

  17. I love the Neutrogena wipes too! I need to try that Mediterranean Lemon hand soap-it sounds fantastic!

  18. I tried many of these products and they're all pretty good.

  19. Those makeup wipes are the best! I love this idea for a blog series!


  20. lazy sundays are the best! and i use the same makeup remover!

  21. Those are my favorite make up remover wipes!

  22. I love this post! However, your font is really distracting, I would prefer if you would please change it to something more easily read. I might return to this site more frequently if it was easier to read. Just letting you know.

    1. I changed up my font, I apologize for any trouble that you had with reading it before! I've had that font for over and year and you were the first to say anything! I hope this one is better :)

  23. I have that exact soap in my kitchen right now and I LOVE it! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge


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