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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June 2016 Empties

I don't know if y'all like these posts as much as I do, but I really really love sharing these with you-especially when it means doing a makeup clean-out like I did this time.

I'm a makeup hoarder, I'm just going to be honest. This makeup that I'm getting rid of in this post had been sitting in my drawer forever needing to be tossed (& some of it got tossed without even making it to the post).

I used to hoard all of the drugstore finds I could get before I realized that there were better products out there, so now I've started my decluttering process and am hopefully going to have fewer, nicer products in the future!

Up & Up Cotton Swabs
I really like the Up & Up brand for paper products like these Q-Tips, I'll probably pick some up next time I'm at Target!

Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation
I got this from my sister because she didn't like how it looked on her...I wasn't a huge fan of it on me, but I did use the bottle instead of wasting it.
I'll probably stick with my Rimmel 24 Hour Matte Foundation.

Crest Pro-Health Rinse (Travel Size)
I was so sad to see this be used up, because you don't realize how much you like having mouthwash on hand until you don't have anymore left.
I'll be picking up some sort of mouthwash next time I go to the store.

Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods Shower Gel
I consider this a Fall/Winter scent, but I do really love it.
It's very musky-I would consider buying it again once I've used up my other shower gels.

Gillette Venus Sensitive Skin Disposable Razors
I think I've said this before on my blog, but I am not picky at all when it comes to razors.
I'll typically buy what's cheapest or on sale.
These didn't change that about me, so I'll continue that thought process-if these are cheapest I'll buy them.

Colgate Max Fresh Gel Toothpaste
My favorite toothpaste ever, 10/10 recommend you trying it!
It leaves my breath feeling very fresh and clean.

Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies (Strawberry)
If you take a daily probiotic vitamin like I do, it might as well taste good, right?
I love the gummy strawberry ones-they taste amazing!

Palmer's Coconut Oil Body Lotion (Foil Sample)
This was enough to do both legs and arms, and while it did moisturize really well-I just can't get past the awful scent.
It smells so strong, it gave me a headache about 5 minutes after application.
There's no way I would suggest buying this.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (1 regular size & 1 travel size)
Y'all know I swear by these and will forever repurchase them!
I picked up the travel size on a whim at our Dirt Cheap (if you have one, go immediately because they have awesome deals!)
It came out to around $0.40 so they were an awesome deal for our trip to Nashville.

NYC Best of Broadway Eyeshadow Quad
I remember loving this quad when I got it because it told you just where to put the product on your eye, and to be honest the highlighter in there is actually pretty good.
I've just had it forever and I don't really want to keep a whole quad just for an "okay" highlighter.

Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder
All but one of my pressed powders from Rimmel have done this shattering thing that make it pretty much impossible to use.
I think I'm going to try out another brand and see if I can find something better that lasts longer.

CQ Eyeshadow Duo in Hazelnut
Once again, another one of those products I was super excited to have years ago, but now not so much.
The colors just aren't pigmented and I hate the cheap packaging.

Victoria's Secret Chic Cheeks in Pretty in Paris
I received this as a birthday gift about two years ago & just never used it, I don't like cream blushes.
But after two years, it's obviously time for it to go-so I'm saying bye, bye and won't be purchasing another.

Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Sculpting Creme
I got this as a free gift and loved it.
The light scent, how moisturized it left my face, everything.
Sadly I don't have anymore-and don't really want to spend the $50+ to get another pot, so right now I'm using a Tula cream and then I'm going to test out some more affordable options (and then probably breaking down and purchasing the Estee Lauder one!)

Tempt U Highlighter (in Pearl)
I just don't like liquids (other than foundation) on my face.
This product could've been pretty, but it was so watery that I couldn't deal with it.
As you could see, I have two and I'm tossing both.

J.Cat Wonder Lip Paint (in Red Potion)
This is another Ipsy fail (just like the highlight liquids above).
It's a pretty, dark plum color...but I just hate that there isn't an applicator-it makes it SO messy.
It also has a weird chemical smell that I can't get past.
It stains everything, so just be warned.

Flower Sheer Up Lip Tint in Dewy Rose
I'm not tossing this because I hated the application or the product, I'm tossing this because the packaging sucks.
The clear lid thing broke after about a month of having it and it's been impossible to keep the tip clean, so I'm just getting rid of it.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick
Now, I'm not tossing this one for bad packaging, but just for bad product.
I hated how patchy it went on and the color sort of made me look like a four year old playing in her mom's makeup...or a streetwalker-I can't decide.

Hello Beautiful Skin Juicy Grapefruit Body Lotion
I got this in a Target Beauty Box and loved it, probably one of my favorite products I've gotten in one of those boxes.
I kept in in the living room to use as a hand cream and it felt so nice and light, plus the light citrus scent was really nice.

Max Factor Eyeshadow Trio Palette
Why did I ever think bright green, bright blue, and purple were wearable shades?
This is so embarrassing.
They aren't even really pigmented either.
Ugh, so disappointed in myself for ever wasting money on these.

Covergirl Eyeshadow in Sterling Blue
This is another why...why did anyone let me walk around with blue eyeshadow?
Not a good look for me.
So nope, won't be wasting another $3 on a Covergirl single.

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide on Eye Pencil in Plushie
As much as I liked the formula of this eye pencil, I just don't think I need a purple eye pencil in my life.
I would be interested in repurchasing (also would recommend) picking up the pencil in Black Velvet!

Victoria's Secret Forbidden (Perfume Sample)
I really enjoyed this little sample (these are perfect for tossing in your purse or to travel with!).
The scent is really warm, perfect for the cozy winter months.

NYC Brow & Eyeliner Pencil in Dark Brown
This is another why moment for me...because now that I have discovered Billion Dollar Brows, I would never think of using this on my poor brows.
Won't repurchase.

Manna Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion
I just tested this out before I started typing this and I was almost tempted to keep this weird little Ipsy bag find (they always put the most strange products in there!)
It gives a really nice sheen, it would be pretty to highlight your d├ęcolletage (aka your collarbone).
But it just has that "old makeup" smell that I don't like.

Well there are all my do's and don'ts for this month-I hope y'all were as entertained as I was by these gross old mistakes that I made and now I'm finally tossing.

Have you ever made any makeup mistakes?
Let me know your stories of makeup you experimented with down below!

Until next time. . .



  1. I'm a big fan of the Twilight Woods scent from B&BW, too! I keep it in stock in my closet year-round!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. Twilight Woods is one of my all time fave scents from Bath and Body! Love!

  3. oh wow so many empties!! I think I used up three things this month!! I am totally gonna have to pick up that VS scent and that Target lotion!!

  4. This is so much and I love it!! I'm a huge makeup hoarder as well, and those Neutrogena wipes are my holy grail!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

  5. I love this post! I loved that you not only shared the products you loved but also the ones you didn't like. The Neutrogena makeup wipes are my favorite too. :)

    xo Brie

  6. WoW! That was a huge line up of products to review. I felt like we were standing in your bathroom and you were telling me about each one. Fun!

  7. I hoard makeup like there's no tomorrow! I certainly need to go through and get rid of some stuff.. I did a huge dump last month but I still have so much!!

  8. I'm continually surprised by how well Rimmel products perform...for a drugstore brand, they really do work extraordinarily well! This was a fun post! I haven't done an "empties" post before, but I may just have to try this too! :)

  9. I totally need a new razor and nope, I am not picky either --whatever is cheaper, lol

  10. Quite a few of products, girl! Love the honest opinions though, and I definitely also go through Neutrogena wipes like crazy too. 40 cents is such a good deal!!

  11. I love these kinds of post! I need to go through and see what I want to try!

  12. I love reading (+ watching on YouTube) empties posts. I agree with you about the rimmel powder. I really don't like the packaging.

  13. I love the make up remover towelletes! I keep a package by my bed side table and on my coffee table.

  14. I love the Neutrogena towelettes too...couldn't take my make up off without them! I also keep them in my gym bag so my mascara doesn't run when I sweat.

  15. I always love reading posts like this! Those Neutrogena wipes are the best!

    The Blush Blonde

  16. I keep trying to save my empties to do a post but I always end up throwing them out. You have some great items you got to use up!

  17. I love my Venus razors...and want to try the Neutrogena towelettes, I need them right now it's so stinking hot!

  18. I am such a bad makeup hoarder. I just threw away some bronzer I bought probably 8 years ago.

  19. This reminds me that I need to fill up on more neturogena cleansing wipes. I love them.

  20. I haven't tried the Neutrogena Wipes, but I definitely need to because I keep hearing about it everywhere! Great empties :)

  21. Loved this post! Those Neutrogena wipes are the BEST. They were the first wipes I've ever purchased and literally nothing compares.

  22. I love these posts! I really love Tiger Woods and Neutrogena Wipes. I seriously go through them so fast because they're so convenient!

  23. I can't live without the Neutrogena wipes! Seriously all that I use!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  24. Looks like you got an awesome makeup declutter in! :)

  25. I'm seriously impressed with your amount of empties! I love the matte lipsticks and indie flick is such a fun summer color!



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