Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Empties #1 | Products I've Used Up

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Welcome to the first edition of my Empties | Products I've Used Up series.  We all know how hard it is to use products up when we constantly are trying new things.  I've been throwing my empties in an old Sephora box under my vanity for a while now to gather some of mine for an empties post.  Below you'll find some quickie reviews and if I would repurchase them as well.

Hair, Face, Body, Nails, Baby Empties #1

Hair
Pantene Nature Fusion with Avocado Oil Shampoo
This is a great smoothing shampoo that doesn't weigh your hair down.  This has been a go-to shampoo for me for a few years now.  Would Repurchase.

Dove Color Care Shampoo
This is my 'Holy Grail' shampoo, especially for color treated hair.  It really gets your hair squeaky clean without leaving it stripped.  Other color care shampoos left my hair feeling not as clean, so I've stuck with this one.  It smells great too.  Already Repurchased.

Dove Pure Care Oil Shampoo
This one was just too much oil for me; it would probably be better for dryer hair (I have normal to oily).  Would Not Repurchase.

Clear Scalp and Hair Damage & Color Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
This shampoo and conditioner was good.  Nothing super for me, but an ok daily shampoo.  I don't think it gets my hair as clean as the Dove Color Care, but I'd probably give it another shot.  Would Probably Repurchase.

Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle
I used to hate conditioner because I thought it would weigh my hair down and make it more oily until my stylist told me just to use it on the ends to keep them healthy since that's the oldest part of your hair.  This version was the only one out when I got it, but now they have a whole line including one for color treated hair.  It's a great deep conditioner that doesn't make my hair heavy or greasy, just leaves it smooth and shiny.  Smells great too.  Already Repurchased.

John Frieda Step 3 Conditioner
This is the conditioner that comes with my hair color {see full review here} and also comes separately now.  There is definitely enough for more than a months worth of treatments in these (for medium length hair), and they smell great.  They are a great way to lock in hair color during the month.  Already Repurchased.

Face
Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Cleanser
I use this as my daily cleanser and still love it.  Leaves my skin clean without over drying or feeling tight.  Already Repurchased.

Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser
I used to use this as my daily cleanser, but use the Daily Cleanser version (above) every day now.  I don't think I needed the exfoliation daily, especially in the drier winter months but I would go back if I got more oily in summer {see my full review here}.  This probably isn't for normal to sensitive skin.  Would Repurchase.

Body/Skin
Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel
Love this stuff - 'Holy Grail' shave gel {see my full review here}.  Lasts a long time, great foaming lather, leaves legs super moisturized, and gives a great close shave.  Already Repurchased.

Up & Up Smoothing Shave Gel with Soy
A great dupe for the Aveeno shave gel above {see my full review/comparison here}.  I go back and forth between the two and the EOS shave gel (I prefer these two though).  Would Repurchase.

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer - Firming
A great daily firming lotion that moisturizes while leaving behind a gradual tan color.  It never comes out too dark at once or too orange, just makes your skin a bit dark each day you use it.  Would Repurchase.

Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion - Deep Dark Color
This product worked was good, but I found a self-tanner I like better for now (Tanwise Dark Bronzing Sunless Mousse).  I would mix this with a regular lotion or use it on it's own, and I liked that it was a one-and-done rather than having to build it up if you were in a rush.  Wouldn't Repurchase - for now.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Body Lotion - Lavender Chamomile
Smells amazing.  I have the matching pillow mist and I love the scent to help me settle down for sleep at night.  Would Repurchase.

Nails
Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat
Great base and top coat. I use it mostly as a base now, but occasionally as a second top coat with the Sally Hansen Insta-Dry or Out the Door top coats.  Already Repurchased.

Baby
Johnson's No More Tangles Leave-In Conditioner
One of our favorites for Baby Beauty's bath time {see full Baby Beauty Bath post here}.  Leaves her hair tangle-free and is super easy to use.  This lasts quite a long time as you only need a pea to dime sized amount.  Would Repurchase.

I hope you enjoyed my first empties post.  Let me know below which products you've used up recently or which products always end up in your empties pile the most.