Thursday, August 4, 2016

Empties #2 | Products I've Used Up

Welcome to my second batch of trash, er, empties!  To read about my first batch of empty products, see my post with Empties #1 here.

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Empties #2

Hair
Pantene Color Preserve Volume Shampoo
I've used this before, and I don't know if the formula changed, but I liked it better the first time.  There are other shampoos I like better, but nothing wrong here.  Would Probably Repurchase.

Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Shampoo and Conditioner
I've bought these a few times now, and they're a good value and do their job.  Nothing life changing, not my favorite, but definitely a good duo.  Would Repurchase.

L'Oréal EverPure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque
This was a decent hair mask. It didn't weight my hair down terribly, but made it very sleek and silky.  My main issue is the smell - it's just not for me.  I love the EverPure styling line, but didn't like the shampoo and conditioner.  I didn't finish this one, just because I've found other things I like better.  It's a decent product, just not anything to write home about for me.  Probably Wouldn't Repurchase.

OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner
This is just a small travel size from the travel section of Harmon in BB&B because I wanted to try it out.  I love, love, love the smell but it's a tad heavy for my hair.  I think if you have dry or curly hair this would be better.  Wouldn't Repurchase.

Face
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector - Medium/Deep
I've had this BB cream for over a year now and haven't used it up.  I just don't reach for it because it's very greasy and almost an orange color when on.  When I got it they didn't have the version for oily/acne prone skin so maybe that version would be better for me.  I used it for the beach when I wanted a little something to blur my imperfections with a light SPF as well.  Hoping to find a good BB cream for my normal to oily skin type that works for me.  Wouldn't repurchase (not this version).

Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Cleanser
I am a huge Neutrogena fan, so I've repurchased this cleanser a few times, and I really like it a lot.  It cleans my skin fantastically without over drying it.  Would Repurchase.

Target Up & Up Exfoliating Cotton Rounds - 100 Count
These are great for applying toner or for removing nailpolish or the thousand other uses one can find for a cotton round.  I love that they have the extra little nubbie exfoilaters on one side, but if that bothers your skin, the other side is a normal cotton pad.  Already Repurchased.  [Note: They've since updated the packaging.]

Makeup
Ardell Fashion Lashes in Natural 109
I don't wear falsies a whole lot, but I've been wearing them for events like weddings lately and Ardell Lashes are my tried and true falsies.  I usually wear the 110's, so not sure if I grabbed the wrong pair here, but the 109's worked well, but I prefer the shape of the 110's slightly more.  Great lashes for everyday, or events.  Great for photography.  Already Repurchased [in 110].

Maybelline Voulum' Express The Falsies Flared Mascara Waterproof - Very Black
Maybelline's original The Falsies is a cult classic, and I love this version just as much (I own both in black/waterproof).  The only real difference is the brush as far as I can tell, but both give great length and volume.  Volume is more of an issue for me than length, so this is a great option for me.  Already Repurchased.

Body/Skin
eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream - Lavender Jasmine
I've used this a few times now, and am always left a bit disappointed.  It's very thin and doesn't lather up at all (and I love a good lather so I can see where I've shaved).  It does get the job done, but there are others that I like a lot more.  I thought the smell would be nicer too - the vanilla version was better in that respect.  Wouldn't Repurchase.

Nails
None this time

BabyBeauty
Johnson's Baby Shampoo - Calming
I use the Burt's Bees wash on BabyBeauty, but I still love the smell of the Baby Bedtime line from Johnson's, so we just use the shampoo.  Already repurchased.

Johnson's Baby Bedtime Bath
I didn't realize this was just a bubble bath at first, I thought this was a wash.  I am working my way through the Honest Bubble Bath now before I try another.  Bubble baths aren't a necessity for us.  Probably Wouldn't Repurchase.

Johnson's Baby Bedtime Lotion
I am trying to switch BabyBeauty to more natural products, but I just love, love, love the smell of this one, so I keep coming back to it.  Would Repurchase.

Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion in Lavender & Vanilla
This is an amazingly hydrating lotion, and the smell is so comforting for night time.  It reminds me of the Baby Bedtime lotion above.  Already Repurchased.

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash
I love this wash for Little Miss Beauty and we use it every bath.  It's not drying and is a natural body wash and shampoo.  We got the bigger version with the pump in the calming scent now and will continue to use it.  Already Repurchased.

I hope you enjoyed reading these quick little mini-reviews of products I've used up.  Please let me know what products you've used up recently in the comments below!