Empties #8

Onto another round of empties! See more information on the #100daysofempties challenge in my last empties post: Empties #7.

beauty empties

Bath & Body Works French Lavender & Honey Shower Gel
This was a gift with purchase item. Bath & Body Works gels are great as both shower gel and bubble bath. I grew tired of this scent halfway through the bottle. I probably won't repurchase this scent.

Bath & Body Works Vampire Blood Plum PocketBac Hand Sanitizer 
This is limited edition for Halloween; it's one of my favorite scents that I use year-round. I have a few back-ups on hand, but I would probably repurchase it again.

Bikini Zone After Shave Gel
This is a staple for me. The product is great for ingrown hairs and shaving irritation all over the body. 

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution
(3oz decant) I've been wanting to try Bioderma for awhile. I received a 3oz decant in a swap package. This was an excellent, gentle makeup remover. It definitely lives up to the hype. I will probably purchase a big bottle once I use up all of my current makeup removers.

Clairol Herbal Essences Body Wash Body Burst
(travel size) I was unimpressed with this body wash. It didn't lather or foam nicely. The scent was just okay.

Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara 
(deluxe sample) This mascara is just okay. I liked layering it with other mascaras. I always seem to get these samples in gift with purchase bags. I would use it again, but I probably won't purchase the full size.

Dove Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo 
This dry shampoo was just okay. The consistency was a little too heavy for my liking. The scent was nice. It came out clear, so that was a plus.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar Soap
This is a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

E45 Cream 
I heard a lot of good things about this cream. I used it has a face cream for a few weeks but then I noticed a lot of clogged pores. I used the remainder on super dry areas - like my elbows and feet. This was a decent body cream. I might repurchase it.

ELF Eyelash & Brow Wand Brush
This is a staple for me. These brushes just get covered in brow product and brow hair, it's easier to just replace it (for only $1) than to deep clean it. I buy a replacement every few months.

Gilchrist & Soames The London Collection Shower Gel 
(Birchbox sample) This smelled and lathered just okay. I didn't find it very moisturizing. Overall, I was pretty unimpressed with this product.

Harvey Prince Liquidloofah Ageless Shower Gel 
(Birchbox sample) This smelled nice - a little too floral for me. It lathered okay. The sample was tiny; I don't think it's worth the high price tag.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
This was a really nice, cheap (under $3!) mascara. It provided a lot of length and volume. I did notice some flaking toward the end of the tube. I will say avoid this in the heat or if you're a chef/bake a lot; I could literally feel my lashes melting getting things in and out of the oven. Otherwise, no complaints!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive 
(Birchbox sample) I used this once; the tingling sensation was too much for me to handle. My skin felt nice immediately after use but I didn't notice any longer term benefits.

Karma Naturals Nail Polish Remover 
(Birchbox sample) This nail polish remover was effective, but it was a little too oily for my liking. I'll stick with Zoya Remove+!

Keims Peppermint & Macadamia Shampoo
(Birchbox sample) This smelled awesome - like a salon or spa. However, it didn't do a thing for my hair. I felt like it almost dried it out. I ended up using the remainder as a shaving gel.

Nivea A Touch of Happiness Shower Gel 
(travel size) This was my HG shower gel in high school. I still like it, but I bet better products are out there.

Pantene Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo*
(travel size, voxbox freebie) When I received this, I immediately used it. It smelled nice and felt pretty light. A few days later, I was going to use it again and the nozzle broke. It seemed like it ran out of aerosol. It appears this is a common problem with this dry shampoo. I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Pantene Full & Strong Shampoo & Conditioner*
(voxbox freebies) These smelled nice in the bottle. When I used them in the shower, the scent reminded me of bubble gum. (I don't like when products have food scents.)  The first week, my hair looked shiny and felt so smooth. About halfway through the bottles, I noticed a lot of scalp irritation - I had a lot of product build up. I'm probably going to pass these to my sisters. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Personna Twin Blades Razors (3)
I got a 10 pack of these for $1.00. I'm flying through Venus razors and looking for a cheaper alternative. At first, these were nice. On the third razor, I noticed a lot of shave bumps and a few ingrown hairs. I'll probably give away the remaining razors and switch back to my HG Venus razors.

Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle 
I have finished and repurchased this lip butter multiple times. This is such a great 'my lips but better' color. I don't need a mirror to apply it, so that's definitely a plus. This is probably my holy grail drugstore lipstick.

Swisspers Cotton Rounds (100ct)
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 
(sample) I was so unimpressed with this mascara. It made my lashes so flat and weighed down.

Vasanti Detox Facial Cleanser
(Birchbox sample) This was an effective facial cleanser. Although, I prefer Vasanti Brighten Up! over this.

Whish Shave Cream Acai Grapefruit 
(Birchbox sample) This reminded me a lot of the EOS Shaving Cream. It was kind of moisturizing but I didn't feel like it was super effective for the price.


Better Homes Warm Rustic Woods Scented Wax Cubes (6 tarts)
I think this was a limited edition Christmas scent. I really liked this scent - really woodsy with a touch of men's cologne.

Glade Cashmere Woods Candle (2)
Another Woodsy scent - more female than the scent above. This is probably my favorite home scent for fall.

Glade Clean Linen Candle
One of my all-time favorite drugstore scents. It smells like fresh laundry.

Glade Lavender & Peach Blossom Candle
Surprisingly, I really liked this. I generally avoid food/floral scents, but I'm glad I tried this one. The peach and lavender really compliment each other without being overwhelming.

Starburst Candle
I got this at the Dollar Tree awhile ago. I'm pretty sure it was the watermelon scent but I no longer have the packaging. It smelled nice in the jar - like a Lip Smackers product. The jar had a pretty design. When lit, it had no scent at all. In my experience, the majority of Dollar Tree candles look pretty but very rarely have a strong fragrance.

Yankee Fluffy Towels Large Jar Candle
This is my favorite Yankee scent, another fresh laundry smell. I rarely purchase these because they're so pricey. On the plus side, they do last forever.

#100daysofempties totals: I've completed 49 products in 59 days.
#oneemptyonedollar totals: $21.20 remains in my beauty budget.

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