Empties #17

Bimonthly empties are becoming my posting pattern. It's nice not having the pressure of trying to finish products on a timeline, like last year. Here are all of the products I finished in February and March:

beauty empties

Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks
These are an unnecessary product, but they're very convenient for eyeliner and mascara mishaps. I usually stock up on these when they're on super-sale.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Caramel
This was my old HG, I then switched to the dark brown shade. I'm currently using the NYX brow pencil - which is just a fraction of the price. Brow Wiz is an excellent product; I just go through them way too quickly.

Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil
(Sephora sample vial) I wasn't a fan of this. I didn't notice any difference in my hair.

Derma E Hydrating Scrub
(Birchbox sample)  I didn't care for this scent to use the scrub on my face. I primarily used it as a body scrub. It was nice, but I probably won't purchase the full size.

Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash
I'm really growing fond of this body wash; I immediately repurchased another large bottle.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar Soap (2)
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

ELF Eyelash & Brow Wand Spoolie Brush
This $1 brush is awesome at taming brow hairs. The spoolie eventually just has too much product buildup on it. For only $1, I don't mind replacing it every few months.

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor Cartridge (2)
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Gold Bond Healing Aloe Cream 
(PINCHme Box sample) I've used a few of these samples; this lotion is effective, but better ones are out there.

L'Oreal Mythic Oil Hair Mask 
(Birchbox sample) I really liked this hair mask. It smelled nice and made my hair really soft and manageable. This is an excellent mid-range mask.

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
I really liked this mascara. It was easy to work with and provided a lot of volume. I didn't care for the packaging - it was way too chunky. I'm typically a drugstore mascara girl, but I might repurchase this in the future. (Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.) 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair
At first, I thought this concealer was great and possibly even a NARS dupe. Halfway through the tube, the undertones just became too pink for me.

N Spa Coconut Rich Body Butter 
(Walmart Beauty Box sample) This body butter was rich and smelled great; it was really moisturizing. I liked it but I still prefer the body butters from The Body Shop.

NARS Audacious Mascara 
(Sephora sample) I didn't care for this mascara. It wasn't anything special on its own. I would sometimes layer it with other mascaras.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (25 ct)
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Nivea Pearl & Beauty Deodorant
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm
I think this is the most expensive lip balm I've ever purchased... I used every last drop. I really liked using this product at night. I definitely saw some improvement in my lips. I plan to repurchase another in the near future.

Olay Wet Cleansing Cloth (1 ct)
This makeup wipe was very effective. The single packets are great for one or two-day travels.

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid 
(Birchbox sample) I didn't notice any difference in my skin while using this, I found it left too much product residue.

Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil Squalane 
(BeautifiedYou sag Sample) This oil was really nice. It didn't leave an oily residue behind but it did make my face feel moisturized. I might repurchase this in the future.

Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara 
(Target Beauty Box) The mascara was a little weird at first, but it definitely grew on me. I liked it after it dried up a bit. I'm curious to try the other mascaras in this line.

Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Deodorant 
(travel size) This was my old HG deodorant, it's effective at blocking sweat but it stained so many of my clothes.

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


Better Homes & Gardens Warm Rustic Woods Candle and Better Homes & Gardens Warm Rustic Woods Wax Cubes (6 ct)
I really like this scent. The wax cubes are awesome and make my whole house smell great. The throw on the candle just wasn't there; I could barely smell it.

Better Homes & Gardens Tranquil Garden Spa Wax Cubes (12 ct)
This is one of my favorite scents; I won't continue to rave.

Glade Spread Cheer (Amber & Bergamot) Candle
This candle was a Target exclusive and came out for Christmas. I really liked this scent; it wasn't that Christmas-smelling to me. I went back to purchase more a few days after Christmas and they were already sold/transferred out.

Yankee Candle Line Dried Cotton Tart
I liked this tart in the package but while burning it just wasn't that strong.

Yankee Candle Tahitian Tiare Flower Tart
I really like this scent. I'll probably purchase more tarts and candles in the future. The scent is very similar to the Dove Body Wash mentioned above.

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