Empties #19

It's time for another round of empties! Here are all of the products I've finished in June & July:

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ACT Advanced Care Clean Mint Mouthwash
I received samples of this in my Pinch Me box and Walmart Beauty Box, I liked it so much I purchased the HUGE bottle. If you're looking for a mouthwash that's effective but doesn't sting - this one is for you!

Almay Oil-Free Eraser Sticks (24 ct)
I really like these for the convenient factor. They're great at fixing mascara mishaps. The price seems to keep increasing. I'm going to wait it out for a 40% off sale then stock up.

Assured Cotton Swabs (200 ct)
A basic staple.

Band-Aid Friction Block Stick
This stick saved me from blisters so many times. I used to keep this in my bag at all-times; it was great to have for long, busy work days.

Bath & Body Works Anti-bacterial Handibac Hand Spray Fresh Lemon
I kept this in my car. I liked the lemon scent. I guess it was a effective. I'm not sure I would repurchase it - I prefer gels.

Bath & Body Works Iced Pear Margarita Sugarcane Scrub
I purchased this on a total whim. I needed a new scrub. I typically don't go for fruity scents but I liked this one, for some reason. The sugar scrub was very effective and melted away in the water - no product build-up in the shower/drain. Win-win.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara
(Birchbox sample) I really like this mascara, though I'm not sure I want to purchase it for $24. Samples always seem to be available.

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
(Birchbox sample) This mask was just meh to me. I don't understand the hype. The smell was whatever and the results were nothing compared to my HG hair mask - Macadamia Professional Moisture Mask.

Caudalie Lip Conditioner
I've finished up a few of these. While I wouldn't purchase it on it's own. It does seem to come in gift sets often. I like it but cheaper drugstore alternatives are just as effective.

Clarins Gentle Care Roll-On Deodorant
I really liked this deodorant, but compared to other brands, I flew through this Clarins one. Spending $20 on deodorant each month isn't feasible for me.

Clear Scalp and Hair Strong Lengths Nourishing Shampoo
I'm a big fan of drugstore shampoos - this is one of the better ones I've tried. I like the scent. It does a good job at getting my hair squeaky-clean; I'll probably repurchase it soon.

Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White Toothpaste in Vibrant Mint
This is my favorite toothpaste. I love the flavor - minty but not overwhelming.

Derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask
(Birchbox sample) I used this once. It was just too messy for me. The results didn't seem worth the hassle.

Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash
I've finished a few of these. I like the scent and lather. I'll repurchase it again.

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar
I wasn't a fan of this. The micro-beads were too scratchy at times and non-existent at others.

ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
This primer worked well, and you can't beat the price!

Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo
(Target Beauty Box sample) I was surprisingly happy with this dry shampoo. It went on clear, smelled decent, and absorbed most oil.

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor Cartridge (3)
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream
(Birchbox sample) I'm not a fan of perfume scented lotions. I've had this on my desk for a year, I finally finished it. The lotion itself was nice but the scent was overwhelming. Not a fan.

It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara
Another meh product. I didn't really like this mascara on it's own. 5-in-1? It hardly made an impact on my lashes. I layered it with other mascaras.

MAC Cosmetics Cleanse Off Oil
This was my old HG, I'm more into micellar waters now.

MAC Cosmetics False Lashes Mascara
(GWP sample) This was one of the messiest mascaras I've ever used. The formulation was very wet and the sample wand was hard to work with.

Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Spray
(Birchbox sample) This spray was nice when I was on-the-go and needed some hair moisture. I liked the scent. I prefer regular oil - Moroccanoil Treatment Original is my HG.

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Masque
(Birchbox sample) I've been through quite a few full sized tubs of this. It's my HG!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara
(GWP sample) This mascara wasn't anything special on its own, nor did it layer well. Not a fan.

Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen SPF 50
I only used about half of this - the expiration was a month a way. I thought it would be okay to use, I applied it constantly and still got sun-burned badly. I haven't had this issue with Neutrogena sunscreens in the past. Lesson learned: make sure the expiration date is months out.

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Wet Cleansing Cloths (30 ct)
I purchased these just because they were on sale. They were nice but I prefer the Regenerist ones.

Oribe Apr├Ęs Beach Wave and Shine Spray
(Birchbox sample) I love the way Oribe products smell. Honestly, I didn't notice much difference between this and the Dry Texture Spray. Both add texture and make your hair smell divine. I choose this as my August sample choice. I liked it enough to want another mini bottle!

Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner
I've been really impressed with this toner. It's done a good job at cleaning my skin and evening out my skin tone. Unfortunately, I flew the bottle pretty quickly. I already repurchased another.

Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter
(Target Beauty Box sample) This body butter was rich and effective.

Swisspers Cotton Rounds 100 ct (2)
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
(GWP sample) This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Weleda Skin Food Cream
(Whole Foods Beauty Bag sample) This cream smelled very natural, it was somewhat effective.

Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover
This was a staple and holy grail product for me. However, I've switched back to cheapie drugstore remover. I'm hoping Zoya does their gallon promotion again.



Bath & Body Works Capri 3-Wick Candle (3)
Clearly, I liked this scent so much I bought three, and I'm currently burning the last one I have. It's described as fresh water and sea salt - which is actually a perfect description. It smells like sunscreen and salty, sweaty, beachy skin. While that probably isn't appealing to some - when you're dreaming of a vacation... it is!

ScentSationals Zen Scented Wax Cubes (6 ct)
I'm happy I found a new-to-me, cheap, Wal-Mart scent! I'm really liking this scent. It smells clean and spa-like. I already went back and purchased the 12 count value pack.

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