Empties #23

beauty empties

Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

Benefit Gimme Brow in 3
(Birchbox Sample) I really liked this product but didn't love it enough to repurchase the full size. I prefer pencils to actually fill in my brows. If you already have fluffy brows, this tinted brow gel is for you!

Benefit They're Real! Mascara
(Sephora Play! Sample) This mascara is just okay to me. I've been through countless samples. I doubt I'll ever purchase the full size.

Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream
I really liked this hand cream; I'll probably repurchase it - especially if it's in a set!

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

Crest Luxe Glamorous White Toothpaste
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

DenTek Dental Picks (100ct)
I'm currently halfway through Invisalign and my teeth are spacing out just enough for food to get caught in-between them. These picks have been so helpful! I've already repurchased more.

Dermae Purifying Daily Detox Scrub
(Birchbox Sample) I liked this scrub a lot but it still doesn't top my HG - LUSH Ocean Salt.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar Bar Soap
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

Gillette Venus Spa Breeze Razor Cartridge
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
This is one of the few dry shampoos I didn't like. It had glowing reviews so I happily cashed in some Birchbox points on this product. It made my hair feel even more oily and weighed down. Not a fan!

Marcelle New-Age LumiPOWER 3-in-1 Moisturizer
(Birchbox Sample) This moisturizer was nice and effective, it wasn't amazing - I don't see myself repurchasing the full size.

Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask
(Target Beauty Box Sample) This mask was just okay. I don't remember seeing a major improvement in my skin.

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara
I really liked this mascara at first. It provided a lot of volume. Eventually, it just became too messy to work with.

Ms. Manicure Nail Buffer
This is a staple product for me.

Nivea Pearl & Beauty Anti-Perspirant
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

Oribe Apres Beach Wave & Shine Spray
I love all things Oribe but I was a little disappointed with this product. I feel like it made my curling-iron-beach-waves fall even faster. It did provide nice texture on unstyled hair.

Plackers Dental Flossers (50ct) (2)
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

Plackers Dental Flossers Mint Flavor (50ct)
I didn't taste any mint on these. I was kind of disappointed!

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel
(Birchbox Sample) This product was weirdly cool. The peel balled up dead skin I didn't even know was there!

Swisspers 100% Cotton Rounds (100ct) (2)
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

Tom's Cool Mountain Mint Mouthwash (2)
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads
These were really easy to use and refreshing. Unfortunately, the results only lasted an hour or so.

Garnier Obao Angel Sensitive Deodorant
I purchased this in Mexico for under $1. I really liked it at first but eventually, it had this sour smell to it.

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in W1-2 Porcelain/Light Ivory
I  originally purchased and tested three different shades. This was the closest shade to my skin tone. I sort-of liked it at first. Eventually, I realized it was too pink and sort of oxidizing throughout the day.

Makeup Forever Step 1 Smoothing Primer
(Sephora Play! Sample) I didn't find this effective. The scent was too overwhelming for my face.

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara
This did nothing for my lashes.

Sensodyne Deep Clean Toothpaste*
This toothpaste did help with sensitivity but I didn't like the taste. I'm sort-of a toothpaste snob and only like really minty flavors. This had little to no mint flavor. (This product was sent to me complimentary for testing purposes.) 



Bath & Body Works White Tea & Ginger Scented 3-Wick Candle
I really liked this scent. It's so fresh and light.

Bella Island Moonlight Scented Soy Candle
I really liked this scent. It's supposedly a dupe for Anthropologie's Capri Blue Volcano. This was my third candle. I think I got a dud this time around; the wick kept falling in on itself.

Better Homes & Gardens Tranquil Garden Spa Value Pack (12ct)
This is both a staple and an HG product for me.

DW Candle Soothing Crystal Large Double Wick Candle
I loved this scent in the store. It's so fresh and relaxing. Unfortunately, the throw just wasn't there. I could barely smell this while burning.

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