Empties #22

Here are all of the products I finished in December & January:

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7 Wonders Himalayan Camellia Pore Minimizing Sheet Mask
(Birchbox) Sheet masks are becoming my go-to for convenience. I didn't notice a major improvement in my skin after using this one.

Acure Organics Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub
(Birchbox Sample) This scrub was really weird. It was very fragrant, in a natural way. It was almost the color of coffee. I ended up using this on my body instead of my face - the smell and color was just too much for me to handle. I prefer more abrasive scrubs. I wasn't really a fan of this one.

January Favorites

Favorites posts/videos discuss the products (and other misc things) you loved for that month. The products can either be purchased that month or (old) 'rediscovered' items. Favorites are published at the end of the current month or at the beginning of the following month.

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick
I received this in my Sephora Play! Box this month. I was really afraid this was going to be a very dark, vampy shade. But it's actually more of a tinted balm. It's a beautiful berry shade. It's really easy to apply on-the-go. I've been wearing this almost every day since I received it!

2016 Beauty Favorites

I'm excited to bring you my annual favorites for the seventh year in a row! It was neat to look back on my favorites from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In years past, I did a long list of favorites featuring one product from every category. This year, I want to change it up a bit and feature a handful of products I truly loved and used most of the year.

beauty favorites

Top 10 Most-Used Products in 2016:

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
This is my favorite highlighter, hands down. I love that's subtle and not super glittery, but it still provides a beautiful glow.

This sponge blends out concealer and foundation beautifully. Every now and then, I try using my fingers or a brush instead - it just doesn't compare!