Monday, November 16, 2015

Empties #3

Hello again readers!

This post of empties has so much more than I usually include. I went through some things, and wanted to get rid of things that went bad too. I went through all of my hair products, and makeup, and it was a little ordeal. I'm glad to finally get these out of my life so I can make room for the new.

Hair

Suave Almond + Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner - Empty*:
My go-to, holy grail Shampoo and Conditioner. I use others, but I always go back to these.

Finesse ReVitality Volumize and Correct Conditioner - Empty*

Matrix Total Results Repair Shampoo - Empty:
This shampoo just wasn't that great. It didn't strip my hair, but once again, if anyone is going to be spending over 5 dollars on a shampoo or conditioner, it better be amazing!


Got2B Rockin' It Dry Conditioner - Old:
A good idea, but just awsn't for me. I have fine, wavy hair that just doesn't need so much extra conditioning added. If I add too muhc, my hair gets really oily and gross. So I like the idea of this product, but I really hated actually using it.

Not Your Mothers Clean Freak Dry Shampoo - Empty:
I really liked this at first. The smell is clean, and a little masculine, and it did make my hair look clean. The issue I had with this, is that it left behind a residue that never went away, no matter how well I brushed it out. I have rather light hair, so I didn't notice a white cast, but when I would run my fingers through my hair it would pick up some of the residue and just leave my hands feeling dirty.

Lusti Natruals Argan Oil - Old:
Same issue with the spray conditioner, I just didn't need this much moisture in my hair! I know this would work on other hair types, just didn't work for me. I barely used this at all.

Loreal Studio Hair Gel - Old:
I'm really bummed about this product because I LOVED the L'Oreal Paris Studio line... can you even get them anymore? They smell so good, and worked so well for my hair. I still have a couple of products that are still going strong though, and I'm going to be crushed when they're gone for good...

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Smoothing Milk - Old:
 I remember when I used this all of the time in High School (not this exact bottle). I used it all day long to keep my  hair frm being frizzy, and my hair was an oily wreck, and this did not help things. It didn't suit my hair at all, but it was nostalgic to find this in the cabinet.

Got2B Glossy Shine Serum - Old:
This stuff is such a cute little product, with a similar effect. This added shine to your hair, making it look super hydrated and healthy. It was really easy to go overboard with this product too, and I only used it when I had longer hair. I really liked this product for when I would do zombie/monster looks, because it made my hair look super unwashed and oily, without any effort at all! To each their own I suppose. Unless I'm going to be doing looks like that again (perhaps next scare season!) I don't see myself buying this again.

Body

Nourishing Essentials Bodywash - Empty:
A sort of Dove knock-off from the Dollar Store. I didn't notice it really hydrating my skin at all, and the formula was rather runny so so much product would come out in the shower. I didn't like it.

Iron Man 3 Berry Blast Bubble Bath - Empty:
You can tell how often I take baths with how long it took me to use this up (a couple of baths in YEARS, since I prefer showers). It was just a bubble bath made for kids, not something luxurious just made bubbles. I liked it because it smelled nice and didn't cling to my skin long after I got out of the bath.

Bath and Body Works White Citrus Shower Gel - Empty*:
I really enjoyed this scent. It was clean, and smelled like citrus (obviously). It was something that complimented my body chemistry, and I never got tired of using either. It was a very delicious scent, and I can definitely see myself picking up a bottle of this in the future to pamper myself with.

Degree for Men Cool Rush Deodorant - Empty*

Old Spice Wolfthorn Deodorant  -  Empty*:
I wasn't a fan of Foxcrest, but I was a fan of this one. It had a very feminine, fruity scent to it. It was like the best of both worlds: a fruity scented deodorant that complimented my fruity smelling perfumes, and a deodorant designed for men so it'd help stop me from sweating and actually lasted through the day. I loved this one!

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste - Empty*:
I already have a larger tube of this toothpaste in my cabinet. I don't notice my teeth getting whiter, but with the help of my whitening gel, it keeps it from getting any more yellow. So it's a nice fighting toothpaste to keep your teeth from getting worse.

Face

So Fresh So Clean Deep Cleansing Nose Strips - Empty*

T.N.Dickinsons Witch Hazel - Empty*

SkinNutritions Facial Cleanser - Empty:
This is one of those cleansers, that just soak up everything on your skin - including the good oils! I have oily skin, and though I like my skin feeling clean, I don't like it feeling "squeaky" clean. I like to have some natural oils still in my skin to keep it from acting up or getting dehydrated. This just didn't work out for me at all!

Daiso Charcoal Peel-Off Mask - Empty*:
I had my friend Ani pick me up another tube of then when she went to Japan, I really love it! I can use it all over my face, or just in my problem areas for a nice little extra. I don't use it too often, since I don't want to wreck my skin, but once every two weeks or so I'll put some of this on and just let it work it's magic.

Equate Oil-Free Makeup Remover - Empty*:
I haven't found a better makeup remover out there. This was the real MVP when I was a scare actor, as it removed fake blood, helped loosen up latex, removed waterproof mascara and liner, and even removed lash glue! What a fantastic bottle of magic!

St. Ives Apricot and Green Tea Facial Scrub - Empty*:
I tried both, and I think I'm going to be buying a large tube of the green tea. It really helped when I had a build-up of blackheads on my nose, and helped calm my skin down a little. I really loved how gritty it was, and out of the two of them, this was my favorite.

Mario Badescu Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 17 - Empty:
This was okay. I don't see myself ever buying a full-size of this product, because I have better facial moisturizers with sun screen in them. Hell, I would rather just wear a foundation with spf in it. It was really thick, and oily, and just left my skin feeling suffocated.

T.N.Dickinsons Witch Hazel Cleansing Cloths - Empty:
These are great if your'e traveling. Saturated soft cloths soaked in witch hazel. Easy to pull out and use. I cut them into four squares, because an entire cloth is too big, so I can get 100 uses out of it. Which, if you're going somewhere and can't take a large bottle of Witch Hazel with you, this is probably a better alternative.

Lips

L'Oreal Color Riche Balm - Laze in the Maze and Legaly Regal - Empty:
These were nice sheer colors, but I wasn't blown away with either of them. Legally Regal was nice, but a bit too white-toned for my liking, and Laze in the Maze was just too bright of a pink for me. Nice, soft, hydrating formula though.

Revlon Lip Butter - Gumdrop - Old:
I'm really sad I can't get another tube of this. I really loved the cool-toned lavender look on my lips. It was so cute!

NYX Round Lipstick - Minimalism - Old

Maybelline Color Whipser Oh La Lilac - Empty:

LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub - Old*

Fyrinnae Lip Lustre - Dragon's Blood, Pygmy Hippo, and Winter Romance - Empty*:
I already have full-sizes of Pygmy Hippo and Winter Romance, and if you even think you're going to like a color, just go for the full-size, it's better worth your money. I used these maybe for a week straight each, and then ran out of product. Full-sizes will get you through what feels like a lifetime.


Eyes

NYX Gel Eyeliner and Smudger - Teal, Cobalt Blue, and Jet Black - Old:
All of these just, dried up. I never was super fond of them, save the Cobalt Blue shade. They were okay, without being waterproof or smudge proof. Aside from that, they did last quite a long time, and through an 8 hour long day, which is what most of us need from an eyeliner. I wasn't wild about these, and I was thinking of re-buying the Cobalt Blue and Teal ones, but you can't get these on the Ulta website, just online, and they raised the price of these. I could have sworn I remembered getting these when they were only about 6 dollars... Oh well.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad to the Bronze and Seashore Frost - Old*

Maybelling Color Tattoo Tough as Taupe - Empty*

Essence Gel Liner - Miami Ink - Old

Miscellaneous 

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment Trio - "Empty":
I just buy this trio for the cool-toned taupe shade at the bottom. Well, it shattered, so I depotted it into another container, and I'm throwing away the rest of the trio since I have no use for it.

ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder - Empty*:
This product is fantastic for setting the under eye area. I'm not wild about the glitter (if they took the glitter out, it'd be PERFECT) so it could be improved, but it sets my under eye concealer so quickly without looking cakey and drying the area out that I love to use it!

Real Techniques Beauty Sponge - Old:
I really loved this sponge. Blended out my foundation with ease, and never left too much product to settle on the skin. I didn't use it all the time since I still prefer brushes, but when I wanted a very natural look, I would reach for this one. I haven't decided if I'm going to buy a new one or not, since I have some new sponges I wanted to try out first.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Fair - Empty*:
Already bought a new one, since I couldn't live without this product. It has such a strange peach/grey tone to it, that I can't get enough. It doesn't highlight my under eye, just brightens it only a little (it's practically my skin tone) and it blends into my foundation seamlessly. Really enjoy how easy it is to use this product.

NYX HD Concealer - 02 Fair - Empty*:
Really love this concealer. It matches my skin tone, easy to blend, with medium coverage. Haven't gotten around to purchasing a new one quite yet, but after I'm done trying out a couple other ones I know I'll snatch one up soon.


NYC Smooth Skin Sunny Bronzer - Old:
This product ended up getting a crust-like residue on top of the powder. No matter how much I would rub and scrape, I'd use it once and it'd harden all over again. I did have it for quite a while, and although it was a nice matte product, it was too orange for my tastes. I won't be buying a new one.

"DarlingGirl Cosmetics Greyicious Lilac" - Empty*:
I have the quote around what's actually in teh little baggie, because technically, this baggy is for Notoriously Morbid's Necromancy Blusher, which I put into the Greyicious Lilac container for easier use. I did use up the Greyicious Lilac powder, and I LOVED it. I bought a full-sized to continue to use, just have to finish up Necromancy first!

My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Dr. Pickles' Miraculous Beauty Dust - Empty:
I was really confused, because when I first got this product, I swore up and down it was an eyeshadow that was just terrible quality. Only to find out that it never swatched properly because it's a green setting powder! This helps neutralize redness, and it doesn't leave a green-tint to the skin. Double win! I don't have much redness on my face, so I don't personally have a use for a green setting powder.

Maybelline Tastefully Taupe Eyeshadow - Broken:
Usually I'd press eyeshadows that broke, but this was just too messy, and I didn't reach for it enough to put forth the effort. I just have so many other taupe shadows I would rather use. Oh well, into the bin it goes.


La Fresh Travel-Lite Makeup Remover Cloth Sample - Empty

Whish Flawless Swipe Post Wax and Shave Serum - Empty:
I found this to be a really unnecessary product. I mean if you're shaving on vacation be my guest, but if you're shaving at home, just splurge for some post-shave balm made for guys. It's going to do the same thing and it's cheaper.

Maybelline Define-A-Brow - Dark Blonde - Empty

Salon Perfect Brow Brush - Broken

Lip Brush - Broken

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer - Empty:
This was okay. I noticed that just a little bit, went a long way, and I got two uses out of it. It did leave a residue on my face, so I feel this is too hydrating for me at this point in my life. Perhaps when I'm older.


Beautiful Day and Dancing Waters AntiBacterial Gel - Empty*

EOS Cucumber Hand Lotion - Empty:
I really hated thsi hand lotion. It was super thin, and didn't do much to moisturize my hands at all. If they were already drying out, well then i was out of luck. If my hands were fine, it just made them feel softer, but not hydrated. Sort of like their round lip balms, where if your lips are already hydrated it'll just... do nothing to really help you but they smell nice. Really disappointed with it.



These boots finally kicked the bucket! They got me through working in the Haunt, and that's all I really expected them too. They were incredibly worn before I even started, being almost two years old. By the end there were holes forming inside of them, tears on the outside, and the sole was coming up off of them too. They hung on until the end! That's true dedication!
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 *Asterisks are items I have backups of, or I plan to repurchase.

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