Time again for the end of the month and an empty post! As I say every month, these are my favorite posts and Youtube videos to watch. I love seeing what people have used up and their thoughts on products. It helps me decide on what products I want to purchase. So here is what I used up this month. I had been working on using up lots of partially used and smaller sized products as part of my 100 days of empties and 100 day no buy I was working on with some girls on Instagram. At this point, most of those are gone so I am working through new full size products which means less empties.
Toni and Guy Nourish Conditioner - Not empty! Made my scalp itch like crazy. Going in the trash.
Toni and Guy Cleanse Shampoo - Not empty! Made me itchy. Going in the trash.
Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz serum - I put this on my damp hair, especially on days that I am letting it air dry. I feel like it helps smooth everything and make my hair less frizzy. I have a few backups of this because I bought them on sale so I will continue to use and opened a new one already.
Love Shampoo Lovely Smoothing Shampoo - This was a recent Birchbox sample. I liked this shampoo but I didn't feel like it worked better than some others I have tried from the drugstore so I won't be purchasing a full size.
Perlier Shea Butter Intensive Nurturing Body Balm with sweet almond milk - I absolutely loved this lotion! I used it as night before bed and it smelled so good. It moisturized without being greasy. It was a Birchbox sample and if I ever work through my ridiculous amount of hand creams, I will be purchasing this!
dr. Brandt Pores No More - This is a pore refiner that came in an Ipsy bag a few months back. It smoothed into the skin nicely but I don't have very noticeable pores so this isn't a product I feel that I need. I have primers that I like better.
Michael Todd Organic Lemon Toner - I got this in a Michael Todd set I bought off Groupon Goods so that I could try some products. I liked this but didn't feel like it helped the more acne prone portions of my face. I need something stronger on areas like my chin that break out often. I would like to try other Michael Todd products in the future so I will be looking into that once I use up some skincare I have.
Mereadesso all-in-one moisturizer - This is a day and night moisturizer that also claims to be an eye cream, toner, and primer in one product. I never used this during the day because I didn't like the way it sat on my skin before I applied makeup. I did use it at night as a moisturizer but I wasn't a fan of the texture. It felt kind of sticky and I didn't like how it absorbed into the skin. This packet was $28 (good value for a Birchbox sample) and a full size would be $128! I don't feel that it is worth that price even if I had the money.
Realtree for Her Perfume - I liked the scent of this but it wasn't very potent and after a few hours I couldn't even tell I applied perfume. I won't purchase this scent.
Folle de joie perfume - I loved this scent. It is a bit pricey (about $100 for full size) and I have lots of perfumes to work through. Once I work through some scents and would use this more often, I would consider purchasing it.
CVS Premium cotton rounds - These have one side that is smooth and one that is textured. I bought a bunch of these when they were on sale at CVS because I was out of the other brand from Big Lots. These are okay and don't shed fuzzies into my eyes which is my big pet peeve. I have a few packs of these to work through before I need to repurchase any more.
Epielle facial cleansing tissues - These were another Big Lots purchase because I had seen girls on Instagram that used them. I removed my makeup with these at night before I cleansed my face. I have one more pack to use up and then I will be returning to my favorite Sephora Cleansing Water.
Mary Kay Lip Gloss - I really like the formula of these glosses. I have tried a shimmery shade though and I don't like it as much because I feel the glitter is big and chunky. Anyways, I really like the matte shades. They are super creamy and not sticky but still last on the lips for awhile. This was in the shade Pink Parfait. I was impressed with myself that I actually used up a whole gloss (minus the stuff in the bottom I can't dig out). I kept this on my desk at work and used it like a lip balm because it was a nice easy shade to swipe on without a mirror. I would definitely purchase more of these.
Urban Decay Perversion mascara - I really liked this mascara when I first received it from Ipsy. However, over time it has become very goopy and thick and makes a huge mess. Every time I put the brush back into the tube, product spills out over the sides and then gets all over everything. For a high end mascara, I expect more for the price. I won't purchase this product in a full size.
Bare Minerals Stroke of Light - This was an eye brightener I purchased because the ladies at Ulta recommended it as a concealer when I was on a search last year. This is not enough coverage for my dark circles as a concealer. However, I continued to use it as a brightener for around my eyes. I won't repurchase at this time because I don't need a concealer and have other brighteners that I would like to try.
Maybelline fit me concealer in Sand - I really like this concealer and it is what I have been using for most of 2014 now. This concealer is mostly empty but is now way too dark for me since my summer color is gone. And I don't want to keep it around to use next summer after it is mostly used. If I need the same color next summer, I will repurchase this product. I am currently using the same brand in lighter shades and really like this concealer.
That is it for this month! What products have you finished up and would recommend that I try out? Any concealers you love or a brightener I should try next?
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