Happy Friday ladies! <3 I hope you’re all having an awesome week and start to your weekend–happy labor day weekend!! Is anyone taking any camping trips or have any fun parties/get together’s going on?! :-)
This month I accumulated quite a few empty products–products I have used up–so I wanted to go ahead and put a blog post together showing you guys what all I have, my thoughts on them, would I recommend them or not, and will I be repurchasing them. <3
SO lets jump right in because I have a lot of stuff!! :-)
Product Empty #1: Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque $33
I still love my Aussie 3 minute miracle, however this is an amazing product. It’s a cult-favorite deep hair conditioner on You-Tube and with bloggers for a good reason. Among its many attributes which cause me to love it, is its amazing smell–very tropical and fruity–the creamy/thick consistency that coats and penetrates your hair with very little product, and just how unbelievably soft this makes my hair feel.
When I was using this regularly once or twice a week my hair was definitely showing the benefits, it was softer, more manageable, more hydrated and smelled amazing. This container did last me 6+ months so um yes–I think the $33 dollars for those who say it’s too pricey, is WELL worth it. If you are on more of a budget, they do have a smaller version for $16 in a tube at ULTA that will last you a couple of months as well.
YES I will be repurchasing this, it’s on my list! <3
Product Empty #2: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $23
Yup–I will be repurchasing this–this week actually. This mascara is really unbeatable for me. I love L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara (especially combined with this one for some added length) and I love a couple of other mascaras which I will talk about, but this one…. this one is just unbeatable in terms of making your lashes like a billion times thicker and just gorgeous. It can flake a little, but not anything that is bothersome to me, and when I top this off with the Miss Manga or a waterproof mascara, it’s perfectly awesome.
Product Empty #3: Mally Volumizing Mascara $20
This is a mascara I have used on and off for YEARS–probably the first time I tried it was about 6 years ago when I ordered off of QVC when I first heard of Mally Beauty. This was the first product I tried from her line, and the love affair is still burning strong. <3
It may look pretty basic, and I never hear anyone talking about it, but it will forever be in my top 3 holy grail mascaras because this gives me the same effect as the Better Than Sex lashes–maybe just a TAD less volume, but it really is amazing. It’s VERY black, and it thickens your lashes amazingly. It lengthens decently well, and doesn’t clump up, at least never has on me.
The only reason I’m not repurchasing right NOW is because I have backups of others to go through still, but in the future I will repurchase it just like I always do, and I HIGHLY recommend it.
Product Empty #4: Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder $8.99
This is–for me–the best drugstore powder out there. This is absolutely, without a doubt comparable to high-end powders that sell for WAY more than 3x more. It is SO soft and velvety, it keeps me matte for hours and has amazing coverage. I won’t be repurchasing it right now just because I’m more into translucent setting powders right now–namely my Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, however I know that whenever I want to be a little more budget-conscious, or I want something with more coverage–this is 100% the powder I go for. I HAVE recommended it to many people and will continue to do so. <3
Product Empty #5: YSL “Babydoll” Mascara $30
I love/hate this mascara. Would you like to know WHY I love/hate this mascara?! Because it is WONDERFUL–and it’s freakin’ pricey!! And here is the best part… I use this… only on my bottom lashes. WHY WOULD I PAY $30 JUST FOR MY BOTTOM LASHES you ask!?? Because this brush is PERFECT for the lower lashes, the formula is fantastic, but that BRUSH–it’s skinny and very “spiny” so it doesn’t clump my lashes at all and it really coats those babies. I think coating your lower lashes (NOT just your top) is extremely important and can really make or break an eye look (I promise).
So yeah… will I repurchase this spendy little diva? … YUP. I’m not ashamed. 100% worth it. <3
Product Empty #6: Skindinavia “The Makeup Setting Spray” $29 (EVERYTHING 20% OFF ONSITE FOR LABORDAY)
FIRST off, like it says above, Dermstore is having a 20% off labor-day sale so if you’ve been wanting this setting spray, GO-GO-GO!
Now for WHY you want this setting spray: I have tried many… many different brands of setting sprays, THIS one is superior in so many ways. It’s so completely gentle, it feels like nothing on your face, however my makeup stays on for DAYS (if I let it), well at least all day, it controls my shine and it is extremely refreshing as well when used throughout the day (although you don’t need to, just nice sometimes when it’s hot out).
I do have a very FULL review on this spray HERE, so I’ll leave it at that–but YES I have already repurchased this because I won’t be without it. <3
Product Empty #7: Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturizer $24.64 (on sale at ULTA.com)
I had received this product in an Influester box a few months ago and fell in love with it instantly. I hoped and hoped it wouldn’t break me out because it’s texture is SO incredibly velvety and almost serum-like feeling (instantly absorbs though) and it smells SO delicious, so I wasn’t sure how my skin would react to it. Luckily it reacted amazingly with my combination skin and after a couple of weeks of use my face was definitely more evenly toned and brighter looking.
It’s just very hydrating and velvety feeling I love to use this every morning. I will be repurchasing this because I was really bummed when I ran out the other day lol, and I definitely recommend it.
Product Empty #8: Benefit Porefessional Primer $31
If you have read even a couple of my posts you’re already going to know the answer to this one–YES I already repurchased it–before I even ran out of this one because oh my gosh I don’t want to go a day without it! :-P Nothing fills in my pores and creates the velvety finish this does for me. I actually only use it on my cheeks, right around my nose and towards my temples because I have huge pores there (darnit) so this last me a long time–I’ve had this container since… christmas I believe… so yeah lasted me 8 months!! <3
All in all, yes I recommend it, it’s a fabulous primer and worth every penny.
Product Empty #9: Philosophy Purity Made Simply Cleanser $23 (My size is the $10 for 3 oz)
I used to swear by this stuff, I always pre-cleanse to get a lot of my makeup off before I actually wash my face with cleanser, and since I used to love this so much I purchased a little bottle of it when I ran out of my Boscia’s Makeup Break-Up Cool Cleansing Oil cleanser to see if maybe I’d like it better, but I really don’t. I do think this is a great face wash and if you’re looking for something very simple that works and doesn’t have a lot of fragrance, you will love this.
I just really prefer to use a cleansing oil and the Boscia one is still my favorite. I won’t be repurchasing this, however yes I do think it’s nice and would recommend it, it’s just not MY personal favorite have-to-have-it product.
Product Empty #10: St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse Self Tanner $42
Again, this is a WONDERFUL self tanner, I have used it for several years. However, after discovering my Famous Dave’s Bronzing Mousse, I just don’t use anything else. So yes I recommend it, however I recommend the Famous Dave’s even more because it has a better color, lasts longer, dries faster and has less of a scent. Therefore no I won’t be repurchasing this. <3
PHEW, okay guys that’s it for now, I hope you’ve all enjoyed and mostly I hope that this can be helpful to some of you if you’ve been considering any of these products, or if you’re looking for makeup or skin care and aren’t sure what to try. :-)
Love you guys!