Friday, November 8, 2013

October 2013 Empties

Hey everyone! I've been sitting here for a good 10 minutes trying to think of a creative or witty intro for my empties post, but.. uhh.. yeah, I got nothing. So let's just jump right in, shall we?

SONOMA SPA BUBBLE BATH | Ocean Spa & Vanilla Sugar -- As y'all learned last month, I *love* me some bubble baths. 2 jugs in a month is about average in our household. Love both scents!

BATH & BODY WORKS Shower Gel | Pink Chiffon -- I got this mini for free with a coupon, so that was pretty awesome. Pink Chiffon is a light, sweet, very girly fragrance. I think it's better suited for spring, but I didn't mind using it in fall.

GILETTE Venus & Olay Exfoliating Shaving Cartridge | Sugarberry -- I'm still not sure how it's exactly supposed to exfoliate, but it gives me a smooth shave and I guess that's what matters most.

BIC Razor | ??? -- It's been forever since I've had to use a disposable razor (I'm testing out a new shave gel!) and when I do, I usually just steal one of Chris's. Does anyone else do that?! This is a men's BiC disposable razor, but unfortunately we threw the packaging away so I couldn't tell you what the name of it is.

HAIR OFF Instant Eyebrow Shapers -- I think I've had these things since before Chris and I got married. So.. 4+ years? I keep them around solely for emergencies.. namely when I've decided that I've just absolutely had it with my brows and need to do something about them right that second. They're great for "in a pinch" fixes, but I generally prefer to leave my brow maintenance to the arch experts at my work. 

MURAD Intensive-C Radiance Peel -- I got this sample as a GWP when I purchased some MURAD cleanser and I really liked it! A little goes a long way, and it smells like oranges. Sometimes it gives you a slight tingling sensation, and it made my skin look more refreshed after using it.

MURAD  Acne & Wrinkle Reducer -- I've had this stuff forever. It's more of a general daily treatment than a spot treatment, and I got slack on using it for a long time. Once I saw that it was about to expire, I went ahead and finished it off. I don't think I'd repurchase simply because I don't have enough acne on a daily basis to warrant using it. You can read my original review of the product here.

MURAD Intensive Resurfacing Peel -- My poor little bottle got stained red from a bar of soap that I had floating around in my shower. Bottle discoloration aside, this stuff is so awesome! I originally received these to review back in 2011, and they've been one of my "special treats" for myself ever since! I definitely don't use them as frequently as you're supposed to, but when I do use them my skin looks absolutely radiant afterwards and feels so soft and smooth! Love these, and think they are well worth the investment.

ELF Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths (2 packs) -- Love these things. I say that every month. They're getting harder and harder to find locally, so I think I'm going to have to break down and order multiple packs online just so I have a supply of them.

AVEENO Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub -- I originally got this as a sample in one of my Target Beauty Bags, and it's okay. It smells nice, but it seemed like it never really rinsed off of my face completely, I don't know. I just didn't love it.

SONIA KASHUK Makeup Remover -- This stuff has officially reached HG status for me. I will never use another makeup remover as long as I live. Here's my original review of it, which is actually one of my first posts ever! 

REVLON ColorStay Gel Shine Top Coat -- Another HG product, I absolutely love this top coat. 2 coats truly does give me gel-like nails that last several days, which is good enough for me. Between work, housework, and handwashing baby bottles every day, I'm extremely hard on my nails!

BENEFIT BADgal Lash Mascara -- I got this as a free sample from a Birchbox order and I fell in love. It's a fantastic volumizing mascara that also provides good definition to your lashes as well! Since receiving this, I've bought 2 full size tubes and 2 minis. Safe to say I'm obsessed!

MODEL CO Fibre LASHXTEND Mascara -- I got this (full-size!!) mascara from a Birchbox and loved it. The fibers never irritated my eyes, but did make my lashes look amazing. Plus, the tube has a small mirror on the back of it to make touchups quick and easy.

16 products down this month! Not bad! I love being able to throw a big bag of stuff away after finishing my empties posts every month. It's such a small thing, but it feels like such an accomplishment!


  1. Great post! I love the Sonia Kashuk makeup remover too, but I recently discovered the CVS brand makeup remover and it is AH-mazing!!!!

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  3. I am going to have to try the Sonia Kashuk makeup remover. I recently started using L'Oreal's Clean Artiste and it works well but I still have to rub my eyes a lot to get rid of all my waterproof mascara. And I need to find out who is doing your brows. I like my brow person but she is not very convenient.

  4. I used to use L'Oreal's makeup remover YEARS ago, and I do remember that it took a lot of rubbing to get my makeup off.. and I didn't wear nearly as much then as I do now. My brow girl is Andrea at my work. She's fabulous! You would love her. :)