I have come to really dread actually writing out my "Empties" blog posts because they are SOOOOO long. I have really been trying to use up some of my stuff and it shows. In case you haven't ever read one of these posts before, I just snap a pic of something before I throw it in the trash and then after I have several items I do a post. It has only been a couple of months since my last one, but I have used up so much already. Without further adieu, let's get to it. For some reason I always like to start with candles <3
I have went through 2 Leaves candles this Fall and just started burning my 3rd one today. This and Marshmallow Fireside are my favorite candles from Bath and Body Works. PERFECT this time of year! Have already repurchased, will always repurchase!
The Buttercream Icing candle was yummy, but almost a little too sweet if you ask me. It just smelled really, really sugary. It was strong enough, but I definitely like some other ones I have burned this Fall better. If it was on sale really cheap I might would buy this again, but still prefer Marshmallow Fireside and Leaves over this one.
Now this was a delicious candle! It was warm and yummy smelling, a perfect candle to transition from Summer into Fall, as it's a great foodie scent without any pumpkin flavor. LOVE and will definitely repurchase next year.
This was the last candle I burned in the Summer season. I really like this candle, it was strong enough and just a light fruity scent that was great to use as we headed into Autumn. When Summer is winding down like that I don't really want a beachy scent, something light and fruity is more up my alley.
(Piper says she likes it too!!!)
The wax melts from Burt's Bees (available at Walmart) are really good, but this particular flavor is not very strong. I definitely prefer the Tropical Mango ones if I buy any from this line. My favorite brand is still to this day the Better Homes and Gardens ones you can find at Walmart.
Moving on to some beauty related things, first up is this shampoo by Pantene. I adore Pantene products and I love this silicone free Volume shampoo they have in their line. It gives my hair body without drying it out, my hair just feels good when I use this. Have repurchased no less than 20 times, and always will!
It's probably hard to see what this is exactly, but it is Intelligent Beauty Lab's Reveal Firming Eye Cream. I can't even remember where I bought this or why, but it ended up just being one of those eye creams that didn't really do much. It felt nice (as most eye creams do), but it just didn't really do anything that I could notice. The pump on top of the bottle actually quit working so I just went ahead and tossed it. It was probably 2 years old or so anyways. Even though it wasn't a bad product, I just really don't see a reason why I would ever repurchase.
God knows I love me some good oils (for the hair...skin...whatever), and this one by Alterna was great. I have numerous Alterna hair products and I have to say, they all pretty much rock. It's a line that just really works well with my hair. I can't remember where I got this deluxe sample of it, but this packet lasted me for weeks. Would definitely repurchase.
99% of the time when I get out of the shower I like just a good/basic lotion. I have repurchased this Skin Firming one from Jergens a dozen times or more. I'm not so sure how well it tones or tightens, but it does feel nice on my skin and it's super affordable.
Over the years I have found that I generally ALWAYS like Ole Henriksen products from Sephora. One of my favorites has to be the Total Truth Vitamin C Eye Cream with SPF 15. This stuff is super thick but somehow magically sinks in without leaving any greasy residue. It kept my undereyes feeling moisturized and soft and I would definitely repurchase this. (You'll see a 2nd Ole Henriksen eye cream further on down in this post).
I used every drop!
This was such a great body wash this Summer! The St. Ives body washes are HUGE and they last forever. Super affordable, these come in a variety of scents and they feel so nice! I despise body washes that don't lather up and get sudsy, and this one was just perfect. Nice and soapy but moisturizing and didn't dry my skin out. This particular scent, the Indulgent Coconut Milk, was delicious. A rich, nutty, creamy aroma that I adored. I will totally get this again next Spring or Summer.
Maybelline is my favorite drugstore brand of makeup, and I adore their Color Tattoos. If you haven't ever tried them they are similar to a MAC paint pot. Cream eyeshadows that are great to use either on their own or as a base, and they have several colors to choose from.
I love the one in "Bold Gold" but unfortunately it did dry out on me. I have had this no less than 2 years though, this is a problem I run into all the time simply because I have too much makeup, lol. I am no longer going to buy so many of these products, because I have since had to throw out 2 MAC paint pots for the same reason. For me it is best I have just one or two cream eyeshadow pots, that way I can use them up before they dry out. I would definitely repurchase this.
Random empty bag of cotton rounds! The Swisspers brand seems to usually work well for me, I hate cheap cotton rounds that shed and get cotton in my lashes. These are fairly nice and I have no complaints.
Yet another OGX hair product. I realllllyyyyy went through a phase with these. I love this one, probably one of my favorites from the line. This brand of haircare is really nice and I recommend trying a couple if you haven't before. (I heard the Teatree Mint ones in the green bottles are great for school age children, rumor is it helps repel lice!!)
And the last OGX product I have emptied was the Kukui Oil conditioner. This was a nice conditioner, not super thick as I definitely picked up on the whole 'oil' aspect. But, I did like this and I would probably repurchase at some point. I have so many shampoos and conditioners to still use up, I haven't purchased any in almost a year!