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Products I’ve Used Up – May and June EMPTIES¬†

I’ve got another empties post for you today, but we’re actually combining everything I finished in May and June. We moved house in the beginning of May, so everything was boxed up and I didn’t really get around to finishing very many things, so I decided to throw them into my June’s empties. Let’s get into the products! 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder 

I finished this powder in early May, and I already had a backup that I was using when this one was gone. I love this powder so much, and I will always repurchase this guy!! 

Essence Lash Princess Mascara

I’m finally calling it quits on my Essence Lash Princess Mascara. I have a whole review post if you want to hear my thoughts on this, but (spoiler alert) I probably won’t be buying this again. 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

I went through another tube of my favorite concealer. Not much to say here, I already repurchased this and will continue to repurchase. 

Garnier Clearly Brighter Moisturizer Sample

I finally finished up this sample moisturizer just in time for the wrap up of my Finish 7 By Summer project Pan! I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. I wouldn’t buy the full size, but I wouldn’t mind having another sample of it. 

Karsashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil

I finally finished up this hair oil! This was pretty average as far as hair oil is concerned, and I would consider repurchasing it in the future. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t really anything super special either. 

Be Fine Gentle Cleanser Sample

This was one of the products in my Finish 14 By Fall Project Pan, and I went through this pretty fast. It wasn’t anything special, just a typical cleanser. 

Pantene Moisture Renewal Shampoo

I finished up my big Pantene shampoo right at the end of May. I got this for Christmas, so this bottle has lasted me a good full 5 months. I really liked the smell of this, and I’ll definitely be repurchasing as soon as I finish up the shampoo I’m currently using. 

Beauty Protector Hair Oil

This was one of the products that I added to my Finish 14 By Fall Project, and I’m happy that I got it done early on! I really liked this hair oil, and I would totally consider purchasing the full size at some point. This stuff smelled incredible too. 


A pretty small gathering of products this month, but I hope you enjoyed nonetheless. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you next time!  


April Empties – Products I’ve Used Up

I’ve got another empties post today!! This month is going to be short and sweet since I was in Atlanta for the first week of the month and only had my travel size products available to me (I hate going a full week without being able to work on products! Makes for a super short empties that month). Let’s get into my empties! 

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

I finished yet another bottle of my Revlon Colorstay foundation during the month. I have a whole review post on this if you’re new here, but any of you who have been around for a while knows that I talk about this all the time. 

Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer

This is another frequent empty in this series. I mentioned this in my Maybelline concealer guide post, but I love this concealer for under my eyes (even if it only lasts a few weeks of everyday use). 

Maybelline Matte + Poreless Powder

I finished up yet another one of my Maybelline powders. I’ve already repurchased this, and I do highly recommended this to anyone with oily skin! 

Tresseme Dry Shampoo

I finished up this dry shampoo while I was on my Georgia trip. It’s not my all time favorite, but it did the job well and was just fine for making my hair look less oily. 

Amika Dry Shampoo Sample

This is hands down the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used! I wish this stuff wasn’t so dang expensive! It makes my hair feel so soft and clean without leaving white powder behind, and it smells absolutely incredible. This would be such a splurge to get in a full size, but I’d consider it. 

Old Spice Deodorant 

I enjoy using men’s deodorant because it works so much better than women’s. The Bearglove scent and the Wolfthorn scent from Old Spice both smell like Kool Aide and I absolutely love them. 

Vera Bradley Vanilla Sea Salt Perfume Sample

I finally made myself finish up this Vera Bradley perfume sample that I got in Birchbox forever ago (we’re talking probably almost a year ago now). I really did enjoy the scent of this which is why I didn’t want to use it all up. It smelled like vanilla and summertime, and I would definitely consider buying a full size to use as a summer fragrance. 

Vanilla Bean Noel Candle

I finally got to the end of my Vanilla Bean Noel candle (yes in April, hilarious I know). I liked the scent, but I really do prefer the Vanilla candle from Walmart’s in house brand a lot more. It smells much more strongly of vanilla and is less than half the price of the Bath & Body Works candles. 


I hope you enjoyed seeing this month’s empties! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, and I’ll see you next time! 

Products I’ve Used Up – December Empties!¬†

Today I’ve got a whole bunch of mini reviews for you on all of the products that I’ve used up during the month of December! These are my favorite type of posts to read at the end of the month, and I love that you guys seem to love these monthly empties posts too! Without further ado, let’s get right on into the products.

Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack “Collagen + Olive 

I got three of these sheet masks in my November ipsy, and I finally got around to using up the last one. This mask was awesome! It smelled fresh and clean and the mask itself was coated in a lotion type texture instead of the clear sticky gel that sheet masks usually come in. I actually really liked this mask, and I would totally buy it!

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Toner

I bought this toner on Cassie’s (ThriftThick on YouTube) recommendation, and I really did like it. It smelled very nice and I felt like it really cleaned my skin. However, I probably won’t repurchase this because I found out that the ingredients in here really aren’t that good for your skin, and I’m trying to transition to more natural products that don’t have harsh chemicals in them. (I have a whole post about transitioning to Going Green on my second blog, “Home, Budget, Blog” that you can go check out to see what I end up replacing this with if you’re interested.)

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer 

If you’ve been following along with my Finish 5 by Winter Project Pan, you’ll know that I finished up this concealer. I like this one just fine, but I won’t be repurchasing it for a while because I definitely want to try out some other concealers before I go back to it.

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara 

If you’ve seen any of my past Empties posts, you’ll know that I absolutely love this mascara, and you’ll also know that it dries out very very quickly. I finished up another tube of it, and I’m planning on running out to buy another one soon (I have a bunch of sample size mascara tubes to go through before I buy this one again).

Aurora Intensively Precise Eyeliner 

I finally finished up this waterproof eyeliner from Aurora. I got this in a subscription box, and I liked it but I didn’t think it was very different from my typical Maybelline Master Precise liner, so I probably wouldn’t buy this again.

It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara 

I finished up this mascara sample that I got in my September ipsy, and I have a review post on this that should be out in a couple of weeks. To summarize, I didn’t love this mascara.

Too Faced Hangover RX Primer – Foil Packet 

I finally got around to using this Too Faced foil packet sample. This is my favorite face primer, so of course I would buy the full size of this.

Pure Brazilian Miracle Leave-In Conditioner 

I got this leave in conditioner spray in my October ipsy bag, and I really liked it. I wouldn’t necessarily buy this product, but I did enjoy using it while I had it.

Soap & Glory “The Righteous Butter” Sample 

I don’t even want to admit how long I’ve had this product for. I love using this all over my body after I shower, and this is my go-to moisturizer for my legs after I shave. I definitely want to buy another one of these, but I’ll be sticking to the mini size of it for sure because this stuff takes forever to finish up.

Whish Body Butter “Almond”

I got this lotion in a Birchbox back when I was still subscribed to them, and I really loved the scent of this. I would buy the full size for sure.

Zoe & Zac Naturals “Vanilla Pink Citrus” body spray

We used this as a bathroom spray, and this worked better than Febreze spray. This stuff smelled amazing and the scent was really strong and wonderful.

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle 

I thought I would like this candle from Bath & Body Works a lot more than I actually did. I wanted a sweeter pumpkin smell for fall, and this one had a very spicy smell to it that left me with a headache. I definitely won’t be buying this scent again.

Dove White Bar Soap

I finished up the bar of soap that I use to wash my makeup brushes with. (I have a whole blog post about how I wash my makeup brushes that you should definitely check out!)

That’s all for this month’s empties! I didn’t finish too many things this time around, but I prefer a shorter empties post to the long ones I’ve had the last couple of months anyway. I hope you enjoyed this post, and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!