Empties January 2017

Empties January 2017

Empties January 2017
Empties January 2017

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These empties are mostly from January. There are a few that bled over from December and 1 or 2 from the first week of February. Most of it was good stuff this time.

Loves:

MyChelle Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum – I’ve been using this serum since October 2016 and I already purchased 2 more since. It’s very lightweight, not greasy whatsoever. On it’s own, it doesn’t seem like it does much, but mixed with some facial oil, it’s amazing. It cuts down the oiliness of facial oil and adds the benefits of it’s other ingredients. It has a soft rose scent. I moved to Oregon about 6 years ago and ever since I’ve had to deal with dry, flakey skin during the winter months. My skin seems to have fared this winter better so far with this serum.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Body Butter (3) – This is another great winter product, though it is limited edition and comes back in stores in the fall. I have stocked up and have a few more in my stash.

Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter – This is the body butter I go for the rest of the year. It is not limited edition so you can find it any time of the year. It is not as thick as the pumpkin one but it’s just as moisturizing. The coconut scent is fairly light and fades shortly after applying so it doesn’t get in the way of any fragrance I might be wearing.

Trader Joe’s Natural Facial Cleansing Pads (3) – These have been a staple in my skincare for a few years and help control my acne. They have a nice herbal scent and leave a cool feeling on the skin. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil Facial Cleansing Pads are the same thing.

Pinrose Gilded Fox – I was skeptical I would like this based on the description (cocoa, rum, vetiver). This is the first fragrance sample I’ve gotten in a single use format and I kind of wish I had gotten a regular sample vial because I want to use it more! The rum and vetiver were a little strong at first but the cocoa was more prominent after it dried down. I am really tempted to buy I bought the full size of this fragrance.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – A long time staple in my skincare routine that works well.

Soo Ae Tea Tree, Propolis, and Aloe Sheet Masks – I used the Tea Tree one when my skin was breaking out, knowing that my skin does well with Tea Tree Oil. The inflammation around my breakouts went down and my skin was more glowy and even-toned the next day. I got the same glowy effect with the other two masks. They fit my face well, the masks were very saturated in the serum, and were lightly scented.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment – I LOVE this and use it mainly when my acne starts flaring up. It seems to calm the redness and inflammation around my breakouts and helps them to heal faster. This jar lasted me about 6 months since I use it sparingly.

Kneipp Herbal Bath in Balancing Lavender – This was impressive enough that I bought a full size (which I’m also almost done with). It is a concentrated aromatherapy bath oil with a scent that stays strong even with it’s diluted in a bathtub full of water. I plan to repurchase this when I’m out of my current bottle.

Likes:

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant – I’ve been using this deodorant for probably about a year. I got it at Costco in a 3 pack so it lasts forever. As much as I would love to use a natural deodorant I haven’t found one that works well enough. This one has worked for me during all seasons so I will likely repurchase this.

Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy – I purchased a set of these mini hand therapies quite a while ago and am slowly using them up. I like the formula and the scent but my favorite scent so far in this line is the Pomegranate. If I were to purchase a full size it would be that one.

Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam 3-Wick Candle – This candle lasted me a couple of holiday seasons LOL. It was nice but not something I’d stock up on.

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Iowa Pine Soy Candle – I liked the pine scent of this candle better than the Bath and Body Works one. It was more of a pure pine scent and a bit stronger.

Sephora Orchid and Rose Sheet Masks – I purchased a set of Sephora sheet masks to give them a try during the holidays. These are decent but I thought they might be more moisturizing than they actually were. I liked them but I probably won’t buy them again.

Eh:

Masque Bar Brightening Sheet Mask – The sheet didn’t fit my face very well and it didn’t seem like it really didn’t anything for my skin.

Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes – I’ve used these for a while now, but I don’t think I will buy them anymore. I just like the Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes better because they are softer and remove makeup better.

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