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Empties: September 2015

September 2015 Empties
September 2015 Empties

Here’s another month’s worth of products I’ve used up. Most of these are the same old things I always list in empties posts. I think I need to branch out and try some new stuff!

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Body Wash and Shampoo – I buy and use this regularly. Good quality, good price.

Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo and Thickening Conditioner Deluxe Samples – This is the first Aveda product I have tried. The shampoo was more liquidy than ones I normally use but I felt like it cleaned my hair well. The conditioner was pretty thick but it was also lightweight. They both smelled herbal and spa-like but otherwise they didn’t wow me so I’m not planning on buying these.

The Honest Company Honest Shampoo + Body Wash – This bottle is maybe a year or more old. The packaging was really messy which is why I stopped using it for a while. Product would ooze out of the lid and get all over the bottle. I have already repurchased this and to my delight they have replaced the flip-top with a pump. I like the product inside, especially that it is so multi-functional. I’ve even used it as a face wash and brush cleanser and it works great both ways. This would be great for people that hate clutter and want to minimize the amount of products in their shower.

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish – This smelled amazing but I used it mostly as a body wash and not so much as a body scrub. There wasn’t enough exfoliant in the product so I wouldn’t repurchase this. I would definitely consider getting the body wash though.

Simplicity Spa Soothing Bath Salts – I don’t even remember when or where I got this but there was just enough left in the container for one bath so I used it up. It was just average, like any other scented bath salt so I have no reason to specifically seek out this brand. I have some bath salts from another brand called Village Naturals that I am liking which I’m more likely to repurchase.

Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil – I buy and use this regularly. I have a review of this if you are interested in hearing more about this product.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash – I also use this pretty regularly. This is better if I need to get a lot of gunk off my face (sunscreen, oil, makeup, etc.) but I prefer the Trader Joe’s one to help keep acne under control. This one has never really done anything for my acne.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion – This has been another staple in my skincare routine and I have reviewed this as well. I thought this was my last one but I found 2 more in my skincare drawer! I will not be purchasing anymore because I have found a couple other comparable products that I want to try out for a while.

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner – I like this and use it daily. It’s another product in my mix of anti-acne secret weapons even though it is not marketed as that type of product. I’m pretty sure the glycolic acid in it is what is working for me. I might consider trying another product with same ingredient when I run out of my current bottle just to see what else is out there.

Trader Joe’s Spa Natural Facial Cleansing Pads with Tea Tree Oil – This is the best product I have ever used to treat acne. Definitely planning to repurchase.

Covergirl Lashblast Length Mascara – This is my favorite everyday, easy, non-fussy mascara. It adds some color, length and definition to my lashes and it never clumps or smudges on my lids when I’m applying. I already bought a new one.

Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara – I like this mascara too but not quite as much. It’s nice because it’s one of the few mascaras I’ve tried that adds a little bit of volume to my lashes without being difficult to apply or giving me spider-lashes. The darkest color isn’t really that black so I don’t wear this if I have a darker eyeshadow look going on but I still like it so I already bought another one.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – I already have one or two more of these little packets and they last me probably about a week each. I like it but I think there are many cheaper alternatives available that are very similar so I wouldn’t buy this.

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