Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #6

Time for another trash talk post, because I have (as usual) a pile of empties. Some of these have even been moving houses with me. I moved trash just to be able to write this post. How crazy am I from a scale from 1 to 10?

Anyways, I really like talking about the products I’ve used up and write some mini reviews about them all.

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#51 L’Oreal Elvital Nutri-Gloss Shampoo: This was OK, but nothing special I think. Did give a lot of shine though as promised, which I really like, but it did lack a bit in the volume department which I value just as much. The scent was pleasant though. Don’t really know how to describe it besides that it looks like hairdresser.

#52 L’Oreal Elvital Nutri-Gloss Conditioner: Same as the shampoo. Don’t mind them, but they are not new favorites.

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#53 I Love…Strawberries & Cream Body Butter: Very candy like scent without being overwhelming. I think the strawberries add a bit of freshness to it. The body butter was OK. I felt like it didn’t sink into my skin as fast as good quality body butters do, but it did give a lot of moisture. Considered it’s cheap I don’t think it’s bad. I may pick it up in another scent later on.

#54 Dermavio Mango Body Butter: Never tried or heard anything about this brand but it cost next to nothing, and I knew I had to bring this home when I discovered the scent on the tester in the store. It smells divine! I love mango scented soaps and body butters so this was just my thing. Does the job nicely, actually kind of similar as #53. Gets the job done but you kind of can tell it’s not high end. The scent totally makes up for it. Luckily I got three at the same time, so I still have more of this.

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#55 LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner: This is a beautifully moisturizing body conditioner. A unique product I haven’t seen anything similar too. Gives moisture like a oil but looks and feels like a cream. The scent is also wonderful. I have used several pots of this before, and I probably will finish more in the future.

#56 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Persephone’s Decent”: The product needs no introduction. I have been raving about them over and over again. This is a mini size of a new scent I wanted to test (new to me at least), and lovely as it is I am sure I will pick up a big tub eventually. The cream is my all time favorite body cream.

#57 Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Leave-In Spray: This is also something I have been through countless bottles of. A savior for my hair that easily dry out a bit after washing.

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#58 Rituals Yogi Flow Shower Foam: Lovely product. I have had this in several scents and will repurchase for sure. The Happy Buddah scent is my go-to, but I may pick up this one again later on. Lovely shower foams from Ritals no matter what scent you prefer.

#59 Queen Helene Mint Julep Scrub: I’ve used this as a face scrub and it’s OK, but it kind of feels like a lower qualtiy scrub. The scrubbing grains are way to small and sparse for use on the body. It does the job, but lacks that feel of luxury. Won’t be buying this again.

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#60 Garnier Fructris Hair Food Papaya: This one I did really enjoy! Nice hair mask that made my hair and scalp feel nourished. Hair food is for sure the right word! Would be happy to pick this one up again.

As usual, I round up this post by adding these items to the list of products I’ve finished since the beginning of this year. Just to keep track on how much I actually use in each category.

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 11.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 5.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 16.
  • Body Scrub: 2.
  • Face Mask: 2.
  • Hair Mask: 4.
  • Hair Styling (gel, dry shampoo, spray): 1.
  • Face Care (cream/cleanser/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 7.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 2
  • Powder: 1.
  • Concealer: 3.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 1.
  • Eyeliner (gel, liquid or pencil): 2.

I guess body lotions are up for the yearly score win. Did you try any of these products? Remember to sound off your opinion below!

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Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #5

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Once again my bin of empty products is full and I have some makeup and beauty items to chat about. This is today’s pile of products!

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Lets start with some hair care!

#41 Garnier Fructis Strength & Shine Conditioner: This one remind me of my teenage years because this shampoo and conditioner was quite popular at the time (at least where I grew up). I am not sure this combo did anything special besides cleaning my hair and adding some moisture, which is kind of OK for a product like this I guess. It’s super cheap so I may pick it up again.

#42 Garnier Fructis Strength & Shine Shampoo: Same thing as the conditioner.

#43 Garnier Respons Caring Mask: I like this hair mask. I feel like it gives a bit of extra moisture and the hair was smooth and shiny after use. I could se myself picking this up again.

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As always, I have some body lotions. I think on average I will go through one jar or tube every week!

#44 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Ghost Puffs”: If you have been reading these posts for a while you know what I think about the HOG Pumpkin Butters-. If not, then let me tell you that they are the best thing ever! This one smells rich and intensely sweet of bonfire and marshmallow.

#45 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter  “Moon Dog”: This one is off course the same as above, just a different scent. This one smells like coconut, sandalwood, nutmeg and clove. Just lovely. Will for sure pick up again!

#46 Pretty Smooth Intense Body Moisturizer Cocoa Butter: Simple and almost scent free lotion. A bit more light weight than what I prefer but it’s so cheap I may just grab one again when I see it in store. With my heavy use of body lotion I guess it’s good to have some cheap options.

#47 Rituals Good Luck Scrub: This is an oil base sugar scrub. It’s just how I like them. Gives a ton of moisture and a nice rub. Not too harsh, but still plenty of sugar so I don’t have to use too much product at the time to get the scrub I want. And the scent is just divine if you like orange scents! I will for sure pick up this again!

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#48 Pyunkang Yul Moisture Ampoule: This is one of the products I picked up a while back when I was completely addicted to Korean skincare. This gives a lot of moisture, but the oil is so thick that the little dropper has a very hard time picking it up. I want buy it again just because the packaging is so unpractical. The product would work a lot better with a pump.

#49 Catrice Liquid Camoflage High Coverage Concealer: This one makes me so sad, because I don’t know anywhere I can buy Catrice anymore that ships to Norway! This concealer is amazing and so cheap, I would for sure pick it up if Catrice was available to me. I simply don’t know where to find a new one.

#50 Lancôme Grandiose Liquid Liner: This one was OK, but not good enough to repurchase since it’ quite expensive. It’s very precise and easy to apply, but I wish it was a bit more black actually.

So, as usual I will add these product to my summary. I think it’s fun to see how much in each category I actually finish!

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 9.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 3.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 13.
  • Body Scrub: 2.
  • Face Mask: 2.
  • Hair Mask: 3.
  • Face Care (cream/cleanser/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 6.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 2
  • Powder: 1.
  • Concealer: 3.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 1.
  • Eyeliner (gel, liquid or pencil): 2.

Did you finish something fun lately?

XOXO

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Trash Talk – Beauty Empties!

Time to do a summary of how I liked my recent empties! The procedure is the same as with all these posts! I will talk about each product individually and give a little mini review of all of them. There are the products we will go through today!

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A little mixture of haircare, bodycare and makeup items this time too. As usual I will number them. The original idea was to reach 200 products, but that was much harder than I expected. I guess that’s not a bad thing. Why use more if you don’t need to?

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#143 – Co Lab Dry Shampoo “Unicorn”: I usually reach for Batiste when I buy dry shampoo, but this unicorn scented one sucked me in. I was so curious about what unicorns smells like! Turns out I really like this one. Batiste gives more texture to the hair, but if you don’t want that this one is a great option. My hair felt clean and refreshed and I could not see any white cast. If I have to use a lot of dry shampoo I sometimes feel like the Batiste one gives too much texture so that the hair feels a bit sticky. With this one that was not an issue. I will for sure pick up Co Lab again, but maybe another scent. I am not sold on unicorns after all.

#144 – Heimish All Clean Balm: This is a great cleansing balm that melts to an oil and remove makeup very efficiently. Have gone through many many jars of this, and I can absolutely see myself picking up more. Works wonders without being too expensive.

#145 – Bella Lucce Argan & Acacia Rich Body Creme: The body cremes form Bella Lucce are so luxurios and good I would happily pick this up again. Sadly the line is discontinues. Such a bummer because it was among my favorite body care lines with spa quality.

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#146 – Rituals Shanti Shower Soothing Shower Oil: Nice, hydrating rose scented shower oil. Shower oils are excellent to prevent dry skin after a shower. I love that this one comes with a pump. Will pick up another one of these!

#147 – Rituals Brilliant Bliss Nourishing Ultra Shine Shampoo: This one really does leave my hair nice and shine. I do however miss a bit of volume when I use it. It’s not a bad shampoo, I just think my hair needs something slightly different, and I am not sure if I would pick this up again. Maybe is my hair change.

#148 – Rituals Shikakai Secret Nourishing Ultra Shine Conditioner: This matches the shampoo. Give a lot of nourishing and shine, but makes my hair a bit flat. I need something that also helps a bit with volume.

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#149 – Mario Badescu Facial Spray: I tried using it as both as facial spray and as a finishing spray for makeup. It did absolutely nothing for me. But the good thing about sprays like these are that you can use them to dampen your makeup brushes so you don’t have to waist your good stuff. Will not pick this up again, and honestly I don’t know why so many rave about this. Scented water in a bottle.

#150 – Clarins Lip Comfort Oil: I really liked the scent and how it felt on my lips in the beginning. I even had it in my monthly favorites over a year ago or so. But as time went by I figured it was kind of over priced for what it is. I mean, the product is good, but I have cheap lip balms that are just as hydrating. I don’t think I will repurchase.

Did you try any of these products? What are your thought on them? Let me know in the comments!

XOXO

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Trash Talk – My latest empties!

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I have a hard time keeping myself updated on these posts. I feel like I constantly have a new one ready to go. It’s fun though, and it’s a nice way to get a few mini reviews out fast! I had a goal to reach 200 empties this year, and even though I feel like I constantly empty something I see that I will have a hard time reaching my goal. Oh well, maybe next year! But let’s got through my beauty trash and have a look at what I’ve finished!

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First some hair care stuff!

#135 – Redken Frizz Dismiss Smoothe Force Conditioning Spray: Holy grail moisturizing spray to use after every shower. This one has been one of my go-to hair care products for over 3 years now. I have been through countless bottles, and there will be more!

#136 – LUSH R&B Hair Moisturizer: This one I had for a very long time, and to be honest I’ve struggled a bit to finish it. It’s a bit too heavy for my hair, and I have to use just the tiniest bit for it to work for me. That comibined with the fact that I didn’t love the scent made it a long process. I think this is more suitable for peolpe with thick curly hair, and it was a bit too much for my nordic curls.

#137 – KMS Add Volume Hair Spray: I just picked up this little sample to test it out. If you read my November Haul post you probably already know I like this because I just picked up a full size bottle. It gives volume while making my hair smell and feel almost clean again!

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#138 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Spider Silk”: The pumpkin butters from Haus of Gloi always will be my favorite! This is in the fresh delicious scent “Spider Silk” which is one of their fall scents. I already have a new jar of this, among my large Haus of Gloi collection.

#139 Bella Lucce Arabian Odyssey Nourishing Sandalwood & Almond Creme: This is a beautiful formulated body butter that feels very luxurious and give just the right amount of moisture for me. The scent is also sweet, warm, oriental and cozy. Sadly this brand does not exist anymore, which is kind of heartbreaking. I would for sure repurchase if it was possible.

#140 Bomb Cosmetics Cranberry & Lime Oil Based Body Scrub: Loving this! You can read the full review here if you want to know more. I will pick up another one of these for sure!

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#141 – Missha Super Aqua Refreshing Cleansing Foam: This one was OK, but not great. It does the job and the skin feels clean, but it also makes me feel a bit tight and dry. Nothing my facial cream can’t fix, but there sure are better cleansers out there so I rather pick up something else.

#142 Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer C4: Love this concealer! I have already mentioned it among my top 5 concealers. I already got a new one of this that I started using. It’s just a fantastic formula for such a reasonable price!

Did you finish anything fun lately?

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Trash Talk – My Latest Empties!

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My never ending pile of empties! Time for another summary of some of the products I’ve finished lately.

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#129 Rituals Hammam Happiness Volume & Shine Conditioner: A very freshly eucalyptus scented conditioner with a cooling sensation. It makes my hair soft and shiny without feeling heavy. The scent is also very uplifting and perfect for early mornings! I would not mind buying this one again sometime!

#130 Rituals Pure Hammam Volume & Shine Shampoo: This matches the conditioner both with the way it makes my hair feel smooth and shiny while still adding volume. This is a nice set I would not mind picking up again.

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#131 It’s Skin Collagen Nutrition Serum: A cheap but nice K-Beauty serum that feels really hydrating and sinks into the skin quickly. Works nicely under face cream both for mornings and evenings. It comes in a nice glass bottle and both the experience of the serum and the looks of the bottle makes it feel much more expensive than the 11$ I had to pay for it. I could see myself picking this one up again.

#132 Bella Lucce Green Tea & Crushed Rice Body Scrub: This one makes me sad because the brand does not exist any more! They made really fantastic and luxurious body scrubs. If you can find this anywhere (I know they were retailed in many spa salons) it is absolutely worth picking up. I would for sure buy it again if it was available but sadly the brand is discontinued. I think I will have a hard time finding a brand that can replace the fantastic products from this line.

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#133 Colourpop No Filter Concealer: I am one of those people who really like this concealer. I am under the impression they are either hit or miss, but I was one of the lucky ones. I have to pick up a new one very soon because I find myself missing it already!

#134 Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara: This is a great one too! I don’t love it as much as L’Oreal Paradise Extatic, but it’s a really good drugstore mascara still. I would not mind picking this one up again either!

Turns out this time around I really enjoyed all my empties and could see myself picking up everything on a later occasion!

Did you finish anything fun lately?

XOXO

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Let’s Talk Some Trash Again!

As usually when I refer to trash talk, I mean actual trash, more specific makeup and beauty trash. Once again I have a small pile of products to go through with you. I had a goal to reach 200 empties this year, and that’s why I’ve been numbering them but I think that goal may have been a bit too high. I am not going to try to use products faster just to reach it either. That would just be waistful.

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So these are the products we will go through today. Do you spot anything you like?

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#121 Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical – I really like Batiste dry shampoos. they really do get the job done, and in the mean time they give some texture and volume to your hair. The downside with this one is that it does leave a white cast in my dark brown hair. I do prefer the ones for brunettes, and I will pick that one up soon!

#122 Yves Rocher Velvet Shower Cream “Coffee Beans” – This really just smell like freshly ground coffee beans in a sweet way. The scent is absolutely divine! I will absolutely get another one of these next time I decide to do and Yves Rocher order (which is unfortunately not that often, but I should consider making one soon). I think this is my 4th or 5th bottle of this!

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#123 Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – I bet you have heard all the rave about this many times before. I did like it. It felt very moisturizing. I may pick this one up again. The only drawback is that I can’t get this in store where I live, but I have access to plenty of other ones in store. Chances are I am more likely to pick up something that is more available, but absolutely a good product though!

#124 Eylure Lash Glue – The glue itself works well enough. But the tube looks absolutely disgusting after a short times use and I considered binning it half way. I made it through, mostly because I was too lazy to pick up another lash glue.

#125 Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil “Ultra Black” – This one is mentioned in a huge amount of product lists underneath my makeup look pictures. This is my go-to when I need a black eyeliner. I already have a new one opened. This is one of my holy grails that I need on hand at all times!

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#126 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Zazz” – This is so good! Like all the pumpkin butters are. If you haven’t tried them already you are missing out! This one smells like sparkling champagne and frizzy sweets. It’s so strange but it smells exactly like that to me. Very sparkly, summery fresh and sweet at the same time. This scent makes me happy!

#127 Haus Of Gloi Pumpking Butter “Twice is Nice” – Same goes for this one, the lotion is just lovely. The scent is lovely too, and I’ve been trough many jars of this exact one. It’s also sweet like the previous, but richer and deeper with tones of coconut, sugar cookie and almonds.

#128 Dove Summer Revived Gradual Tanning Lotion – I’ve talked about this before. I picked up to less than four of them on sale believing they were normal lotions (note to self; look at what you are buying!). When I started getting a weird orange hue to my skin I realized it was a gradual tanner. But the color is orange and it fades awfully patchy. After one or two days the color is almost not visible though. So I was able to finish it by just using it a bit here and there and it didn’t really give me any color after one use. I will not buy this one again though!

Did you finish anything fun lately? Or have you maybe tried any of these products? What are your thought on them?

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My latest empties!

Time for yet another empties post. These are so much fun to make because it give me an opportunity to write about my experience of all the products I’ve finished. So these are the latest ones!

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This time we have a good mixture of old favorites, holy grail product and a few things that just did not work for me.

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#114 Prettysmooth Intensive Body Moisturiser Aloe Vera: I am always on the hunt for good but affordable body lotions because I go through them so quickly. So I decided to pick this up because it cost very little, and I usually like the mild scent of aloe vera in body lotions. This one was just OK. I felt like it was maybe a bit less moisturizing than what I prefer so I probably won’t pick up this again. On the other hand it was absorbed quickly into the skin and felt nice, so if you are not in that much need of a heavy skin moisturizer this may be just good enough for you. Personally I will probably reach for something else next time I am shopping. Not bad, just not what I am looking for.

#115 Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Leave-In Spray: I don’t know how may bottles of this one I’ve picked up so far, but you have probably seen this up to several times if you have been reading some of my other empties post. This is a holy grail and it does wonder to keep my curls unfrizzed but still not being too heavy. Perfect for everyday use. I already have a new bottle opened and a backup in the mail. I need to have a bottle of this at any time. Big big favorite!

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#116  LUSH American Pie Shower Jelly: This was kind of an error. I love the American Cream conditioner from LUSH, and I thought this was a shower gel with the same scent. It does have the same delicious scent, but this is one of their shower jellys. I find it a bit clumsy to deal with compared to a liquid shower gel. I love the scent, and it gets the job done, but it’s just not my favorite way of using soap. I don’t even like to eat jelly that much.

#117 House Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter – Insalata Nocturna: Off course I love this one. I have an army of House Of Gloi Pumpkin Butters in my bathroom and this scent has been a long time favorite. I have a small stash of this scent since it’ limited too their summer scent collection. I have been loving these pumpkin butters since the first time I tried them back in 2012 I believe. I will always always keep buying these.

#118 ELF eyebrow pencil – This one was a miss. Really waxy and not so pigmented. The packaging is flimsy and cheap and the cap covering the spoolie broke in no time. Will not repurchase.

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#119 Rituals The Ritual of Dao Body Cream – The body cream form Rituals are really nice. The packaging is big and luxurious and the cream itself gives a lot of moisture without being sticky. It sinks into the skin nicely. Just a great quality cream. The scent is nice and fresh. I may repurchase this one, I will definitely repurchase this cream in other scents (Happy Buddah is my favorite).

#120 Rituals The Ritual of Dao Foaming Shower Gel – I love these shower gels form Rituals. I have two other scents standing in my shower as we speak. It gives such a nice luxurious foam. The only downside is that they run out fairly quickly. I will for sure pick up these again, but maybe not this scent. Not because I don’t like this one. It’s simply because I like some of the other scents more.

I don’t know if I have mentioned it, but I had kind of set me a goal to finish 200 products this year. I feel like I go through products quickly, and I feel like I always am a bit behind on writing these post because I constantly have a small pile of empties laying around. Still I am not sure if I will make it. But all hope is not out and I still have a few more months left to try and reach my goal.

Did you finish anything fun lately?

XOXO

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