Trash Talk….Meaning lets go through my beauty empties!

It’s time to talk about trash again. And this time we got a nice variety of different products. Spot anything you’ve tried yourself?

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There is actually a product from my project pan in this empties post as well. It is always good to be able to include those, because that could only mean my project is going great? It is doing good. The only thing I struggle with is that demonic blush that refuse to show signs of wear. Anyways, that’s for my next project pan update. Today it’s all about what is already empty.

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Let’s start with a matching pair.

#92 OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner: I do feel like this is nourishing. It’s also a quite pleasant coconut fragrance since it ‘s not too overwhelming or artificial. This is not the conditioner I use when I want volume because it’s a bit heavy on my hair, but does really gives a lot of moisture. It also makes my hair smooth ans shiny.

#93 OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk  Shampoo: Same story as with the conditioner. I think this is the thoird time I buy these. This time it was only travel size bottles but the previous times it’s been full size (which are huge!). So I don’t mind repurchasing these I just need a break between because I get a bit tired of the coconut scent. That’s always the case for me and coconut scents so it’s nothing wrong with the scent really.

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#94 Yves Rocher Mango Coriander Energizing Bath & Shower Gel: This smells like a super delicious smoothie. The scent is absolutely lovely and perfect for summer. I really enjoyed this and would be happy to pick up another one. I will for sure do that on my next Yves Rocher order.

#95 Tolymoly Lip Balm: Super cute packaging. The product itself was just Vaseline with a bad taste to it. Won’t repurchase but my niece will get this to play with because she lovers these kind of things (she’s 4). So at least there is that.

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#96 Kiko Matte Fusion Pressed Powder: This powder was OK. It looked good on the skin, and set my makeup nicely without looking cakey, but it did not mattify despite it’s name. Actually I found my skin to be more shiny than normal just around one hour after application, so if you are looking for a mattifying powder this is not it.

#97 L’Oreal Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundation: This was the one from my project pan I mentioned above. It is a light coverage foundation with a dewy natural finish. Good for summer, but I found that it does not last that well on my skin, so I won’t repurchase. I think. It’s not bad either and you never know hat might happen during a sale…..just saying.

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#98 Bastiste Dry Shampoo Original (Mini): I picked this up because I needed one for travel. This really does not last more than one trip. I got four uses out of it. Batiste is my go-to dry shampoo, but I prefer the brunette version because I don’t have to worry about white cast.

#99 Duo Adhesive Lash Glue: I am maybe the only one who still like this? It seems like everyone used this some years ago, but now so many has moved on to something else? I like it though, and will repurchase.

So, next time I do an empties post I will reach empty number 100! That’s exciting. Do you keep track of how many empties you go through? This is the first year I o it but I think it is kind of interesting to see how much I really go through

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Just another empties post!

My pile of empties creates a constant source of material for these posts. And I am always behind. But they are fun to make, and seemingly fun to read for many of you. So here goes another one!

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I got some doubles here, and then a bit of everything. Some good, some bad, some makeup, some hair care and some of my highly appreciated Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butters off course!

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Let’s start with the doubles!

#77 Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion With Self-Tanner: This was a mistake. I did not realize it was a gradual tanner. And I picked up 4 of them at once. To bad the actual tanner is horrid. If used several days in a row you build up a completely orange tan, that does not sit very well. So it is rubbed off partially on leaving me both orange and patchy. What a joy!

Luckily the tanner is very gradual so if used only once or twice a week it does not matter. Still, will not repurchase.

#78 Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion With Self-Tanner – With soft shimmer: This is the same as above, only worse because it is shimmery. Not buying again for sure.

#79 Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Lightweight Smooth Lotion Spray: This is a holy grail product that I use every day and I have been for years. Keeps the frizz away and makes my hair nice and smooth and shiny without making it feel heavy. This is just a staple in my everyday routine. Will repurchase this over and over again!

#80 Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Lightweight Smooth Lotion Spray: Still a favorite!

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#81 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter – Imp: My always much loved pumpkin butters! I will never stop using these either. They are and always will be highly treasured. This scent is very sweet and citrusy, almost like candy. It is a bit too much on the candy-like side. I do like it though, it is just not my favorite and Haus Of Gloi has such an incredible large range of scents that I only need to repurchase those I truly love and still have my bathroom shelves filled. I may pick up this scent in the future, but there is no rush. I have plenty I like a bit more.

#82 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter – Blood Orange Marshmellow: Sweet, heavy, delicious scent. To me this is perfect when  I crave something sweet in winter. I have backups of this already.

# 83 Adopt Eu De Perfume – Aquatique: This was in my project pan, and I had about 20 % left when I dropped it on the floor and broke it! It was a simple aqua scent. Very uncomplicated, and even though it was smellt good it was a bit too simple for my taste. Mote of a lightweight teenager scent I would say. I at least would have adored this as a teenager. It did not last very well on my skin either. A few hours and I could not smell it any more. I will not but it again.

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#84 – L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara: There is nothing mega about the volume this gives. On me they gave very natural lashes. Did not give much length or volume at all, and did not really separate the lashes. They quickly became like short spider legs if I tried to build it up. Worked best for me with just one of two light coats, but it completely lacked that wow factor. Will not but again.

#85 L’Oreal Brow Artist Xpert Brow Pencil: This one I quite like. It has one of those bigger square pencil shapes and filling in goes very fast. It is a bit unprecise so maybe not the best choice if you want something to make hairlike strokes with, but just for filling in the brows it works great.

Did you finish something fun lately?

XOXO

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Let’s talk empties!

I never seem to get my pile of empties under control. There is always a whole bunch of products laying ready to be talked about. Am I the only one with this problem. I feel like I go through products so fast! I guess it is my extensive routines that make products go fast.

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This time around I got some skincare ad bath products to share. Do you spot any favorites?

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#70 Rituals Sakura Spring Shower Oil: I am a big fan of Rituals shower oils. I got two more standing in my shower. This really is a product I want to keep using, but as for now I will stick to the scents I already have in my bathroom. This is a really good product though and I like everything from the handy pump bottle, to how hydrating and soft it is on my skin as well as how nice the bottle looks. Thumbs up for this!

#71 Yves Rocher Coconut Sensual Bath & Shower Gel: These shower gels are nice, cheap and comes in a variety of different scents. I have kind of a strange relationship to coconut scents, because in my mind I love coconut, but in real life I often find them to be way to synthetic and I get tired of them very quick. I still keep on buying stuff with coconut scent though. This one is quite good for being coconut. Not overly sweet or synthetic,but I did get a bit tired of it after a while. Since I do like this I may repurchase, but a small size like this is more than enough for me. The shower gel itself is very good and gives a nice foam.

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#72 Bella Lucce Norwegian Oceanic Salt Rub: Bella Lucce has been one of my favorite bath and skincare brands for a very long time. Their body scrubs are amazing with lovely scents, rich oils and a lot of scrubbing grains. This one with Norwegian sea salt is very refreshing and just feels healthy on the skin. Unfortunately the brand recently closed down. So these products will soon be unavailable. I will with a heavy heart phase out the Bella Lucce products from my bathroom shelves. I hope i will find a similar brand to like equally much in the future. If you can find a product from this brand (they sell them in selected SPA’s) then I highly recommend them, just know they won’t be around much longer. And I was here planning my next big order of lovely skincare. Such a bummer!

#73 Heimish All Clean Balm: On a brighter note, this is an excellent cleansing balm and I already have a new one ready to go. It melts on the skin to a nice oil that removes any makeup easy as anything. Packaging is pretty too!

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#74 It’s Skin Pure Moisture Snow Blossom Essence: A moisturizing essence in a classy expensive looking bottle (Biotherm vibes) for a very reasonable price (Hurray for Korean skincare!). It does give moisture I think, the scent is pleasant but not overpowering and it looks nice in the bathroom. I would not mind buying this again, but I didn’t really feel like it made wonders for me. Good product I guess, but I will try some others. I may return to this one though. I just may want to look into something that gives a bit more than just moisture (my aging skin needs all the help it can get after all).

#75 It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acud Moisture Eye Cream: Very comfy eye cream that glides on and sinks in nicely. I can apply this just before makeup without any issues. I don’t think I will buy this again, because even though moisture is  the most important thing (together with avoiding sun) to prevent skin aging, I want something with more active ingredients. I think this is perfect for people in their early 20’s who would like a nice moisturizing cream, but I am a decade ahead of those people and would prefer a cream more suited for older skin. It is a nice eye cream for a fair price though!

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#76 Haus of Gloi – Cozy Sweater: Off course you know I love these! They are so so amazing little pots of rich body cream with a large selection of absolutely divine scents. I have my bathroom full of a nice selection of them. They truly are addictive! This scent is one of my favorites especially in winter and fall! It smells like mush, faded perfume, Egyptian amber, incense and vanilla. The most cozy scent ever perfect to match with a fireplace and a nice cup of tea. I am out of this scent right now, but I think I picked it up on my latest order arriving soon.

Did you finish anything fun lately?

XOXO

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Stuff that is going in my trash bin – makeup and beauty empties!

Not because they are bad, but because they are empty and we need to have a chat about them before I get rid of them. Those are the beauty bloggers empties rules. I don’t know any other group of people who collect their trash to talk about it. Please enlighten me if you do so I can feel less weird about it.

Anyway, I know I am not the only one, and based on my readers number on these post you kind of like reading about my trash to!

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This time we have a nice mixture of hair, makeup and skincare.

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#62 Natures Gate Conditioner Daily Cleanse “Herbal” – I was so clever to buy this 32 Fl OZ without smelling it first. And I was not a big fan of the scent. It took me almost a year to go through it so I kind of got used to the scent eventually, but it was too masculine and after-shavy for me. The conditioner worked well enough, and was handy with the large pump bottle, so maybe another scent would be better. I need a little break though.

#63 Avalon Organics Gluten-Free Cucumber Shampoo – I have owned and used several of the Avalon shampoos and conditioners and I usually like them, There was something odd about this cucumber scent though. I imagined something mild and fresh, but it smelt a bit like a cucumber someone forgot in the back of the fridge to be honest. Does the job well though, but the scent and the fact that I see no reason what so ever for why my shampoo needs to be gluten-free (enlighten me if you can please), I won’t pick up this exact one again. But I will for sure pick up more from the brand because their shampoos are usually a hit.

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#64 Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Oil Balm – Gets the job done and removes the makeup nicely. The scent is a very synthetic apple scent. Like candy, not like apples. It is OK, but I know cleansing balms with better scents that gets the job done just as well with a similar price tag.

#65 Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream – These body creams from Rituals are delicious and I have used them for years in many different scents. It is rich and luxurious without being thick as a butter. The jar is nice and bid and they smell lovely, like spa. This one has a cherry blossom scent that is very feminine and pleasant without being overpowering.I always have one of these at hand, and I might pick up this scent again, but I think I prefer the Happy Buddha scent a bit more. Still, a really good product and I can really see myself picking it up again.

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#66 Holika Holika Petite BB Cream Bouncing – This one was a part of my project pan. I really like these Holika Holika BB Creams. I may pick this one up again just because it works fine and it is super affordable, but I do prefer the Aqua and Moisturizing versions in this line above the Bouncing so I may just stick to those.

#67 Korres Mango Butter Lipstick – Also a project pan lippie. This one is super creamy and smooth and feels so comfortable on the lips. The color is perfect for everyday, and as a bonus it does have SPF 15.

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#68 The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalene – Nice hydrating oil that sinks quickly into the skin, so it is suitable to use under my daytime moisturizer. This one I already got a new one of, and I use it every morning. Great hydrating oil.

#69 Clarins Fix’ Make-up Long-Lasting Makeup Hold – This, despite it’s name, does not fix makeup. But other than that it’s a very good finishing spray. The mist is really good and it smells like roses. The glass bottle feels heavy and luxurious, and it almost reminds me of a perfume bottle.  I think I will get a new one, because I find myself missing it once it was finished. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it!

Did you finish something fun lately?

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Beauty Empties!

How many beauty products do you think I will finish in one year? I mean proper sized products, not counting sheet masks and samples. My latest empties post ended with product number 55, so far this year and I am sitting here in a room with empties scattered all over the floor that I will spread through several empties posts. Will I make 100? I bet. Will I make 150? 200? I don’t know. I am not trying to make a challenge out of it but I find it a bit interresting to see how many of these tubs and jars and pots I go through.

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So these are the guys I will be going through today. Unfortunately one is not an emptie but a beakie. But we will get to that later on.

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#56 – Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry: I like the Batiste dry shampoos in general. They do the job and are affordable. The scent on this is sweet and a bit artificial, but not bad. I can see how it will be a bit too much for some though. I do however prefer the one for brunettes, because unless I use this very sparingly I get a white cast. No problem if you don’t have dark hair like me though.

#57 – Queen Helene Mint Julep Scrub: My first ever encounter with a brand. It is super cheap and smells delicious. It has a decent amount of scrubbing grains without being rough, so nice for the face. A bit to mild to use for the body in my opinion, but I like my body scrubs to do their job properly. This have worked as a facial scrub for me, and my skin feels refreshed without stripping it of moisture. I do always reapply moisturizer though after, it just means I don’t get squeeky clean or feel too tight. Quite decent for the very low price tag I would say.

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#58 – Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads: I used these after facial cleanser because these are nor good enough to properly cleanse on their own. I am actually not sure what they did. It just felt like an extra step in my routine that did absolutely nothing. Except being a good way to double check if my leanser got all the makeup off (It did!). Will not repurchase.

#59 – Bella Lucce Arabian Odyssée Exotic Date & Wild Honey Buff: Did you ever try any of Bella Lucce body scrubs? If not you have been missing something. The perfect amount of grains in a delicious smelling base that leaves your skin so incredibly moisturized and soft. I love the warm, sweet spicy oriental scent of this. This is quite expensive for a body scrub but so worth it! Will absolutely for sure repurchase.

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#60 Sterilan Aloe Vera Deodorant: Are we bored to death yet? I know deodorant is super boring but I am kind of excited that I finished one since I don’t really use them. I don’t have any issues with odor or sweating under my arms (when I am exercising there is no way a deodorant can help me though). I don’t know if this works or not since I don’t really have any issues for it to help me with.

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#61 MAC Mineralize Skinfinish “By Candlelight”: I am so sad about this. It is such a lovely limited edition highlighter. I kept it for so long even if it is broken, but it is so messy I never use it anyway. So it is time to part ways. If this ever comes back I want a new one! But I guess my 150 other highlighters will just have to do until then (meaning I will most likely survive).

Did you finish anything exciting lately? Let me know in the comments!

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My latest empties!

Do we need to introduce these posts still? You know the drill I guess, here are my latest empties and some mini reviews for each of them:

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Not so much variation in products this time I am afraid of. Mostly stuff for yous skin except a soap to make  you clean and a hair product to get your hair look decent.

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You all know I love these. I go through them all the time, and they’ve been my holy grail body cream for many many years (6 now I believe now that I think about them. I purchased my first when I was halfway through my Masters Degree, and it is five years now since I delivered….wow, I am getting old). Let’s just go  through them as usual with me talking about the scent. You all now the product is delicious anyway!

#49 Haus Of Gloi – Samhain II: This one smells so much like soil in the fall. The scent description on the jar says “Freshly turned earth, wet leaves, and a cool spectre ridden wind. The scent is very unique and unisex. I like it, but I have quite a few others I like more. I would not mind picking this up again though if it is released in a future release (It is not in their general catalogue).

#50 Haus of Gloi – Mood Dog: A more sweet and heavy scent. But being my third jar I obviously like it and will for sure repurchase.It smells like Cracked coconut, sandalwood, nutmeg and clove. Sweet, warm scent that lacks the artificial feel coconut scents often get, and I love that!

#51 Haus of Gloi – Apothecary: My second jar of this scent. This is so herbal, citrusy and fresh. The jar descriptions says “Old books, bubbling concoctions, herbs and creaking floor boards! A pure essential oil blend of: Lemongrass, rosemary, atlas cedarwood, sweet basil, lavender and the tiniest drop of vetiver.” Doesn’t that sound delicious?

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#52 Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream: Gives a decent amount of moisture but I was a bit indifferent about this to be honest. It was neither good or bad, but did the job with moisturizing my skin. Won’t repurchase though since I would rather try something else.

#53 L’Oreal Pure Clay Purifying Cleansing Gel: I think I may have been the wrong user for this. I don’t really suffer from impurities in the skin so it was hard for me to really tell if it did any difference. It did a good job with cleansing my skin without stripping it for moisture though. I may repurchase it because it work as a cleanser, but I will try out some other stuff first.

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#54 Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Lightweight Smoothing Lotion Spray: Another holy grail product. I always had one of these since I picked up my first one three years ago. I now use it every single day and I love how smooth and healthy it makes my hair look. My hair very quickly turns into a big ball of frizz if I don’t give it enough moisture, but this keeps my hair so soft without weighing it down. Love this, and I already have a new one opened in addition to a backup!

#55 LUSH Slammer Shower Gel: Even though I do find the LUSH shower gels to be a tad bit drying (it does not matter much because I ALWAYS moisturize after a shower, which you can probably tell by my amount of pumpkin butter empties) I do like them. This scent is so fresh ans zesty and perfect for after a exercise run in early  mornings. The scent is not available anymore, but I will pick it up if LUSH decide to re-release it again.

I now reached over 50 empties and I am excited to see if I manage to reach 200 by the end of the year (that’s what the counting stands for if you wondered). It may be a bit hard to reach 200 since I don’t count samples or one-time-use things like sheet masks. I also avoid essentials like toothpaste because it is so boring. Time will show I guess.

Did you empty something fun lately?

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Trashbin donations – Also known as my latest beauty empties!

Time for another empties post with mini reviews of the beauty and makeup items I’ve been finishing lately. I always feel I am a bit behind on these posts, and as soon as I finish one I got a new pile ready for the next round. Am I the only one?

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This month I got both good, bad and so-so products. And a bit of every category.

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#42 Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Treatment Oil – Since I have curly hair I need some hair oil in my life. I got this one over two years ago, and only finished it now. Mainly because I tend to reach for my Haus of Gloi hair oils over this one. This seems like a good enough oil. It does the job, but I just prefer the Haus Of Gloi ones. Therefore I will not repurchase.

#43 Maybelline Master Drama Khôl Pencil “Ultra Black” – If you ever read the list I makeu under each makeup look on this blog you must have seen this mentioned over and over again. This is the creamies, darkest kajal I’ve ever seen and it is perfect for smoky looks. I already started using a new one and don’t see myself stopping any time soon. Fantastic pencil for dark smoky looks!

#44 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil “Zero” – I used to really enjoy this and I have been throught 5 or 6 of them throughout the years, but after I got to know about the Maybelline one this one seems more grey than black. I won’t repurchase simply because I found something better.

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#45 LUSH H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment – The hair mask with the impossible to pronounce name and funky scent of sweet spice. This is my second jar, and I love how nourished and healty my hair looks after use. I will for sure repurchase this!

#46 Batiste Dry Shampoo Divine Dark – I enjoy Batiste dry shampoos because they work and are cheap. This one is among my favorites because it is intended for dark hair so it does not leave a white cast as the others do. Another one I will repurchase for sure. I always have a Batiste in my bathroom.

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#47 The Body Shop Mango Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub – This smells divine but that about it. I have tried many products from The Body Shop but unfortunately it is not a brand I tend to be very lucky with. This one did not work for me because it does not really work as a scrub in my opinion. It is so little grains that I have to use loads of the product to feel any effect. I got 4 uses out of this whole jar, and to be honest it was more of a greasy mess than a scrub. I did smell fruity-licious though! Will not repurchase (fortunately their Mango Shower Gel smells just as good).

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#48 Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Oil Balm – Nice balm that gets the job done and melts off the makeup. It smells like sour apple candy. I like it, it works well, but I do think I have a few others I prefer. I may or may not repurchase. I don’t know. But if you like that artifical apple candy scent than maybe you would enjoy this? Because the balm works, no doubt about that.

I would love to know if you tried any of these, and your thought on them. It is always fun to hear other peoples experiences. We are all different after all!

XOXO

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