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 #4

It just happens to be so that I have 10 more empties to share with you again. Moving houses and focusing on finishing products before we move instead of continuously replacing things really made my empties pile grow large fast.

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These are today’s empties! A bit of everything here from skincare to haircare and even some makeup items. I always find it so satisfying to finish a makeup item.

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#31 – Pure Life Papaya Conditioner: This one smells divine. It’s maybe a little bit too light for my taste. I would like something a little more nourishing but if my hair don’t need too much TLC at the moment it works just fine. Would kind of be worth to pick up again just because of the scent. Also super handy that it’s a pump!

#32 – Rituals Fortune Oil: Shower oils are a great alternative to shower gels when the skin feels dry. Rituals shower oils are great, and I love that also this one comes in a pump.The scent is amazing, and if you like sweet orange you need to try this!

#33 Simple Foaming Cleanser: A very light weight foaming cleanser. It id not strip any moisture from my skin, but it also did not feel like it cleaned all that much. I felt like I had to remove my makeup properly before using this, because this would not take the leftovers. But besides that it was OK. I don’t think I will but it again though.

#34 Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion With Self-Tanner: I have talked about these before. I picked up 4 of these body lotions because they were on sale, not being aware that they were self-tanners too! Not in a good way though. In a patchy orange way. It gave off so little color so if I just used it one day here and there it did not give me any color so  I could luckily use them all up. But now I am finally finished with this one being the last one of those 4 I got. I will NEVER buy this again!

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#35  Nature Republic Himalaya Salt Cleansing Balm: I don’t know how many of these I have been through by now. but it’s a really good cleansing balm that removes even the most stubborn makeup. I already have a new one opened, and an additional one in backup!

#36 The Boy Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask: Great for giving a lot of moisture, but I kind of feel like I get just as much from a sheet mask for a fraction of the price plus I won’t have to wash it of. I don’t think I will buy this one again, but with that being said I don’t think it is a bad mask, I just got my moisture needs covered by sheet masks, but I would not mind trying some of the other masks from The Body Shop.

#37 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Hex”: These are still my holy grail off course. And the scent is absolutely divine. It’s fruity and sweet but in a dark way if that makes sense. A sensual kind of fruity and sweet instead of girly fruity and sweet. It smells like fall, not like summer. I have two back-ups of this!

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#38 LUSH Rose Jam Shower Gel: This one smells so divine. However it’s intensely sweet and I had this for three years or so before I could finish it. I would love to pick up a new one next year. LUSH usually release this around Christmas every year. I do think a small bottle would be enough though.

#39 Makeupgeek Gel Liner “Immortal”: I had this for ages. It’s actually quite impressive that it did not dry out. The product is discontinued and has been for some year at least. I did really like it though, so I hope they bring out a new one.

#40 Smashbox Studio Skin 24 H Waterproof Concealer: I like this but I did not love it. I think maybe it was a bit on the pale side for me and that’s why it did not cover as nicely as I would like it too.

So after adding this to my summary of products these are the stuff I have empties so far in 2019. My goal is 200!

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 7.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 3.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 10.
  • Body Scrub: 1.
  • Face Mask: 2.
  • Hair Mask: 2.
  • Face Care (cream/cleanser/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 5.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 2
  • Powder: 1.
  • Concealer: 2.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 1.
  • Eyeliner (gel, liquid or pencil): 1.

 

That brings the total amount of empties to 40!

Did you finish anything fun lately? Or do you have a goal for how many product you want to get through?

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Trask Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties # 4

Once again I got a nice little bunch of products to go through. I am really racing through my empties lately as I am trying to focus on a lot of half used stuff to empty it before I move. I can see a massive restock happening once I have moved and settled into the new home.

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These are the ten new empties we will go through in this post!

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#31 Pure Secret Seasalt Body Scrub: It’s quite a big pot of body scrub but I went through this in no time. The salt grains was really fine mille and I felt like I had to use a lot of it to get a decent scrub. Also the scent was kind of synthetic. I don’t think I will pick this up again.

#32 XHC Coconut Water Shampoo: This one I really did enjoy. Not that overwhelming synthetic coconut scent.  This one was more fresh. And I also really like how shiny and soft it left my hair, and all that without making it heavy. Could see myself buying this again.

#33 XHC Coconut Water Conditioner: Same as the shampoo. Really like these.

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#34 Rituals Hammam Warming Ginger & Fresh Eucalyptus Body Scrub: This on the other hand is a really nice body scrub. The grains are just chunky enough and in a oil base that leaves your skin very moisturized. The scent is also super refreshing for early mornings. Would love to pick up this one again.

#35 Rituals Touch Of Happiness Sweet Orange & Cedar Wood Body Cream: If you love orange you neeeeed to smell this! It smells so heavenly that I could repurchase just for the lovely scent alone. Off course it helps that the body cream is also very nice and rich and moisturizing. Will for sure pick up this one again!

#36 Skinfood Black Sugar and Strawberry Face Mask: This one has real strawberry seeds in it. And it smells like real strawberries. It’s a bit awkward putting on because it feels like you are putting jam on your face. The strawberry seeds help give you a bit of exfoliation too when you wash it off. I don’t feel like it does anything magic except adding some moisture to the skin though. Not sure if I will repurchase straight away but I am not against picking one up again in the future either.

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#37 Yves Rocher Grapefruit & Thyme Shower Gel: This one smells so amazing and super refreshing. Other than that it’s just your average shower gel, and gets the job done. Love the scent though and would love to get a new one of these!

#38 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Apple Milk”: You know I adore these! In my opinion the best body butters out there! The scent “Apple Milk” is also so delicious I just want to eat it! (but I don’t). I already have two more of these, and will absolutely pick them up again if they are offered for sale again (they are usually a part of the fall selection).

#39 The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30 ml: A very easy going ad simple face moisturizer that is cheap as chips and get the job done. Would not mind picking up a new one of these.

#40 Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipsick “Bare Bliss”: My first lipstick of the year, and also my first lip product from my total of 7 in my project pan! This is a really nice light weight lipstick that is super easy to just throw on, and the color is a nice very wearable nude. I am not sure this one is still available though, and I have plenty of nudes so I don’t really need to pick up a new one, but I did really enjoy this!

And in the end I just add these products to my annual summary of product and it looks like this:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 8.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 2.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 10.
  • Body Scrub: 3.
  • Face Mask: 2.
  • Hair Mask: 2.
  • Face Care (cream/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 5.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 1
  • Powder: 1.
  • Concealer: 1.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 1.
  • Lipstick/Lipgloss: 1

A total of 40 products finished to far this year. Maybe it will be possible to reach my 200 goal this year?

Did you finish something fun lately?

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Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #3

I feel like I am racing through products lately. And I guess I am. With moving coming up in a few months I am focusing more on just finishing a bunch of products so I don’t buy much new stuff and just stick to the same products without rotating too much. That also means things empty fast.

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This is the bunch I will be going through today!

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#21 – Avalon Organics Clarifying Shampoo: I really like this one. It was the one I was reaching for every time I felt like a hydrating shampoo would just not be good enough to clean my hair. You know the days when you probably had to use dry shampoo too many days in a row and you needed something to properly clean it out. It also left my hair very shiny and voluminous. The downside is that it’s not very moisturizing either and I found it necessary to put in a leave-in conditioner or something to not get too dry. This is also vegan and biodegradable.

#22 – Avalon Organics Clarifying Conditioner: I used this always paired with the shampoo, so I guess my experience with the shampoo is an experience of both the shampoo and conditioner combined.

#23 – Yes To Cucumber Gentle Milk Cleanser: This was OK. I could get through it without any issues, but it’s just not something special to me. I didn’t feel it was too cleansing either so maybe it was a bit too gentle for my taste. Will not repurchase.

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#24 – Holika Holika Petit BB Cream: This is a very cheap but still good BB Cream. It looks great on the skin when you first apply it, and wears good for around 4 hours. Now, natural skin-like BB Creams are not famous for being the most long lasting anyway. I may pick this one up again.

#25 The Ordinary High-Adherance Silicone Primer: Very affordable primer. I usually like The Ordinary products but this one did not do much for me. It did even out texture and pores a bit, but I think for instance the NYX Angel Veil does a very similar job just better. I won’t pick up this again, because even though it’s cheap I already know similar products that also are cheap but works better.

#26 The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA: This one on the other hand is great. I cheap and simple moisturizer that does the job. Nothing fancy, just simple,easy, and it works! I have already picked up a new one.

#27 L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara: At the beginning I did like this. It does give nice volume but I noticed that it wears of a bit too easy for my taste. After a day at work it almost looked like I was not wearing much. I could not see any smudging but ll the lift and volume was gone. I know there are better options out there.

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#28 Haus Of Gloi – Depravity: These are fantastic, and I brag about them in every other empties post. This is just one product I will always have around. This is one of the first scents I picked up when I made my first Haus of Gloi order maybe 7 years ago, and I still feel like I always need one of these in my bathroom. The scent is so unique. I can really smell the “Spilled wine” note.

#29 Wet N’Wild Photofocus Concealer: I really like the foundation in this series, but this one was just OK. It get’s the job done fairly well, but it was a bit lackluster compared to many of my favorites. Since I know so many great concealers I don’t really see myself picking up this again. It is very cheap though, and I did not think it was bad, so it’s not that I would not recommend it, it was just not my favorite.

#30 Yves-Rocher Raspberry Peppermint Body Lotion: This smells a lot like raspberry and not so much of peppermint, but it’s very fresh and summery. I prefer a slightly heavier lotion for day to day, but I really do like how these smell so I could see myself picking it up again.

So to make a summary of everything I go through in one year, I will add these to my list of empties in different categories:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 6.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 1.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 8.
  • Body Scrub: 1.
  • Face Mask: 1.
  • Hair Mask: 2.
  • Face Care (cream/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 4.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 1
  • Powder: 1.
  • Concealer: 1.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 1.

I am slightly shocked that we are in the middle of February and I have already gone through a total of 6 bottles of shampoo/conditioner, but thinking about it I had a lot that was running low in the end of 2018.

What product do you go through fast? I think mine is body lotions but I will see in the end of the year what the summary say.

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Project Pan 2018 – Round Up!

2018 is over and so is my year long project pan. Don’t worry, I had so much fun panning that I will continue with another project in 2019, but it’s time to do a summary of my 2018 project to see how it went and what goals I managed to reach, and also which ones I failed. This project was my first ever proper project pan, so I feel like I gained some experience on how to do a year long project. So I feel better prepared for my 2019 project. You can read the introduction of the project here if you know all the products I started out with.

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I did reach all my goals on finishing foundations, BB Creams and powders. The last face base product I finished was this History of Woo Jewel Loose Powder. I really enjoyed the product, but the container is HUGE with 28 grams that lasted me almost a full year! I will not buy it again just for the bulky packaging. but the powder itself is really nice if you don’t mind storing it.

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I also finished the Adopt Eau de Parfum Thè Blanc. I will not buy another one of this. I do like the smell, even though it is a bit simple, maybe more suitable for a younger audience than me to be honest. My main issue with it was that the scent did not last on me. Maybe just an hour or so. It was nice to do it if I just felt like refreshing myself, but not something I will run out and buy. At least I got my use out 9of it thanks to my project.

I also finished all my lip products. But I had already finished them on my last update.

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The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is one of my fails. I was so sure I would be able to hit pan in December since I have been seeing the pattern in the tin pan through the product for a while. Annoyingly enough I think I can probably hit pan on any use now. I was considering to transfer this to my 2019 project pan, but I think I will wait and see. I need a little break from this product even though I really like it.

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I did hit pan on the NARS Zen blush though. This blush I use as a bronzer because a brownish pink works nicely as a bronzing shade on me in winter.

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The GloMinerals Globlush in Papaya was a real struggle. I really thought I picked a blush that would be fairly easy to pan since it#s not overly pigmented, not too hard pressed, and has only3,4 g of product. Oh, was I wrong! I can barely see some usage in the pan but I am nowhere close of getting pan. And this blush has been used 4-5 times every week for a year! I did not know panning a blush would be this hard. It made me realize that I won’t be having a blush in next years project pan. I feel like I need to get some use out of more of my blush collection and rotate a bit more instead of focusing on just one.

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Lastly, all of the palettes I’ve picked out has pan in one shade (which was my goal). Off course they are mainly base shades and transition shades, but I am pretty happy about hitting pan on my first yellow eyeshadow ever! I could not imagined that a few years ago so that was extra fun.

So just to make a summare of everything that went down this year!

Empties so far:

  • Missha Signature Wrinkle Fill Up B.B Cream
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Colourpop Aventurine Setting Spray
  • Colourpop Aquamarine Setting Spray
  • Origins Ginger Essence
  • Too Faced Lip Injection (shimmery beige)
  • Too Faced Lip Injection (pink transparent)
  • Korres Mango Butter Lipstick (Natural Pink)
  • Adopt Eau de Parfum Aqua Liguria.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Bouncing.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Aqua.
  • Bergamo Magic Snail BB Cream.
  • L’Oreal Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundation.
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer.
  • L’Oreal Shine Delicieux Lipstick.
  • Adopt Eau de Parfum Thè Blanc.
  • History of Woo Jewel Loose Powder.

Pans so far:

  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette (Tempera).
  • Colourpop Yes Please (Full Zip)
  • NARS Zen blush.
  • Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette (Hour by Hour).
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette (Sunray).

 

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All in all I am quite happy. Except that never ending blush, and that Too Faced bronzer that I am soo soooo close to hit pan on, I managed to reach all my goals. Maybe I made it a bit easy for myself, but why make something that should be fun hard right? At least my goals of making some of my products seem more used, get some good use out of things, and finish a few base products was successful!

I will be doing another project pan for 2019 too, because this was fun! I have already picked the items, heck I started thinking about what to pick even back in October, so I will be getting on finishing that post too, and hopefully you can read all about my new project pan adventures!

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?

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