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 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?

XOXO

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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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Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #1

First empties post of 2019! Last year my goal was to reach 200 empties, a goal I failed with great margins. Since I apparently don’t learn much from my mistake I will give that goal another try! Not quite sure how I will manage that since I was so far off in 2018, but I will give it a go. Like last year I will number them, but this year I will also count and categorize them. Just to keep track on what I use. You will see in the end of this post.

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I kick start the yer with 10 products! I did my posts last year when I had 5 or 6 products to avoid the posts being too long, but I think they are too frequent then. But let me know if you prefer longer empties post like this, or if you want shorter ones more frequent. Readers opinions matter most after all!

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#1 – Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Ruth”: As you probably know already these pumpkin butters are my holy grail product, so off course I love the formula of these. Haus of Gloi has a bunch of scents to offer. Some of them are available all year round and some of them are seasonal. This one was a new scent to me, and I don’t think I will pick up this exact one because it was too floral for me.

#2 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Odette”: This one on the other hand is a repurchase I’ve made several times. It has a nice clean linen kind of smell that is just so fresh and lovely. I have a back up of it.

#3 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Vice”: Again, the same lovely formula. This one smells like very strong but sweet coffee. I really like the scent but it’s a tiny bit on the strong and sweet side for me. I may pick it up again though, just not straight away.

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#4 Hugo Naturals Volumizing Conditioner Vanilla & Sweet Orange: I actually picked this up because I read somewhere that this smells exactly like the John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Shower Gel, which is absolutely lovely but quite expensive, so I tried the Hugo Naturals line to see if the scent was similar. Scent is good enough, but it’s no match to the scent of the JMO.

#5 Hugo Naturals Volumizing Shampoo: Exactly the same as the conditioner. They work OK, but I don’t know if I really need to repurchase.

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#6 Bella Lucce Cooling Cucumber Facial Toner: Nice refreshing toner, but sadly the brand does not exist any more so repurchasing is not an option.

#7 Bella Lucca Peruvian Cocoa Azul Bliss Creme: Luxurious body cream that smells wonderful of fancy chocolate. I had soaps and scrubs and body creme with this scent, and I am so sad I can’t get them any more. It’s not a sweet synthetic chocolate scent, but rich and authentic. And the body creme was so nice and moisturizing. I would absolutely pick this one up again, but sadly that’s not possible.

#8 Scinic Snail Matrix Cream: This one is just as slimy as you would think. It’s almost hard to dot it around my face before rubbing it in. But besides that I was quite satisfied. It felt moisturizing and sank into the skin quite quickly. Not specific scent, and the glass bottle feels nice and heavy and the design is nice and simple. If I recall correctly it was quite cheap too.

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#9 History of Woo Jewel Powder: This was in my project pan 2018, and I finished it in December. The container is gigantic and it took me a full year to go through it even though I used it 5 times a week. The powder is really nice. but I just can’t stand the huge bulky packaging so I won’t repurchase.

#10 Bomb Cosmetics Pina Colada Shower Butter: This exactly like I would imagine a shower butter. I really like the feels of it, and how it leaves my skin moisturized after a shower, but I did not really like the scent. I would like to pick this one up again in a different scent though.

Did you finish anything fun lately?

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