Recent Beauty Empties

I have decided to change up how I do Empties. I am going to let them compile for a bit, and then I will do a post. Rather than monthly. Hopefully I will be able to do more reviews this way.

Let’s jump in to this huge box full of trash.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Herbal essence smooth Golden morning oil shampoo: not cruelty free will not repurchase. But, man did it work. Why can’t everything just be cruelty free!?

L’Oréal color vibrancy intensive Conditioner: not cruelty free will not repurchase. I also have no thoughts on it.

Evalectric moisturizing Conditioner: I got this when I bought my straightener. The bottle says it’s cruelty free. But I am not sure. It wasn’t a good Conditioner anyway.

Project Beauty Hairgurt Strawberry and Banana: This is my favorite conditioning treatment. It’s cruelty free, inexpensive, smells amazing, and makes my hair much less frizzy. Will repurchase.

Evolvh ultra shine moisturizer shampoo: I actually ended up not liking this once I got through it. I had heard such great things. It’s cruelty free and vegan, but sadly I don’t think it is worth the price.

Juice beauty green apple shampoo and conditioner: I loved this stuff!! It is a bit pricey but, it is Cruelty Free, vegan, and rather clean. Will purchase!

In shower body

Soap and glory scrub of your life: This is my favorite scrub, and soap and glory IS cruelty free!!! So I will be stocking up on soap and glory products soon!

Olivella face and body bar: This soap serves its purpose. It is cruelty free, clean, and vegan. If I see it out I would probably pick it up.

Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin: I used up this shaving cream that my mom didn’t want to finish. Not cruelty free, will not repurchase.

Apoterra Tulsi Oil: This is the second bottle of this shower oil I have been through. I love it. It makes my skin so soft and it has such a relaxing smell. Will repurchase.

Tarte Rainforest of the sea face wash: This face wash did what it was supposed to, but I don’t think it is worth the price. Will not purchase.

Sheet Masks

The only one I would repurchase is the yes to tomatoes one. This is my favorite Sheet mask!

That’s actually it! I didn’t go through much, besides a few little samples that aren’t worth talking about.

What have you used up recently?

Thank you so much for reading 💜

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Jan & Feb 2018 Beauty Empties | it’s a lot..

I have a ton of empties piled up. I haven’t been in a good place lately, so I have been slacking very badly. I am trying to get better.

Makeup

MAC Fix +: if MAC was Cruelty Free, not selling where testing is required by law. I would 100% repurchase. But, I have heard they are making the change to pull out of these places!

Jordana Fabuliner: I have liked this liquid liner for a long time. Inexpensive and works well. Have repurchased.

Becca Backlight Primer: I loved this Primer. I think I will be purchasing the full size!

Too Faced Sketch Marker: this and the Jordana one are very similar. I think I will just stick with the Jordana one.

Beauty Without Cruelty Mascara: The more I’ve used this mascara the more I have loved it. I would consider repurchasing it again once I get through the ones I have.

Sephora Beauty Amplifier Setting Spray: It worked alright, but the Sephora house brand isn’t cruelty free, so I will not repurchase.

L’Oréal Hydra Perfect Loose Powder: works well as a setting powder, but it isn’t cruelty free. Too bad though, this used to be my favorite powder.

YSL Touché Eclate: lives up to the hype. But, it sadly isn’t cruelty free so I won’t be repurchasing it.

Pür Blending Sponge: these are the best blending sponges…. will not repurchase.

In shower products

(Please keep in mind my grandma stock piles these kinds of products so i end up with a ton of random brands, can’t tell Granny no!)

Tone Radiant Glow Body Wash: I wish all brands were cruelty free. This body wash is so inexpensive and works so well! But, I will not purchase.

St.Ives Nourish and Soothe Body wash: My Mom picked this out because she thought it would help my eczema. It did soothe it during flair ups. But, I man searching for cruelty free alternatives.

Pantene Sheer Volume Conditioner: Smelled nice and did it’s basic job. Is not cruelty free so I will not repurchase it.

L’Oréal Color Vibrancy Shampoo: I literally have no opinion on this. Will not repurchase.

Garnier Sleek & Shine: I used to love this line before I went cruelty free. It smells nice and works well. To bad the brand ethics aren’t up to par.

Face Masks

SNP Animal Otter Aqua Mask: this Mask was cute, but I don’t remember it doing anything. I don’t think it is cruelty free, so no thank you.

Biobelle #iwokeuplikethis: I actually really liked this mask! I have another and will be doing a full review so stay tuned!

Salis Skincare Blackhead Removal Mask: I got thins in a vegan Cuts box. Unfortunately it didn’t work the few times I tried it. I will not purchase.

Sephora Green Tea Face Mask: I actually loved this mask. A friend got it for me for Christmas! Sephora needs to make their in house brand more ethical 🙄 I won’t repurchase it until they do so.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Eye Patch: Sadly, these did nothing for my eyes. Will not purchase.

Tony Moly Avocado Mask: I don’t really remember this mask so I guess it was too great. Will not repurchase.

Skincare

Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash: I love this face wash a will repurchase it! I will probably pick up more from the brand as well.

Wet N’ Wild Micellar Water: I actually really disliked this micellar water, it burned my eyes pretty badly. Will not repurchase.

Soap by Riggs Black Raspberry and Vanilla: I love the formula, I just wasn’t a fan of the scent. Will purchase in different scents.

Box Naturals Rose Wipes: I used the full box but didn’t want to put that in the bin, so I put in an empty packet instead. I think I am going to repurchase the lavender instead of rose. I like the scent better.

Cotton Rounds: I am actually looking to purchase some reusable cotton rounds. Any suggestions?

Ole Henriksen Oil Control Toner and Moisturizer: I love this line. I want to research their cruelty free status more. If they are up to par I will gladly repurchase.

Clairsea Charcoal Exfoliant: I already repurchased! I have talked about his scrub before. I love it!

Random products

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original: I love this Dry Shampoo, but I want to try something new. What is your favorite?

Degree Motion Sense: I started having a reaction to my Schmittds Deodorant:,( I had to grab one quickly. Would not repurchase.

PYT Argon Oil: works great, but the price is a bit high. Will not repurchase.

Aquaphor: I need a better tattoo goo type product. I’m working on my sleeve so I need it. But, don’t want to repurchase this.

Wallflower “Leaves”: I am still slowly working through these. Love the scent but will not repurchase.

Lavender Essential Oil: This one is from Mel’s Candles. I will be repurchasing!

What is your favorite essential oils and incense??

Thank you so much for reading💜

That is it for my empties!

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December 2017 Empties|Makeup and Beauty Trash

The last month of 2017! I went through a TON of stuff this month, makes me think this month was actually as long as it felt.

Alright y’all, let’s do this!

Body and Hair Care

Summers Eve Cleansing Wash: No, I will not be purchasing this. The cleansing wash actually throws off your bodies natural pH. A natural unscented soap is actually better for cleansing your “regions”.

Soft Soap Body Butter Body Wash: I will not repurchase this item, it is not CF. Smelt very nice though. Worked well.

Nexxus Promend Split End Mender: This was a hair cream. It is not CF, so I will not repurchase it. I did not notice any difference in my hair.

Fortune Cookie Soap “Black Pearl” Exfoliating Body Wash: I would not purchase this same scent, but I am very interested in trying other scents of their Exfoliating body wash. It truly is Exfoliating, but not too harsh.

Hask Coconut Oil Shampoo & Conditioner *Samples*: I actually felt that these products made my hair greasy. Will not be purchasing.

Face Masks

Bite Agave Lip Masks *Samples*: up coming post discussing these lip masks samples!

Natural-Tox Carrot Sheet Mask: I actually really liked this mask, it made my skin feel soft and clean. For the weekish after I used it my skin was behaving itself! However, I don’t believe it is CF, until I find out I will not repurchase.

Ulta Beauty Pomegranate Defense Mask: I love this mask and did a whole post about it a whole back! Read it Here!

Soo Ae Donky Milk Skin Gel Mask: I actually can’t recall how I felt about this mask, but some how I acquired another one, so I may be able to fill you in at some point. I don’t believe it is CF though, so will not repurchase.

Soo Ae Collage Hydrogel Lipmask: This did nothing. It was hard to keep on and there were no results. Would not repurchase.

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel Mask: This Mask, as well, did nothing. Would not purchase.

Home Fragrance

Huntington Homes Apple Wood Bonfire: This candle smelled really nice and was very inexpensive at Aldi’s. Might actually repurchase.

BBW Winter Candy Apple Wall Flower: I love this scent so much. But, ethically BBW is not CF. I am slowly working through my stash of wall flowers.

Makeup

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara: I was given this mascara by Influenster and really liked it. However, it is not CF so I will not be repurchasing it.

Girlactik Liquid Liner “Black”: I was hoping to love this liner but I did not. For some reason it just didn’t work for me. The tip was strange I thought and it wasn’t deep enough in color. Would not repurchase.

Anastasia Brow Wiz “Taupe”: Will of course always repurchase.

Kat Von D Ink Liner “Trooper”: I love this liner, I do prefer the tattoo liner though. Would still repurchase.

Benefit Boing Concealer *sample*: I wasn’t able to try it enough to get a decisive opinion. But, I don’t believe Benefit is CF. So, pass.

Ulta Beauty Brow Tint “Medium”: This was on of my 2017 favorites. I love this product will always repurchase.

Flower Beauty Stick Foundation: Surprisingly, I liked this product a ton. It was long wearing with good coverage. I expected it to be drying, it was not. May actually repurchase!

SkinCare

Leeanni Eco 3-in-1 Revolution Light: I liked this product for days where I was too lazy to do my skin care routine. But, I would not be able to use this in place of everything out. It is a bit expensive, so I think I’ll pass.

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil *sample*: I still don’t understand why this product is so pricey and raves about. I don’t think it did anything for me. Will not Purchase.

Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream *sample*: I actually really enjoyed this Eye Cream. I think once I get through some I have, I will purchase the full size.

Precious Skin Elixirs Sea Pearl Exfoliating Clay: I thought this was a nice gentle exfoliant, but I prefer something more abrasive. Will not purchase.

Dr.Brandt Microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator *sample*: I love this exfoliator, but I wish it wasn’t soo expensive. I am toying with the idea of purchasing the full size.

Makeup Removers

Assured Cotton Rounds: These were just the cheapest ones I saw, so I grabbed them. No real opinion.

Hushables Baby Wipes: I grabbed these real quick to remove swatches and they did their job fine. Again, no real opinion they were $1.

Equate Exfoliating Facial Wipes: My Mom grabbed these real quick for me one day so I used them. They did their job just fine, but I wouldn’t seek them out.

Garnier Micellar Water: This product works great, but it is not CF so I will not be repurchasing.

Hello Whitening Tooth Paste: I am not sure why I threw this under makeup remover, but here we go. I really liked this tooth paste, but I prefer the Luster White, so I am just going to stick with that.

Body lotions and perfume

Soap & Glory Righteous Butter: I love this Body Butter, if Soap&Glory is CF I will be repurchasing.

BBW Vanilla Bean Noel Hand Sanitizer: as I said with the wall flower, I will not be repurchasing this product because BBW is not ethnically CF. (They are expand into markets where animal testing is required by law.)

Fortune Cookie Soap “Bonjour” Whipped Cream: I love the formula and scent. I will be purchasing more of their whipped creams if I can’t find this specific one.

Love’s Baby Soft: Y’all this Body Spray has some how stuck with me for almost 10 years!!! So, I sprayed my closet with it to keep the close hanging up smelling fresh. Just to get through it. Will not repurchase.

That is it for my Empties, thank you for reading.💜💜

What did you use up this month?

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Ulta Beauty Pollution Defense Pomegranate Peel Off Mask | Skincare Review

I hate Flu season. My head feels like it weighs 100Lbs and my throat feels like I was swallowing needles.

When I get sick I break out, bad. Like, REAL BAD. I thought this was the perfect time to try out the Ulta Beauty Pollution Defense Mask.

It retails for $3. It is a translucent pink and has a fruity scent to it, that kind of smelled like alcohol to me as well. I mean, I could smell it. So it had to be strong, but that was only during application, it did dissipate by the time I had the mask completely applied. This mask is CF and Vegan and actually pretty clean for the price!

The benefits of this mask are: (from the Ulta site)

• Pomegranate, rich in Antioxidant Vitamins A and C, helps skin fight free radicals which can lead to signs of aging

• Witch Hazel helps unclog pores and purify skin

• Vitamin E helps soothe delicate skin.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Polysorbate 20, PVP, Sodium Acetate, Methyl Acetate, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Red 4.

My experience:

I found that the mask applied better with my fingers than it did a brush. I tend to use one of those flat foundation brushes to apply masks, just a cheap one.

I think I applied to much product to certain spots, because it took around an hour to completely dry down, not the suggested 20 minuets.

The peeling process was fun, very reminiscent of peeling glue of my hand when I was a kid, but this was beneficial!

After I removed the mask I felt that my skin was tight and very smooth. I also noticed this the next day! It also brought a lot of blemishes I had to a head, showing that it actually was doing something to unclog my pores!

I am very pleasantly surprised with this peel off mask! ☃️☃️☃️☃️☃️ our of 5 snowmen, will repurchase!

You can purchase it, HERE! Remember, the Ulta brand always has a sale going on. Right now it is buy 2 get 2 free!!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite peel off mask? Or Ulta Beauty Mask? Comment below!

Thank you for reading. 💜

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Nov. 2017 Beauty Empties | Look at my trash!

I love my Empties bin, so I have to include it in the post. This month seemed to fly by! I have no idea how I went through so much stuff. Let’s jump it to this post, it may be a long one.

Code: Yrp= yes, repurchase

Nrp= would not repurchase

Hair Care

Natur-all Hair Club Avocado Mask: Read my post about this product, Here. YRP

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo: I wish Garnier was CF so I could purchase this shampoo. I loved it. It smelt amazing and made my hair so soft. I have one more in back stock. NRP

Pantene Medium-Thick Strengthening Shampoo: I have no thoughts on this product. I can’t really remember it. NRP

OGX Coconut Curls Shampoo & Conditioner Sample: This Sample was okay. Nothing impressive. Smelled nice. NRP

Aussie 3 Minuet Miracle Travel Size: I really don’t get what all the hype is over this product. It didn’t do anything impressive. Maybe I tried the wrong one? NRP

Juice Organics Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner Travel Size: I used these while in KY. They gave a nice lather, smelled amazing, and made my hair so soft!! YRP

Nexxus City Shield DD Crème: I got this from Influenster and it took me ages to get through. I didn’t really notice it doing anything for my hair and the scent wasn’t that great. NRP

Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo: My Mom didn’t like this so she gave it to me. I found that it left a pretty bad white cast on my hair. NRP

Klorane Dry Shampoo: This is a Travel Size, the full size is really expensive and I don’t think it is worth the price. Drugstore dry shampoos Work just as well. NRP

Body Care

Secret Cool Waterlily Deodorant: No thoughts on this. I don’t like gel deodorant. NRP

Degree Dry Protection Anti-Perspirant: works fine, but I prefer natural deodorant. NRP

Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Body Wash: This body wash did not irritate my skin. I am pretty sure my brother was using it as well. It was nice. However, it is not CF. NRP

Green Tidings Lavender Deodorant: I found that this Deodorant worked fantastic! It smells nice and was long lasting. YRP

Skin Care

Manefit Lavender Wrinkle & Lifting Mask: I literally remember nothing about this mask. NRP

Masque Bar Soothing Sheet Mask: This Mask was really nice! It felt great on my skin and did not aggravate it in anyway. YRP

Derma-E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub: This stuff is awesome!! It made my face feel really clean and tingly! YRP

Epielle Charcoal Nose Strips: These were $2 and just like the Biore strips. YRP

Fresh Garden Manuka Honey Mask: See my thoughts, Here.

Drunk Elephant B-hydra Intensive Hydration Gel: See my thoughts, Here.

Makeup

Ulta Setting Spray: I love this setting spray. I just stocked up on it actually. YRP.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Brow Pencil “Blonde Moment”: I wanted to love this product, because it is so inexpensive! But, it made my brows look green. NRP

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: I actually think the Ulta one works just as well! I will not be spending money on the full-size. NRP

Fragrance

Mainstays Hazelnut and Cream Candle: I love the Mainstays candles. They are like $5 and huge. This scent was awesome. YRP

Beauticontrol Brown Sugar Lotion: I think my cousin used to sell beauticontrol and that’s how I ended up with it. I did not like this lotion. It has an underlying scent of sunscreen. It was strange. NRP

Juicy Couture: This perfume took me ages to use up. It was a bit too fruity for me. NRP

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black: This is one of my favorite perfumes. I think I am going to splurge on the full-size. YRP

Lady GaGa Fame: I actually love this scent! I can’t find anything about the CF stance though…

Mark HollyWood Pink: Mark is an offset of Avon, who is not CF. I did like this scent though. Oh well. NRP

Oral Care

Sensodyne Deep Clean and Crest Pro-Health: My thoughts on both of these are the same. They are a good toothpaste, but not natural. I prefer natural oral care. NRP

What did you use up this month? Comment below!

Thank you so much for reading. 💜

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October 2017 Empties | Look at my trash!

It’s sadly the end of my favorite month. But, that means it’s time to talk about all the stuff I used up! 

Before I get into that though, look at my new Empties bin!!! #slytherinpride🐍🐍

Hair Care 


Project Beauty Hairgurt “Strawberry Banana”: This is my second empty of this stuff and I love it. It’s inexpensive, smells freaking fantastic, works wonders, and is obviously CF. Will repurchase (again).

L’Oréal Extordinary Oil: This stuff took me ages to get through. It did its job and smelled nice. However, L’Oréal is not CF. Will not repurchase.

OGX Moroccan Argon Creme Shampoo: I actually really enjoyed this Shampoo. It worked very well and and the scent was very long lasting. I am having trouble finding out what OGX’s actual CF stance is. My repurchase decision is undecided.

OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Conditioner: Again, I loved this product. It made my hair very soft and the scent was phenomenal and long lasting. My repurchase decision is undecided for the same reason as the Shampoo.

Home Scents


BBW Wallflowers “Leaves” and “Sleep”: I love these scents, but I no longer support BBW. I still have so many to go through, and my friend got me a few during a sale. These things won’t go away 🙄. 

BBW Stress Relife Eucalyptus and Spearmint Candle: I hate spearmint, so I was not a fan of this candle. I am going to repurpose the jar though! 

Makeup and a random


Colgate Radiant Tooth Paste: I keep forgetting to throw my tooth paste in my Empties! I remembered this time though. Not CF will not repurchase. BTW, I have a neat tooth brush post coming up!

Duo Lash Glue “Black”: works well. Would rather have the clear one. I need a good CF lash glue.

Jordana Fabuliner “Black”: A Great inexpensive liner. CF. Will repurchase.

Physician Formula Double Ended Brow Pencil: I never used the Highlight side. I think the Brow side was too thick for my liking. Is CF though! Will not repurchase.

Rimmel Exagerate Liner “Black”: Not CF, will not repurchase.

Body/Skin Care


Clearasil Toner: Not CF, didn’t do anything. Will not repurchase.

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser: I am in love with this face wash! It’s inexpensive, very effective, CF, and 97% natural! Will repurchase!

Juara Java Plum Avocado Mask: I have a Review on this product! Read it to find out!

Beenigma: I don’t get they hype over this stuff…I also don’t think that there is bee venom in it. Will not repurchase.

Soap&Glory Flake Away: I wish S&G didn’t test on animals where required by law:(. Will not repurchase, even though I love it.

Derma E Vitamin C Serum: I have a review for this product as well. Read it to find out my thoughts!

Neutrogena Water Gel: Not CF, will not repurchase. Did work well though.

Masqueology Collagen Hydro Gel Mask: This mask was neat. It was a gold Gell sheet mask that came in two pieces. It made my skin soft! But, it is not CF. Will not repurchase.

Body Sprays:


Body Fantasy Cherry Blossom: Not CF and didn’t smell too good. Will not repurchase.

BBW Sleep Spray: I used this on my pillows! I’m going to miss it, not CF so I won’t be repurchasing.

Taylor Swift Wonder Struck: I actually enjoyed this scent, but I like other scents better. Will not be repurchasing. 

That is all for my Empties! What did you use up this month??? Comment below!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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September 2017 Empties | Look at my beauty trash!

It is now officially my favorite month of the year,  October! I love everything to do with it, fall, pumpkins, HALLOWEEN! 

But, for now, let’s focus on my September beauty Empties.


Tarte Blush sample “Captivating”

This is not a product I will be purchasing. I have a million blushes that don’t get used as it is. The color is very pretty though. I also thought it important to mention I got a ton of use out of this little sample.

PUR Cosmetics Makeup Blender

I got this in a Boxy Charm before I cancelled my subscription. I really am not a fan of this sponge. It does the job, but it is nothing compared to the beauty blender. I will not be picking up another. 

NYX HD Concealer “yellow”

This Concealer is really inexpensive, and usually on some sort of discount at Ulta. Unfortunately, it didn’t do much for me. It is very thin, so it gave no coverage. I will not be repurchasing it.

Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation “Shell Ivory”

I love this Foundation. It is the perfect match for my skin, cruelty free AND vegan AND very inexpensive. I have already repurchased this Foundation, and I used a half off coupon so it was only like $2.50!!

Smashbox Photo Ready Eye Primer “light”

This was just a little sample of the product. But, I really disliked it. It seemed to make my lids crease even more than normal. Will not purchase. 


Bath and Body Works “Twilight Woods” body spray mini

If only bath and body works was completely cruelty free. I do enjoy this warm woodsy scent. Unfortunately, B&BW is not a company I support anymore.

Naked Scrubs “Lemon”

I got this body scrub in a vegan Cuts box and I am in love with it. It was really clean ingredients wise, the perfect amount of grittiness, and the smell was stunning! I want to try more of their products, so yes. I will be purchasing this product. 

Ban Deodorant

This Deodorant smelled very sweet and nice. But, it really did not do its job. It would work for like an hour- then nothing. So, nope will not ever repurchase.


Nexxus City Shield Shampoo and Conditioner 

I received these products for free from Influenster. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the scent. I also do not think that they perform well enough to cost $19 each. Will not be purchasing.


CVS Makeup Remover Wipes

I really enjoyed these wipes. Unfortunately, I don’t live anywhere near a CVS now. What is your favorite makeup removing wipe??

Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum

The scent of this stuff….I cannot stand it! I believe I got this ages ago in a Birch Box. It didn’t do anything for my acne anyway. Will not be purchasing this Serum.

Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Mask

I really enjoyed this mask, and thought the fit was great. Unfortunately, Tony Moly is not a cruelty free brand. Therefore, I will not be purchasing this mask again.

That’s all my Empties for this month! Not to much, but that’s ok! What did you use up this month? Comment below!!

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