August Empties!

It will be a short and sweet empties post for this month. I believe this is the first time I have had a month of products where everything I finished up I loved and would recommend! These are some tried and true favorite right here from tried and true vendors.

Hallo Queen Whipped Meringue from Ahhh Sugar Sugar: I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringues! They are highly scented, super moisturizing lotions that keep my dry skin from cracking! Hallo Queen smells like amazing maple apples! Everytime I put it on, someone is always commenting on how edible in smells.

The Dirty Goat Raspberry, Strawberry, Guava Goat Milk and Honey Body Lotion: This is a super lux lotion, with it’s high quality glass jar. It is very light and silky while still being moisturizing enough for the dry skin on my hands. I used this throughout the summer months, and it was perfect. This scent is just sweet and fruity enough without being overpowering. I look forward to enjoying this scent again next summer.

LUSH Aqua Marina Face Cleanser: This is my holy grail face cleanser. I do a double cleanser every night, and this is the second cleanser that I use in that system. This is perfect for my super sensitive, combination, acne prone skin. It does not cause me to break out, does not dry out my dry spots, keeps my oily spots from becoming too oily, and just overall cleanses my skin. I have been using this for years, and I cannot imagine using anything else at this point.

Lemon Mint Grass Hand Soap from Ahhh Sugar Sugar: I loved this hand soap! It was super gentle, beautiful and smelled amazing! I very much enjoyed using it and I would gladly repurchase.

I was a little upset when I realized that I did not have a lot of empties this month, but then I checked out what I have in use, and I have a lot of products that are close to being finished. I love when I am able to use up a product and move it out of my stash, and am able to put another product in use, it is like a high! Anyone else feel me? If you do, I recommend checking out A Beauty Guru Made Me Do It, all one word though, on Instagram and Youtube. She is amazing with project pans and empties posts!

How did everyone else do this month? Are you happy with what you used up and moved out, and most of all, did you enjoy what you used? I know I did! Thank you for being here, and I hope you enjoyed my delightful ramblings.

July Empties!

I am so excited to have some empties to share with you all! I have been using products, but it is nice to finally see some empties rolling through! Also, August is my BIRTHDAY month!! It is LEO season, and I am here for it! Any other August babies out there? Show some love in the comments!

Eva-Nyc Clean It Up Shampoo: This shampoo was nothing to write home about. I did not love it and I did not hate it. It cleaned my hair, but it did not do anything special. I would not repurchase it and I do not recommend it.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Carousel Shower Gel: This was the first shower gel that Ahhh Sugar Sugar ever put out and it came out in a Box of Sugar! I have been holding on to this for years now, and I felt like it was time to use it up. I did enjoy this shower gel. It lathered nicely and moisturized the skin. I would not repurchase this though. I far prefer the bath frostings.

LUSH Kitchen Maypole Body Lotion: I love the LUSH Kitchen body lotions, and I wish they continued to make them. This lotion moisturized well, soaked into the skin and did not leave a greasy feeling. This smelled like sweet mint and the fragranced lingered on the skin throughout the day. I would definitely repurchase if this ever came out again.

The Dirty Goat Probiotic Deodorant: This is the ONLY deo that I use! This is simply the best on the market, and it is created by an amazing boss babe! I highly recommend this product and I will continue to repurchase this! Go check out my review of this here.

Amika Triple Rx Mask: I really enjoy Amika hair masks! This was super nourishing, moisturizing, and smelled amazing. This helped make my color treated, curly, frizzy hair more manageable and adds back a lot of moisture that my hair needed.

Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care Vitamin C Serum: I very much enjoyed this serum! This did wonders for my skin. It helped clear my skin up and keep my skin clear. I highly recommend this product and I will be repurchasing! Check out my full review of this

June Empties!

How is June over with already? The days just fly by, and there always seems to be more things that I want to do before the day is over. Anyone else have that feeling more and more these days? I hardly had any empties last month, so I was hoping for a lot more this month to help even things out. I do have more than the month before, but not as many as I was hoping for. Oh well, I continue to use and enjoy my products, and the empties will come as they come.

Bath Bake Love Vanilla Bean Bath Cream: This product surprised me! First of all, it lathered up like a dream! It created loads of bubbles and lather that washed while leaving you moisturized. It also smelled amazing! I would highly recommend checking out Bath Bake Love and all the amazing products they create. I will definitely be making another purchase from them soon. They can be found here:

Makeup Empties!

This round of makeup empties is about a year worth of empties! I used to wear makeup everyday, but I have not done so in about a year. I still occasionally wear a full face, but not to the degree I used to. I am still happy to see progress with working with my makeup stash, and I will continue to do so! It is just nice to see products being moved out throughout the year.

Revlon Colorstay Powder Foundation: This was an okay powder foundation. It has a nice level of coverage, but it was much too dry and powdery for my liking. It did not blend into the skin nicely, but would cling to any sort of texture I had on my skin. I will not be repurchasing this.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Loose Powder: I very much enjoyed this powder to set my liquid foundation. It helped give a flawless look to the skin, it did not cake up, and it blended in nicely to the skin. I would repurchase this product.

Becca Mineral Blush in Flower Child: This was a very nice blush! It looked very natural on my skin, and blended in beautifully. I love to buy the sample size makeup products, because they are so much easier to go through, and I do not get as bored with them. I have several more of these smaller blushes from Becca, so I will not be repurchasing this product any time soon.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge: This is my preferred method of putting on liquid foundation. I really enjoy the Real Techniques sponge, and you cannot beat the price point. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a makeup sponge. I have already and will continue to repurchase this.

Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation: I really enjoyed this foundation at first! It gave full coverage and lasted throughout the day. As I continued to use this though, it almost got thicker and thicker. I had trouble blending this in, and getting a more natural finish from it. This also felt very heavy on the skin. I will not be repurchasing this right now, but exploring other foundation options.

Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara: This is my go-to mascara. This product does not fail when I need volume and length to my lashes. I have and will continue to repurchase this, and I highly recommend this to anyone!

Pacifica Ethereal Powder: I believe this was originally supposed to be used as an eyeshadow, but I enjoyed it as a highlighter for my face. This gave a very natural “lit from within” glow to the face that I enjoyed very much. It blended in nicely, and wore beautifully. I would recommend this, but I have not repurchased simply because I have other highlighters to get through.

NYX Matte Finish Spray: I have gone through bottle after bottle of this. I very much enjoy this product. It keeps my makeup on all day long, and keeps me looking matte. I wish they made this product in a bigger bottle! I highly recommend this to anyone that needs help keeping their oils at bay throughout the day. I have and will continue to repurchase this.

Milani Conceal and Perfect Powder Foundation: I did not enjoy this foundation. This was another powder foundation that was much to dry and powdery. This did not have any coverage and left your skin looking terrible. I would not recommend and I will not be repurchasing.

I know that I do not have a problem with finishing foundation productions in my collection, but I will be excited to see some eyeshadow start to roll through these empties! That is where I need to cut down in my collection right now. I have so many eyeshadows, but only 1 face! Do you find that you work through different makeup products quicker than others? What have you used up lately?

Ahhh Sugar Sugar: Twenty Four Karat Tea Tonic Infused Facial Toner

Now this is something to write home about.

I do a lot of reviews on Ahhh Sugar Sugar. I love the brand, what they stand for, and the cool chicks behind it all. I do not love everything they do, and I am honest about that, but I do enjoy trying it all! I am cautious about what I put on my face. I have sensitive, acne prone skin so I try very hard not to irritate it or break it out. I would honestly not try facial products from most bath and body companies for several reasons. But when Ahhh Sugar Sugar came out with a facial toner, I did not hesitate. I know Haley and the Ahhh Sugar Sugar team. I have been using and following them for years. I trust their methods, intentions, and products. And they did not disappoint.

First, the packaging. This facial toner comes in an amazing and luxurious frosted glass bottle with a dropper. It is classy. It is elegant, and it is bougie. It is everything that Ahhh Sugar Sugar is and continues to be. They do not skimp on their presentation, which makes using their products so much fun. It is art in your bathroom.

Now onto the good stuff. This facial toner is said to brighten and refresh tired, dull skin. It also has several ingredients that are great for soothing skin as well. I like that they are not claiming that this product will do a laundry list of things. They are keeping it simple with what this product will do for your skin and how it will do it for your skin.

I have noticed after using this product for a few weeks, that my skin is brighter, clearer, and less textured. It helps soothe any irritated or red patches on my skin, while giving my overall complexion a total “wake-up” and refreshed feel. I use this as a moisturizer during the day, and it is perfect for this combo girl’s skin. It is very light, and sinks into the skin quickly. It has a light herbal, floral scent that is not at all strong or overpowering, but is from the oils and ingredients themselves. The one thing about this product that I do not love is that the botanicals in the bottle can stop your dropper from grabbing product, or they come out with the product onto your hands and face.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar is having a preorder right now, where this and several other products are available to buy. Go check it out here: Ahhh Sugar Sugar Preorder. Tell me what you think and what you buy! Thank you for being here!

April Box of Sugar: Farmhouse Fresh

This month’s Box of Sugar is WAY different than anything else Ahhh Sugar Sugar has put out. They went with a totally different theme and feel than what they normally do, and this is a nice change! For this month’s box, they went with a totally clean and natural look and feel, and it seems like there might be more to come with these types of products.

The Barn at Post Oak and Ahhh Sugar Sugar collabrated again to bring us an AMAZING Soy Wax Candle. I am so happy that Ahhh Sugar Sugar uses and promotes soy wax, because that is what I like to use in my own home. This candle is scented in lemon verbena, cedar, peppermint, vanilla sugar, and eucalyptus. You know what is crazy? You can smell all of those scents, and they blend together perfectly. On the top, you get the lemon, peppermint and eucalyptus, the vanilla sugar sweeten all those “harsher” scents with the cedar giving it all some depth. Ahhh Sugar Sugar was also super kind, and provided everyone with very elegant matches in a glass bottle.

Sea Salt and Vanilla Bean Bath Oil. Ahhh Sugar Sugar has put out some nice bath oils before, but this bath oil is simple and luxurious, at the same time. I am very excited to use this, and see how this warms up in the heat of the bath. This smells of sweet vanilla bean, that is mellowed by the oil and salt.

Body Soap. Ahhh Sugar Sugar puts out Bath Frostings and Sugar-Free Bath Frostings. This is just labeled as Body Soap, so I am curious to see if this is a whole new formula, or is the same formula as the Sugar-Free Bath Frostings. This is scented in apricot, bergamont, and mint. This smells of sweet apricot, with just a hint of sweet mint.

Body Scrub. I have missed Ahhh Sugar Sugar scrubs! I ran out a few months ago, and just haven’t restocked yet. This is scented in rosemary, blood orange, basil, and thyme. This smells of sweet blood orange and herbs. It is a very nice, clean scent and one that I feel would transfer well to other products.

Hand Soap. This is a gorgeous hand soap that is all peachy and iridescent. I am excited to see them do a hand soap that is not foaming. This product looks amazing and I am excited to see how this works! It is scented in lemon, mint, and grass. This smells of minty lemon, with grass as an anchor. It is a nice clean, spring scent.

April Empties!

This month was a slow month for empties! I feel like across the board, for a lot of people, this has been a long, slow month for empties and just in general! I wonder why that is?

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Shenanigans Whipped Meringue: I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringues, but I much prefer them in a pot instead of the tube. This was a very nice scent of fresh apples. I don’t know that I would repurchase this scent, only because Ahhh Sugar Sugar offers so many other unique and amazing scents!

LUSH Tea Tree Toner Water: This is a holy grail item for me, and something that I constantly use in my skincare routine. This toner helps to keep my oils at bay and my skin clear.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil: This was an alright cleansing oil. It didn’t WOW me, but it also wasn’t terrible. It got most of my makeup off, but I don’t know that I would recommend it.

LUSH Aqua Marina: This is my holy grail face wash. It is super calming for my sensitive skin, doesn’t break me out, keeps my skin clear and oil free, and you get used to the scent. I would highly recommend and I continue to repurchase.

Shea Butter Vanilla Buttercream: This was a stocking stuffer from my grandparents. It was a nice moisturizer and fit easily in my purse.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar The Jessica Bath Frosting: It took me awhile to finish this bath frosting, and this is the first bath frosting I have finished in awhile. This was an amazing, unique, and complex scent. I would highly recommend it if you haven’t used this scent before, and I always recommend Ahhh Sugar Sugar Bath Frostings!

Nyakio Maracuja and Yangu Soothing Oil: I very much enjoyed this facial oil! This was a very soothing and calming facial oil. It moisturized my skin without leaving it oily or feeling heavy, and it did not break me out. This had a very calming and grounding scent that was not overpowering on the skin. I would highly recommend this facial oil.

How did you feel about the month of April and all that it brought or didn’t bring?