October Empties!

October just seemed to fly by! We are into November and I am using up products faster than I ever have before! It is exciting and interesting all at the same time. I am using up a lot of old products and perfumes, and it is nice to get them out of my stash. Anyone else making progress or effort of older items?

Victoria’s Secret Bombshells in Bloom Body Mist: I really love this scent! It is sweet and slightly floral and it last long on my skin and hair. I have a full bottle of this in a perfume, so I will not be without it.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Clarify This Invigorating Shampoo Scrub: This was an interesting product to use and the first time I have used a product like this before. I don’t need a product like this, but it was fun to use! It smelled amazing and had huge salt crystals that really scrubbed your scalp. I won’t be repurchasing this, simply because I do not need a product like this.

EVA NYC Soften Up Conditioner: I really did not enjoy this conditioner. It did nothing for my hair and I do not recommend this product to anyone. I do not even know how you could call this a conditioner. I will not be repurchasing.

The Dirty Goat 1975 Deep Conditioning Hair Mask: I very much enjoyed this product! I posted a full review of it here. I would not repurchase this, not because I do not like the product, but because of the size and price. I explain it all in my review, so please check it out!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Don’t Be A Turkey Bath Frosting: I love bath frostings and it was nice to use this and get it out of my stash, as it was one of my older frostings. This was scented in fresh pears, cranberries, and vanilla butter. This was a very interesting scent combination and I really grew to love it.

Colorado Earth Scents: I used up a clamshell in peach fizz. I love and use soy wax and this is a brand that I have used for a couple years now. Peach Fizz was a great scent. It was sweet, without being too sweet, fizzy, and peachy. I highly recommend this company and I will be repurchasing again.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Petty Betty Whipped Meringue: This scent really grew on me, and I enjoyed it a lot. I got this during a sale which is a great time to try different scents. I love these whipped meringues and I will always continue to repurchase them and recommend them.

Bath Bakes Fudge de Leche Bath Cream: This straight up smells like decadent fudge and it was so luxurious to use in the shower. This is one of the first products that my partner has actually really enjoyed using. I need to make another order here soon.

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Body Mist: I really grew to love this scent! At first, I really hated it but I got it in a Christmas gift and the more I wore it, the more I grew to love it. It’s musky while still being light. I think it is one of the perfect scents for traveling because it is good for day and night.

Victoria’s Secret Noir Tease: I used to love this scent several years ago, but I have grown out of it. I am happy to see this go and I do not think I will be repurchasing this in the future.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Zucchini Bread Stressel Frozen Custard: I REALLY love these products. They are super moisturizing and they last longer than their whipped meringues. I wish they were more readily available during their restocks. I will continue to repurchase these items.

D3 Vitamins: I like to share what vitamins I use up so people can see that a whole bottle of vitamins have been used. I take Vitamin D with my Vitamin C. It helps your body to absorb Vitamin C better and more fully.

I feel pretty successful this month with the amount of products I used up, and particularly with moving the older or less used items out of my stash. It is time for the older body mists to finally be finished up and moved out. I have better perfume to use and love! I am happy with where I am at, and I hope you had a successful month to! If you have any questions about any of the products listed, don’t hesitate to ask! Thank you for being here and reading my delightful ramblings!

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.

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?

The Dirty Goat: Ever Since New York Shampoo and Shave Bar

Shampoo Bars are becoming increasing popular as a way to reduce plastic, provide multi-purpose uses, and often showcase specific hair-loving/skin-loving ingredients. I am very happy to see many of my favorite small business vendors creating their own versions of shampoo bars!

The Dirty Goat makes some of my favorite products, including the Probiotic Deodorant that I am always raving about, and has branched out to Shampoo Bars! I was very excited to try her shampoo bar, and see where she takes these new inventions and creations!

Her Shampoo Bar doubles as a Shave Soap! At first, I was very confused by this. Why would my Shampoo Bar be something that I rub on my legs for shaving? Most Shampoo Bars simply do not have that kind of softness or lather to them. This one does! This is the most moisturizing and nourishing lather that I have ever felt in any kind of shampoo, bar or not! It is luxurious and moisturizing, while giving your hair and scalp a deep clean. Most Shampoo Bars leave my curly hair feeling dry, but not this one! It provides a deep clean, while nourishing my hair and scalp. My curls are left moisturized and not frizzy, which is a huge plus in my book!

Now the scent! My word, does this smell good! Ever Since New York smells of sweet blackberries, tart lemons, and butter vanilla. To my nose I smell the sweet blackberries and warm vanilla at the front, with the tart lemon underneath it all to make it more rounded and not so sweet. This scent is amazing and fills the whole bathroom when warmed in the shower. I also love that I can take my hair down at the end of my day and get a hint of blackberry, lemon and vanilla! It is the little things in life 🙂

This Shampoo Bar is huge! It is a thick, solid bar that is 3 oz of love and comes in a biodegradable, compostable wrapper because that is The Dirty Goat, and they are awesome and care for our environment!

Go check out Erica and her amazing shop, The Dirty Goat. She makes her products with integrity and is super knowledgeable about ingredients and skincare! She is an amazing person inside and out, and I am happy to support her small business!

June Empties!

Well, another month has come and gone. We are officially halfway through the year, and it feels good! I am happy with where my stash is at and the amount of products that I have used up so far! We are mostly unpacked here at our new apartment, and I have all of my bath stuff put away and lookin’ pretty 🙂 I am enjoying our new space and it feels good to make it a home. Now onto the empties!

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner: We buy these by the liter during the Ulta Liter Sale. This is my partners favorite shampoo and conditioner. He loves the way it makes his scalp tingly! I highly recommend this for anyone that is looking for a shampoo and conditioner to check this out. It really cleans the scalp and hair effectively without stripping the natural oils.

The Dirty Goat Probiotic Deodorant in Coven: The Dirty Goat makes the absolute best all-natural deodorant! She puts diatomaceous earth in her deodorant which pulls toxic metals out of your system. She also includes shea butter and probiotics to help nourish your skin. Coven is a warm, spicy scent that is perfect for winter. I will always recommend The Dirty Goat and any of her products, especially her deodorant!

Witch Baby Soap Candy Quartz Body Scrub: This was a lovely, sweet, bubblegum scent that was just delightful to use! It was a pink soft scrub that held pink iridescent shimmer and was so pretty to see on the skin! I love Witch Baby Soap scrubs! They are super moisturizing while also being a very effective scrub. I highly recommend giving any of her scrubs a try.

Shea Shea Bakery Lemon Pound Cake Body Butter: I enjoy Shea Shea Bakery Body Butter as a super moisturizing and nourishing hand cream. I do not enjoy this all over my skin. It is just too thick and moisturizing for my whole body. I will not be repurchasing this again, because I do not need to buy a product just to use it on my hands. The Lemon Pound Cake scent is amazing and I love anything lemon.

HASK Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo: I very much enjoyed this product and I felt like it worked well and lasted throughout the day. It smells very nice and sprays well. I always compare every Dry Shampoo to my tried and true favorite, NYM’s Dry Shampoo. I do not believe that this preformed better than NYM’s and it is more expensive. I might repurchase this if there is a sale again, because it was enjoyable to use and I did like it. What is your favorite Dry Shampoo?

The Dirty Goat Whipped Cleansing Scrub in Warhol: This has got to be one of my favorite scents that Erica has ever made! This watermelon lemonade scent is absolute perfection and smells perfectly of sweet watermelon and tart lemonade and is made for summer! Erica’s whipped cleansing scrubs are amazing! They are super thick and lather up while scrubbing away all the dead skin. I highly recommend and will continue to repurchase!

LUSH Shower Smoothie in Lush Lime: I order this from the Lush Kitchen about a year ago. The scent for this degraded fast. When I first got this product, it smelled of a sweet, tangy strawberry margarita. After a few months, it smelt of plastic and soap. My partner and I used it up, and enjoyed using it, but it did not have any amazing scent. It was very liquidy soap, that did not lather, and left a creamy moisturizing feel to the skin.

I did not have a huge month for empties, but that is to be expected with this whole move. I am sure in the coming months, I will have more empties as I get back into the swing of using my products again. I feel good with any amount of empties, as long as I feel good about the use and enjoyment I am getting out of my current rotation of products! What did everyone else use up this month? Did you guys have any favorite products in your empties this month?

May Empties

Another month, another list of empties! I really enjoy reading empties post and it encourages me to continue to “Shop My Stash” and use what I have before buying more. It is also just fun to look back on what I/you have used throughout the month! You get an honest review about a product that has been used all the way to the end, which I think it pretty valuable!

Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray: I very much enjoyed this hairspray! It smelled great, didn’t give me super sticky or crunchy hair, but had enough hold to keep my flyaways down. I would repurchase in the future, but am looking at other hairsprays to try currently.

The Dirty Goat Body Cream in Paris In The Winter: I was blown away by this body cream! It is such a lightweight body cream that absorbs super easily but is highly moisturizing! The scent Paris In The Winter is a strong perfume scent, and I believe it is a Chanel dupe. I did enjoy this scent, but it is not a scent I feel like I NEED in my life. I will definitely repurchase this body cream in the future with a different scent!

Scoopable Tart Wax in Lemon Verbena: I very much enjoyed this scent, but that should come as no surprise, it is LEMON scented! I enjoy this scoopable wax, and I would repurchase if I was not trying to solely use paraffin-free wax. I also believe that this company is no longer in business.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Sugar Slushie in Summer Sangria: The more I use Sugar Slushies, the more I am finding that I love these products! They are such a unique product and are fun to work with in the shower. Summer Sangria is an amazing summer scent that smells of apples, peaches, and wine. It is a crispy and fruity scent! I will definitely repurchase this product in the future.

OLLY The Perfect Women’s Multi: I love these vitamins! I can really tell a difference when I am taking them regularly with my energy levels, sleep, and overall wellness. I will continue to repurchase this product and recommend this to everyone that I know!

Zoetic Flower Child Beauty Bath Booster: I very much enjoyed these bath salts! They come in such pretty packaging and I love the scent of anything lavender. I found these very relaxing and soothing. I do not think that I would repurchase, simply because it is only a one-use product and I would prefer to buy something that I can get more than one use out of.

Victoria’s Secret Noir Tease Shower Gel: I did not really enjoy this product very much. It did what it was supposed to do, but I am just spoiled by all of my small business shower products that using this was just boring. I have also had this product for several years, and I believe the scent was just going off. I would not repurchase.

Vanilla Coconut Hand Lotion: I received this big ‘ole bottle of lotion from my grandmother for Christmas two years ago, and I very much enjoyed it! I used this bottle to fill up my to-go bottle of lotion that I keep in my purse. It has a nice scent, and absorbs quickly into the skin! Overall, a very nice product.

N૦7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Oil: I very much enjoyed this cleansing oil! This took all of my makeup off and did not burn my eyes. It has a nice pump and you get a decent amount of product in the bottle, more than with most. It has a nice delicate smell that is not overpowering at all.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Shower Creme in Get Blitzened: Ahhh Sugar Sugar has one of the best in-shower moisturizer formulas! At first, I did not really enjoy this scent, but after getting it in the shower I really started to enjoy it! It has a very nice eggnog and cinnamon scent that lasts nicely on the skin. I would repurchase this product and highly recommend it and this scent!

Zoetic Petal Drops Facial Oil: This is my holy grail facial oil! It is light and delicate on the skin and nicely moisturizing. One of the reasons why I love this product so much is because it does not sit heavily on my skin, but absorbs fully. I highly recommend this product and will continue to repurchase it!

Style Sexy Hair Texturizing Spray Clay: This has taken me years to finish, because I do not really have a need for texturizing sprays! I did like product, but it can be difficult to work with. It has a very powerful and direct spray, that can really clump up your hair. I would not repurchase, but it was nice and did what it was supposed to do.