Sunday, August 30, 2015

Good To The Last Drop: August Empties!

I've gone through a lot of products the last month or two, so I wanted share with you what I've used up and if I would repurchase any of these items again. Let's dig in shall we?

Hair Care:

 TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier
John Frieda Frizz Ease Go Curlier Spray
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

The Curls Rock Amplifier and the Thermal Creations Spray I've repurchased several times, and I will continue to repurchase. Alongside mousse, the curl cream is a Holy Grail product because it helps hold and define my curls while not being as hard and crunchy as gel. It's spendy though, so I try to stock up when there is a sale! This heat protect is pretty cheap and has a good even spray so it's easy to coat my hair.

The Go Curlier spray I bought because it was on sale to try it out. I didn't really notice a difference in my hair either with my natural curls or using a curling iron so I don't think I would repurchase.

Skin Care:

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Cleanser
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Cream Cleanser
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Balm

I've been trying really hard to use up what I have before I buy anything new, hence the sample of the Dr. Brandt cleanser I got in a Birchbox! It's a good foaming cleanser with a nice botanical, spa scent but I don't think it's anything special for me. Would I repurchase? Nah.

The Simple Micellar water I've been loving for removing traces of makeup and cleansing in the morning, and definitely comes in handy to sort of "spot clean"! I've repurchased it I think twice now and I would definitely repurchase it again until there is a better drugstore micellar water available. There just aren't many affordable options here in U.S drugstores at the moment. :(

The cream cleanser from Neutrogena is pretty gentle, not over drying or harsh; great fro sensitive skin. I'm oily/combo with acne prone skin so this just didn't do much for me unfortunately, so I don't think I would buy it again unless its on sale or something. 

The cleansing butter I enjoyed, and it lasted me quite a while. It dissolves most of my makeup, including eye make up, with minimal foggy vision afterwards! I would repurchase again if the body Shop is having one of their sales.


Ulta Matte Prime Primer
Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combo Foundation in 180 Sand Beige 
e.l.f Lip Exfoliator
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe

The Ulta primer was on mega sale, so I decided to try it out. It's a pretty basic clear silicon primer that is supposed to help mattify. I liked it and it did a decent job, but I'm on an endless quest to find a primer that I'm absolutely in love with. Anybody else still trying to find their holy grail primer too? I'm open to suggestions for what I should try next! I don't think I would repurchase it again unless it was on sale and I was in the mood to pick it up.

Revlon Colorstay is one of my favorite foundations of ALL time. It lasts all day, I don't get overly oily, has a satin finish and matches my skin tone really well. Would I repurchase? ABSOLUTELY! I just want to get through some of my other foundations first.

The lip exfoliator I've already purchased a number of times! It's in a lipstick bullet form, easy to use and gets the job done. It does kind of hurt a little bit, but I've found putting on a lip balm before helps make the process more comfortable. I would definitely repurchase! 

The Nyx Micro Brow pencil is amazing, and nothing else compares from the drugstore. It's not too creamy and a little more on the waxy side so it helps prevent me from going too H.A.M on my brows and becoming Oscar the Grouch. The color Taupe is spot on for my brows too and isn't too dark or brown toned. I had a heck of a time finding the right shade for my brows since they are black and my hair is black, but if I use too dark of a color or it's too brown I look crazy. This has been a life changer! I will never be without it again.

What products would you repurchase again or can never be without?




  1. Revlon Colourstay is one of my favourites! I don't even want to think about how many times I've repurchased it! I'd love to try the NYX brow pencil, it sounds amazing! Been meaning to get my hands on the Body Shop cleanser too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

    1. You NEED the brow pencil! The cleansing butter is great too!

  2. I really want to try anything from The chamomile line from the body shop. Sounds luxurious. :]

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    1. I've only tried the camomile cleansing butter and eye make up remover, and I like them both! Wait for one of their big sales and try them out!

  3. I had wanted to try the Simple cleanser (largely because I got a coupon in the mail) but couldn't find it, so I ended up getting one of the Neutrogena Naturals cleansers, haha! I wish I had found the one you have, the one I bought has a pump and feels a bit soapy at times. But, I also really like that Chamomile Cleansing Balm! Though for me, it might be the one product that I don't mind paying full price for.

    Great post! I find it so rare to find a post like this that has products I can actually get so I'm glad I found this :)


    1. Yeah I really like the simple Micellar cleanser and Cleansing Balm! I'm trying to branch out though and try different things, so keep an eye out for more posts ;). I'm glad it was useful for you!

  4. The Body Shop cleansing butter is sooo good and really does remove all your make up off! I haven't tried the Simple micellar cleanser yet so once my Body Shop one has run out I might have to go and purchase that! Lovely post.
    Love Lauren xx

    1. I love them both! The Simple Micellar cleanser though is more for removing leftover makeup or very minimal makeup, unlike the cleansing balm which can take off almost everything including eye make up in one go. Just something to keep in mind!

  5. Love reading through your empties and what you thought. I recently bought the Simple water as well and is just waiting to finish my current cleanser before trying it. I am so excited!

    xoxo Emily

    1. Glad you enjoyed my post! Hope you enjoy the Simple cleanser as much as I do!



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