Monday, July 27, 2015

Empties: Trying to clear my empties box!

"What's this? What's this? There's magic in the air! What's this? What's this?"

It's me doing a post that isn't a Digit-al Dozen post! Whaaat?! Shut the front door!

I'll give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor. 

(*cue jeopardy music*)

Are you with me? Good. I don't know what's gotten into me (probably the medications I'm on! Bah! I'm so funny!) but I got the itch to write up a post! (Erm, not medication for itching, my other meds, my happy meds).

I have this box, ok I lied, I have these boxes full of trash empties. You know that show, Hoarders? Yeah, well, I am starting to feel a bit like that because of these boxes filled with well, trash. So I thought I would show you what I have used up in the past five months (crap, I've held onto that stuff since then!? I think I have issues, besides the ones I already knew I had!).

Let's begin shall we?

Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Harder: Meh. I wish I liked this better, but I don't. It holds great for the first five minutes for me. And the hold is crunchy. No thank you. But I am currently trying to use up another can. But it's been difficult because the nozzle keeps clogging and squirting all over. >_< After I finish the current one I am not repurchasing.
Chi Infra Texture: texture? Yeah, it "dirties" my hair up a bit (smells good too). It says it's a dual action hairspray.......there is no hairspray to this unless you count the face that you spray it on your hair. No hold at all for me. But I do like to use it to "dirty" up my hair so it doesn't look horrid. :) Have repurchased, using, and probably will again. Shhhh, don't let my job know I bought it at Marshalls! ;)
LivingProof Control Hairspray: firm holding? Check! This is pretty good stuff. Only bad thing is is that it is pricey and I went through it pretty darn fast. I'd love to purchase again.....we shall see.

Big Sexy Hair Powder Play: An oldie but a goodie. Love this stuff (when I remember to use it!). Really "dirties" up the hair and give it texture and volume! I've tried a bunch of other brands and I think they all work the same-ish. I have about three more of these to go through (they were in a kit that was clearanced) so I'll be using them for a while!
Redken Body Full: or as I like to say "Booti-full" and bug everyone at work (there are a few brands that I purposely mess up their pronunciation at work to mess with my co-workers). It does what it says. It is highly recommended in our salon to add volume to fine hair. Took me a long time to go through it. Not sure I would repurchase because I have a ton of other stuff to still try. So I'm on the fence.
Redken Shape Factor 22: I've reviewed this two other times in my empties' posts. Still works just as well and takes a while to go through as you only need a little bit! Repurchase? Yes, down the road after I finish all my other stuff.

Redken Workforce 09: Nope, nope, nope. I didn't like this product. Too sticky wet and then crunchy when it dried. It has taken me forever to go through this tiny travel size. No to repurchasing.
Kenra Volume Spray 25: Ok, so let me tell you, this is one of the most bought hairsprays that we carry in my store. So I thought I'd give it a try. The 25 means that it'll hold you hair in up to 25 miles per hour wind. That part is true because it is a helmet! This made me so sad (not too sad as I bought a big bottle of it >_<). Repurchase? Nope, but I will finish up the big one.

Macadamia Flawless Cleansing Conditioner: Ok, can I just say that I absolutely love the packaging for this brand. The colors and designs are so pretty! And guess what? I love the product too! So much so that I bought a ton because they went clearance (new packaging) at work. It's a cleansing conditioner, so no foam/lather, just goodness for my hair. Yep, it works are fine hair without weighing it down. Repurchase? Um, heck yes!
Dove Dry Spray: So this is my first spray deodorant. And well? It's really nice and stops any body odor (but I'm not super stinky) but it still leaves some white residue on my black shirts (which is what I am trying to avoid as I only wear black at work) (#ultaproblems). But I did repurchase this because I feel the way it leaves way it my skin feeling is amazing! Repurchase? Already did! :)

Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes: I don't use these on my face. I use these to wipe off the daily junk off my makeup brushes and to clean up eye shadow fallout. Repurchase? Yep. 
Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1: I came across this product as I was helping a customer and saw that it helps to fight and fade acne. The fading part is what really got me. I've noticed a difference adding this to my skincare lineup. Repurchase? Already did!


Whish Shave Cream: This is the bomb dot com! I got this one from my Birchbox and loved it! You only need a little bit and it makes shaving a wonderful experience! Your skin is so soft and you get such a close shave! Repurchase? Already did, in full size!
C.Booth Honey Almond Firming Body Lotion: I really like this lotion. Do I notice any firming happening? No, not really. But I do noticed hydration and a wonderful smell all day long. And this bottle lasts a long time! Repurchase? Yep!

Chap Stick Vanilla Mint: I know I have reviewed this before. This is my favorite chap stick ever! Thought it was being discontinued so I bought up a ton (and I really do mean a ton!). I am one of those rare ones that actually finish a chap stick! Repurchase? No need to, I have a ton! :)
Fresh Sugar: Ugh, why Sephora do you give out awesome birthday gifts just to have me love it and then find out it's expensive (for a lip balm). I loved this so much. Used it all up. My lips felt so hydrated. But it's expensive for a balm. So I have yet to buy another. Repurchase? When I can warrant spending that much on a lip balm. >_<

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: This little deluxe sample size lasted me like a few months! I love this mascara, (up there in my top three!). The smaller size is actually nicer because it doesn't dry out as quickly. Repurchase? Already did!
Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner: Do I really need to tell you that I love this? Or that I have many more and the color ones? This is my favorite liner ever! I know that there are some haters of this product out there, but I say: give it a chance! It's amazing! The only one I can create a cat-eye with! Repurchase: Heck yes!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation: This is my go to foundation. It's lightweight, blendable, and buildable! It's fabulous for dry skin as it is hydrating as well. Repurchase? Yep, already working on one! :)
Ulta Twisted Volume Mascara: So this mascara wand can twist to allow for different volume desires. I tried this as part of my gratis for getting hired at Ulta. It's originally $10. I was a bit leery as I am very particular about my mascara. Guess what? I loved it! No flaking, no itching, stays on, but easy to remove with remover. Repurchase? Not yet, still making my way through all the others that I have, but yes, I can see me buying this again.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant: Ok, this stuff is amazing! If you haven't tried it, you need to! You can get this size in a little kit (and it comes with a moisturizer) for like $18. The normal size for this is like $54. And this small size will last you for months! Months I tell you! Your skin feels so amazingly soft after using this. It uses rice bran powder to exfoliate. You pour some powder on your hand add some water to create a paste and gently massage onto face. You can leave it on as a mask or rinse right away. Safe enough for daily use! This is one of the things that really helped my skin! Repurchase? Already did! :)
Dermalogica Precleanse: Ok, so you know the whole oil cleansing thing? Well Precleanse is amazing for it! You apply it to dry skin and it breaks down you makeup and face grime and really deep cleans. Rinse and then do a second wash of a normal cleanser. Double washing using Precleanse did wonders for my face! Repurchase? Yes I did, in the full size bottle that has a pump!
Philosophy Back to Nurture: Ok, so if you have severely dry skin, think dehydrated, then this stuff is for you! It's a bit pricey ($60) so only use the amount recommended (I'm horrible at that, I always want to slather my products on!). Let me tell you, this is the best moisturizer I have ever used. It is so creamy and rich and glorious! My skin sucks up the moisture and feels so much better! Repurchase? Yes, as long as I am still working at Ulta (since it's a bit pricey without discount).

Phew! So there's that box of empties. I know I have more to show you. What do you all think about these types of posts? Have you tried any of these products? Want to know more about any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!