I never used to understand why beauty gurus did posts on the products they’ve used up. I mean, why exactly do I want to see your trash? I can go look at my own if need be, thank you. Between my boyfriend, my dog, and I, we make enough trash on a daily basis to keep me entertained for hours. Albeit, this would probably be disgusting to look through, but I guess it’s an option if I am ever REALLY bored one day. After watching a few “empties” videos out of sheer boredom, I realized why people enjoy watching them so much. Using up an item in its entirety shows that the person put enough time and energy into really seeing whether or not they liked that product. If you think about it, “empties” posts are kind of the antithesis to “first impression” posts. And while first impressions are great, we all know they can be deceiving. You can only tell how you actually feel about a product once you’ve given it some time and really experimented with it.
So without further ado, here is my trash from the month of June, ladies and gentlemen! Enjoy!
1. Loreal True Match Crayon Concealer: I really liked this concealer because it was creamy but also “sticky” – meaning it won’t slide off of your face 2 seconds after you put it on a blemish. As much as I did like it, I wouldn’t say it’s a holy grail product, so I haven’t repurchased it because I want to try out some other ones to see how they compare.
2. Covergirl LineBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner: This eyeliner actually made me very angry. I know it’s weird to say that I’m angry at an inanimate object, but I am! The few times that I did use it, I loved it. It applied very easily and was extremely pigmented; however, after maybe 5-10 uses it had already dried out on me! I don’t remember leaving the lid off of it, so I can only assume it’s one of those products that has a short life span. Even so, I may give it another try because I really did enjoy it while it lasted.
3. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser: I feel like everyone and their mother uses this skin cleanser and probably with good reason. It’s one of the safest and most gentle skin cleansers you can find at the drugstore by far. For those that have acne, I think this would be wonderful for you because it really cleans out your skin without all of the extra unnecessary ingredients.
4. Neutrogena Oil-free Moisturizer: This is another skincare product that would work well for people with acne. It’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores, and it’s also oil-free, so it won’t make your skin look greasy.
5. Simple Exfoliating Facial Wipes: I had a little snafu with these wipes, but I do have to admit that the problem was my fault, not theirs. I have used the Simple Makeup Removing Wipes before and really liked them, so when I saw that these were supposed to exfoliate your skin at the same time, I immediately scooped them up. Well stupid me didn’t read the package accurately and thought they were makeup removing wipes, not facial wipes. I was a little upset when they didn’t remove my makeup as well as the other cloths, then realized my error. I don’t typically use facial wipes, so I probably won’t pick them up again, but they were nice to use while I had them and were handy for quickly fixing up any errors in my makeup.
6. Loreal EverCreme Sulfate-free Shampoo: This shampoo was only okay. I really liked the smell and consistency of it, but I found that on some days it still felt like I had product left in my hair. Because of this, my hair would get oily and greasy quicker than it typically would.
7. Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Long & Strong Shampoo: I actually really liked this shampoo. I picked it up on a whim at Ulta because it was on sale, but I do think I would repurchase it again. I can’t say that it did WONDERS for my hair, but I have yet to find a shampoo that I think really does help all that much. As long as it cleans my hair and doesn’t feel like it’s drying it out, then I’m happy.
8. Batiste Dry Shampoo: You can read more about what I think about this dry shampoo and the rest of my haircare routine in this post. But in short, I love it and would marry it and have babies with it if I could. Enough said.
9. Loreal Elnett Satin Hairspray: This hairspray has kind of a hefty price tag compared to most other ones you can find in the drugstore. I bought it because you can brush your hair after using it so it won’t have that “crunchy” look, but still holds your hair in place. I typically curl my hair a lot, so on days when I did curl my hair, this came in handy. I would just flip my hair over, spray, let it sit for a minute, then brush through. It did an excellent job at holding curls, but if you’re looking for something that will hold up-dos or fly-aways in place, then I probably wouldn’t go for this one. This is excellent for holding curls while still having a natural look, but I think there are “stronger” hairsprays you can use if you need your hair to stay up in place all day.
10. Sabon Shower Oil: Although this body wash can be a little expensive compared to ones you find at the drugstore ($18/bottle), I completely think it’s worth the price. I’ve picked up multiple scents from them and they all smell and feel so luxurious. It really makes taking a shower a more pleasurable experience. Plus, their scent is so strong that it lasts on your skin for hours after you’ve showered. I love that. My favorite scent is Rose Tea.
11. Soap & Glory Flake Away: I had high hopes for this product because I saw a few beauty gurus raving about this. When it comes to body scrubs, I’m pretty particular because I like ones where I can feel it exfoliating the dead skin away and ones that leave my skin feeling smooth after. I was so disappointed with this because it felt like it did absolutely nothing for my skin. If you’re looking for a gentler body scrub, then you may like this, but I felt that the granules were too small to actually scrub away my dead skin cells. I much prefer this one I make at home. It leaves my skin feeling wonderfully smooth and is so much cheaper.