Anywho, some of these aren't really EMPTY empties, I'm just sick of them.
Also, don't mind my messy table. HA
Got these as a sample from Sephora [of course] and I was really impressed. I thought this would weigh my hair down and amp up the oil production but really, this shampoo and conditioner [I'm now super annoyed I didn't put them in that order in the photo] really made my hair feel healthy and the scent lasted forever. I definitely think I'm going to pick up the full size bottles.
I got the Ole Henriksen wipes in an ipsy bag a month or two back and I had heard these were good so I was excited to use them. I liked them but they left a weird residue on my face so I felt like washing it anyways. And after a few uses, the stick factor on the packaging wore off and they got a little dry.
The Neutrogena wipes never disappoint me and I actually like this version more than the one in my last empties. However, I haven't been able to find these ones lately so I've just gotten whatever was at the store.
Mmmkay, the Cetaphil cleanser came with a bag of samples from Ulta and it was a solid everyday cleanser. Nothing too special, nice and gentle. I already use Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins most nights after my cleansing routine, so I just used this sample when traveling. It smells so good and when you wake up, your skin feels amazing. Also from Origins was this Plantscription cream with SPF 25. I just used this for moisturizer in the morning because it had sunscreen. It was pretty thick, obviously because it's a cream, so I didn't use a lot.
Speaking of sunscreen, I also used this CoTZ sunscreen sample from Ulta and this stuff was pretty cool. It felt exactly like Benefit's Porefessional primer. It also had a tint to it, which was nice. Also this sample bottle of Peter Thomas Roth All Day Moisture Defense Lotion. This smelled like sunscreen but went on very lightly and lasted a good long while.
I finally used up this sample bottle of Tarte's Maracuja Oil. I don't know why but I fell out of love with it and eventually just started to use it on my hair at night.
So recently I bought a travel sized version of Make Up For Ever's Mist & Fix setting spray. I liked it, but I'm not sure if I like it more than my Urban Decay. Also ran out of my Urban Decay b6 prep spray. I love this stuff. It could act more like a placebo effect on me, but I just got another full sized bottle and I feel a lot better.
Holy moly lots of Origins, eh? I had been using the Make A Difference Plus Rejuvinating Treatment as my morning moisturizer. I loved this stuff. I'm trying a new moisturizer at the moment but I would definitely consider repurchasing this. And then we have my favorite lip scrub ever, Mint Julips from Lush. This smells [and tastes] amazing and I will purchase more. This was almost empty but some water got into the pot and solidified the sugar. I do have another pot of scrub going, but it's a different flavor.
Recently I bought an Herbal Memebox and there was this packet of bath salts. This stuff smelled super strong and I am not a huge fan of honey so I put some spearmint eucalyptus salts in with it but this stuff made for a great soak. =]
Almost used up a bottle of Seche Vite fast dry top coat. It's at that goopy stage that sucks. Also used up some hand cream from Bliss. I love their lotions and creams! This was a great purse friend!
And this year I gave in to the hype on The Body Shop and the wonderful things they sell. They were having a sale on their raspberry scrub and I bought 2. I should have bought 10 because I am IN LOVE with this body scrub. It's so nice and scrubby. It looks and smells like raspberry jam. I find it hilarious that the tub even has a little icon that tells us not to feed it to children. HA. SO good, I need this forever.
Well I obviously ran through some mascaras. I used up this MUFE sample of their Smoky Extravagant, which I always like to get. They make overnight trips nice and easy. I tried this Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Blackest Black, which I have loved since high school. However, I tried this Lots of Lashes wand, and I did not like it. I tried to use it up but just gave up on it. Also used was Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara. I love the wand on this and the formula. One of these times, I really should get the full size.
As far as the Tarte lash primer, I got bored of it. It didn't really help my mascara that much. The Mac Opulash Optimum Black was pretty good. The wand was huge though! It's been a long time since I've used one that big. The one with the pretty packaging was Kat Von D's Immortal Lash in Puro Amor. I didn't like the wand and the formula lacked a little, but once it dried out a bit, it wore a lot better. The last mascara, was Be A Bombshell mascara. It was black, and it was just mascara. Did not do anything for me. Did not like at all! The little silver tube was just a sample of Anastasia Brow Gel. I love this stuff and just bought myself a full size. =]
I cringed when I finally ran out of my all time favorite liquid liner, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. Best ever and I hated the few days I waited before repurchasing, but now a new one is safely in my liner drawer and is used almost daily.
A while back I had bought a sample set of the different BB creams from Dr. Jart. So far, Dr. Jart BBs are my favorite. They always look so nice on days when I don't need tons of coverage. I have already repurchased the Benefit Porefessional Primer, and I bought the huge one at that. I love this stuff so much..
For eye primers, I used a sample of UD Primer Potion, one of my favorites! [Can you tell I love Urban Decay???] Also used my sample of eye primer from Lorac that came with the Pro Palette. It's pretty comparable to UD and Kat Von D's.
OOOFH. Finally at the end. 2 candles can pretty much sum up my summer, because now I'm burning Fall candles. haha. Both are from Bath & Body Works and first was Island Margarita. This smelled SO GOOD I wanted to drink it. I should have bought more of this scent. The Mango Dragon Fruit was okay, just sweet and fruity but I eventually got sick of it.
Sorry for such a long post, but hope you enjoyed reading. =]