Beauty

October Empties

Time to talk about products that I used up in the month of October. I’m starting to notice a trend that the two products I use up the most are eye creams and moisturizers. That may be because 1) I am a huge fan of moisturizers and am constantly buying new ones and 2) I get a ton of those in my subscription boxes and based on the sizes they send, it’s easy to use them up. So today, to spice things up a bit, I also have nail and hair products to talk about. Let’s get into it…

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Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave In Condtionining Spray – First of all, what a mouthful. Second of all, as much as there was a lot of hype around this product, it didn’t blow me away. I use a lot of hair products and sometimes it’s difficult for me to tell if a new product is making a difference or not but with this one, I didn’t notice any change. On the bright side, it is paraben, silicone and sulfate free which is great for your hair and claims to do a lot of good things. It’s main claim is that it provides hydration for your hair. The nozzle that it comes with is great and makes for an easy application. So, there were some positives but I still don’t think I’ll be re-purchasing because $20 is a lot of money for something that didn’t make a big difference.

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Out the Door Top Coat – Now let’s talk about my favorite top coat ever (for now). This super affordable top coat (we are talking $5) will make your nails dry in about a minute and make your nails look fantastic. The name truly is appropriate here, this topcoat will get you out the door with dry nails within minutes. The bottle lasts a long time and trust me, this is coming from someone that re-does their nails every 3-4 days. I’ve already re-purchased and I actually got the bundle of two (for $8, holla).

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Be a Bombshell Smooth Criminal Powder – I got this in an ipsy bag no joke, two years ago. Maybe more. That’s how long it took me to use this powder up. This powder definitely has a white cast and will have flashback in photos which is why I pretty much only used it for work (no one is taking pictures of me there, clearly). It’s a good setting powder but the whole white cast thing is definitely a big negative. Not going to lie, this is the first time I’ve even looked it up online to see how much it costs and was at least pleasantly surprised at that part (only $9). I have other powders now and I’m eyeing the Wowder from Glossier, so I don’t think I’ll be re-purchasing.

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Origins GinZing Eye Cream – I received this (small) sample from my Sephora Play! Box and the timing was perfect, as I just ran out of my eye cream at the time. This one was definitely a bit different. It claimed to refresh and brighten while also de-puffing. As I recently mentioned in my Top 5 Concealers post, puffiness isn’t a big issue for me when it comes to my eyes but dullness does occur and this eye cream definitely got the job done for that. I really liked the consistency and the cream itself and will definitely be re-purchasing.

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Purevera Emulsion – This one is an ipsy item as well. This moisturizer has aloe vera in it which means it works on any redness/inflammation/irritation and leaves your skin very hydrated. I really liked this product and was pleasantly surprised by its price when I found it on Amazon ($14). I will most likely be re-purchasing this but in a few months because I have like 6-7 moisturizers that need to get used up first.

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H2O Beauty Oasis Hydrating Eye Balm – This product first premiered on Style As Needed when I did the H2O Beauty Brand Spotlight many months back. This product looks like a chapstick but is actually a hydrating/cooling treatment for your eyes. I wanted to love this product. I really did. But, unfortunately, it did not do much for me and the balm broke off (and if you’ve ever had a lipstick break off in the tube, you know what a pain it is to deal with the product after) so it was time to go. I didn’t even finish this up so needless to say, I won’t be re-purchasing.

There you have it for my October Empties. As usual, let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and what you think. I hope everyone has a fabulous week ahead of them!

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