Happy Friday everyone! I am ending the work week with a huge empties haul. This month was full of hair care empties and make up. Some other miscellaneous items made the cut as well. I feel like my empties posts are getting bigger and bigger – not sure what I’m doing different to use up more products but, oh well! More to share!
So let’s get into it…
Laneige Waterbank Essence – Aka a hydrating serum. This serum was very hydrating but I don’t think I liked it as much as the Bare Minerals one I talked about in last month’s empties so I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing. My skin didn’t look as glowy and smooth as it did with the other serum.
Laneige Waterbank Moisturizer – I absolutely loved this stuff. It was very hydrating, didn’t have a strong scent and applied like a dream. The only thing I will say is that I do think it’s a bit thick for summer. I don’t think I’m going to repurchase it now but I do think I will get it during fall/winter time.
NYX Eyeshadow in “Bedroom Eyes” – This isn’t really an empty but more of a broken eyeshadow that is no longer usable. This was my go to all over shadow for days when I couldn’t spend too much time on my make up and it somehow busted. I then ordered it from Ulta to replace the broken one and the second one came broken as well ☹ it’s like it’s not meant to be! I am determined to get this shadow back though because it is such a pretty color and is so perfect for just a one color shadow + mascara days. I love the formula and highly recommend picking this up (I’ll advise against ordering it online at this point).
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil – This is a great finishing powder that won’t ever have any flashback and will prevent creasing of your concealer. It’s not quite as good as the Laura Mercier setting powder but it’s still a good one. I won’t be repurchasing because I have my eye on another powder right now but I do still think this is a good one.
Colour Pop Setting Spray – This one is probably the biggest disappointment of the bunch. I was super excited to try this setting spray only to find a horrible nozzle (think the opposite of even applicaton. Splotchy spots everywhere after applying) which made this so hard to work with. Will not be re-purchasing and don’t recommend purchasing in general.
Tresemme Mousse for Curls – This has been one of my most used products for wearing my hair curly in the last 5 years or so. It has great hold so it’s perfect for curly gals. This also keeps frizz at bay. I would definitely recommend this and have already repurchased.
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo – Now here’s something I am not a fan of. This dry shampoo has the strongest scent ever and it’s not a good one. Think the scent of baby powder but very very strong and lingering. This also leaves a crazy white cast, more than any other dry shampoo I’ve ever used. I will not be re-purchasing.
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – This one was a dry shampoo I would recommend. This didn’t leave a white cast at all and did a great job refreshing your hair. The price tag however, is what’s keeping me from re-purchasing because I can buy 2 of my all time favorite dry shampoo (by Amika) for the price of one of these.
Living Proof No Frizz Hairspray – While this hairspray did not keep all the frizz away, it did the best job of any other anti-frizz hairspray I’ve ever tried. For that reason, I will keep repurchasing. The bottle will actually last a long time. Overall, I tend to be a fan of Living Proof products.
Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub – This is my favorite body scrub of all time. It smells amazing and does a great job prepping your legs for shaving and exfoliating the body in general. The jar will last a very long time. I keep it in the shower and use it on my legs every single time before I shave and end up getting a smoother shave that lasts longer. Highly recommend this stuff.
That’s all for my empties today. Told you guys there was a lot. Hopefully you prefer a long list to a short one because I already have a feeling June is going to be a big month as well 😊
As always, thanks for reading!