Winter/Spring Empties

Hi, guys! I hope you all are doing well today! Todays post is, you guessed it, all about empties. I recently took a poll on and a surprising amount of people wanted me to do an empties post, so here we are. Make sure to let me know if you’re tried any of these products, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Without further ado.



Purpose – Gentle Cleansing Wash Pump

I love this cleanser, it’s my holy grail. I’ve used it for years. It’s oil free, soap free, and clinically shown to be as gentle as water. It removes makeup so well, even waterproof mascara (yes, you can use this on your eyes)! It’s also helped with my acne. I swear by this cleanser.

Would I buy it again? Forever and always.

Pacifica – Sea Foam Complete Face Wash

This really broke me out, but I think this brand has amazing values! They are cruelty-free, vegan and “formulated with women, animals & the planet in mind”. I think all of their products are recyclable too. So I won’t be trying this face wash again, but I will try this brand again.

Would I buy it again? Yes to the brand, no to the cleanser.


Pixi® skintreats Glow Tonic

This toner is AMAZING. If you haven’t tried it, you need to. It exfoliates and adds such a glow to your skin.

Would I buy it again? YES! No idea why I haven’t already.

Fresh – Rose Floral Toner

I really like Fresh but this was disappointing. It’s so expensive and I didn’t see much of a difference in my skin.

Would I buy it again? No.

Neutrogena® – Alcohol-Free Toner

It’s a fine toner, very basic. I have others I like a lot better and would sooner recommend, like Glow Tonic, any toner from Dickensons or Thayers.

Would I buy it again? No.


Algenist – Complete Eye Renewal Balm

So expensive, so amazing. It’s the best eye cream I’ve tried for dryness. If you have dry under eyes, do yourself a favor and get a sample of this. It’s so good.

Would I buy it again? If it was on sale or in a set.

Caudalie – Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum

I didn’t realize how much I loved this serum until I ran out of it. It’s so nice, it really helped my redness and dryness.

Would I buy it again? Yes! I need to.

KORRES – Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum

When I see this, all I can think of is how expensive it is. It’s a nice serum but not worth $98 for 1.01 oz.

Would I buy it again? No.


Vichy – Minéral 89

I love this moisturizer so much! It’s really hydrating and my skin loved it.

Would I buy it again? I don’t know why I haven’t already!

Nivea – Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

I tried this a year or so ago because NikkieTutorials was raving about this for a primer. I’m not a fan. I’m sticking to regular primer.

Would I buy it again? No.

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment

I bought this a year or so ago to try glossy lids. That was a fail but this is an awesome lip balm, very hydrating!

Would I buy it again? Already have.


ULTA – Coconut Cream Moisturizing Body Lotion

I love this lotion. It smells like a piña colada and it’s really moisturizing. I could see the fragrance being unpleasant to some but I really like it!

Would I buy it again? Yes!

Jergens – Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

I have very little experience with self-tanner but I really loved this moisturizer. It’s really easy to apply and I had no streaking. It gave a really natural, healthy glow to my skin as well.

Would I buy it again? Yes.



Nexxus® – New York Salon Care Humectress Ultimate Moisture Protein Complex Intensely Hydrating Masque (not pictured)

Well, that’s a mouth full. I love this mask, it’s really hydrating and makes my curls look so pretty.

Would I buy it again? Yes!

Drybar – Triple Sec 3-in-1

SO. GOOD. I loved this so much! The smell is great and it amps up any hair style.

Would I buy it again? Just added it to my Sephora basket.

Hask – Argan Oil Repairing Shine Oil

I love this oil! It makes my hair look so healthy and really enhances my curls.

Would I buy it again? Yes! I already have.


– EYES –

SO. MANY. COSTAL SCENTS HOT POTS. (not pictured, due to extreme messiness)

45 to be exact.

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It’s kind of embarrassing that I have so many. I bought most of these 3 or so years ago, so it’s definitely time to say goodbye. These eyeshadows can be hit or miss but if you’re on a budget they are definitely worth checking out. Their neon/bright shades are really impressive for being so inexpensive. I really like their shimmers too.

Would I buy it again? Yes! They have a few shades that I really like. I mostly use palettes now but I can see myself purchasing a few shades in the future. They have a huge sale for black Friday so I might pick some up this year.


Maybelline – Color Tattoo Eye Chrome in Gunmetal, Electric Emerald, and Sharp Purple.

These were also so disappointing to me, I only used them a few times. They creased so much, the color was really dull.. I just really didn’t like them. The eyeshadow pots are way better.

Would I buy it again? No.

Maybelline – Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Barely Branded.

I really like this! It made a great base for shimmer looks and I loved it on the brow bone and inner corner.

Would I buy it again? Not anytime soon but I really liked it.

Maybelline – Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Edgy Emerald and Painted Purple.

I loved these shadows so much! They are amazing as a base, don’t crease and they are so beautifully pigmented. One of my favorite makeup looks I’ve ever done was using these eyeshadows. I did the purple on one eye, emerald on the other, set with matching colors. It was really simple but really beautiful. Very Kat Von D-esque (see below).

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Would I buy it again? I don’t think I would use them enough to repurchase.. but maybe. I completely recommend them.


Benefit Cosmetics – Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra Fine Shape & Define in 03

I really like this brow pencil! I think it is a good color, good pigmentation, easy to blend, easy to define, etc. I personally think it’s overpriced so I wouldn’t buy it again but it is a good brow pencil and I enjoyed using it.

Would I buy it again? No.

Covergirl – Ink It! Eyeliner in Copper Ink

I’ve loved this eyeliner for a long time but it’s time to say goodbye to it. I really like the formula and it looks great with brown eyes. It goes on the lid really well but it’s hard to apply to the waterline and that’s where I wear eyeliner most.

Would I buy it again? Maybe. I like it but I’m kind of moving on from it.

L’Oréal – Infallible Paints Eyeliner in White Party

Not a huge fan of this. The tip is really long so it’s kind of hard/awkward to apply. I don’t think it has great ingredients. It isn’t that pigmented.

Would I buy it again? No.


Ardell – Deluxe Pack 110

I really love these lashes! I haven’t tried a ton of lashes but they are easy to apply, look great with any look and aren’t too over the top. The glue that comes with them is really good, so is the applicator.

Would I buy it again? Yes, yes, yes, yes!


Wet n Wild – Photo Focus Lash Primer

I bought this because I’ve heard so many good things about it but this was just a huge let down for me. It makes my mascara so flakey and doesn’t enhance my mascara at all. Maybe I got a bad batch because everyone else seems to love it but it just hasn’t worked for me.

Would I buy it again? No.

tarte – Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara

I love this mascara so much. It makes my lashes look great. It curls, lengthens, volumizes AND conditions your lashes all at once. Yes, please! If you haven’t tried this, you really should. I actually prefer the mini so I would recommend that instead of the full size.

Would I buy it again? Yes! This is my third or fourth tube, one of the only mascaras I’ve repurchased. I’m loving my Marc Jacobs mascara right now so I’ll probably wait a little while before repurchasing, but I will soon.

Old mascaras? Please donate clean mascara wands to Wands for Wildlife®!

 – LIPS –


Smashbox – Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat

This was a sample from Play! in October 2016 so it’s time for this to go. The color is really nice, so is the formula. I always enjoyed wearing this and I would recommend it to anyone but I don’t see myself buying it again because I already have so many colors like it.

Would I buy it again? No.

Too Faced – Lip Injection Glossy in Milkshake

I’ve tried a few lip plumpers and this is definitely one of the better ones. It does tingle more than I’d prefer but it makes your lips look great and it smells good.

Would I buy it again? No, I’m not really a lip plumper person.

Rimmel London -1000 Kisses Lip Liner in 050 Tiramisu

I LOVE this lip liner. It’s my favorite. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a good liner. It’s really inexpensive, creamy, easy to work with, it’s just so good! I’m emptying this because I’ve had it too long.

Would I buy it again? Yes! I’ve already bought a backup. I’m going to get other colors from this line soon.


L’Oréal – Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in 300 Blushing Ambition, 310 Forbidden Kiss, and 318 Bare Attraction.

I bought these lip glosses a few years ago and I’m sad to say it’s time to discard them from my collection. They are kind of weird, they are almost matte like a liquid lip but at the same time, they are a gloss. They are definitely unique! I’ve always liked them and I do recommend trying them. 318 was my holy grail nude for a long time so I would recommend trying that first, but 300 is a lovely pinky nude and 310 is a vampy plum

Would I buy it again? Yes! At least, probably. I really like the formula and I think the packaging is so fun. I’ll have to get at least one of these again and maybe a red.

Styli-Style – Lip Paint Liquid Lipstick in City Slicker (not pictured)

This is a gloss that you will love or hate. It is very thick, gloopy, gloss and beautiful. I always loved using it for photos or editorial makeup looks but it was never great for wearing out. I’m sad that it was discontinued but you can buy it on Amazon.

Would I buy it again? No, I really liked it but I’m going with a different brand.

– FACE –


L’Oréal – Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation in 101 Classic Ivory and 103 Natural Buff.

103 was my summer foundation and 101 was my winter foundation. Pro Matte is my favorite· drugstore foundation, I just love it. It keeps my skin matte all day and lasts so long. It has medium coverage but it can be built to full. It’s just a really lovely foundation, it competes with some of my high end foundations. I highly recommend this to any oil beauty babes out there.

Would I buy it again? Yes! I need to before summer.


BECCA – Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer

I love this primer so much. It adds dewiness to the skin but it isn’t over the top. This looks great even when my skin is oily. It just adds such a freshness to the skin, I love it!

Would I buy it again? Yes, yes, yes! I need to buy it soon.

Tarte – Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Light.

I have mixed feelings about this concealer. It covers very, very well. It blends well if you don’t apply too much. But it’s really drying to your under eyes and it’s SO expensive. I could get over the price tag but it expires 6 months after opening it and I simply don’t want to spend that much on concealer.

Would I buy it again? I don’t think so.

IT Cosmetics – Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer in Medium.

I received this sample as a free gift with purchase a year or so ago from Sephora. I love this concealer so much. It’s really thick but it melts into the skin, it has so much coverage, I really don’t have a bad thing to say about it. I love using it on clients too, especially for sunspots. I’ve missed it since it has ran out so I’ll definitely pick it up soon.

If you’re looking for a new concealer, I highly recommend this one! Just make sure to get the illumination Bye Bye Under Eye (pink tube) instead of the original (black), the lumi edition is way better.

Would I buy it again? Yes!

Kat Von D – Lock-It Concealer Crème in L9 Neutral.

I go back and further with this concealer. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. I feel like it’s pretty drying to my under eyes and hard to blend, so I don’t see myself using it again.

Would I buy it again? No.

L.A. Girl – HD Pro Concealer in Creamy Beige.

I was so excited about this because it was a free with purchase gift and I’ve heard so many good things about this concealer, unfortunately, it is way too dark for me. There is nothing “creamy beige” about me.

Would I buy it again? In my shade. I’m still really curious about it.


e.l.f. Cosmetics – Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia

This is a really popular dupe for NARS’ “Orgasm” blush and “Laguna” bronzing powder, I bought it because of that I haven’t been let down! I don’t reach for this as much as I used to but it is a really good duo. I’m emptying this because it has expired.

Would I buy it again? Already have.

e.l.f. Cosmetics – Illuminating Palette.

I have mixed emotions about this palette. IT’s very subtle, so I didn’t like to use it on my cheeks. But I really liked it for the brow bone and inner corner. Every day that I wore it I would look down on my arms and the ‘glitter’ from this palette had flaked onto my arms. That sounds really weird but that’s what happened. I’ve never had that happen from a highlighter before, so even though I liked it for some things I could never wear it because of the ‘”flaking”.

Would I buy it again? No.


imagic – 12 Flash Color Case

Great palette for Halloween/SFX, unless you have sensitive skin or are allergic to Mineral Oil because that is the first ingredient. I actually liked this palette but it did break me out. If you don’t have an issue and have been looking for a palette like this, go for it! P.S. you need an oil makeup remover for this.

Would I buy it again? Maybe, probably not.

Winter_Spring Empties

Past empties:

Blogmas: HUGE Declutter/Empties

Makeup Declutter – Fall 2017

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