July 2018 empties

Spinning photos are slim what with the fleece processing and all, so I am going to post my empties a bit early.

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Let’s get right into it, shall we? Left to right, top to bottom.

R&B Hair Moisturizer-This was in my project pan to use up, it’s just a sample. And I’d already gotten through quite a bit before I quit using it a while back. However, I used it one more time and realized that the scent on this is just too strong and off-putting for me. It’s a sample for a reason, and it’s best I just let this one go.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair-This seems to be such a holy grail product for so many people, I was excited to give it a try. Now, while my skin does look better than ever, I maintain this is more because I am taking care of it in general than this product doing something fantastic. Now that it’s gone, if I notice my skin reverting back to its old self, then I’ll have to admit it was working. But for now, I won’t purchase.

Belif Eye moisturizer-This is my second sample of this product, and I liked it just as much as the first. In fact, this is one that I purchased a full size of. I didn’t have any other eye moisturizers to sample, so I got this one which is likely to last me forever. In the future, there may be one I like more, but this is my favorite so far.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Conditioning Mask-I got this foil packet as a bonus in a subscription box. It lasted me a surprisingly long time. The mask is quite rich, and a little went a long way. I really liked this product, and there’s a chance I may purchase at some point in the future. I have had great luck overall with Briogeo hair products, I haven’t met one I didn’t like yet.

Pureology spray- I really don’t quite know what this one is, it’s been in my bathroom forever, and I figured it’s time to use it up. I like the scent of pureology products for the most part, but sometimes they have an undertone of a scent that bothers me and sticks around all day bothering me. This is one of those products. Nevertheless, I used the spray after a shower when I wanted to leave my hair down. It did a nice job smoothing it and making it dry tamely, and I appreciated that. I doubt I’ll repurchase, but I liked its use.

Clinique toner-I used this because I wanted to use it up, but I am not sure that it’s a necessary skin care step after a double cleanse, which is what I do. I won’t repurchase. However, I did add a different toner to my nighttime routine, I am giving the Pixie Glow Tonic a try.

DevaCurl conditioner-Oh, how I’ve struggled with my hair lately. You see, prior to many years with a pixie cut, my hair had a bunch of natural curl, and products like DevaCurl would really bring out that wave and curl. Now that I’ve grown out my hair again, I expected to be doing the same thing with it. Except, in the years I had the pixie cut, my hair has grown significantly grey. And, I have the kind of grey that is straight and soft and smooth. It’s not wiry and sprouting out the top of my head, and for this I am thankful. However, what the grey is NOT doing is curling. At all. So, I’ve had to come to the conclusion that my hair is no longer curly overall, and I need to change my routine. All that long story is to say that I used up this conditioner and won’t repurchase because my hair doesn’t care about it anymore. I have a few other DevaCurl products that have to get used up now as well, and they’ve been slower going.

Batiste Dry Shampoo-This is actually not my empty, it’s Miss Butterfly’s empty. I can’t seem to get the point of, or get the hang of, dry shampoo. Quite frankly I think it’s because I enjoy riding bikes too much. I am always going out and getting sweaty and then I need a really proper shower and hair wash, otherwise my scalp protests. I never seem to get to the point of needing a dry shampoo before I’ve hopped in the shower and taken care of my hair the more traditional way. However, I was at Ulta with Miss Marja awhile back and she suggested this dry shampoo for Miss Butterfly. I picked it up and gave it to her, and she has really enjoyed it. She is the PERFECT candidate for dry shampoo. Her teenage body produces way more oil than she’s used to, and her super long and thick hair is kind of a pain to wash. She uses this so effectively, she’s very skilled now. So this is a repurchase for her product, though she’s got one from a subscription box she’s trying to use up first. And, there’s a cheap drugstore one under the sink I may have her try to use again as well. After that, I’ll get her more of this one.

That’s it for empties this month. It seems a little light this month. I always figure I’ll have a million little samples, but I guess I didn’t get through that many this month yet. In any case, happy Saturday!

3 thoughts on “July 2018 empties

  1. I love dry shampoo for day 3 hair. Since I don’t wash mine but every other day or every 3rd day the dry shampoo helps with the “oily” day 3 hair.

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