Beauty Empties Review! Skin Care, Haircare & Makeup Products I’ve Used Up | Shop My Stash 2020
hey guys welcome back to my channel for today’s video we are going to be going through all of my empties and hits and misses over the past i don’t even know how many months i have a lot of products here for us to get through um and i’ve been putting this off for a while because i was like i don’t have enough to talk about i don’t want to put up an empties video with only like five things to discuss and then before i knew it i had accumulated a pile that was way more out of control than i realized so i was like we need to cut this off here i’ll do this empties now so that i can start accumulating for the next empties okay so if you guys want to hear me talk through my empties what i loved and will repurchase what was a total flop for me and we’ll never purchase again you’re in the right spot let’s get right into it let’s start with makeup first switch things up a little bit okay let’s start with my mascara so i have four different mascaras here that i have gone through let’s start with this one the l’oreal telescopic carbon black i honestly repurchased this for nostalgic reasons like i didn’t used to use this carbon black one i used the one that was in gold packaging i think maybe it was silver and i used to love it back in the day so i was like maybe i should try this again maybe it really is going to be just as amazing as i remember it was not the wand is so tiny and flimsy and just for me doesn’t really work on my lashes anymore i’m confused as to how this ever worked for me in the past i don’t know if people are still obsessed with this like they used to be like look at this when i try to like what is that maybe i got a fluke i don’t know i need something that has a little bit more strength in the wand so that i can properly coat my lashes and fluff them up because when it’s flimsy like that it just i don’t know it doesn’t grip on as well to my lashes so dried out will not repurchase this nice nostalgia but next i have this benefit bad gal bang mascara i’ll show you guys the wand here this one kind of like similar plastic oops plastic wand but it’s not nearly as flimsy so this one’s actually really good and i enjoyed it a lot i feel like it did really nice things for my lashes made them very nice and long however when it starts to dry up it gets very clumpy on the lashes so i don’t feel like it dried up too quickly i’m just so hesitant to spend more than a drugstore amount of money on a mascara because my drugstore mascaras are amazing and never do me wrong so i’m just like i don’t feel a need to purchase something like this when i have where is it the maybelline lash sensational mascara is my favorite of all time i combine that with a fluffier mascara like this l’oreal luminous paradise well i should say fluffier brush because this one’s a rubber brush this is your natural wand bristles do you know what i mean i’ll just show you really quick maybelline lash sensational l’oreal lash paradise so the two of those together i’ll link the video below where i do a get ready with me and show you guys my secret lash tip it’s like the best eyelash hack of all time but basically what i’m trying to say is when i have something like this that i love so much for cheaper than this i just don’t find a need to repurchase this and it did get really clumpy as it started to dry up like really gross so it was good while it lasted and then it wasn’t then i have this wet and wild mega volume mascara and this one just fell pretty flat for me the wand is pretty basic and unassuming which is not a bad thing but combined with the formula that i didn’t love which is pretty dry i just was like it was fine at first same kind of thing as it started to dry out i just really didn’t like it so not one that i would repurchase and then last is a fan favorite it’s the thrive cosmetics liquid lash extensions show you guys this one in case you haven’t seen it this is a really nice sturdy wand so i think this one is really good it’s definitely worth the hype i had never tried a lash extension mascara like this before it’s so funny when you remove it at night it literally like comes off and beads clumps it’s so weird so if you’re not into that kind of thing i feel like you would really not like i mean you obviously wouldn’t like this if you’re not into that but it’s just a very different kind of mascara i think it’s a really good one but to be honest i like my maybelline lash sensational more and it’s cheaper so it’s good it’s worth the hype i’m not gonna repurchase though oh okay then i have this brow pencil which seems really boring but honestly i love this thing it’s from arches and halos i just love that brand they have such good products that are basically just exact dupes for anastasia beverly hills so i have like a nub left here that i’ll show you guys i have the shade sunny blonde which is the perfect blonde shade for me i often have tried brow products in the past that are just way too dark or way too warm or way too ashy looking and i just feel like i can’t even hold on to it i just feel like this one is perfect for me so it has that angled thicker brow pencil shape and consistency it has this spoolie on the end and honestly i love this it’s like an exacto for the abh brow definer so if you want an affordable option that’s just like the brow definer check this out again it’s the arches and halos angled brow shading pencil so good okay then i have a powder that you guys probably recognize if you have watched a lot of my older makeup tutorials it’s the makeup revolution luxury baking powder or it was like this thing is toast totally empty i love this stuff it’s such a good under eye setting powder i was really on the fence about it at first but as i continued to use it i realized i really do love this it lasts forever it’s affordable as far as the ingredients goes there’s literally four it’s there’s just really nothing to this but it works really well it doesn’t look too cakey or powdery it sets concealer very nicely it’s just good i have no complaints about this so i already did repurchase this and it’s in my collection again it’s a really good setting powder if you’re looking for one that’s not cakey but holds concealer in place foundations um this makes me really sad so you guys know that i now avoid fragrance in skincare and makeup i’ve gotten that question a few times do i have a completely fragrance free makeup collection now am i only using makeup that is free of fragrance and the honest answer is no i still do have products in my collection that have added fragrance i don’t want to create all this unnecessary waste and i’m not wearing makeup hardly ever anymore but what i have done is just not repurchased products that have added fragrance and i’m also in the process of going through everything else aside from foundation to really dig through the ingredients i have a huge makeup collection makeup was my thing for years and years so it’s just gonna take me a while to dig through it all but i did upload a video for you guys recently on some affordable fragrance free foundation recommendations so i will link that below if you haven’t seen that yet that’s what i’m relying on now for foundation and not these so first is the elf flawless finish foundation i was so excited about this one at first because i just love finding affordable foundations that work really well for me this one’s very glowy so i feel like you wouldn’t like this if you’re super oily i mean maybe if you used really mattifying setting powder or primer but it looks really pretty on the skin unfortunately it does have added fragrance it is towards the very bottom of it’s like the last thing on the label yes so it’s not going to be a high amount of fragrance so if you’re somebody that likes to minimize fragrance but is okay with something like this where it’s in a very small concentration then this is a nice foundation i think one that dry skin types would love it’s just something that i’m not going for anymore because i have sensitive skin acne prone skin i just don’t need that in my life so the it cosmetics your skin but better cc cream also falls into that category it’s a product that i used to be obsessed with i raved about this i know many people rave about this it’s amazing because it provides awesome coverage it’s totally full coverage color correction and spf 50.
it has nine percent titanium dioxide and six point three percent zinc oxide ah so sad i loved this stuff but this i mean you can smell it when you’re using it it has a very heavy scent so there’s added fragrance added essential oils and something like this would set my skin a flame i i just can’t since i have removed fragrance from my skincare routine any time it touches my skin now my skin’s like it just combusts i swear so this is no longer a product that i am going to repurchase which i’m really sad about but they do have a new foundation it’s i think called they’re your skin but better foundation plus skin care if that review is not up already it will be up very soon stay tuned for that so this one it was fun while it lasted you guys already know if you used to watch my makeup tutorials you know that this is so upsetting for me to say because i used this 24 7.
i was in love with this i mean i still am in love with the actual formulation of this it is so so lightweight like feels like you’re hardly wearing anything but gives you such nice coverage it’s a really good medium to buildable full coverage foundation so you can get this up to full coverage but it doesn’t look like you’re wearing all this makeup and it doesn’t feel like you are either it just looks beautiful perfect in between dewy and matte foundation like this was my perfect finish it made my skin look so healthy so this one actually has a couple different forms of fragrance in it and it is towards the top of the label and this cinnamon is that you say that citronelle just synthetic fragrance so while i loved this so much i no longer actively recommend it because of the fragrance sad that is so sad you guys okay let’s talk about hair we’ll save skin for last oh my gosh so this is the kristen s style reviving dry conditioner and i really did like this one i just don’t think it’s something that i’m going to repurchase because i feel like i don’t have a need for it anymore it is something that i used to like to use to i mean what it says revive my style especially when we were going into the office once i hit like day four hair i would spray this on my ends and it definitely did make it look nicer make it a little bit more brushable but it wasn’t that big of a difference it’s not something that i feel like i absolutely need and i have so many other hair products that i’m obsessed with that i reach for more than this even though i don’t have any other dry conditioners i don’t know i just feel like a dry conditioner is not something that i need in my hair care routine right now maybe i’ll change my mind later maybe i’ll repurchase it in the future but for now i’ll probably pass also i realized that the second ingredient is denatured alcohol which is not something i scream and run from but when it’s the second ingredient in a hair care product that’s something that can definitely dry out my hair and eventually cause breakage or damage even though it has some others that are nice so i don’t know i’ll just for now know okay next is a dry shampoo that i was very intrigued by because it claims to have no residue it’s well okay the brand is waterless does that mean that this is a waterless product i don’t even know it says it’s great for fine or oily hair and my hair strands are fine to medium and i do naturally have oily hair i have a whole video talking through how i trained my hair from washing it every single day to only once a week dry shampoo is one of those things that i use on a weekly basis so i had high hopes for this and i just didn’t really like it i feel like it actually made my hair look kind of greasy like it made it look a little bit shiny like i was putting a shine spray on it or something so this is not one that i would recommend for oily hair types because it didn’t really seem to help with that then i have this tresemme non-aerosol hairspray and i was really hoping that i would love this i love the trust of my heat protectant i talked about that in my hair styling favorites video and i think it’s the same line as this one maybe not but i just thought that this would be a fun try a non-aerosol hairspray i’d never tried anything like that before and it just did not work for me it did not help my hair to hold a curl at all it fell very quickly and i just have hair that falls extremely quickly this is i didn’t curl my hair today so that’s not why that’s fallen but my hair just doesn’t hold a curl very easily so i can’t use something like this that doesn’t help me out in that category okay next is a product that i also purchased for nostalgic reasons so i was just testing out different heat protectant sprays that could also act as a curl holding spray and trying to see if i could find the best one available at the drugstore i still need to do some more research and testing there but this is one of the ones that i got originally just because i remember loving it in high school it’s the chi iron guard thermal protection spray i didn’t even look into the ingredients when i repurchased this i just remember being obsessed with it before i used to straighten my hair because didn’t we all do that and just destroy our hair i think i loved this so much because of the smell like it kind of smells like a masculine cologne it’s totally different for a hair product i’ve never smelled another hair product like this the smell brought back memories but i do not like this product it makes my hair feel really sticky and i don’t feel like it did much more for me than any of the other products that i had tried as far as helping my hair to hold a curl or a style so this is not one that i would recommend anymore i i don’t know i don’t know why i was so in love with this in high school but we all had some questionable taste in our teenage years didn’t we so last is the living proof restore perfecting spray so this is a heat and uv protection spray that also helps to condition and detangle i love this stuff it’s so good it smells delicious this is the smell that i love in hair care and it does a really good job at detangling the hair also adding some moisture and i don’t really know how i can measure heat protection i feel like that’s not something that i can compare unless i feel like my hair is fried after i style it so that we’re going to put to the side because i don’t even really know how to speak to that but as far as conditioning detangling and just making my hair feel nice and soft and manageable this does a really good job like she is fully gone which i’m sad about because i really really did enjoy this right now i’m not going to repurchase because i have a lot of other hair products just like this that i need to get through from other brands but after that i probably will skin okay body and face skin care all right first let’s talk about the neutrogena hydro boost body gel cream so this one is the one that has added fragrance i’m okay with fragrance and body products i do also have the fragrance free version actually that i’m testing out right now but i just don’t like the smell of this personally i’m super picky about scents and that just has kind of like an artificial fruity gummy candy smell to me like artificial raspberry and watermelon mixed together i just don’t personally like that i prefer body lotions that have a very light maybe floral scent or vanilla things that are a bit softer and not so intense i just i don’t like the smell but the consistency and formulation of this is so nice it’s the perfect summer or warm weather lotion nothing thick and heavy about it at all so if you’re just not into body butters or really thick moisturizing creams i feel like you’d be obsessed with this it’s so nice i wish they would come out with different scents like a vanilla in this oh that would be one of my favorite lotions of all time then okay next is another body lotion this one’s from cetaphil it’s their daily advanced ultra hydrating lotion this one is so good so good this one’s fragrance free and is much thicker than that neutrogena option so if you have really dry skin or you just prefer a thicker moisturizing cream this is going to be for you it feels so good they also have a cream and a tub that i love that one is even thicker that one feels more like a body butter to me and this one is just a nice cream oh man i love this stuff so this is one that i actually love to use when i’m self tanning because it helps to preserve my tan since it’s so moisturizing so i talked about that in my weekly self tan routine video i will link that below definitely gonna repurchase this i have a ton of body lotions to get through right now but this is so good what fully empty while we are talking about self tanning a product that just did not work for me is the bondi bandai i always say that wrong bandai sans the australian tan self tan eraser this did not remove my self tan at all and actually just really made my skin itch so something in this was really irritating for my skin i don’t know if any of you guys have tried this and have had good luck with it but it’s just not something i’ll repurchase it didn’t remove my tan i have much better luck using an exfoliating glove for self tan removal i was so confused after i was done using it i read the ingredients very carefully followed it exactly how they said and then was like nothing changed so i personally wouldn’t recommend that but i don’t know maybe you guys have had a better experience okay last category is going to be skincare for the face which i’m sure is why most of you are here and most excited about so the first one is a cleanser you guys are going to be shocked by this i’ve just been storing it in this bag my empties bag forever now i have not used this in so long but i used to love this i used it for years clearly before i did research and knew much about fragrance and essential oils and skincare because not only does this have synthetic added fragrance but it has limonene lenovole orange oil mandarin peel oil basil oil grapefruit oil so many different fragrant plant extracts and essential oils something like this again would set my skin to flames i just i can’t use products like this anymore it’s so irritating for me it’s not all bad like there are some nice ingredients in here that help to soothe and hydrate and the claim is that this is a great source of vitamins a c and e but i can use my dermatology ce for rolex serum to get vitamin c and e in a more potent way without the fragrance and vitamin a i mean that’s tretinoin for me so i have no need for something like this while i did really enjoy the kind of refreshing gel-like consistency of it i liked how it felt on my skin i have so many cleansers that i am obsessed with that have all good ingredients nothing i’m concerned about for a much cheaper price so i no longer would recommend this please excuse me okay next this is another cleanser that i used to love it used to rave about cannot use anymore for the exact same reasons as that murad cleanser but like even worse here the amount of essential oils in here or at least the concentration of them i wrecked my skin when i tried to use this again after stopping fragrance someone actually commented recently saying since i started the fragrance free diet i want fragrance free diet on a shirt like that is the best thing ever so since i started my fragrance free skin care diet and then tried to use this again my skin was beat red it hurts so bad no so this was a great oil cleanser while it lasted did a really good job at removing makeup just kind of melting it away i will never put this on my face again this makeup remover however is such a good one so it’s the simple kind of skin micellar cleansing water and this one i reviewed in my simple skincare review i reviewed this and then a few other of the kind of skin products so if you guys are interested in that i will have that linked below this one is really really good it does a great job at removing makeup it’s not the best makeup removing micellar water that i’ve ever used my favorite is the garnier fragrance free one it’s not quite as good as that but pretty much almost exactly the same so really nice option free from irritants has some nice hydrating ingredients a good one that i would recommend if you’re looking for a micellar water next is a clinique sunscreen so this is their clinique pepstart daily uv protector it’s a broad spectrum spf 50.
i’ve reviewed this before i think in my tinted mineral sunscreen review anything related i’ll have linked below i’ll stop saying that my goodness and this one is one that’s good but since i’ve tried so many sunscreens at this point it’s just not one that i feel a need to repurchase it’s not one i was super obsessed with the thing that i want to say about this though is that it does not have niacinamide in it and i’ve had that question a few times if i can recommend a good tinted sunscreen that doesn’t have niacinamide because i know some of you guys are irritated by that ingredient even though it’s a really good one if you’re not irritated by it and this is one for you it’s nice and lightweight it has a slight tint to it to help to remove a white cast it’s not too greasy it’s not the lightest weight sunscreen i’ve ever used but it’s just a good one it feels nice on the skin i don’t have anything bad to say about it it’s just not my all-time favorite so won’t repurchase but not one that i would say you should not purchase next i have this replenix sheer physical sunscreen this is a uva uvb broad spectrum spf 50 sunscreen and i originally purchased this a couple years ago because i really wanted a physical sunscreen spray to use to reapply sunscreen over makeup i was hoping this would do that it just like shot out in white spots on my face and then made it really difficult to blend and then when i had to blend it in inevitably because it was just in like uneven spots on my face that of course messed up my makeup underneath it so for that purpose it just didn’t do a good job if you just want a sunscreen spray for the face not to apply on top of makeup maybe you would enjoy it but again it’s like i’ve tried so many sunscreens that i’ve loved yeah okay two more products to get through the first is from the ordinary and it’s their caffeine solution so this is for under eye puffiness and dark circles i can’t really speak to the puffiness piece of it because i hardly ever get puffy eyes so it’s not something i need in my routine for that purpose on a daily basis but why i was trying to use it is for dark circles and it just didn’t do anything for me to improve that i think just the biggest reason that i have under eye circles is because the skin under my eyes is super super thin and nothing can really fix that aside from concealer so it’s not one that worked for me again that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to work for you but won’t repurchase okay last but not least is this brow serum from rapid brow so i wrapped the name off i’ll have it linked below as well as everything else this doesn’t really fit into any category feels kind of random but i wanted to include this because it’s so good this just has a little spoolie at the end of it with whatever it has for the brow growth serum to be honest i haven’t even looked at the ingredients for this and it’s just something that i spoolie brush on what spoolie onto my brows no i brush onto my brows every single night and it has made the hugest difference in my brows i naturally have very very sparse thin brows and this has helped them to grow so much i’ll try to insert a before and after photo here this stuff works this stuff is good it’s worth the price point i know at first it feels a little bit steep because i think it’s like 50 bucks but it will last you a few months it does last a while so totally worth it for me already repurchased this i have to keep using it otherwise my brows just like disappear all right you guys so that is everything that i wanted to talk through for my empties slash hits and misses video number one that we’ll just continue to do as time goes on i hope you guys enjoyed this you’ll definitely have to let me know in the comments below if you want me to keep doing videos like this i have had some requests from you guys to talk about hits and misses so i thought this was a perfect two in one please keep in mind if i had a negative experience with something don’t take offense to that products work differently for everybody everyone has different hair skin preferences everything you know so just because i say i don’t like something doesn’t mean i’m saying nobody should ever buy it and it’s a bad product and if you like it you’re wrong you guys know no but i know that i’m gonna have some people offended because i feel like whenever i give an honest negative review people get very upset very triggered i don’t really know what that is it’s like i’m not attacking you or your choices i’m just letting you know for me and my skin and hair it just didn’t work out and that’s okay we’re not gonna love everything right so i hope that you guys enjoyed this if you did please don’t forget to give it a thumbs up subscribe and click on that notification bell that helps to support my channel and also helps to make sure that you don’t miss out on my next video because i upload three to five days a week if there’s anything else you would like to see from me next 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