Product Empties!


Hi Lovelies!

I’ve been busy the past couple of weeks as I had a dear friend from Wisconsin visiting me here in North Carolina! Our departure for Japan has been delayed, so I have a few more weeks to prepare for the emotional chaos that is moving internationally (lol)!

I blog a lot about products as I test them out, but it’s not often that I mention products I’ve actually finished…which is probably because I don’t finish a lot of products. I think I have successfully finished a single tube of chapstick in my lifetime. Things either get lost, forgotten, or purposely ignored. So today, I’m going to share with you the graveyard of products I’ve emptied within the last few weeks! Moving has actually been a great motivator to spring clean and use up old products, especially since we can’t send most of our personal care items with our household goods overseas. Find out which products I loved and which ones I was happy to dump below!


Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 Stay Fabulous Foundation in 810 // This is the 5th or 6th time that I’ve killed a bottle of this foundation. I love it! It’s matte, long-lasting, and has great coverage. And the pump is a huge plus! I frequently reach for this in favor of my high-end foundations.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation // This is another product I’ve repurchased 4 or 5 times and I use it interchangeably with the foundation above. It’s more of a demi-matte, but it’s still long-lasting with medium-full coverage.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer // If this wasn’t so expensive I’d have stockpiles of it! This is truly my favorite bronzer ever. It’s versatile in that it is great for both bronzing and for contouring. The box o’ powders from Benefit never disappoint, but Hoola is definitely my favorite. If you’re still searching for “the one,” look no further. (Unless “the one” you’re looking for is an actual human being, in which case I suggest you look further)


Arbonne Clear Future Corrective Acne Treatment Pads // This was another one of the products that Arbonne sent to me in a PR kit. These are seriously pricey ($46 for 60 pads!) but I did feel like they definitely reduced some of the acne and redness I was experiencing, especially on my cheeks. Even my husband tried them and got results!

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel // My all. time. favorite. moisturizer. ever! This bottle has lasted me close to a whole year with regular use. It keeps my skin hydrated and healthy without exacerbating any oil or causing breakouts.

Nature’s Bounty Tea Tree Oil // I honestly can’t remember where or when I got this, but I’m assuming I picked it up in the natural section of the grocery store, since I know this brand is sold there. Tea Tree has been a lifesaver for my acne. Diluted, it makes a great toner, and on its own makes for a great spot treatment. This is one oil that I’ll always keep on hand, and I love that Nature’s Bounty offers quality oils at affordable prices. 

Jergen’s Natural Glow Instant Sun Mousse // If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I am an avid self-tanner. Although my tanner of choice is usually Fake Bake Flawless Darker, I picked up this Jergens mousse at the drugstore to try, after not being able to find my usual drugstore fave (L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Mousse). It was okay and I used it all, but I’m not sure the shade was right for my skin tone. 


Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo // If you have hard water or use a lot of hair products, I highly recommend this shampoo! I used it every other time that I shampooed my hair, and found that it was really effective at removing buildup without drying out my hair. It was a great product, but I don’t have hard water anymore and rarely use styling products, so I won’t repurchase.

Redken All Soft Conditioner // I loved this conditioner! It had the ideal consistency – not too thin or thick, and left my hair feeling soft, smooth, and detangled without feeling heavy or greasy. I usually go through conditioner very quickly, but I found that I only needed a small amount of this product to achieve results, so it lasted several months. Definitely try to pick this up during one of Ulta’s BOGO 50% off Redken sales!

What products have you finished up lately? Let me know in the comments below!

| Shelbie


5 thoughts on “Product Empties!

  1. Sarah

    Love this! Since becoming sisters in spring of 2013 to close friends/roommates in 2014, you’ve been seriously obsessed with Hoola bronzer! So naturally, I finally picked some up a week or so ago… Not my fav. Maybe I’m just not applying it correctly or its my olive skin but I can’t get into it! 😒 However, I do love a lot of Arbonne’s products, recently the mascara! Also love that you wrote about tea tree oil. You know I’m all about all “natural” (the actual natural not the marketing term) so I’ll have to let my other half know about that trick for his skin care needs! Great blog as usual babes!

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    1. I have been oil cleansing lately with a blend of coconut oil (organic virgin cold pressed), tea tree, and lavender essential oil and my skin looks and feels great! Even Alex has tried it out. It’s worth looking into for a natural alternative ☺️ Although I do believe that the Arbonne products are great and I love that they’re naturally derived. They’re just so expensive! Hoola is a bit more of a cool tone bronzer so it works on my warm yellow-toned skin but it might look a little muddy on you if you’re green-olive toned! Return it and try something warmer like the Too Faced chocolate soleil bronzers! ❤️❤️❤️


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