A few skincare empties | If you were waiting for updates- here are a few!

Look! Surprisingly it isn’t an unboxing!

Here I have a few reviews of skincare products I have either gotten in sub boxes, and one from PR. So, if skincare is what you are vibing with, sit back relax and enjoy!

Alba Botanicals Acnedote Face and Body Scrub

This is a product from Vegan Cuts. I have actually used this product off and on for years prior and have always enjoyed it. I do get acne on my chest and shoulders and this scrub does a great job at clearing it up- without being packed full of harsh chemicals.

RP? Once I finish a few of the scrubs I currently have, I will absolutely be repurchasing. Acnedote is amazing. My brother tried it and liked it. Even my step mom has used it in the past.

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

This is another product from Vegan Cuts, a subscription that I truly miss and will probably resubscribe to again soon.

If I remember correctly this mask is rather pricey. I had heard amazing things! Unfortunately, it didn’t do much for me. It was nice for a spa night. But, I never noticed it doing anything for my skin.

RP? No, I have other masks I enjoy much more.

Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk

If I remember correctly, I received this in a Petit Vour box.

This product did its job at removing makeup, but it never left my skin feeling clean.

RP? No, this is rather pricey for the full size and I did not like it anywhere near enough to justify the price.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

This is another product from a Petit Vour box.

I love this stuff. It worked so well to clear up my acne, without aggravating my skin. I highly, highly recommend trying it out if you have acne prone skin!

RP? A million times yet! I haven’t repurchased it yet, and my skin really misses it.

Bio Clarity Cleanse

I received this product in PR.

I did enjoy this cleanser. It was gentle and did its job really well.

RP? No. I have others that are more easily accessible at say Ulta, rather than having to go online to order this. However, if that doesn’t bother you at all, I say give it a try! It is a nice cleanser.

That is it my my little empties and updates post!

What is something you have recently used up that you fell in love with?

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6 Empty Samples | Will I purchase the full size?

Hello friends!

I have a different type of empties post tonight, it’s am deluxe sample sizes of products that I have tested to determine if I will purchase the full size or not.

So, grab a drink and let’s hop into some mini reviews!

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream

First and foremost. Peter Thomas Roth is not a cruelty free brand, as they sell in main land China. I will not be purchasing this product for this reason.

As far as quality is concerned, this moisturizer was nice. It was light weight and sunk into the skin quickly, with no greasy feeling afterwards.

Catherine Maladrino L’Energie De New York

I want to mention that I am unable to find this brands cruelty free status.

This perfume has a bit of a complex scent palette. It is citrusy, but also has hints of Rose. I did enjoy the fragrance. However, I will not be purchasing the full size unless I find a definitive answer for the brands cruelty free status. If it is CF, I am interested in picking up the full size.

Mint Pear Rosehip Night Serum

Mint Pear is a CF brand!

This serum was quick to sink into the skin, and the smallest amount covered my face and neck. This little bottle went a long way. I did see improvements in my skins overall complexion while using this serum.

I will be purchasing the full size of this serum, once I finish my current night serum that I have in my skincare rotation.

Sunday Riley A+ Retinoid Serum

Sunday Riley is a CF brand.

As a 23 year old I was not quite sure what changes I was expecting to see with this product. I noticed no difference in my skin. However, preventative treatment is always helpful. My skin did not react in anyway to this product, good or bad. This is a serum that I will keep in mind for the future. This is also a serum that I would feel confident gifting to those who are in need of a serum.

Marc Anthony Grow Long Anti Breakage Mask

Marc Anthony is a CF, and drugstore brand.

I really enjoyed this hair mask! This scent is very nice, it made my hair soft and shiny, and it did seem to strengthen my hair.

I will be picking up this mask up at my local Walgreens.

Anointment Rose Toner

This brand is CF, this product was received in a Vegan Cuts box.

Overall, I did enjoy this toner. It did its job well. However, the Mario Badescue Rose Face Mist gives me the same affect, and is much more easily accessible. I will not be going out of my way to order this toner.

I hoped you enjoyed this different format of my recent empties.

What have you recently used up that you absolutely love?

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8 Recent Beauty Empties

I have been religiously saving my empties. I have found that splitting them up into smaller posts like this works best for me.

Enjoy a view at my trash!

Bath and Body Works Winter Candy Apple Candle

Winter Candy Apple is my favorite B&BW scent. I think I have other back ups of this candle, at least I hope.

RP? I don’t think BBW is cruelty free, I need to do more research on this topic. If it is cruelty free I will always repurchase multiples at a time.

Amika Soul Food Nourishing Mask

I got this sample in an Ipsy bag and I loved it. It smelled amazing and made my hair feel really soft and healthy.

RP? Yes! I have seen this mask at TJMaxx for like $13. So, I will probably pick it up there.

Fortune Cookie Soap Rosy Cheeks Twinkle Tonic

I love FCS. You all know this. These toning pads were great. They smelled very nice and made my skin look more glowy and feel fresh. I do wish that they made it in just a liquid so I could use reusable pads with it.

RP? Not unless they make it as just a liquid toner. I don’t like the waste of the pads.

Holika Holika Aloe Facial Cleansing Foam

This cleanser came from TJMaxx for like $4. It did its job, but didn’t make my skin feel super clean. It also had quite a strong scent for a facial cleanser.

RP? No, I also don’t think it is CF so I probably shouldn’t have gotten it in the first place.

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Anti Pollution detoxifying charcoal bubble sheet mask

I love the regular yes to tomatoes detox mask. It works great for my skin. This one worked well too! However, I just don’t like bubble masks. It’s messy and I actually don’t like how it feels on my face when it bubbles up. Something about it makes me anxious.

RP? No, not this particular sheet mask from yes to.

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

This is a setting spray I really enjoy. I do notice that it makes my makeup last longer, and helps powders to really melt into the skin.

RP? I already have! Plus a back up.

Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Eye Masks

I did not notice any difference in my under eye after using this mask. Some thing in it also made my eyes sting.

RP? No, never.

Essence Make Me Brow

Just like the Ulta version, the Essence make me brow is a good dupe for the Benefit give me brow. I use the shade Blondy Brows. I think I have gone through two or three of this bad boy!

RP? Yes! It’s super inexpensive and works well.

That is it for my empties!

What is your opinion on any of these products?

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A few recent empties! | Cruelty Free (besides a BBW shower gel)

Hello my loveys!

I apologize for my lack of posting. I had surgery on my uterus, and the healing has been a struggle! Lucky for you guys, I had my significant other grab a few products from my empties bag and I took the pictures in bed!

If you are interested in looking at more of my trash and hearing my thoughts, read on!

Bath and Body Works Love and Sunshine Shower Gel

Please note, BBW is NOT cruelty free, they test where required by law!!

I was given this shower gel as a gift. It smells nice, the scent lingered and made my skin feel nice.

Repurchase? No, it is not CF.

Fortune Coolie Soap Eat Me Deep Conditioner. Deluxe sample

I really love the FCS deep conditioner formula. This scent wasn’t my favorite, but it did its job well.

Repurchase? Yes! Just a different scent

Mantra Hemp CBD Anti-aging Sheet Mask

This mask made my skin feel super soft and soothed.

Repurchase? Yes, once I get through some of my other masks. I have like a store full!

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Melting Balm

This Balm is fantastic, however it is rather pricy.

Repurchase? Maybe, if I can’t find a less expensive option I like just as much.

Physicians Formula Brow Gel

I think I have gone through two of these. It is a really nice brow gel and it does have a tint to it. It’s really nice for a quick and easy no makeup brow.

Repurchase? Yes! Physicians Formula always has sales going on at at least one of the drugstores near me, and the lower price is worth it.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme

This is a super inexpensive mascara that is definitely worth all the hype that it gets. It really gives my lashes that full, false lash look.

Repurchase? Yes, always.

That is it for this tiny empty post!

What is a product that you have used up recently?

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January 2019 Empties

January ended up being a hell of a month for me. I turned 23, had a week long hospital stay, and finally got a full diagnostic evaluation done.

Now that it is a new month, and I am going through some major changes, it is time to do this empties post and throw all this trash away.

Sheet Masks

The Crème Oh Deer! Detoxifying Lemon Sheet Mask

This mask was a gift, and I did enjoy it. I had a great makeup day the day after use. My skin was softer and brighter than normal. If I saw it I would pick it up.

Jeju:en You can’t handle this sheet

This mask came to me in Ipsy last month. It was neat, there was flames on the check area. The name is hilarious as well. However, I didn’t notice it do anything.

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mask

This is my favorite Sheet Mask. Will always repurchase.

Biobelle #Beautysecret

This mask was great, made my skin very soft and moisturized. Which is a lovely perk to have in the harsh winter months.

C’est Moi Gentle Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

I was sent these wipes to try out and i really like them! One wipe removed a full face of makeup, they are loaded with product to remove the makeup. They didn’t irritate my eyes either and most wipes do. I believe Target is beginning to sell this brand, I will be picking more up.

Veíse Hydrating Face Wash

I was also sent this product to try. I works great, my face was more clear than it has been in ages thanks to this wash. It is also a very clean product. However, I just cannot handle the apple cider vinegar smell. If smells don’t bother you, I recommend it.

Fortune Cookie Soap You’re the One That I Want Microdermabrasion Scrub

I loves this scrub. It made my skin feel great! I am probably going to purchase another if they have it on the FCS site.

Peter Thomas Roth 24 K Gold Mask

This mask was cool to use because it was gold, but I did not notice it do anything. I wouldn’t spend the money for the full size.

MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base

I got this sample in Ipsy. I really enjoyed it, made my base makeup look great. I would purchase the full size if MAC was cruelty Free.

FCS Sugar Rush Solid Sugar Scrub

Solid sugar scrubs are my new favorite thing. It’s so much easier to use and less of a mess than traditional body scrubs. This one smelled like candy! I will repurchase another solid scrub from FCS.

Farmacy Eye Dew Sample

The cream is really thick and made my under eyes feel very moisturized. I have another sample to go through, after that I may pick up the full size.

It Cosmetics Super Hero Mascara mini

I love this mascara, it is my current holy grail. I have already purchased the full size.

That is is for this months empties!

What did you use up this month?

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December Beauty Empties

Better late than never right? Let’s just jump in.

Skincare

Mustus (?) Daily Harvest Squeeze Energy Up Mask Pack Vitality/Health

I think this either came in an Ipsy or an Ipsy offer. Didn’t break me out and made my skin nice and soft.

Repurchase? I would if I saw it again, but wouldn’t go out of my way for it. I think I have another though.

Pretty Animalz by Masque Bar Purifying Sheet Mask

This was cute. It made me look like a penguin. I actually got this in my Christmas stocking.

Repurchase? No! There is a warning on the back to not use on blemishes or pimples…

Callyssee Caffeine Rush Nourishing Sheet Mask

I liked this mask. It made my skin glow. Did not give me any energy though. Haha. I think this also came with Ipsy.

Repurchase? If it was on Ipsy offer, probably.

Younique Exfoliating Mask Sample

A girl I know, who did some really bad things to the company I manage, sells Younique. She gave me this sample. Didn’t do much on the single use, but what does?

Repurchase? No, it is pricey for what it is. I have a ton of other I enjoy.

Clinique Moisturizing Gel Sample

This was actually really nice. I slathered it on and slept in it and my skin felt so nice the next morning.

Repurchase? No, but I would like a Cruelty Free alternative if anyone has one!

Makeup

ELF Powder Brush

This was like $3 and lasted me ages. I recommend it!

Repurchase? No, ONLY because I have a ton of other powder brushes.

Wander Beauty Unleashed Mascara

This was a decent mascara. It came from a BoxyCharm. I have others I like more though.

Repurchase? No, but I wouldn’t be mad if another made its way to me.

Bobby Brown Eye Opening Mascara Deluxe Sample

This came in one of those Sephora Favorites kits. Let’s just say it was not what I used my coupon to get the full size of.

Repurchase? No, I hated this. Getting through it was a struggle. Did nothing for my lashes and my lashes aren’t that bad.

That is all that I used up in December 2018!

Do you know a Cruelty Free alternate to the Clinique moisturizer?

Thank you for reading 🐙

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Jan & Feb 2018 Beauty Empties | it’s a lot..

I have a ton of empties piled up. I haven’t been in a good place lately, so I have been slacking very badly. I am trying to get better.

Makeup

MAC Fix +: if MAC was Cruelty Free, not selling where testing is required by law. I would 100% repurchase. But, I have heard they are making the change to pull out of these places!

Jordana Fabuliner: I have liked this liquid liner for a long time. Inexpensive and works well. Have repurchased.

Becca Backlight Primer: I loved this Primer. I think I will be purchasing the full size!

Too Faced Sketch Marker: this and the Jordana one are very similar. I think I will just stick with the Jordana one.

Beauty Without Cruelty Mascara: The more I’ve used this mascara the more I have loved it. I would consider repurchasing it again once I get through the ones I have.

Sephora Beauty Amplifier Setting Spray: It worked alright, but the Sephora house brand isn’t cruelty free, so I will not repurchase.

L’Oréal Hydra Perfect Loose Powder: works well as a setting powder, but it isn’t cruelty free. Too bad though, this used to be my favorite powder.

YSL Touché Eclate: lives up to the hype. But, it sadly isn’t cruelty free so I won’t be repurchasing it.

Pür Blending Sponge: these are the best blending sponges…. will not repurchase.

In shower products

(Please keep in mind my grandma stock piles these kinds of products so i end up with a ton of random brands, can’t tell Granny no!)

Tone Radiant Glow Body Wash: I wish all brands were cruelty free. This body wash is so inexpensive and works so well! But, I will not purchase.

St.Ives Nourish and Soothe Body wash: My Mom picked this out because she thought it would help my eczema. It did soothe it during flair ups. But, I man searching for cruelty free alternatives.

Pantene Sheer Volume Conditioner: Smelled nice and did it’s basic job. Is not cruelty free so I will not repurchase it.

L’Oréal Color Vibrancy Shampoo: I literally have no opinion on this. Will not repurchase.

Garnier Sleek & Shine: I used to love this line before I went cruelty free. It smells nice and works well. To bad the brand ethics aren’t up to par.

Face Masks

SNP Animal Otter Aqua Mask: this Mask was cute, but I don’t remember it doing anything. I don’t think it is cruelty free, so no thank you.

Biobelle #iwokeuplikethis: I actually really liked this mask! I have another and will be doing a full review so stay tuned!

Salis Skincare Blackhead Removal Mask: I got thins in a vegan Cuts box. Unfortunately it didn’t work the few times I tried it. I will not purchase.

Sephora Green Tea Face Mask: I actually loved this mask. A friend got it for me for Christmas! Sephora needs to make their in house brand more ethical 🙄 I won’t repurchase it until they do so.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Eye Patch: Sadly, these did nothing for my eyes. Will not purchase.

Tony Moly Avocado Mask: I don’t really remember this mask so I guess it was too great. Will not repurchase.

Skincare

Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash: I love this face wash a will repurchase it! I will probably pick up more from the brand as well.

Wet N’ Wild Micellar Water: I actually really disliked this micellar water, it burned my eyes pretty badly. Will not repurchase.

Soap by Riggs Black Raspberry and Vanilla: I love the formula, I just wasn’t a fan of the scent. Will purchase in different scents.

Box Naturals Rose Wipes: I used the full box but didn’t want to put that in the bin, so I put in an empty packet instead. I think I am going to repurchase the lavender instead of rose. I like the scent better.

Cotton Rounds: I am actually looking to purchase some reusable cotton rounds. Any suggestions?

Ole Henriksen Oil Control Toner and Moisturizer: I love this line. I want to research their cruelty free status more. If they are up to par I will gladly repurchase.

Clairsea Charcoal Exfoliant: I already repurchased! I have talked about his scrub before. I love it!

Random products

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original: I love this Dry Shampoo, but I want to try something new. What is your favorite?

Degree Motion Sense: I started having a reaction to my Schmittds Deodorant:,( I had to grab one quickly. Would not repurchase.

PYT Argon Oil: works great, but the price is a bit high. Will not repurchase.

Aquaphor: I need a better tattoo goo type product. I’m working on my sleeve so I need it. But, don’t want to repurchase this.

Wallflower “Leaves”: I am still slowly working through these. Love the scent but will not repurchase.

Lavender Essential Oil: This one is from Mel’s Candles. I will be repurchasing!

What is your favorite essential oils and incense??

Thank you so much for reading💜

That is it for my empties!

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