Thursday, December 12, 2013

Recent Empties

I actually used up some stuff!

Marc Anthony Instantly Thick Volume shampoo and conditioner -- Okay, I can't take full credit for using these up since my husband (who has much longer, more beautiful hair than I do) also uses these.  They don't have a strong scent, which makes them nicely unisex, and they don't interfere smell-wise with the perfume I'm wearing.  I do think they plump up the hair strands slightly due to the proteins in the formulas.  The shampoo is gentle and the conditioner is lightweight.  We've been using these for years.
Repurchase: Yes

L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner -- I actually use this most days of the week and use the Marc Anthony shampoo every 2-3 days.  It has a sort of a light coconut scent, and it seems to cleanse my very fine hair effectively.  I still use conditioner everyday with it, though.
Repurchase: Yes

Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil -- A staple in my skincare routine.
Repurchase: Of course

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes -- I use these every night.  If I haven't worn makeup that day (lazy Sundays) I feel like it cleanses well enough alone.  The rest of the time I use it to remove makeup and any eye makeup remover residue before I wash my face.
Repurchase: Yes

Benefit They're Real Mascara -- This mascara is pretty excellent for when I want really crazy over the top lashes.  It doesn't clump and gives great length and decent volume.  It's rather difficult to remove, and makes the lashes feel slightly crunchy, but I like it anyway.  I'm not sure I want to spend the $23 dollars on the full size mascara when the $10 tube worked well for me.
Repurchase: Yes (the little version)

Physicians Formula Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker -- I probably had this liquid liner for too long, and it finally dried up.  It was also the only liquid liner I used for a long time, so it probably ran out as well.  It has a firm felt-tip applicator that makes drawing a line very easy, and the formula isn't too wet so it sets quickly (which is excellent) and doesn't smudge.
Repurchase: It's a good liner, but I seem to be liking the calligraphy-style tips for liquid liners better, so probably not at this time.  But, I would definitely recommend it for people who like firm felt-tip liners!

There is something oddly satisfying about using up beauty products.


  1. Using up products *is* satisfying... but so is buying new ones. Oh, conflicting desires!

  2. Nice! I finished up the BeneFit They're Real last month as well and was totally impressed with it! xo