Let’s Talk Trash | Beauty Empties & Mini Reviews #10

Hey everyone! Today I have a new month of empties to share with you! I love reading other peoples empties posts and hearing what they truly thought of products that they have completely used up – and the nosy part of me just loves to see what products other people are using. If you’re like me, then you’ve definitely found an empty haven here. Let’s see what I used up this last month!

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I seriously used up a ton of stuff this month!

+ Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner (13.5 FL OZ), $29.00.
This is the second or third bottle of this that I’ve used up. I tend to get these in subscription boxes. I do really like it though. I love the way the bottle looks, not so much how it functions. It’s way too hard to get all the product out of the bottle. But, the conditioner works. It makes my hair feel so healthy. I would repurchase, I just wish they’d change their packaging.

+ Love Beauty And Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo (13.5 FL OZ), $6.99.
I used up the conditioner buddy to this last month and I finally made it through the shampoo! This was nice, it smells amazing – so fresh and light. It builds to a nice lather and really made my hair feel clean without feeling striped or too harsh. I would repurchase, but I have the same packaging issue as I do with the UnWash Conditioner. It’s just so hard to get that last bit out.

+ L’Oreal Paris EverCurl 6in1 Cleansing Balm (16.9 FL OZ), $11.99.
I used up another bottle of this last month as well. This product is discontinued in this size, so it’s no longer available for purchase. I got a few bottles of this really cheap on clearance from Frys, but I wouldn’t repurchase again even if it was still available. My opinions haven’t changed since last month – I just don’t really feel like this does much for me. I’m on my last bottle of this right now and I’ll continue to use it up, but I’m not a fan.

+ Aussie Aussome Volume Conditioner (13.5 FL OZ), $2.99.
I like Aussie conditioners and this one works really well. It does provide some nice volume without weighing my hair down and it makes my hair sooo soft. All of Aussies conditioners smell amazing too, so that’s a definite plus. I will repurchase.

+ Dove Anti-Frizz Oil Therapy Conditioner (12 FL OZ), $5.99.
Oh, how I love me some Dove hair products. They’re pricey for drugstore though. I could only find this size available on the CVS website, so I’m not 100% on that pricing because it seems high to me. Either way, I really loved this conditioner. It definitely helped with my frizz and it smelled incredible. I have a couple more of these and I will absolutely repurchase.

+ HASK Charcoal Purifying Conditioner (12 FL OZ), $8.15.
I got this and the matching shampoo in an Allure Beauty Thrills box. This was okay. The idea of a charcoal conditioner intrigued me, but I just didn’t think this was anything special. The smell was a bit odd, not as “pretty” as I like my hair products to be and I just didn’t notice any spectacular results. I wouldn’t repurchase.

+ Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray (8.5 FL OZ), $3.42.
I literally bought this when it first came out and I FINALLY used it all up. I really liked this as a wave-ish maker, it made gorgeous loose beach-y waves. My only gripe with this is that in order to get the look that I wanted, I had to use SO MUCH of this at one time, so once I actually started using it on a regular basis, the bottle didn’t last long. But, it’s cheap so I would definitely repurchase.

+ RUSK Shining Sheen and Movement Mist (4.2 FL OZ), $14.50.
I bought a few bottles of this on clearance at Fry’s forever ago and I’m slowly making my way through. I believe this was my last bottle, but I’d have to double check to know for sure. Either way, I like this. It’s a cute baby bottle size but it works. It provides a nice shine without looking too extra and without weighing down my hair. I would repurchase.

+ Fortune Cookie Soap Whale Talk Deep Conditioner (2 OZ), $12.99.
I LOVED this! I got this in a previous Fortune Cookie Soap Monthly box. This has the most amazing, relaxing scent that is PERFECT for a little mommy spa night. It made my hair feel soft and luscious and made is smell wonderful. I would 100% repurchase.

+ Loba Mane Color Vibrante Transformative Mask (2 OZ), $10.00.
I can’t really speak much for this as far as helping my hair color, but it did smell nice and it made my hair feel nice. I didn’t notice a whole lot of difference in my color. It was nice for a hair mask, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to repurchase because I don’t feel it did anything super special.

+ John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Hairspray (2 OZ), $1.84.
I calculated the cost for this based on the cost of the full size. This was a great hairspray. It worked great, it didn’t have to much of a “hairspray” scent. It helped with my frizz overall. I really liked how this one worked. It provided a nice hold, but not too over the top. I would repurchase.

+ Not Your Mother’s Naturals Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Leave-In Conditioner (2 FL OZ), $2.24.
The cost of this was also based on the cost of the full size. This was realllly nice, but man, what a name! I loved this though. It smelled great, it made my hair feel great – softer, silkier, less frizzy, and just plain better. And the full size is really affordable too. I will absolutely repurchase!

+Ouai Leave In Conditioner (0.84 FL OZ), $4.64.
The cost of this is also based on the cost of the full size. This product is a bit pricier, but definitely worth it! If I could bottle up femininity, it would smell like this. This just smells like freaking happy. And it worked wonders on my hair. This may be fighting for holy grail status for me.  My only gripe is that the spritzer stopped working towards the end, so I couldn’t use it all! And I would still repurchase!

+ Nick Chavez Horsetail Root Lifting Spray(2 FL OZ), $9.00.
I think that I got this in an Allure Beauty Box a couple of months back? I’m not entirely sure, but this is also a really nice product. It gave me good volume, but didn’t tangle my hair up or make it difficult to manage, which is an issue I tend to have with products like this. It worked great and that’s what matters in the end! I would repurchase.

+ KMS Moist Repair Anti-Breakage Spray (0.8 FL OZ), $2.90.
This was pretty decent. I don’t really know how well it worked, but my hair did feel healthier after using this, and – and this could be a total placebo affect – but I do feel like my hair wasn’t shedding or splitting as much as it normally does. I would repurchase this just to try it out again.

+ Matrix Air Dry Twisted Boho (1 FL OZ), $4.53.
I air-dry my hair all the time, so I love this new boom in products that are meant for air-dried hair. This one worked really nicely. It was a creamy balm that gave me a little bit more beachy waves than I normally have before wave styling products. I would purchase the full size in a nano second.

+ Pacifica Hairvana Leave-On Detangling Conditioner(0.5 FL OZ), $1.39.
This was the month of great hair care, I’m telling you. This was another great product. I do think it helped with my tangles and it did make hair feel great. Plus, do you see that adorable pink packaging?!? I would repurchase this in the full size!

+ Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner Pore Purifying Mask (1 OZ), $42.00.
I believe I got this in a previous Boxycharm box. This was freaking outstanding. My skin has never felt better. It felt tight and smoothed and plump. I want to use this everyday, all day and nothing else. I would def repurchase this. If you haven’t tried this yet, drop everything you’re doing and try it out!

+ La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lotion (0.5 FL OZ), $0.67.
This was great. This is a face and body lotion and I used this as a face moisturizer before applying makeup every morning. I didn’t notice much of a scent, which was nice. It kept my skin hydrated and really helped with a nice base for my makeup. I would repurchase.

+ DCL Hydra Boost Finishing Serum (0.17 FL OZ), $18.70.
I got this as part of a mini set in a subscription box. This serum is priiiicey. This little tube wasn’t filled up all of the way, which is kind of a bummer, but I did get to test it out and it’s a really nice product. It does have a slight luxe feel to it, but it works really well as a serum and was awesome to use. I would repurchase if that price came down a bit.

+ Eau Thermale Avene A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum (0.1 FL OZ), $4.40.
This is the teeniest little sample tube ever. I did enjoy this serum though. It was nice and silky and make my skin soft and supple. I would repurchase this, even though I didn’t have a ton of product to test.

+ Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream (.5 FL OZ), $17.75.
This was a really great moisturizer. It was thick and a little went a long way – this little jar lasted me about a month! I would repurchase this only because it made my skin so healthy and hydrated!

+ Clinique Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Wipes (50 WIPES), $14.00.
I got these on clearance at TJ Maxx for $5.00 and I only wish that I had found more. I’m a huge fan of Clinique skincare, and these were a nice treat! They felt nice and refreshing on my skin, they removed a decent amount of my makeup (I’ve yet to find a remover wipe that takes off ALL of my makeup), but this one comes close and it has a pleasant scent, too. I would repurchase!

+ Yadah Brightening Jelly Pack, $3.00?
I got this in a mask subscription box and I’m a big fan. I’ve never tried a jelly mask before, especially in sheet mask form. It was definitely a new experience and since getting this, I’ve acquired a couple of other jelly masks and I’m really excited to use them. This was much thicker than non-jelly masks. I didn’t notice my skin being any brighter than before, but just the jelly part was a nice experience. I would repurchase.

+ COSw My Real Skin Vitamin C, $1.99.
This was a really great mask. It made my skin feel hydrated and slightly more plump and I did notice my skin looking brighter after using this. Especially considering the price, I would absolutely repurchase this.

+ Candy O’Lady Mellow Cotton Candy Mask, $2.25.
To be completely honest, I don’t even remember using this mask. Like, at all. But, I must have since it’s in my empties bin. Since it was so unmemorable for me though, I guess I wouldn’t repurchase it.

+ Natural Pacific Premium Metal Snow Whitening Infusion Mask, $3.00.
I actually did a mask selfie on Instagram with this. I looked crazy. This was a metallic/metal looking sheet mask. Due to the texture, I had a really hard time getting this to stay on my face. After about 5 minutes of fighting with it, I finally trashed it. I wouldn’t repurchase.

+ It’s Skin Pomegranate Clean & Vitality Mask Sheet, $1.99.
This was a decent mask. It wasn’t super exciting, but it worked and made my skin feel smooth and clean and new. It had a nice scent and I didn’t have any issues with it sliding off my face. It wasn’t too over saturated. I would repurchase this one.

+ Spongology by Spongelle 100% Body Wash Infused Buffer Body Contouring Glove, $25.00
I have seriously tried to like this brand. I really have. It’s crazy popular and everyone seems to love their products. I just can’t jump on the bandwagon. I don’t like it. This one was horrible to use, the mitt didn’t fit right and it didn’t lather right half the time. I just can’t get into these sponges. I much prefer regular body wash and a loofah. I won’t repurchase.

+ Evri Konjac Sponge, $3.98.
This isn’t the first one of these that I’ve used and my opinion hasn’t really changed. These are the cheapest Konjac sponges that I’ve found (and I got them on clearance for even cheaper), but they work just as well, if not better than the ones that I have been using (Ecotools and Boscia). I will definitely repurchase!

+ First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads(28 PADS), $15.00.
These were actually really nice. They were a bit harsh on my skin, but almost in a good way. My skin always looked nicer right after using one of these pads. I’d vouch for their toning and brightening claims. And I would repurchase!

+ Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm (0.5 OZ), $10.22.
I seriously am falling so hard for cleansing balms. They’re just everything I could want in a skincare product. This was amaaaazing, which it really should be considering that luxe price! This has a really good smell, but I can’t quite place what it is. Either way, I so want to say that I would repurchase this, but I just really don’t think I would at that price point.

+ St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub (6 OZ), $3.19.
This is a tried and true product. I’ve gone through more of these tubes than I can count. I was using this stuff in high school. It works well, it makes my skin feel great and it smells fantastic! I will repurchase!

+ Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser (5 FL OZ), $10.00.
I picked this up on clearance to try it out, and it was a really pleasant experience. I liked it. It worked nicely. It did help with blemishes that I had on my face. It didn’t have that weird smell that Burt’s Bees products normally have, which is a huge plus for me. I would repurchase.

+ Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water (6.7 FL OZ), $8.99.
I’ve gone through a couple of these. I love using this to remove my eye makeup. It works surprisingly well. This one is nice because it helped to re-hydrate the thinner skin around my eyes and I loved how smooth that skin was after using this. I would repurchase.

+ Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution (1.7 FL OZ), $2.89.
I think I got this as a gift with purchase a while back. I did really enjoy it though. It worked well and lasted a decent amount of time because I didn’t have to use a ridiculous amount of product. I would purchase the full size of this in a heartbeat.

+ REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic (1.7 FL OZ), $7.00.
I wasn’t really a huge fan of this. It was decent, but it was incredibly thin and no matter how much product I was using, it just felt like it was dragging across my skin. I didn’t notice any extra “radiance” or glow in my skin and I just felt that it was kind of a waste. I wouldn’t purchase the full size.

+ Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Wash (15 FL OZ), $2.99.
This smelled soooo good ya’ll! I love the oil based body wash, it made my skin feel so soft and smooth. The scent was on point and it lathered really well. This is a super affordable line, so I’ll absolutely repurchase this.

+ Yorba Organics Kalahari Melon Rejuvenating Body Wash (10 FL OZ), $12.95.
I got this in a subscription box, and I am not a fan. The scent of this is just off to me. The best way I can describe it is like a chemically version of the smell of an inside of a Jamba Juice store. It’s just a bit off. It is vegan, which is nice but I wouldn’t repurchase it.

+ Right Guard Xtreme Defense 5 Refreshing Hair & Body Wash (16 FL OZ), $7.10.
This was Kylor’s body wash that I picked up for him. He liked this and said he would use it again. He’s a man of few words :). It does smell really nice though.

+ Lalicious Sugar Kiss Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub (16 OZ), $36.58.
This is INCREDIBLE! I got this in an old PopSugar MustHave box. The container is HUGE and the price does show that. . . but the smell is the one of the most amazing things I have ever smelled. It’s so creamy, but still exfoliates. This is what I would dream sugar scrub would be like. It’s more of a cream scrub and it left my skin sooo freaking soft. I would 100% repurchase, even at that price.

+ L’Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Instant Shine Eraser Powder in Soft Ivory, $5.75.
This has been my everyday powder for a while now. I love the color of this and I love the coverage that it provides and how it makes my skin look. I just don’t like the fact that I can’t get any of the outer rim of powder out of this packaging. I know most powders start to crumble, but this powder just won’t budge. I’m using another one of these in a different shade at the present moment, and hopefully I don’t have the same issue with it.

+ Urban Decay UrbanBrow, $20.00.
I think this particular product has been discontinued and replaced. This one has most definitely gone bad. It’s all dried up and has a scent similar to nail polish remover. I have used this several times in the past though. It’s a bit goopy for my liking, so I can definitely see why they discontinued this model.

+ Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover (1 FL OZ), $4.52.
I actually just hauled this in my most recent Sephora haul and it’s already empty – for a very good reason. I could not get this to work for the life of me. I had to use a ridiculous amount to take any of my eye makeup off, so I went through this bottle incredibly quickly. I would not repurchase.

+ Kroger Cotton Rounds (80 CT), $1.99 x2.
These aren’t my favorite by any means, but they’re cheap and they work. Only one side of these is quilted, and they do that for a reason but I personally prefer double quilted cotton rounds. Either way, I obviously repurchase these and will continue to, because they do work and the price is right.

+ Kroger Cotton Balls (100 CT), $1.00.
To me, cotton balls are cotton balls are cotton balls. They all do about the same thing. These don’t shed too bad and the price is great for how quickly I go through them, so I will continue to repurchase.

+ Skintimate SkinTherapy Shave Cream (10 OZ), $4.99.
This is one of my holy grail shave creams. It’s awesome for sensitive skin and dry skin. I have dry skin and this works wonders on my legs and arms. I have a freaking army of these in my linen closet and I will always repurchase.

+ Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel,  $4.20.
I have used about 100 bottles of this, like seriously. I love this shave gel and I have no complaints. I will absolutely repurchase.

I used up $432.64 worth of products this month!
I’ve used up $1725.91 worth of products this year!

Have you ever tried any of these products? What have you used up recently?

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