Let’s Talk Trash! | Empties & Mini Reviews #13

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I can’t believe another month is gone! Where is this year going? I had a great month and used up a ton of products. I am killing the empty game this year, so I can’t wait to share what I used up this month! Make sure to let me know in the comments below what you used up this past month! P.S. I’m trying out a new layout for this post this month, so make sure you let me know what you think of this type of empties post please! 🙂



+ Suave Rosemary + Mint Conditioner, 28 FL OZ ($3.94). I’ve used up a ton of these before. They’re really good, especially for the price. I definitely recommend them, and I’ll definitely repurchase. Plus, it smells so incredible!
+ vo5 Island Coconut Moisturizing Shampoo, 12.5 FL OZ ($5.91). My husband actually used this up. He liked it. He prefers slightly higher end shampoos, but he is trying to go through the small stash that we have of these leftover from our apartment days. I personally am not a fan, but I love the scent of this.
+ PINK Beach Hair But Better Wave Spray, 8 FL OZ ($14.50). This is actually no longer available, but it was a pretty decent wave spray. They had this as part of their most recent Semi-Annual sale for like, $5, and I seriously debated grabbing some more, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I didn’t LOVE this spray, but it worked for daily life.
+ American Wave Glint Texture & Shine Spray, 6.7 FL OZ ($30.00). I got this in a limited edition of some sort, and when I first tried it I absolutely hated it. But the more I used it, the more I loved it and now I’m obsessed. It gives some nice volume, and it does add a beautiful sheen to my hair. I definitely recommend.
+ Schwarzkopf GLISS Hair Repair Ultimate Repair Conditioner, 13.6 FL OZ ($5.47). I really like this conditioner, and I am loving that price. It works well, it makes my hair super smooth and I don’t notice any issues with my coloring since I do dye my hair. I’ll definitely be grabbing a few more bottles of this!
+ Renpure Advanced Tea Tree & Lemon Sage Shampoo, 3.4 FL OZ ($2.99). This was pretty good. I loved the scent, and it really did feel invigorating. It was great to use in the morning, and I would grab this again.
+ Renpure Advanced Tea Tree & Lemon Sage Conditioner, 3.4 FL OZ ($2.99). I didn’t love this as much as the shampoo. It was okay, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to hunt this down in stores.
+ HASK Orchid & White Truffle Moisture Rich Deep Conditioner, 1.75 FL OZ ($1.77). This made my hair feel so amazing. It smelled great, and there is a lot of product in this little sample sized packet. I love that you can buy these in one-time uses – it’s really convenient!
+ Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Mask, 0.6 FL OZ ($0.32). There wasn’t really enough product in this sample for me to really test, so unfortunately I don’t really have an opinion since I had to mix this with another hair mask.
+ Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste, 1.35 FL OZ ($8.58). This was kind of an odd-ball product to me. I don’t quite get the point, but my hair felt incredible after using this. It was similar to a scalp scrub, I suppose. I’d definitely buy the full size.
+ Redken Extreme Shampoo, 1.7 FL OZ ($5.99). This was a nice basic shampoo, but didn’t do anything crazy to my hair. I think it would be really good for low matience hair people.
+ Kenra Luxe One Leave-In, 1 FL OZ ($5.00). This little guy worked really well. I have another sample of this that I will happily use. This made my hair feel very lush and soft. I would definitely buy this in the full size.
+ Alterna Caviar CC Cream Leave-In Hair Perfecter, 0.85 FL OZ ($8.84). This is really good. I’ve gone through so many of these travel size tubes. This is always what I use in between trying new leave in treatments. This is always my go-to!


+ Bath & Body Works French Lavender & Honey Shower Gel, 10 FL OZ ($12.50). Love this! I normally love Bath & Body Works shower gels, but this scent is one of my all time favorites. It’s so relaxing and luxurious. I will always repurchase.
+ Fortune Cookie Soap Time To Shine Shimmer Body Wash, 7 OZ ($10.99). This was a cute concept. It’s shaped like a wine bottle and was available as part of their New Year’s collection. It smelled really nice, but it had a lot of shimmer. I don’t really have much of a want for a shimmer body wash, so I’d pass on this.
+ David Beckham Homme Shower Gel, 6.7 FL OZ ($24.99). I got this as part of a cologne set that I got for Kylor (and he was the one primarily using this). I wouldn’t really be down for paying the price per bottle, but if you’re interested in paying for it, I will say it smells INCREDIBLE. I loved when he was using this, but I’m also a fan of the matching cologne.
+ Gillette Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel, 7 OZ ($1.99). This was really nice. I found it to be pretty soothing. I’ll definitely use this again – it’s great for a basic shave gel that doesn’t cause irritation.
+ Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, 0.84 FL OZ ($4.66). This is quickly becoming a cult classic product. I’ll admit, I think it smells delicious. I get why everyone thinks it smells so great, but (hold your pitchforks), I don’t get why everyone is so obsessed with it. It’s just like a normal lotion to me, so I wouldn’t go searching for the full size.


+ Beauty 360 Premium Cotton Rounds, 80 CT ($3.79). These were pretty good. I didn’t find them to shed too much, and I really liked the quilted side for removing my eye makeup. I would get these again. Actually I have, this is like my 24th pack of these!
+ Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, 7 CT ($4.99). I’m pretty sure this price is wrong, but it’s all I can find online? These are good, but this pack dried out very quickly. I’ve gotten the full size packs and didn’t have any issues, so I’d purchase the full size but I did find it weird that I had an issue with this travel size pack.
+ MAC Prep + Prime FIX+ , 3.4 FL OZ ($26.00). This is definitely not my first bottle of this. I love it, it works great at so many different things. I am trying out a few cheaper alternatives of this right now, but I’ll probably switch back to this once those are empty because OG is OG!
+ The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Shower Gel, 8.4 FL OZ ($10.00). This scent is no longer available :(. I actually got this on clearance from TJ Maxx. I loved the scent of it, very musky, while still having a sweeter side to it. My husband really enjoyed this too.
+ eb5 Anti-Aging Toner, 0.75 FL OZ ($1.24). I really did like this. This is the first product from this brand that I’ve used, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I would buy the full size.
+ Luzern La Defense Urban Protect Daily Moisturizer, 0.33 FL OZ ($16.50). This was a really thick moisturizer. It was sooo amazing though. My skin felt so damn good after using this. I definitely see why it has such a high price tag.
+ Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3, 1 FL OZ ($2.38). This has always been one of my go-to skincare products. I have full size bottles of this, and I’ll always repurchase. This is definitely a cult classic for a reason!
+ Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild, 1 FL OZ ($2.76). This is another cult classic. So great for sensitive skin. This makes my skin feel so clean and refreshed. It’s great for those really long, stressful days.
+ Purlisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum, 0.24 FL OZ ($27.84). This seriously made my undereyes feel and look so amazing. I am really surprised at the estimated value cost of this tiny size, but I might be willing to pay retail for the full size because it really did make my eyes feel incredible!
+ Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil, 1 FL OZ ($8.28). I love cleansing oils and balms. They always work so well to remove my makeup, and this is no exception. This was interesting since it is an oil and I’ve always hated cleansing oils before trying this one. This totally changed my mind though. Bring on the cleansing oils!


+ Grace & Stella Anti-Wrinkle and Energizing Eye Mask ($2.00).
+ Esfolio Pearl Essence Mask Sheet ($2.20).
+ It’s Skin Blueberry Vitality & Moisture Sheet Mask ($1.99).
+ Annie’s Way Ginkgo + Seaweed Anti-Wrinkle Eye Mask ($2.99).
+ Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Anti Wrinkle Mask ($3.50).
+ Urban Dollkiss Elephant Nose Pack ($5.99).
+ Etude House Collagen Eye Patch ($1.96).
+ no:hj Modeling Mask Serum ($4.00).
+ Etude House Black Charcoal Chin Pack ($2.90).
+ Her Story Aqua Mask Sheet ($4.00).
+ Dr. Brandt Shake & Shot Shaking Rubber Hydro Shot ($12.00)
+ Mario Badescu Enzyme Revitalizing Mask, 0.5 OZ ($5.00)
+ GlamGlow InstaMud 60-Second Pore-Refining Treatment, 0.24 OZ ($5.92)


+ Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara, 0.10 OZ ($11.00). I only got to use this a couple of times before it dried out. I did really like the mascara, but the fact that the travel size dried out so quickly really concerns me about the full size :/
+ Manna Kadar Flutter Mascara Jet Black ($29.00). This was an okay mascara. I don’t think that I would pay $30 for it, but it was pretty decent. This did dry out pretty quick too, though. Shame.
+ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion ($21.00). This line is my holy grail eye liners. This eye liner ended up falling out of the pencil. Ugh. I’ll still repurchase though. A must-have!

I used up $370.72 worth of products this month!
I’ve used up $2,996.04 worth of products so far this year!

What did you use up this month? What do you think of this layout for future empties posts?

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