So a lot of people review their “favorites” and I also do that! But I think actually going through a WHOLE product speaks wonders. To me it means that it really is worth getting and using since I used the whole thing until it was empty! So I figured I’d share my recent “empties” with you! If you have any more questions that I don’t answer, then please let me know! I LOVE TALKING TO YOU GUYS!! That’s my favorite part about this whole blogging process!
Plus! The holidays are coming up, so maybe these products could be a good gift as well!
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THIS STUFF IS MAKEUP CANDY! I can’t get enough of it. George got this for me when I mentioned seeing it in a Jaclyn Hill video about two months ago and I already have two empties! I have never used a better setting spray that seriously makes me feel comfortable wearing a full face of makeup all day. I usually spray it on twice. Once, let it dry, then again and I get going. This is probably my favorite empty out of all of these that I’ll talk about!
If you have any makeup lovers (or you are yourself) BUY THIS! IT’S AMAZING!
2. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25)
I think that I have purchased about 4 of these since they announced this mascara a couple of years ago. I will be honest and say that this is my SECOND favorite mascara of all time (following Better Than Sex by Two Faced). I usually use those two together. But if you’re looking for a very natural look, using this alone is KEY. It lengthens and seperates perfectly and it’s perfect for days that you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup.
3. Nomad Highlight in Midnight Sun ($17) <— Full product, not this small vvv
I got this mini sample size in an Ipsy bag a couple of months ago! I think it was 4 or 5 months ago that I got it and it has lasted me this long! You use so little and it really makes an impact! I’m using the Morphe Mini Highligher ($7) in Spark (which I also got from Ipsy) right now, and I would honestly say that I like the Morphe one more, but up until I started using the Morphe, this was my go-to highlight!
4. Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Eyeshadow Primer ($24)
I will be completely honest. I don’t use eyeshadow primer everyday. Probably like once a week when I do a BIG eyeshadow look. Eyeshadow primer definetly works wonders, but sometimes I’m just too lazy. That being said, I think I had this primer for about a year and a half. The smallest amount goes a long way and it really does keep the shadow from creasing and it stays in place!
5. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder ($24)
So I have 1. super dry skin 2. anal about my makeup creasing 3. hate flashback in pictures. & this product helped with all of those problems! It makes your pores so much less visable and I just feel comfortable and light wearing it!
7. Jersey Shore Balm in Peppermint ($10)
So! I am pretty high strung with moisturizing my lips! Especially in the winter! I have had two of these lip balms. This one and one in lavender. THE BEST PART!: They’re made with essential oils! I use this one in the morning, I use the lavender before bed and I use my Kopari Lip Glossy during the day! This peppermint one just wakes me up and I don’t usually have to worry about moisturizing my lips until about 1 pm when I apply it around 6 a.m.!
6. Marios Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel ($14) <— for 8 fl oz, not 2!
I am ALWAYS on the hunt for good skincare since I battle with pretty annoying adult acne. This has been a product I have been using since one of my college roommates, Jeslyn, used it! And I have loved it ever since! I usually use it as a second cleanser. So I usually use my Philosphy Microdilivery Exfoliating Face Wash ($28) (<– but tends to be on sale at Ulta) first, and then use this second, and my face feels AMAZING! I had this for about 5 months and this was only the 2 oz bottle!
6. S factor Sily Smooth Moisture Serum ($23.50)
You guys!!!!! THIS. STUFF. SAVED. MY. HAIR. AND!!!! It lasted me over two years!!! This is my secret to dying my hair since I was 16 and having healthy hair. Nowadays, I’ll be honest, my hair is a lot more dry since I started using bleach to get lighter, BUT before that, it was healthy and strong for 5 years! I highly recommend. I just put a pump all over my hair and ends and it works wonders!! This brand in general has been amazing for my hair.
7. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream ($84)
Okay. So. I know this is pretty pricey, but here me out. I had this fragrance for 5 years. Literally one spray at the beginning of each day, and I got complements allll day. If you want to invest in a very fresh-scented fragrance, then I highly recommend.
Right now, I am using Acqua di Gioia and that is also a very fresh-scented perfume!
Those are all of my empties! I hope this helped with ideas!
Listening to: anything Lauv
Drinking: CoffeeOverCardio Saturdaze! (discount code: 10annax)
Reading: You Are A Baddass
Looking forward to: THIS WEEK! IT’S THANKFUL WEEK!
Working on: devloping and expanding this blog and my Instagram page. If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE let me know!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! I am so freaking thankful for you all!