Friday, September 9, 2016

August 2016 Empties Report!

Hello!

I want to introduce a new segment to my monthly round up posts, called the Empties Report. I have noticed a lot of beauty blogs that show the readers not only the products that they are currently using and loving, but the ones that they've used up! Most blogs include a mini review and whether or not they will repurchase the item, too. This month, I am hopping on the bandwagon!

Here are the items I finished up this month:

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Let me tell you a little about each one!

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Lemslip Buttercream, from LUSH Cosmetics, is a Kitchen exclusive item. This means the item is produced in tiny batches and is not available in the store. I love all things lemon, so I stalked the Kitchen until this was so sale...and pounced! It feels like a solid soap that melted and became liquid, then firmed back up. You can scoop it out with your hands, but it's thick and kind of hard to get out. The smell is lovely!

I did not, however, find this moisturizing. In fact, it made me kind of sticky to the touch. I ended up using this first, then a shower gel, just to get the sticky off. I will not repurchase this if I see it in the Kitchen again.

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I am not sure if Vanilla Dee-Lite is an older item or a Kitchen item. I bought this off of another person in a LUSH Facebook group. It is just a regular body lotion. Smells great, works great! I would re-purchase if it is for sale again.

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Beauty Protector Protector Protect & Detangle Leave in Conditioner was sent to me in a swap and I loved it so much that I swapped for two more bottles! I have crazy thick and dry hair, so it doesn't condition as much as it does detangle for me. With this nest on my head, detangling my hair is enough of an accomplishment!

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Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk was a 100 point perk at Sephora. I am glad it was a "free" item, because I wouldn't purchase it again. It didn't absorb any quicker or settle in better than the regular argan oil, but the "milk" aspect made me hesitant to put it in my hair and on my cuticles. I do love Josie's regular argan oil though, and I would re-purchase that for it's multi-tasking talents.

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Ole Henricksen makes great products that are super effective. I have a current favorite pore mask by Ole, but this baby does not join it in the Favorites category. This is actually pretty old, and even though it's a tiny tub, it took a while to finish. Why? It stiiiiiings! I guess that means it is working, but ouch!

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Last but not least, I received the Origins Maskimizer in a Sephora PLAY! box earlier this year. You are supposed to spray it on clean skin before adding your mask. It is supposed to help the mask absorb better and help you to glean the benefits of the mask better. I wouldn't go out of my way to re-purchase this. If a mask is a quality product, shouldn't it go right on your skin? Seems like an extra and unnecessary step to me.

So, there you have it. What do you think of this post? Like, dislike? Helpful, not helpful?

I am always open to your suggestions so please let me know your thoughts!

xoxo,
Lacey

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