Beauty Empties

It’s been a while since the last time I did this [see my previous empties here + here]. I love sharing products that I use up and what I really think of them. I try A LOT of beauty products thanks to my day job so I like to think of myself as a little beauty investigative reporter. I’ve been really getting into skin and body care so I have a lot of that to share, as well as a few hair and cosmetic empties. Have you tried any of these products?! Let me know in the comments!

Redken Control Addict Hair Spray – Redken makes the best hairsprays in my opinon. They are pricey but so worth it. My hair is a nightmare to deal with, and it always stays in place the best when I use Redken styling products. I will first use the wax blast to give my waves some texture, then I spray this all over to hold everything in place. I love it and it smells good!
Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Wash– This may be my all-time favorite body wash. The scent is unbeatable and my skin always feels so soft after I use it. I can’t really say much more than that. It just gets the job done and leaves you feeling fresh and ready for the day.

Venus + Olay Sugar Berry Shaving Cream – Ok, so maybe it’s a little strange that I’m including this, but I just had to share! This is the best smelling shaving cream EVER! It literally made me want to shave my legs everyday just so I could smell it. I mean Venus really has the market on lock, and the formula is amazing. I never get nicks with this and I just am obsessed with the scent. This is a definite repurchase.Skinceuticals Emollience Moisturizer – I have tried A LOT of moisturizers in my day. I’ve tried everything from drugstore to designer so I feel like I have a pretty good grip on what’s out there. That was until I tried this. This is my new holy-grail moisturizer for the winter time. I have a pretty oily t-zone but the rest of my face is super dry. That usually poses me a problem. But this moisturizer delivers just what I need where I need it. It is really thick but not in a greasy way. My face instantly feels nourished and my makeup actually goes on really well after using this. I will say this might be a bit too thick for summer months, but in the winter, I will never use anything else. I have definitely noticed an overall positive difference in the texture and feel of my skin since using this.

L’Oreal Ideal Towelettes – These are my absolute favorite towelettes for makeup removal. When I’ve had a really long day, these are what I turn to take the day off. I even kept them on my bedside when I was hospitalized last year. They take everything off and leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed. The scent is really pleasant and not overpowering.

Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Towelettes – Charcoal-based skincare products are all the rage these days. In fact, my favorite mask of the moment is charcoal. These towelettes are oil-free and cleansing. They’re made to remove oil and mattify for those with oil-prone skin. I loved using these in the morning as a quick refresh before I applied my makeup. I will say they weren’t the best at removing makeup [although they never claimed to], but they were good at giving me a good base to apply my makeup on.

L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Setting Spray – Before I tried this, I totally thought that setting sprays were a scam. I mean, it’s basically hairspray for your face, right? Wrong! This setting spray is AMAZING. I swear I can put on makeup at 7am and have it still look amazing at 5pm. I have pretty oily skin, especially my t-zone, so my nose gets shiny really easily. When I would put this on, my makeup would stay matte and in place all day. I am currently trying out the NYX version [which is cheaper], but I have a feeling I’ll be going back to this one as soon as that one is finished up.




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  • the cape on the corner
    February 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    i'd love to hear your thoughts once you try the other setting spray. my friend is trying to twist my arm about urban decay's setting spray, but i can't comprehend why if i'm oily and try to mattify something i would then spritz any liquid on it??

    • ninesto5
      February 16, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Hi! I've also used the UD All Nighter Spray! I have oily skin too and these sprays really are mattifying!! It's liquid at first but once it's dry it's like a shield against oil/sweat! I know it sounds crazy but it really does work. They dry really fast and then don't look wet at all.