Empties: Hits & Misses



Blousey Shampoo by Lush:  I loved this shampoo from one of my favorite brands, Lush.  All Lush products are organic, handmade and vegan.  The only negative thing I can say about Lush products is that they’re expensive, but then handmade, vegan products are going to cost a little more.  I’m willing to pay for cruelty-free and they are truly wonderful to use!  My brother’s dog, Willie got ahold of this as you can see so I’m a little sad to toss it because he’s so cute!  Available at Lush stores and online.

Pacifica Body Butter: Another great vegan and cruelty-free line is Pacifica.  Their scents are incredible and I love their body butters.  I had the scent Coconut Crushed Pearl which may have been limited edition however they’re all good.  Available at Whole Foods and Sephora.

VITALUMIÈRE AQUA by CHANEL: My favorite foundation equal to MAC’s Face & Body.  Goes on sheer and leaves my skin looking luminous.  Available at Chanel counters.

SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair Eye Cream:  One fantastic product!  It’s expensive but I saw real results.  I have another one on order already.  Their TNS line contains growth factors from skin cells from foreskin.  If you’re comfortable with that and you can handle the smell which can be off-putting, you will see results.  My aesthetician turned me onto this line a few years ago and I’ve never been disappointed.  Available at dermatologists and online.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer: One of the all time best selling eye primers on the market for good reason.  This gives your eye shadow real staying power.  Available at Ulta and Sephora.

Tretinoin Acne Cream by Obagi:  A great prescription strength Retin-A cream for acne and fine lines.  I got this from my dermatologist in .05 strength and I have a stronger new one in .10 strength.  Apply a thin layer at night to help heal and reduce the severity of acne.  Available at dermatologists and through Amazon.


Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover by Sephora: This didn’t work for me at all.  If a makeup remover can’t remove every trace of mascara and eyeliner, it’s pointless.

Take It Away Makeup Remover by Estee Lauder: Again, it didn’t completely remove my eye makeup.

Pouty Pop Lip Crayon by Pop Beauty: I love their eye shadows but didn’t care for this lip crayon.  The pigmentation is poor and not worth hanging onto with so many great lip products on the market.

ARM & HAMMER Advance White Toothpaste: This is both a hit and a miss.  I picked this up at my brother’s house when I ran out of toothpaste.  It does whiten but I absolutely hate the baking soda taste so it’s not for me.

I found this little vintage mosaic table at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, an awesome antique mall.

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