Hello there friends! I'm pretty excited for this post since it's actually a YouTube video & post! I don't do a lot of videos on here because they are quite the commitment and my last one was an empties video as well since I really like watching those myself. I know not everyone is a fan of videos so I've gone ahead and included everything I talk about in the post! If you have a chance to watch it that's great, if not no worries, but for fun I kept in some of my outtakes - mostly because I couldn't edit them out!! I also have not mastered how to get thumbnails in there...
Products mentioned in the video ||
Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo || If it's possible to love a dry shampoo, then it would most definitely be this one for me. I've talked about it on multiple occasions so I wont go into too much detail, but if you're a brunette and on the hunt for a dry shampoo that smells good and doesn't leave a lot of white residue that you have to work through then I urge you to try this one. I will say that I only purchase the travel size because I like being able to take it on trips with me and to the gym!
Would I repurchase: YES
Maybelline Master Prime || I may have mentioned this primer on the blog before and after using this particular one for the 3rd time I'd say I'm still a fan. It's a great drug store primer, but unlike with a higher end primer like the Hourglass Veil Primer, it doesn't have that silky smooth light feeling. It's on the higher end for a drug store buy, but it's still the best drug store primer I've used.
Would I repurchase: YES, but I would probably try another version in the same line.
IT Cosmetics CC Cream || Not much to say for this product that I haven't already shouted from the rooftops. For my thoughts you can read this post from January or this one back in March. Seriously, this is my go to cc cream and provides the best coverage on it's own as well as a with a pressed powder for a more matte finish. This is a holy grail item for me!
Would I repurchase: Emphatic, YES!
NYX Eyeliner in Gray || This is my new favorite drugstore eyeliner. In the video I talk about how easy it is to apply, specifically the ease at which it glides on. When I say that it's smudge proof, I basically mean that some eyeliners will run towards the end of the day and with this one you don't get that at all! I also have this in brown and don't remember the last time I used an entire eyeliner up, but I had no trouble doing that with this one. I also like that it's retractable so I'm not worried about the tip breaking. Video edit:if you're in the mood for a laugh I could not remember the word for retractable to save my life!!
Would I repurchase: YES, already have
Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Sticks || Another product that I've raved about on the blog are these shadow sticks from Bobbi Brown. I can't tell you the last time I actually used up an entire eye shadow color, but it happened and the color was "dusty mauve." My thoughts on the shadow sticks are summed up here, but to add on to that - I own 4 more of the colors!
Would I repurchase: YES, already have
Clinique Eyelash Primer || Do you use eye lash primer yet? If not, it's the best way to fake false lashes - I even wrote a post about it! This is one of those products that I will always use, will it always be the Clinique brand, not necessarily, but I do like to alternate which lash primers I use and this one is awesome. I'm currently using L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer and loving it - dare I say more than the Clinique or Origins ones I've used in the past!
Would I repurchase: More than likely yes, but I will be using L'Oreal's version for the next few months!
Kat Von D Lock It Concealer || I first reviewed the concealer with my first impressions last August and while my overall feelings are still the same, I did enjoy using the product. While the product itself isn't heavy, it does have the ability to be cakey if not properly applied and set with a powder. One of the things I liked most was that it took a long time to use up a tube even though I use concealer every day - for that reason if I had purchased it the ROI would have been great.
Would I repurchase: Going to pass on this one even though I liked the product I think there are other's in a similar price range that I like more like the Bare Minerals one I'm currently using and my cult favorite NARS creamy concealer.
Herbal Essences Shampoo || This is probably the part of the video where I was starting to loose steam and possibly not even make sense, but that's what makes it funny to watch!! I'm a huge fan of Herbal Essences products and have used them for years!! I don't know of many women who haven't at least tried one of their lines in their lives, it's a cult favorite. Loved the smell of this one and would recommend it - the price point is always nice for a drug store buy & it didn't leave my hair feeling heavy, which with long hair is really important to me. I also get a lot of questions on if I use a special shampoo or conditioner (read: expensive) and the answer is no, I use all drugstore under $5.99 shampoo and conditioners!
Would I repurchase: Definitely, but will probably try another scent!
L'Oreal Ever Pure Shampoo & Conditioner || This was sent to me via influentser a few months ago and I really liked both products. They came out with this "ever pure line" that includes oils and heat protectors as well. What I enjoyed most was that it was 100% paraben free - I think we're all pretty conscious of things that we put into and on our bodies. Video edit:I explain my concern for the bottle construction and possibly an odd fact about myself!
Would I repurchase: Yes, it's at a great price point and I feel good about using it on my hair.
Aqua Di Gioia || This perfume was a gift for my birthday last year (2016) and I absolutely fell in love with the scent. Gary uses the men's version which I also enjoy so much so I knew I'd like this one. I have a really hard time explaining the scent of this in the video, but it's pretty perfect year round. If you like to splurge on scents then I do recommend this one. I don't normally buy myself full bottles of perfumes and opt for roller balls instead - so I would definitely do that.
Would I repurchase: More than likely in roller ball form.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara || The size that I show in the video is a sample, but I actually had the full size one that I got rid of before I realized I was doing an empties video. This is probably my least favorite mascara that I've tried. It's way too "wet" and that's just not my favorite consistency when it comes to a mascara. I will no doubt sneeze or have something in my eye that causes everything to just look messy!
Would I repurchase: No!
What are some of your recent empties? Would you like to see more videos on here? Any products that you recommend I try?
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