Recent Empties

I’ve gone through many more products recently. I’ve been waiting to use up some products before purchasing those made without harsh chemicals. I’ve also been looking for more products that don’t test on animals, though achieving that goal has been a challenge.

Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup foundation: I have been using this for years, but I finally decided to switch to cruelty-free and more full coverage foundation. This foundation was lightweight but didn’t cover everything I wanted to cover. It retails for about $26 and the Milani Conceal + Perfect I mainly use now sells for less than $10, so I am saving money.

Miss Spa Detox mask: I love picking these individual sheet masks up from Target. They cost about $2 and I like to try different varieties. I find that I see a difference in my skin after using them, including slightly minimized pores. The change isn’t dramatic, but I don’t expect it to be.

Bright Endeavors Lavender Milk candle: We bought this soy candle from Garfield  Park Conservatory recently and I loved the scent. I want to buy more after I use my fall scented candles. Plus, the purchase of these candles benefits young moms who are taught to craft them in order to transform their lives. 

Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Foaming Bath – Soothe & Sleep: I love Epsom salt baths after workouts. I used this frequently during marathon training. I like to combine this foam bath with other Dr. Teal’s Epsom salt products.

Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Body Wash – Eucaplytus & Spearmint: I have written about this before in a favorites post, but I like the scent of spearmint with eucalyptus, especially in the mornings. It wakes me up!

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes: I bought these because I love the scent of coconut. I like these overall, though I need to do a better job of keeping them away from my eyes. I liked these but didn’t love them. I do appreciate that Pacifica is a cruelty-free brand.

Burt’s Bees Pomegranate lip balm: I love Burt’s Bees lip products. I use them constantly and panic when I lose one. I have since repurchased this lip balm and am currently using the original Burt’s Bees lip balm.

L’Oreal Ideal Moisture Day Lotion: I used to think this was great, but it’s too heavy on the skin. You only need a little bit. I have since decided to use cruelty-free products as much as possible, so I have not repurchased.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: I liked this product and I think it works well. The price is affordable as well. However, I have since switched to the cruelty-free Born This Way concealer from Too Faced. Many people rave about the Fit Me on blogs and YouTube, though.

Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray: I liked this facial spray and its scent, but I just don’t think it’s an essential for skin care. If I am wrong about that please enlighten me. I didn’t notice any benefits other than being a pick-me-up during the day, especially on days when I don’t wear makeup. I would buy again but it’s not an urgent need.

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