Wednesday, June 3, 2015

May Empties!

I have to say, I went through some stuff in May!!  41 products total!  And here are my thoughts....

Items I will miss the most:

  • Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes - I held off on trying these for a while because I was nervous.  I had never used a tanning towelette before.  I got this in a Sephora 500 point perk with some other Tarte products.  I have one more in my stash and I really want to buy these!  They aren't orange or streaky at all!  And when I used it, I felt like I needed less makeup.  :)
  • Aquareveal Satin Bright Soft Water Face Peel - got this sample in a Birchbox and I looooooved it!  I got quite a few uses out of it because a little goes a long way.  It was so cool and gratifying feeling my dead skin cells ball up.  My face felt amazing after using this.

Items I can't live without and already repurchased (or already had a backup):

  • Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - I cashed in a Sephora gift card on the full size after using two smaller bottles that were part of a set.  I love this stuff and it is one of the only things I can tell a difference when I DON'T use it.
  • Kenra Volume 25 Hairspray - This is my go-to hairspray.  I am on my last bottle and hopefully that lasts me through the end of my no-buy (July 21)!
  • Clear Care Solution - You all know how much I'm obsessed with this stuff.
  • Garnier Cleansing Oil - Still have one more in my stash!  Love this stuff!
  • Beauty Blender - I got a set of 2 and the cleanser with a Sephora gift card I got for Christmas.  I dug out the newer one a few weeks ago and noticed how smoother the texture was!  So I figured it was time for the first one to go.  I had been using it since December.

Items I will eventually repurchase:

Samples that made me want the full size:

Disappointing Products: 

  • Studio 35 Cotton Squares - this is a Walgreens brand and I didn't like them.  They fell apart and left little bits of cotton on my face.  No thanks...
  • Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara - Don't see what all the fuss is about with this.  It flaked on me and didn't really do much for my lashes unless I piled it on, but that just made it flake more.
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Liner - I got this in the Matte Brown.  It faded on me, even with primer.  One would think that since it was $19, it wouldn't look patchy and faded at the end of the day!

Products you couldn't pay me to repurchase:

  • Dove Revive Body Wash - Not because this was terrible, but for some odd reason I thought it was a good idea to buy this in a 3 pack at Sams Club!  So needless to say, two years later, I am beyond sick of this scent!!!!


  • Samples - 16          $ 61.47 
  • Full Size - 25         $249.42
  • TOTAL VALUE:     $310.89


  1. Maybe I need to try my tarte tanning wipe that I have in my sample box... I don't know what I am afraid of lol.

    1. Funny you say that because I've had mine since December and I was so hesitant to use one. I am hoarding the other one now, haha! But definitely give it a try - I was pleasantly surprised!

  2. Loved this post! I love my roller lash and beauty blender also! :)

  3. Lots of stuff girlie!!! Good job! I have two bottles of the Garnier Cleansing Oil waiting for me once I get through the minis/samples I have!!! I can't wait! I love that stuff!!!