Empties #1


Using up a product is one of the most satisfying feelings to me, especially when it comes to skincare. Sometimes I feel like my skincare products last FOREVER, so when I finally finish things up it's like "way to stick with it, now you may buy more things since there's more space on your shelf." This is my skewed logic and I'm sticking with it. Here's what I thought about these now empty bottles!

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist: As soon as I saw this bottle getting empty, I immediately ordered another. I use this the most when I'm too lazy to layer on toners and I just want to spritz and move on. It's lightly hydrating, leaves no film behind & is a go-to for me in morning or night routines. Huge fan.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: This had been a staple in my morning routines as a daily serum, and helped brighten my skin and even out some of my blotchier areas. Sometimes if I apply too much to my skin I'll get the odd tacky feeling, but it's nothing a layer of moisturizer won't fix. I'm testing another vitamin C serum in my morning routine right now, but I can see myself buying this again in the future.

*Erbaviva Body Wash - Relax: A paraben free, sulfate free, cruelty free, vegan body wash with no artificial fragrances, silicones, petrochemicals or artificial dyes (who knew you could even put all those things into a body wash). In short, a wonderfully scented body wash (smells of lavender & rose) that was a pleasant addition to my night showers. 

*Hum Nutrition Red Carpet Hydration Supplement: This is one of those products where I think I liked it, but I have no idea if it really did anything. It has black currant seed oil, gamma linolenic acid & vitamin E in it to provide healthy fats for fabulous hair & skin but um, unless I wake up with glossy long hair like Kim K and a J.Lo glow I don't think I'd know the difference. Let's say I'm undecided.

*Hum Nutrition Uber Energy Supplement: Typically I kick myself out of my sleepy stupors with coffee & sugar, but the Uber Energy supplement was a way more effective start to my days. It claims to help fight fatigue & tension with vitamin B5, B6, L-Tyrosine & other herbs (Ashwagandha being one of them - which I'm a fan of). I'd take 2 with food in the mornings, and I wouldn't hit the pre-lunch, ready to nap slump, which was fantastic. I'd definitely purchase.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir: This was actually a gift from a friend who found a really great deal on it, and was kind enough to gift me one from her stash. I consider this more of a "refresher" spray than one that I really see providing moisture or hydration. It's like a nice little luxury to have on hand in the hot summer months when you want to add a refreshing spritz to your beauty routines, but not a need-to-have for me. 

Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil: This facial oil was LOVELY, and I was fortunate enough to have a friend that gave this to me because hot damnnnn I wouldn't have forked over that cash ($170 to be exact). This has a long list of other oils mixed into its ingredient list, and it worked beautifully to moisturize my skin in the winter when it was really struggling, but listen - that price is unnecessary. I've tried many other facial oils that can give me the same glowing skin, and I could probably buy 10 of them for the price of one of these. 

Cosrx x Charlotte Cho Triple C Lighting Liquid: I actually didn't completely empty this, but I ran out of time to use it before it oxidized. It's a really lovely vitamin C serum that's quite thin & runny, making it easy for my skin to absorb quickly with no sticky residue. I already have another bottle in backstock waiting in the fridge for me, and hopefully I'll use it quicker this time.

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