Empties #6


My last empties post was only a month and a half ago, but somehow since then my finished products have stacked up way quicker than I expected. I have a TON of products this round of empties, so I'll try to keep my thoughts pretty brief, especially since I've likely talked about these products before, either on here or on my Instagram. Let's consider these "flash reviews," and get down to the actual important question, which is would I repurchase or add to my collection again?

Bioderma Hydrabio Micellar Water: A gentle, non-stripping micellar water that was great to use as a morning cleanse, or to remove light makeup. It doesn't break down anything waterproof, but I loved that it didn't cause any irritation or dryness, which has happened with other micellar waters I've tried. I wouldn't say my skin necessarily felt moisturized from using this, but it never felt parched either. Would definitely repurchase.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: I've raved about this cleanser so much, and it's in my Top 3 Cleansers post which you can read here. I've already cracked open up my backup and plan to always have this on my shelf.

Cocokind Organic Rosewater Facial Toner: This is my third bottle of this, and I love that there's only one ingredient: rose water. Sometimes I just want a simple mist with no bells and whistles, and this is perfect for that and not crazily priced.

Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water*: I received this in January's Detox Box, and you can read up on my thoughts here. Initially I was a little hesitant on restocking because of the price point, but now that it's all gone I'm realizing how much I really enjoyed it, and how hydrating it felt in comparison to some of my other mists. I'm still on the fence, but considering purchasing for my stash. What can I say, I love a good mist.

Odacite Rose + Neroli Hydra-Vitalizing Treatment Mist: I've chatted about this before here, when I highlighted some glowy skin essentials, and I'm definitely sad I've run out. I do want to try the other mists from their line, but I can see myself purchasing again since it's so different from the other mists I currently have.

Dr. Roebuck's Reverse Aging Serum*: A super thick serum that kept my skin feeling hydrated, plump and healthy af. I've got three other Dr. Roebuck's serums waiting in the wings (I'm currently using the Hydrating serum), but once I make my rounds through those, I would definitely purchase this. Winter skin savior. 

The Ordinary Buffet: I initially enjoyed this serum, and towards the end kind of wished it was over because I had discovered so many other serums I enjoyed more. I didn't notice any huge differences to my skin while using this, other than that it was nice and hydrating, but I'll pass on repurchasing. The price is pretty nice if you're looking for a basic serum, but serums are also something I don't mind investing money in for better performance.

Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich: There's just something about this cream that's so simple but versatile, and I found myself reaching for it during both my day and night routines, using it alone or mixing with oils, and it did what I expect a moisturizer to do. It kept my thirsty skin moisturized without causing congestion or irritation, and whenever I wanted something fool-proof, this is what I used. I'm already onto the next jar. 

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream: This gets a ton of rave reviews, so I bought the mini to test and am glad I did because it just didn't win me over. It's too light for the winter, and even in the warmer months I just don't love the waxy feeling it leaves behind. I don't feel like I get enough moisturization from this, so I won't repurchase.

Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Micronutrient +Hydro Mask*: This mask was HEAVENLY. It's clearly a sample size, which gave me a good 2 uses out of it, but it was so effective at nourishing, soothing and just giving me glowy skin the morning after using. The ingredient list is full of hydrating and restorative goodness, and although the full-size is spendy at $135, I would definitely purchase in a treat yourself kind of moment.

Olga's Organics Body Polish*: This sugar scrub exfoliated wonderfully, had a lovely grapefruit scent, and uses shea butter, coconut oil & sunflower oil to leave you moisturized post shower. I ran through this really quickly since I'm a body scrub fiend, and since I have a ton of other scrubs to try out, I'll be holding on restocking. 

Meant The Absolute Balm*: The Absolute Balm had a lovely scent and felt like a luxe version of a typical body butter. On warmer days, the balm would get a little melty and sort of run out as soon as I unscrewed the cap, but during the winter months it worked perfectly and gave me super soft skin. It's melts down to a thinner consistency compared to my other body butters, which meant it sunk it a lot quicker which I appreciated. It was really nice, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing.

Pai Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream*: The scent is natural but subtle, it's moisturizing without being greasy, and perfect for the daytime when you want something lightweight but effective (I tend to grease up at night with heavier body butters). I have a bit of a wandering eye when it comes to lotions and body creams, so I won't be adding back to my collection since I'm currently drowning in a sea of other body creams/butters/oils. 

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment: My zillionth tube of this and my number one lip balm of ALL TIME. It works better than anything else I've ever used, and as much as the price point pains me for a lip balm, it's totally worth it. I'll buy forever.

HUM Nutrition Gut Instinct*: This supplement is focused on helping your digestion, and when I was using this I saw a difference in regularity of my gut health. I'll definitely repurchase.

Moondeli Calming Adaptogen: I absolutely loved adding this to my afternoon tea, not only because it has a lovely ginger flavor, but because the ashwagandha helped to calm my nerves during the time of day where I get the most anxious. Yes to this and yes to ashwagandha helping to keep me sane.

*gifted, but all opinions are my own