Monday, December 5, 2016

November Empties

It's been a great few months for empties and I find I'm going through things I love quickly! In the empties bag this month...

1. Dr Teal's Epsom Salt (not pictured): Before I took this updated picture I threw away the bag already! Anyway... I love this stuff. It smells great and really helps to relax my muscles especially after a hard workout. I already bought another bag of this. Problem is I don't really love taking baths and it's so hard for me to just sit and soak in it without getting bored. I should really soak my muscles more than I do... but when I do this is what I reach for!

2. Jason Lavender Body Wash: This is the second bottle of this that I've gone through. This is one of my favorite body washes and I did a full review in my last empties post! I haven't repurchased yet, but am planning to soon because I already miss it!

3. PCA Skin Rebalance moisturizer: This is actually the second one of these little samples that I've gone through. I started using this about 4 weeks ago and I've really come to like it. I just ordered the full size along with their facial wash for oily/problem skin. Although I love green skincare my goal is to find the best, most effective, and NONTOXIC products so they don't necessarily have to be "natural" to accomplish that. That being said, there are really some GREAT ingredients in their products. This helps to control oil throughout the day and I don't feel greasy, but I feel thoroughly moisturized. Some of their products are a little too harsh for me and possibly toxic but this is one I really like and am excited to see if it continues to work for me!

4. Good Medicine Beauty Lab Clarity & Rain: I have reviewed both of these products before and I still like both of them. I have already opened another bottle of each. I really love using rain if I've worn makeup during the day because it does a fantastic job of removing everything and making my skin feel soft and clean. As for Clarity, I've taken it out of my rotation for now. I found when using it that I kept getting those small bumps on my neck. I'm not saying this was the cause for it at all, but since it does have coconut oil in it I wanted to remove anything and everything from my routine that had comedogenic ingredients in it. Although this is a great moisturizer, I wanted to stop using anything that could POSSIBLY be keeping those bumps around. If you don't have acneic skin this is such a beautiful moisturizer!

5. Loreal The Supersizer Mascara: This is hands down my favorite mascara. My lashes look long, full, and thick when I use this and I have yet to find a mascara better than this one. Unfortunately Loreal is not a cruelty free brand and I try my best to buy cruelty free. I just can't give this up and have already repurchased! Any mascara suggestions anyone??

6. Amika Dry Shampoo: I got this in one of my Birchboxes and it's perfect to keep in my purse for when I start to look like a grease pit. This is one of my favorite dry shampoos along with batiste. My hair get SO oily and I try to wash it every other night and without this stuff it would absolutely not last. I use this after I workout as well as before school on day two. I am currently using batiste mainly because of the price difference, but I do really like this. 

7. Eminence Clear Skin Willow Bark Serum: I can't say enough good things about this serum. I love this so much. I already bought a new bottle and I use this every night before bed. It's lightweight, soaks into the skin easily, and I can honestly say that I see a difference in my skin when using this product. This has willow bark, of course, which is a natural form of salicylic acid and great for acneic skin. This also has tea tree oil, vitamins, and antioxidants that are so good for the skin! Cannot recommend this enough!

My skin looks so much better lately so stay tuned and I will do an update on my skincare routine and what I've been doing differently. (I have been trying to stay consistent lately and find what really works for me.)
 I will also be doing some other types of posts including a few Christmas outfits, my gym essentials, and maybe a recipe or two :) 

Have a great week everyone!

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