September and October Empties

“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness”

-Christian Dior

Hello my lovelies!

It’s that time again! This round of empties isn’t anything overly exciting, but I have plenty of items to share with you from the past two months!


Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge –

When I initially used this sponge, I was not a huge fan. Now that I’ve had it for some time and have continued to try it out, I’ve decided that while it’s still not my favorite drugstore blending sponge, it is far better than I had originally thought. As I used it over time, the sponge became less hard and had a much spongier texture after repeated use. While I still wouldn’t recommend this as my number one Beauty Blender alternative, it is still a very nice alternative nonetheless.

Would I repurchase: yes!

CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil –

While this product is not as effective for me now that my skin has leveled out to normal/oily t-zone, this product was fantastic for my drier Accutane days, even in summer time. This product has the consistency of an oil without the clogging effects of many oils. If you are in need of some major hydration without weighing your skin down, I would definitely check this out.

Would I repurchase: yes!

CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cream –

Even in conjunction with the gel oil, I wasn’t particularly wowed by this product. It certainly did its job and having the SPF was a lovely bonus, but I didn’t see any major changes to my skin when using this product. It provided no more moisture than other moisturizers I’ve used previously, and also had a tendency to ball up on the skin if worked in too thoroughly.

Would I repurchase: no!

Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil –

Even if you lean toward the oily or combination side of things, I would highly recommend this facial oil. A little goes such a long way, and it has a very soothing sensation on the skin. I noticed that my skin looked healthier, replenished, and some of my scarring even faded slightly. I would highly recommend this oil to, well, practically anyone.

Would I repurchase: yes!

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser –

While I don’t use this to actually cleanse my skin, I love using this as my makeup remover. It does a great job of fully breaking down and removing my heavy makeup, and is far cheaper than most of those cleansers specifically made to remove makeup. I was able to keep this around for a solid five months, which goes to show how little you need to use in order to fully take the makeup off.

Would I repurchase: yes!

L’Oréal Infallible Glow-Lock Primer –

I no longer use this primer now because of my skin changes, but I still loved what this primer did for me during my dry skin days. I was able to use practically any foundation I wanted in combination with this primer, which I found to be a huge bonus since it allowed my matte foundations to be much less drying to my skin. This is a fantastic primer for the natural healthy glow look, and is an inexpensive option that packs as much of a punch as the higher end options.

Would I repurchase: yes!

Milk Makeup Blur Stick –

Milk makeup has never grabbed my attention in particular, but this product certainly caught my eye. I had seen Thomas Halbert use this in a review and was so impressed with his results that I immediately ran to grab it from Sephora. While my results weren’t as dramatic due to my slightly smaller pores, the results were definitely real. I also loved that this product provided a mattifying effect in addition to the pore filling. Milk Makeup certainly impressed me with this product and I have a newfound interest in exploring their other products.

Would I repurchase: yes!

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a fantabulous Friday!

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

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