July Empties

 I don’t know about you, but I love watching “empties” videos and reading blog posts about what people have finished off each month. I wanted to jump on the bandwagon this month and so I worked hard to finish off a few things. Sadly, I didn’t finish any of the makeup items that I was hoping to put to rest this month, but I’m sure they’ll be gone by the end of August. It was really fun and exciting to pick some things and commit to finishing them- (helps justify buying new things!) and it felt really good to recycle all the bottles and packaging.
  Most of the things I finished off were hair/ skin related this month, so I guess this is a little more boring than usual, but I thought I would show you all anyway because it was so fun for me to do.

“Hair related things”
Pantene NatureFusion Smooth Vitality conditioner– I think Pantene conditioners are great, and I loved how this one smelled. They (the ones I’ve tried anyway) have a really thick, moisturizing feel to them and a little goes a long way. I would definitely buy it again, though I felt like I finished it really quickly. It made my hair feel wonderful!
Aussie Cleanse & Mend shampoo and conditioner- I really like a lot of the aussie hair products, these were kind of mid-line for me, though. I didn’t notice a huge difference in my hair, especially with the conditioner, because it was really thin. The shampoo was alright, though- I have really oily hair and I used to wash my hair everyday. I used this every day and it cleaned my hair really well, but never dried it out. These lasted forever, though. It says on the bottle that they last “up to 100 washes,” and I really think that’s true.
Pravana intense therapy leave-in treatment- I could not say enough great things about this! This bottle was gifted to me for Christmas from the salon I go to when I get my hair cut. They always use it on my hair when I go, and it is great at de-tangling and conditioning my hair. I started using this every time I get out of the shower and I just love it.
“Skin-related:”
CeraVe moisturizing lotion-  This is my night-time moisturizer that I use everyday. This was a 12 FL oz container (335 mL) and it lasted me almost a year. It’s really gentle and I really like it. I’m sad to see it go 😦
Clean & Clear morning burst facial cleanser- I have had three or four of these over the years, and I really like these. I stopped using this on my face months ago, but I finished it off this month. I really like how this smells and I always thought it cleans my skin really well.
Randoms:
De Provence Cru Cherry Blossom body scrub: This was just a body scrub that came in a gift set with lots of lovely-smelling things I got a while ago. I used it up this month in hopes of recycling it and making some room for other goodies, but I liked it.
up & up acetone nail polish remover- I absolutely love this remover. I went in search for a cheap brand that made a nail polish remover with few ingredients and acetone (supposedly, this is what nail polish salons use). This one only has acetone and denatonium benzoate in it (which I’m sure is super healthy for my nails) and it works so quickly. Even glitter polishes are relatively easy to remove. I went and bought a huge bottle of this one when I finished it for around $3 at Target.
*phew!* That was a lot of writing for just eight items, but that’s alright. That’s my two cents. Like I said, I’m a lot closer to finishing off some makeup this month, so that will be more exciting to read about in the sort-of-near-future. Thanks for reading!! 🙂
xoxo,
Heather Lauren
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