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June Empties: Just the Basics

What better way to jump back into the blog than with a good ol’ Empties Post! I have no excuses…sometimes life gets in the way, but I love this blog and I work hard to create the content that you find here. Back to your regularly scheduled blog posts!

Dove Hair Therapy Refresh+Care Volume Dry Shampoo
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this dry shampoo before. I find it to be my favorite of all the brands I’ve tried – which truthfully, isn’t saying much – but we won’t focus on that. I have fine hair, but a lot of it, and this stuff does the trick for my every 3 day shampooing routine. It does give a bit of white tint to my hair, but I just brush it through and it’s perfect. If you just want a bit of grit and texture to your locks, give this a go, it’s great for that too!

Skintimate Skin Therapy Moisturizing Shave Gel for Sensitive Skin
This is my go to shaving product. It does the job and leaves my legs smooth and moisturized. It’s also nice and inexpensive.

Harney & Sons White Vanilla Grapefruit Tea
Shocker, I have some Harney & Sons tea in an empty post! At least this time it is something other than my beloved Royal Wedding Tea. I love citrus and vanilla, so a white tea with both was a no brainer. I expected this to have more of that astringent citrusy flavor like most teas flavored with citrus, but I was happily surprised! It is extremely smooth. The vanilla takes the edge off what you’d expect from grapefruit and just makes it bright and fresh. As always, I add a bit of agave and almond milk and I’m a happy girl. I will be repurchasing this!

Secret Outlast Invisible Solid in Sport Fresh
Here is another highly repurcahsed item. This is my favorite brand and variation of deodorant. I am not particular to any one scent, but this one smells like you have been snuggling with a sexy man…Who doesn’t want that!?

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream
Again, it wouldn’t be an empties post without something from Soap & Glory. Today there are 2! I have grown to absolutely LOVE this brand and every product I try from them. This thick and creamy cream smells like a limey Summer drink and feels amazing on the skin. Even the driest of skins will love this stuff.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Moisturizer
With the signature Soap & Glory scent, this body butter is not only moisturizing, but also so relaxing. I use it mainly at night after my shower or bath, and my senses have been trained to know it is time to relax when I put this on. I will continue to go back to this as my whole body moisturizer.

Maybelline The Falsies Flared Volum’ Express Waterproof in Very Black
Only a few things I can say about this mascara – I LOVE the drama and length the formula and brush gives, but HATE that it dries up and flakes like no ones business! Maybelline mascaras are some of the better drugstore versions in my opinion, but I just can’t do the panda eyes and this stuff gives some extreme drop down about halfway through the day. I liked the instant results, but this will not be a repurchase for me.

Origins Starting Over Age-Erasing Eye Cream with Mimosa
I used this eye cream as my night time eye cream. It is a bit on the thick side, so I’m not sure how it would do under eye makeup, but it is perfect for slathering on before bed. I did notice that if you get it too close to your eye, you wake up with puffy eyes in the morning. I don’t have any visible fine lines at this stage of my life, but I will consider repurchasing this again. I just happen to be an eye cream whore – there are just so many out there to try!

Nivea A Kiss of Milk & Honey Soothing Lip Care
I’ve already talked about this lip balm in the past. It’s super cheap and great stuff! I will continue to repurchase this with the occasional Fresh lip treatment as a treat. I use this mainly at bedtime because it is nice and creamy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used all the time.

ChapStick Lip Shield 365 with SPF 50+
My sister gave this to me a few years ago when I was going on a snowboarding trip. You need something with good SPF when riding up and down a mountain in snow, wind, and ice conditions. I thought it tackled all of that really well at the time, but when I used it recently it made my lips burn. I have since gone through a cycle of Accutane and believe that gave me a sensitivity to certain ingredients of SPF products. Because of this, I won’t be repurchasing, but that’s not because I don’t think it’s a good product. If you don’t have a sensitivity to the ingredients, this is one of the highest SPF lip balms I’ve seen at this price.

June was a month of good ol’ basic items for me, and most are items I will continue to repurchase. When I find a brand or product that I love, I am very loyal – I am still on the hunt for some holy grail items though. With so many choices out there, it would be a shame not to branch out…right?!

What products did you use up this month? Do you find that there are certain products that you go through faster than others? If so, what are they? Mine is definitely body butters!