Body Care,  Dental Care,  Hair Care,  Makeup,  Self Care,  Skin Care

My Beauty Empties-Summer Edition

It’s time to take another trip through my beauty trash (there is a lot as always since I do this every season) and see what I liked or loved, what I didn’t like or love and what I would repurchase again:

Skin Care

 CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser* – This is my go-to nighttime cleanser. It cleanses, hydrates and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry after using. I repurchase this all the time!

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion* – This is also repurchased all the time too! This contains ceramides, niacinamides and hyaluronic acid, doesn’t have any fragrance, and moisturizes my skin. I use this morning and evening without fail!

Alpha Skin Care Intensive Renewal Serum* – This contains 14% glycolic acid and I use this at night (I recently started using Alpha Skin Care Enhanced Renewal Cream with 12% glycolic acid every morning also). Since I cannot use any retinol or Retin A products on my skin, this is perfect for my skin and will always repurchase this!

Trader Joe’s 100% Organic Argan Oil – This has been my go-to Argan Oil for a few years now! I use this twice a day and my skin loves it!

Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 15 – I have been using this for years, I love it! I know it’s only SPF 15, but it is hydrating, works well under makeup and contains vitamins A, C & E.

Perfectly Pure Natural Vitamin E Moisturizing Stick* – I have been using this around my eyes morning and night for years and will continue to repurchase this (available on Amazon, no longer available at Walmart a).

Beauty Drops Vitamin E Moisturizer – I love this cream! I have been using this morning and night for years too and will continue to repurchase this available at the 99 cents only store).

Collagen Essence Facial Tissue Mask – This contains 2 masks, 1 fresh aloe and 1 cucumber. Both are drenched in anti-aging ingredients and are very moisturizing and I have been using these for years now and continue to repurchase (available at the 99 cents only store).

Purifying Black Charcoal Sheet Mask* – This sheet mask was easy to apply to my face, hydrating while deep cleansing and was a good mas, but I prefer my sheet masks from Collagen Essence.

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion* – I used this every morning and worked well to keep acne under control, but it was drying so because of that, I will not be repurchasing.

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash* I have used this cleanser every morning for a few years. It contains 2% salicylic acid, green tea and cucumber, is not drying and perfect to use after my morning workouts.

Carmex Healing Lip Balm (jar)* – Love this! I have been using this forever and will continue to repurchase again and again!

L’Oréal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Gel* – All three of these products were sent to me. I loved the moisturizers. Both were very moisturizing and helped keep my skin hydrated during the late winter/spring months. As for the eye gel, it has a roller ball at the end that’s supposed to help with depuffing, which it did, but was not as hydrating as the creams. Would repurchase the creams again for winter, but not the eye gel.

Nu Pore Revitalizing Gel Eye Patch – These eye patches are infused with aloe vera and collagen. I did not find these to be as moisturizing as the package stated, so I will not be repurchasing.


Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara* – This mascara my absolute favorite! I love the length and volumes it gives my lashes, doesn’t flake or smear under my eyes, lasts all day and repurchase this all the time, can’t live without this mascara!

Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara* – This is a good mascara. Gave me volume and length, didn’t smudge or smear under my eyes, lasted all day and didn’t burn my eyes when I removed it. Still prefer Lash Princess mascara.

Essence Volume Booster Lash Primer* – I have used many lash primers, but this one has acai oil and mango butter, so it conditions your lashes while priming your lashes which I really like, and I have already purchased a new one!

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (in the shade Deep Brown)* – I have just finished up my third tube of this, I love this and need repurchase as soon as possible!

Body Care

Olay Ultra Moisture Shea Butter Body Wash* – This is my all-time favorite body wash. I have tried other body washes and I always return to Olay because the rich formula leaves my skin hydrated after getting out of the shower, it’s just the best!

Bath and Body Works Rose Moisturizing Body Wash* – This body wash has shea and cocoa butters and the scent of rose which is my favorite scent! This comes very close to my all-time favorite Olay body wash and would repurchase again.

Equate Marula Oil Restoring Body Wash* – I loved the scent of this body wash, but it was not moisturizing enough for my skin, so will not repurchase.

Johnson’s Shea & Cocoa Butter Baby Oil* – I need all the moisture I can get so I apply this before my shower. It does help keep my skin hydrated while taking a shower and will continue to repurchase this.

Equate Cocoa Butter Petroleum Jelly – I apply this to my feet and cover with cotton socks every night before bed. Been doing this for years and will continue to repurchase this.

Equate Moisturizing Care Advanced Recovery Body Lotion* – I wash my hands frequently so I keep this at the kitchen sink to keep my hands moisturized after every hand washing, works well and always repurchase.

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion (for very dry skin)* – This is a must have in the shower for me! This moisturizes my skin without feeling sticky and always repurchase.

Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer* – This in-shower moisturizer is good. I enjoyed using it, but it wasn’t as moisturizing as my favorite Nivea in-shower moisturizer. Will not repurchase.

CeraVe Renewing SA Lotion* – This lotion is for extremely dry, rough, bumpy skin and contains salicylic acid, ceramides and vitamin D. I really enjoyed using this lotion during the first part of the summer. It kept my skin moisturized and hydrated without feeling heavy and would repurchase again.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream* – This has been my go-to body cream for a couple of years now. I love how it really moisturizing my skin especially during the winter months. Cannot be without this cream and repurchase all the time.

Degree Dry Protection Invisible Solid (in Sheer Powder)* – I have tried many anti-perspirant/deodorants over the years and this one is the best! It keeps me dry during the very hot summers as well as during many hot flashes too! Always repurchase this!

Hair Care

As I Am Coconut Co-Wash* – This co-wash is the best that I have used. It cleans, conditions and detangles my hair and I do not have to use additional replenishing, conditioning or detangling products on my hair. This does it all and will always repurchase.

Self Care

Aveda Shampure Composition Oil* – This is a calming, aromatic oil that’s for body, bath and scalp. I put a drop or two into my body moisturizer when I need to calm my frazzled self to start my day or at night when I need a calm mind to get to sleep. Works well and will repurchase.

Dental Care

Toms of Maine Wicked Fresh Mouthwash (in Cool Mountain Mint)* – I have been using this for years, but once I finish the new bottle I opened, I will not repurchase as I like the natural mouthwash from Hello much better.

Hello Antiplaque + Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste (in natural peppermint)* – A new discovery for me and I really love it. It has tea tree and coconut oil and really cleans my teeth and freshens my whole mouth and I have repurchased a new tube.

Hello Fluoride Free Whitening Toothpaste with Activated Charcoal* – This is really good at whitening and keeping my teeth white and use 1-2 times a week. I have repurchased a new tube.

DenTek Complete Clean Easy Reach Floss Picks* – These are great for back teeth and easy to use. Have purchased many times and will again!

I sure did accumulate a lot of beauty trash, but now I can toss all the empties and start again and until next time, be happy, healthy and beautiful!

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