Empties: 4

July 18, 2019 | Beauty, Empties | 16 Comments »

Purchased By Me/PR Sample


I know that it’s been a little sluggish around here lately. I apologize for that. I do have lots to share with you all, but it’s been a pretty hectic Summer so far. My family and I are going on vacation in a few weeks. Shortly after we get back my son will be starting high school! A vacation is definitely needed, but since we’re going to Mexico we’ll have to fly. It’s been well over 10 years since I’ve flown. I’m not looking forward to it. I’m definitely looking forward to unplugging for a while and relaxing. But I have to make it through that plane ride first. I’m hoping to return with lots of amazing photos. The last time we went to Mexico I didn’t really know how to use my camera. It was still new to me. So my shots were just ok. I’ve gotten a little better since then so I’m really looking forward to retaking lots of those photos.

My little side hustle has picked up a bit too. I’ve mentioned before that I run a small catering/baking company. I’ve been baking non-stop for the past few weeks. On top of that I’ve been TRYING to stick to an exercise routine. I’m hoping to lose a few pounds before our vacation. But you know, I’m a baker and as a baker nothing leaves my kitchen without me trying it first. It’s a tough job I tell ya! Maybe I need to hire a tester? And an assistant? Yeah. A vacation is definitely needed. Anyway, onto the post!

It’s been a while since I did an empties post. I’m really trying to use up the products that I have. I haven’t been purchasing new products so maybe I’ll have a few more before the year ends? Maybe…

Derma Thereal Overnight Rejuvenation Cream (20 MG)

Derma Thereal Overnight Rejuvenation Cream (20 MG) $36.00
I recently mentioned this night cream in My Top CBD Picks. It’s a wonderful night cream. It doesn’t have a strong scent although I do detect a faint almost powdery scent. It plays nice with my super sensitive skin. More importantly, it leaves my skin feeling hydrated and looking pretty radiant. It doesn’t contain a whole lot of CBD. There is only about 20 MG in the entire jar and it lasted me a good 5-6 months. But something in this cream keeps my skin looking and feeling calm and for that I am grateful. I’ll have to check out some more products from Derma Thereal. This little jar has definitely impressed me. I highly recommend trying this night cream. Especially if you have sensitive skin.

Repurchase: Yes! I already have.

Caudalie Grape Water

Caudalie Grape Water $18.00
I purchased the Caudalie Grape Water shortly after being diagnosed with rosacea. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I feel like for the most part my condition is under control. I do have flareups when I consume certain things or overdo it. Which is often if I’m being honest. But with the right products I’m able to get through these flareups rather quickly. The Grape Water is one of those products. I use this stuff a few times a day. I spray some on after cleansing both in the morning and night. I also spray some on whenever I’m experiencing a flareup. It calms my face down almost instantly. I’d be lost without this Grape Water.

Repurchase: Yes! I already have.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Wipes (25 CT)

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Wipes (25 CT) $14.00
By now you know that there are a handful of makeup wipes that I purchase and use regularly. I’m very cautious with makeup wipes because so many are harsh on my sensitive skin. I’m happy to say that these wipes from IT Cosmetics have made it into my rotation. They worked perfectly on my eyes removing all eye makeup without having to rub excessively. They didn’t have a strong scent and they didn’t leave behind an icky residue. The moment I knew I really loved these wipes was when I ran out and had to reach for my backup Almay wipes. Not only did they sting my eyeballs, but they left this really gross, slimy residue behind. I had to wash my eyes afterward because they became so irritated. The very next day I ran out to try and track down the IT Cosmetics Wipes. I wasn’t able to find them so I bought my trusty Derma E Wipes in the meantime. I will definitely order these online though. These 3-in-1 wipes not only cleanse, but they offer anti-aging benefits as well. They’re a little pricier than other makeup removing wipes on the market, but well worth it in my book.

Repurchase: Yes!

philosophy Amazing Grace Ballet Rose Eau de Toilette

philosophy Amazing Grace Ballet Rose Eau de Toilette $22.00
I was on a bit of a rose kick last year so I ended up picking this up at my local Sephora. This little bottle lasted me well over a year! It smells really nice. I’m usually not big on floral scents, but this one stood out to me. It has a nice soft rose scent. It’s a little sweet too. I’m actually pretty bummed that I ran out of this one.

Repurchase: Yes! I’ll totally keep this in rotation.

philosophy loveswept Spray Fragrance

philosophy loveswept Spray Fragrance $50.00
I bought this years ago! I wear perfume every day. I might leave my house completely bare-faced, but I’ll always spray on a little perfume. Always! And I was rocking loveswept daily for quite a while. I wasn’t as sad to finish this bottle. It smells nice. It has a nice, soft floral scent. I also found it to be a little on the sweet side. But for some reason it didn’t leave me wanting more. It could be that I’ve had this bottle for so long unlike Amazing Grace Ballet Rose.

Repurchase: Probably not. I did enjoy it while I had it, but it didn’t leave me wanting more.

16 Comments on “Empties: 4” »
  1. Kelly Marie

    I’ve had my eye on that Amazing Grace Ballet Rose fragrance for so long.

  2. I have been looking for makeup wipes that actually work. I’ll give IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup wipes a try.
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  3. I’ve never used any of these before. I need to find a good overnight cream. Derma thereal one sounds nice. I might have to try it.

  4. Rebecca Sanchez

    I absolutely love the Grace perfume! It has such a light yet sensual smell – I always feel a little special when I wear it!

  5. I haven’t heard of any of these products. I will have to head to Amazon and see if they have them in stock. That Philosophy fragrance looks like it should be in my inventory. lol.

  6. I would love to try that grape water! Also do you have a food channel on YouTube? I am so interested to learn how to bake cakes and cookies 😍☺ Have a wonderful trip πŸ’•
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  7. I’ve never heard this brand before but I would love to check this sounds glam <3
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  8. Jenni Petrey

    I’ve been on the lookout for a good overnight cream, will keep an eye out for this one. The other products sound great too.

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