Let’s Talk Trash: My Product Empties!!!

Some of my favorite videos to watch on YouTube are ones where people show beauty products they’ve used up and give a mini review. I feel like if you’ve stuck with something long enough to finish it, you can give a pretty good review. Well, good news!  I’ve been hoarding my trash under my bathroom sink over the past few months, and I’m going to show you what I’ve been using up! By the way, does anyone else get a deep sense of accomplishment when you finish up a product completely? I LOVE that feeling!


Up and Up Soothing Body Wash – In the winter my skin gets so dry and itchy, so I like to use a more moisturizing body wash. I really like the Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Body Wash, so I thought I would try this since it is a few dollars cheaper. I really liked it and couldn’t tell a difference between this and the Aveeno one. I will definitely purchase this again when winter hits!

Soap and Glory Clean on Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel and Flake Away Body Polish- I talked about my love for this body wash and scrub two in my very first post! I’ve used up every bit of them and still love them.  I already have new ones in my shower!

Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion – I LOVE this stuff! This is my go-to lotion.  It is thick and moisturizing without being greasy. Most lotions just aren’t quite moisturizing enough for me, but this one works great for me year round. I’ve already repurchased this… in bulk!


Kenra Dry Texture Spray – I’m always sad when I get to the end of one of these! It’s my favorite dry texture spray, and I went ahead and repurchased it, even though I have a couple other brands I’m trying to use up.

Moroccan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream – I really liked this cream! It added extra moisture to my hair without being heavy or greasy. I haven’t repurchased it simply because I have other products I need to use up, but I definitely would buy it in the future. And this travel size lasted me probably four or five months!

Kenra 25 Hairspray– This is my favorite hairspray ever. I’ve already mentioned it in my haircare favorites, so I won’t ramble on about it anymore. But I love it, and I repurchased in the biggest size they make!

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask – I got this product in my May Play by Sephora box. I love deep conditioning masks, so I was super excited to give this a try. Honestly, I wasn’t very impressed. It was hard to work through my hair, and I didn’t feel like it added much extra moisture to my hair. Plus the smell was weird. I won’t be purchasing this product, but I’m glad I had the chance to try it!


Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream – This is my millionth container of this stuff, I love it! Even though it’s a cream, it isn’t heavy and greasy and adds the perfect amount of moisture. I’ve already busted into another one of these!

Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil – I’ve had this product a while, so I figured I needed to work on using it up. I forgot how good it was! I apply a couple pumps to my dry face and work it into my skin. Then I add a little water and it emulsifies into a lather. I rinse it off and then use my face wash. This is a great product and I highly recommend it! It’s super gently and doesn’t sting my eyes. I did repurchase, but in the travel size.

Glam Glow SuperMud Clearing Treatment – I love love love this mask. I like to use it when I have a breakout or my pores are looking rather large. It’s a deep charcoal color and when it dries, you can see it working on your pores. I got this in a gift set around Christmas. I definitely recommend it, but I didn’t repurchase it. This is the smaller sized jar, and I felt like I really had to be consistent about using it because it started to dry out after a couple months. For as expensive as these masks are, I feel like that was a big con. For now, I’m using the face wash in this line!

GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment – I got a sample of this a few months ago and tried it and really enjoyed it! It is a peel off mask that’s a pearly silver! It was kinda fun walking around pretending to be the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz. And I do think it firmed and plumped up my skin. I for sure want to use this mask again!

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy lip balm – Fresh skincare products are some of my all time favorites, and this lip balm didn’t disappoint! It did a great job moisturizing my lips without being heavy. I mainly used this in the morning right before I put my makeup on. The only con with this one is that it was a deluxe sample I got in a kit with a few Fresh products, so the bullet was thin and it broke easily, so if you’re interested, just get the full size!


Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Desperation – Urban Decay eyeliners are my favorite!  They glide on smoothly and stay in place all day.  This color, Desperation, is a matte taupey gray, which is right up my alley.  I did repurchase this color; it’s definitely a keeper!

Tarte Opening Act Mascara Primer and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara– I talked about this lash primer and mascara in my first post and still love them. They were starting to dry up and flake and irritate my eyes, which is a common issue with me, so I had to toss ’em. I haven’t repurchased them because I’m trying other things, but I still think they’re great!

Maybelline The Falsies mascara – A couple years ago this was my favorite mascara. I hadn’t had it in a while, so I purchased it earlier this year. I don’t know if I got a dud tube or it just wasn’t what I remembered, but it was dry and hard to work with and didn’t give much volume. I has so bummed. I think I will hold off on repurchasing this and try other drug store mascaras to see if I can find one that’s better!

CoverGirl Clump Crusher mascara – I’ve recently talked about this mascara too. I love it for my bottom lashes or days when I want a super natural lash. I think this is a great product and have repurchased it already and will continue to!

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – I’ve had several tubes of this concealer over the past few years and love it. It does a great job concealing without being heavy or cakey. I didn’t repurchase this because I have other concealers I’m currently loving, but I do think it’s a great product!


Hope you enjoying digging through my bathroom trash with me!!!