Monday, February 1, 2016

#JanuaryEmpties Beauty Review



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Here is my first Empties post for 2016 and these are all the beauty, skincare, makeup, and more that I used up in January! So let's get started with my #JanuaryEmpties Beauty review below!

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 I love using Redken products in my relaxed hair and used up several sample packets along with finally finishing Redken spray that I used mostly for the Holidays and my little sister's wedding which my hairstyle required a stronger hold! I will continue to use this Redken products again in 2016 for my hair care needs!


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These two makeup samples I have received in my 2015 Birchboxes and recently used them up! I used my Prescriptives False Eyelashes which gave my eyes great volume without the commitment of "false lashes" plus they were conditioning to my eye lashes which is always a plus! I love the Jane Irredale Lip sample which was very moisturizing but I couldn't make the orange tint work for me so I used this up as lip balm mostly! If I get this brand again it will be either a red or pink shade BUT NOT ORANGE!!

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I sure used up several hair care products in January which includes Mizani Shyne (discontinued product), Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (Phd) Dry Shampoo which No. 1 of Dry Shampoos, Paul Mitchell SoftStyle Hair Spray, Sebastian Drench Conditioning Shampoo, Not Your Mother's Whip It Up Mousse which is great on my relaxed/new growth wavy hair, and Nuxe Dry Oil for Hair, Body, and Face! All these are products I would re-purchase because they all work for my relaxed/wavy hair!

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All this Winter cold air and dry gas heat as made me use alot of moisturizing skincare products including Tata Harper facial moisturizer, Nivea Body Lotion, Jergens Moisturizer which was very watery based, Tocca cream, Jouer lip balm, and creamy Origins Cleanser! I don't recommend getting Jergens esp their Wet Skin Moisturizer because its mostly water and did very little to provide lasting moisture for my dry/extra dry skin! Everything else I would use again because they were all effective on my dry/extra dry face and body!

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 Of course, I need to get more OPI Nail Envy Nail Treatment to help maintain my nail care health!

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I love this Tocca "Isabel" Perfume which is great floral/orange day scent...I feel like a Spanish Princess walking in a orange grove!

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 I love a good soy candle and I practically burned this candle every night to brighten up the dark January nights esp after putting away the Christmas lights! Lovely fragrance without being "overpowering", too!


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I am have used up the second Victoria's Secret body scrub and hopefully I will get more at their Semi-Annual Sale this Summer! 


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 I decided to show you the nutritional supplements that I used for keeping my body beautiful inside out! I used Nature Made Multivitamins, Iron, and Fish Oil tablets because I am living with Crohn's Disease which requires me to boost my nutritional levels daily! I have used Vitamin E Oil mixed with my daily body moisturizer for relieving my extra dry skin but I will get another brand next time!

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 So that is my #JanuaryEmpties Beauty review which has great products and few items that I am glad that I received them as samples which saves me time and money in not getting the bigger versions! What did you use up beauty, skincare, hair care , or lifestyle in your daily routine?

Until next time....

Ursula

aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger

14 comments:

  1. I loved that Jergen's Wet Moisturizer too! It was so good and smelled soooooooo nice. Great empties post, by the way - so many products used up!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jodi! Oh, I didn't like the Jergens because it was too watery for lotion! I just pull out items that I need to use up on my dress to see visible as a reminder for the beauty budget fashionista! :)

      Ursula

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  2. I've heard such great things about "not your mother's" but I haven't tried anything out. You did great last month!

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    1. Thank you, Elaine! I am glad that this product was great with my hair type without the stiffness!

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  3. Wow, you used up a lot of great stuff! I'm particularly curious about the Candlefish candle.

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    1. Thank you, Allison! I got it from Birchbox and its a really great candle scent!

      Ursula

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  4. I love Not Your Mother's hair products & want to try more from the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day line :) Great month of empties Ursula!

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    1. Thank you, Megan! I love making more room in my drawers and making notes on what I love or hate in the beauty section!

      Ursula

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  5. NIvea & Jergen's are the truth!! Glad to see you making your way through your samples, they build up quickly with all our monthly subscriptions right lol

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    1. I love Nivea lotion more plus their shower lotion was thicker than Jergen's! Can't wait to finish next month sample/products! :)

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  6. Wow, you had a full month and you have tried a lot of lovely cosmetics

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I do believe next month's will have more beauty items to use up! :)

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  7. You have a great assortment of empties! I remember loving the Origins Checks and Balances cleanser.. it used to be one of my favorites. Look forward to see what you use up this month xo

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    1. When I finish up the cleaners that I have, I will re-purchase Origins cleaners...just a pea size cleans my dry face!

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