Body Wash

More Empties: Sabah’s latest garbage.

Alright everyone, here is my garbage. The collecting of garbage has been brought to a new level when someone thoughtfully collected garbage from my bedroom including my empties and later I found myself rooting through the trash bags in the garage in the middle of the night. New level of crazy here folks. Even harder to grasp is how upset I am at some of the empties that were never retrieved! A NARS Laguna! A Laguna! Do you have any idea how long it takes to empty a Laguna? I’ll tell you, long enough for Sara to be a bit of a wretch and etch “use me” in the powder residue on the pan. Let us have a moment here to remember the Laguna, and two packs of wipes that weren’t found.

Origins Checks and Balances: I loved this stuff; great amount of foam took my face right down from full face to fully clean without needing to use a makeup remover. This left me a bit dry, not panicking for a moisturizer dry, but slight tight face.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes: This was a sample that came in a Sephora bonus I think? Anyway, it was fine. I’m still on the hunt for my mascara holy grail but this mascara gave me a good amount of volume, didn’t flake and came off relatively easily. I’d consider repurchasing if it was cheaper but paying prestige prices for ‘fine’ mascara isn’t likely.

Bobbi Brown Lash Definition: This is a funny one, I loved this sample. Sara gave it to me to try and I loved the definition of this mascara and it even seemed to hold curl on my usually super straight lashes. I would definitely repurchase based on the sample. Sara then gave me a full size she had, and I hated it. Complete non-event mascara. It basically just made my lashes black. I don’t think I’ll rebuy, the full size sucked. Not sure what mojo they used on my sample but they should extend it to the rest.

The Body Shop Moringa Body Wash: This stuff smells like happiness and baked goods. Definite repurchase. Have a mini of the body butter too and I’m into it. Also, it’s the perfect size to prevent scent boredom.

Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Shampoo: This is the only shampoo that doesn’t give me buildup. It’s bizarre, I’m currently using the naked like from Herbal Essences and it’s okay but it seems a bit drier. I’ve already bought another Color Me Happy.

Origins Ginzing Eye Cream: Okay I finished an eye cream? Like wow, this is huge for me. I really blew this product. I loved it! I’ve been trying a lot of other eye cream samples since this one and they aren’t giving me the brightness this one did. I’m probably going to repurchase soon.

Roc Soleil Protection SPF 30: No idea when I actually finished this, I was checking my summer sunscreens for expirations and realized this one was toast. I love it! I used it all the time, wasn’t sticky, wasn’t stinky, and it worked. This is the only sunscreen I use on my body.

Clarins Vital Light Night: Save the best for last. AMAZING! This is incredible stuff. I finished it about two weeks ago and was trying some other night creams I have kicking around, and I have already gone back to this. I love it. I try a lot of new products, reactions and breakouts are par for the course. What makes this cream incredible is that it is keeping my scaring to non-existent. I will have a monstrous blemish and within two weeks there isn’t even a pink dot where it was. I don’t think it helps with the actual breakout but it is doing wonders for any pigmentation issues I have.


Sabah’s very first Empties Post!

Here is my first empties post folks! This is very odd for me for two reasons. One, I have the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to cosmetics and I rarely finish one because I’m too anxious to try something else. Second reason is because this is my trash. I actually dug it out of my trash because Sara told me it was a waste to throw out such good empties. So here we go….


Body Shop Shower Gels for Earth Lovers: I loved the smell of this product. I’m really into early smells without coming out smelling like a salad. The problem I had with this was it had a weird consistency. Admittedly I got it on clearout, I spent my entire shower wondering if it could have gone bad, and it claimed to be earthy so there might not be any preservatives in it that would keep it from getting dodgy for the next 17 years. Therefore I threw it out while it was still pretty full because I lived in a constant state of worry that it would come in contact with my lady bits and I’d get an infection.

Lush BB Seaweed Face Mask: Again with the earthy smells. Love that. This product did have an expiry date which I think worked to my advantage. I made sure to get through it before that date when I would typically just bounce around all my face masks before tiring of it and throwing it out. I will say I find it really odd to keep this in the fridge next to my Grapefruit Perrier water and butter. The product did a really nice job of exfoliating without feeling too rough or harsh. I’ll totally get another lush mask again though I would like to try something different.

Philosophy Body Wash in Cinnamon Buns: These are great. I love the smaller sizes that come in kits because as stated earlier I don’t typically have the attention span for a full size. Philosophy does a great job of making body washes that smell great but don’t linger too long and mess with any fragrances you may wear.

Bioderma: If you’re reading a beauty blog and don’t know about Bioderma please seek medical attention because there is obviously something wrong.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush: I don’t use a lot of dry shampoo because I don’t really ever need it. My hair never gets greasy or limp. I more use it to counteract when I get a bit aggressive with hair oils. I love Batiste but wouldn’t get this one again because I wasn’t much for the smell.

Biotherm Skin Vivo Serum and Day Cream: You’ll notice that I peeled the label off the serum so I could monitor my progress on finishing it. This is a big deal, I loved it so much I wouldn’t just throw it out while there was still product left. I loved the smell and it was hydrating enough that at times I would actually forget to add a moisturizer on top. I loved both of these and will likely buy them again. I will also add that I had the night cream as well and I bombed through it without mercy and was through it a while ago.