empties, recommendations, reviews


Here is my last empty post from the huge clean out I did earlier this month. That was one full bag! These are mostly from Sephora, with a Body Shop and B&B Works product thrown in! A few holy grail products, and a few that leave something to be desired.

Coco Shea Honey Moisturizing Body Wash

I picked this up at Bath & Body Works as a free item with purchase and was in love! The scent is wonderful, and it is more moisturizing than their regular line of body washes. I tend to grab more natural washes at Target, since I don’t like buying six items at a time just to get a good deal…but I did enjoy this and would get it again on sale or as a free item when I am picking up candles or something else there.

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser

This has been a holy grail cleanser for me for quite some time now. (Obviously a repurchase since there are two in my empties bin!) If you suffer from adult acne, you should really give this a try! My skin is sensitive and combination. I have fine lines but also have trouble spots that will break out in about two seconds if I stare at it the wrong way in the mirror. This cleanses your skin and treats it with salicylic acid without drying you out.

Belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

I know that there is a cult following for Belif, but I don’t get all the hype. This just wasn’t moisturizing enough for me. It was fine and didn’t cause any skin issues…but it also wasn’t doing anything for me either. At this price, there are so many better options out there!

Caudalie – Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet

I really liked this moisturizer when I was pregnant and my skin was going insane. Now? I would rather use something else. This moisturizer is fine, it just isn’t enough most days for me. It says that it deeply hydrates, but the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense does a better job. I think if you are looking for a moisturizer, this is one to consider if you have combination skin. I don’t really have anything bad to say about it, but it isn’t my favorite either. Does that make sense? LOL.

Body Shop Vitamin E Hand & Nail Treatment

I am a big fan of The Body Shop Vitamin E line, and have been for years. It has a light rose/vitamin e scent and the moisturized feeling lasts on my skin for a long time after application. I have the hand cream and the big tub of body butter on  hand at all times. Especially in the winter.

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense 

This has been my holy grail moisturizer for awhile now. My skin feels so good and smooth when I use this and my makeup goes on better. As you can see, I have used two containers since my last empties post.  Obviously a repurchase for me!

Have you tried any of these?

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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine June 8, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Not tried these but very intrigued! Coco Shea sounds so chic and definitely one I would love! Happy Fri-YAY!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer June 8, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I feel like you can’t go wrong with Murad! I agree about Belif – I find the Neutrogena moisturizer is better and it’s a LOT cheaper!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen June 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    The only one of these I’ve used os belief and I love it, but you can probably find something comparable for less I am sure!

  • Reply Danielle June 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I love that Clinique moisturizer. I got it in an Influenster box and I can’t stop using it now. I haven’t tried Murad, but heard good things about it.

  • Reply Carly June 12, 2018 at 11:18 am

    That vitamin e hand treatment sounds so nice! I have a sample of that Caudalie product that I never think to use– I’m trying to be more intentional about actually using my samples though!

  • Reply laura June 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I saw that cocoa shea stuff, and was contemplating it – but definitely going to pick it up next go round – AKA when I have a coupon. I’ve also heard really good stuff about Clinique moisturizer, but the price scares me!

  • Reply kristen June 13, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    i’ve been trying a bunch of cleansers over the last year and a bit, i use them for like a month (unless they irritate my skin immediately which is more often than not) and i want to use all of them before i make a decision, but i LOVED the murad one i tried. i don’t know if it was that exact one, but i really liked it. i have a couple more to go and then i will try that one again, if it’s different than the one you shared i’ll get that too.

  • Reply SMD June 14, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I freaking love the Vitamin E line. I use the body butter, the toner, the night cream in the winter. Sometimes the face wash.

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