I have a bag of empties I have been adding to for several months now. I thought maybe I was going to do a video with them, but I need to figure out how and where I want to film and all that so for now I am just going to break them up into several posts. When I say a bag, I mean it! I randomly grabbed six items out of it, so here we go!

Simple Sensitive Skin Facial Wipes – Of all the facial wipes I have tried, and trust me when I say I have tried them all, I think these are my favorite. They are on the cheaper side of all the wipes, easy to find and they are paraben free with no harsh chemicals. They work just as good as any of the others out there and I have repurchased them several times.

Lush Imperials Facial Moisturizer -I have enjoyed all the Lush products I have tried and I would recommend them if you are looking for more natural, cruelty free items. This moisturizer wasn’t enough for me in the winter (I have combination skin), but was a great spring/summer option. It was really awesome during my pregnancy when I had to be careful what ingredients I was using. It has a heavy lavender scent, so as long as you are ok with lavender you should be good to go. It is a very spa/natural lavender scent. I would repurchase this, but it isn’t my absolute favorite. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense is my holy grail moisturizer. Unfortunately it is not natural or cruelty free, but it is just what works best for me and my face is feeling amazing right now.

Mumsie Natural Skin Care Daily Facial Moisturizer – This item Laura gave me to try because she had received it after she had her baby and didn’t need mom friendly stuff. I enjoyed using this, but again it wasn’t moisturizing enough in the winter time. I didn’t have any adverse reactions to it, it wasn’t really scented so it was awesome when I was staying away from anything with scents that bothered me. I dont have any negative opinions about it and I used it up, but I probably wouldn’t repurchase it again. There was nothing “wow” about it, you feel me? I will say if you are pregnant and need something unscented, it is fairly inexpensive as far as moisturizers go.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser – This stuff I have been buying for years and years. Chris and I both use this in the shower. It is always what I turn to if I use a product that upsets my skin, or I need a reset. It is inexpensive, easy to find, doesn’t have much of a scent and has never had a negative impact on my skin. I bet this was my 50th bottle of this stuff.

Pantene Pro-V Moisture Mist Detangler – You guys, my hair is fine. Baby fine. You know what happens to fine hair in the shower? It tangles like crazy and is a real bitch to brush out. Before I got a wet brush, this stuff was in my daily rotation. It was cheap, easy to find, smells amazing and worked like a charm. I still keep a bottle on hand for when I am at the beach or have real tangles, but the wetbrush is pretty effective these days. I have repurchased this stuff several times and it lasts a good while. I recommend it to anyone needing a detangler.

Acure Facial Cleansing Gel – When I was pregnant, I was looking for natural items that didn’t have ingredients that were dangerous to my baby. I cant tell you how many hours I spent researching ingredients and looking at labels in stores. This brand showed up several times in my search so I thought, why not? You can find it at Target and it is cheap compared to some other stuff out there. But you guys?? The smell was just awful!!! I dont know if it was because I started using this early on in my pregnancy when I was overly sensitive to smells, but I cant even open the bottle now to tell you what it smells like because I will throw up from previous experience. I think the brand is great, and it didn’t have any adverse reactions on my skin but dont try it if you are sensitive to smells. Just no. I had gotten some shampoo by this brand it it was alright. Nothing special but good for natural ingredients if that is what you need. This was a did not finish for me.

Have you tried any of these things? Is there anything you want me to change about my next empties post? Format or other information? I have several I will do over the next few months so let me know what you think. Happy Tuesday!

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  • Reply Stephanie February 21, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I love a lot of Lush products because they’re cruelty free and really good about packaging not being wasteful. Just be careful with some things because as a brand, they’re not as natural as they’d like you to believe they are.

  • Reply Carly February 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Love those face wipes and always have them on hand! I love that they actually do a good job removing the makeup without irritating your skin. I’ve tried an Acure lotion in the last and ended up hating the scent so much that I never used it.

  • Reply laura February 21, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I love Aveeno — they are my go to for almost everything. I always try to be cool and try new things, but end up back at the old stuff. And what is this wet brush thing? I’ve never even heard of such a thing!!

  • Reply Sierra February 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I’m in a weird facial wipe trial phase where I haven’t found “the ones” just yet. I’ll have to try out those simple ones. I enjoy Lush products as well but haven’t tried out their moisturizer yet. Mainly because I have sensitive skin and always get so hesitant to switch things up. Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer February 21, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I use that Clinique moisturizer, too. It’s so good under makeup! I love how quickly it dries.

  • Reply Allison Arnone February 21, 2017 at 11:49 am

    So funny, I use the Acure face wash (the sensitive skin one) and the bottle says “unscented” but…NO. IT REEKS. It has the worst/weirdest smell! But I have super sensitive skin and really like it, so I just kind of suck it up.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine February 21, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Aveeno products are the best, so gentle. Clearly I need to try a facial wipe, I never had but I know it’s popular thing, lol. Hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph February 21, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I never keep my empties but I love to read empties posts.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    The only face wipe I can use is the Neutrogena & that’s only for emergencies. if I use too much, break out. Everything breaks out my skin. I hate that. I can never use products… hence, why my face looks 20 years older than I am … sigh…

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  • Reply Jenna February 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I don’t use facial wipes often, but when I do, those are definitely my go-to. I’m in love with Simple’s micellar water as well. It’s what I use in the morning to wipe away any gunk I slathered on the night before, lightly hydrate my skin, and prep it for my morning products.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I always love seeing empties posts because I feel like it gives me a good idea for things to try in the future. I really only use the Neutrogena facial wipes, but I like the price tag of the Simple Sensitive Skin ones. I feel like I’ve heard multiple people talk about how great they are too!

  • Reply Myra February 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I love Lush products but have never tried their moisturizers! Might need to pick up a small one to keep in my bag though 😉

  • Reply kristen February 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    oh that sucks about the acure stuff being so smelly. i need to start looking into ingredients, i try and use as natural as possible anyway, but i don’t know about ingredients in relation to being pregnant. i just go by beautypedia haha. good thing i have plenty of time to research 😉 i try to avoid using makeup remover wipe thingys, my favourites are neutrogena when i do use them, but i am not sure i have ever used the simple ones. will have to check them out!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky February 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I rarely use face wipes but when I do, I use Kaia naturals…they smell so good and are great for sensitive skin.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says February 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I bought my daughter the Simple face wash. It smells like shit. Do the wipes smell bad because I’d like to give them a try (or the Yes 2 ones. Have you used those?)

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family February 22, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    We use the Aveeno Ultra-Calming foaming face wash too! And we’ve loved it!! We rotate through different ones for night time use, but this is always our morning choice and we love it!

  • Reply Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie February 23, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve never heard of a wet brush! I have totally sh*t hair so maybe I should look into that!

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