Hey y'all. It's hard to believe that we're already halfway through 2014 isn't it? Today I have my empties from the past month....which again isn't really much. There were a few things I thought I'd finish up, but just didn't quite make it. So they'll be up next month.
Jordana Fabu Liner Liquid Eye Liner - This is in 01 Black. I picked this up a few months ago, tested it out once I got home, then put it up. I just went to use it about a week or so ago and while it still has plenty of liquid...it just wasn't that great. It's got a felt tip, and applied wonderfully the first time. This time I used, as usual, the very tip and it was splotchy....it looked like I put black ink down then rubbed my finger to clean it up. I couldn't do a thin line....but if I layed it down with most of the tip it would do a perfectly opaque thick black line. Thick lines aren't great for my lids, so I'm tossing this. I have another that I'll probably toss into my pile of stuff to give a friend.
Paddle/Point Applicators - These are those q-tips that are pointed on one end and flat/round on the other. A LOT of people recommend them for polish clean up, but I found they didn't really work that well for me. I actually bought these a few years ago at Big Lots and grabbed several containers since they were, as you can see, so cheap. I actually just ended up using these for cleaning up goofs of mascara or whatever around my eyes. I broke the case when opening so I can't refill it....but it's working great as a palette for nail polish or acrylic paint. I think I have a few packs left, need to find them, but I don't think I'd repurchase.
Suave Professionals Deep Conditioning Shine Mask - I can't remember if this was a gift or something from a giveaway, but it took me a while to use this up. It has moroccan oil, which is supposed to be great for the hair, but I think this was turning my hair brassy. I think this would work great for those of you with darker colored hair. I did like how my hair felt after, just didn't like it turning orange over time.
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Body Wash - This was the 2nd body wash by Herbal Essences that I used from the 3pack I got at Christmas. So far, my favorite. While I didn't feel that this was "hydrating" at all, I absolutely LOVED the smell. I'm totally obsessed with the smell of coconuts, especially during the summer. So this was perfect for that. I don't mind having to make sure I use lotion after showering. I would definitely repurchase this.
Ion Color Brilliance Brights in Purple - I got this ages ago at Sally's, and let it sit under my sink. A while back I decided to mix it in with some red. Liked the results, then I did my hair half red & half black, used this over it, and loved it. The last time I "colored" my hair, I mixed the last half of this with a different brand of red semi-permanent color and it was a burgundy shade that I loved. I wish this was a perm shade that you could mix with developer...but it's not too bad. I didn't lighten my hair prior to using it, so I don't know what type of results it would have over lighter hair.
I have also been going through my stash of makeup and other beauty products getting rid of old old old stuff. Some things I kept around because I thought I could force myself to use them. Like, I had this really old air freshener spray that was baby powder scented.....it was at least 6 years old. It was time to go. They just ended up sitting around forever taking up space. I went through my lip products and tossed out anything that had changed in color and/or smell. I still have more to go through though and will hopefully be doing that during the next few weeks.