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Empties #2: April – August 2016

Well 4 more months of this year have come and gone.  Where does the time go? I swear it was just New Years a few days ago 🙂  It’s time for another Empties Post!!! I’m bringing you my most loved items and a few not to loved products, for the last 4 months.

Empties #2

I must say that I am pretty proud of myself this time around! I finished off quit a few items in the last 4 months. A lot of these, if not all, I have done a review or post on them (I will link you to them along the way), so this will be as brief as I can handle.  Let’s jump in to this!

Empties #2

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist: I like this because it is easy on my wallet, is fast acting (3 minutes and your done) and smells amazing!  It leaves my hair soft, smooth and silky.

Repurchase: Already have 

TreSemme Dry Shampoo:  I purchased this because I love(d) TreSemme’s products and was out of dry shampoo. When I went to my local drug store this was on sale, so I picked it up to try.  It was OK.  I wasn’t super impressed, it’s not anything fancy or WOW. It got the job done for me. The only thing I found was that, with me, it wasn’t build-able and did nothing on day 3 of wearing it. The EWG* ratings are also very high.

Repurchase: No

Macadamia Natural Oil Macadamia Rejuvenating Shampoo: I purchased a gift box sooo many years ago that I can’t even remember 🙂 This is the last thing in that gift set that I had not used up.  It was nice, I didn’t use it every day, only when I deep conditioned my hair. I just used it up to get rid of it.  I do like the brand and what they offer, however the price isn’t right for me.

Repurchase: No 

FitGlow Beauty Vita Foundation: If you are a regular to my blog than you know what my thoughts and feelings are for this product.  I shed a tear when I finished this up a few days ago. LOVE it! Need more, STAT!

Repurchase: Run, don’t walk to repurchase, NOW!

SeaFlora Skincare:  Foaming Fucus Cleansing Concentrate, Potent Seaweed Serum, Sea Spray Splash Toner and Potent Sea Kelp Exfoliator.  Favorite skincare, by far.  I haven’t found anything that my skin loves better.  I have linked to my recent post because I could go on and on…

Repurchase: Do I really need to say it?… YES!!!

Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm: I received this in a Birch Box that I got at the beginning of the year. I really enjoyed using it.  It lasted a while, the sample was a decent size.  I applied it when my lips needed the most help and usually right before bed for the max recovery time for them.  The product is 100% Natural, which I love and there are so many uses for it.

Repurchase: Yes 

Empties #2

Blistex Regular SPF 15:  I have been using this for years.  It is my go to for lip protection.  I am looking for a Natural, Green lip product that will do the same for my lips.  It’s not the cleanest lip product but its super affordable and gets the job done.

Repurchase: I will until I can find a replacement

Life Brand 3 in 1 cleansing cloths: Like I said in my March Haul, these are great makeup wipes.  They get the job done, I buy them in bulk and they are a great price.  I am still looking for a Natural, cleaner version that does not cost a ton since I go through them rather fast.  I also use them after a workout to clean away sweat and dirt.

Repurchase:  yes

Secret Clinical Protection Antiperspirant: I sweat, this covers and blocks it!  Simple enough 🙂  Although, I have switched to a Natural, Green deodorant (and still on the hunt for the perfect one for me).  I would repurchase this over and over, however, I am cleaning up my beauty routine and this is not good for you…

Repurchase: No

Avon Eyewriter Liquid Eyeliner in Evening Black: This was an o;d product that I bought back in high school. I found it in the depths of my makeup bag. It’s so old that I wouldn’t even attempt to put it on my eyes.  I do remember it smudging, transferring onto my lids and not lasting very long.

Repurchase: NO

Silk Naturals Perfecting Powder: This Vegan finishing powder was awesome. I purchased the sample and reviewed earlier in the year (click the  name to read the review!).  It is still on my radar but I am trying out others for now.

Repurchase: Yes, in the future

Silk Naturals HD Concealer in #1 and #2: I LOVED these concealers.  They reminded me of the Benefit boi-ing full coverage concealer. It’s thick but covers and blends like a dream. The #1 was too light for my skin tone so I used is as an eye primer, which it worked well for.  The #2 was amazing under my eyes and to cover blemishes.

Repurchase: Yes, full size next time.

Empties #2

Batiste Dry Shampoo Big & Bouncy XXL Volume: The name says it all.  It worked great, made my hair volumized, and left it clean-looking. It does have a really heavy white cast, which was hard to get out of my light hair and it had a gritty texture to it if you used it more than once between washes.  Due to that, it weighted my hair down so I would alternate between this and what ever other dry shampoo I had on the go. It is up there in price, for me. EWG* ratings are not great on this either.

Repurchase: Yes, if I find it on sale

Skintimate Shave Gel Dry Skin:  I’ve used this since I started shaving. It’s all my Mom used, so of course I picked up on it.  I have used other brands and I always come back to this. It is moderately clean (per EWG*).  I have and will use Dr.Bronner’s Soap as a shaving lotion once my back up one is empty.

Repurchase: I’m going to try not too….but Yes I would if it was cleaner.

Live Clean Coconut Milk Body Wash: I said everything that I could about this in my post about Live Clean (linked above). I LOVE this brand and body wash.  Smells amazing and nourishing.

Repurchase: YES!

Empties #2

Pacifica Natural Minerals Mascara in SuperNova (black): This was the first Natural mascara that I tried and I LOVE it!  I’m sad to see it go, but am excited to try the others from this brand.  I am currently working my way through another brands mascara, so a future purchase is in the works.

Repurchase: YES…100 times yes! 🙂 

NYX Micro Brow Pencil: This is a product that I didn’t know I would miss as much as I do. I have not found a brow pencil that has worked or match my eyebrow hairs as good as this does. It has a super small pencil tip that allows for precise brush strokes to similar hair. It did last quite a while and is very affordable.

Repurchase: Yes

Root Pretty Setting Silk: This was a sample that I picked up from the first Root order I placed.  I have recently gotten another order and replaced the sample with the largest size they carried in this powder!  The full review is linked above!

Repurchase: Yes, already have 🙂

Tresemme Naturals Radiant Volume Shampoo & Conditioner: I’ve used TeSemme shampoos & Conditioners for years and when they came out with their Natural line I was just at the beginning of my knowledge for clean beauty. These worked fine, go the job done.  They smelt great and did not leave my hair weight down. I finished these up (Conditioner some how made it into the trash and not the empties box) and found a brand that wasn’t “Green washing” the market.

Repurchase: No


Well there you have it Beauties.  Hope you enjoyed digging through my trash and seeing what I have been loving, using and things that I have not liked or trying to stay away from.

What were some of your empties for the last few months? 

Thanks Beauties,

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Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me. These are my own, personal, honest opinions. Not a sponsored review. Talsbeautyopinion is not a makeup artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore, try at your own risk.


11 thoughts on “Empties #2: April – August 2016

  1. Oh boy, mammoth post Tal! Congratulations my dear, you must feel SO good, although I can appreciate your sadness at finishing the foundation – hope you can replenish it soon. All these sound so good – I’ll be back to read all your in-depth reviews xxx

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    1. Thanks Kats! ❤ I was pretty impressed that I polished off that many 🙂 Although I do it in 3 month intervals, I should have looked in the basket sooner LOL Tal xo


  2. Well done on finishing so many things! There’s a few things in your empties that I’m keen to try, like Silk Naturals products & maybe that Pacifica mascara plus, of course, the FitGlow foundation – if only I didn’t live halfway across the world! I suppose it’s like that though, we always want stuff that isn’t readily available in our countries.

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    1. Hi Shell! I know it’s the same with me. I see some amazing products in Australia and its so far away! I do believe that most of the companies ship international if your interested. Thanks for stopping by! Tal xo


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