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February Empties


I liked the last “Empties” post so much, that I saved everything from February so we can do it again!


I have dry skin, so you’ll see a couple of lotions, Bath & Body Works and the Coach lotion that came with my perfume. I will absolutely repurchase the Bath & Body lotion, but that Coach one was pretty light and didn’t do much for me.

There’s a meteorite scrub I got in my Ipsy bagĀ 

A Shea Moisture mud mask that I really liked, but I think I prefer the sensitive skin one.

There’s an Eos lip balm (My family goes through so many of those it’s ridiculous)

My favorite face moisturizer Pacifica Dreamy Youth. I probably go through one of those every couple of months, so you’ll see this one pop up often.

My Real Techniques sponge which I’ve already replaced because I love it.

A Boots No. 7 serum that I liked, but it didn’t work with my moisturizer.

A Too Faced lip gloss I got as a freebie forever ago. I didn’t care for it. It was sticky and didn’t last very long.

The next lip gloss is an amazing find. It’s a Revlon lip gloss in Super Natural that’s a fantastic dupe for Urban Decay’s Nooner.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye that I like when I go full coverage.

The Juara plum and avocado mask is pretty nice. It’s an overnight mask, and I love the extra moisture.

There’s a Lisa Frank lip balm that was actually my toddler’s but somehow ended up in my photo LOL

The tiny little eyebrow pencil is an Anastasia Beverly Hills pencil and it’s a fantastic product, but that’s the teeniest tiniest little sample I’ve ever received of anything.

Benefit’s Roller Lash which I like, and I’ve bought a few times, but while it gives me plenty of length and curl, I really love a good thickening mascara, and this doesn’t do that.

Some floss, because we all should floss. It’s an expanding floss I got at the dentist.

And last but not least, an Elizabeth Mott eyeshadow called Pop Goes the Shadow in Champagne. This is a brand I love. I have a beautiful blush in peachy-pink, and my favorite bronzer Whatup Beaches. The quality of the products is great and consistent. I never see anyone talk about this brand, though. I think it deserves better.




My New Skin Care Routine


I’ve fought dry skin all my life, and while I never had acne, I did get eczema and random reddish patches.

I’ve spent the past few years working on my skin care regime, and with help from the other Bookish Beauties here, I’ve discovered a few really cool products.

Face Oil. Holy cow, why did I never use you in my twenties?! Nourish Organics Argan Face Serum is my current fave, but if you prefer a dry oil, the Nuxe brand has a fantastic one.

Masks. Sheet masks, peels, overnight masks, so many masks, and so much fun! Pictured is my Pacifica overnight mask. It’s thick without being sticky or clogging my pores. I used it on a long flight and my skin never felt gross or dehydrated.

In my quest to dupe Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream, I’ve discovered a few really neat products:

Pixi Day Dew Glowtion not a dupe for Magic Cream, but absolutely a dupe for MAC Strobing Lotion, and Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting lotion.

Pixi Primer which is extra sparkly, just FYI, but adds a fun shimmer underneath bb cream or foundation.

Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream. I bought this in travel size for a trip and have never looked back!

Boots No. 7 Botanics Night Cream (which I’d actually consider more of a dupe for Clark Botanicals).

Boots Botanics Toner feels so refreshing. I hate Clinique’s toners, so I figured that mean I just hated toner. I was so wrong.

elf setting spray which smells like cucumbers, holds your makeup and feels really nice on.

Acure clay mask smells amazing! It’s like aromatherapy while you mask! And the best part? It doesn’t get hard on your face! I hate dry clay masks. This reminds me a lot of Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Clay mask. It isn’t the same color or texture, but they feel similar on, and the results are also very similar.

I’m looking for a new BB Cream, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to comment and let me know!

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#FrostyBox from #Influenster


So Influenster sent me their Frosty Box Vox Box (say that 10 times fast! LOL), and it came with quite an assortment of goodies.

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Everything here you can get at Target. I’ve already bought the Boots No. 7 serum, and I love it! First things first, I’ll go ahead and give a rundown of each item.

There are Fruit Vines bites, which I hid from the kids and ate all myself, because that’s how I roll ;P

An Eco Tools round brush that is way better than the one I already had. I’ve blow dried my curly hair straight with it twice now, and both times it gave me a smoother look than the Goody one I bought like 10 years ago.

McCormick Gourmet Thyme which worked out perfectly since my thyme plant died this winter.

The sample of Boots No. 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced night serum, which as I said, I’ve already picked up.

A Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup remover, and a Scandaleyes water proof kohl kajal black eyeliner. I love pretty much all Rimmel products, and I don’t think you can go wrong with their black liner. I’m replacing my MAC black liner in Smolder (it’s not waterproof).

This might be my favorite product in the box, an NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugarplum. This is a matte look that was much smoother than some others I’ve bought, although I’d still use a balm underneath so it glides on better. This lip product is less than $2 so you really can’t go wrong here.

And Lastly there is a 2 pack sampler of Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea. Now I love peppermint tea, but this had a more black licorice taste. That works for me, but some might not like it. In fact my daughter loved it, but my son didn’t.

So, this was a really fun Vox Box, and I’ve really enjoyed sampling and reviewing all of the products. As I’ve said before, influenster is a really fun site to play around on, check it out, and read some of the product reviews.