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EMPTIES: September 2022

EMPTIES: September 2022


Last month, I used up a nice amount of products – not too much. So keep reading to see my takeaway of each item.

First up is CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, which has become my go-to morning cleanser. It’s gentle, hydrating and doesn’t make my skin feel stripped and dry. I do switch up cleansers based on the condition of my skin. However, I will/have bought this again, because it’s a staple cleanser to have in your regimen.

I randomly bought this Matrix Biolage Styling Jelly a couple of years ago and just got around to using it up. This is one of those products that you forget you have but try it and remember that you love it. This is one of the few styling gels that defined my curls, but also made them soft and bouncy.

A couple of months ago, Trader Joe’s released a sunscreen that the internet claimed was a dupe for SuperGoop! Unscreen and they were not lying. Just like Unscreen, this sunscreen is oil-free, frangrance-free, and water and sweat resistant. Plus, it was less than $10. The only bad thing is that it pretty much sold out and I haven’t been able to find it at my TJ since – I look everytime. Nexty time I see, I’m buying as many as possible. Until, I will have to reply on my other favorite sunscreens.

When I first started working at Dermaflage, I would always add a mixing medium to the foundation powder. I just assumed that there was no way that a foudation powder could provide me the same coverage as liquid. However, I was so wrong, because this foundation powder is full-coverage and water and sweat proof. Also, is has SPF, which makes it my go-to lazy girl foundation. I just used up the shade Medium Cool, which helped tone down my tanned skin. I’m using Bronze Medium now to warm up my cool weather skin.

Finally, I ued up these travel size bottles of Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special shampoo and conditioner. I used these to help cleanse and clarify of build-up after wearing my hair curly. I apply way more products to my hair when it’s curly than when it’s straight. They did a great job of cleansing my hair and scalp. So, I would buy these again.

Have you tried any items from this month’s EMPTIES? Share below!

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Skin Cycling: What Is It?

One of my favorite hobbies is learning about new skincare products and techniques. One technique I recently learned about is skin cycling, which I learned about on TikTok. Over the past couple of years, TikTok has become my go-to social media app. When I initially joined back in Spring 2020, it was a fun outlet to get some good laughs while we attempted to wait out Covid-19. Well, we’re still waiting it out, but it has become a mini learning platform.


Back to skin cycling. So, what is skin cycling? Keep reading to find out.

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What’s In My Sephora Cart

September is my birthday month! Yes, I am one of those people that live for collecting all my free birthday gifts from stores that offer. One store’s birthday gift that I’m always looking forward to is Sephora. I love that they have deluxe samples of best sellers and options! I love options! Although I’m not which Sephora birthday gift 2022 I want, there are some items in my Sephora Cart waiting on me.


Keep reading to see what items are currently in my Sephora shopping cart, which I’m planning to purchase as a gift to me!

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