EMPTIES: July 2022

EMPTIES: July 2022


As you can see, I really used up a lot of products last month! It was a good month. So, I’m excited to share these products with you and give my take on them. So, keep reading to see my final take on each of these products.

I bought this mini Benefit Hoola bronzer back during Christmas (I think) and I just now used it all up. Since I’m not one to contour my face to the gods, I was able to let this last me for almost a year. This is a great everyday matte bronzer and in a shade that’s compatible with most complexions. However, Benefit offers their bronzer in a lighter and darker shade, which I’m going to try the lighter one next. Winter is coming and my melanin is getting lighter. 🙁

The Black Girl Sunscreen is definitely in my top 5 sunscreens and it’s close to the top of the list. This is the second tube I’ve used up and it won’t be the last.

My skin was starting to look it’s age, which a no go for me. So, I added this Vitamin C serum from The Ordinary, which I surprisingly enjoyed. I found it best to use in the morning on clean, dry skin and before applying serums. Initially, I wasn’t very diligent about using it daily. However, once I did, it helped my complexion look brighter and helped aid in a small acne scar I got a few months ago. I plan to buy this again and make it part of my daily routine to see the full effects.

Rae Wellness has some of my favorite daily supplements, including my pre + probiotic. I love these pre + probiotics and I could definitely tell a difference in my daily digestion when I didn’t use them. I already bought and using another bottle and I need to share my new daily supplements.

You can’t see it that well in the photo, but the L’Oreal Linuer Intense Liquid Eyeliner has been my favorite drugstore liquid liner for years. Unfortunately, it’s has become harder to find over the years in stores, which is annoying. So, when I do run across them, I buy a couple at a time.

Social media ads instantly persuaded me to buy the Morphe Filter Effect Soft -Focus foundation and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a buildable foundation that definitely gives the skin soft filter effect, which is the dream look for skin. It’s oil-free and has skincare infused, which is why it probably makes the skin look supple and healthy. I’m glad that I finally used this up so that I can try one that’s a shade lighter next.

The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum is a cult classic and I know why. If you’re focused on anti-aging, you should give this serum a try. This serum helped improved the look and texture of my skin, which includes minimizing the appearance of my pores. It’s worth trying if you want to simplify your nighttime routine to only include 1 or 2 serums.

Funny story: I picked up this Burt’s Bees Gentle Cleanser by accident, because I thought it was a travel-size hand moisturizer. In the end, I’m glad I picked it up, because it was gentle and soothing. I think everyone should have a gentle cleanser in case their skin experiences irritation. This is a really good option and I’m going to pick up the regular size next time.

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