I go through phases where I tell myself I need to use up all of the products I have at home before I can buy anything else. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Especially if I see something new or if I’m just feeling extra impulsive that day. One of my goals for this year was to stop hoarding products so I have been on a mission to use up everything I have. Empties videos on YouTube are some of my favorites to watch so I thought I’d make it into a post. I’m always interested to see what products people are using up & re-purchasing as well as the ones they didn’t like! These are all products I’ve been using up since December.
Nivea In Shower Lotion | I have purchased & re-purchased this so many times. I cannot sing its praises enough & 100% recommend it! I especially love to use it in the winter when our house is cold in the mornings & the last thing I want to do is stand around to put on lotion after showering.
LA Tan Extender Lotion | This was a lotion I had stashed away in the closet when we moved into our house a few months ago. I found it at Walmart earlier this year although they have since stopped selling it in the stores. I’ve used the LA Tan self tanning lotion many times. I was really surprised by this lotion, especially since’s pretty cheap. It’s not sticky, doesn’t smell awful, and is super moisturizing. Since it’s a tan extender, it does have some DHA in it & the color is good.
A Thousand Wishes Body Cream | Another lotion sitting in the closet that needed to be used up. This is probably one of my top favorite scents right behind Secret Wonderland from B&BW. Just an FYI– this lotion turns yellow if you don’t use it fast enough! It was white when I bought it but when I got towards the end of the bottle, it had turned yellow.
St. Moriz Self Tanner (Dark) | I decided to give this brand a try after I went into Ulta to buy their self tanning spray & they were completely sold out (no surprise there as they are always out of stock on something I want). I actually really really liked this stuff & would purchase it over the Ulta brand now. It’s dark when you spray it on but really evens out as you blend it in & has a really nice color once it has set in.
Up & Up Magnolia and Pistachio Body Wash | I love the scent of this stuff! I’ve been using the Up & Up brand body washes for awhile and really like them. I feel like they are very comparable to the Dove body washes which are a little more expensive. I just wish they made these in bigger bottles because I feel like I go through them so fast!
Banana Boat Self Tanner (Medium-Dark) | This was a re-purchase as these bottles aren’t very big. My current self tanning routine involves “cutting” this lotion with a self tanning spray to make it a little dark + blend in better. Weird? Maybe. But it’s working for me right now!
L’Oreal Sleek It Iron Straight Heat Spray | I am so so picky about the type of thermal spray I use. I hate the kind that feels like hair spray & leaves your hair feeling crunchy. It has been hard to find a good thermal spray so I picked this up awhile back. It’s not terrible but not amazing either. This bottle is about 75% empty only because the sprayer kept getting clogged & I would end up with more liquid on the floor than in my hair. I decided to stop fighting it & toss it in the trash.
Revlon Color Stay Foundation | Another re-purchase of a makeup staple in my collection. I have been using this product for awhile & always seem to go back to it!
Degree Motion Sense Dry Spray Deodorant | I picked this up only because I was curious to try it out. I really liked this stuff, mostly because I didn’t end up getting white marks all over my clothes. It also lasted a VERY long time! I haven’t re-purchased it yet only because I wanted to save some money & went back to my regular stick deodorant for now.
Jergens Natural Glow Lotion (Medium) | If you’re not using this, go buy it now! I have been using this stuff off & on ever since it came out when I was in high school. They have really improved this product over the years. I have tried the off brand lotions & they just don’t work as well as Jergens.
EOS Shaving Cream | Anyone else really lazy about shaving their legs? I used to be one of those people that would just use a razor & water…… BAD. My skin finally decided to freak out on me last winter, especially my legs. I decided to give this a try since I love other EOS products & I’ve been using it ever since! It’s not your typical shaving cream but more of a lotion. I also seem to go through a bottle every 3-4 weeks so I’m constantly re-purchasing it.
Olay Regenerist Face Cream Cleanser | Just like shaving my legs, I used to be so bad about washing my face. I KNOW I KNOW. I’m learning to be nicer to my skin. This face wash wasn’t awful but I feel like it didn’t get a lot of my makeup off compared to some others I’ve used in the past.
Tresemme Smooth & Silky Shampoo | I don’t have much to say about this one. I’ve used it in the past along with the conditioner and I can tell you this was kind of an impulse buy. I didn’t mind it but I will say it wasn’t the best shampoo I’ve ever used.
Softsoap Blackberry Sugar Body Scrub | I’ve re-purchased this stuff many many times. I use it to exfoliate my skin before putting self tanner on. I think it works just as good as the more expensive body scrubs!
Alright, so I went through a ton of products over the past month & a half! I still have a ways to go in my collection though, specifically makeup items that I need to use up. Have you used any of these products? What are some of your favorites?