Out with the Old - February 2019 Empties

February was a great month for me. I saw one of my favorite bands in concert, checked off a lot of things on my 2019 To-Do List, and overall, I felt pretty good. I even put a good bit of behind the scenes work in on the blog! All that being said, it wasn't my most impressive month for empties - I only finished ten products, most of them daily staples, so I'll try to get through this post quickly. Click through to read my thoughts on the products I finished last month. Reviews linked where applicable, and products I intend to repurchase (or already have!) are marked with an asterisk (*). Be sure to share your recent empties in the comments!

OGX Orchid Oil Shampoo+Conditioner*
I picked up OGX's Orchid Oil Shampoo+Conditioner kind of on a whim, mainly because it smelled good, but I ended up loving it! These two products left my hair silky, smooth, and much less tangled than usual. The orchid scent was gorgeous and hung lightly in my hair for at least a day after each wash. I'd definitely repurchase these in the future, but I'm currently working through a different OGX duo. 

Bath&BodyWorks Rose Water Body Wash
I feel like I've had this bottle of shower gel for ever. In actuality, it was less than a year, but it seemed to drag on. At first I loved the very soft, soapy rosewater fragrance but I quickly became bored of it. I will say that this now-discontinued Pure Simplicity formula is much less drying than Bath&BodyWorks standard shower gel formula  - something I didn't realise til recently when I started a bottle of Paris Amour shower gel. 

Lush Caca Marron Henna*
I finally got brave enough to try a different shade of Lush's Henna hair color and...it's barely different. At first, Marron seemed so much darker than Rouge, but in just two weeks its settled into being pretty much the same shade, just a little duller. I still want to try a darker shade, so I'm thinking of mixing half a block of Marron and Brun and seeing how it turns out. 

I changed out my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge pretty early in February, as I noticed it developed a couple questionable moldy spots. I feel like these sponges have really gone down hill in quality over the years, and I'm not enjoying using them anymore. I feel like they absorb too much product and sprout mold quicker than they should. I have one more to use, then I'm going to give the original Beauty Blender a re-try. 

Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturizer
The Original Skin Matte Moisturizer was a terrible introduction to Origins, honestly. Its just such a "nothing" product to me. This moisturizer felt wet on the skin when first applied, and then it was gone. I may as well have applied nothing. 

Formula 10.0.6. Pores Be Pure Mud Mask
I've liked several of Formula 10.0.6's mud masks, but Pores Be Pure fell flat for me. This mask didn't seem to do anything for me, so I decided to declutter it. I will say that the cute pink bottle and candy-ish strawberry scent are appealing, but I need more from a mask. 

L'Oreal Elvive Pure Clay Mask^*
I've really enjoyed L'Oreal's Elvive Pure Clay Mask for hair, though I don't use it often. I received a very large foil packet of this mask, enough for two uses. This mask has a fresh, minty fragrance and seems to balance my oily roots without drying them out. This mask is quite good and I'll continue to use it. 

I think my recent review of Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Sunscreen made it quite clear that I don't like it at all. This sunscreen was drying and didn't hold up well to sweat, which caused some terrible eye burning. I really wanted to like this SPF, but for now I'll be sticking with Neutrogena's Beach Defense instead. 

Lush Goddess Bath Bomb
I received this bath bomb as a Valentine's Day gift and liked it well enough, though it wasn't my favorite. Goddess had a powdery, musky scent, and created milky lilac water that was very relaxing to soak in. I don't think I'd go out of my way to repurchase it, but it was nice. 



Disclosure:
Products marked with an ^ were sent to me as press samples. 

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