Here we are again, with my latest installment of Empties! I've been exploring a lot of new products lately, while also trying to be good about finishing up older products before purchasing a replacement. Soooo, let's dive on into my thoughts on these recyclables.
First up, I finished a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in from Wella's Elements line. I've used this line on and off for years, and I think its a great first step into gentle, paraben & sulfate free products. I'm currently trying out a few "Green" shampoos and conditioners, however, this is a great, gentle line for those of you wanting to maintain and prolong your hair color. Two of the Green Beauty lines I've tried recently are Yarok and Reverie. Both lines contain effective, non-toxic haircare products. The Yarok Moisturizing Shampoo is perfect for imparting moisture to course or color treated hair. The Reverie Shampoo is also safe for color treated hair, but would be better for finer textures of hair. Both are fragranced with essential oils and make cleansing your hair a real experience! Based on these two products, I'm excited to try more from these two lines. As you can tell, I've really been loving the Alterna Bamboo Kendi Oil range. My uber-blonde hair needs a lot of moisture and these products have been keeping my hair moisturized and protected from the environment. I use a dropper of the Kendi Treatment oil on my wet hair before styling, then once my hair is dry, I spray the Dry Oil Micromist on my hair to protect it from the flatiron or curling iron. These two would also be great for dry and coarse textures of hair. As you know, I NEED hairspray to survive day to day, this is the South, hello? I love the Bamboo Anti- Humidity Hairspray for strong, all day hold. However, I'd been wanting try something a little more touchable, and more buildable, so I picked up IGK Intern Hairspray. This flexible hold hairspray is gluten free, paraben free, sulfate free, mineral oil free, and cruelty free. I really enjoyed how this hairspray didn't have a ton of fragrance or fog up the bathroom when I used it. Getting used to having a softer more touchable hairspray in my hair took a bit of getting used to, but I think I'm in love.
I've also been shifting my body care products to simpler, more natural options. As much as I love the Stella by Stella McCartney perfume, I've been using lavender oil as a subtle fragrance instead. Stella is a perfect balance between mystery and femininity, I'm just moving away from traditional perfumes at the moment. I'm still on the hunt for a green body lotion that I love. This Jason lotion is too liquidity for my taste. I love the moisture that the Palmer's gives, however, I'd love something with a few less ingredients. If that's not a concern of yours, go with the fragrance free Palmer's, you'll love it! I've been trying a few different natural deodorants lately, as well. My favorite so far is the Primal Pit Paste, it comes in many scents and is reasonably priced. I hope I don't break your heart when I tell you that I was not impressed with the new Tarte Deoderant. It is easy to apply, however it does leave a strong white cast to the underarms. The biggest issue that I faced was the packaging. After a week or so, the screwy bottom just stopped working.... That's frustrating. Overall, the product was fine, but it just didn't outshine my normal potted deodorant. On to the face.....
As you can see, I've been trying out a few different eyebrow products lately. I loved the fine tip and spoolie of the Colourpop, Mirabella, and Glo Minerals. The issue that I have with the fine tip is that sometimes its harder to make soft and blur out. Thats why the Youngblood Cosmetics eyebrow definer is nice, it provides soft definition. It's similar to the Hourglass Archbrow in that it has a triangular/ wedge shaped tip. If you like a more precise, sculpted brow, I'd go with any of the fineliners. If you prefer a blurred, naturally full brow, the Youngblood is for you. I finally finished up my RMS Beauty Mascara.... holy cow. This is the guilt-free, green beauty version of my beloved Loreal Voluminous Mascara. It has a classic shaped brushed, and a formula that adds length and volume, a total win. If you've been having issues with mascara sensitivity or lash line itching, give this one a whirl. The ingredients are pure and the product is simply amazing!
We hope you've enjoyed this look into our beauty trash bin. If you have any questions about any products not mentioned, leave them in the comments below! Have an amazing weekend!