Welcome to my July 2020 Empties!

July 2020 Empties Hair Care Makeup Products

Besides the monthly finishes of shampoo/conditioner packets, there is a bit more to share in my empties this month – hooray!

Earlier this month, I finally ventured outside my neighbourhood (as in, outside a 30 minute walking radius) and made a visit to the mall – only to make a purchase that couldn’t be done online. But before doing so, I wanted to at least put on a bit of eye makeup, because why not, it’s been a minute.

The past few months when I went out for walks and grocery runs, I would throw on a pair of sunglasses and a face mask, no makeup required. I realized it’s been about four months since I put on makeup and decided to go through my makeup bin and throw out old, dried up mascaras and whatever else that deemed hygienically unusable.


July 2020 Empties Hair Card John Frieda Herbal Essences

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Shampoo, Conditioner, Advanced Protein Volumizer
I wasn’t a huge fan of this trio. The shampoo lathered and rinsed off nicely while the conditioner made my hair feel very stiff during wash. After applying the Advanced Protein Volumizer and blow drying to “activate”, my hair felt soft but very coarse and dull-looking. It definitely provided volume but lacks smooth and shine.

Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo and Conditioner (Product Review)
My hair loved the Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. It left my hair feeling soft, lightweight, and volumized. The tropical scent of citrus, floral and mint is so refreshing on my hair. I still have the Volumizing Souffle to finish up but the entire collection overall was a hit!


July 2020 Empties Makeup Mascara Benefit Gimme Brows Too Faced Concealer

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – 3 Neutral Light Brown
You can’t go wrong with brow products from Benefit Cosmetics. Their Volumizing Fiber Gel volumized, tamed, and tinted my brows while also making them look natural and full. This brow gel had a good run but it’s now all dried up. Luckily, I have a few more of these mini size brow gels so I’m not worried that I have to toss this one out.

L’Oreal Telescopic Original Mascara (Product Review)
Another favourite mascara that had seen better days. I loved how the brush was able to get close to the lash line, comb through and separate my lashes, leaving no clumps and made my lashes look naturally longer.

Annabelle Cosmetics Skinny Mascara by Lash Launcher (Product Review)
I’ve mentioned time and time again, especially in mascara reviews; I have short sparse lashes. I loved this Skinny Mascara from Annabelle Cosmetics, the bristles from the brush really helped accentuate my short lashes. I’m considering rinsing the brush and reusing it – we’ll see.

Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer (Product Review)
I LOVED this Too Faced concealer so much when I first tried it that I stocked up one day without thinking I have other concealers at home. Lo and behold this was the final tube and it served it’s purpose the past few months. I’m seriously going to miss it but perhaps the Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer is similar?! – I’ve heard mixed reviews.

What are your thoughts on my July 2020 empties? Have you tried any of the products featured?

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