Welcome to my first ever empties post! I’ve been ruthless in my consolidation of items I actually want to pack up and bring to my new apartment this Friday. In doing so, I found several items are almost-empty or just not worth hanging onto, therefore I have collected them for the purpose of deciding: buy it or boot it?
Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner: this is my fallback S/C combo. In between all my trials of new products and brands, this one always makes a comeback. Why? Habit and consistency. My hair feels stronger and healthier using these than most others I have tried (which haven’t been a lot). It smells nice w/o being overpowering. Maybe it’s also mental. The word repair seems like a better word choice than some other marketing pitches: blonde-enhancing, scent, color-correcting, etc. My hair is naturally a little course, and I haven’t noticed a complete difference in smoothing texture. Regardless, I’d buy it again and again. My hair loves it.
Sephora Felt-Tipped Liquid Eyeliner in Brown: I have to start off by declaring my love for felt-tipped eyeliners. However, I’m somewhat surprised by my repurchase of this one in the past, because it streaks pretty easily. I have purchased it again in the waterproof version, and I’m hoping that that will make the difference to keep it under my buy it list.
Suave Dry Shampoo: this is the first dry shampoo I have tried. In all honesty, I could go three days without washing my hair before it starts to show–my scalp stays that dry. However, I typically wash my hair ever 1-2 days. On days where I’ve straightened or curled it the night before, I’ll spray some of this at the roots to give it a lift and to absorb oil in one or two spots. I have to say though, I am not a fan of the smell anymore. It has such a distinctive, strong smell, I can tell when complete strangers are using it. I don’t want that to be the case with me, so I am going to go with boot it. There are better options out there, and I just got a bottle of Bumble & Bumble’s Pret-a-Powder I’m excited to try!
Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protectant-Spray: I love this spray. I use it almost every time I straighten or curl my hair. It’s been my rock for years. It smells great w/o being overpowering, somewhat like freshly shampooed hair. It also leaves my hair feeling soft and appearing shiny after the heat application. I’d buy it again, but I also love the following…
Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle: this was my first deluxe sample I got in my Birchbox subscription. If you don’t know what Birchbox is, it’s a $10 monthly subscription where you get a box full (usually 4-6 items) of beauty products. It’s fun if you want to try something new, but don’t know where to start. This protectant spray is actually more of a cream-base, like a leave-in conditioner, than a liquid base (like the Tresemme). It leaves my hair feeling smooth and fresh for days after just one use. Buy it. I promise you won’t be disappointed. This is the main product I was sad to see run out. I plan on ordering a full-sized bottle, but I just got a new deluxe sample from”OI/All In One Milk” from that I plan on trying first.
Have a great week! XO