Summer Empties

Summer Empties

Alright fam, it’s time for baby’s first empties post. I’ve recently run out of quite a few beauty products. The other day, I was about to drop some spent bottles in the recycling bin, when I froze – realizing that I could do an empties post on them! I always feel a little bit weird recommending brand new products to people. Like, yeah, I’m excited about them. I’ve definitely tried them out before making the rec. But is that enough? Sometimes it takes time to realize that you hate something. Or that you love it! Sharing my empties seemed like a great way to provide some genuinely helpful product information.

A quick disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click through and buy something, I’ll get a teeny tiny commission. Rest assured, though – I’d never lie about something I didn’t believe in just for a measly referral fee.

Summer Empties

Everyday Oil

I’ve been a big fan of this stuff for a while now. I mostly use it in place of body lotion, but it’s great for so many other things. It’s a perfect travel product in that it’s TSA compliant and super multi-purpose. When I bring it on trips, I use it as an oil cleanser, as well as a facial and body oil. Occasionally I’ll also use it on my scalp for a little hydration boost, or pump some into a bath for a real luxurious time.

I’ve repurchased this product a few times now. It’s fairly priced and smells great, too. FYI: I use the mainstay blend, but they also have an unscented version.

Glossier Cloud Paint

I’m fully obsessed with Glossier’s Cloud Paint. It’s a tiny tube of liquid blush that you dab on with your fingers. There’s six different shades available, but I like to switch off between Beam, which is a soft peach, and Puff, which is a cool pink.

I was originally put off by the packaging of this product. The tube is quite small, so I wondered how long it’d last. But as it turns out, it’s super pigmented so you don’t need to use much and it lasts forever. In short: I hate all other blushes now.

Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate and Glow Oil

I really like this stuff! It’s an antioxidant-packed facial oil that doesn’t make my skin feel too greasy. I go back and forth between using facial oils once and twice a day depending on the season, but during the winter I can totally get away with using this one in the morning. At $44 a bottle, this is one of my pricier empties. But rest assured, it lasts a good long time.

Youth to the People Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream

Whew, that was a long name. They should probably shorten that. If I’m being honest, though, that’s my only criticism of this product. This stuff is light and airy, but ultra moisturizing. It works really well under makeup, and contains hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin retain moisture. It’s reasonably priced ($48) compared to other high-end moisturizers, but one of my absolute faves.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

When I first purchased an IT Cosmetics CC cream, I hated it. I’d bought the dewy formula, and it made my face look greasy and shiny 100% of the time. Which is really just unfair considering I’m basically a prune person. But I really wanted a foundation that had SPF, and this line’s SPF offerings were straight fire. So when I ran out of my nightmarishly dewy CC cream, I bought the matte one. And I’m so glad that I gave it a try because now I’m obsessed with it!

This product is full coverage, which is rare for a CC cream. It’s also 40SPF, and they recommend applying it with your fingers, which is cool in my book, since it means I don’t need to bring an extra brush when traveling!

Belif Aqua Bomb

So, I know I’ve already covered moisturizer in this post, but this one’s special because it comes in a travel size that’s absolute perfection. In my opinion, Aqua Bomb is right up there with any of Youth to the People’s moisturizers. I tend to prefer Youth to the People because it comes in a glass bottle instead of a plastic one (and I’ve been trying to phase out unnecessary plastics), but I genuinely love both products, and this one is great for traveling.

Sephora sells a Belif travel kit, which is pretty dope. I’ve also seen them offer Aqua Bomb as a deluxe sample, which is the perfect size for most trips. It lasts a shockingly long time, and the container is easy to refill for future use.

Aaaand, that’s it for the empties!

As you probably noticed, these reviews are all pretty positive. That’s because if I’ve managed to get through an entire product, I probably really like it! That said, there are plenty of products that I hate and quit mid-way through. If you want, we can discuss those sometime. Because that also seems like a worthwhile topic. Let me know your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *