Trash Talkin'

Hey y'all! Is it Monday already? I'm not ready! I am ready to talk some trash...beauty trash that is! It's been a few months since I've done an empties post, and I thought I'd share what I'd buy again and what I'd rather not.

I have been going through mascara like crazy, just finishing up mascara here and there. Do you ever have that happen, where you finish up a lot of similar products?

It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara--One of my fave, FAVE mascaras when I want that extra, EXTRA. I just opened up another tube!

Tarte Gifted Mascara--This is supposed to be a mascara that's good for your lashes. I really liked it, but I don't think I'll repurchase.

Dior Hypnose Star--This was recommended to me, and while I liked it, it was too pricey and not enough payoff to repurchase.

Maybelline Falsies Push Up Angel--I liked this and would repurchase.

I also went through a couple of packs of makeup remover wipes. Normally, I use something cheap, but I thought I'd mix it up and try these two new-to-me wipes.

Yes to Cotton Facial Wipes--These wipes are made in part from recycled cotton t-shirts and are super gentle. I thought they were good, but wouldn't purchase again.

Garnier Micellar Water Makeup Wipes--I am a HUGE micellar water fan, and I love Garnier's micellar water, so I had to try the wipes. They were okay and I wouldn't repurchase, but I'm glad I tried them.

And I'm ending this with a few random bath products, since I know not all of your are as into makeup as I am!

Olay Body Wash--I mentioned this on my last empties post. I love it and would repurchase.

Skintimate Shaving Lotion--I think this was from a sponsored post. I was going through the beauty closet and trying to not buy anything, so I used this and have used it for years. It works but it never really my fave. I'm trying a cream now that I'm not thrilled with, so any suggestions?

Kneipp Eucalyptus Herbal Bath--I love this when I'm sick--it goes in the bath or I pour a little into the back of the tub and let it steam up while I shower. I do make my own stuff with essential oils, but like I said, I'm trying to use up things in my beauty supply stash. While I bought this, I was recently sent a bunch of Kneipp goodies, so I'm not repurchasing for a while.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup--Dang! I should have put this in the pic above this one. Oh well. Anyway, I love solid cleansers, so I loved this one. I would repurchase this, but have more I am using up.

NYX Brush Cleaner--I got this at ULTA forever ago--I don't think I even hauled it--and have slowly been making my way through it. It's a standard brush cleaner--nothing fancy. I don't think I'll get another one.

What have you used up lately?

Extra Elle: Had a great weekend! I got to film something with my youngest sister that I can't wait to share with you soon. It was supposed to rain, so I'm glad the rain held off, but the heat did not! I also saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which I thought was hilarious, and oddly enough I've not seen the first installment.


  1. I actually took a picture of those garnier makeup wipes to try and I'm sad you weren't a fan of them...makes me second guess picking them up!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Mascara seems to be one of the items I use up a lot as well, my latest empties post featurd two, which is a lot of makeup for me. Usualy I finish my skincare more frequently than my makeup.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. I need to try that IT Cosmetics mascara. Need a new one! I just finished my Belief Moisturizer and hoping to get some more.


  4. I always use the same two mascaras and need to try IT Cosmetics! That Olay bodywash is one of my favorites too!

    Doused In Pink

  5. I keep wanting to try Yes To products but for some reason I haven't yet. Good to know that the wipes were decent.

  6. I LOVE It Cosmetics but I haven't tried that mascara yet! I will definitely be picking it up when mine is out. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. I need to try out IT Cosmetics one of these days! I also didn't love that Tarte mascara either. And I'm so glad that you liked the second Guardians of the Galaxy! You should still totally watch the first one!

  8. I really need to try IT cosmetics! The mascara sounds wonderful :)


  9. That Garnier micellar wipes broke me out so bad and dried out my skin! Ugh! I need to try Maybelline Push Up Falsies, so many have raved about it!

  10. Oh I have been wanting to try that stuff from IT Cosmetics. Totally need to check it out now. Glad that you liked it.

  11. I've used that Maybelline Push Up Angel mascara too & really liked it.

  12. Haha the title of this post totally got me ;) so creative! I love Maybelline mascaras, so I definitely want to try the Push Up Angel one. I haven't jumped on the Micellar water trend yet, but I need to remember grab a bottle next time I'm at the store.. just maybe not those wipes ;)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  13. I seem to be finishing up a ton of my foundations all at once! I use to do that with mascara too like you did!

  14. I love the Say Yes to Cucumbers wipes, but I like the grapefruit scent. So glad you got in some fun sister time this past weekend!

  15. I try alot of mascaras too. I'm so picky so I only have a few favorites out of prob 30-40 that I have tried!

  16. I will have to try that It cosmetics mascara, I am about to replenish my better than sex mascara. My neutrogena make up wipes are almost gone, I think I want to try take the day off now!

  17. I tried that IT mascara and I didnt like it at all! It flaked really bad on my lashes. But I love their Hello Lashes mascara! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  18. I still need to get the It Cosmetics mascara and I'm currently using that Maybelline one and I really like it. I like the Garnier wipes, but I probably won't repurchase them either. My mom just the Bye Bye Makeup and she loves it. I tried it and I like it but I think my neutrogena oil works just as well. I can't wait to see what you and your sister worked on!

  19. I really need a brush cleaner. I am currently trying out Garnier's micellar wipes and they aren't too bad. That IT Bye Bye Makeup looks worth trying, too!


  20. I've heard many great things about the superhero mascara! Xx

    Toni | sheergloss

  21. I haven't tried IT mascara yet but you are making me want to!!! I have been underwhelmed by pretty much all the makeup wipes lately. They just dont work as good as other methods of removing makeup for me.

  22. Im shocked! I thought the yeast wipes would be good! I use the honest company ones and really like them :)


    Novelstyle Blog

  23. Glad that you've found so much great products! Thanks for sharing!


  24. I'm a huge fan of Olay body wash. I love all the amazing scents!

  25. Interesting post. You're the second person that I've seen saying they wouldn't purchase the Yes To wipes again this week! x

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  26. I want to try the It cosmetics superhero mascara now! Thanks for the recommendation!
    I just saw Guardians as well - it is a funny movie!

  27. I'm always on the hunt for new mascara. I have super fine tiny lashes and so far, I still like the Chanel one. I like the wand. But I'll have to try the It Superhero!

  28. I'm adding the Superhero mascara to my list! I also love that Olay body wash. I got a sample from Influenster and have repurchased a few times now.

  29. I love reading what other's love especially when it comes to mascara!! thanks Elle!

  30. oooh thanks for this post! i have been looking for a new not too expensive mascara since I go through it like water and from trial and error find NO difference between the department store brands like dior. Was using maybelline ultra lash for a while ( better than diorshow!!) but want to see if theres something even better than that!

    www.instagram.com/thehautecookie/Gotta try these!

  31. So in a mascara rut right now. It's been a long while since I disliked any mascara in my rotation. I repurchased the Tarte lights camera lashes because way back when it used to be my favorite. I've been very "eh" towards it. Like they changed the formula or it's just not as great as I remember.

  32. I need to try that It Cosmetics mascara!


  33. I have been trying to use the Tarte mascara lately. It is ok, but I like my eyelashes to be a bit more dramatic. I am still in love with my It!

    Always love your reviews!
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  34. Have you tried the Aveeno Positively Smooth Shaving Gel? I love it and so does my husband! In fact, my sisters use it as well because I told them how great it was and they ended up buying it and loving it as well. :)

    I had similar thoughts on the Tarte Gifted mascara. I loved how natural it felt on my eyelashes, but at the same time I didn't think it was the best product ever. Just okay. I wouldn't repurchase it either.

  35. Such great, honest feedback! Thanks girl! What is your number one waterproof mascara that doesn't take your lashes off with it?

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  36. I tried a sample of the It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara and loved it!

  37. I think I need to try that Maybelline mascara soon! The Kneipp Eucalyptus Herbal Bath sounds amazing! I love eucalyptus scent!

  38. I really loved your review on these products. I will have to try out the Maybelline Falsies mascara as I love trying different mascaras. I find that you really don't have to buy the expensive ones as the drug store ones are just as good. I am using the COVERGIRL mascara in the pink tube and I love it. :0)

  39. I read in a book one time to use hair conditioner instead of shaving cream. I've been using this for about 2 years and love it.


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