Friday, June 28, 2024

June 2024 Empties for the Face, Body & Hair

Press Sample, Purchased & GWP (Affiliate Links)

It's hard to believe that summer is already here, and that June is already almost gone! I managed to finish up 9 products in June, and 5 of them were full-size and the remaining 4 were travel sizes for the hair. Featured are some of my favorite brands, and I would happily use all of these products again. I am posting my empties a couple of days early this month because there is no way that I will finish anything else before my July empties post! 

Spongellé Private Reserve Body Wash Infused Buffer in Rose Cassis(Was $16.00 from Spongellé): Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffers really excel in their ability to clean and exfoliate the skin while delighting the senses with their delightful aromas. These brilliant body wash-infused sponges effectively and gently clean and exfoliate the skin, and they also leave the it deliciously baby soft, smooth, supple and moisturized. This body buffer smells heavenly, and it is so refreshing. Fragrance Notes: Top: Grapefruit, Black Currant, Touch of Spice. Middle: Velvet Rose, Magnolia Petals, Jasmine. Base: Warm Amber, Sweet Musk, Vanilla.  Purchase Again? It appears that they no longer have this scent, but if they bring out back I am going to buy another one!

René Furterer KARITÉ HYDRA Hydrating Shine Shampoo ($12.00-$64.00 for 1.6 oz, 5 oz. and 20.2 oz from René FurtererSkinStoreDermstore and Amazon): I have to preface this by stating that I am thoroughly obsessed with this truly amazing shampoo because it is everything that someone with dry and curly hair, like me, could ever want in a shampoo. It has a satisfying lather, but it never strips the hair, and it rinses clean without leaving behind an oily residue. It has a light, and pleasant aroma, but it isn't long-lasting or cloying. It moisturizes dry hair, without ever weighing it down, and it leaves hair remarkably soft and shiny. It is, in a word, extraordinary! Purchase Again? I already purchased another one!

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo ($26.00-$52.00 for 1.3oz.0- 8.5 oz. from Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Oribe): Described as a "transformative dry shampoo"– this wonderful smelling Oribe gem extends hair styles between shampoos, and it offers hair texture while maintaining touchable soft locks. Purchase Again? I have lots of dry shampoos to use first, but this is one of the best that I have tried!

milk_shake leave-in conditioner in flower fragrance ($10.40 for 2.5 oz and $24.00 for 11.8 oz. from milk_shake and their Amazon Store): is one of my my latest discoveries from this wonderful brand, and I can't say enough good things about it! I use leave-in conditioners every single day– I use them after I wash my hair and even on days when I don't since a good leave-in conditioner keeps my hair manageable and hydrated. This lovely leave-in detangles, offers my hair lasting hydration, and fights frizz and leaves my hair soft and shiny. It has a wonderful fragrance that is delectable and intoxicating, but if you don't use fragrant hair products, this one might not be for you. However, the aroma isn't imposing or distracting. It is formulated for all types of hair. Purchase Again? I have more bottles!

Oribe Côte d'Azur Hair Refresher ($26.00 for 1.6 oz from Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's): This hair refresher fights static and neutralizes odors. I neither have static, nor odor issues, but I found that it gave my hair a nice pick-me-up between shampoos. Purchase Again? I would use it, if I had it, but I would run out to buy their dry shampoo before this.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($26.00-$52.00 for 2.2 oz and 8.5 oz from Nordstrom, Sephora, Bloomingdale's and Oribe): This dry hairspray, which is weightless, adds volume and texture to hair, and it is glorious to use! Purchase Again? YES!

Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Roll-On (Bundle of three for $15.00 from Amazon in a bundle of $6.79 for 2.25 oz. from WalgreensWalmart): Their deodorants are available in a delightful array of scents, and an unscented variety, these natural roll-on deodorants offer me all-day protection and they neither stain clothing, nor do they irritate my sensitive skin. They are not antiperspirants, and therefore will not prevent sweating. The Lavender & White Tea has a wonderful and light herbal/lavender aroma that in't in the least bit imposing, and it offers me all-day protection. Purchase Again? I will definitely be purchasing one of the three-packs from Amazon since it offers a great savings.

LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanilla ($12.00 for 2 oz. from LAVANILAAmazon and Target): is a wonderful healthy deodorant formula that is effective, smells delicious and offers long-lasting protection. Available in a nice range of scents, their scrumptious smelling Healthy Deodorants offer odor protection all day long, and the healthy ingredients condition the skin. 

If you are seeking an antiperspirant, then be advised that this does not prevent sweating. This has been my favorite healthy deodorant for many years now, and I will use it as long as LAVANILA makes it. It applies to the skin effortlessly, without tugging, and it never leaves a residue or stain on the clothes. This is a cruelty-free brand and their deodorants are free of aluminum and parabens.

The Pure Vanilla scent is warm and creamy perfection, and wearing the deodorant and fragrance together is delectable! Purchase Again? A already opened another one!

Curél Anti-Wrinkle Hydrating Serum ($18.68 for 1.3 oz from Amazon): This serum is a gift to my dehydrated skin. The hot weather outdoors immediately followed by the air conditioned indoors has definitely dehydrated my skin, and this mighty little serum is really helping. This mid-weight serum melts into the skin immediately, and it offers serious on-demand hydration. Formulated with Ginger Root Extract, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and Ceramides, to firm and hydrate, skin is left soft, smooth, supply, hydrated and lines softened. It is fragrance-free, with to detectable scent at all, and therefore it should pose no problem to people with sensitive skin, or sensitivities to scented skincare products. Purchase Again? I have far too many serums to use up before buying another one, but I would definitely use this again! 

Overall Assessment: I am pleased that I recycled 9 empties in June, and hopefully I will use up a fair number of open bottles, jars and tubes in July! What did you use up, toss out, give away or return in June. Any spectacular discoveries to report? Any serious disappointments?

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  1. excellent use of products. I finished 5 items in June and tossed 2 dozen (I had read an article about the bad things using expired items so I got to work throwing many out).

    1. Thanks, Marcia! It sounds as though you did a good job using things up, too! I periodically go through all of my things and toss out things that have turned, or no longer seem safe to use. It's just not worth using things that have clearly expired (texture change, change in smell, etc.). They can harbor bacteria and are not worth slathering on one's body and face.


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