EMPTIES | Products I’ve used up & would I repurchase? | Katrina S

THIS WEEK we are comin’ in hot with an empties segment featuring drugstore and high end beauty products (but mainly drugstore). I think it speaks volumes to a product review when you use an entire tube of it. What are your thoughts on the aforementioned? Agreed? Disagreed? LMK below!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in ‘made it’
Nature Love Aromatherapy body wash – https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Love-Mo…
Ren Pure Coconut Argan dry shampoo
Batiste dry shampoo
Olive Oil hair conditioner – https://www.amazon.com/Olive-Oil-Cond…
Kirkland brand makeup remover wipes
Maybelline Fit Me loose setting powder in ‘fair/light’
Herbal Essences bio-renew dry shampoo in ‘revitalize’
Maybelline Fit Me matte and poreless foundation in 110 and 115
Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation in ‘nude ivory’
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in light neutral
Maybelline Fit Me concealer in the shade 15
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin concealer in ‘ivory 10’

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Tropical Vibes Bridal Shower

“They brought the tropics and beach theme to Philadelphia!”

My Maid of Honor and bridesmaids did an incredible job with my bridal shower – BOY DID THEY EVER. We’re talking mimosa bar, pineapples as centerpieces, a Polaroid camera station, and it doesn’t end there.

Will you be throwing a bridal shower soon or in the near future? Do you and the bride have a love for all things T R O P I C A L? My MOH has the hookup.

I’ll start at the beginning – the first thing you see walking into the backyard (tysm to my future mother-in-law for lending her home for this Image result for heart emoji ) is the MIMOSA BAR. Who doesn’t love a good boozy & brunchy bridal shower? Answer: nobody. So get your drank on and don’t forget some sort of alcohol.

AND THEN – all things white! (obvi). The white balloons, “bride” letters, and table linen made for a nice crisp white background, with the pineapple centerpieces and black and white photos standing out as accents.

Can we talk about the Polaroid station? This was ADORABLE. The photos were printed within seconds and make for a great keepsake for your mama, mother-in-law, aunt, cousins, friends – EVERYONE basically. An affordable option is to definitely include print-outs of the couple. They’re fun to walk around looking at and can be conversation starters!

After that – games! All women come to the bridal shower expecting to play some sort of trivia proving they know the bride or the groom better than anyone else. Bring on the competition as you’ll have some relatives ready to compete.

A super special thank you goes out to my Maid of Honor, bridesmaids, mother-in-law, and my own mamma for all that went into this gorgeous day. I will never forget it and it was incredible to be surrounded by so much love – and have all of my favorite people in one location.

Want to throw a tropical-themed bridal shower? Here were my favorite parts:

  • pineapple centerpieces (which everyone can take home – YUM)
  • MIMOSA BAR – because, well… alcohol
  • GAMES for everyone to show how much they know the bride/couple
  • the Polaroid station! easy and quick keepsake to take home so you remember the shower!

Xoxo,
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Exfoliating in the Shower! ft. Dove Body Polish

“This felt like an in-shower spa day for my entire body.”

When I step out of the shower after using the new Dove Exfoliating Body Polish (in the pomegranate scent), my skin is prepped for moisturization. I will get further into details momentarily, but I’ll start out by saying I’m new to the whole “body polish” trend. Essentially, it’s just a body scrub, right? Or is it finer-milled than a body scrub?

I have previously used the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub ($5.99) but wasn’t so much a fan as I am of this new Dove product. The sugar scrub had larger and lesser grains and sat in a pool of slimy jelly – for lack of better wording. I wouldn’t reach for this product often and when I did I was overall underwhelmed. I didn’t feel exfoliated nor hydrated after using and would continue to use it less and less.

ENTER ———> Dove’s NEW exfoliating body polish which has been a product sent from above. I LOVE IT. And I’m going to tell you why:
PROS:

  • finely-milledgently exfoliates to remove any dead skin cells and bring forward soft and smooth skin
  • preps for moisturizer – my skin already feels like it has a layer of hydration added to it once I use the body polish, as if it’s ready to drink up more
  • scent is delicious – instantly makes me smell like I’ve already applied lotion
  • price is on point – under $6 for 10.5 ounces of a lush body polish? IN-CRE-DI-BLE. I used this product 2x a week and have hardly put a dent in it

CONS:

  • I don’t have any – I flippin’ love this shit.

We exfoliate our face 1-2 times a week, right? Why wouldn’t we extend the same luxury to the skin on our body? It is an amazing and refreshing way to exfoliate the skin, while also hydrating the body. I don’t have enough good things to say about this body polish, but I think I’ve summarized the main pros. To be honest, I can’t wait to finish this tub and try more scents!

What are your thoughts – have you tried this out yet? Do you currently exfoliate in the shower? If not, do you think you’ll begin? I’d love to chat in the comments below.

 

Xoxo,
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