Regular readers know when I share my empties, they are in for quite the novella. This month was no exception. Like in November, I finished a bucket load of products in December. However, this time around, I didn’t want to overwhelm y’all with everything. Instead, I have chosen the 10 products of the bunch that I enjoyed the most and would most certainly rate Haul It, from skincare to fragrances.
Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Mask – I love giving myself weekly masks because it allows me some extra pampering, and this Bliss Mask really helps put me in the masking mood. First of all, I loved the light, fluffy texture and sweet scent that reminded me of marshmallow fluff. This mask also never irritated my sensitive skin and stayed soft the entire time it was on my face, which is great for someone like me with dry skin. This is a fun and easy to use mask that leaves my skin feeling softer and looking a little more glowy.
Huangjisoo Shea Butter Nourishing Mask – Since this sheet mask was a random find at Nordstrom Rack, I only purchased one mask. I wasn’t familiar with the brand, so I didn’t want to take a chance on something that might be a bust. Turns out the joke was on me because I absolutely loved this sheet mask made from thick cotton and loaded with rich milky serum. The next time I went to Nordstrom Rack, there were no masks in sight. I hope to one day spot this winner in the wild once again.
NYX Away We Glow Liquid Booster – I love when my face glows to the gods, and this NYX liquid highlighter gave me that. It worked great under my foundation for a “Glow from Within” look. When I wanted an allover glow, I mixed a couple of drops into my foundation and transformed into a bronzed goddess. Although there are several colors available, Untamed was perfect for my deep complexion. The NYX Away We Glow Liquid Booster is no longer available at Ulta, but if I come across it again, then this is a definite repurchase.
Philosophy Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere Eau de Toilette – When it comes to scents, you’ll always have me at vanilla. Give me vanilla, and I will always give your fragrance at least a second look. Until Fresh Cream, my favorite Philosophy fragrance was Unconditional Love. Then I was introduced to Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere. It’s like Fresh Cream with the warm vanilla musk turned up to 11. I absolutely love it!
Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm – Unlike my experience with the Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha 3-in-1 Beauty Water that literally burned my face, the cleansing balm has been one of the best makeup removers I have ever used. The downside for me is how quickly I finish a jar since I wear a full face of makeup 3 to 4 times a week.
Sephora PRO Core Diffuser Angled Brush #95 – I had to say goodbye to one of my favorite brushes from one of my favorite brands. The brush head came off while I was washing my brushes, and I was devastated. The Core Diffuser Angled Brush worked well as a brush that simultaneously applied and blended foundation for a light, airbrushed look. Plus, I got it for a serious discount, and I’m a gal who loves a sale.
SheaMoisture Coconut & Cactus Water Quench & Refresh Bar Soap – SheaMoisture makes my favorite bar soaps, and the Coconut & Cactus soap is one I keep coming back. This soap smells like what I would want from a cool ocean breeze, and it always puts a little pep in shower time. Also, the soap has a great lather while leaving my skin feeling nourished.
Tree Hut Brown Sugar Shea Sugar Scrub – The Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrubs are the absolute best body scrubs hands down! I would compare Tree Hut to any sugar scrub by a prestige brand, and Tree Hut would be the winner. The scents are delicious, and the scrubs make my skin feel smooth and soft like butter. Although this month’s empty was Brown Sugar, my personal favorite scent is Moroccan Rose.
Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette – Every time I think I only feel “Meh” about Bright Crystal, I get a sample of it and immediately fall in love. I am no longer denying my true feelings. Bright Crystal smells sooooooooo good! It’s the perfect floral scent for someone like me who doesn’t really like florals. Although, I would never describe Bright Crystal as a floral fragrance. The other plus is this fragrance has lasting power despite being an eau de toilette.
Vichy Minéral 89 Face Serum – Although this serum became an instant fave of mine years ago, I oftenrotate through several hydrating serums. After finishing the COSRX Snail Mucin, I decided to go back to old faithful. The good news is this still gets high marks from me. The bad news is I went through the bottle quickly. However, I will always come back to this tried and true hyaluronic acid serum whenever I need something dependable.
If you are wondering about the rest of my empties for the month …
What’s the best product you finished in December?