19 recent beauty empties- which ones were amazing and which ones were not?


Who takes photos of their trash? I do! 😅There is something satisfying about seeing all the beauty empties in my little bin and taking photos of the completely finished products! So here are 19 recent beauty empties and I will tell you which ones were amazing and which ones maybe not!

Here are my skin care empties:




1. Derma E Microdermabrashion Scrub (Ulta // Amazon)

This wonderful exfoliating scrub combines dead sea salt and a fine-textured crystal blend that buffs away dullness and smooths the look of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and acne scars. This is my absolute favorite scrub EVER! I have already a new jar of this lovely facial scrub in my bathroom! 🛁


2. Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum (Ulta // Amazon)

I always include a Vitamin C serum in my morning routine and I love this one! Derma E uses a stabilized form of vitamin C that is less likely to degrade than unstabilized vitamin C before being absorbed by the skin. 


3. Rodan + Fields REDEFINE PORE REFINING TONER (Rodan + Fields)

This toner minimizes + unclogs pores, helps promote natural cell turnover, polishes + gently exfoliates. Loved it! Read my complete review here!


4. Pixi H2O Skindrink (Amazon // Pixi)

A super-hydrating gel that rejuvenates, cools & refreshes instantly - it's thirsty skin relief in a tube! Love it because it is deeply hydrating, feels at the same time smoothing like a primer and makes the skin feel like silk! 


5. Pixi Overnight Glow Serum (Amazon // Pixi)

Such a fantastic serum! Formulated with 10% Glycolic Acid & Arginine. Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and fade sun spots over time. Enriched with Cucumber & Aloe Vera extracts to calm skin. Includes also: Vitamins A, C & E to nourish. Perfection! 


6. ACNELYSE 0.1% (Retin-A cream from Turkey)

I use this sometimes 1x per week- sometimes less than that. I kinda do it how I feel my skin needs it. If I feel like I need it, I use it! 😆My mother in law brings me this from Turkey, because you don't need a prescription for Retin-A over there. (If you are interested in buying Retin-A without a prescription, I have tips here)


7. Nivea Creme (Amazon)

I ALWAYS have a blue tin of Nivea at home! I use it for so many things! BTW this is a fantastic dupe for the outrageous expensive La Mer cream! Read here 7 things you can do with Nivea and why I prefer to use Nivea MADE IN GERMANY!


8. Frownies Facial Patches (Amazon)

As a long time follower you know that I sleep since years with a Frownie between my eyebrows to smooth out my frown line. (See before/after pics here) I have already repurchased!


Here are my body care empties:




1. Tree Hut Sunkissed Sands Hydro Light Gel (Amazon)

This is especially great to use in the summer.  This ultra hydrating formula, enriched with Certified Shea Butter, provides lightweight moisture. Scented with the essence of White Clay and Seaberry Oil. Love the fresh scent!


2. Nivea Nourishing Body Wash (Amazon // Ulta)

Love how gentle and non-stripping this feels! This body wash provides nourishing moisture for soft, smooth and healthy-looking skin.


3. Nivea fresh natural deodorant (Amazon)

Though I really like the fresh scent and it keeps me from stinking for many hours 😝, this deodorant needs forever to dry on my skin and I won't repurchase it.


4. The Body Shop Satsuma Exfoliating Body Polish (Amazon // The Body Shop)

The exfoliating foaming gel smells really intense (like oranges) and is super refreshing! 


5. LAB to BEAUTY The Transforming Bath Bomb with CBD (LAB to BEAUTY)

Honestly, I think it is ok but I prefer a bubble bath. 😏


Here are my hair care empties!


1. L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Hair Color, 9.5A Lightest Ash Blonde (Amazon)

My favorite hair color since so many years! Read here how I do a root-touch up!


2. AGEbeautiful Ultra Bond Synergy No. 1 Cleanse Shampoo (Sally Beauty Supply)

This shampoo is specifically created to avoid breakage and it made my hair feel so super soft! Contains Bond-Building Arginine, Silk Amino Acids and Keratin to beautifully maintain the integrity of hair. Also: it smells so fresh!


3. Lidl Dry Shampoo

My new favorite dry shampoo from the German grocery store Lidl that is flooding the U.S.! Works exactly like Batiste but is so much cheaper! 🤑Last time I was able to pick it up ON SALE for only $1.99 (instead of $2.99) WOW!


And here are a couple miscellaneous beauty empties!



1. tarte BB tinted treatment primer with SPF 30 (Ulta // Sephora)

Honestly: one of my ALL-TIME favorite BB creams! It simply does it all! Hydrates, helps smooth fine lines, works to correct dullness and enlarged pores, and protects your complexion with SPF 30, all while providing lightweight coverage. It contains a triple B complex to help brighten, smooth, and soften your skin.


2. Revitalash ADVANCED Eyelash Conditioner (Amazon // Nordstrom)

This award-winning and category-leading serum features proprietary, scientifically advanced technology to strengthen lashes and protect against breakage while improving flexibility and shine, resulting in dramatic looking eyelashes.

I used up a trial size Revitalash - I am already on a new one and will tell you soon my results! ✊


3. Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat (Amazon)

Hands down: the best base coat out there!!! Gelous Nail Gel is a keratin-rich product that will fortify the nail naturally and add thickness. Nails will be protected by a barrier that this gel will create around the nail. Helps nails to be healthier and stronger. I have already repurchased! 


Wishing you all a very merry Christmas! 🎄








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