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May Empties

I have a whole lot of empties this month that my basket was overflowing. I had to photograph everything and start this post in mid-May. That is how many empties I have this month. I actually even cut May a few days short. I’m writing this on May 28th, because the basket filled up good again. It’s close enough to the end of May and it will just give a little bit of a boost to June. Although, I don’t have anything really close to being empty yet, which is why I just decided to do my count today.

1.2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Gerber Lil’ Beanies


10. Nickelodeon Paw Patrol 3-in-1 in Blueberry Bark


11. Tresemme Curl Moisturizing Shampoo


12. 13. International Delight Coffee Creamer


14. 15. Softsoap Coconut Butter Body Scrub


16. Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks


17. Jimmy Dean Stuffed Hash Browns in Bacon & Veggies


18. Parent’s Choice Toddler Cookies in Bananafood

19. Bath & Body Works Dancing Waters Body Lotion


20. Ecowix Candle in Ocean Breeze

21. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask


22. Lush Snow Fairy Body Wash


23. Hydro Silk Sensitive Care Razor Head 4 pack


24. New England EyeOpener Coffee Blend


25. Cover Girl Loose Powder in Translucent Fair

26. Marc Anthony Beach Spray


27. Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in On What Grounds?

nail polish

28. Teething Toothbrush


29. Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Paw Patrol Themed


30. Wen Sweet Almond Mint Styling Creme


31. Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap


32. Equate Acetaminophen


33. Nuk Tooth & Gum Cleanser


34. Cotton Rounds 100 ct

35. Scented Secrets Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion


36. Clarisonic Acne Brush Head


37. Maybelline Dream Velvet Gel-Whipped Foundation


38. Avene Intensive Cream


39. 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream


40. BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Moxie

41. Goodie Hair Tie


42. Versace Eros Perfume Sample


43. Stilla Lip Glaze in Sparkling Grape

44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. Paper Mate Ink Joy Pens and Sharpie


I think 51 empties is enough for one month. I’m happy ending it here early. This was such a heavy month. I look forward to seeing what I can accomplish next month. You’ll be seeing plenty of reviews for the next few months to come. I’m behind in my product reviews. I have so many prewritten on paper for my blog. I probably have 50 reviews right now, waiting to be featured. I continue to write them throughout the month as well on paper. I tend to review around 40 items a month on paper, but there is not that many days in a month. Naturally, I got behind. I hope you don’t mind seeing reviews 5 days a week and my more unique posts on the weekends/holidays.

With Love ❤


My Life, Reviews

Glorified Lotion

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion
1 fl oz

3 out of 5 stars

Not Pictured [Serena chewed the pump & bottle.]

1. Usage: I used this interchangably in themorning and at night. I feel like it took me forever to get through this bottle. I’ve had it since Febuary, but I am also trying to go through five other moisturizers. That could very well be way it has lasted me so long. I feel like this woul;d last 3 months of nightly applications or day time. I used it more during the day time, because it kept my face more matte than my other moisturizers. I only needed 5 pea sized amounts for my whole face. One pump of this stuff was a little too much for my entire face. That is why I moisturized section by section. 5 out of 5 stars

2. Packaging: The pump uses up every last drop and I find it makes it more sanitary than a jar where you have to repeatedly dip your finger into the product. I don’t feel like the packaging is wasteful or excessive. 5 out of 5 stars

3. Scent: THe product smells fresh and green, although it is white and creamy. I like the scent of this lotion and do not feel like it is an overpowering scent. It also goes away pretty quickly, so it was never an issue with me. This does smell a bit muisty, almost like a sweet, sickly artifical cotton candy sort of smell laced as an undertone. The smell is something I could do without. 2 out of 5 stars

4. Performance: This did nothing to fade my acne scars or hyperpigmentation left behind by acne. It did help heal my acne, but I noticed that the tea tree oil from the same company did a better job at clearing my acne and it is less money for a little bottle that has just as many uses. The only thing this was to me was a glorified light moisturizer for oily skin. It was overpriced for what it truely was. 1 out of 5 stars

5. Ingredients: The only ingredient that bothers me in this product is the glycerin, because my skin is slightly irritated by it. Otherwise than that, this lotion has many great ingredients in it. 4 out of 5 stars

6. Results: This product did nothing but keep my skin moisturized and lightly dealt with acne. I would not purchase this again, because it is overpriced for a moisturizer. 2 out of 5 stars

Overall, I give this lotion 3.1 out of 5 stars. This was not right for my skin; however, if you are thinking about buying this, do it. You never know what will work for you, if you do not try it. Has anyone else tried this? What do you think? Leave your comments below.

With Love,


#Julamorous, Beauty, My Life, Reviews

Tone What?

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
8.4 fl oz


3 out of 5 stars

FTC Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and I purchased this with my own money.

1. Usage: I shake up this toner really well, so that the corn starch on the bottom will mix up with the rest of the toner. I saturate a cotton pad/ball and lightly drag it across my entire face. I pat the pad/ball on spots that need extra skin clearing power, mainly over spots and blackheads. I found it very inconvenient to always have to vigorously shake up the bottle every im I wanted to use it. I’d rather have less hassle with my beauty products, but if it gave me results, I was willing to give it a shot. I used this toner everyday twice a day, until I used it all up. I gave it a fair chance. It has lasted me almost five months of use, so you definitely get your money’s worth out of this product. 4 out of 5 stars

2. Packaging: The packaging is very simple with a clear plastic bottle, nothing fancy about it. I rather like simple packaging, because you spend money for the product, not the package it comes in. I like that I can recycle this, but there is no recycling program in my town. Many grocery stores have recycling bins though, so I save my stuff and toss it in there. I never knew about this before, but then, I saw one the other day at Wal-Mart. Now, I just keep my things in plastic bags: one for plastic, metal, and glass. Usually, the bin just says recyclable and I just throw the lot in. Some are specific stating only plastic, though. 5 out of 5 stars

3. Scent: This product has a strong earthy, herbal scent. I have been told that tea tree is not supposed to have a scent and that it does have a scent. This isn’t pure tea tree oil, so I cannot state if that is true or not. This product does have a strong scent, but it quickly dissipates into nothing, plus the scent of my lotion and spf would cover it up anyway. This isn’t the best scent in the world, but it doesn’t bother me. You get used to the scent. 3 out of 5 stars

4. Performance: I would not say that this is a miracle product for me by any means and I’m not going to say that it helped my acne either. It performed like a normal toner by clearing the surface of my skin of any extra dirt or cleanser after cleansing. It has a nice tingle sensation that tells you that it is doing “something” to my skin. I expected more from this product, but at least it performed like an average toner in the regards that it cleared the surface of the skin. 2 out of 5 stars

5. Ingredients: This contains alcohol, which is drying for the skin and is something I want to stay away from. My current toner doesn’t contain alcohol. I will be doing a skin care post soon, possibly tomorrow. This also contains castor oil and I am avoiding oil, because it’s not good for only skin and I’ve heard that using oils on your face ages you faster. I’m in my twenties. I want to stay that way for a while. It also contains caramel, which is linked to cancer. I have stopped drinking soda with this additive in it like Coke and Pepsi because of it. Any brown soda has been eliminated from my diet, even though I loved my once a week Coke. It’s now a once a week Mountain Dew or Arizona Tea. Anyways, cancer is bad. I do not want anything linked to cancer on my skin or in my body. Dyes are bad, I know, but in this toner, it is the lesser of all evils. This summer I have become ingredient conscious, but I don’t want to waste money and throw out all of my old stuff. So, I am using it all up and when I buy new ones, I am ingredient conscious and try to make the right decisions for me. I took 30 minutes in the store selecting the right spf. It’s why I choose to research products first before I buy them. I take less time in the store that way. 1 out of 5 stars

6. Results: The reason why this product didn’t work for me is most likely due to all the bad ingredients mixed with a few good ones. It was the wrong combination for my skin. It didn’t do anything for my acne, but it also didn’t make my face physically different as far as I know. My skin had the same amount of acne and nothing changed. At east, it didn’t harm my skin that I know of. I have since gotten my acne under control, but this product didn’t do anything for me. 1 out of 5 stars

Overall, I give this product 2.6 stars out of 5. I cannot recommend this to anyone, because I feel uncomfortable doing so knowing the ingredients. If ingredients do not bother you, I still wouldn’t recommend, because it did nothing for me. You are better off looking for something else. This product was a major miss for me at The Body Shop.