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I was going through all of my various products recently and realized that I had a lot of empties hanging around. I wanted to write this post up so that I could get rid of them and make space for new products to try out! On that note, let’s get into what I thought about all of these products!

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I was not a fan of the Batiste dry shampoo, and this was actually my second bottle of it. I have very thin, fine hair (it’s slowly getting thicker and back to the way it used to be when I was 15!), and this just seemed to make it worse. I would apply this at night, like I had seen so many beauty blogs suggest doing for us thin haired girls, and when I woke up in the morning my hair was awful. It felt heavy and piecey, and almost like it moved in one giant mass. It was not light weight, nor did it have that volume and bounce that’s so desired. I’ve since moved on the the Herbal Essences dry shampoo and I like it a lot more.

I’ve just about finished up the Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo, although there is still a bit left in the can. I don’t think I’ll be finishing it though. This product pretty much felt the same in my hair as the Batiste one did, all while leaving a lovely white residue. Nice.

The got 2b waving spray was just okay. I think the mist is too heavy, so you just end up with crunchy bits of salt in your hair, which is not a cute look. This is the first salt spray I had ever purchased, and it actually deterred me from buying another one for a while because I didn’t like how my hair looked after using it. I thought that was the look all salt sprays would give my hair. However, I have since purchased the Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray and I’ve had much better luck with it.

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I used up three Simple products recently, none of which I have repurchased. However! That doesn’t mean I hated them, I just really like trying new things. I’ll probably go back to each one of these at some point in my life.

The micellar water is lovely. It left my skin feeling so clean and soft without being harsh on my face. I used this in the morning as a gentler way of refreshing my skin after sleeping all night. At $10, this is a bit more expensive than some other micellar waters, and that’s what made me try something else in the end. On a college graduates budget I have to be picky about what I spend my money on!

I can’t even count how many bottles of the Simple moisturizer I’ve gone through. It’s a very light formula that still feels very nourishing on the skin. I didn’t pick up a new bottle of this only because I wanted a moisturizer with SPF in it for the summer, and when I went shopping I couldn’t find the Simples SPF moisturizer. I’ll definitely purchase this again come Autumn.

The Simple toner was really nice as well. I think it did a great job at evening out my skin tone, as I have quite red cheeks most of the time. However, towards the end of this bottle my skin started to break out a lot, so I went searching for something that was a little more aggressive towards acne and oily skin. If you’re looking for a gentle toner, however, I would definitely give this a go.

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I recently featured the St. Ives Even & Bright face wash in a favorites post, so I won’t go on about it for too long. I will say though, I have already purchased and started using another bottle. It really does even out my skin tone and help with my acne. You really have to spend time washing this stuff off though, as I’ve found that the exfoliants tend to stick to my skin really well. Sometimes I’ll dry my face and find that there are still some sandy feeling bits on my skin.

Lastly, the elf makeup mist & set setting spray was featured in an elf favorites post a few months ago. Since then, however, I’ve fallen out of love with it. It does what it’s meant to do, which is keep my skin matte, but it’s simply an okay product. The mist is quite heavy (as my mom pointed out and made me realize once she tried it) and takes a bit to dry. This was the first setting spray I had tried so I didn’t have anything else to compare it to. Since using this up I’ve purchased the NYX setting spray and have been really enjoying it. The elf spray is only $6, though, so it’s worth a try for that little amount of money.

Thanks for reading!

XoXo,

Audrey.

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