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Dear Laura,

Since I was so busy with school this year, I haven’t had much time to seek out new beauty products. I have strong loyalty to my favorites, but occasionally I try a new product that I end up really liking. I’ve finished all of these products lately. Some are old favorites and always repeat buys, others were completely new to me. 
Clockwise from top left:

I’ve been using Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage for years and it still remains my favorite concealer. It’s on the heavier side and works best applied lightly after foundation.

I was very lucky last Christmas and received a Glossybox subscription as a gift! The Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair arrived in one of my Glossboxes.  

Herbal Essences recently launched a new hair care line that I received some samples for. I got the Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo and Herbal Essences Naked Volume Conditioner, both from Influenster. I didn’t think that she shampoo was too special, but the conditioner is really great. It’s moisturizing without being heavy. 

I got the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener in a Jane Iredale starter kit from Vogue. The powder foundation didn’t have enough coverage for me. However, the primer really worked. My foundation looked fresh all day when I used it. 

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo is a true old favorite— I’ve been using it since I was 19 or 20. I’ve tried many different brands, but I always keep a bottle of this on hand because it travels well and the lemony scent is so fresh.

I had high hopes for the Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Renovating Cream. This one came in a Glossybox, too. The pine scent of this cream just ended up being too strong for me, and I did not think it was moisturizing enough for me skin either. 

recent empty beauty products

Have you tried any of these products lately? What did you think?


  1. noelani says

    I have been at a loss without my blandi dry shampoo- Sephora stopped carrying it! I was happy to track it down in Target the other day. It’s a game changer.

  2. says

    Oh, I just used the Alterna Caviar CC Cream for the first time this morning! Breaking into a sample I got in one of my beauty box subscriptions. Did you like it?

    • says

      I liked but didn’t love it. I thought it might help my hair (i.e. do something about it being gigantic) on humid days, but I used it for an entire week and didn’t notice a difference.