Bare Bottles: Products I’ve Finished No. 3

OGX, Victoria's Secret Beauty, Target

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts but to be honest I really hadn’t finished any products until now. My last Bare Bottles post was back in April and since then I’ve gathered several empty bottles that I will absolutely write about soon. To get this post series back and running again I will review three products for you. Read about them below:

OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil
This hair oil is a must for me whenever I get a blowout. My crazy curly hair responds well with this oil. This is how I use it: I take it with me to the salon (I can’t blowout my own hair to save my life) and then the oil is added to my hair after being washed. I always do a roller set on my hair and get under the dryer for 45 mins. When time is up and the rollers are removed my hair is left silky, making it much easier and faster to blowdry.I highly recommend this! (FYI the current packaging of this product is different from the one pictured above. It’s the same product just a different look).

VS Beauty Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Goddess
This bronzer worked really well. It definitely gave me a subtle glow without it being too much. Unfortunately Victoria’s Secret has completely downsized their beauty section so a lot of their products that I really liked including this bronzer are not available anymore. Sadness! I’m currently trying to find another bronzer to substitute this one. Any suggestions?

Target Up & Up Nourishing Nail Polish Remover
I personally like generic brand products and Target’s Up & Up range is no exception. When it comes to nail polish remover I honestly do not care about added benefits or anything like that, if it removes my nail polish then that’s all I care about. With this nail polish remover it simply did just that. Plus the price on this is crazy good.

Have you tried any of these products? What products have you finished recently?

My Dominican Republic Flight Essentials

If you follow my blog or my Instagram then you know I went on a mini-vacay to the Dominican Republic. I personally love to travel and find it so exciting especially when I am going to a place I’ve never been to before. I have a love and hate relationship with flying and planes. I love how interesting planes are. I mean being in the clouds (literally) can be so cool. But flying can also make my skin dry which I hate. Plus I can get a little fuzzy and bored when flying. I can be so impatient sometimes!

In my travel tote I usually carry key products that I know I’ll be using during my flight. These products can really be lifesavers for me. I also rotate products whenever I travel. So depending on my destination or how I’m feeling at the moment I’ll change up my flight essentials. Below are the products I carried with me during this recent flight followed by a small review.

Coach Wristlet
I have a few of these Coach wristlets and they come in handy when traveling. I sometimes hate it when my lip balms fall to the bottom of my bag. So I just placed them inside this wristlet and can access them easier. Plus this wristlet was so convenient while in the hotel to carry my phone, lipstick, and room key.

Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer in Ripe Raspberry Vine
Hand sanitizer is so essential when flying! From touching kiosks, food trays, and using the restroom in planes and airports, I must carry this with me. I love the ones from Bath & Body Works because they have so many fragrance options plus they’re super cheap. This fragrance smells just like berries!

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil
Now you all know I love Josie Maran and her original argan oil. But this stuff is awesome because it is infused with her argan oil but the consistency is like a cream that melts into your skin. This is so good for dehydrated skin on planes and it really moisturizes. Plus I love the citrus-y smell of it.

VS Pink Body Mist in Sun Kissed
Who doesn’t love to smell good? This body mist is perfect for travel because of its size and the smell is not overpowering. I like to spritz myself with this to quickly freshen up. This smells just like coconut and vanilla — the epitome of a tropical vacation.

Emergen-C Immune + in Super Orange
I somehow always manage to get sick when traveling. Ugh. I’ve tried the original Emergen-C before and I didn’t really like it. But this version really works for me. I was having cold symptoms a few days before leaving and kept adding this vitamin infused powder to my water. I brought them with me on my flight and drank a few while flying (just ask a flight attendant for a cup of water) and the next day I was feeling so much better. So now I always carry some of these packets with me on a plane.

Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes
Sometimes I like to travel with makeup on but other times I just skip it altogether. These cleansing wipes are great to remove makeup and buildup and to refresh the skin. Using these make my face feel cool, fresh, and awake. They are the perfect pick-me-up.

What are your flight essentials? What’s the one thing you can’t travel without?

Bare Bottles: Products I’ve Finished No. 2

I recently finished the products above and already managed to replenish them. Sorry but I just had to. Especially that little blue tube — it’s one of my can’t live without products. Below is a list of the products and a brief review of each of them.

VS Pink Body Mist in Sun Kissed
I first bought this body mist last April during a trip to Miami. Once I smelled it I was hooked. I wore it throughout my entire trip and now every time I wear it it always reminds me of Miami. It’s the perfect scent for summer beach days. It smells like coconut and vanilla.

Bio Oil 
Wow I had this oil for a while! I got it from a freebie table while interning at Cosmopolitan back in 2012 and up until a couple of months ago is when I really began to use it. This oil is meant to treat scars, cellulite, stretch marks and dehydrated skin. I used this on a large scar and around my thighs where I have some stretch marks. It works pretty well. But you have to be consistent with application in order to see results.

C.O. Bigelow My Favorite Night Balm
Okay this lip balm is the bomb! I got mines from Bath & Body Works for $7.50. I’ve been trying to buy a new tube in my nearest store but it was sold out for several weeks. This balm is meant to be applied before bedtime but I use it all throughout the day. It leaves your lips super soft and it is very long-lasting. I’m surprised more people don’t know about this balm. One of my absolute favorites!

Have you tried any of these products?

Say Hello To Smooth Lips With These Lip Scrubs

Now that winter is finally over it is time to get your lips into tip-top shape. Winter’s cold chills and harsh winds always make my lips super dry and flaky. I feel like my lips are perpetually chapped. Ugh. That’s why I’m obsessed with lip scrubs. Not only do lip scrubs remove peeling skin on lips but they give lips instant hydration. I rotate between the scrubs below and use a toothbrush with the scrub to further help get rid of dead skin. Make sure to apply a lip balm right after. I’m a lip balm hoarder but most times I use Aquaphor. How cute is this little mini version?!
Victoria’s Secret Beauty VS Pro Smooth FX Lip Scrub and Balm
The cool thing about this scrub is that it is a two-in-one. It has both a scrub and a balm designed for your convenience. The scrub works great! It feels just like sugar on your lips. Unfortunately this lip scrub has been discontinued. But VS has just released a newer version! Now I know what to get when this one bites the dust.
Okay this seriously smells so good! It smells exactly like vanilla and it reminds me of a Yankee Candle. This scrub is very hydrating that sometimes I don’t even need to apply a balm afterwards. I really have to prevent myself from actually eating this stuff — it’s that good! This scrub has caramel, grape seed oil, and jojoba seed oil.
How pretty is that baby pink color? This scrub smells just like cherries and with just a pea-size amount lips feels smooth. Since this formula is whipped the scrub is not super harsh and instead feels soft on application. Plus the cherries used are 100% natural. 
Although this is not a lip scrub, this lip mask, other than Aquaphor or your favorite lip balm, is the perfect addition your lip care stash. This makes your lips super super soft and the organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, and vanilla extract will help heal even the worst chapped lips.
If you go to Sephora you can get both the Bite Beauty lip mask and a whipped cherry scrub stick for only $15! 
What’s your favorite lip scrub?