June Empties

June 28, 2016Holly Sosa

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Empties is a monthly feature here at Our Holly Days where I share products (mostly beauty with some others mixed in!) that I’ve been totally obsessed with throughout the month. In most cases, I’ve used the product completely, leaving me with empty containers that I lovingly refer to as Empties. Hopefully these inspire you try try something new in your own beauty regimen.

Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar from LUSH

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Shampoo bars were something I was apprehensive to try, but once I did I was a bar convert for life. This Jumping Juniper one from LUSH is dreamy and smells so refreshing. It suds up my hair with loads of bubbles and leaves it feeling smooth and silky. If you’ve never tried a shampoo bar before, but are thinking about it, this is the one I’d recommend trying since it’s gentle and effective.

Dreamy Summer Nights Candle from Yankee Candle

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I jumped on a sale Yankee was having and without even knowing what to expect, chose this scent because it just sounded awesome. The website describes it as, “a relaxing blend of vanilla bean, heliotrope and a hint of woodiness — it spreads the subtle magic of a warm night in soft bloom.” Really, how could I not have at least tried it? Super glad I did because this is my current favorite scent. It’s light and doesn’t overtake your house like a lot of other scented candles. I’ve been lighting this every night at my desk while I work. Love it!

essential oils roller blend for Migraines

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This isn’t something you can buy, but I make these from home using my doTERRA essential therapeutic grade oils. We’re in the middle of a heatwave here in the High Desert, which sucks. I already dread summer because heat triggers migraines for me. Thankfully, I’m armed for this heatwave with this roller blend and I glide it over my temples if I feel a migraine coming on.

Baby Lips Lip Balm from Maybelline

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Another gift bestowed upon me from the summer heat are crazy chapped lips. I’ve been using this Baby Lips all week and love that it doesn’t feel waxy on my lips.

Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray from Not Your Mother’s

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My hair is at such an awkward length. I’m determined to grow it out though and I’m sticking out this mess on my head. Since it does it’s own thing these days, I’ve been embracing the wildness and just spritzing this sea salt spray in it. It smells a little like coconut and most definitely contains plenty of sea salt. This I know because I had my mouth open when I misfired on my hair and got a nice taste of the stuff. Unlike other beach sea salt sprays, this stuff stays in your hair all day and doesn’t need reapplication, so it’s been a definite favorite of mine.

It seems I’m all about the scented things this month, ha! Though I’m admittedly a smell-goods kinda gal. I’d love to hear about your own empties from June and maybe even the products you advise staying far away from in the comments below.

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    June 28, 2016 at 6:26 AM

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  • Billynda

    June 29, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    I like this ’empties’ thread! I always think I love something when I first buy it and then later, I’m all like… 🙄 I am all out of my Maybelline Stilleto Liquid Eye Liner. I couldnt find it last time i was out, I bought a different one, and hate it! 😣

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