After I review my Empty Products, I like to take a little extra time to go over the standouts. These FabuFinds are products I love so much they seem like they’re made for me. They are items I would repurchase, even without a deal. Items I am loving but cannot finish any time soon make it into Deal Discoveries. To eventually spotlight all of my FabuFinds, I will never repeat items already mentioned in a past article. That does not mean they lost their magic. It is also possible an item not spotlighted in a past Empties article may get promoted as I try it more and fall deeper in love. Over time, past FabuFinds may get demoted as I find things I love even more. There are four products I consider FabuFinds in my Summer 2018 Empties that I have not discussed yet.
The ogx nourishing coconut milk Anti-Breakage Serum replaced the ogx split end mender that I was in love with. I reluctantly purchased this hoping it would deliver the same results. It worked so well that I rarely had a spilt end, and I always assumed any that passed through were just strands that I consistently missed with the product. This works even better than the other one. There are NO split ends at the tips of my hair. I just spent a ton of time checking and cannot find one. My last haircut was months ago. Now that my hair does not split, I go longer between haircuts. A bottle of this lasts me about a year when I wash my hair every other day and only apply one pump to the ends. Given that this is already a drugstore item, and I stock up when Ulta has a BOGO sale, I spend so little to keep my ends intact.
My skin has always been dry, and I’ve tried a number of things to add moisture. Then, I thought why not add a moisture boosting serum. At that point, I had already tried moisturizing toners, essences, and creams. The h2o+ Beauty Oasis Moisture Boost Serum was the perfect place to start, because water (moisture) is right in the name of the brand. This little gem works wonders for my dry skin. It drinks it right up (as long as I remember to shake it before I apply it). If I skip even one application, I notice the difference in how moisturized I felt. Though it works best in cold weather when my skin struggles to hold onto moisture, I still applied it at times in warm weather. When I use this consistently, my dry patches are almost nonexistent. I will always use a moisturizing serum before other serums now.
I usually use a baby shampoo mixed with conditioner or olive oil to cleanse my brushes and sponges. I’ve also tried a couple of solid cleansers. Both were fine, but nothing that would urge me to stop using cheaper methods. Then, I discovered the beautyblender blendercleanser® solid. This is the only thing I’ve tried that can remove foundation stains from beauty sponges, but it also works incredibly well on brushes. My beautyblenders look brand new after I cleanse them with this, and my brushes look clean with a maintained shape.
The GlamGlow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask is a lot of fun, and it also works really well. This bubble mask removes dirt, excess oil, and makeup. I still need to try this with a face full of makeup, so I will make sure I do that before my next empties. It deeply cleanses the skin. After a few minutes, I get to work the remnants into my skin to really cleanse it. When I rinse it off, my skin feels really clean without feeling stripped at all. It really is a great moisturizing and cleansing mask. Most two in one masks fall short in one area, but I think this is strong on both counts.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.