GretchCannon: July Empties


July Empties

Happy August friends! But first, lets talk about my JULY Empties! 

I hope life has been good to you all. Quick personal update on me - I just finished 5 rounds of Plasmapheresis over the course of 2 weeks at The City of Hope Hospital, and I will wait and see how it affects my progress with my health. You may see the Hickman Catheter on my chest in some upcoming photos or posts. I am just going to keep it real and try to own it and love it because it is helping my body with this process. It is uncomfortable and hard to care for, so in the future, I may try using my arm veins, but for now, I am keeping it in for a monthly appt.

Anyways, let me know if you have any more questions about that. I know my blog is a mix of health, beauty, fashion and lifestyle - I am hoping to write up my vision and focus more on branding here soon, assuming I will feel better and be able to do that - so prayers for that!! 

Let's get down to it! Here is what I finished up last month, and I will link and describe them below going in a clockwise direction starting at the far left.

  • Vaseline Spray Lotion - $5.49 in the Cocoa Radiant scent, I have loved this spray lotion for quite some time now. I like the Aloe scent too, but this one just feels more moisturizing to me. It is easy to just spray on quickly after a shower, it doesn't take a lot of effort to rub in a little, and it can be used any time of day, super quick, super easy without getting it all over your hands.
  • Makeup Brush Cleaner - $11.50 for the 4oz size linked. I used up the 2oz size, which I think can be purchased by the cash registers in-store, but I don't see them online. This is another product I buy on repeat because I am obsessed with it. It uses citrus oils that I just spray on a paper towel after I do my makeup, then I swirl my brushes around in the spot I sprayed in order to clean the brushes after each use so I don't have to do a heavy duty weekly clean. I try to do this daily, then a deep clean maybe once a month. 
  • Night Face Cream - $80 for this fabulous age reversing wrinkle cream that I always repurchase when I am almost to the last drop. I do a search online when I am ready to rebuy, to see what retailer is offering a free gift with purchase. I can usually find a great one at Nordstrom, Macys, or even on Estee' Lauder's website, and it lets me try other products by the brand for free. I really feel like this is the best cream I have used for my face, I also use the AM cream, and I think they both help with dullness, dryness, moisture and radiance. 
  • Tinkle Razors - $5.80 for a 9 pack is the one I just repurchased. You may remember this from last month's empties post! Apparently I didn't buy enough. They dull quickly and you don't want to cut your face when you are shaving off that peach fuzz, so I like to replace them after a couple of uses, especially if I use a face oil with them, which I like to do sometimes vs. a dry shave. 
  • Lash Paradise Mascara - $8.97 with free Prime shipping! I used the color Blackest Black and this was a REALLY good drugstore brand mascara that I would definitely buy again. Super good for volume and length, love the super black color, and it didn't smudge on me like some mascaras do. I am currently trying out THIS fancy $26 mascara, and I am really liking it so far. Let me know if there is any other awesome ones I should try! 
  • Hand Sanitizer - $6 for a 5-pack. This scent, Honolulu Sun is not currently being sold online, but it was a good summer scent for me! I repurchased the Vanilla scent recently to replace it, but the variety packs are also cool so you can try a few different scents based on your mood or time of year. I usually have at least 1 in the car, 1 in my Mom's car, and 1 in my purse. 
  • Matchbox - I am not sure how much this matchbox costed, as it was a gift. It had long black matches with different bright colored tips. Super fun and it was probably around $10 and was super cute just for decor. I looked on the website that it was purchased from, and only found THIS higher end matchbook case currently being sold at $48. This would be a great house gift for someone. If the link doesn't work, click Candles, then Accessories. 
  • Foaming Facial Cleanser - $30 for this 7oz. size. This has been my favorite face cleaner for some time now. I love that it takes my makeup really gently and easily.  I love the smell of it and that it doesn't leave any residue on my face. It has African red tea extract and vitamin C in it to purify, hydrate and revive skin. I did repurchase it, but I am also going to try THIS line soon, because I have heard so many good things about it! 
  • Foundation Stick - $43 in the color Soft Sand. I am mostly using THIS foundation since I started selling with the company last year, but I still had this Ultra HD stick leftover and I think I still have a backup somewhere in my makeup collection as it was a really good color for me, and an easy makeup to apply in this stick form. I would apply it then blend it out with THIS foundation brush. 
  • Asleep Oil - $7.99 for this essential oil blend of lavender, chamomile and sage. I use this for relaxing baths - a few drops in the bath at bedtime along with THIS epsom salt and THIS body wash are my personal favorite "relax before bed" mixture - oh, also with Alexa on, playing my meditation station on Pandora! 
  • Chapstick - $5 for this Strawberry 2-pack on Amazon. It is moisturizing, 100% natural, and this is just a really awesome flavor/ scent. I always have a chapstick in my nightstand drawer, in my car, in my purse, at my desk, and in my bathroom with my makeup. I also love THIS one when I need extra sun protection in the flavor Key Lime. 
  • Wrinkle Releaser Spray - $7.99 for a 2-pack of this travel size. I love to keep this by my closet for wrinkle releasing in a pinch before or after I get dressed. It is good for odor eliminating, fabric refreshing, static removing, and can even be an ironing aid apparently. This is the light fresh scent. THIS is my other favorite wrinkle remover spray. Both are good choices and I like having both handy!
  • Scented Candle - (Not linked) I received this Lotus scented candle tin as a gift and it doesn't have a company name on it, so I don't know what brand it is. I haven't purchased many candles other than THESE, since I have been selling for the company. I used this one up quick though because it smelled so good! I would definitely buy a candle in this scent again. 
  • Beauty Sponge - (Not linked) I got this mint colored one in a holiday gift set, so I am unsure of the brand, but this one started to not expand as much when I ran it under water, so I replaced it. I love and own sponges by both THIS brand at $20 and THIS brand for only $13! 
  • Deodorant - $9.61 for a 3-pack of this anti-perspirant and deodorant in Powder scent. 24-hour invisible solid, this worked really good and I like the scent, but I have since started trying out some more natural deodorants for health reasons. I have both THIS one for $14 at Sephora and THIS one, $16 for a set of 2 on Amazon.  I like them both, but haven't settled on a favorite yet. Let me know if there is a good natural deodorant that you love! 
  • Clear Brow Gel - At $22 and last but certainly not least, this brow gel is my favorite way to "set" my brows after filling them in. It goes on and dries clear, a tube of this stuff lasts forever, the brush is awesome for taming my brows, and I have not found a great drugstore dupe that does the same job! I currently have 2 trial sizes of this exact product that I am trying to use up before repurchasing a full size again. 
Wow, 16 empties for July! Hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. I always have fun putting it together for you. Now, I am off to the recycling bin to recycle all these containers! 

Let me know what you used up last month, or any of your current favorite products that are MUST haves! Thanks for reading and staying in touch with me. 



  1. Ohhh some of my very favorites in this round up!! Thanks for always sharing, love seeing what you have in the roundup. My favs are the Vitamin C Wash, I have not tried that brand of Anntiaging yet, but I've heard it's a good one!The Vaseline Spray is one I'll have to grab for sure and the Lash Paradise on Amazon- btw, Tinkle is now my fav although they dull quickly I cant complain about the results that's for sure!

    Curious -- fav brow filler product? Mine are sparse and not at all shaped well. 😘❤

    1. You are so sweet - thanks for the comment! I love Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Dip to fill in my brows the best! I also like their pencil, and Loreal has a good dupe!

  2. All these products look so beautiful ��

  3. Thank you! I think I go through 1 a month!


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