My Recent Empties

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Have you ever had one of “those” weeks?  I know you have. We all have them from time to time.  One of those weeks where everything just feels a little sideways and nothing gets done like you want it to.  I sure had one of those last week.  This week has to be the opposite just based on odds, right?

In the spirit of starting fresh, I have some recent empties to share with you.  I’ve used up a bunch of different things recently and thought I would share them.


Product: It’s a 10 miracle leave-in plus Keratin
Pros: Supposed to offer everything + the kitchen sink to your hair, great price
Cons: Weighed my hair down and didn’t add shine
Would I use it again?: No
Do I need to restock?: No


Product: Matrix Heat Resist Blowout Tamer
Pros: Made my curls look defined and bouncy, heat protection
Cons: Hmmm…. I can’t think of one
Would I use it again?: Absolutely
Do I need to restock?: I will


Product: Pureology Colour Stylist Volumizing Mousse
Pros: Volume, softness
Cons: No hold, no shine
Would I use it again?: Probably not because I prefer more hold
Do I need to restock?: No


Product: StriVectinLABS 5-Minute Glycolic Peel
Pros: Exfoliated, smooth, refreshed skin in only 5 minutes
Cons: Slightly odd smell
Would I use it again?: Definitely
Do I need to restock?: I will


This last one didn’t make it into my group photo, but I thought it was worth mentioning…

Product: NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
Pros: Easy to work with, very natural, great price
Cons: I can’t figure out the wax, but that’s probably a Mandy issue
Would I use it again?: Yes, but my brows are disappearing fast. This one is better for touchups.
Do I need to restock?: Not critical


Have you tried any of these?  Are they on your restock list?  I’d love to know!



  1. Lola Seicento

    October 20, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    You did a great job finishing things up! I am impressed that you got through eyebrow palette! It takes me so long to finish up makeup!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 11:35 AM

      Yeah, I have a habit of holding onto things longer than I should.

  2. Allison

    October 20, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    I would have been interested in the leave-in keratin but good to know that it weighed your hair down. That would be a deal-breaker for me too
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 11:36 AM

      I’m always looking for more volume 😉

  3. Heather

    October 20, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    I love the Its a 10 products, and I have went through many of those! I wasn’t a fan of the blonde one though it dried out my hair which is the opposite of what I need hehe
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Eek! No one wants dryer hair. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Eugenia Lung

    October 20, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    I use to have that NYX brow trio! Loved it!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 11:38 AM

      For that price, you really can’t go wrong. The color is really natural.

  5. MarciaF

    October 20, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    I’m surprised you finished some of these if they didn’t work for you. I give up easily. I used to use 10-in-1 but have since found hair products I like more.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM

      I could’ve gotten a few more uses out of the “it’s a 10” spray, but it wasn’t worth it. I do like to try things fully before I pitch them. Sometimes the combination of products is the issue and not the 1 product itself.

  6. Renu

    October 20, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    You actually finished a brow kit – that’s amazing, well done! I need to look into that glycolic peel for acne marks.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM

      I really liked the peel, I recommend checking it out.

  7. Kath TheFabZilla

    October 21, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    Great job for finishing up. I hardly hit pan on makeups so kudos!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 11:42 AM

      I have an irrational guilt about throwing things away unless I really hate them. It’s silly.

  8. Desstany

    October 21, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I had that eyebrow cake powder once, but never used it – I ended up giving it away. haha

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM

      It really is a good brow product. Especially if you just need to touch up.

  9. Honeygirlk

    October 21, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    I have used Its a 10 for years but lately been trying so many hair products, I haven’t been using it as much. Definitely one of my faves. “It’s a Mandy problem”… yup – I have those too… those Honey problems 😉

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      We all have ’em, right! 🙂

  10. Bailey

    October 21, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Congrats on empties- especially makeup! I always feel so proud of myself for actually finishing something 😀
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 5:08 PM

      I do too! It’s a bizarre huge sense of accomplishment!

  11. Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    October 21, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    I’m a fan of the Strivectin peel also! Their products are amazing!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      October 21, 2015 at 5:08 PM

      Totally agree. I have a number of them in rotation right now. The night cream in particular is great.

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