Product Review

Empties & Tosses #16

September 3, 2016

Empties & Tosses #16

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done an empties post, but I just had a big ol’ dry spell of using up products. But I’ve finally amassed enough beauty trash to warrant a full post!

Rating scale:

😘 = love (repurchase)
😊 = pretty great (consider repurchasing)
😑 = indifferent (will not repurchase)

Skincare Empties & Tosses

The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisture Lotion SPF 30 😘 I used up my last bottle of one of my favourites, and I do believe it’s been discontinued. I don’t actually mind, because my skin wasn’t loving it as much lately…so that just means that it’s time to use up some of my other back stock.

Epic Blend More Moisture Grape Lip Balm 😘 I can’t believe I actually used up a lip balm. I am also really sad about it, because this lip balm is light, super moisturizing and tastes like grape juice. YUM.

VII Code O2M Oxygene Eye Mask 😑 Ehhh I’m still not a huge fan of these, but they’re better when I don’t try to sleep with them. They’re nice and cooling and my under eyes do feel super moisturized after, but my Amore Pacific eye cream does the exact same thing. *shrug*

Paula’s Choice Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment – Regular Strength 😘 My favourite spot treatment ever finally gave up the ghost. I still have the Extra Strength travel size bottle, but it doesn’t work quite as well for me. This is definitely going to be a repurchase the next time I order from Paula’s Choice.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil Face (toss) 😊 I have had this for an embarassingly long time, but my skin loved it! However it started to smell funky, so the last little bit of this dreamy oil is going in the trash.

Haircare & Bodycare Empties

Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion 😘 *wistful sigh* I finally used up the last little bit of Vanilla Bean Noel I had tucked away. I’m glad to have one less body lotion, but this scent is just so perfect. I want to smell like sugar cookies always!

BVSpa Sugar Scrub in Lavender & Rosemary 😘 After using the entire bottle I can safely say that I love this scrub. I’m now using the salt scrub, but the sugar one is slightly less abrasive and I love it. Definite repurchase!

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion 😑 I liked this lotion at first, but I dunno…I just felt like my skin was super dry halfway through the day when I used this. Good riddance, I say.

Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Shampoo 😘 LOVE. LOVE IT.

Bumble and bumble BB Straight Blow Dry (toss)😊 I used up a mini of this and loved it so much that I bought a bigger size. And then I stopped blow drying my hair. I still like it when I do blow dry my hair, but it’s so dang old now that it’s expired.

John Freida Frizz Ease Shampoo (sample)😊 I love the Frizz Ease line. It keeps my hair frizz-free and moisturizes!

John Freida Luxurious Volume Shampoo (sample)😊 Also liked this shampoo a lot. I got a bit of lift from my roots, which I always love.

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo (sample)😘 I think I’m going to have to buy a full size of this shampoo, because my hair felt so dang soft after I used it.

John Masters Organics Lavendar Rosemary Shampoo (sample)😑 Loved the smell of this! That’s all I can really remember about it, tbh, so it must not have been that spectacular.

Pantene Expert Collection Dry Defy Shampoo (sample)😘 Similar feelings about this as I had toward the Dove Dry Oil Shampoo. I think I need to get some moisturizing shampoo/conditioner…

Pantene Expert Collection Dry Defy Conditioner (sample)😘 See Above, haha.

Tea Empties

T by Daniel Orange Creamsicle Herbal Tea 😘 I am both thrilled to have one less tea in my tea cupboard, and heartbroken that Orange Creamsicle is gone. I drank so much of this so fast (obviously, I never use tea up this fast!!) Thankfully my friend gave me another Orange Creamsicle tea (from a different brand) that I’m excited to try.

T by Daniel BBF Berry Fruit Fusion Herbal Tea 😘 Also sad to see this guy go. I really like berry teas, and this one is so good iced!

teapigs Minty Fresh Herbal Tea 😑 A very tasty peppermint tea! I like it a lot, but I don’t think it’s worth the price difference to other mint teas.

Makeup & Fragrance Empties & Tosses

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Mascara in Black 😘 (sample) I don’t often consider buying high end mascara, but this one made my lashes so defined and long without sacrificing volume that I am seriously considering it.

Tocca Florence Eau de Parfum (sample, toss)😑 I really liked this fragrance at first, but now it gets into my nose and refuses to leave, so it has to go away.

YEAR TO DATE TOTALS

Skincare/Bodycare Empties: 34
Makeup Empties: 15
Haircare Empties: 4
Tea Empties: 13
Sample Empties: 15
Cosmetic Tosses: 23
Total Items Out of My House: 104

This post contains products that were sent to me for my consideration. Go here for my disclosure policy.


2 Comment

  1. I’m gonna start doing these posts! I have just started collecting things that I’ve finished up, but it’s probably gonna be a couple months before I have enough to justify a post, haha. It must be so satisfying to see everything you’ve finished in a big pile though!

    1. It’s so nice! I totally do these posts for myself haha. I usually have to do posts at least every other month, sometimes more if it’s slow. It definitely takes a bit to collect stuff I’ve used.

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