Empties No.4


As the pile of empty products can no longer be contained in its storage container, and the urge for Spring cleaning overcomes me, I’ve come to realize it’s time for another empties post. Corey thinks it’s silly that I pile my beauty and makeup garbage in a box (true the idea of it may seem silly) but this is my way of showing you what I have used all the way up to the last drop and what my thoughts are. Will I be repurchasing? Have I already repurchased? Will I move on to try new things? I digress…

I’ve used up quite a few haircare products over the past few months. Some are old favourites that can be seen time and time again in these empties posts such as the Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifying Curl Cream and the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Conditioner. I love both of these products and are always repurchased. New for the hair this round was the Deva Curl Set It Free leave in conditioner spray. My hair NEEDS leave in conditioner and I’m always looking for a new favourite. I’ve since moved on to a new one but I did enjoy the Deva Curl. I can’t find it in Canada but I’m looking forward to trying some more of their products, all specifically for curls.

In the face department we’ve seen a few lately as well. I finally got through my Body Shop Foaming Aloe Cleanser which I was not a fan of. It foamed coming out of the container but seemed to disappear on my face. But of course I do love the Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, which you’ve probably seem a few times on this blog and will probably see a few times again. I finally got through my second ever bottle of Clinique Clarifying Toner 2which has lasted me years, and although I’ve loved this I believe my skin has matured a bit and needs something a bit less harsh. In the market, any suggestions? And last for the face I’ve become hooked on the Body Shop’s Vitamin E Face Mist, which I used daily just out of the shower as well as a spray here or there for a fresh dewey look over my makeup. I’ve already purchased my second bottle.

Then there are a few for makeup. The typical empty L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara and a few new ones. I loved the Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer and am waiting to use up a few more before repurchasing. I had a very up and down love/hate relationship with my No7 Beautifully Matte Face Base, as the thick, tacky primer sometimes worked wonders and sometimes felt horrible. I’m happy with the times we had together but I’m moving on to other friends, sorry No7. And new to my all-time favourites was the Avene Micellar Lotion, for the most gentle, nourishing makeup removing I’ve yet to experience! I’ve been trying to get through a bottle of something else before repurchasing, but I’m about to break. It’s the best.

And a few body bits. Of course and empties post isn’t complete without a Body Shop’s Body Butter, this time in Satstuma. I received this one in a big bag of Body Shop gifts recently and although I love Body Butters I didn’t quite love this scent. I enjoy the Satsuma line for body scrubs, etc. but I find Body Butters stick with you a little longer and I’m not a fan. Corey loved that I smelt of oranges though. My never-ending tub of St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub has also come to an end; a great product but with so many other scrubs out there this didn’t stand out. And finally, a good ‘ol bag of Epsom Salts and a Body Shop Rose Handcream. 

Thats a lot of stuff. I should do these posts a little more often. Phew! What have you been using up lately? Have you tried any of these? Any new toner suggestions?!



  1. Wow that’s quite the empties you had been collecting! I love that feeling of getting rid of all the clutter and why not share some insightful information with us. It looks like you tried out some lovely products and some it was time to part with. Great post!


  2. I’m still using the L’Oreal EverPure shampoo and conditioner from a long-ago empties post of yours – can’t live without them now. I find the Clinique toner way too harsh (plus it gets thumbs down on beautypedia, which I use all the time) – I’ve been using Saje’s skin fitness and love it…. it smells like rose (a great thing for me but not for all I know): http://saje.ca/catalog/product/view/id/710/s/skin-fitness-4221/category/1125/


    1. I’m glad you liked my past suggestion. Thanks for reminding me…thats a great one I haven’t used in a long time. And I’ll be sure to check this out!


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