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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Recent Empties

I think that there are probably a lot of people like myself, who find they have a nice stash of products to dive into, but also have a boat load of of half loved, half used products just sitting around in limbo. I decided that before I got to using newer products I had to finish up the stragglers.

Now, I must say I thought that I was pretty good at not jumping around from product to product without finishing things... turns out I'm just really good at hiding the evidence. I was rooting around in my cabinets under the bathroom sink and found way too many half used abandonees. I straight up ditched/ gave away the items I hated (no need to suffer) and got to finishing the others. There is something so uplifting about an empty product. I don't know if it's the satisfaction of knowing you finished it, or the prospect of getting to start into something new.

Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
I used this in the shower because it was light and rinsed off quickly. It was just average, and left my skin feeling a bit tight. I probably wouldn't buy this again.

Arm & Hammer Sensitive Enamel Protection Toothpaste
I have an issue with toothpaste... I must subconciosuly have a fear of running out, because I realized I have three new tubes in my bathroom drawer and a few more stashed away under the sink. I initially hated the taste/texture of this toothpaste as it is a bit baking-soda-ish but is whitens like  no tomorrow and you get used to the taste. Double plus it is super inexpensive and leaves your teeth feeling super clean.

Ideal Quilted Cotton Pads
These are terrible... I go through a lot of cotton rounds and have come to like a certain style. I found these tucked away and thought I'd better finish them. They leave stringy cotton bits all over the place and disintegrate before you're done with them. I wouldn't repurchase.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
Review here. I went through phases of love and hate with this. Overall, it's okay. I wish it didn't have alcohol in it, but none the less I can't see myself purchasing it again.

Quo Nail Polish Remover Pump
Not empty in the photo I know... by the time I got to this post I had already refilled the container with new polish remover. The Quo remover that came in the bottle was okay, just your basic polish remover, but the pump bottle is fantastic! I'd buy it again just for the bottle. Actually, I already did, to store my pure acetone.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
I love this stuff! I think this is my third or fourth bottle. I've been using micellar water (Bioderma Ceraline) as my main remover, but I'd still buy another bottle of this to have on hand.

Yves Rocher Fruity Jelly Hair and Body Wash
This is a mate to the Fruity Water perfume that came out last summer... perhaps the summer before that. It has a light, fresh and fruity scent and a light texture that was perfect for those "It's so hot, I've had six showers today" type days and did a great job on hair as well. I'm not certain if it's still avilable, but I do have another full bottle to use (eventually.)

Body Shop Body Butters in Coconut and Strawberry (50 ml mini tub)
I love that the body shop offers their body butters in smaller tubs now. It gives indecisive folks, like myself, the opportunity to try every scent. Coconut is one of my all time faves and I won't make the mistake of bothering with the small pot again ( it was gone way too fast) but I did learn I don't care too much for the strawberry (not all that moisturizing.)

Elizabeth Grant Advanced Cellular Age Defense Day Serum
This was just a deluxe sample, and it seemed like it was a useless product for me, but I finished it up anyway. If it did any good, I can't tell. I would not purchase the full size.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light-Medium
I think this is the third compact I've finished of this and I will for sure be ordering a fourth. It is a great setting powder and works amazingly well over BB creams and tinted moisturizer.

Aveeno Colour Preserving Shampoo
I was on the par to finish up the conditioner as well, but I really didn't like it. I didn't care for either product but there was just way too much conditioner compared to shampoo. This left my hair lifeless and not as clean as I would have liked. I can't deal with not clean hair and won't be using any Aveeno hair products anytime soon.

Bath and Body Works Fresh Picked Strawberries Hand Soap
I LOVE B&BW hand soaps. I know, hand soap is hand soap, but these smell so good. After trying one I was hooked and have stuck with it since. I buy 6 or 7 at a time (whatever the deal is) and always try the new scents. My current scent is the fresh picked cherries... amazing. I will continue to buy these as long as they make them. 

Ojon Revitalizing Mist
While I love the look of well coiffed hair, I am super lazy when it comes to mine. I suck at styling and rarely even blow dry it, so a lot of products just aren't right for me. They need to make more products that preform for us ladies that don't live by our blow driers. I like this spray because it was a multi-tasker and conditioned and detangled. I got it in a mixed bag of products so I don't even know how much it costs or where to get it, but I can (and will) live without.

Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Spot Treatment
This is just your average 2.0% salicylic acid gel. Nothing all that great but it did work a bit. I tend to get cystic blemishes, so I've moved onto bigger and better products, but this was useful for the odd small blemish.

What have you finished lately?


  1. Good month! I did finish a few things as well, but mainly samples sachets. I have so many of them, what's the use of hoarding them without trying them!

  2. Love the post...such good empties.   MY elizabeth Grant didn't have a working pump so I had to stick brush ends into it to get the product out. I eventually gave up.

  3. I'm really tempted by those TBS body butters now! Congrats on all of those empties!

  4. Bailey_AlltheWordsMay 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

     Thanks! I am quite proud of myself :D

  5. Bailey_AlltheWordsMay 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    I am totally a body butter convert. I'm working on getting through a chocomania one, but I'm not that fond of the scent.

  6. Bailey_AlltheWordsMay 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

     Aww, that sucks. I don't think you missed much though, I don't think it did anything!

  7. Bailey_AlltheWordsMay 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

     I know what you mean about samples... I have the same problem, so I put a bunch of my best ones out and am trying to use at least one every day.


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