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Friday, August 2, 2013

recent empties v

Time again for empties. I almost didn't bother putting this post together, but I know I personally enjoy seeing what other bloggers have used so I figured I might as well go with it. If you're a newer reader- Hello! Nice to meet you- you might not know how I manage empties. I don't do the whole monthly thing because if I did it would likely only be two products. Instead I have a bag (the one shown above) where I stash my empties. When it's full, I post. This time around it was particularly full as I've really put forth some effort into finishing off half used items. Enough babbling though, lets get to (what used to be) the goods!

The Duds:
Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo is not worth the hype, in my opinion. It's the most expensive shampoo I've bought ( I usually only splurge on conditioners) but it has been so popular I just had to see if it was as good as everyone said. Nope. It's fine shampoo, just not life changing. If you're interested, I suggest trying Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo. The texture and performance is identical to the B&B formula and it's a much less expensive. Also, the Tresemme version won't strip your hair colour (if you dye) whereas B&B's formula is not colour safe.

Nicole by OPI Nail Apps have obviously been discontinued for good reason- they suck! I picked up a few packages on clearance, and after trying one couldn't be bothered to try the others.

Figs & Rouge 100% Organic Balms were great products except for the fact that they turned really quickly. I haven't had them all that long when the scent turned and the product began to separate. I had used the bulk of them, but still, I would have liked them to last longer than a few months.

The Delights:
I've raved about this product before, but it's just so perfect! Clairol ColourSeal Conditioning Gloss is available on it's own- I've yet to find it in Canada though- so I have to get my fix by using Nice N'Easy hair dye. Out of all the conditioners I've ever used, this is my all time favourite. 

I've never really found a treatment type serum that I could say I 'loved' but Origins A Perfect World Skin Guardian is pretty fantastic! It instantly smooths skin leaving it feeling amazing and smells pretty great too.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are pricey for a balm but they do work wonders so they are a worth while splurge to me. I'm currently using the Plum version and will more than likely pick up a new tube when it begins to run low.

I have a stash of sheet masks but don't use them much... When I found the Innisfree It's Real Manuka Honey Mask I decided to give it a try. I have never used any other masks from this brand- this was a freebie with another purchase- but this was an amazing mask. When I first took it off I wasn't that impressed with how tacky my skin felt, but the morning after (I used mine at night) my skin felt amazingly soft and looked bright and fresh. I highly recommend these! 

So, that's that. Have you finished any interesting products lately?

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