Thursday, January 3, 2013

Empties Post #1

I've seen quite a few bloggers (and youtubers) feature posts about the empty products they've used up. I love the idea, so I thought I'd start doing some "empties" posts of my own! If you're new to empties posts, I promise I'm not just some crazy person who is saving up all my garbage. Instead, I'm saving all the packaging from the products I've used up so I can feature them in posts like these and give you an insight into the types of products that actually get finished!

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque I have to say, I was very sad when this product was gone. I found myself rationing off the final few uses because I loved it so much. Its very pricey, but this tub lasted me for a very long time (almost a year I believe). It smells amazing, and my hair felt like silk when I rinsed the mask out.
Garnier Fresh Essentials Vitamin-Enriched Cleansing Wipes I've gone through several packages of these and have already repurchased a new pack. They remove my makeup, smell great, and they are one of the only wipes that don't make my skin break out into a rash.
L'Oreal Re-Nutrition Nourishing Shampoo Not too much to say about this. I don't tend to go crazy with buying expensive shampoos/conditioners. Instead I like to splurge with a nice hair treatment like the Macadamia masque. This shampoo smelled nice and did the job!
L'Oreal Total Repair Repairing Conditioner This conditioner I actually quite liked. For a drugstore conditioner, it worked really well. I've recently dyed my hair, so I'm in need of very nourishing and repairing conditioners that don't leave it feeling like straw.
Sweet Pea Triple Moisture Shower Cream This was a pretty moisturizing shower cream, more moisturizing than a regular shower gel. Not much else to say about it!
Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea This was just a little sample that came with my origins purchase that I made a few weeks ago. I found the smell to be very strong, very citrus-y and smelled kind of like tequila which made my stomach turn a little bit. It felt a little bit greasy, and yet my skin felt dry a few hours after using it. I don't think I'll purchase the full size, but it was nice to try.
Pan Oxyl Acne Wash This is an acne-fighting cleanser that uses benzoyl peroxide to control breakouts. I used to be able to buy this from Shoppers Drug Mart but haven't been able to find it recently. I'm sad about that because I really enjoy this cleanser. The bottle lasts a long time because you don't need a lot per use. It feels very deep cleansing and has really helped to control my breakouts.
DKNY Be Delicious Perfume I love this perfume! I am contemplating buying another bottle of it even though I have so many other perfumes to use up. Its fruity yet clean at the same time and lasts quite a while on my skin.
Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath This was a free birthday gift from Sephora back in 2011, so you can imagine that I've had this for a long time! I don't know why it took me so long to use up; possibly because I like to use clean-smelling shower gels rather than sweet ones. This was nice though, it did the job and smelled like cake which is always a plus in my book!
Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner I love this conditioner! Its cheap and makes your hair feel so soft after use. I've already bought another one of these.
Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes, & Lips This was just a trial size that I got as a gift with purchase from the Clinique counter. However I have owned the full size before and I do quite like this product. There's nothing really special about it, it just works well at taking off eye makeup. I've been itching to try the Bioderma makeup remover though, so I think that will be my next makeup removing purchase!
Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream This is one of the best facial scrubs I've ever used. The granules in the scrub are very small and very gentle on the skin. The scrub is gentle enough to use everyday, but I kept it in my shower and used it whenever I was in there. It left my face feeling soft as a baby's bottom! I also found that I got several compliments on my complexion while I was using this scrub. Definitely a repurchase for me.
MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer in NW20 I really enjoyed this concealer! Back in the summer I used to skip foundation and would just use this on the spots where I needed coverage. It lasted all day and is fairly full coverage. I believe this was my second bottle of this, and I would purchase it again.
Mango Mandarin Body Lotion  This was my favourite scent from Bath & Body Works, but sadly they discontinued it. I was hoarding this lotion for a while (I'm also hoarding a few of the thicker body creams!) but thought that I should probably use it up. I would repurchase this if I could!

Whew, so that's it! A recap of the products I've used up in the past couple of months. Its odd, but I get a real sense of accomplishment when I use up a product! I need to put myself on a spending ban and use up the products I already have instead of buying new ones. Anyway hope you enjoyed the post!


  1. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!
    btw, these are really some great products!! :)

  2. Wow! That's a ton of empties but some great ones, too :)

    Lela -

    1. Thanks! Haha yes I've gone through quite a lot recently! It's good though because I have far too much stuff!

  3. I used to swear by the Garnier wipes, before moving on to Simple ones. Maybe I should give them another try as my skin has been breaking out so badly recently! x

    1. I've used the Simple ones as well I believe, they're quite nice too but for some reason I always go back to the Garnier ones!