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January 6, 2018

Empties - December 2017

Another month has come and gone, and it's already the end of December. The end of 2017! This year feels like it went by so quickly. And we're already entering 2018. I'm hoping this year I can blog more, because when I started my new job I began to slack off a little, and I hate that I feel like I'm neglecting this! Anyway, let's round up the trash for one last empties, of 2017!


I was really hoping to use up 30 products this month, so let's see how many I actually got through.

Josie Maran - Argan Oil (Light)
This is just a facial oil. It's pretty much the same as the original Argan Oil from Josie Maran. Just a little lighter. I found it was nice to add into my moisturizer, but I didn't find it as hydrating as I would like. I wouldn't repurchase this. 

Laneige - Water Sleeping Mask
These are always great to have on hand, and my skin feels instantly refreshed and hydrated when I use this. I believe I may have a back up already, just a sample size. If not, I have a couple of other similar sleep masks I'd like to get through but I would consider repurchasing. 

Simple - Cleansing Facial Wipes
These are nice. They remove my makeup, they don't strip my skin or make my eyes burn. I have other packets to get through but I'd consider purchasing these in the future.

Clinique - Moisture Surge - Extended Thirst Relief
I really liked this for the summer because it sits so well under makeup, but for the winter, this is definitely not enough for my dry skin. I haven't repurchased yet but would reconsider for summer.

Garnier - Skin Active - Moisture Bomb (Dry Skin Gel Cream)
I always feel like gel creams are never hydrating enough for my skin, especially alone. I wasn't a fan of the scent of this one, and I would use it layered in other skincare steps. I wouldn't repurchase this.

Dove - Invigorating Dry Shampoo
I hated this dry shampoo so much, but I just wanted to get through it because I really hate tossing products. This leaves a white cast in the hair, it never really fully absorbs the oil.. so not only do you have white in your hair, it still looks greasy. It feels so thick and leaves a film. I also hated the scent. It definitely lingered around. I wouldn't purchase this again. I wouldn't even take it for free.

Alterna - Caviar CC Cream (10 in 1 complete correction) - Leave In Hair Perfector
I LOVED this stuff! I thought I had an other sample sized back up, but I was wrong. It leaves my hair so shiny and smooth, and it feels so soft. And bonus - it can be used as a heat protector. I liked this so much that I purchased a full size tube.

Lancome - Monsieur Big
I liked this mascara when it was fresh, but it got so thick and clumpy that I had to toss it. I wouldn't repurchase this.

L'Oreal - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara (Waterproof)
This has so much hype on the internet, and I don't know if I got a dud or what, but this stuff sucks. It was so thick, so gloopy, and very clumpy. It got even worse around the 2 week mark. Not just that, but it just doesn't want to come off of your lashes. I use an oil balm cleanser, and a foam cleanser, and this stuff still wouldn't fully come off of my lashes. I bought two. I'm hoping the second tube doesn't act the same way. As of now, I wouldn't repurchase this.

Too Faced - Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
I really love the original Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, and I really loved this too. But it was just too stubborn to remove at the end of the day. I wouldn't repurchase just because of that. I don't want to struggle removing this.

Various Perfume Samples
Versace - Bright Crystal
Michael Kors - Gold (Rose Edition)
Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy

These were all scents that I ended up enjoying. None were really floral which I prefer. I would consider repurchasing the Viva La Juicy as a full size bottle, but really all were great.

Bath and Body Works - Foaming Hand Soap in Vampire Blood
I love the foaming hand soap, and this was in vampire blood. It was just a plum scent. I liked it. I would possibly repurchase this scent another time, but I already have a large supply of other scents. I'll keep buying this soap!

Scentsy - Wax Bar in Blue Christmas
This wasn't my favourite scent. It smelled like mens cologne and pine. This was perfect for Christmas though so I used it up then. It was also only a part of the scents of the season collection, which is no longer available to purchase. I would not repurchase this scent.

Scentsy - Wax Bar in Cranberry Bread
I was hoping this would be a strong cranberry scent, but it really just smelled like cinnamon. It wasn't bad, but I don't think I'd repurchase.

The Body Shop - Shower Gel in Spiced Apple
This was a nice shower gel. It lathered well. I don't think the scent is available anymore, but it was fresh, and fruity. It was apple with slight cinnamon. Perfect for fall and winter. I really enjoyed the quality of the shower gel, and will consider purchasing The Body Shop shower gels in the future.

This month I only used up 16 products! Not nearly as much as I was hoping. I've got my fingers crossed that the New Year will be better, I need to get through many of my products!

1 comment :

  1. Some of these sound so nice, I really want to try the hair perfector, I'm looking for something exactly like that :D you have convinced me haha! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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