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April 4, 2018

Empties - February/March 2018

I usually post these monthly, but I felt at the end of February that I really hadn't used up enough products to make a post about them. So here we are in March, and these are my empties that I have accumulated through February up until now!


So because I saved up my empties for so long, this post may be a little long. Just a heads up for all the readers!

Garnier - Fructis - Colour Vibrancy Treatment
This is just a hair mask. It smelled nice and fruity but did I find it did anything amazing for my hair? No. Not any better than a typical conditioner. I wouldn't repurchase. (I received this free from Glamsense in exchange for my honest review)

Briogeo - Rosarco Milk Leave In Conditioning Spray
I really liked this spray. It left my hair feeling soft, and definitely less tangled after showering. I'm seriously considering repurchasing a full size of this during the next VIB Sale.

Tresemme - Fresh Start Dry Shampoo
I hate to admit how old this dry shampoo actually is, so I won't. I will just say it's old and didn't perform in the way that it should. I wouldn't repurchase.

Light Blue Shade - White, Blonde, Silver Hair - Hydrating Shampoo
This was the first blue/shampoo I purchased when I started going blonde and this stuff sucks. It's pretty cheap at Walmart but it does absolutely nothing when it comes to taking the brass or toning my hair. Pass. Hard pass. Won't purchase again.

Herbal Essences - Curl Scrunching Gel
I also won't admit how old this is either. But it was just okay. Not as strong of a hold as I would like for a gel. I don't even know if they sold this anymore, but if they do, I won't be repurchasing.

Monat - Renew Shampoo
I know I've used this in the past, and I said I wouldn't repurchase, and I ended up buying it again. But this just solidifies my decision. I won't be buying it again. It's very expensive and does nothing that the consultants claim. I also noticed my hair started to fall out so much while using this, that I needed to stop using it and start taking vitamins so my hair would grow back in. And so much breakage.

Givenchy - Noir Interdit Mascara
I did a review on this mascara here. There was a little bit of a learning curve with this mascara because of the wand that bent, but it was a very natural mascara. I did like it, but I didn't like the scent, it was heavily scented with a rose scent. I wouldn't repurchase just because it's expensive and just average.

MAC - Prep + Prime - Fix + in Lavender Scent
These mini bottles of Fix + were released in 3 scents, so I had to grab them. It came with lavender, rose, and coconut. I used this one up first. I love fix plus, and this scent was just okay. It didn't last long, which was good because I wasn't a big fan of it. Love the formula, not the scent. Have already repurchased a full size non-scented bottle.

Burts Bees - Lip Balm
This has a slight mint scent, but I love the formula with this chap stick. If I ever have dry, cracked lips, this immediately soothes them. I absolutely love Burt's Bees, and will continue to purchase this lip balm in the future.

Ducco - Punk Volumizer Mascara
Meh. Got this in a Topbox I believe. Wasn't a fan. Decided to toss it after a couple of uses.

Quo - Holy Grail Mascara
Same as the mascara above. Wasn't a fan, and it got clumpy fast. Tossed it.

Shiseido - Benefiance WrinkleResist24 - Intensive Eye Contour Cream
I liked this. It was nice and thick and felt like it was doing something. I have a few other eye creams to get through. I did like it though, I'm not sure I would repurchase.

Laneige - Multi Cleanser 
This was a foam cleanser, with a little bit of abrasive bits. It really dried out my skin and I didn't find that it did anything amazing. So I would pass in the future. This may be better for someone with more oily skin.

Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
I wanted to love this. It smelled slightly of cucumber, and had a nice light texture but it just didn't do anything for my skin. It wasn't hydrating enough and I found when I layered it with any other products, it would just ball up.  No matter how long I let the previous skincare soak in. Pass in the future.

Caudalie - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
This was a weird texture. Somewhere between a serum or really light watery lotion. I didn't find that it did anything for my skin either.

Clinique - Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
I love this cleansing balm. It comes in a huge package and last's just forever. A little goes a long way. I'll be repurchasing during the next VIB sale for a back up. Plus it doesn't melt and get all messy like some others do. I really love this cleansing balm!

Dr Jart + - Water Fuse Gel Moisturizer
I didn't find this hydrating enough for me, but I enjoyed layering it between my serum and my heavier creams at night. I wouldn't repurchase.

NeoStrata - Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Cream (5% Glycolic Acid)
I wanted to love this, I really did. It's a cream instead of a serum texture. It's very gentle on the skin so it did not make my face turn red or cause any adverse effects, but I didn't find enough of a difference in my skin. It still looked dehydrated when I applied makeup. So I wouldn't repurchase this in the future. I prefer to use Drunk Elephant Framboos as my chemical exfoliant.

Elizabeth Arden - New Formula Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
I got this in a topbox and had never tried a serum in capsules before, so I was intrigued. But this stuff is messy. It gets everywhere and it's very liquidy. It was more of the texture of an oil serum. I wasn't a big fan and can't see myself using serum capsules ever again.

Origins - High-Potency Night-A-Mins - Renewal Cream
I saw Kathleen Lights raving about this cream in one of her videos. It ALMOST convinced me to purchase a full size without even trying it. But, timing had it so there were samples at Sephora so I ended up getting a sample instead. And I'm glad I got one first. This smells great, just like orange creamsicle, and it is nice and thick, without being greasy.  But that's where my love starts. This also balls up like no tomorrow, which made me change my mind. The hunt for the perfect cream continues.

The Green Beaver Co - Natural Deodorant in Lavender
I received this in a blogger box awhile ago and have been using it in between other deodorants. I actually really enjoyed this deodorant, and what makes it even better is that it's a Canadian brand. It didn't leave marks on my clothes, it wasn't sticky, and I didn't stink after only a few hours. It made my monthly favourites in August. I'll definitely be looking into other scents, just because Lavender isn't my favourite.

Bath and Body Works - Foaming Hand Soap in Afternoon Apple Picking, and Island Papaya
These a both great scents. Afternoon Apple Picking is perfect for fall, with a crisp apple scent. Island Papaya is more perfect for summer, as it's very tropical and fruity. I'd consider repurchasing both of these scents in the future.

Bath and Body Works/White Barn Candle in Grapefruit Gin Fizz
I wanted to love this scent, because I love grapefruit anything, but this just didn't do it for me. The grapefruit scent was very light, and it did have that fizzy scent. This was a let down. I love the candles, but I didn't love this scent.

Scentsy - Wax Bars in Various Scents
Spiced Pear - Perfect for fall. A great combination of fall spice, and fruity light pear.
Apple & Pear - this wasn't as fruity as I was hoping. It just smelled lightly floral too. I wouldn't repurchase.
Lemon Sorbet - a great citrus scent. I'd consider repurchasing in the summer. Another great scent to mix in with others as well. My fave combo was lemon sorbet and lime sublime.
Toffee Butter Crunch - ugh. I was not a fan of this. I seem to dislike caramel/toffee scents as they seem to pull with a little bit of a maple undertone. At least to me. And I don't like it. I'll have to avoid these types of scents in the future.
Gingersnap - Another let down. I thought this was going to smell like a gingerbread cookie. Instead it just smelled of stale, something. It wasn't sweet, it wasn't gingery. It was just not nice.
Summer Sippin - Ah, another great fruity scent. It was light with a bit of a raspberry lemon. I liked it!

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