Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Empties... a bunch of empties!

I don't even remember the last time I did an empties post, but I guess these guys have accumulated for a long time. I serious can't wait to throw all these bottles out - I hate clutter!

Redken Shampoos & Conditioner - Loved these. Don't know what took me so long to switch to these types of shampoos, but Redken doesn't leave any residue in my hair, doesn't dry my mane out, and smells delicious. I only need a tiny amount to wash my massive head of hair, and I can wait longer between washes with this shampoo. Already using a backup bottle.

LUSH Blousey Shampoo - Absolutely LOVED this shampoo. I didn't use it every day, but tried to use it when my hair needed a deep clean, or after using a lot of product and it clarified the heck out of my scalp. I'd repurchase but I'm not anywhere near a LUSH. Perhaps when I visit a LUSHed city?

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - A staple in my household, and a regular on these "empties" post, this cleanser is amazing. My boyfriend uses it regularly and I tend to use it only in the mornings. It's great at cleansing your face without stripping your skin of all its moisture. This is already repurchased and currently hanging out in my shower.

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash - I always have this body wash on hand for the simple reason that I am very prone to back acne. Using this after workouts is enough to keep it at bay so I always have one in the shower.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Oily Skin Cleanser - I can't believe I finished this massive bottle! But truthfully, this is a great cleanser. It gives a deep clean, but doesn't irritate at all. I moved on to my Avene Cleanser after using this up because I felt it was a tiny bit too drying on my skin. I actually think I prefer the Avene cleanser, but they are very similar.

Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Wash in Eucalyptus Mint - I buy these all the time. Just don't buy the Fig scented one ... your hands will smell like pot. Unless you like that sort of thing.

Moroccan Oil Treatment Oil - This was a mini and it took me foreeeeever to finish it. That's a good sign! I really liked this oil - it was perfect for my very thick hair. I have other products to use up at the moment, but I'll definitely repurchase this when the time is right. I wish their hair products were less expensive though because I really want to try their shampoos and styling cream!

Say Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes - Love these face wipes but I stopped buying them when I realized it's probably not the best thing to use when removing makeup. Wipes tend to dry out my face, and leave residue, so I generally prefer using my Bioderma and giving my face a good cleanse after. I can see myself repurchasing these again though as they are the best wipes I've found so far, and they are quite practical for traveling.

Bourgeois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation - Loved this foundation! I'd repurchase it again if I didn't have so many to use up already. It's lightweight, but has decent coverage, and it smells amazing. Go me for using a foundation up!

Caudalie Eau de Beaute - I'd repurchase this again, but geez, it uses up waaay too fast. It's such a good toner for when your face needs a refresher. I've finished this bottle months ago and writing about it makes me long for it! Argh, Caudalie, you've pulled me in again! Maybe it's only because it's ridiculously warm and a nice cooling facial mist would make me so happy right now...

MAC Moisturecover Concealer - Loved this concealer! Most people say this doesn't give enough coverage and I agree, but at the same time I actually loved that it was sheer. I tend to have a hard time working with concealers in pot form but this concealer was so easy to buff in. I'd repurchase, but I have other concealers (in pot form! ARGH) to use up. Bummer.

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + - This shade was simply too pale for me and while I did try to mix it up with other foundations, I just never got to use it up before it passed its time limit. Too bad, I would have liked to have tried it properly!

So this is it! Empties from the last few months! A lot of these products I actually really liked and I'm sad to see go, but I have plenty (#makeupaddictproblems) of makeup to use, which will hopefully produce another empties post!


  1. Good work! Nice set of empties. You used up a few things I have been curious about. I have always wanted to try Redken hair products but I am such a noob when it comes to haircare. I haven't been loyal to anything ever.

    1. I hadn't tried too much Redken until recently, but they really have great products! I'm still using their shampoo & conditioner, but just added a serum for colored hair that I love! Give it a go Kelly, I don't think you'd be disappointed! :)

  2. i LOVE the bourjous healthy mix foundation!! i have like 4 back ups in my drawer!

    1. Isn't it a great foundation! I really miss using it!