Finally, an empties post up early in the month. I have been making it a point to use up some of what I have, I need to know if some of this stuff is worth it to me to purchase a full size/repurchase, especially if I can get it on sale. There are so many great sales this time of the year, but no matter what the sale its not worth it if I don''t like the product. I have partook in some of the sales this month and repurchased a few things I know I like, but that is a post to come soon!
First up as per usual are the Hair and Skin care Trash
Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes - Almost always in monthly trash, I obviously like them! Repurchase? Always
B&BW Malibu Heat Ultra Shea Body Cream - Again, usually in my trash, in some scent anyway! Malibu Heat had (Juicy Pineapple, California Orange,and Creamy Coconut, description from the tube) a nice fruity, fresh scent that wasn't overpowering. Repurchase? I wouldn't say no to this scent again.
Roger & Gallet Le Soin Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar - I received this from GlamSense along with a cleanser and face moisturizer back in the summer. I used this as a toner, after I had washed my face but before I used serums etc, it did an ok job. For me it didn't do anything spectacular that I don't get from my Thayer's Witch Hazel. Repurchase? Probably not, it just didn't wow me.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo - From my January-And The Charm Award Goes To... Boxy Charm. It was a fine dry shampoo, it left my hair feeling cleaner with no white cast. But, the scent reminds me of Lemon Pledge! Repurchase? No, unless it are in a different scent.
TBS Satsuma Hand Cream - I love the fresh orange scent of this hand cream! Unfortunately, I didn't find it to be the best at moisturizing my hands. I had to reapply it quite frequently at work, good thing the scent didn't bother anyone! Repurchase? Not the hand cream, but I wouldn't pass up the Body Butter!
Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion - I got this in a value set with a few other PTR products. I used this as my morning moisturizer all summer, it was moisturizing enough and didn't leave my skin feeling heavy. It also has SPF of 30, another needed component in a summer moisturizer! Repurchase? Maybe next summer depending on my skins needs/oiliness!
philosophy Purity 3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes - I use this cleanser every night with my Clarisonic as my final cleanse. It has never made my skin feel tight/dry. I do pick this up during the Sephora Black Friday sale yearly, usually 3 bottles worth! At $15 CAD a bottle it is a steal. I have also been known to use it to wash my makeup brushes from time to time. Repurchase? For now, always.
Neat & Easy Deep Cleansing Nose Strips x2 - Another one that is all empties, unless of course I have forgotten to use them that month! I find that theses nose strips from Dollarama do a good job at cleaning out the pores on my nose. Repurchase? Always, unless I find something that does the job better.
CoLAB Extreme Volume dry Shampoo New York fruity fragrance - I think I won these 2 different dry shampoos in a giveaway. I love trying out new dry shampoos, during the cooler months I use quite a bit of dry shampoo. I was not a fan of this one at all. The day I used it, if I had of had time I would have hopped back in the shower to wash my hair. It felt like I had sprayed hairspray in my hair. It didn't soak up anything and my hair felt worse than if I had used nothing at all. It had one of theorist white casts that I had a hard time brushing out, I had a few comments at work that my hair looked really dull. Repurchase? Never in this scent, maybe it was the extreme volume part of it?
skin Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream - Another item from Boxy Charm! This one was from exactly 1 year ago, November-Groovy Town box. I liked this eye cream for the morning, it was just enough moisture without being to heavy under makeup. The delivery system left a little to be desired though! You turned the bottom and it ws supposed to come out of the top, for me I had to squeeze the tip to get the eye cream out and than apply to my under eyes. Repurchase? Maybe, if and when I need an eye cream!
CoLAB Sheer + Invisible Dry Shampoo Tokyo Oriental Fragrance -Like the other CoLAB dry shampoo, I think I won this. The difference was, I liked this one! It made my hair feel clean without any white cast or buildup! The scent was a little strong but it did go away. Repurchase? Maybe, it worked well.
Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser - I wasn't the biggest fan of this cleanser. I found that I needed to use quite a bit of it to get it to 'melt' the makeup. It felt heavy on my skin and I couldn't wait to get it off, I tried using less and had the same feeling. Repurchase? No
Intuition Razor - It was time for a new package of razors from Costco, so it was time to throw out the old razor! I love the ease of use with the Intuition razors and pick up a jumbo pack of the refills at Costco at least once a year. I would pay more for them if I had to , just for the ease of use! No juggling in the shower, shaving cream and razor in one. Repurchase? Always.
Only a couple of Makeup Empties this month
ARTDECO All In One Mascara - I liked this mascara well enough, it didn't smudge! But the tube dried out fairly quickly, as I said in my previous post, I am not sure if the sample was old or not. Repurchase? I wouldn't run out to grab it.
NYX MICRO Brow Pencil - I picked this up after reading so many rave reviews about it. For me it was only ok. I found it to be a little on the dry side for my liking. I do like the spool on the end though. The shade Taupe is a great match for blonds though as well. Repurchase? Maybe?
Sample Stash Trash!
Diorskin Nude 30 - I loved this foundation this summer when I got a sample from Sephora and was wanting to get re-color matched to more of my winter shade. Was not a fan of the way the sample was though! Purchase? I was planning on picking it up during the Shoppers Bonus Redemption weekend, but they only had 1 bottle and my sister, who has a hard time finding a foundation, was matched to the same shade. I let her get it, I can wait!
Too Faced Peach Perfect in Porcelain - I wanted to see what the hype was about this foundation and if it I would like it. It was not my favourite, I could feel this on my skin every time I wore it. It also settled into pored on me. Purchase? Nope
Marc Jacobs Genius Gel in 32 (Beige Light) - I was surprised that I liked this foundation, I wasn't really expecting to. It was recommended by the Sephora Associate, and she was right! The great part about it is that it was on sale! Plus I picked up my shade during the VIB sale so I got it for an extra 20% off for a grand total of $31.20 CAD plus tax. Purchase? Already did!
Living Proof Prime style Extender - I have quite a few samples of this and have used quite a few already. I like it, not sure if it is worth the full price of it though? I'll decide whenever I finally run out of samples. Purchase? See previous sentence!
Amika Nourishing Mask - I like using hair masks after I do my weekly clarifying treatment on my hair to give it back some of the moisture that I have just stripped off of it. This was a fine mask, it did make my hair feel softer. Purchase? Maybe, whenever I run out of samples of hair masks.
And lastly, what my house smelled like!
I want to say that the white tea light was Coconut Beach from Yankee Candle, which is a scent I love!
I use the Wallflowers in my basement, where the litter box is and Bentley didn't complain about the scent of this! It was slightly sweet, but not overpoweringly so, my husband didn't complain either.
Out of the 3 votives, Mountain Lodge, Gingerbread Maple, and Spiced Pumpkin, the only 1 I wasn't happy with was Mountain Lodge. I trimmed the wick as I always do, but for some reason this one didn't want to stay during, I kept trying to melt the wax to get it burn but it was a no go.
Not a bad Trash post for the month of November, a decent amount of products. Did you empty a few products for the month of November? Burn anything good?! Sample Stash shrinking? or growing? I have no comment on that one!
Total of the products I have used up so far for 2017 -
- Hair and Body care - 11 (113)
- Deluxe/Travel size - 5 (40)
- Home Fragrance - 5 (56)
- Makeup - 1 (17)
- Tools - 0 (3)
- Samples - 5 (84)