Monday, 2 April 2012

March Empties!

Hey everyone, I'm finally back with my March Empties! I have a lot this month, so let's get started...

This month I broke my empties up into categories, first up is lip products!

I go through a lot of lip balms and glosses! It seems like I've been going through an eos lip balm every month, I love them!

Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in 10 Grapefruit - I've had this for a while and finally used it up! My mom bought this, but ended up not liking it so she passed it on to me. I did like this lipgloss, it wasn't sticky, and it was very shiny. The colour was very minimal, but I didn't mind that. Would I buy it again? Probably not, just because I like other lip glosses better that aren't as expensive. 

Bath & Body Works CO Bigelow Spearmint Mentha Lip Shine - Another lip gloss I've had for years and finally used up. I don't have much to say about this gloss, I love the minty scent and taste, but I hate that it's soooo sticky! I love the lip products from Bath & Body Works, this one was just too sticky. I have a stash of other Bath & Body Works lip glosses, so I won't be repurchasing this one. 

eos Smooth Sphere in Passion Fruit - reviewed here. I love these spheres! They've been my go to lip balms for a few months now, and I will continue to use them. The Passion Fruit scent/flavour isn't my favourite, but it's not bad either. 

The next category is hair:

Pantene Pro-V Smooth Shampoo - I like this shampoo, my mom always had Pantene in the house when I was young so I continue to use it even now. I love the clean Pantene scent, and the formula leaves my hair clean and fresh. I have a few more bottles of shampoo in my stash already, so I won't be repurchasing this for a while.

Kenra Nourishing Masque - deep conditioning treatment - I have no clue where this product came from! My mom had it and wasn't using it so she passed it on to me. I liked it, but since I don't know where to buy it, I won't be repurchasing it. I also didn't notice a huge affect on my hair, so I won't be putting a lot of work into finding out where to buy it.

The next category is make up!

NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer - This was a free sample from Sephora. I'm kind of on a NARS kick right now, I've recently bought a few of their famed blushes, which I will share with you in a haul soon! I liked this primer, and I have another larger sample of this to use.

Gosh Pressed Powder in 02 Natural - My go to pressed powder! This is my third or fourth time I've bought this powder, I just love it! I buy this at Shoppers Drug Mart since it goes on sale there fairly often. I'm currently using Make Up For Ever's HD Microfinish Powder, so I haven't repurchased this. I'm loving the MUFE powder, but it is more expensive, so I haven't decided which one I will continue to repurchase. They're both great!

OPI Nail Envy Original - reviewed here. This is an amazing product! I just love it. Not much else to say here, you can read my full review for my details. I'm currently using OPI's Nail Envy Maintenance.

Clinique High Impact Mascara in 01 Black - This is a sample size from one of Clinique's gifts with purchase deals. This is a great sized sample, 4g, so it did last me quite a while. I did really like this formula, but I'm not sure if I will repurchase it because I like other drug store mascaras that are cheaper. I also have a ton of mascaras in my stash, so I need to use those up first!

Clinique Eye Palette - Wow the third Clinique product this month! My mom uses a ton of Clinique products, so I was sort of brought up on them. I used up three of the four eye shadows in this palette, and I really tried to use up the fourth one, but I just don't like it. I do believe in using products up, but I'm never going to use this shadow. I have a ton of other brown shadows that I just love, so there's no use holding onto this palette for years and years. I enjoyed the other Clinique shadows, and I've used others from Clinique, normally pinks, and have used them all up too!

Bonne Belle Eye Liner in Soft Black - This has been my go to black liner for a long time, simply for the sake of using it up. I find that the colour pay off for this liner isn't great, you're normally left with an ashy grey colour, unless you layer in on thick. I'm currently using a black liquid liner from Clinique (again with the Clinique!) and I absolutely love it!

Unknown Brown Eyeliner - This was my first make up item ever! I really love this eyeliner, it's creamy and a gorgeous brown. I really wish I knew the company so I could repurchase it.

The next category is body, face, and hair products:

Bag of Selection (store brand) cotton balls - I use this to remove eye make up and nail polish.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Soap in Island Nectar - I absolutely love the hand soaps from Bath & Body Works! This scent didn't wow me, but I still did really like it. I will continue to buy these hand soaps, but I like to change up the scent every time so I don't get bored!

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion - Mineral - I hated this lotion at first, but I ended up loving it! Such a nice beauty surprise. I love to use both scented and unscented body lotions, so this was great for those times when I wanted something unscented. I would repurchase this is I found it on sale.

Naturally Upper Canada Peppermint Foot Cream - I loved this foot cream! Unlike traditional foot creams, this wasn't that thick. At first I didn't think that I'd like this formula, but it was great for foot massages, thanks to my amazing boyfriend! Aha :) This formula was great and moisturizing, I would recommend it.

LaCoupe Perfect Curls Frizz Free Smoothing Mousse - I loved this mousse, it left me with nice waves (I wish  it gave me curls, but that'd be a miracle!) without the crunchy traditional mousse feeling. I would repurchase this.

Degree NaturEffects Honeysuckle + Tea Tree Oil Anti-Perspirant - This is a travel size product, and I ended up really liking it! I wouldn't normally go for this scent, but it's really fresh and lovely.

Lady Speed Stick Fresh Infusions in Raspberry Burst - I liked this deodorant, but I wasn't crazy about the scent. Maybe I'll try another scent from this line.

Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask - Reviewed here - I love, love, love this face mask, I've bought this a bunch of times before, and I will buy it again. Check out my review for more info about this mask!

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner - Reviewed here - This is just another sample from Lush, and I love this product! The only thing keeping me from buying this is the ridiculous price. $30 just seems so steep to me, so we'll see if I end up buying it.

I also used up my Lush Twilight Bath Bomb - Reviewed here - I really loved this bath bomb, and I will buy it again! Check out my review for more info :)

The next category is candles!

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Scented candle in Lavender Vanilla. I enjoyed this candle, it was very relaxing, so it's great for night time. Just don't fall asleep with it on!

New Lead Honey Apricot Candle - I bought this from my local Rexall on clearance, the sales always get me! I really don't like this candle, it smells great in the jar, but I couldn't smell it once it was lit.

Bath & Body Works Slatkin & Co. Pink Tulip 3 Wick Candle - Reviewed here - This may be my new favourite candle! I love it! Check out my review for more info :)

Unknown Candle in a Honey Dew scent - I bought this from my dollar store, and I'm really surprised by it. This is my third time buying this candle, and I will continue to buy it. It's super cheap, and I love the scent.

Whew! I went through a ton of products this month! I hope this post wasn't too long for you. Let me know if you've used any products that I've used up, and your thoughts on them :)


  1. You did go through a lot last month. :) Pink Tulip IS da bomb!

    Thanks for sharing whether you'd buy the item or not.

    1. Pink Tulip is amazing! I love the way it makes my apartment smell :)
      Glad you enjoyed the post!

  2. wow you used up a lot of products! you go girl! I only used up four :( the eos doesn't look empty!

    1. 4 is still great! I only use the eos until it's level, it starts to hurt after that, and it doesn't work very well if you use your fingers to apply!

  3. you got through loads! I love these posts x

    1. I know, I was surprised at how much I went through!! :)

  4. Wow, lots of stuff!! I gotta get some Nail Envy...heard such great things about it!

    1. Nail Envy is amazing! Works really well :)

  5. well done!
    im so slow at using anything up hehe


    BreezeyBee Blog

    1. I try to just use one product at a time so I use things up :)

  6. Do you use nail envy as a base coat? Top coat? Both? Great job on the empties!

    1. I used it as a base coat, but you can apply it over top of polish too! :)

  7. Love posts that shoes empties! Doesn't it feel great to use up your products!! And can't wait to see which NARS blushes you have gotten. Love NARS!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

    1. I love using things up, it's great to know that you used something up, instead of just ignoring it!
      I'm just getting into NARS, but I already know that it's going to be a great relationship! :)

  8. Wow, you went through loads this month, well done. That makes my empties look like nothing :P Very inspiring, thanks for linking me over. xx

    1. I didn't think I went through that much until I saw it all together! Thanks for checking out my blog :)


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