Sunday, 30 September 2012

September Empties

I can't believe September is already over! The first month back at university has been going well so far,  my midterms start this week, so I've been trying to study for the past couple of days! Anyways, back to beauty, and here is everything that I've used up this past month!

Bath & Body Works Wild Apple Daffodil Body Lotion and Shower Gel - I loved this scent, it was very light and summery, so I was glad I got to use it while it was still warm. I will always repurchase BBW's body lotions and shower gels, they are some of my favourites. 

Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste - I think this is my favourite toothpaste! I will definitely repurchase this one.

Simply Basics Coconut Lime Bubble Bath - I used this as a shower gel, it was nice but I won't be repurchasing.

Pantene Aqua Light Shampoo and Conditioner - I really liked this combo, it was very light and made my hair soft and manageable.

Nivea Essential Lip Balm - This is one of my holy grail lip balms, I adore it. I've gone through so many of these, and I want to buy more, but I need to use up some of my other lip balms before I do any shopping.

bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara - Reviewed here - I didn't really like this mascara, I used the sample up, but I wasn't too impressed and I won't be buying the full size. 

The Body Shop Coconut Lip Butter - Reviewed here - I really like this lip balm, I'll always go back to this one. I've gone through a few jars of this balm already, and I have a couple different scents/flavours to try out before buying any more lip balms!

Bella Pella Tropical Flowers Body Lotion - Reviewed here - I loved this body lotion! It is highly moisturizing and I enjoyed the scent. I have a ton of body lotions to get through, but I might repurchase this in the future. 

Vichy Oligo 25 Anti-Dull Skin Hydrating Care - I had two samples of this face cream, it was alright, but nothing special. I won't be repurchasing this one. 

John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Milk - I used up both the body milk and body wash and I love this scent. I will be repurchasing this duo in the future. 

OPI Avojuice Skin Quenchers in Winter Huckleberry Hand & Body Lotion - I really loved this body lotion! The scent was very light and the formulation was moisturizing. This was a limited edition scent, but I would repurchase in another scent. 

Intimately Beckham EDP - I've had this bottle for many years, I still have a bit left, but it has gone off. I wouldn't repurchase this scent, I have found other perfumes that I enjoy a lot more. 

Simple Exfoliating Facial Wipes - I really enjoyed the regular facial wipes from Simple, but I didn't like the Exfoliating kind. They were too rough, and they weren't as moist as the original wipes. Also, since these are so rough you can't use them on your eyes. The main reason I use facial wipes is to remove my eye makeup, so I won't be repurchasing these ones.

Hilary Duff With Love Pefume Sample - I cannot stand this perfume! I don't know why I still had this sample in my stash, I've had it for years and it's time to get rid of it. 

Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask - I had high hopes for this mask, but I didn't really like it. This mask feels really warm when it's on your face, and when I took it off my face felt really dry. I have other face masks that I like, so I won't be purchasing the full size of this mask. I got a sample of this from Sephora, I am glad that I got to try it out before I bought it!

Benefit The Porefessional - I got a sample of this from Sephora, I really love this primer! I have a deluxe sample of this to use, and I will purchase the full size of this in the future.

Sunsilk ThermaShine Detangling Shine Spray - I really liked this spray, it smells lovely and works pretty well. I'm using a spray from Dove now, and I want to try out a few different sprays so I probably won't repurchase this one. 

Herbal Essences Dangerously Straight Iron Me Flat - I liked this spray for when I straightened my hair, but it could be a bit greasy at times. I still need to find my perfect straightening products!

Clinique Glosswear for Lips in Air Kiss - I love Clinique's lip glosses! This shade was a bit light, but I will be purchasing other shades in this formula. 

Booster Juice Canadian Colada Lip Balm - I love the scent of this balm, but it's not very moisturizing. 

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm - this balm was very moisturizing, I felt like it really sank into my lips. I would repurchase this balm in the future. 

bareMinerals Mineral Veil - I liked this version more than the Hydrating Mineral Veil. This provided light coverage, and set my BB Cream well. However, I do prefer a pressed powder over loose powders.

Yankee Candle Tarts in Orchard Pear, Sun & Sand, Splash of Rain, and French Vanilla - I loved all scents, and I'm needing to pick up some of their new Fall scents! If you have any recommendations, please let me know in the comments!

Julep SPF 30 Hand Cream - I had two samples of this hand cream. I really didn't like it, it smells like sunscreen and is slightly greasy. I have the full size of this, but I might wait until next summer to use it as a full body sunscreen.  

So these are my empties for the month! My stash has become slightly lighter. I love finishing off products, and then being able to shop my stash for something new. I seem to go through a ton of lip products every month, I'm somewhat of a lip junkie! Let me know what products you've been using up lately! :)


  1. Looks like you were a busy gal this month using up all your samples ;)
    Pantene Aqua Light is probably one of my fave shampoos right now

    1. I did go through mostly samples this month! I have sooo many samples and travel sized products, I try to use a few every month :)
      I did enjoy the Aqua Light formula, but I love a lot of Pantene's products. Right now I'm using one of their Nature Fusion shampoos :)

  2. holy moly that's a crap load of stuff! >.< haha how awesome

    1. Aha I do go through a ton each month! This time around it was a lot of samples and travel sized bottles though :)

  3. Always a great job finishing up your products. We had a lot this month too - we are posting a video soon.

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    1. Thanks! Can't wait to see what you two used up! :)


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