Friday, 30 November 2012

November Empties!

Another month has come and gone, I cannot believe that it is the last day of November! December will be busy for me, as I have final exams, and work is getting really busy what with Christmas shoppers and all. I'm really looking forward to Christmas break! :)

Yet again, I've managed to go through quite a few products, so let's check out what I've used up in November...



Fresh Umbrian Clay Mask & Fresh Black Tea Mask samples - It was nice to have samples made of these, but I wouldn't purchase the full size of either. I didn't feel like they did anything at all for my skin.

Benefit Porefessional - This is my favourite primer ever! I love the way it feels on my skin, and it creates such a perfect canvas to apply makeup over top of. I will purchase the full size after I use up some of my other primers. 

Lush Almond & Coconut Smoothie - This smells amazing! I loved the texture of this, really light and creamy. I would purchase the full size. 

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream - This actually isn't empty, but I didn't like this at all. I found that it stung my eyes, so I won't be using it all up or purchasing the full size. 

Bath & Body Works Winter Spice & Vanilla Gentle Foaming Hand Soap - I love this scent! I'm so sad to see this go, and I'm going to need to check if I can still find this scent to repurchase.

Naturally Upper Canada Hydrating Shower Gel - Golden Maple Sugar - This is SLS free, and I didn't love the formula. This didn't foam up at all, and the scent is very, very faint. I wouldn't repurchase. 

Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Tart - This was a really lovely scent, and as you know, I love Yankee Candle tarts. I would repurchase. 

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Night - I really enjoyed this night cream, it was amazing! But, the price is quite steep, so I probably won't be purchasing the full size. I'm using Origins Night-A-Mins now, and I'm happy with that. 


L'Oreal Total Repair Replenishing Mask (red) - I quite dislike this conditioner, it is so thin and watery that it left my hair feeling dry. I went through this tub within 3 weeks since I had to use so much product to coat my hair. 

L'Oreal Re-Nutrition Intense Mask (yellow) - This, on the other hand, I actually liked. The formula is really thick and hydrating. I would repurchase. 

Marc Anthony 2nd Day Revitalizer (reviewed here) - I had high hopes for this dry shampoo, and it didn't quite live up to them. This was alright, but it wasn't amazing and I wouldn't repurchase. I did like that this was in a spray form though, it made application really easy.

Dove Leave-In Luminzing Mist - I've had this bottle for years, I decided to just use it up! Once I rediscovered this, I realized that I actually really liked it. This softened my hair, and added a bit of shine. I don't know if Dove still makes this line, and I just bought a spray from Ojon that I'm using now. 


The Body Shop Mango Body Butter - This is such a lifesaver is the cold, dry winter months. I find that the Mango scent is the most hydrating formula from The Body Shop, and yes I would repurchase!

OPI Parlez-Vous OPI? (reviewed here) - This is one of my all-time favourite polishes, and I'm so sad that my bottle is empty. I've had this bottle for a few years, and it's gotten a lot of love. This shade is unfortunately discontinued, but if you can find it anywhere, I would recommend picking it up!

Benefit Foamingly Clean Facial Wash - I enjoyed using this sample. This cleanser is so creamy and hydrating. I might repurchase in the future!

Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish (reviewed here) - I loved this product! A few sprays in the morning kept my makeup looking flawless all day long. I highly recommend this (or Urban Decay's sprays, which are made by Skindinavia).

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF (reviewed here) - This is an amazing serum! I highly recommend checking this out if you have large pores, acne scarring, or sun damage!


Naturally Upper Canada Moisturizing Bath Soap - Golden Maple Sugar - This was a massive bar of soap (220g)! This lathered well, but again, the scent is very faint. I wouldn't repurchase. 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Heavenly Berry - This line of balms are so hydrating! They add just a hint of colour, nothing too noticeable. I would repurchase this the next time they are on sale.  

Stila Lip Glaze in Raspberry (reviewed here) - I loved the formula of this, it was so creamy and moisturizing. I would repurchase, and I want to try out a few other shades. I would love any recommendations that you had for me!

Givenchy Noir Couture 4-in-1 Mascara (reviewed here) - This mascara was nice, but I didn't find it to be any better than any drugstore mascara, so I wouldn't repurchase. 

Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment - This was nice in the sense that it was self-heating, but I didn't find that it really did anything for my hair. I wouldn't repurchase. 

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Triple Moisture Body Cream & Shower Gel - I have gone through quite a lot of bottle of this scent! This is one of the top selling scents from BBW, and if you've never tried it, you should give it a sniff. I especially like using this in the colder months.

I always surprise myself with how many products I use up each month! Next month will mark a full year that I've been doing empties posts! Leave me a comment letting me know what you've used up lately, or if you've used any of these products before. :) 


  1. Warm vanilla sugar is my fave BBW scent hands down, and I also love the mango body butter :)

    1. It's mine as well :)
      The mango one is sooo hydrating! I just love it in the colder months :)

    2. Like Nat, WVS has been my favourite scent since I was a teenager. It's like the perfect vanilla.

      You did very well this month! That's too bad about the L'Oreal conditioner...I hate being that disappointed.

    3. I've also been using WVS since my teens :)
      The L'Oreal conditioner was quite bad... but I got it on sale for $2 I think, so it wasn't too disappointing considering that. :)

  2. Look at all of your empties! And you finished a nail polish! That is unheard of! :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    1. I know, I was really sad to finish off that polish! It was shown much love over the years though :)

  3. i LOVE your follower!


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