Apr 16, 2014

More Empties!

I didn't think I would have another empties post for you guys so soon after my last one, but I do! It seems I have been successful in using up more old products while on my spending ban. Most of these are skincare products, not makeup, but it's still an accomplishment!

In the back row there is the Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream for dry skin, the L'Oreal Volume Collagen Body Boost Root Lifting Spray and a bottle of Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner. In the middle row is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Mascara and the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick. In the front is a Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning lip balm.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream: This was a nice light gel cream for the face. I have a review for it here. I have to admit, I didn't completely use all of this cream up. One night while applying my face cream before bed, I accidentally knocked the open jar onto the floor and a ton of it flew everywhere! I probably lost half a jar of product. :( This was a nice cream regardless of that issue though. I might repurchase this product again. It was a really nice refreshing gel, but I love to try new face creams, so we shall see.

L'Oreal Volume Collagen Body Boost Root Lifting Spray: As you can see in the picture, I barely touched this product. I bought this shortly before starting my no 'poo challenge. I also found it didn't do all that much to my hair. I am giving this to a friend of mine to see if she likes it any better. I personally wouldn't repurchase this product.

Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner: This is my favourite toner! You can see liquid in the bottle and that is because I repurposed it to hold my apple cider vinegar and water mixture for my hair. I like the spout part, it makes it easy to get the stuff in my hair. I did use up all of the original product that came in here though. To hear me rave about witch hazel click here! I will definitely be repurchasing this toner as soon as I use up all my samples and other bottles of toner.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Mascara: This was a very run of the mill black mascara. I probably won't be repurchasing it because I love trying new mascaras, but if that weren't the case, I might.

Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick: This is a fantastic foundation. For a full review click here! One thing not mentioned in this review though, is how quickly the product ran out. After about 3 weeks of daily use it was almost completely gone! This does make my foundation routine much faster and leaves a nice finish on my face, but I don't want to have to buy a new foundation every three weeks! For that reason, I probably won't ever repurchase this.

Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm With Kokum Butter: This was a really boring lip balm. There is no flavour or scent to it, which I don't mind, but it also feels like it doesn't do much for your lips. It wears off really fast and doesn't leave my lips feeling any softer. Although I love the rest of the Burt's Bees line, I will not be repurchasing this lip balm again.

That's it for my empties post. If I keep using products up at this rate, I might be able to make this a monthly thing! We will just have to see though. Are there any products that you finished lately? Tell me what they were in the comments!


  1. I really really want to try witch hazel!

  2. I saw the foundation in the pic and was going to say, didn't you just review it recently?! That is really fast. I guess maybe stock up if you ever see it on sale. :P

    1. Yeah and this wasn't even something I recently finished, it literally lasted less than 3 weeks.... I will definitely buy it all if I see it on major sale ever though!

  3. Love using toner and witch hazel in my beauty routine :)

    1. Witch hazel just makes you feel so refreshed doesn't it?

  4. Nice post, all products look good!