Happy Sunday! Weather-wise, we have had a miserable weekend here—cold, windy and non-stop rain. Come on now Summer, don’t be like this! Anyways, today I have more empties to share aka a dozen mini reviews of products I’ve recently used up.
Want to see my previous Product Empties posts?
This fourth instalment involves the following products:
Pros: Absorbs excess oil, gives my hair texture and volume
Cons: Can make my scalp itchy if I have been relying on it a bit too much, I find I get sick of this particular scent
Repurchase? Probably not.
Pros: Cruelty-free, fragrance-free, despite being fragrance-free these wipes smell delicious (?), 99% natural, easily removes makeup, leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth, packaging keeps all the wipes moist
Pros: Very soothing on the eyes, did help to de-puff, didn’t tug on the eye area, free of any nasty ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan
Cons: If a little bit of the product got near my eye it really irritated and burned them, didn’t help diminish my dark circles like it said it would
Pros: Effectively and gently removes makeup, free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, doesn’t irritate my eyes
Cons: Contains fragrance, can only get it at Sephora (obviously)
Repurchase? Maybe. If they released a fragrance-free version then yes.
Pros: Feels amazing when applied, skin felt hydrated and refreshed each morning, helped even out my skin tone and made my skin look less dull and more radiant, free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates
Cons: Expensive, in a container (contaminating)
Repurchase? If I have the money, yes. This stuff is worth the splurge.
Bath & Body
Pros: Smells incredible (probably one of my favourite Body Shop scents ever), love the jelly texture, didn’t irritate my skin
Cons: Limited-edition scent, scent was non-existent in the bath, bubbles barely lasted
Repurchase? No, but I do love other products from the vanilla brûlée range.
** I actually have a full post reviewing this product which you can read here.
Pros: Very hydrating, leaves my hands and nails super soft, absorbs quickly, smells amazing, doesn’t irritate my sensitive hands
Cons: Packaging makes it really hard to get the product out near the end
Pros: Helped my new tattoos heal quickly, inexpensive, moisturizing, free of any nasty ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan
Cons: The Live Clean lotions have a more runny consistency and take a bit longer to sink in
Repurchase? When I get another tattoo, yes.
e.l.f. Studio Tinted Moisturizer – $4.00
Pros: Blends really well into the skin, evens out my skin tone while still looking natural, moisturizing, offers SPF 20, inexpensive, cruelty-free
Cons: Contains paraffins, has a bit of a weird smell
Repurchase? Yes! Amazing, inexpensive tinted moisturizer.
Pros: Great for concealing blemishes and discolouration, non-drying, can easily blend the concealers together to create the perfect shade, setting powder is really good and helps keep concealer in place all day, cruelty-free
Cons: Only comes in two shades, can only get it at Target, contains parabens, doesn’t work under the eye for me (too creamy of a consistency)
Repurchase? Yes, luckily I grabbed another one before Target closed.
Pros: Helped brighten the under eye area, blends easily, twist up applicator means the product doesn’t get contaminated, cruelty-free
Cons: Found the packaging too bulky for the amount of product, product settled into fine lines, didn’t last all day
Repurchase? Probably not.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball – $30.00
Pros: Fragrance lasts a long time, durable (this thing has been through a lot and didn’t break, crack or leak at all)
Cons: Too floral for my liking
Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?