It is very fitting that my first blog post for the month of September is another ‘Product Empties’. I have probably mentioned this before, but September always feels more like a new year to me than January. I always feel like it’s a fresh start and I love the transition from summer to fall. With that transition, also comes switching out products and using up old ones. So, it feels good to be doing this post!
Pros: Smells amazing, absorbs any excess oil, minimal white residue, gives my hair really good volume and texture
Cons: Contains talc, can only find this scent at some Winners and Marshalls
Repurchase? Yes. I think this might be my favourite scent in the line.
Pros: Helps with hair growth, stimulates the scalp, conditions the scalp and hair, strengthens the roots, relieves any itchiness and tightness, free of parabens and sulfates, cruelty-free, affordable
Cons: Nozzle sometimes gets stuck
Repurchase? Already have—this is a holy grail product for me.
Pros: Effectively exfoliates dry skin on my lips leaving them soft and smooth, smells and tastes exactly like bubblegum, cruelty-free, vegan
Cons: Can be a bit messy to use, would prefer it without the dyes
Pros: Easily and gently removes dirt, oil and makeup, does not irritate my skin or eyes, affordable, free of parabens, artificial fragrance and dyes, comparable to Bioderma
Cons: Would love this to come in a larger size
Repurchase? Already have.
Pros: Extremely refreshing, perks up skin, water stays cold in the can, soothes and calms any redness and irritation, great for soothing a burn
Repurchase? Yes, I am smitten with this stuff.
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum (discontinued)
Pros: Helped smooth out my skin in regards to bumps, firms the skin, hydrates, one pump generously covers my whole face
Cons: Has been discontinued!
Repurchase? If I could, I would… *shakes fist*
Bath & Body
The Body Shop Vanilla Brûlée Shower Gel (limited-edition)
Pros: Smells incredible, lathers up extremely well, little goes a long way, soap-free (does not strip skin), skin feels soft
Cons: Limited-edition scent which is no longer available at the moment
Repurchase? If they bring this scent back (which I really, really hope they do)—absolutely!
Pros: Evens skin tone, paraben-free, cruelty-free, inexpensive, smells like hot chocolate, dry skin is nonexistent for me with this product
Cons: I feel like the price keeps going up on this—otherwise nothing!
Repurchase? Already have and always will!
Pros: Easy to apply, blends well, long lasting, brightens the under eye well, cruelty-free
Cons: Only comes in two shades, can only get it at Target
Repurchase? If I could still purchase it here in Canada…100%.
Pros: Affordable, sets makeup really well, controls oil, cruelty-free
Cons: Contains parabens and talc, can only get it at Target
Repurchase? Same answer as the concealer…
Pros: Natural coverage, sets makeup and controls oil, felt like my skin could still breathe wearing this, ingredients are 100% natural origin, free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, fragrance and colours, parabens and GMOs, cruelty-free
Cons: Horrible packaging, annoying to take on the go, not a fan of the scent of this
Repurchase? Unsure. Yes, if they repackage it.
Pros: Smells fantastic (blend of cherry blossom and peach), non-irritating, scent lingers quite awhile
Cons: Nozzle sometimes gets stuck
Repurchase? Probably not. This body spray smells amazing, but it just reminds me too much of high school. I would definitely try another one of their scents though!
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