Product Empties #5


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!

IMG_7139IMG_7138IMG_7141IMG_7140Here’s the products I have used up over the last couple of months:


COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo in ‘New York’

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.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Strong Roots Spray

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.


LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub

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

Repurchase? Yes.

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

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.

Avène Thermal Spring Water

Pros: Extremely refreshing, perks up skin, water stays cold in the can, soothes and calms any redness and irritation, great for soothing a burn

Cons: Expensive

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!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

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!


Sonia Kashuk Liquid Light Concealer

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%.

Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Pressed Powder

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…

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Pressed Powder

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.


Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Fragrance Mist

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!

Want to check out my other ‘Product Empties’ posts?

Product Empties #1

Product Empties #2

Product Empties #3

Product Empties #4

Thanks for reading!


10 Comments Add yours

  1. hannahkate says:

    I adore palmers so much!! i love smelling chocolatey


  2. Bhavika says:

    I have the vanilla bruleé body butter and body polish! I never knew the scent was limited edition. Feel quite special having some now hehe. But the scent is amazing and very long lasting 🙂 I am going to write a post on it very soon so be on the lookout for that! I have lots to say about it plus more body shop products 🙂

    I also really love the Victoria’s Secret Secret Craving fragrance mist. It is a sweet scent. Give it a go as you may want to replace your mist with it 🙂 x


    1. ellerow says:

      I will keep an eye out for that post! I will also have to check out that fragrance, thanks for the recommendation! xo

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bhavika says:

        It should be the next one that is up as I have typed up the bulk of it. Just need to take some pictures. & you’re welcome ♡


  3. laurallure4 says:

    I just finished the lip scrub as well LOL!!! please check out my blog it would mean alot!


  4. Abigail says:

    I’m such a huge fan of Palmers body butter too it smells divine!


    1. ellerow says:

      It’s just the best! xo


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