Product Empties #13


I have been using up a ton of products lately and I gotta admit, it feels good to use up my ever expanding stash of products. Today, I am sharing another round of ‘Product Empties’ with you so—here we go!






COLAB Dry Shampoo in ‘London’

Pros: Smells amazing, absorbs any excess oil, no white residue, gives my hair more texture and volume

Cons: Contains talc, most places don’t carry COLAB

Repurchase? Yes.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in ‘Blush’

Pros: Affordable, smells great without being overpowering, absorbs any excess oil, volumizing

Cons: Sometimes get white residue from this, if I’ve been relying on it a bit too much the build up makes my scalp really itchy

Repurchase? Yes, but I prefer the COLAB dry shampoos.


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: Wish this came in a larger size

Repurchase? Always!

Yes to Coconut Cleansing Wipes

Pros: Easily removes dirt and makeup, can use these all over your body, extremely hydrating, wipes are incredibly moist, smells great, non-irritating (including the eye area), paraben-free, cruelty-free, 96% natural

Cons: Nadda

Repurchase? Already have!

Michael Todd Moisture Lite Lotion

Pros: Lightweight moisturizer, hydrating, no nasty ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free

Cons: Started to feel greasy on my face, not a huge fan of the packaging, expensive

Repurchase? No.

Bath & Body

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave in ‘Mango Vanilla’ – $6.99

Pros: Smells amazing, affordable, hypoallergenic, free of parabens, phthalates and SLS, 100% vegetarian, cruelty-free, leaves my skin incredibly soft after shaving, really good for sensitive skin, skin does not feel irritated

Cons: Nothing

Repurchase? Yessir.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

Pros: Evens out skin tone, paraben-free, cruelty-free, inexpensive, smells like hot chocolate, dry skin is nonexistent for me with this product, skin feels incredibly soft

Cons: Price keeps going up on this and a lot of times it is not in stock

Repurchase? Yes. This is my holy grail body lotion.

Life Brand Sunless Tan Daily Firming Moisturizer

Pros: Gives even colour, had no issue with streaks, doesn’t look orange, moisturizing, firming, paraben-free (I find a lot of self-tanning lotions seem to contain parabens)

Cons: Has that typical self-tanning lotion scent

Repurchase? Yes.


NYX Dark Circle Concealer

Pros: Minimizes the appearance of dark circles, good coverage, creamy formula blends well under the eye, does not crease, cruelty-free

Cons: In a jar (contaminating), small size can make it hard to get the product out

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter

Pros: Amazing coverage, great for brightening under the eye and hiding any discolouration, adapts to your skin tone, doesn’t settle into fine lines, brush applicator makes it more sanitary than a doe foot

Cons: Find it difficult to get out near the end, can get air bubbles in it which can cause the product to shoot out (beware)

Repurchase? Yes.

e.l.f. Studio Bronzer in ‘Golden’

Pros: Gives your skin a beautiful and bronzed glow, shimmer is subtle and helps illuminate the skin, can swirl all the colours together or use individually, affordable, cruelty-free

Cons: Breaks easily

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.


Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat

Pros: Dries any nail polish in seconds, adds shine to your nail colour

Cons: Find this makes my nail polish chip really fast, don’t love the thick consistency and the short brush makes it hard to use towards the end and wastes product

Repurchase? Probably, but I’ll explore other top coat options first.

Missed my last Product Empties post? You can read it here. Happy Sunday!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Eloise says:

    I really want to try the COLAB dry shampoo, I’ve heard it doesn’t leave white patches like batiste


    1. ellerow says:

      I never have an issue with white residue using COLAB! Highly recommend 🙂


  2. Rae says:

    Love seeing cruelty free products 🙂 ❤

    I want to try the alba shave cream now! I had a bottle of Pacifia's but I ran out of it so quickly and it's a lil bit pricey. I also tried some of Palmer's products before but not their body butter, I need some now, especially with the cold weather coming up.

    Rae //


  3. I love that Rimmel concealer. I’ve repurchased it countless times! I’ve also had it shoot out because of air bubbles countless times haha


    1. ellerow says:

      Hahaha glad I’m not the only one then with that problem! It’s such a fab concealer though 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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