Product Empties #15


Today, I am sharing my last Product Empties post of 2016, which is crazy, as this year has flown by.

I know people always say that about everything, but this year really has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Anyways, here are another dozen products I have used up over the last few months!






Batiste Dry Shampoo in ‘Original’

Pros: Affordable, smells fresh and clean, absorbs any excess oil, volumizing

Cons: Can leave a white residue, makes my scalp itchy when I have been using it too much

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

COLAB Dry Shampoo in ‘New York’

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.


LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub

Pros: Effectively exfoliates dry skin on my lips leaving them soft and smooth, smells and tastes like sweet mint, the mint stimulates the lips leaving them fuller in appearance, Canadian, handmade, cruelty-free, vegan

Cons: Can be a bit messy to use

Repurchase? Yes.

Live Clean Lovely Lips Protecting Lip Balm

Pros: Lightweight on the lips, nourishing, moisturizing, soothing, seals in hydration, organic, 100% natural, cruelty-free, Canadian, like the shape of it

Cons: On the more pricey side for a drugstore lip balm, can only find these at Rexall

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.

Equate Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes

Pros: Gentle, non-irritating, oil-free, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, affordable, good for traveling

Cons: Does not remove waterproof makeup like it claims, tab no longer stuck resulting in the towelettes to start drying out

Repurchase? No, as I bought these specifically for removing waterproof makeup.

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!

Michael Todd Blue Green Algae Antibacterial Toner

Pros: Soothes and balances the skin, helps minimize/heal breakouts, suitable for all skin types, no nasty ingredients, alcohol-free, cruelty-free

Cons: Can only get it online, the nozzle on this would shoot out really fast and spray everywhere resulting in a lot of wasted product

Repurchase? I love this toner, but I won’t repurchase it just because I really dislike the new packaging.

Weleda Skin Food Cream

Pros: Rich cream that is highly moisturizing and nourishing, relieves dryness and stiffness, non-irritating, helped with blood circulation in my hands

Cons: Pricey, on the greasy side so I prefer using this before bed, not a fan of the earthy scent, lid broke

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.

Bath & Body

Zoella Beauty Fizz Bar Fragranced Bath Fizzer

Pros: Smells great, fragrances your bath water beautifully, cubes break off easily, non-irritating

Cons: Can only find these at Superstore

Repurchase? Yes.

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? Already have.


e.l.f. Studio Tone Correcting Powder

Pros: Sets makeup really well, evens out skin tone, absorbs excess oil, specifically helped neutralize the red in my skin, very affordable, love the sleek, black packaging

Cons: Found the powder broke easily, didn’t neutralize all my skin tone problems, contains talc

Repurchase? Already have.


The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist

Pros: Smells like true vanilla, sprays well, affordable, glass bottle

Cons: Wish the fragrance lasted longer

Repurchase? Yes.

You can read my last Product Empties post here.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?


5 Comments Add yours

  1. That Mint Julips lip scrub is the best! xx, Britta & Carli from


  2. Reema Limeyy says:

    I went through loads of the batiste dry shampoo too!


    1. ellerow says:

      Dry shampoo is my ride or die! Haha


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