Product Empties #16


My first ‘Product Empties’ post of 2017! My goal this year is to try using up as much of my makeup products as possible (easier said than done), especially ones that I have had for awhile.

Anyways, here are the products I have recently used up!






Batiste Strength & Shine Dry Shampoo

Pros: Smells great, very little white residue, contains L-Arginine (an amino acid) which helps strengthen the hair and add shine

Cons: Can’t find this in Canada (I got it at Target in the states)

Repurchase? Yes! This is my favourite dry shampoo I have tried by Batiste.

Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

Pros: Smells amazing, inexpensive, no white residue

Cons: Don’t find it as effective as other dry shampoos

Repurchase? Yes. Not because it’s my favourite dry shampoo, but because it’s super affordable.

Live Clean Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo

Pros: Easily removes product buildup, leaves hair feeling extremely clean, smells like apples, lathers up well, affordable, cruelty-free, vegan, eco-friendly, contains no nasty ingredients

Cons: Nothing

Repurchase? Yes.


Celkin Vitamin Make-up Remover Cleansing Wipes

Pros: Super affordable, easily removes makeup, gentle, non-irritating, hydrating, wipes are really moist, cruelty-free

Cons: Contains parabens

Repurchase? Yes.

e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream

Pros: Hydrating, soothing, really like the water-infused formula, affordable, cruelty-free

Cons: Did not do anything in terms of illuminating/reducing dark circles, in a jar (contaminating), can’t find this in Canada (I got it at Target in the states)

Repurchase? Maybe. It’s a good basic eye cream, but that’s it.

Bath & Body

Zoella Beauty Soak Opera Bath Soak & Shower Cream

Pros: Smells lovely and fragrances your bath water, softens skin, non-irritating

Cons: Have to use a lot of product to get bubbles, bubbles do not last, does not lather up well as a body wash

Repurchase? Maybe.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Pros: Very moisturizing, sinks quickly into the skin, oatmeal makes it soothing, fragrance-free, perfect size for traveling

Cons: Can’t think of anything

Repurchase? I wouldn’t buy the full size of this, but I will repurchase this size for traveling.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

Pros: Evens out skin tone, paraben-free, cruelty-free, inexpensive, smells like hot chocolate, soothes and heals dry skin, skin feels incredibly smooth and soft

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

Repurchase? Always.


Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

Pros: Looks incredibly natural on the skin, sets makeup perfectly, reduces shine significantly, mattifies the skin, very affordable, cruelty-free

Cons: Wish it had a mirror for on the go touch ups, I go through this very quickly

Repurchase? Already did!

bareMinerals Touch Up Veil in ‘Translucent’

Pros: Sets makeup well, love the sea mineral formula, really like the sponge it comes with, contains anti-aging ingredients, contains SPF 15, paraben-free

Cons: Not a huge fan of the scent of this, pricey

Repurchase? Undecided. For the price I think there’s a ton of drugstore powders that are just as good.

Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel

Pros: Sets brows in place, good pigmentation, affordable, contains marine botanicals that stimulates growth

Cons: Brush is way too large, only comes in one shade that is a tad too dark for my brows

Repurchase? No. Next time I would just get their clear brow gel.


Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball

Pros: Love the scent of this, scent lasts for ages

Cons: Wish the bottle was clear so you knew when you were almost out, pricey

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.

You can check out my last Product Empties post here.

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


5 Comments Add yours

  1. savvyzone says:

    lovely post, very interesting, also did a post on product empties on my skincare blog if you’ll like to check it out at that’ll be great


    1. ellerow says:

      Gonna give it a read now! Thanks! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. weeklymeg says:

    Great post, loving your blog! You’ve reminded me I desperately need to do an empties post with the bag of products currently sat under my bed haha x


    1. ellerow says:

      Thank you so much! Haha do it! I love reading product empties posts! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s