Product Empties #17

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There’s no denying my blog has been a tad neglected for the month of March because of school, but there’s only one more week of class to go and I couldn’t be more excited! I have also been very adamant in regularly reaching for older products and products that are nearly finished in an attempt to use them up and downsize my ever growing collection of beauty products.

I have managed to use up a ton of products this month, so here’s the first dozen empties I have to share with you!

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Haircare

Pantene Dry Shampoo

Pros: Really affordable, smells good, no white residue, refreshes the hair and gives it more texture

Cons: I feel like I have to use a lot of this to get it to be effective

Repurchase? I probably will, but it’s not my favourite dry shampoo.

Pantene Curly Satin Hold Hairspray (no longer available)

Pros: Affordable, smells good, enhances your natural curls/waves, doesn’t make hair crispy, gives the hair just enough hold and texture, smooths frizz

Cons: No longer available

Repurchase? If it was still available, yes.

Skincare

Bleu Lavande Cleansing Water*

Pros: Easily removed makeup, no nasty ingredients, cruelty-free, made in Canada

Cons: This really irritated and stung my eyes, felt like this left a film on my skin which I didn’t like

Repurchase? No.

Avène Thermal Spring Water

Pros: Refreshing, perks up the skin, water stays cold in the can, soothes and calms any redness and irritation, great for soothing a burn, very gentle and suitable for sensitive skin

Cons: Pricey

Repurchase? Already have!

Aromic Citrusy Nighttime Face Oil*

Pros: Very nourishing face oil, 100% natural, no nasty ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan, handmade in Canada, sinks quickly into the skin, does not make the skin more oily, softens and smooths the skin, helped minimize blemishes

Cons: The paper label got stained by the oil (not really a con, but more an aesthetic thing), can only get it online, pricey

Repurchase? Yes.

Softlips Maxilip Anti-Aging Lip Moisturizer

Pros: Very moisturizing, relieves any dryness, lightweight, smells good, anti-aging, wears wonderfully under lipstick

Cons: Found I went through this fast, not a huge fan of the packaging, hard to find

Repurchase? Yes, this is an incredible lip balm!

The Body Shop Shea Lip Butter

Pros: Smells good, a little goes a long way

Cons: This tended to get chunky on my lips, so not ideal for during the day, in a jar (contaminating), found this not to be that moisturizing

Repurchase? No. I personally wasn’t a fan.

The Body Shop Frosted Berries Hand Cream (seasonal product)

Pros: Smells delicious, absorbs quickly into the skin, non-greasy, non-irritating, hydrating, good for during the day

Cons: Seasonal scent

Repurchase? If they bring this back for the holidays I will!

Bath & Body

joeSCRUB Charcoal Body & Face Mask*

Pros: 100% natural, no nasty ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free, handmade in Canada, detoxifying, extremely effective scrub, leaves skin smooth and soft

Cons: Can be a bit messy to use

Repurchase? Yes!

The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Cream Body Scrub (can’t seem to find it online)

Pros: Smelt good (at the beginning), liked the consistency, softening on the skin

Cons: Not as exfoliating and effective as I would like, I also think this got contaminated because near the end it started to smell off

Repurchase? No, I much prefer sugar scrubs.

Aura Cacia Jojoba Skin Care Oil

Pros: 100% jojoba oil, no nasty ingredients or fillers, cruelty-free, extremely nourishing and softening, multipurpose (I use this as a moisturizer, for shaving and as a bath oil)

Cons: Nothing!

Repurchase? Yes.

Makeup

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

Repurchase? Yes.


Like I mentioned I have managed to use up a ton of products this month, so keep your eyes peeled for another ‘Product Empties’ post in the next couple of weeks! You can also read my last ‘Product Empties’ post here.

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