Product Empties #20

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I haven’t really purchased any new products so far this summer, and instead have been adamant in using up a lot of things I already have. And I am happy to report I have been making really good progress! I already have almost another dozen empties to share after this post!

It feels so good to be using up a ton of things and slowly condensing my beauty stash—except of course when said ‘thing’ is expensive or hard to get ahold of, then it’s bittersweet. Anyways, here’s what I have used up over the last couple of months:

Haircare

COLAB Volume Extreme Dry Shampoo in ‘Rio’

Pros: Smells amazing, absorbs any excess oil, no white residue, gives my hair really good volume

Cons: Contains talc, hard to find in-store

Repurchase? Yes.

IMG_6135Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Leave-In Conditioner

Pros: Moisturizes, detangles, smooths and strengthens hair, seriously helped my hair grow, nozzle sprays evenly, smells great, affordable, cruelty-free

Cons: Not sold in Canada

Repurchase? Yes! This stuff works so well!

Skincare

Yes to Cotton Comforting Micellar Cleansing Water

Pros: Easily cleanses skin and removes makeup, gentle, non-drying, softens the skin, specifically designed for ultra-sensitive and allergy-prone skin, 95% natural, no nasty ingredients, cruelty-free

Cons: Really dislike this kind of pump on products, as I find they don’t disperse well and results in wasted product, lid on this didn’t close properly

Repurchase? If they changed the pump and lid of this, yes. Until then, no.

Avène Thermal Spring Water

Pros: Refreshing, perks up the skin, love the mist on this, water stays cold and uncontaminated 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? Yes.

Natural JOE Organic Camu Camu Under Eye Nectar*

Pros: Leaves the under eye area brighter and more awake, de-puffs, helped reduce the appearance of fine lines, soothing, lightweight formula, love the serum consistency, sinks quickly into the skin, all natural, cruelty-free, vegan, handmade

Cons: Can only get it online, pricey (but currently on sale for only $20!)

Repurchase? Yes, I will definitely be purchasing the full- size of this! See my full review here.

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Lip Conditioner in ‘Vanilla Coconut Cream’

Pros: Smells delicious, leaves lips nourished and hydrated, 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan

Cons: Can only get this online, pricey for a lip balm

Repurchase? Probably not.

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JOESCRUB Coffee Body & Face Mask

Pros: All natural, cruelty-free, vegan, handmade, exfoliates without being too gentle or too abrasive, effectively smooths and softens skin, non-irritating, promotes circulation and evens skin tone, coffee acts as a stimulant, which helps firm skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite

Cons: Messy to use, can only get it online

Repurchase? Yes!

St. Ives 24 hr Deep Restoring Body Lotion

Pros: Love the smell of this, non-greasy, absorbs quickly, lightweight formula, leaves skin hydrated and moisturized, good for sensitive skin, affordable, paraben-free

Cons: Didn’t ‘instantly boost skin’s natural radiance’ like it claims, 24 hr moisture is a bit of stretch

Repurchase? Yes—I bought this on a whim when my Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Lotion was sold out and I love it!

Makeup

Essence Say No to Redness Color Correcting Stick

Pros: Helps minimize redness, creamy formula, blends easily, wears well under concealer, affordable

Cons: Doesn’t completely mask redness, don’t get a lot of product in this

Repurchase? Probably.

Vasanti Wonders of the World Colour Correcting Concealer Duo

Pros: Corrects, covers and primes all in one, full coverage, wears all day long, doesn’t crease, the two shades allow you to create your perfect shade, oil-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free

Cons: Hard to get the product out near the end

Repurchase? Yes.

tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in ‘Park Ave Princess’

Pros: Gorgeous shade, blends seamlessly into the skin, lasts all day long, love the mineral formula, contains no nasty ingredients, oil-free, cruelty-free

Cons: Pricey

Repurchase? Yes. I love this bronzer, however, I won’t be purchasing the full-size right away.

Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill Brow Gel

Pros: Colour of this matched my brows perfectly, looks natural, left my brows looking so much fuller, easily filled in sparse areas, sets brows perfectly without making them crispy, cruelty-free

Cons: Can only get this online

Repurchase? Yes! I was so sad to finish this product.


You can read my last Product Empties post here. What products have you recently used up?

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