Product Empties #22


Well, well, well, look what we have here—more products I have recently used up! I feel like my Product Empties posts don’t even need an introduction anymore, as you all know the drill by now.

So, let’s just cut to the chase and dive into what products I’ve used up:


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, it’s my go-to cheap dry shampoo.

Pantene Pro-V Maximum Hold Hairspray

Pros: Smells great, get a ton of product for the price, gives my hair a ton of hold without making it feel sticky or crispy, offers 24 hour humidity resistance

Cons: Aerosol

Repurchase? Yes.


Garnier All-in-1 Waterproof Micellar Water

Pros: Easily removes dirt, oil and makeup, suitable for all skin types including sensitive, contains no oil, alcohol or fragrance, affordable, get a ton of product for the price

Cons: Wouldn’t say this completely dissolves waterproof makeup like it claims

Repurchase? Yes, but I do prefer the original Garnier All-in-1 Micellar Water over the waterproof.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

Pros: Only ingredient is 100% pure, organic argan oil, good for all skin types, multipurpose, leaves skin, hair and nails hydrated, nourished and healthier

Cons: Expensive, the pipette actually broke off from the lid and seeped black stuff into the oil (luckily, I was near the end of it)

Repurchase? Probably not. It’s a great oil, but you can get 100% pure, organic argan oil for a lot cheaper elsewhere.

Vaseline Intensive Care Dry Skin Repair Lotion

Pros: Helps heal and protect dry skin, very moisturizing, rich, but non-greasy, I like the smell of this, affordable, good travel size

Cons: Has a horrible ingredient list—contains petrolatum (obviously), as well as ingredients like parabens and liquid paraffin

Repurchase? Unlikely, as I had bought this in a pinch. It’s a good lotion, but the ingredient list does turn me off.

Alba Botanica Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+*

Pros: Helps prevent sunburn with SPF 50, uses an air-powered system instead of chemical propellants, goes on clear, water and sweat resistant, hypoallergenic, contains aloe to help soothe the skin, contains no oxybenzone or parabens, 100% vegetarian ingredients, cruelty-free

Cons: Pricey, feels a bit sticky on the skin, didn’t like the smell of this even though it’s supposed to be fragrance-free

Repurchase? Probably not, as I much prefer the Alba Botanica Kids Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+*

Bath & Body

JOESCRUB Matcha 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, love the matcha scent of this, matcha helps to detoxify the skin and helps combat bacteria and inflammation

Cons: Can be a bit messy to use, can only get this online

Repurchase? Yes.

Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Crème Body Wash*IMG_7369

Pros: Smells amazing, lathers up well, washes off easily, leaves skin feeling soft and clean, pH balanced, affordable

Cons: Can’t think of anything

Repurchase? Yes, but not for awhile, as I have a ton of body washes to use up first.

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: A lot of times it is not in stock

Repurchase? Yes.


Boscia B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27

Pros: Offers great, lightweight coverage, long-wearing, looks natural on the skin, diminishes the appearance of pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone, hydrating, firming, self-adjusting shade means it matches my skin perfectly

Cons: Pricey, this got really weird and watery near the end

Repurchase? Yes, when I have the money for it. Also! Make sure you cut this open when you get to the end of it, as I couldn’t believe how much product there was still inside.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

Pros: Super-concentrated treatment concealer that offers plenty of lightweight coverage, under eye looks brighter and more radiant, doesn’t crease, lasts all day

Cons: Sponge on this doesn’t seem the most sanitary, feel like I went through this really fast

Repurchase? Yes, but probably only if it’s on sale.

Essence The False Lashes Mascara Dramatic Volume Unlimited

Pros: Love the brush on this, gives my lashes a ton of length and volume, separates my lashes and goes on clump-free, doesn’t flake or smudge, easy to use on lower lashes, affordable, cruelty-free

Cons: Didn’t actually get to finish this product because the wand broke off inside the tube (see above photo), though to be fair, I am a little rough with my mascaras

Repurchase? Yes, as it is such a great, affordable mascara. However, if the wand breaks again on me, then I probably won’t repurchase it after that.

You can read my last Product Empties post here. Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?


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