Product Empties #25


Hey, hello! You may (or may not) have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet over here on Ellerow. I might create a blogpost going into why, but long story short, I ended up taking the month of February off from my blog.

I’m now back, but with nothing too special—just another Product Empties post to share with you! Here’s another dozen products I used up over the winter months.


Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Pros: Love the fresh, invigorating crimson orange and mint scent of this, the citrus and mint feels stimulating, super inexpensive, no white residue, absorbs excess oil, free of parabens and colourants, don’t get as much product build up with this, as I do with other dry shampoos

Cons: Doesn’t give my hair much volume like it suggests

Repurchase? Yes.

Live Clean Exotic Silk Keratin Oil Thermal Protective Spray

Pros: Smells amazing, protects hair from heat, can use on damp or dry hair, fast drying, smoothes frizz and adds shine, affordable, no nasty ingredients, cruelty-free

Cons: This is the second bottle I’ve purchased of this where the nozzle does not work/spray properly

Repurchase? Undecided. It’s a great heat protectant spray, but the nozzle never seems to work properly on it.


Garnier All-in-1 Micellar Water

Pros: Easily removes dirt, oil and makeup, suitable for all skin types including sensitive, gentle and non-irritating on the eyes, contains no oil, alcohol or fragrance, affordable, great value for price

Cons: Contains the ingredient polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB), which is a preservative that is believed to be cancer-causing

Repurchase? I had already purchased another bottle before I knew what PHMB was, so I probably won’t repurchase this again after I finish my other bottle. Disappointing because I do love this micellar water.

Pixi Glow Tonic

Pros: Gentle exfoliating toner that really works to brighten and smooth the skin, instantly perks up my skin, gives my skin a much needed glow, got rid of any little bumps on my skin, suitable for all skin types, alcohol-free, cruelty-free

Cons: Pricey

Repurchase? Yes, when I can afford the larger size.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion

Pros: Offers SPF 30, oil-free, absorbs quickly and feels lightweight on the skin, does not clog pores or break me out, moisturizing, water-resistant, smells good, my face never burns when I use this

Cons: Can’t think of anything!

Repurchase? Yes, but not until summertime.

Nivea Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream*

Pros: Love the rich formula of this, left my skin super soft and smooth, coenzyme Q10 and creatine work to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loved using this especially on my neck

Cons: More pricey for drugstore skincare, in a tub (contaminating)

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.

Inecto Naturals Coconut Hand & Nail Cream

Pros: Smells delicious, absorbs quickly into the skin, lightweight formula makes it a great everyday hand cream, conditions nails and cuticles, contains no nasty ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free, uses organic and sustainably sourced oil

Cons: Not as ‘intensive’ as it claims to be, hard to find in-store

Repurchase? Yes! I also really want to try more products by this brand!

Bath & Body

Le Petit Marseillais White Peach & Nectarine Extra Gentle Shower Gel Body Wash*

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

Cons: Found the shower gel doesn’t lather up as well as their shower cremes

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.

IMG_1156NSPA by Nirvana Spa Vanilla Shower Scrub

Pros: Smells amazing, affordable, lathers up well making it a good body wash

Cons: Way too gentle for a scrub, barely exfoliated

Repurchase? No, but I love the smell of this, so I will try the other products in this range.

St. Ives Collagen & Elastin Renewing Body Lotion

Pros: Non-greasy, lightweight formula absorbs quickly into the skin, leaves skin hydrated and moisturized, collagen and elastin works to restore and revitalize, good for sensitive skin, smells good, affordable, paraben-free

Cons: Can’t think of anything

Repurchase? Yes.


The Body Shop Extra Virgins Mineral Powder Foundation

Pros: Evens out my complexion, looks natural on the skin, good for minimal makeup days, like the mineral formula of this

Cons: Seems like this has been discontinued, not a huge fan of the scent of this, can make my skin shiny if I use too much

Repurchase? Even if it was still available, I probably wouldn’t repurchase it, just because I’m not a huge fan of loose powders.


Illamasqua Top Coat Nail Varnish

Pros: Absolutely love the formula of this, seals in nail colour and prevents chips, adds shine, maintains colour intensity, dries in seconds, love the fine brush on it

Cons: Pricey, no stores seem to sell Illamasqua anymore in Canada

Repurchase? I totally would.

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


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post, the Pixi Glow Tonic sounds really good! x


    1. ellerow says:

      Pixi Glow Tonic is some seriously good stuff! Thanks for reading! xo

      Liked by 1 person

  2. LittleBlogByRach says:

    Great post x


    1. ellerow says:

      Thank you! xo


  3. V says:

    I used to swear by St. Ives. I used the collagen moisturizer for years and years and years


    1. ellerow says:

      I used to too! I only rediscovered/fell back in love with St. Ives lotions last year! 🙂


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