Product Empties #26


You better believe I’ve still been focused on finishing up products left, right and centre. I’ve actually been meaning to get this post up for awhile now, so I can finally chuck these products in the bin! Just tackling my spring cleaning over here…


Dove Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo

Pros: Gives my hair noticeable volume and texture, easily absorbs excess oil, smells great, inexpensive

Cons: Tend to get product buildup more quickly when I use this formula

Repurchase? Yes.

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.

IMG_1906TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Spray

Pros: Smells good, affordable, combats frizz, adds shine, sprays well

Cons: Can sometimes feel sticky and crispy, doesn’t hold as well as other hairsprays

Repurchase? No.

Boo Bamboo Anti-Humidity Hair Spray

Pros: Smells great, does not weigh down hair or make it sticky or crispy, holds hairstyle, protects against humidity, cruelty-free, paraben and DEA free, eco-friendly, all natural and organic ingredients

Cons: Nozzle sometimes gets clogged with product buildup

Repurchase? Yes.


LUSH Santa Baby Lip Scrub

Pros: Effectively exfoliates dry skin on my lips leaving them soft and smooth, smells and tastes like cherry cola, Canadian, handmade, cruelty-free, vegan

Cons: Can be a bit messy to use, seasonal product, can do without the red dye

Repurchase? Yes, if they bring it back for Christmas.

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? As must as I love this micellar water, I will no longer be repurchasing it, as long as it contains PHMB.

Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask

Pros: Effectively removes dead and dulling skin, leaves skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated, feel like my skin can breathe better after using this, chock full of essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, smells like pumpkin pie, contains no nasty ingredients, cruelty-free

Cons: Horrible packaging—it was so hard to get the product out of here (thankfully, they have since changed the packaging), can only get this online, not suitable for sensitive skin and can irritate any broken skin (this stuff is heavy duty)

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.

Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration*

Pros: Great lightweight moisturizer, oil-free formula helps control shine and minimize the appearance of pores, hydrating, absorbs quickly into the skin, a little goes a long way

Cons: Don’t think this is available anymore

Repurchase? If it was still available, yes.

Nivea CremeIMG_1897

Pros: Intensely hydrating, relieves dry skin, multipurpose, gentle, does not clog pores, a little goes a long way, comes in a variety of sizes, love the nostalgic scent of this, this size is perfect for your handbag and traveling

Cons: Since it is a thick creme it does take some time to sink in

Repurchase? Yes.

Bath & Body

Belcam Bath Therapy 3-in-1 in ‘Sweet Vanilla’

Pros: Smells delicious, affordable, free of a lot of harsh ingredients, pH skin compatible, softens skin, bubbles up well in the bath and the bubbles last, lathers up well and leaves skin feeling clean (I don’t use this as a shampoo, so can’t say if it’s any good in that department)

Cons: Find the lid tends to break on this

Repurchase? Yes.


e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter

Pros: Both products blend easily, products did not crease, very affordable, cruelty-free

Cons: Concealer barely had any coverage, highlighter blends into nothing, packaging cracked, products smelt really off

Repurchase? No.

Essence Mattifying Compact Powder

Pros: Set my makeup well, helped even out my complexion, mattified the skin, looked natural on the skin, affordable, cruelty-free

Cons: Wasn’t the perfect match for my skin, powder broke easily

Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.

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


8 Comments Add yours

  1. ksloves says:

    love me a good empties post! great writing.


    1. ellerow says:

      Thank you so much for reading! 🙂


  2. That’s the micellar water I use… perhaps that’s my last bottle…. no cancer for me thanks


    1. ellerow says:

      Such an unnecessary ingredient! Really disappointing… However, I recently started using the new Nivea MicellAIR and have really been enjoying it! It’s similar to the Garnier one (minus the PHMB) and also comes in a 400 ml bottle!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sweet I’ll check it out?


  3. NunziaDreams says:

    The Therapy 3-in-1 in ‘Sweet Vanilla’ sounds like such a great product! Great post! 🙂 ❤ I love these empties posts, they're a lot of fun to read!


    1. ellerow says:

      Thanks for reading—I love reading these kinds of posts as well! 🙂 And the 3-in-1 is a great, affordable product! xo

      Liked by 1 person

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