Product Empties #28


To all of my Canadian readers—I hope you had a great August Long Weekend! I escaped the city and headed up north to a friend’s cottage for the long weekend, and enjoyed the beautiful weather—which was the complete opposite to the severe rainstorm and flash flooding Toronto got hit with last night—so crazy! Anyways, nothing too crazy here in regards to today’s blogpost, just another good ol’ Product Empties post! Here’s what I’ve recently finished up:


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.

Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

Pros: Smells amazing, inexpensive, no white residue, absorbs excess oil

Cons: Don’t find it as effective as other dry shampoos

Repurchase? Yes.

L’Oreal Elnett Satin Sleekissime Hairspray

Pros: Fine mist that sprays evenly, smells good enough to be a perfume (like roses), helps protect your hair from humidity, frizz and flyaways, doesn’t make my hair crunchy

Cons: Gives more of a natural hold to your hair, so not the best for when my hair is curled, pricier for a drugstore hairspray

Repurchase? I probably wouldn’t repurchase this one, but I would definitely try other L’Oreal Elnett hairsprays.


The Body Shop Aloe Lip Care

Pros: Designed specifically for sensitive skin and very dry lips, really helps to condition and soothe your lips, works best as an overnight balm, but could also be worn as a gloss during the day, smells good

Cons: Discontinued, is quite sticky on the lips

Repurchase? If it was still available I would.

Bath & Body

Avalon Organics Rejuvenating Rosemary Bath & Shower Gel*

Pros: The aromatic rosemary scent is both stimulating and calming for the mind and body, lathers up well/bubbles up well as both a bath and shower gel, uses organic, plant-based ingredients to nourish the skin, gentle, free of any nasty ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free

Cons: Hard to find in-store

Repurchase? Yes, I adore this product!

Le Petit Marseillais Vanilla Milk Extra Gentle Shower Crème Body Wash*

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.

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash*

Pros: Creates a rich lather, really does leave the skin feeling nourished, skin feels smooth and soft, so much, so that I don’t even need to moisturize afterwards, smells great, affordable

Cons: Feel like I went through this really quickly

Repurchase? Yes.

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’s not in stock

Repurchase? Yes.


Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer in ‘Light Ivory’

Pros: Is white cast-free under seven different lighting conditions, looks great in photos, good coverage, does not crease or cake whatsoever, easily conceals and brightens my under eye area, covers blemishes well, affordable, cruelty-freeIMG_1479

Cons: Literally only know of one Walmart that carries this concealer

Repurchase? Yes.

Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

Pros: Looks incredibly natural on the skin, sets makeup perfectly, reduces shine significantly, mattifies the skin, very affordable, cruelty-free

Cons: Wish it had a mirror for on the go touch ups, tend to go through this product pretty quickly, powder has a tendency to break once you hit pan on it

Repurchase? Yes.

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara*

Pros: Easily separates and lengthens my lashes, does not flake or smudge, love the tapered brush on it, affordable, overall, good everyday mascara

Cons: Doesn’t deliver in regards to volume like it promises, once it started to dry out it started to clump really bad in the tube

Repurchase? Probably not. It’s not a bad mascara, it’s just that there are other drugstore mascaras I prefer.


Hanae Mori Butterfly Eau de Parfum Rollerball

Pros: Smells incredible, not too sickly sweet or overpowering, good staying power, beautiful packaging

Cons: Pricey, hard to get ahold of in Canada, lid never closed properly causing the product to leak

Repurchase? This is my favourite fragrance, but I won’t be repurchasing this rollerball again because it’s nearly impossible to find in Canada and both times I’ve bought it, it’s leaked on me.


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


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