Product Empties #35

Flat lay of empty haircare, skincare, makeup and bath and body products.

The seasons might be changing, but there’s one thing that will always stay constant—good ol’ Product Empties posts. These posts are so satisfying to put together because as soon as I hit publish it means I can toss said empties and start fresh again. There’s probably some sort of metaphor I could make out of that, but I can’t be bothered to try and string one together, so just use your imagination. Anyways, here’s another dozen empties:

Haircare

COLAB Active Dry Shampoo +*

Pros: No white residue, absorbs excess oil and refreshes my hair in-between washes, don’t get as much product build up with this as I do with other dry shampoos, smells good

Cons: Online it says it offers UV and pollution protection, but my bottle doesn’t say that anywhere

Repurchase? Yes. I would repurchase this specifically for the UV and pollution protection.

COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo +*

Pros: Gives my hair a ton of texture and volume, smells good

Cons: Unfortunately, this really started to irritate my scalp (ended up just using it as a texturizing spray), white residue

Repurchase? No.

Flat lay of empty haircare, skincare, makeup and bath and body products.

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo*

Pros: Replenishes my hair and leaves it soft, restores shine, UV protection, smells great, lathers up well, leaves my hair feeling clean, affordable, eco-friendly, free of any harsh ingredients, 98% plant derived, vegan, cruelty-free

Cons: Nothing

Repurchase? Yes.

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Conditioner*

Pros: Replenishes my hair and leaves it soft, restores shine, UV protection, smells great, affordable, eco-friendly, free of any harsh ingredients, 96% plant derived, vegan, cruelty-free

Cons: Nothing

Repurchase? Yes.

Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème

Pros: Helps prevent breakage, leaves my hair feeling soft, smoothes frizz, smells great, affordable, lasted me ages

Cons: Won’t heal split ends

Repurchase? Maybe.

Skincare

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 sunburn/razor burn, very gentle and suitable for sensitive skin, a must for hot weather

Cons: Pricey for water in a can, dropped this bottle which caused the nozzle not to spray as well

Repurchase? Yes.

Equate Aloe Vera After Sun Gel

Pros: Cooling and soothing on the skin after a day in the sun, moisturizing, smells good, affordable, paraben-free, alcohol-free

Cons: Didn’t prevent peeling, contains dyes to make it green, which is unnecessary

Repurchase? Probably, but I do prefer aloe vera gel that isn’t dyed green.

Milani Moisture Lock Coconut Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Pros: Feels moisturizing and comfortable on the lips, not too sticky, liked using this before bed, cruelty-free

Cons: The oversized applicator feels unnecessary and means you get less product in here

Repurchase? Probably not. I have other lip treatments I prefer more now.

Flat lay of empty haircare, skincare, makeup and bath and body products.

Bath & Body

Bath & Body Works Moisture-Lock Body Balm

Pros: Feels really refreshing on the skin, not sticky and absorbs quickly into the skin, smells good, perfect for traveling and using in the summer, great option for people who are lazy with moisturizing

Cons: Found I went through this pretty quick, hard to use near the end of it resulting in wasted product

Repurchase? Yes, I would get this again for traveling.

Makeup

Vasanti Wonders of the World Colour Correcting Concealer Duo*

Pros: Corrects, covers and primes all in one, full coverage, wears all day long, 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, doesn’t normally crease, but this one did towards the end, as I think it was getting old

Repurchase? Yes.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Pros: So easy to use, good precision, dries quickly, wears perfectly all day long with no bleeding, worked great until the very end without ever drying out

Cons: Tip started to get a bit flimsy near the end

Repurchase? Yes.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

Pros: Wavy brush hugs my lashes well, buildable formula, in the beginning it fanned my lashes out and made them look soft and full, doesn’t flake

Cons: This mascara started off so strong, but after a few months it went so clumpy on me, so much product would come out with the brush making a mess, because of that the lid also became so hard to twist open, the pink packaging started to come off resulting in glitter all over my hands that was hard to wash off, will bleed if you have watery eyes (does come in waterproof)

Repurchase? No. So many people love this mascara, but it became such a nuisance to use after only a few months.

Flat lay of empty haircare, skincare, makeup and bath and body products.

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

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