January 31, 2017

Empties: January 2017

Today I want to share the beauty products that I used up this month.

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator (7.5g)
This exfoliant stings a bit when first applied and leaves my skin soft and smooth. However, I don't notice any visible pore minimizing effects, so I won't be purchasing the full size.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil - Honeysuckle Vanilla (59mL)
This feels very luxurious on the skin, but it leaves an oily residue on my palms that lasts for hours. I have to wash my hands before I can get any stuff done. I won't be repurchasing, but I don't mind using this if I have it.

L'Erbolario Lodi 3 Rosa Body Cream (30mL)
I picked up this travel size body lotion in Rome. The texture is light and the scent is lovely. I am definitely interested in checking out more products from this brand.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo + Conditioner (2 x 30mL)
This combination works best for me as a clarifying once-in-a-while treatment. If I use the pair frequently, my hair becomes very dry and flat. I won't be repurchasing.

L'Oreal OleoTherapy Oil Infused Shampoo (250mL)
This is my second bottle of this shampoo and I still enjoy using it even though it is not an exceptional product.


What products did you finish this month?

January 29, 2017

In the Mail: Topbox December 2016 + January 2017

Today I want to share the products that I received in my December and January Topbox(es). Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12+tax/month (shipping included).

January 2017 Topbox


December 18, 2016

Project 10 Pan Update

I started this project back in January 2015 [Read Here] with the idea of picking 10 beauty products to use up before purchasing new products. Today I want to share a long overdue update and officially end the project as 2016 draws to a close.



November 29, 2016

Empties: November 2016

Today I want to share the beauty products that I finished this month.

Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo (40mL) + Conditioner (250mL)
I have gone through many travel bottles of this shampoo and conditioner. I still like the combination, and would continue to purchase the travel sizes.

Andalou 1000 Roses Soothing Shower Gel (251mL)
While I adore the body lotion from the same line, I don't feel the shower gel is as special. I may repurchase eventually, but it is not something I would miss from my routine.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (15mL)
I like the fine mist and the delicate rose scent, but this product didn't do much for me. The bottle is weighted and felt sufficiently heavy that I thought there was still product left when I stored it away in the spring. Technically this product should have been featured in an empties post months ago.


What products did you finish this month?