August Empties

Fekkai Apple Cider Clearing Rinse – I really loved this product. I tend to use a clarifying shampoo once a week or so if I feel like my hair is being weighed down by too much product. This worked wonderfully to help remove build up but it was killer to use in Winter, as you have to rinse your hair with cold water to properly remove the product. Brr. I will definitely repurchase this.

Haus of Gloi Vice Pumpkin Butter – Ugh, I wanted so badly to like the smell of this but it was just so overwhelming that I actually grew to loathe it. If you’re a fan of heady chocolate/hazelnut scents this could be for you.

Haus of Gloi Ghost Puffs Pumpkin Butter – If want to smell like caramel buttered popcorn buy this immediately. If they’re sold out just check back from time to time to see if the stock has been refilled. I have a full sized back up of this lotion in my cupboard and I can’t wait to drag it out again next Winter.

LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Masque – I remember now why I’m not a huge fan of the LUSH fresh face masques, and it’s basically because they tend to go off before I have a chance to use them up. Other than that I enjoyed using this masque, though I did have a couple of breakouts pop up after using it which was a bit strange.

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle – I’ve mentioned a few times how much I love these little 3 minute hair treatments. They work wonderfully for me and I always have a few on hand in my beauty cupboard.

Mirenesse Secret Weapon Mascara in Black Lace – I can’t quite remember where this mascara came from, but I have the feeling it was a gift with purchase from Adore Beauty. I didn’t think very highly of this mascara, it has a very wet consistency and transferred to my upper lids every time I used it. I haven’t finished up the entire tube but I’ve had it kicking around for at least a year now so it’s time for it to go.

Skindanavia No More Shine Makeup Finish – I use this every morning to help set and freshen up my makeup look. I didn’t use it a couple of times and felt like my skin looked like that of a dusty corpse. I have another bottle ready to go in my cupboard and I can see myself continuing to purchase this until I find a decent and more affordable substitute.

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil – My holy grail skin serum. I love this stuff, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned about a million times on this blog already. I don’t have a back up in my cupboard at the moment but I’ll definitely be repurchasing this again when I’m in the neighborhood of a Kosmea counter.

Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud – Do you know how oddly satisfying it is to use up an entire blush? It’s magical. I loved this blush but I wasn’t sad to see it go because it felt like such a monumental achievement. I’m not sure that I’ll repurchase this, I don’t stay loyal to blush (except for the Stila convertible colour in gerbera which I finished up and repurchased some time last year) because there are so many beautiful products out there that I want to try.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Light – I’ve had two tubes of this concealer in this shade (and two in the shade fair) and for some reason, the ‘light’ shade packaging always seems to break. This is the darker of the two shades, so I’ll be purchasing this again when the weather heats up and I start to get some colour on my face.

L’Oreal Sublime Mousse Conditioner – As always, I managed to finish up one of these little conditioners that comes with my hair dye. Nothing too exciting.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps – I really liked this body lotion, and would consider purchasing a full size of the product in the future. It was a nicely moisturising, unscented lotion that would be great for day-to-day use.

beautycycle Earth Restoring Balance Day Lotion – I liked this lotion, it was lightweight and smelled really refreshing and summery but it took a little bit of time to sink into my skin which would probably get annoying after a while. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing a full sized version of this any time soon.

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream – If you’re in the market for gentle but hard working and super moisturising skin care products I highly recommend the Weleda almond products. I love everything I’ve tried from the range and this cream is no exception.

7 Thoughts on “August Empties

  1. Finishing up a blush=best empty ever. I am so close to being done with NYX Peach and I cannot wait to feel the satisfaction when I toss it. I really need to get on the Haus of Gloi train, I am missing out. I find sometimes when I use face masks for break outs it pushes them out from under the surface to get rid of them, maybe that is what has happened for you as well?

  2. Congratulations on finishing these products this month, especially the blush ;)!

  3. So many empties Jess! I have a pack of those Pantene 3 minute miracles in my cupboard to dig out once I’ve finished my current hair mask, I haven’t used them in ages so I’m pretty excited! Congratulations on finishing a blush! I’ve never finished one! I have that Maybelline concealer in light and its broken too! I can still get the product out but it’s super annoying.
    I’d love to see a review on the Skindanavia spray, it’s something that really interests me!

  4. I’m with you on Vice. I have the perfume and pumpkin butter and can’t bring myself to use either. I loved them to begin with. ):

  5. GlossQueen on September 4, 2012 at 6:57 am said:

    Wow, you finished a whole blush, that’s impressive! My aim is to finish a blush this year too, so far it’s not looking likely though!

  6. Cold water rinse in winter, noooo!! I’ve tried diluted apple cider vinegar and it did my hair some good (and didn’t require a really cold rinse), but alarmingly I could still detect a bit of a vinegary smell afterwards 🙁

    I wanted to try HOG Vice, but I’m put off by the idea of smelling too much like Nutella – Ghost Puffs however… Damn, thinking about it now I want Butter Popcorn Jelly Bellys!

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