December '15 to March '16 Empties


I have managed to go through ALOT of products the last 4 months - this is because I typically open too many products at once, as I get sent alot of things and I end up having to try out different products while already on a current skincare or hair care routine. In this post, I will be telling you what there is in this round of empties, as well as whether or not I would be repurchasing the product and also include a short review.

Product
Repurchase?
Review
No
I used to love this product, however the perks of being a beauty blogger is you get sent new products you would have never been exposed to. Needless to say, because of the price of this product, I have found something much more budget friendly that serves the same purpose.
No
While I loved this product and it effectively did its job, I found the smell a bit too overwhelming and there are a lot of dry shampoos on the market right now so I’ll be giving the others a try.
Aveda – Thickening Tonic
Yes
I loved this product and I am now on my second bottle. Having very fine hair, before blow drying I would spritz this on the roots and it would make me look less flat and boring. Love it! It doesn’t leave a gritty or sticky residue either.
Yes
I like co-lab products, especially the volume extreme line, being able to pick this up at winners, I can usually get a big bottle for cheap. I typically take this on vacation or the gym with me.
No
This product took about 1-2 weeks of using before I saw any type of result. I love the Jergens one better, I saw results after the first shower, and definitely after the second.
Yes
I was introduced to this by a coworker who has told me to use this as I have some eczema on my hands and my previous bath & body shower gel was giving me itchy skin (even though it said it contained shea). What I found was that it contained a lot of alcohol, which is why it was drying out my skin. The Body Shop shower gels do not, so it’s been my savior this winter season.
No
Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m used to the oil base formula yet. It makes me feel like there’s a layer of oil left, or some sort of residue. The scent also was boring, not to my liking. Have to pass.
No
While this product was good and I did go through 2 bottles, I have found others that have taken its place – First Aid Beauty J
The Face Shop – Hydro Gel Mask Sheet Vita B
No
Didn’t find that it had much result and I almost found it a bit drying? Like there wasn’t enough product on it.
Origins – Never a Dull Moment
No
NO! I really disliked this product! It was like squeezing fruit roll-up paste out of the tube and trying to get it to work. It ended up usually falling down the drain or tub. Not worth the hassle
Korres – Primer
No
Didn’t do anything for me. Nope.
Baby Lips – Lip Balm
Yes
LOVE IT – everytime I know someone who goes to Asia, I ask them to bring me back some. It’s cheap there and its way better than the American formula.
No
Didn’t like that it was in a putty formula that I have to dip my fingers into. Wasn’t sanitary and didn’t have enough results to justify it.
L’occitane – Ultra Shea Rich Body Cream
No
The scent was a bit too strong for me, and for such an expensive product I expected more. I prefer the almond oil from L’occitane.
Indie Lee – Blemish Stick
Yes
I’ve gone through two of these, and my coworker has probably gone through 5. This stuff works. Love it!
Bumble and Bumble – Thickening Hairspray
No
The price didn’t justify the product as I didn’t see results. It also left a sticky residue and almost weighed my hair down.
Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner (Trooper)
Yes
Love this product. Will continue to repurchase. Gives you a beautiful wing that is effortless!
Graydon Clinical Luxury – Before Bed Spray
Yes
I have really been into aromatherapy lately and I spritz this before I go to bed every night. It helps to de-stress and I would definitely repurchase this.

Have you given any of these products a try before? Would love to hear your thoughts!
Until next time, XO - M.

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