8/28/14

Product Empties #1

So even before I started blogging here or anywhere else, I was always interested in trying out new/different products. There are so many options out there that it can be pretty overwhelming! I've been trying to save all empties that I acquire for doing a product empties post. I went to add to my pile recently and realized that I had quite the build up and figured that it was definitely time for a post!






Almond Butter from The Body Shop - I went through this surprisingly fast. I really loved the scent and used it in lieu of my normal lotion after taking a shower. I did find that it was a bit greasy but it left my skin feeling super soft! I would definitely repurchase and have been considering trying out their new Argan line as well.





First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream - I purchased the small size of this initially and fell in love instantly! I have plenty of lotions, but this one was the ONLY one to make my skin calm down when I was breaking out thanks to the case on my old computer (I know, a very creative allergy!). It smells great and is super moisturizing. I have already repurchased this in the larger side and keep it on my bedside table. It's happily become part of my evening routine! 



OPI polish remover - This is the nail polish remover that I currently am using. I've repurchased it a few times now because it is (so far) the best remover I have found. However, I'm still in the market for something that works even better - specifically something that tackles glitter/texture polishes better! If you know of anything PLEASE let me know!! 



Victoria Secret Pure Daydream Body Wash  - I LOVED the scent of this body wash!! It just had a nice, cozy, not too perfumed scent to it. The lather that you get was also pretty fantastic. I have a few other scents of VS body wash in my stash so I want to use those up first but I would definitely repurchase this!




Kiss My Face 4-in-1 moisture shave in Peaceful Patchouli - Alrighty, so this is a product that I just did not love. I really wanted to, but it just didn't work for me. I'm always trying to find eco-friendly/natural options for body and makeup products but unfortunately this one just didn't do it for me. The scent was alright but not my favorite. The real clincher though was how it clogged my razor when I was trying to shave, which resulted in a far less smooth shave. I'm not even sure why it's called a 4-in-1 product! Needless to say, I will not be repurchasing this one!



Toms Naturally Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant - Unfortunately this was another bust for me. I do not agree with their claim that it provides 24 hour wetness protection...I didn't feel it did so for even half of that time. I also did not care for the texture of it. I felt it didn't absorb as well as other products out there. This one is another that I will not be repurchasing.




Soap & Glory Clean on Me Creamy Moisture Shower Gel - Say hello to one of my all-time loves! This is definitely a holy grail product to me. I am so in love with the scent of this shower gel! I have yet to be let down by any of the Soap & Glory products that I have tried and sincerely wish that I could purchase their makeup products in the states as well! (I'd be first in line for them!!) I will definitely keep repurchasing this - in fact, I already have some backup and this is definitely not something I'd want to go without!



Victoria Secret Sensual Blush Lotion - I liked the scent of this lotion, but unfortunately, I found that it was extremely greasy!! I mean I would at times have difficulties getting it to absorb adequately and I just did not enjoy the formulation of this lotion. I would not repurchase this.



Imperialis Facial Moisturizer from Lush - Lush is such a fun brand and one that I sincerely enjoy. However, this product is not one of my favorites. Personally it did not work for my skin, so it might just have been me and not the product. I will say that I feel that it is fairly affordable as you get more than an ounce for $25.00 - not bad! I will not be repurchasing this though.



Cupcake Fresh Face Mask from Lush - Now on to a product I really enjoyed - this face mask. First of all, it has cocoa powder, which means that it smells A-MA-ZING! It also made my face feel very calm and soft. It was perfect for a nice Sunday pamper evening! I would definitely repurchase this in the future. I would like to note however, that if you are interested in this mask that you can only purchase it in stores as it needs to be refrigerated.



King of Skin from Lush - Alright so since this product comes in bar form, all I have to show for it is the empty tin. This bar is one that you use in the shower and leaves your skin super smooth. It was recommended to me by a Lush employee, as an alternative to shaving cream. I tried it for that purpose and was not happy with the results. However, I did enjoy using it for its intended purpose. I would consider repurchasing it in the future, but it isn't a product I need to rush out and replace either.



Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief (Whitening) Toothpaste - Yep - I'm gonna review a toothpaste! It might be weird, but I feel everyone has opinions about this stuff and we all need to use it so I'm going to put in my two cents. I liked this toothpaste, but I don't feel that it did much for my sensitivity. When I ran out I picked one that was slightly different and am loving it so I don't see myself going back to this one in the future.



Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie from Lush - This was another product recommendation from an employee and I have to say that I just wasn't a super fan of it. I enjoyed the smell - a lot actually. However, I can't see myself purchasing it just for the scent alone, and I also didn't find that the scent had much staying power for me. Personally I felt that instead of hydrating, this product actually made my skin feel dryer. Unfortunately, I would not be purchasing this one in the future.






Almond & Coconut Shower Smoothie - I don't know if this product is being discontinued or if they changed the name but I had a difficult time finding it on the Lush website. This is again a Lush product that just drew me in by its scent. This one smells so yummy! I found that it made my skin feel far better than the Turkish Delight did, perhaps thanks to the coconut. I would consider purchasing this one in the future. 





Ocean Salt Scrub from Lush - I really wanted to like this face scrub after all the great reviews it has received. However this just ravaged my skin and made me break out madly. It might have been too abrasive, it might have been some of the ingredients, or perhaps a combo of both. I also didn't care for the scent as much as others have. I will not be purchasing this in the future.


Well that's it for my first products empties post! Stay tuned for more in the future after I built up some empties again! :)

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