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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

February Empties

So this post is a little late...but I guess better late than never! This month I was pretty successful in using up full size products. Next month I want to try and use up a bunch of samples that I still have kicking around.

eos Shave Cream in Vanilla Bliss
This shave cream is just OK. I don't find it moisturizing at all. I actually find that I need a lot of moisturizer after using this, because my legs are left so dry. It also clogs up the razor like crazy. The only thing I really like about this is the smell. Repurchase: No

St. Ives Apricot Cleanser
I bought this cleanser because I really like the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. However, I didn't really like this. I feel that it really didn't clean my skin and it left a residue that made me want to wash my face all over again. The consistency was weird and I had to force myself to use it up. Repurchase: No

B. Kamins Bio-Maple Lip Balm
I really hated this lip balm. I found that the ultra thick consistency turned really liquidy on the lips and I was eating more of it then what was staying on my lips. The smell and taste were off-putting and I am happy this tube is finally finished. Repurchase: No

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
So this product isn't actually empty. The packaging on this sucks, in my opinion, and broke when a quarter of the product left. I depotted it cause I didn't want to just throw that much product away. I do like this concealer but I feel like the colour is a bit to dark for me. It does a great job at concealing under eye circles and other blemishes. I wish it was packaged differently. Repurchase: Maybe

Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
This is my Holy Grail Top Coat! If  it was up to me I would only use this forever and ever but at its cost per mL my bank account wants me to find something cheaper. It leaves my nails super glossy and my mani's last at least a week. Repurchase: Yes

Korres White Tea Facial Cleanser
I found this cleanser to be very liquidy and non-foaming. I found I had to use double the amount of product because it kept slipping right through my fingers. I didn't overly love the smell and cleansing wise I wasn't wowed. A big step down considering how well the scrub worked. Repurchase: No.

Korres Pomegranate Scrub
I got this deluxe sample as part of a complete sample skincare set at Winners. I loved this scrub! The smell was amazing and so were the scrubby bits. It reminded me of the texture of the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. It left my skin feeling ultra clean and smooth. Repurchase: Yes, if I could find it on sale.

TRESemme Split Remedy Shampoo & Conditioner
I don't normally gravitate towards Tresemme products but I really enjoyed these samples. My hair smelt great and I noticed less fly aways and frizz. Repurchase: Yes

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner
This product has always intrigued me but I wasn't wowed by these samples. They really left something to be desired. However, I want to try them again for a longer period of time because they are a hair therapy duo, so one use isn't going to show instant results. Repurchase: Maybe

Have you used any of these products before? If so, what are your thoughts on them?


  1. Thank you for this post Chelsey! ( mine name is chelsea too !)

    I go to school in NYC and recently went to this place called The Face Shop, its in Korea town. Definitely a place you would love ! They sell all these interesting moisturizers, cleansers, face masks and more !. I brought these face masks made out of Kelp and Lemon. Super fun.

    Im really into my skin too
    thanks for sharing!

    - Chelsea

    1. Thanks for commenting and following Chelsea!! That definitly sounds like a store I would love!

  2. I have about 10 samples of that tressemme shampoo.. I haven't tried them yet but since you say there good... I'm curious now :P

  3. I didn't even realize how much damage the St Ive's scrub was wreaking on my skin until I switched to something way more gentle but equally (if not more) effective. My skin was smooth (I thought) after using the apricot scrub, but until you've tried a glycolic or lactic acid exfoliant, you don't realize how smooth your skin can be if you don't scratch it up. I've been using a Neostrata glycolic treatment, it's really strong.

  4. I love the Seche Vite.. It's really hard for me to use up all of it because it gets a little goopy towards the end.
    I really wanted to try the Clear shampoo.. but if its nothing special then nm.. haha


  5. I haven't tried any of these products, but I used to love the St. Ives apricot Scrub. Thought about getting the cleanser as I'm almost out of my Olay, but now I'm thinking maybe not. I'm pretty picky about my skin.
    I stopped by from the Aloha Blog Hop and am following via GFC. Would love it if you came and checked out my blog as well. :)
    Have a nice weekend!

  6. Chelsey - I just bought a dark circle eraser but it was "illuminate." The only others I saw were "neutralizer" and then 3 for 3 skin tones...but not this one? Also, I just recently tried Seche and yes...<3. Go to www.nastynails.com and order there...way cheaper and grab a few and use GETNAILED for 10% off I believe! Free shipping too!

  7. Hey girl! Stopping by from the Aloha Blog Hop :) Fabulous post! eos Shaving Cream doesn't impress me either. I will say, though, that I love St. Ives Apricot Cleanser. It's too harsh to use regularly, but a few times a week leaves my skin feeling clean and exfoliated. Oh, and I'm definitely going to try this Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat... sounds amazing. I use Sally Hansen Hard as Nails now, and it leaves my manicure looking goopy//uneven. Not pretty.

    I'd love for you to stop by my blog if you get the chance :) Have a wonderful weekend!

    Diary of a Debutante

  8. I hate that Maple Lip Balm as well...I'm so close to finishing it!
    Great job with the empties!

  9. Hey... Just popping over and following on GFC the Aloha Friday Hop. I would love for you to stop by my blog if you have time and if you like follow too. :) Hope you've had a great weekend!