Monday, July 30, 2012

July 2012 Empties

Hey Everyone!

It's my favourite post of the month... Monthly Empties! This month I can actually say I think I did a pretty good job... I tried to get rid of some samples that were just sitting there collecting dust.. so let's start reviewing!


1. Jergens Natural Glow in Firming (Medium to Tan Skin)- Claims that it is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite... now I don't know about that but I like using this product to give me gradual colour. It doesn't smell the greatest but its better than others. Would I buy this again... yes.
2. Bath and Body Works Bali Mango- I had this for over a year now and just finished it.. I like BBW's lotions I think they do its job and I really like the smell of mango!
3. Softsoap Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Body Wash- As soon as I wash myself with this I feel more energized.. I love the smell of this product.. I don't feel like its the most nourishing but the smell just wins me over for sure.
4. Dove Dry Shampoo- I REALLY like this product.. for a cheaper alternative to what I usually buy.. I would buy this. My boyfriend even said to me one day that my hair smelled really good.. little does he know its dry shampoo.. haha
5. Vaseline Dry Skin Lotion- This product was a let down for me.. as soon as I put the lotion on my hands it soaked it right up but not in a good way. I wanted to keep applying. I won't buy this again.
6. Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel (White Citrus)- I love these small little hand gels.. easy to pop into my purse and away I go.. I would buy this smell again too.
7. J.R Watkins Hand & Body Lotion- When I first got this in my Luxe Box.. I was soo excited to try this product. I loved the smell at first.. but then it was wayy too strong for my liking. I put it on at work and people did not like the smell at all. Won't be repurchasing.
8. Slatkin and Co. White Citrus Candle- Love buying these candles at BBW's and just decided to share with you that I just love the smell. It's not overwhelming. I would def buy this smell again for a candle!
9. Lancome Primordiale Cell Defense Serum- I really didn't use this product a lot.. I had it for over a year and its just a sample. I wouldn't repurchase. Didn't wow me.
10. Orlane Absolate Skin Recovery Cleansing Serum Eyes- No thanks.. a Luxe Box sample.. I'll stick to my towellets. It made my skin really greasy!
11. Lancome Primoridale Eye Cream- I had this product for over a year and loved it. It lasts a long time and since my skin doesn't have wrinkles... I just use this as my day and night cream under my eyes. I already repurchased another eye cream from Lancome since this one is not available anymore.
12. Lush Colour Supplement (Light Yellow)- I actually didn't use up all my sample on this one...I put the product all over my face and I just didn't like the consistency. I would rather use something else other than this product.
13. Fructis Color Shield- I tried both shampoo and conditioner in these samples.. the smell is really nice but it didn't really wow me or do anything much for my hair. I wouldn't buy this product.

There ya have it.. all my empties for the month.. and yes I did throw in a couple miscellaneous products like a candle.. well just because I wanted to haha! As you can see I have been trying to hydrate my skin.. trying to use up a lot of different lotions! Me and my boyfriend right before bed give each other hand massages...so relaxing...

Have you tried any of these products? What are you thoughts? 




29 comments:

  1. Fructis Color Shield- there are more better drug store color shampoos out there. When BBW had their sale on their little bottles of lotions I bought the orange/ginger body lotion, I would defiantly buy a big bottle

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    1. I have never tried that scent before.. I'll have to def buy it next time I go there!

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  2. I love all Dove products, so I would definitely try the dry shampoo. I might also try the Lancome Eye Cream since you like it so much!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Seriously try the Dove Dry shampoo.. I actually liked it! I didn't think I was going to at first!

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  3. Great job! I really need to start doing this and using up all of the products that I have instead of buying more all the time! I completely agree with you on the Softsoap body wash giving you more energy. I take a shower in the mornings and after I put this on I feel so much more awake.

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    1. Smells soo good! :)
      It's hard not to buy though.. I'm holding out on lotion till I'm done all of them!

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  4. I love the Dove dry shampoo too and it's one of my empties as well, but only due to malfunction! I used it TWICE and it leaked overnight leaving my bottle completely empty! I also found the Orlane eye cream to be too greasy...great empties though!

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    1. Really? That sucks.. I had no problem with it.. I hope they come out with a better can then!

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  5. I was going to buy the Dove dry shampoo but I like to read reviews first and over 80% of the people that tried it said that the bottle leaked so they only got to use it once or twice! Lucky you :)


    Andrea
    Andrea and the Beauty Blog

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    1. That's crazy! I'll have to remember to maybe test it out in the stores when I go and purchase another one!

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  6. I felt the same way with the J.R watckins cream, it was way to strong, I just gave it to my mom and it just sits in our downstairs washroom! I LOVE the Bali mango cream , I have a mini one of it and I really enjoy it! I've never heard of the white citrus candle, but it seems really nice. I have a collection going of BBW candles, I went online and saw that they are getting their fall scents in, something tells me I won't be able to resist:P

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    1. I know.. the fall scents are bad news every year I always get creamy pumpkin.. is is seriously amazing!

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    2. Ohh I had a sanitizer in that scent and I loved! Thanks for the heads up, will definitely be getting that candle;)

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  7. great empties- you went through lots! I agree with you on the LUSH colour supplements, I don't really enjoy them!

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    1. Ya.. I didn't like them.. it felt really weird on my skin!

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  8. you wen through a lot of stuff! I love the Jergens, use it religiously ! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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    1. Yes! Its really great! I like to use it anytime of the year!

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  9. I think I'll buy this hand gel! I love citrus :D
    Btw: i really like reading your blog!

    Maybe we could follow each other? :D
    I already follow you! (name: "fille" - you should find me on the last page, because I haven't got a profile picture)

    My fashion blog :)

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  10. Hi Brittany!

    I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! :) Please check out my blog for dets! :)

    http://dulcet-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  11. Hey nice blog here, I had a look at your outfits and they're lovely...and you look like a really sweet girl =)
    I'm your newest follower now, and I hope you will follow me back, it would be great to keep in touch!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  12. Your blog is amazing so glad I found it!
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  13. just discovered your blog and I love it!
    I'm your newest follower -- hope you can check my blog out too! : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great post :) I really like the sound of the dry shampoo and the candle :) x

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  15. Just found your blog through BlogLoveTherapy! Following :)

    Follow back?
    http://thirteenfashionblog.blogspot.com

    -Kendall & Tiana

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  16. lancome eye cream - the best! nice review, very informative.

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and gfc)? let me know.
    see you around!

    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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  17. Dove products are affordable and work well! Lush is also another favourite of mine.

    http://www.opinionatedaboutopi.blogspot.ca/

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  18. I haven't tried any of these products so it is nice to have a little review on all of them so I know what I want to go out and get.. so many empties this month! You go girl!

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  19. Hey girl! Great post...I love reading these. I wasn't a fan of the Lush color supplements either! xo

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