January Empties 1

Wednesday, 4 February 2015


This month I went through so many empties that I will be splitting them up in two posts!  I was pretty excited by the number of deluxe and full sized products that I managed to use up, and look forward to continuing to clear out the excess products I own.  Keep reading to see what I went through this month!

Agave Healing Oil Oil Treatment --- Maybe Re-purchase

I enjoyed this sample, but using it once it not sufficient to determine long term results.  It smelled good though!  I would consider re-purchasing after I finish off some similar products.

Glamglow Thirstycleanse --- Maybe Re-purchase

Used this once, and I liked it.  But I am not really in the market for a new cleanser.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in "Fearless" --- Re-purchase

For such a bright pink, I was amazed by the soft glow.  This is on my wish list!

Julep One-Step Remover Pads x 4 --- Re-purchase

Perfect for on-the-go!  Love these.

Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads --- Re-purchase

These do a great job at preventing ingrowns after shaving :)

I got tired of writing mini reviews, so I am posting this today, and in a few days I will post the second set of mini reviews.  With a vacation and lots of 1/4 full products eliminated, this took much longer than anticipated!  My goal it to keep up the destashing this year!

Hair Elastic --- Re-purchase

RIP.  Re-purchase because they always break on me.

Lush Northern Lights Bath Bomb --- Limited Edition

This was a limited edition Christmas 2014 bath bomb.  I was amazed by the beautiful colours unleashed when this is put in the bath.  I have one more to use.  I wish I could purchase more of these!

Lush Bath Bomb *Specifics Unknown* x 3 --- Re-purchase

Let's be honest.  I love all of the Lush bath bombs and melts I have tried.  I don't know which ones these three were, but I have no complaints!

Lush Rock Star Soap --- Re-purchase

If pink had a smell, this would be it.  Over all this is a solid (ha-ha) bar of soap with a smell that makes me smile.

Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bar --- Re-purchase

Mmmmmm chocolate eating while blogging.

Colgate 360 Toothbrush --- Maybe Re-purchase

Of course I will purchase other tooth brushes.  But I purchased this one because it was on sale and will do the same with the next one.

Empty Sephora Samples x 8 -- - No Repurchase

I can't even remember what these are!  Suffice to say, if I can't remember, probably not on my wish list.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer --- Re-purchase

This primer is iconic for a reason.  While I have quite the stash of primers to finish off before I can even think about purchasing another, I would one day love to re-purchase this product.

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle ---Re-Purchase

Can you tell I am a smell person?  I got this in my December Birchbox and really enjoyed it!  I am actually thinking of redeeming my Birchbox Points for it.  I really enjoyed using this before I blow-dry my hair and found it really soft after I was done.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment --- Re-purchase

I have reviewed this before.  Great to use in my hair after I shower.  I like how smooth and frizz-free it makes my hair as I work it into a pony tail.

Figs & Rouge Rose Berry Hand Cream -- - No Repurchase

This hand cream was pretty watery with sort of a waxy finish?  I didn't really like it and am actually quite proud I finished it off.

Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Lip Glosses x 2 --- No Repurchase

Don't tell me grandparents!  I got these as a part of a gift set when I was about 14 for Christmas.  I never opened these two for whatever reason (there were about 12 lip glosses in the pack!), and now that I have unearthed them I don't want to.  They are unopened...but seven years is way too long!

Julep Luxe Care Hand Crème --- Maybe Re-purchase

I received a back up of this hand cream in a previous Julep mystery box, no no need to worry about if I will repurchase or not!  I like to use a thick layer of this at night on my hands and feet.  I find my skin really soft after I wake up in the morning.  Bonus-- I have been told this works on stretch marks.

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub --- Re-purchase

Again, this smells like pink and makes me smile.  I didn't actually use much of it as I got it at the same time as another Lush lip scrub.  I am actually really sad to throw this out, and will be re-purchasing it some time soon.

The Body Shop Cotton Rounds --- Re-purchase

Usually on sale to be cheaper than drug store cotton rounds, quite simply, these are of a higher quality!

Philosophy Have A Cherry Christmas Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath --- Limited Edition

Shimmery, pink, multi-functional, and yummy smelling?  I wish I could purchase this through out the year.  I mainly used it as a body wash, and loved both the smell and texture.  Hopefully it will be around next Christmas!

The Body Shop Shea Sugar Body Scrub --- Re-purchase

Right now this is my second favourite scrub that The Body Shop makes (Honeymania is my #1).  My legs feel like silk when I step out of the shower.

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder -- - No Repurchase

This poor powder shattered on multiple occasions, and each time I put it back together.  It is now nearly five years old and hasn't been used in four.  I think it is time to cal it a day!  I have moved on to bigger, better, and more expensive things.

Kirkland Signature Moisture Shampoo ---- Re-Purchase

Costco is full of so many wonderful treasures!  This shampoo is absolutely amazing.  It smells like coconut, and does a better job of moisturizing my hair than many of the higher end drugstore brands I have used.  The pump makes it easy to use, and a bottle lasts for a very long time.  I think my dad purchased two more bottles of this.

EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo --- No Repurchase

This is  a really great, really expensive shampoo.  I enjoyed using it, but I can not justify the price.

Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Finishing Touch Cream --- No Repurchase

I finished this product years ago, and then it sat on the counter in the bath room untouched for a really, really long time.  Anyways I used this back in high school to scrunch through my hair after I showered.  I recall enjoying the product, but the wet crunchy look...no thanks.

Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil Shea Butter Conditioning Treatment x 2 --- Re-purchase

Perfect for travel or weekends away, this mask packs a punch!  I love that it comes in an individual package.

All packed up and headed to the trash can!

Check back in a few days for my second edition of January Empties!  Happy Wednesday! xoxo


  1. amazing job using up products! I have a lush lip scrub and i might have to toss it soon because it is taking me FOREVER to finish! Also rock star soap is so yummy!

    1. I didn't want to toss it-- it had past the expire date :( And Rockstar is my fav from lush because it smells like pink :)