January Empties 2

Monday 16 February 2015


For part one of my January Empties, click here. Between destashing, a few weekends away, and sheer will and determination I finished an absurd number of products this month.  Keep reading to see how I did!

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths --- Re-purchase

I love the yummy fruity smell of these, and what a great job they do of clearing the make-up from my skin.

Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths --- Re-purchase

I cut a cloth in half and use one half every morning to refresh my face before doing my make-up.  Love love love love love.

Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub x 2 --- Re-purchase

The best face scrub I have ever tried.  I love the sweet nutty smell.  I love that the scrub is gentle enough for daily use, but strong enough to get the job done.  Love.  Love.  Love.

Ole Henriksen Sheer transformation --- Maybe Re-Purchase

I really like this product, but I don't love it.  It does a good job, but nothing magical.

Quo Make-Up Remover Wipes --- No Re-Purchase

I bought a replacement pack, and then realized that Bioderma is my true love.  Sorrrrrrrry.

Living Proof Restore Mask --- Re-purchase

I really enjoy this mask.  After having tried seven different hair masks I can say with confidence that this is my favourite.  Once I have finished up my final mask I will be purchasing this in full size, with a huge smile.

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer Oil --- No Re-Purchase

Meeeeeeeh.  I have other oils I like better.

Lush Retired Conditioner --- No Re-Purchase

I like it, but I don't love it.  I didn't notice anything special about it.

Manicure Scissors --- No Re-Purchase

Bought these from Shoppers last year, and then they broke.  The end.

Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara --- Re-purchase

This is one of my all-time favourite mascaras.  I love the huge brush and how it gives me lashes for days.  I have already purchased this in full size.

Benefit They're Real --- Maybe Re-Purchase

I love this mascara, but I hate taking it off.  Such a fight!  I have found mascaras that look just as good, but that I do not have to fight to remove.

Buxom Vanity Lash Full & Fabulous --- Maybe Re-Purchase

I love the idea behind this mascara:  They have created one great formula, and about 8 different brushes.  The brush I used "Full & Fabulous" was my favourite type: huge.  I really loved this mascara and would consider a re-purchase once I run out of mascaras!

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara --- Maybe Re-Purchase

This use to be my favourite mascara, however I have since discovered others.  This is a great all-purpose mascara so I am sure I will come to own it again.  Great for simple, daily wear.

Lancôme Hypnôse Lash --- Maybe Re-Purchase

I liked this mascara, but I don't recall anything too special about it.

Julep Oxygen Top Coat --- Re-purchase

This is my favourite top coat.  I like the soothe, glassy finish, and I love how it doesn't shrink the polish underneath nor does it get too gloopy until the very end of the bottle.

Tokidoki Perfecto Eyeliner in Mastro --- No Re-Purchase

Lol.  I purchased this at Sephora years ago on sale, and proceeded to use it twice.  Lime green? What was I thinking?  Sephora doesn't even carry this product any more.

J Cat The Big Lip Pencil in Carmel Mocha --- No Re-Purchase

Probably one of my least favourite IPSY items ever.  Awful product.  Awful brand.  Awful value.  I wouldn't risk this on my lips.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer --- Re-purchase

I love love love love love this primer.  It leaves my skin velvety smooth, with out the silicone feel.  I will be repurchasing this again once I use up a bunch of my mini samples.  Can't say enough good things about this product!

All in.  There was another hand full of Sephora samples that I finished up.  Nothing special to report.

Glad to be done this empties post!  I've finished a lot of February products, so...another marathon of posts coming up.  It feels really good to be destashing!

January Totals:
Full Size - 12
Deluxe Size - 7
Samples - 18


  1. the cleansing cloths are so refreshing, i used them when traveling just to perk myself up when camping and there were no showers. I recently tried the MUFE mascara and loved it as well. you did a great job using up products! i am really working on destashing and using things up this year as well :)

    1. That's a good idea! I never thought of them for more rustic travel. I love using them to freshen up after a long flight. Thank you! I really have too much stuff and I want to pair it down to only products that I really love.