Current Empties

It has been a while since I've done an empties post. I've been accumulating them for a couple months now -- well, whatever I could remember to temporarily delay from the recycling bin / trash.

I've also been slowly sorting through the abundance of samples I've received. It's not an easy task, but I am determined. So, here we go...

Aveeno Positively Ageless sunscreen
+ A nice sunscreen for the face
+ Non-greasy but a little shiny on the skin
- May be a little strong for super sensitive skin

B.Kamins Sunbar Spray
+ Liquid / spray sunscreen
+ Absorbs quickly in the skin
- Not a fan of the scent
- Feels a tad greasy on the skin for a few minutes

La Roche Posay Anthelios Melt-In Cream
+ I got this in my very first Glymm box
+ Love this sunscreen so much, I've repurchased it twice since I first used it
+ Non-greasy, non-shiny, absorbs quickly
+ Good scent, not over powering
+ Wearable under makeup

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Toner
+ Oil-free, containd salicyllic acid
+ Not drying on the skin
+ Slightly reduces oiliness
- May be a little strong for sensitive skin

Dove VisibleCare Body Wash
+ Received in my July Glossybox
+ Love the smell and the shimmer
- Didn't really see a noticeable difference in my skin

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
+ Received in my March Topbox
+ Good for sensitive skin
+ Removes makeup well
+ Great for traveling

Aveda Exfoliating Shampoo & Conditioner
+ Received in a Topbox
- Small samples, only good for one use
- Did not like the scent
- Not enough product to notice a significant difference

Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe
+ Received in a Luxe Box
+ Good conditioner, made my hair feel soft after use
+ Smells like coconut (I think)
- Did not significantly help my dry(ish) hair in the long run

I don't remember where these shampoo packets were from. I think a Luxe Box and / or a Topbox. I had 2-3 of each. 

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner
+ Great scent
+ Contains olive oil
- No significant difference in my hair 

Redken Color Extend Shampoo & Conditioner
+ I love this combo!
+ It makes my hair feel so smooth and soft
+ It's for colour treated hair, but it's amazing
+ Would definitely purchase the full-size

Fekkai Technician Color Care
+ Also a great scent
- No significant difference in my hair
- It's also for colour treated hair, but it's not as good as the Redken

Bare Minerals All Over Face Color - Rose Radiance
+ Obsessed with this
+ Make your skin look like it's glowing
+ Easy to apply (it's a mineral product)
+ Good lasting power
- Has shimmer (in case you're a Matte girl)

Elizabeth Grant Moisturizing Stick
+ Received in my February Glossybox
+ Smells great
+ Moisturizing on the lips
+ Makes a good base, too

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant Stick
+ Adore the 8 hour cream, love this solid formula
+ Moisturizing, perfect for dry lips
- Scent is less than desirable
- Shoddy packaging, tube always splits

Orlane Light Smoothing Cream
+ Received in a Glymm box
- Only good for one use & no significant results

Clinique Spot Treatment
+ Great spot treatment
- Find it's not as affective if you use it all the time

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
+ Received in a Topbox
+ Nude, matte primer
+ Easy to blend
- Not as long-lasting as other primers
- Wouldn't recommend

Dr. Brandt Collagen Eye Serum
+ Moisturizing under the eyes
+ Absorbs quickly
- No depuffing / brightening

Orlane Anagenèse 25+ 
+ Received in a Topbox
- Again, only good for one use & no significant results

Pure + Simple Cucumber Mask
+ Received in a Topbox
+ Cooling on the skin
+ Nice cucumber scent
- Felt like it left a slight residue on the skin

I love using up products! It's a very satisfying feeling. What have you used up lately? x


  1. Such a great job! I honestly didn't like the Fekkai samples;(

    1. Agreed! I found one of them to be drying! :/

  2. I feel like it takes me forever to empty even samples! Great job! Would love if you could check out my blog
    :) chelsey

    1. I have some samples that seem to be never ending haha x

  3. Great post! I want to try out that Redken shampoo and conditioner. I think we have a similar hair type.

    1. I would recommend trying it! Or any of the Redken shampoo / conditioners.. I've really enjoyed them x

  4. I've received a bunch of the same samples from beauty boxes :) I really didn't like the Elizabeth Grant Moisturizing Stick, I found it was way too light for me.
    great video and post! :)

    1. I think that's what I liked about it! It wasn't as heavy as the Elizabeth Arden one but still moisturizing :) x

  5. I love seeing empties posts! It inspires me to try to get through more of what I have on my dresser/in the shower!

  6. I love seeing empties posts! It inspires me to try to get through more of what I have on my dresser/in the shower!

  7. so many empties!! my elizabeth grant moisturizing stick is almost done... feels so good to finish a lip product but it takes me forever!