Monday, October 29, 2012

October 2012 Empties!

Hey everyone! This past month I actually think I went through a decent amount of stuff. Makeup is always hard for me to go through because I don't wear it everyday but I managed to use up one makeup product. So here is all the stuff I was able to go through in October!


So the first product I used up is something that isn't even made anymore and it's the Philosophy It's All In Your Head Extra Gentle Daily Shampoo. It sucks that this isn't made anymore because I actually liked this. I'm not picky with hair stuff so I'm always trying new things but this made my hair really soft and cleaned it very well. It also had a nice light, fresh scent to it. 

The next product I used up is the Olay Body Wash plus Creme Ribbons. I'm not gonna add a link to this because I didn't like this stuff at all. The smell of it was too overwhelming. It smelled too much like perfume and it actually irritated my skin and dried it out more. It's just a crap product to me.

Next, I used up the Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel for sensitive skin. This product was okay. It didn't really do much for my skin and I didn't notice it make my skin softer or prevent ingrown hairs and all that. I have a backup of this to use up now but I don't think I'll be repurchasing this again.

The next product I used up is another one that's not available anymore (sorry guys!). It's the Dylan's Candy Bar Ice Cream Sugar Scrub in Coconut Bon Bon. I got this and some other things from this brand at Sephora a really long time ago, it's probably been a few years. Anyways, I really loved this scrub. The scrubby granules weren't big so they didn't irritate my skin but left me with really soft baby skin. The smell of this was just amazing too! A little of this went a long way too, so it took me a long while to go through this. 

The next product is The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion. I know I've mentioned this in posts before and I like this stuff. Because of the tea tree oil, it does have a pretty strong scent but it doesn't linger and the lotion sinks right into your skin. It sometimes irritated my skin a little bit, but I usually mixed this with the aloe serum from The Body Shop to help with that. 

The next product I used up (thank god!) is the E.L.F. Tone Correcting Concealer in the color ivory. This stuff sucks to be honest. I'm so glad this is gone but unfortunately I do have another one to use up. I don't know what it is about this product. I just did not like it. It smells like an orange creamsicle which is nice, but it gives absolutely no coverage whatsoever and it doesn't blend very well either. I should just throw out the other one I have but I hate wasting product like that. Plus, I'm pretty sure this was only $1 so it's not a big burn in my pocket, but it still sucks!

The last product I used up is The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator. I really, really like this stuff. The scrubby particles in it are a good size so they don't irritate my skin but it still gets the job done. I'm always left with super soft skin afterwards. The base of this scrub also gets very foamy so it can also act as a cleanser. A word of caution if you try this: be very careful not to get it in your eyes! Trust me, my hand slipped one time and I got some of the soap, not the scrubby particles, in my eyes and it burned like hell. I had to keep flushing my eye with water and it was fine but man that wasn't fun!

That's everything! I hope in November I can go through more makeup products but I'm happy with what I used up this month.

What did everyone else use up in October?

11 comments:

  1. This all sounds lush, I definitely want to check out those Body Shop Products. I used up 2 Body Shop Mango Scrubs, all of their scrubs smell amazing!

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    1. Their scrubs are amazing! I especially love their shea scrub :)

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  2. It's a shame that scrub has been discontinued, it sounds amazing :(

    Great post, I always like to read honest opinions on products!

    Laura x
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    1. It is amazing! I think I have another one of them in a different scent somewhere. I gotta go dig for it!

      Thank you for your comment :)

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  3. I've used that shave gel before (as a matter of fact, I also have a different one from Gillette) and honestly I wasn't overly impressed either. I've become picky about space and having too many bottles in my shower so I'm going to try not using shave gel/cream (and use soap or conditioner instead) and see how that works out. Great post! It's fun to see what other people are finishing and how they felt about them

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    1. I'm actually thinking about using conditioner as shave cream. I never go through conditioner as fast as I do shampoo, so using it as a shave cream would be a good idea for me. Plus, it's probably more moisturizing than regular shave gel :)

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  4. Conditioner, baby oil, and coconut oil make great shaving options! Following you, since I found you through the hop!

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  5. The Body Shop scrubs are amazing. They are very effective in exfoliating dead cells and their smell is so appealing. Dylan's Candy Bar Ice Cream Sugar Scrub in Coconut Bon Bon sounds interesting,sure to add this in my shopping list.

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    1. The Dylan's Candy Bar scrub is actually discontinued and I can't find it anywhere. If you find it somewhere, let me know!

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  6. OH my word I LOVE using things up! I get kind of crazy towards the end and use big globs of shampoo or body wash because I want to throw the bottle away SO badly!! Is that weird?

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    1. Haha not weird at all. I do the same thing

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