Let There Be More Empties!

                        //own purchase // pr sample//

The post that almost didn’t make it. I’ve been planning to show you more products that I’ve used up but never had the time to sift through my bag of empties. But finally it’s here so before I toss ’em away, let’s dissect each one for the very last time.

Burt’s Bees Garden Tomato Toner is good for those with oily and acne-prone skin. I’ve said it few times that my default drugstore skincare brand is Burt’s Bees. I reviewed this toner way back in 2010, when I was still a noob blogger.

If you have The Face Shop near you, I suggest you try their Pore Minimizer Controlling Toner with Powder. Again, it’s good for women cursed with oily skin and obnoxious pores like me. The Face Shop is a popular Korean brand. I think they have three branches in the island of Oahu (Hawaii) and several more across the United States. I feel like an overwhelmed clueless kid every time I visit their store, I just want to grab every product there is!

I hoard wipes. Makeup wipes to be more specific. If I were part of The Walking Dead, I’d chop zombies ala Michonne to get to the nearest drugstore and grab all makeup wipes. Again my default brand is Burt’s Bees and recently, my new favorite The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Tissue.

Prime Time Foundation Primer by bareminerals is a good lightweight face primer. I can’t say that it’s my favorite since I go through different brands, given the nature of this blog.

I have reviewed MDSolarSciences Tinted SPF30 last year and it remains my favorite mineral sunscreen to this day. Its packaging underwent a facelift but I love the unscented formula just the same. It applies smoothly and it doubles as a makeup primer for me.

Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer is another favorite. It’s better than Urban Decay in my experience. If you want a smudge and crease-free eye makeup, try it!

Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer is another must-try. You only need a teeny weeny amount for priming.

I’m not a fan of Benefit They’re Real Mascara. While it gave my lifeless lashes some volume, it smudged pretty bad.

Bodycology is a nice drugstore body wash brand. While I adore the coconut lime twist (I love me some coconuts!) Hub says the fragrance is too strong.

I shave my legs, do you? I have no brand preference. I just buy whatever I see from Target.

The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel smells divine. It’s my new favorite from the line. I will definitely stock up next time.

So far the only gud shampoo and conditioner combo that I like is the “pearanormal” fragrance. The Orange Petalooza didn’t appeal to me at all. But see I still forced myself to use it. Waste not, want not.

I have reviewed Crest 3D White Strips early this year and I have purchased it a few times since then. Blame the coffee addiction my dear!

I love body scrubs. Again I have no brand preference. But so far I like the ones from Victoria’s Secret because they smell so good. Tree Hut is a good drugstore alternative. While it does a good job of exfoliating, it attracts black ants big time!

What are your recent product empties?




  1. October 31, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    wow! That's a lot! I usually finished like 3 products every month but these.. It's great that you adhere to your skin care regimen! ^__^

    • November 1, 2013 / 7:00 am

      This is 1 1/2 mos of empties to be exact. Yeah, I try to use up everything. Waste not,want not. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. October 31, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    I always buy the generic tooth whitening strips but I think I need something a little more heavy duty! I'm addicted to tea and diet coke!

    • November 1, 2013 / 7:03 am

      you should try this Crest 3D. A lil pricey (under $50) but you'll notice a difference after a week. I will answer your question on another post over here (lazy me, LOL). Packaging says the effect lasts for a year after you finish the kit. But given my coffee addiction, it's 3 mos for me.

  3. October 31, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Wow, you go girl! Now that's a ton of empties!

  4. October 31, 2013 / 6:10 pm

    Holy empty bottles Batman! Seriously that's a lot of empties…inspires me to really try this time. I have way too many bottles of shampoo sitting around & they need to be used up! I have the Orange Petalooza body wash and love it but didn't like the lotion, conditioner, etc.

    • November 1, 2013 / 7:07 am

      LOL Mina, you crack me up! Yeah, I challenged myself to really use up what I have or end up with a bathroom looking like a shelf display of bath products and whatnots. It's hard but I'm trying babes!

  5. October 31, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    That's a lot of empties. You are now my use it up idol. 😀

    • November 1, 2013 / 7:08 am

      hahaha! now my question to you is….how do you use up all your nail lacquers?LOL

  6. November 1, 2013 / 4:49 am

    That's a whole bunch of empties! I haven't found any Face Shop but sounds like they have some great products!

    • November 1, 2013 / 7:09 am

      You will enjoy their products, being a skincare aficionado that you are!

  7. November 1, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    so many empties and i think the only one i have tried is the Shea sugar scrub. I need to look into trying some of these other products out!

  8. November 1, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    Great job with the empties! I've never heard of The Face Shop – I'll have to see if there are any locally.

  9. November 1, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    that sugar scrub looks fabulous, but ants are no no. I got that the last few months I think I will be switching of body sprays and body lotion soon. hate being attacked.
    I didint notice the ants cause my bath towel is a kind oxblood/plum they attacked my whole face.
    And I learned a new lesson, don't buy dark towels

  10. November 1, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    That Tree Hut Scrub is one of my favorites ever, even my husband loves it! I wish I had this many empties…I need to work on that!

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