Empties December 2019

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Here’s my final round of empties for 2019 – I didn’t quite finish up as much as I had hoped by the end of the year, but progress is progress when it comes to using up products from my stash rather than wasting them.

Empties December 2019

As you all probably know, I’m on a low-buy, so if I say I’ll purchase or re-purchase, it means that this product is something that I plan to eventually get once I use up all of that product type in my stash. Let’s take a closer look:

The Ordinary Serum Foundation – This was my second bottle of this foundation. I really like the lightness of serum foundations. I would purchase this one again. Currently using the Juice Beauty serum foundation which I like a lot! Original reviews are here and here.

Native Deodorant in Hibiscus and Mint – I’ve been using various scents of this deodorant for well over a year now. And have two in my stash right now (one regular and one sensitive formulation). I’ll likely re-purchase since it works for me, unless I end up trying something that I like even more. Original review here.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser – I love this cleanser, and would buy again for sure. I initially had a sample size from Petit Vour and loved it so much that I bought that full size. Currently have loads of cleansers in my stash, so probably won’t buy for perhaps six months! Review is here.

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer – This came in a recent Petit Vour box. Loved it. I would purchase a full size if I wasn’t already trying to finish up several moisturizers and face creams. Review is here.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion – This is my second sample sized bottle. The first was from Petit Vour and this one was a PR sample. It works well for my hair for both wavy and smooth styling. Helps tame frizz without weighing my hair down. I would buy a full size if I ever manage to use up my stash of styling lotions and creams. Review is here.

I’m in the process of doing a massive makeup declutter – so expect a post on that soon!

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Disclosure: This post contains mostly products that have been purchased by me, and one PR sample identified above.

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash & The Soft Serve Cream Rinse Conditioner Review

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Today I’m reviewing Cake Beauty’s The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve Cream Rinse Conditioner that I recently purchased. Cake Beauty is Canadian, cruelty free and vegan.[info in italics taken from the Cake Beauty website]

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve

The Posh Wash Shampoo:

Set your second-day-and-beyond hair up for success. This revolutionary shampoo dramatically extends that freshly washed feel so you can wash your hair less often. Driven by an advanced moringa seed micro-protein, our luxe suds polish hair and scalp while helping to fend off dirt and pollutants

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve

This is a really nice shampoo, it lathers really well, and makes my hair feel super clean without drying it out. My hair looks great on the second day, and fairly good on the third day!

The Soft Serve Cream Rinse Conditioner:

Set your second-day-and-beyond hair up for success. This revolutionary cream rinse dramatically extends that freshly conditioned feel so you can wash your hair less often. Driven by an advanced Moringa Seed micro-protein, our light-as-meringue yet rich-as-custard emollient surges in moisture and helps fend off dirt and pollutants. Bring on soft, strong, light-and-shiny hair, without the harsh chemicals.

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve

This is a lightweight conditioner, but still very hydrating and creamy feeling.

 

Since I’ve been using both the shampoo and conditioner, my hair has been less frizz prone, and so much more manageable and smoother in texture. My hair feels so soft!

Have you tried The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve?

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Disclosure: I purchased these things!

Empties November 2019

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Another month’s worth of empties – I think that I’ve made really great progress on my stash this month! Because I’m on a low-buy (only buying things when necessary, if I say that I would re-purchase it means eventually, not right away).

Let’s take a look:

Skincare

Empties November 2019 - Skincare

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I loved it a lot and would love to buy a full size eventually. Review is here.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream – Another Petit Vour gem that I loved. Lightweight hydration. Would purchase this one. Review is here.

By Anhesa Cedar Face Cream – I won this in a giveaway. This one is great for when my skin is dry and I need a moisture boost. And it smells wonderful. Would buy. Review is here.

Honua Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream – This was such a dreamy cleansing cream from my Petit Vour subscription. Would LOVE to buy a full size of this but have so many cleansers to use up. Review is here.

Cosmessential Premium Facial Serum The Grande – This was a PR sample. It worked really well for me. It was lightweight, super-hydrating and filled with loads of anti-aging ingredients. Would buy if I didn’t have several more serums to use up. Review is here.

Haircare:

Empties November 2019 - Haircare

Maui Moisture Color Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve purchased several of the Maui Moisture formulations over the past year (or two). This one might be my favourite! It helped keep my colour from fading fast and made my hair feel soft and clean. I’ll probably buy this again (eventually). Review is here.

Makeup:

Empties November 2019 - Makeup

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara – Another Petit Vour box item. This wasn’t the mascara for me as it isn’t waterproof and my eyes water easily. If you don’t have watery eyes, you might like it a lot. Review is here.

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) – This is one of my go-to mascaras. It adds volume, holds a curl and its waterproof. Been buying this mascara since 2016! Review is here.

Joik Gloss & Care Lip Oil – My friend brought this back from Estonia a few months ago. I’m sad that it is empty because I love it so much! I bought my first one back in 2017 when I travelled to Estonia. International shipping is quite expensive, so this is going on the wishlist. Review is here.

There were a few more products that I’m so close to finishing up, hopefully they’ll be in next month’s empties. Do you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This post contains mostly products paid for by me, except for one PR sample, and one personal gift – all are identified above.

Kristin Ess Hair Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

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Today I have a review of the Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray from Kristin Ess Hair – that I recently purchased when stocking up on essential oils from well.ca. I was using the Sea Salt Air Dry Spray from Kristin Ess Hair [info in italics taken from well.ca]

The softest wave spray ever! Most wave sprays are used on wet hair and create that salty/crunchy feel. This is completely different than any wave spray you’re used to. It’s made for AFTER you wave your hair or air dry. Once it goes on it’s soft to the touch. Flip your hair over and from side to side, applying a light veil over each section. The shine and separation is a dream and it will never feel crunchy. 

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

I love beachy waves, but I don’t always like the crunchy dry feel that it gives my hair. The Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray achieves the beachy wave effect, but it keeps my hair super soft to the touch and doesn’t make it look dull.

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

As much as I loved the original Sea Salt spray, I think that I like this one even better because of how nice it makes my hair feel!

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

Have you tried this beach wave spray? Do you have a fave?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Empties August 2019

August 2019 Empties - Bath & Body - Lavido, Alba Botanica, Andalou Naturals

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Can you believe that August is already finished? It feels like the summer has gone by so quickly! I’ve managed to finish up a few more products from my stash this month – not as many as I had hoped to finish, but progress is progress.

I’ll include links to my original reviews as well as a comment on whether or not I will eventually purchase a replacement.

Let’s take a look – Bath and Body:

August 2019 Empties - Bath & Body - Lavido, Alba Botanica, Andalou Naturals

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream – this was a Petit Vour subscription sample. I liked it a lot, but the scent made the Mister sneeze every time I used it, so I probably won’t purchase a full size. Review is here.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil – This might be my second bottle of this body oil. I love it, and will buy it again eventually once I finish up a few other body products. Review is here.

Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter – Another Petit Vour sample. I liked this one a lot, but I think I prefer the rose scented one more. Review is here.

Haircare:

Empties August 2019 - Hair Care - Kristin Ess, Wise Men's Care

Kristin Ess Sea Salt Air Dry Spray – I used this wave spray a lot since I purchased it last summer, it worked amazingly well for my wavy hair. I’m currently testing out another wave spray, so I don’t need to repurchase this one right now, but I probably would get this again eventually. Review is here.

Wise Men’s Care Simple & Natural Men’s Shampoo / Birch Bark Daily Shampoo – This was part of a PR package. I loved the scent of this shampoo, it is very woodsy, and gentle on the scalp. I still have the travel size of this shampoo to finish up, and a few other shampoos in my stash to use up, so no need to purchase a replacement at this time. Review is here.

Skincare:

Empties August 2019 - Skincare - Lowen's, Goldfaden MD

Lowen’s Get Toned! Vegan Facial Toner – This was from a PR package. I kept this spray toner in my fridge, and used it whenever I needed a spritz of refreshing hydration. I have at least one or two toners in my stash to finish, so I don’t need to purchase a replacement (but I would like to eventually). Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel – Another Petit Vour subscription sample. I liked to wear this light gel moisturizer under sunscreen. I have so many moisturizers / creams in my stash to use up, that I really cannot purchase a replacement. Review is here.

Lowen’s Bee Local Lip Balm – This is from the same PR package as the toner. I’m a lip balm addict, so you know that I loved this! I still have two more lip balms to finish (and the Mister claimed the third one), so I don’t need to replace just yet, but I would like to before winter. Review of some of the Lowen’s lip balms is here.

Makeup:

Empties August 2019 - Makeup - Essence, Nyx

Essence I ❤ Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base – I had this for way too long (shamefully – since 2016), so I am decluttering it. I’ve recently gotten another shadow base / primer in a recent Petit Vour box. I’d buy this again, it works great and is super affordable. Review is here.

Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara – Another one that I had for way to long! i really liked this brow mascara and will probably buy it again eventually. I’m currently using and loving the Essence Make Me Brow, so no need to replace right now. Review is here.

Did you finish up very much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains products that I purchased myself and PR samples (all PR samples are identified).

Maui Moisture Colour Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of a shampoo and conditioner set from Maui Moisture that has been in my stash for a little while –  Colour Protection + Sea Minerals. I’ve been using it for around 6 weeks now, so I think it’s finally time for a review! [info in italics taken from the Maui Moisture website]

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

Inspired by the ocean, dive deep into hydration with our Maui Moisture Colour Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo [and Conditioner]. Infused with sea minerals, algae, and sea kelp, this blend, free from silicones, parabens, SLS, gluten, and vegan friendly, is sure to help hair colour stay as vibrant as your inner mermaid with a healthy-looking glow and moisturized strands.

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

This shampoo and conditioner duo is great for my wavy, colour-treated hair. My colour seems to fade less quickly with using them – always a good thing. The shampoo cleans without stripping, and lathers really well for a sulfate-free formula. The conditioner does a great job to hydrate my hair without making it feel waxy or heavy. The scent is really nice, I can’t quite figure out what it smells like, but I like it – it is fresh smelling (and thankfully not over-scented).

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

Have you tried this shampoo and conditioner?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque Review

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Today I have a review of one of my favourite hair products – a hair mask! Funny story, I bought this awhile back, and it got stuck / lost behind the bamboo shelves in my bathroom and I forgot that I had it. I was going through my stash about three weeks ago and I found it, unopened, haha!

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

This is the first time that I am trying anything from Shea Moisture – I’ve only recently noticed their line being carried at Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart). I chose the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque. [info in italics taken from the Shea Moisture website]

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

This deep conditioning masque restores strength and resilience to damaged, brittle or chemically processed hair. Perfect for those who regularly color, straighten, perm or heat style their hair, as well as kinky, curly or wavy natural styles. Formulated with nutrient-rich Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified organic Shea Butter to replenish moisture and soften while strengthening hair. Helps promote natural growth by supporting hair’s elasticity, reducing the appearance of breakage and shedding. Peppermint stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience. Leaves hair soft, manageable and shiny.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

My hair is fairly thick, wavy and prone to frizz. It isn’t damaged or brittle. I colour my hair, and I rarely heat style.

I really like this hair mask, it works well to hydrate my hair and helps to keep my waves tamed and less prone to frizzing out. My hair is super soft after using.

This hair mask does contain fragrance / essential oils – I wouldn’t say that it is strongly scented, so if you are fragrance sensitive, smell it before buying since the essential oils used in the scent are not listed.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Butyrospermum Parkii Shea) Butter, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mangifera lndica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Niacin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vinegar, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caramel

Have you tried anything from Shea Moisture? Do you have a fave hair mask?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Empties – June 2019

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Another month seems to have flown by, and I have once again managed to finish up a few things. Let’s take a look, and I’ll let you know if I plan on re-buying (either right away, or adding to my wishlist to purchase eventually) or not at all. I’ll also link to any reviews.

Empties June 2019 - Hask, EVOLVh, Nova Scotia Fisherman and Native

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo – I already have a replacement in my stash. I like this one because it doesn’t smell too strong, and it doesn’t make my hair feel weird. Review is here.

Evolvh Smart Curl Hydrating Wash and Conditioner – This was part of the EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit that was PR Gifted. The bottles are tiny but I got a surprising number of uses from them. Both are going on my wishlist, as I have other shampoo and conditioners to use up in my stash. Review is here.

Native Deodorant Sensitive Formula in Cotton + Lily – I already have a replacement in my stash, in the Rosé Scent, and the regular formula in Vanilla + Rose. I’ve been using Native Deodorants for over a year now. Review for the sensitive formula is here and the regular formula is here.

Nova Scotia Fisherman Naturally Moisturizing Hand & Body Cream – The only reason why I haven’t replaced this is because they were sold out at my local pharmacy the last time that I was buying body lotion, so I bought something else instead. I’ll definitely buy it again because it works so well and the scent is mild. Review is here.

Empties June 2019 - The Ordinary, Milani

The Ordinary Argireline Solution – This was in my recent mini project pan, it took me longer to finish than I thought it would. I have so many serums on my wishlist that I want to try, so I probably won’t re-purchase for awhile. Review is here.

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy English Lavender – This was part of a birthday gift that I received. It was a great hand cream for winter, the glycerine made it long lasting. This was never reviewed.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder in shade 02 Light Medium. This took me so long to finish after hitting pan. I even re-pressed it! I have other face powders to finish in my stash, so I won’t re-purchase right now. Review is here.

Not pictured: Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil – this was a Petit Vour sample. I managed to finish it up, and dropped it in the sink while rinsing it out. I really liked this facial oil, but have a few in my stash to finish up. Review is here.

Empties June 2019 -Makeup De-Stash Essenece, Stila, Tarte, Nyx

De-Stash / De-Clutter of Old Makeup: These are all more than two years old (the white eyeliner is way older than that) – time to de-stash!

Did you manage to finish up much this past month?

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Disclosure: Post contains two PR gifted items identified above. However my opinion is my own.

 

 

 

Empties May 2019

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Another month has just zipped by, and I was fairly successful at using up a bunch of things! As always, I’ll link to any reviews, and let you know if I plan to repurchase (right away, or eventually) or not at all. This is a long one!

Empties May 2019 / Makeup Declutter

Skincare Empties:

Empties May 2019

 

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes Eye Cream – (Petit Vour) I really liked this eye cream, hydrating but not greasy, and most importantly it did not irritate my sensitive eyes. I have at least one or more eye creams to use up right now, so no plans to purchase a full size at this time. Review is here.

Shamanuti Seaweed Toner – (Petit Vour) I liked this toner once I changed the spray nozzle, but prefer rose based ones, so I won’t be buying a full size. Review is here.

Lowen’s You Sure Clean Up Nice Face & Body Wash – (PR gifted) It was such a lovely and gentle face and body cleanser (great for travel). This is going on my wishlist as I have more cleansers in my stash to use up. Review is here.

Drunk Elephant Mini Protini Polypeptide Cream & Mini Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser – (Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift) I really liked both the cleanser and cream in this kit a lot, and will be adding both to my wishlist as I am still working my way through my skincare stash. Review is here.

Lauren B Beauty Reparative Cuticle Oil – (Petit Vour) I really liked this one for winter as my cuticles (and hands) get so dry. I have another cuticle balm in my stash to use up, so I don’t need to replace at this time. Review is here.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum – (Petit Vour) I absolutely loved this serum, and I’ll likely get a full size very soon – I think my serum stash is nearly cleared out. Review is here.

Hair, bath and body:

Empties May 2019

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Body Lotion – (Petit Vour) Super hydrating and smells glorious! Going on the wishlist, as I have a few more body lotions to use up. Review is here.

EVOLVH Ultimate Styling Lotion – (Petit Vour) I love this styling lotion, and have another one in my stash already that was PR gifted in the Love Your Curls Discovery Kit. Great for enhancing waves or curls without a crunchy feeling, just soft and frizz-free hair. Review is here.

Natura Siberica Polar Blueberry Beauty Shower Gel (gift from my Estonian in-laws when we visited Tallinn, Estonia) I loved this shower gel and I’m sad that it is finished! I can’t easily replace this, but I would if I could! Review is here.

Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle & Grapefruit Body Oil – (Petit Vour) This was a great body oil even though honeysuckle does not work well with my body chemistry. I’d like to try this body oil in a different scent. Review is here.

Makeup Declutter:

Empties May 2019 / Makeup Declutter

Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius Clear Waterproofing Gel from a Brow Genius Kit – This is ancient (pre-historic even), I found it buried in my makeup stash, the gel has become solid, so I couldn’t use it if I wanted to! This was never reviewed as I got it years before I started blogging.

Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Lip in Man Eater – This is more than two years old, and the texture has gone off, so it is time to get rid of it. This was such a beautiful rose gold liquid lipstick. The shade is still available, so perhaps I’ll eventually replace it! Review is here.

Whew, that is a lot of empties! Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This blog post contains products purchased by me, family gifts, and PR gifted items. Each product is disclosed above. My opinion is my own whether purchased, gifted, or PR gifted.