Empties time!!! Pretty excited because I was able to get through a lot of product last month, and also ended up tossing a few things. Here we go!!
***All items either purchased by me or received as a sample with purchase. Links are to previous reviews.
Hair & Body
Beauty Protector Shampoo and Conditioner - Absolutely love this duo, and they pair wonderfully with the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle. I'm on my second bottle of each. The shampoo makes my hair squeaky clean so if you don't like that feeling then stay away. I usually don't like that, but for some reason it works really well when paired with the conditioner. The duo keep my hair soft and manageable, and they also help keep things moisturized.
Sans Ph Perfect Body Wash - I bought this from Amazon when I was too lazy to go to the store. Ph balanced sounded interesting, and the name Sans comes from the fact that it's 'free' from a bunch of stuff. It was ok. And it was kinda pricey. Won't be purchasing again.
L'Occitane Whipped Body Cream - Review HERE. Won't be repurchasing.
Dr. Hauschka Deodorant in Fresh scent - This is finally my last bottle. Actually I kinda cheated because I gave my absolute last bottle to my friend. I wish I had kept it though. I'm using Jungleman deodorant right now and though I love it, it's kind of hard to spread and gets my underarms a little sore after too many days in a row (from trying to make sure it's rubbed in). I liked having this to give myself a break. It doesn't work as well as Jungleman, but it works well enough. I might repurchase this, as it's difficult to find aluminum free deodorants that you like! I know...totally not sexy having deo in an Empties post, but it's something to look into if you are searching for aluminum free :-)
Philip B. Lightweight Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse (sample) - Not impressed enough to be even remotely interested in the full size.
Hand Spa too long of a name something or other hand cream (sample) - Didn't like and will not be purchasing the full size.
L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream - I really liked this a lot and loved the scent. Creamy, pretty moisturizing...and just felt nice. Would definitely consider repurchasing at some point!
L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Lotion - Loved the smell, of course, but it didn't keep me moisturized well enough. Felt pretty rich going on, but again...that didn't last as long as I wouldn't liked. Won't be repurchasing.
Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water - Review HERE. This is part of a pack of several that ended up being cheaper than buying the regular size. I'm working on the last bottle now. I think this stuff is fantastic, but won't be repurchasing until I decide whether or not I like the Tom Ford makeup remover (haven't started testing it yet). If I don't like the TF, then I'll quickly repurchase.
Alpha H Liquid Gold (travel size) - Review HERE. Absolutely love!!! I'm working on the largest, full size now.
African Botanics Pure Marula Oil - Review HERE. Love! Already working on the next bottle.
LUSH Celestial Facial Moisturizer - Review HERE. I've gone through many tubs of this, but I've finally found something I like better (to be revealed soon). Gasp! Shock! Horror! Yes, believe it!! I still have a new tub of this, but haven't wanted to use it because I like the other stuff so much. That said...I still think it's a wonderful moisturizer!
Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine - Not sure what possessed me to purchase another tub of this, as I was SO excited when I finished the last one because it took FOREVER. So I finished this one...and hopefully I learned my lesson and won't be buying it again. It's nice, but not nearly as good as some other balms I've tried!
Koh Gen Do Pure Cotton (sample) - Didn't like these at all. They weren't as soft as the Shiseido Facial Cotton, and these shred. Won't be purchasing the full size.
Kat Von D Unlock-It Makeup Remover Wipes (sample) - These were super saturated!! But even before I used the second wipe just to make sure everything was off, I could feel my face start to get red and then I saw bumps emerging. I washed with oil cleanser twice and used a follow up cleanser, then used cortisone cream just to be sure I'd be ok. Yeah, definitely won't be purchasing the full size of these.
Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask - Review HERE. Forgot how much I liked these - I had stopped using them for a bit. There are some other eye masks I want to try, but will definitely keep these in mind for future repurchase. I think I have just a few more in the box left.
NARS Pro Prime - Just stopped working. Weird. But have found an even better replacement, HERE.
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (sample) - Didn't like this at all, mainly because it didn't work at all on me. Have found another sample I like, HERE.
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick (old version) - I've had this for a REALLY long time and this is all that's left. I much prefer the Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick, and don't have it in me anymore to try to keep chipping away at this one. Just not happening! Won't be purchasing the replacement Skin Foundation Stick either.
Koh Gen Do Chiffon Lip Balm - Review HERE. I really liked this, but it has since been discontinued. It's gone slightly off...soooo...it's going in the trash.
I also had the Empties from THIS post that I finished in November as well :-)
Very productive month, Empties wise!!! How did you do?!!