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November 02, 2010

It's my birthday! + October empties



It's my birthday today! I'm now 22... time goes by so fast! 

Picture is from weheartit

 


 ☑ SPAresource Coconut Hand Cream (sample size 4mL)

This smells yummy, and it's really thick for a hand cream! I'm never disappointed by SPAresource products!

Repurchase? yes!

What I'm currently using to replace it: Earth Therapeutics Gardener's Hand Repair Protective Conditioner

 ☑ Pantene Color Preserve Volume Hair Solutions Shampoo (50 mL)

This didn't really preserve my color more than any other shampoo and it didn't leave my hair especially shiny )=

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Shampoo

  ☑ Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula (sample size)

I was thrilled to finally get a chance to try this product and OMG, it totally lives up to its claims, even if I had enough product for only two uses! It's really thick, it smells yummy and it's really hydrating (I really noticed a difference on my elbow even after only 2 uses!).

Repurchase? yes!

What I'm currently using to replace it: Bella Spa by Ivy Castle Luxury Body Butter Coca Butter

☑ Burt's Bees Vitamin E Bath & Bodu Oil (sample size 29 mL)

I love the smell, very refreshing, but I'm not a fan of oil as it's just so... greasy LOL.

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: -

☑ Avon SuperExtend Mascara

This is lenghtening, but it's not the best mascara I've ever used. Plus, it clumps after a few coats and it dries up quite quickly )=

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara




☑ John Frieda Root Awakening Nourishing Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner and Shooting Lotion (sample size 8.3 mL)
Those products smell really minty which I like, especially when I take my shower in the morning as the smell wakes me up a little. The combination of products also left my hair soooo shiny and soft.

Repurchase? yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Serum

☑Sally Hansen Maximum Strength Regular Polish Remover

Well there's not much to say about a nail polish remover! Sally Hansen is a well-known nail care brand and I guess this product does the job.

Repurchase? yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: Sally Hansen Maximum Strength Strenghtening Polish Remover

☑ Freeman Moisture Rich Apricot & Wild Cherry Deep Impact Lathering Facial Scrub

Wow, I have this since forever! It smells great and does the job quite well, but I hink it has been discontinued.

Repurchase? yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: Bioré Daily Recharging Detoxify Daily Scrub (7 g)

 ☑ Dove Ultimate Go Fresh Burst Nectarine & White Ginger scent Anti-perspirant stick

I didn't feel especially "protected" with this anti-perspirant. I only bopught it because it was on sale and because it smelled great hehe!

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Lady Speed Stick Stainguard Antiperspirant/Deodorant

    54 comments:

    1. Happy birthday! I love Palmer's Cocoa Butter, it's such an amazing product and smells gorgeous too :) x

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    2. Happ birthday, Gaby! And may all your wishes come true! And may you win more giveaways, haha!
      I had a Freeman peel-off mask some time ago, it was with cucumber and smth else (can't remember what) and I loved it! :D

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    3. @Dani: Thank you! I love it too, it's soooo rich and moisturizing. I'm definitely going to buy a full size bottle!

      @GabZ1985 @Michelle : Thanks!

      @birminghamlady : Thank you! I actually think I should stop entering any more giveaways LOL. Yes I had a Freeman peel-off mask too a while back ago but I gave it to my mother, I didn't like it very much, I don't know, it just didn't seem to work for me 0=

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    4. Happy Birthday hun!!!! Have a wonderful day

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    5. happy birthday! i hope you had a lovely day :) great post btw! and my fave brand for nail care is sally hansen too <33

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    6. Happy birthday miss!!!!

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    7. Happy Birthday, Gaby! Have a fabulous day today. :)

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    8. @Farah: Thanks!!

      @paperheart: Thank you! Sally Hansen offers great quality products at such a nice price (=

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    9. @Witoxicity : Thank you! ^^

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    10. Happy birthday, Gaby! Best wishes! :D

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    11. Happy birthday, girl! I love these posts about empties too. So inspiring ;)

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    12. Happy birthday Gaby! hope you have a fabulous birthday! xoxo

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    13. Happy birthday! Hope you had a lovely day x

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    14. Happy birthday!! I turned 22 this year too :) glad you got to try the cocoa butter and loved it!

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    15. Happy birthday! . I also loved the smell of those Dove deodorants but they suck for protection!

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    16. Oh my gosh! Happy birthday!! Hope you have a good one! I just turned 22 yesterday too haha ;D

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    17. Happy birthday girl! I wish you all the best! :)

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    18. happy birthday!! hope you're having a good one :) great blog xxx

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    19. Many many happy returns of the day Gaby!!!May God grant every wish of yours...

      XOXO

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    20. happy happy happy birthday!!!

      xx
      kristin

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    21. Have a Happy Birthday!! =]

      xoxo Jaz
      http://jazglamour.blogspot.com

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    22. Happy Birthday! (I turned 22 in June) Have a great 22nd year! :)

      Shaylee

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    23. Happy birthday, beautiful ! Comment ça , tu viens pas à la vente Annabelle ??? Merdoume, je comptais t'y croiser....Ceci étant je devrais surement pas y aller aussi vu que j'ai décidé de ne plus acheter de blushs, e/S, lipgloss et rouges à lèvres....

      Caro xxx

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    24. Happy birthday!!!

      <3
      www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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    25. Awww Happy Birthday Gaby!!!! :) Best wishes to you from Toronto. Ahhh I wish I could be here if you decide to come to Toronto next week. Ugh, we'll get together one of these days!
      I didn't know the John Frieda Root Awakening hair products smell a bit minty and work so well. Thanks for sharing. I'll consider picking some up once I get through my shampoo/conditioner back ups.
      I love the smell of Palmer's Cocoa butter but you know what? I don't find that it moisturizes my skin well :( It doesn't absorb well so I always mix a bit with Cetaphil or Aveeno since those two moisturize me really well and this one is for scent :)

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    26. happy birthday!!! :Di do not like avon super extend mascara too

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    27. @Fifi: Thank you!!

      @Step: Thanks! I'm glad you like these posts, they motivate me as well (=

      @tuttifruttibeauti @Emma @MakeupJunkie88 : Thank you! =D

      @Jennifer: Thanks! Yes, I'm definitely buying the full size bottle (=

      @spifftiff88: Thanks! Glad I'm not the only one to think they suck hehe!

      @l-article : Thanks! Happy birthday to you too hehe! =D

      @Helena (XOXO Parisky) @roshas @Srish @Kim @Kristin Leigh @JazGlamour: Thank you!! =D

      @Shaylee Anne: Thanks! And happy belated birthday to you hehe!

      @LittoMokaa @petitechouxx : Merci!!! (=

      @MUA: Merci!! Ahhh écoute ça a été une dure décision de ne pas aller à la vente, mais c'est la meilleure solution pour résister à la tentation ahah! Je te le dis, j'ai du stock de maquillage pour toute ma vie, et même plus, c'est complètement ridicule xD

      @Kasia_B @LCzinha : Thank you!!

      @donnarence: Thanks! Yes, it's far from the best, and it definitely doesn't live up to its claims x=

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    28. Happy Birthday!

      I can't believe you don't like the mascara. It is my favourtie.. I think they need to make it clear it is waterproof in the ads, that is why it gets clumpy...I think all waterproof do

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    29. Oh that's funny, I'm the same I cut shampoo and lotion bottles in half too!


      besos,

      Win a Yola Couture Designer Dress at:

      20 YORK STREET

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    30. I wish you all the best- and show us your b-day gifts! Have a wonderful b-day Gabby :)

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    31. Happy birthday, Gaby!~ congrats on the empties! ^^ sure feels good, huh? lol

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    32. Happy Birthday gorgeous!! Stay beautiful!

      yay for sally hansen =)

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    33. Bonne fete encore!

      J'espere que tu as profite de ta journee!

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    34. Bonne fête en retard ma belle! Maybe I'll see you at the warehouse sale? ;o)

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    35. Belated Happy Birthday :)
      I cut my bottles in half too - it's surprising how much can go to waste !

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    36. @Nadine Natalin : Thanks!

      @Jill-O: Thanks! Oh really, you think it's only available in the waterproof version?? I didn't know that!

      @Dana Yoshimizu @ohyouprettythings @Lulu : Thank you! =D

      @20 York Street : I know, it's stunning! I'm glad I discovered that trick hehe!

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    37. Happy belated birthday to u too ! Mr rat and chinchilla are so cutebtogether

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    38. Happy belated birthday girl !! :) You did a good job, so many empty bottles!!! :)

      xxx

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    39. @Blovet Beauty: Thanks! Oh and it's actually a degu, not a chinchilla (=

      @Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover @makeup,hauls, and anything under the sun!: Thank you!

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    40. @Princess Feef: Thanks Feef =D

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