March 24, 2011

February Empties

Fruits Scents Strawberry Body Butter

I got this for $1.50 at the dollar store, and I don't even know why I picked it up... I'm a sucker for body butters, but I should have known that for this price, it was too good to be true! This is far from a body butters, it's in fact a super light lotion. It absolutely didn't moisturize my dry skin )=

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it:  Burt's Bees Baby Bee Skin Creme

☑ Bodycology Cucumber Melon Body Butter

Just like the Brown Sugar Vanilla one I have used up the past month, this body butter is not moisturizing at all, and it couldn't calm my itchy skin. The scent is better than the other one though!

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it:  Burt's Bees Baby Bee Skin Creme

 ☑ SPAresource Vanilla Sugar Body Butter

SPAresource body butters are my favorites butters ever! The texture is perfect, the scent lingers until the next shower, and I can feel my skin staying moisturized all day long! Oh and these body butters are so inexpensive.

Repurchase? yes!!

What I'm currently using to replace it:  Burt's Bees Baby Bee Skin Creme

 ☑ Pantene Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Shine Shampoo and Conditioner (50 mL)

Besides the scent (green apple, yum!), I didn't notice anything special with these products.

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: L'Oréal Paris Vive Pro Colour-Vive Shampoo and Alberto VO5 Deep Nourishing Moisture Intensive Mask 3 Minute Mask

☑ Alpen Secrets Tea Tree & Mint Foot & Leg Cooling Gel

This refreshing gel is great, especially in the summer after sepnding a long day outside. I'm not sure if it really moisturized my feet but it sure felt good!

Repurchase? yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: Barielle Total Foot Care Cream

 ☑ Fruits & Passion Cocoa Hand Butter

At first, I thought this butter would be amazingly moisturizing due to its super thick texture, but I was disappointed. Plus, it's super expensive for such little quantity of product.

Repurchase? no

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

 ☑ Fruits & Passion Orange Cantaloup Eau de fruits

This fragrance is very light, fresh and fruity. I wouldn't wear it to go out at night but it's a great everyday perfume if you're into a scent more subtle.

Repurchase? yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: Calgon Take me away! Brazilian Beauty Passion fruit & Brazil Nut Body Mist

  ☑ Nude Miracle Mask (sample)

This mask was interesting to try. It quickly dry on your skin to form an invisible layer. But I didn't notice any benefit for my skin.

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Avon Solutions Winter Moisturizing Hydratation Mask


  1. Haha...the cut up ones look so funny! Well done


  2. Ooh I love posts like this =) I hope to start doing something similar if I ever get better at using things up, haha.


  3. bonne idée comme blog post =) tu ma donner le goût d'aller m'acheter le SPAresource Vanilla Sugar Body Butter =P

  4. Nice post Gaby <3 Thanks for sharing :D

  5. yay for fruits and passions stuff. :D the orange cantaloupe smell is so amazing, love it!
    congrats on finishing this products gaby!! x

  6. I love finishing things off it's so satisfying!

  7. Not so MIRACLE Mask afterall, huh? lol I'm considering body butters now as my skin's really dry but hate the fact that I have to dig my fingers in a tub!

  8. Great post Gaby! I should really start doing something like this, too :p

  9. I love body butters but I think you definetely get what you pay for. Somethings are just worth it to spend extra

  10. congratulations on finishing up your products! i always have trouble finishing mine :p

  11. Good going with using things up!!! I love the spa resource body butters too! Yummy! :)

  12. Great post Gaby, I love your determination to finish products you don't even like :)

  13. @Cynthia Z: Hahah I know, but it's the best way to get every last bit of product in a tube.

    @Anna Elizabeth : I find that posting the products I have used up keeps me motivated. I don't know why?

    @Hypnotiz3m3 : J'adore leur beurres corporels, je trouve que c'est tellement les meilleurs pour le prix! Ah et leur crème à mains sont extras aussi, je n'en achèterai plus jamais d'une autre marque que celle-là!

    @Rakhshanda: Thanks hun, I'm glad you like it (=

    @Shang J. : Thank you! I'm quite produ of myself (=

    @christine: I loved this fragrance too but I don't really like Fruits & passion products, they are too expensive and you derfinitely don't get what you pay for x=

    @SweetLikeJelly : I totally agree!

    @Amy : You should, I find it so motivating!

    @KatXoXo : For now, I'll stick to drugstore body butters as SPAresource is my favorite. But I won't repurchase from Bodycology, that's for sure!

    @dani@callitbeauty : Thanks! Yes, sometimes it's hard to stick to a specific product, but it's so worth it in the end (=

    @Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) : They are my favorites (=

    @Tracy D: It's not always easy, but it's rewarding in the end!

  14. Hi Gaby! This is a fantastic post! It's great to see someone using ALL of their products. I'm so bad, I have a heap of half-empty things. I loved the cut-up products, that was so funny!

    Kisses, Melanie

  15. nice post and thats a lot of empties for a month lol. i dont think I empty that much in a month. its funny how we never realize how much we go through in a month until we see something like this. its nice that you say if you would repurchase or not :)

  16. I honestly should use up my stuff more... But I just can't make myself put lotion on after every shower... BAD, I know.

    I love how you cut up the tubes and used up everything!

  17. Hi Gaby! I love your empties posts because it's a quick review of so many things you finished.
    Hmmm usually I've had a good experience with fruits and passions products - although I have not tried too many of their products, I really love the ones that I have tried/bought (like their Cucina line).
    I remember when I use to buy body butters from Wal-mart - and I did buy the Vanilla Sugar one before. It's decent for the price but now that I'm not so tight on my budget I get the Vanilla Body Shop lotion since the scent is just out of this world for me.

  18. Salut Gaby!

    Moi j'aime bien l'odeur des produits Fruits et Passion, et j'aimerais les supporter pcq ils sont Quebecois, mais l'odeur tourne sur moi! C'est vraiment rare, mais ces produits la sentent vraiment pas bon sur moi!

    T'as utilise beaucoup de beurre corporel ce ois-ci, a ce que j'en deduis, c'est encore l'hiver dans ton coin!

  19. @Beauty meets Kawaii : I love the feeling of acomplishment when I use up something. And I like to cut tubes to get the last bits of product hehe!

    @anabelle: These posts help me keep track of my previous purchases and so I can refer to them when it's time to repurchase something. I'm glad you liked it!

    @Chrissy: Really? I just can't pass on lotion after a shower, my skin will feel so dry!

    @Karen Law: These posts are a reference for me when it's time to repurchase something. I haven't tried lots of Fruits & Passion products but I've been disappointed most of the time (hand creams is too light, foaming bath doesn't foam long enough, etc). I'm happy with drugstore products so I don't feel the need to buy more expensive products, and when I do, I hate being disappointed. I haven't tried any The Body Shop products but I really want to give a try to their body butters sometimes when I'll have more cash to spend on beauty products!

    @Ms Bubu: J'aime bien l'odeur aussi! C'est bizarre, ça ne m'en jamais arrivé qu'un produit ne sente pas bon pour moi. C'est bin plate ça! Oui en effet, il fait pas mal froid par ici! On a eu une seule belle journée où il a fait environ 10 degrés la semaine passée et j'étais toute excitée, j'ai rangée mon manteau et mes bottes d'hiver et j'ai mis mes pneus d'été, mais on a eu de la neige la journée d'après ahah! Je voulais aussi finir d'utiliser mes beurres corporels avant L'été parce que je les trouve trop épais quand il fait chaud. L'été, je préfère une lotion plus légère.

  20. Sorry I thought they were GOSH polishes...didn't notice they were Catrice ones...oops!

    Haven't heard of Catrice Cosmetics before though...you'll have to let me know if they're any good! :)


  21. WOW you certainly use body butter often! I just discovered your blog and i'm certainly following!

  22. @On my way reaching the sky : I LOVE body butters, especially in the cold winter weather. Thanks for the follow! x