December 21, 2011

November Empties

☑ Clarins Sheer Bronze Tinted Self Tanner For Legs

I have bought this out of curiosity at the first Clarins warehouse sale I attended maybe two years ago but at this time, I wasn't even into self tanners so I barely used it on my legs and it didn't impress me so I put it away. Now that I've gotten more into self tanners, I wanted to use this one up before buying some others.

I haven't used a lot of self tanners so I can't really compare this one to some others but it doesn't seem to do much for me - it barely gives me a slight glow. I don't know if it's due to the fact that I'm naturally pale - I'm a natural blonde - but I'm disappointed. I'll keep searching for a self tanner that will really make me look tan!

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Clarins Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint For Face and Decolleté

☑ Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream and Avocado Pear Nourishing Nights Cream (samples)

These were average. The smell was a bit too strong for me and to be honest, it wasn't the most pleasant. I loved the texture too, it ws thick without being too thick.

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Moisturizing Gel-Cream for dry skin (day) and Burt's Bees Radiance Night Cream (night)

OK I'll admit it - I'm actually cheating with this one. What happened is that for review purposes, I wanted to take a picture to show you the actual quantity of lipbalm in the tube but when I tried to slide it back in the tube, it broke! So I had to melt it in a Vaseline tin but I'm still including it in my empties =P

Repurchase: yes!

What I'm currently using to replace it: other Dr Hess Udder Sticks

☑ Fruits & Passion Georgia Peach Foaming Bath

Very average foam that last about 10 minutes. Disappointing for the price.

Repurchase: no

What I'm currently using to replace it: random bath treats

☑ Equate Exfoliating Cleansing Towelettes

These are great to gently wash my face in the morning. If they dry up, I simply spritz a little toner on them and them rub them on my face.

Repurchase: yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes

☑Alberto Moisture Soak Conditioner

I bought this a long time ago when my hair was completely destroyed by the numerous bleaches I inflicted it, and I was happy to confirm that the claims were true - I really did see a difference after the first use! Of course, it didn't repair my hair on the first use, but I was actually amazed at how soft it left my hair so I kept on using it and I was never disappointed.

I also like the consistency of this conditioner, it's thicker than a lot of conditioners I have tried - it won't drip everywhere - in the past and I feel that it coats my hair really well.

Repurchase: yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: I'm trying to use up those conditioners that come with my boxes of hair dye!

☑Escada Pacific Paradise Eau de Toilette

I bought this at a Clarins warehouse sale years ago because I instantly fell in love with its fruity yet not overly sweet scent, but I'm glad I finally used it up because I have way too many perfumes in my stash! Yes it's fun to use a different one every day, but they have a very limited shelf life, and this one almost didn't smell anything at all after all this time.

Repurchase: yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: other perfumes like Jessica Simpson Fancy, Harajuku♥Lovers Fragrance Baby, Aquolina Pink Sugar, etc.

Repurchase: no, only because L'Oréal tests on animals, and that's a shame because it's a pretty good mascara.

What I'm currently using to replace it: L'Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

*This product is NOT cruelty-free


  1. j'aime bien quand je finie mes produits du coup j'ai l'impression de ne pas avoir gaspiller de l'argent .

  2. yay for empties post! I never ever finished a perfume! well done! :P

  3. Uhhh, Gaby can I say I LOVE the fact that you want to use up products before you go out and purchase similar products!

    I've recently started getting into that mentality because I feel like what's the point of having multiple items of the same thing?

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love that Escada perfume shame its been discountinued

  5. Good job! I haven't emptied much lately...

  6. I don't think I will ever be able to use up a perfume! Bravo!

  7. The udder stick looks so cool haha!! My gosh you finish so many products haha! Thats really good, i wish i got through mine!!! Especially perfumes, they are so hard to go through!! How long did it take you to use up the escada perfume?

  8. i used to have that escada perfume !! :p xo

  9. Love empties posts!! Those lip balms sound really good!

  10. @ beauty combat: N'est-ce pas le meilleur sentiment au monde? LOL!

    @Jacq : Me neither I think! Yey!

    @Arezu : Exactly! I don't know, I just hate to feel overwhelmed by all of those products that just sit there, it totally drives me crazy! Maybe I'm a bit OCD? LOL!

    @Beauty Fiend : That's the sad thing with perfume ):

    @Larie : I didn't think I'd be able to either but I did, yey! Just keep on using it everyday and you'll see, you'll use it up (:

    @ Jordy's Spot: Oh wow I don't know, way too long! Maybe what, 3 or 4 years ago? And yes, it still smelled good, which is awesome!

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