January 17, 2012

December Empties

☑ Secret Scent Expressions Ooh-La-La Lavender Antiperspirant/Deodorant* It's been a long time since I lasted used gel antiperspirant/deodorant because they usually take forever to dry or, for some reason, I feel they work less than their stick/solid counterpart, but I must say I was impressed with this one. Not one time did it let me down and it dried in seconds! Seriously, who has time to walk around the house with arms in the air, waiting for their armpits to dry?

Repurchase? no, P&G tests on animals 
What I'm currently using to replace it: Mitchum PowerGel Flower Fresh antiperspirant/deodorant

☑ Burt's Bees Radiance Night Cream with royal jelly I guess that from the state of the jar, you can tell how long I've had this cream, and I must say I'm super happy to be finally done with it! I can't remember if the texture has changed since the first time I started using it but now it's just so thick and sticky, it's a nightmare to spread on your face - I felt like I was applying thick layers of collagen all over my face! This isn't moisturizing enough for my dry skin, and I always prefer my night cream to be extra moisturizing.
Repurchase? no 
What I'm currently using to replace it: KORRES Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Night Cream

☑ Fruits & Passion Orange Cantaloup Rich Hand Cream It seems I'm always complaining about Fruits & Passion but what can I say, this hand cream is far from being rich, in fact it's super light and it's not moisturizing at all for my super dry hands. I can't remember how much it cost because I can't find this size on their website but I think I got this in a gift set, but still, their products are always overpriced anyway.
Repurchase: no 
What I'm currently using to replace it: Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream (sample)

☑ Elemis FreshSkin Magical Moisture Quenching Face Mask See my review here.
Repurchase: no because as far as I know, you can't purchase this mask separately (it comes in a duo with the Deep Clean Purifying Face Mask , which did nothing for my dry skin) 
What I'm currently using to replace it: other face masks

 Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation FPS 15 - Bisque* I received this a long time ago when I used to be active on Meg's Makeup and I chose to redeem my hard-earned 250 points for the "Most Fab Gift". I never really used it until recently because I don't usually wear foundation on a daily basis but I decided I wanted to get rid of it without throwing it away. I can't tell if it's a good foundation or not because honestly, I don't think I have the worst skin and I don't really have blemish, pimple or scars to hide.
Repurchase: no because their answer to "Does Sheer Cover test on animals?" is "No. Sheer Cover finished products are not tested on animals." I guess you know what that means.
What I'm currently using to replace it: I'm switching foundation everyday 

☑ Spa0² Pebble & Shells Refreshing Bath & Shower Gel I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a shower gel or a bubble bath but because I have tons of soaps and shower gels to use, I decided to use this one as a bubble bath, and to get some slight bubbles, I had to pour the entire bottle in the bath! Talk about a crappy product! 
Repurchase: no 
What I'm currently using to replace it: random - and hopefully more interesting - bath treats

*These products are NOT cruelty-free 


  1. J'ai eu beaucoup de empties en decembre aussi, il faudrait bien que je les mette en ligne aussi!

  2. J'adore ce genre de post!
    Je me demande parcontre s'il t'arrive de racheter un produit?

  3. @Ms Bubu : Yey! J'aime bien lire ces posts (:

    @PtiteMeve : Mon but est d'abord de libérer mon stash le plus possible en vidant le plus de produits que je peux, et je ne rachète un produit que si je n'ai plus de backups et que si j'en ai vraiment besoin. J'essaie toujours de vider les produits que j'ai qui ont été testés sur les animaux en premier, ainsi que les produits qui sont déjà ouverts depuis un bout de temps. Honnêtement, c'est très rare pour moi de vider un produit et de me rendre compte que je n'ai pas de backups, mais je capote un peu avec ça et j'en ai beaucoup trop, je n'ai plus de place pour de nouveaux produits!

  4. I use that Burt's Bees night cream and it's definitely not thick and sticky. Mine is pretty thin and spreads evenly.. seems like yours dried out some. Sorry you didn't like it.. I think it's a pretty good night cream.

  5. Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream is amazing!

  6. i love these posts cause it saves me time and money :)

  7. Wooo I also got the Burt's Bees night cream. You didn't like it? I am actually loving it so far. Prolly doing a review on it soon.


  8. Excellent post Gaby! I love that you also give your opinion on the products, and if you'd repurchase them. :)

    I think I'll start doing that with my empties posts too. If that's okay with you?

  9. @WitchHazel @Girlie Blogger : It wasn't thick when I first got it, I think I left it open for too long without using it because I have too many products laying around unloved ): But I wouldn't repurchase it anyway, it's not what I was expecting from a night cream.

    @Beauty Fiend : I'm not sure I like it, it's super sticky and thick and it doesn't spread easily z=

    @ Donna ♥ Baby : I'm glad you love these posts (:

    @ Vintage Makeup : Of course it's OK, I appreciate that you like my ideas enough to do them on your blog (:

  10. I have also 'borrowed' your format for my upcoming empties post, love these!

  11. C'est une crème de nuit ou de jour la burt's bees? XD Je crois que le type de la traduction s'est trompé :P

  12. Great post! Btw, I am having way to much fun with your hamster :)

    Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

  13. such a godd idea, i might do a similar post :) xoxo

  14. @Tracy D : Ahah oh well, I guess I should be flattered? =P

    @ Sea : Oui je sais, c'est un peu ridicule ahah mais tant qu'à moi, on peut l'utiliser pour le jour ou la nuit car les deux semblent avoir exactement la même texture, et honnêtement je l'utilisais plutôt comme crème de jour car elle n'est pas épaisse ou grasse du tout !

    @ Mary : Ahaha I know, isn't he addictive? (:

    @Hiding In Wonderland : I love those posts!

  15. Damn, girl. You have my respect for all these empties, especially the night cream despite its weird texture!

    Love what you've done with your blog. The layout is fantastic!

  16. @ Liz (Beauty Reductionista) : Sometimes I think I'm a little OCD with that obsession I have to absolutely want to use everything up LOL! I'm glad you like my layout, I try to keep it really simple (: