March 04, 2013

Project Pan Them All | February Empties

I bought Lush Magic Mushroom last February during my trip to Toronto and I am glad I finally remembered to use it just in time for Valentine's Day! It is insanely cute, smells of creamy vanilla strawberry, makes mountains of bubbles, and it leaves my skin sooooo soft and smooth. Its is just perfect and I would definitely recommend it!

I was disappointed by Lush MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment since it did not really do anything in the water - it did not fizz, it did not make bubble, it barely smell anything and it did not really left my skin moisturized. Next please!

Marcelle Essentials Purity Soothing Cleansing Water is my HG makeup remover since it just melts everything away effortlessly, and I am always sad when I use up a bottle but it's OK since one lasts me about a year, and I must have two backups somewhere in my stash anyway.

John Frieda Precision Foam Color Conditioner was nothing special and it did not really protect my color or anything, but it did leave my hair soft.

I had two unique application samples of La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Intense Soothing Care* laying around so I figured out I might just use them up and I actually quite liked my experience. It does soothe my itchy eczema-prone skin quickly and it keeps it moisturized all day.

I was extremely disappointed by AHAVA Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion since it simply burned my skin where I have patched of eczema, which is really weird for a supposedly gentle lotion that costs $24!

I had a 30mL sample of NIVEA Smooth Replenishing Lotion which worked OK, but nothing special. I am no especially keen on NIVEA products for some reasons - I find them a bit pricey for what they are.

I received a sample of LUSH No Drought Dry Shampoo with some purchases but I don't think I can review it properly since I had not enough product to really test it. I just felt like I needed a lot of product for it to properly absorb the oil in my hair, but at least it did not leave a white cast.

I really enjoyed Burt's Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub which smells delicious enough to eat, since it is really abrasive just like I like my body scrubs to be, but on the other hand, it is a bit of a mess to use since it is so oily that most of it will fall in the shower and go down the drain. I liked how it seemed to coat my skin with an oily residue, so that it felt moisturized when I stepped out of the shower.

I am not sure why so many bloggers seem to be absolutely in love with Simple products since I only have had bad experiences so far - I especially hated Simple Eye Make-Up Remover since it claims to be "kind to eyes" but it stings so much and it barely removes anything!

I am not 100% sold on LUSH Bonbon Lip Scrub (I think it was a limited-edition from two or three Christmas ago) since I feel like I need tons of product to properly exfoliate my lips, and even then, I often have to do it at night and in the morning to ensure that my lips are smooth all day, which is annoying! I would rather make my own lip scrub with brown sugar and coconut oil that works just as well than pay $10 for something that is basically made with sugar and oil!

I think Get Creamed Coconut Cream Pie 100% Natural Whipped Body Cream is my absolute favorite body butter - I instantly fell in love with its extremely rich and silky texture, and I was amazed at how quickly it eased the itchiness caused by eczema. This body butter truly provides all-day soothing moisturization without greasy residue, with an absolutely delicious all-natural beachy coconut scent that does last a while on the skin.

I was really disappointed by Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer in Medium since it was my first experience with a Stila product and it barely moisturized my dry skin but it did cling to dry bits, and it turned me orange. No thanks.

I had a small sample of Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask that I decided to use it one time as a treatment on my dry hair, and while it did smell really nice, I can't say it really improved the condition of my hair in only one use.

*Please note that La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Intense Soothing Care is NOT cruelty-free


  1. Funny, the Simple eye makeup remover is the only product from them that I don't like. Everything else I've tried has been really good.

  2. Moi non plus jai pas été impressionnée par Stila, mais cétait un eyeliner. J'ai la lotion Ahava, mais comme je ne fais pas d'excéma, je ne pense pas que j'aurai des problemes avec, on croise les doigts! Bcp d'empties yé!

  3. Great empties, Gaby! The get creamed coconut whipped body cream sounds lovely. I just love products that are coconut scented!!!! :)

  4. Bravo pour tous ces empties!

    J'ai un échantillon du Simple Eye Make-Up Remover que j'ai pas encore essayé et avec ce que tu as écris j'ai pas trop envie de l'essayer lol

  5. The body scrub looks great, I quite like those oily kind of scrubs!xx

  6. Wow, that's a lot of empties! The body scrub sounds great. I used to use that Simple eye make up remover but have switched to Bioderma now which takes my mascara off so much faster! x

  7. Always love these posts... And ugh I agree on the Simple eye makeup remover... It is just no good.

  8. I tried a Pomegranate Body Scrub before not from burts bees and I loved it. I would like to find something that I don't have to buy online like the product I tried and I think I might try Burt's Bees next time I see it in the store :)

  9. Je n'aime pas le démaquillant pour les yeux Simple moi non plus, il brule!!

  10. Good work, Gabby! My empties progress has been steady and slow. Slow because I've been working on full sized products. It's satisfying, but I do miss the quick high I got every time I finished one of my samples!

  11. okay thank you! I SERIOUSLY do not get the hype of simple products either! I bought the makeup wipes and they didn't do shit to remove anything from my skin. They are gentle but don't work imo. I didnt like the eye makeup remover either!
    Thats a shame AHAVA was so pricey and burned your skin. annoying.
    omg I want that Coconut Cream Pie body cream! It sounds soooo good!!