September Empties



As the age old rule of beauty blogging goes: finish a product, put it in an empties post. We’ve come to another bunch of empties for me to give my final thoughts on.


Trust me when I saw I have not used five packages of makeup removing facial wipes since last month. I decided to save up a bunch of some that were the same to compile them all together into an empties post together. I’ve got three different types of facial wipes here and I have different thoughts on each of them. First up is my old favourite, the Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes. I have talked several times about these wipes in the past for being very gentle on my skin and smelling heavenly, but tend to be on the higher price end of the spectrum for this type of product. I may only go back to these if my new favourite ever gets taken off the shelves. Speaking of this new favourite, it is the Aveeno Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes. I bought these during one visit to Shoppers Drug Mart and settled for them when the Korres wasn’t available in that particular location. This was fate. These wipes come at a lower price point and are much more hydrating for my face! I was very pleasantly surprised with this product and was really sad when I went to repurchase them and they were no where to be found and had to settle for another brand’s wipes. (No worries, I found them again soon enough!) This other brand, which I will not be repurchasing ever again, is the Olay Fresh Effects (S’Wipe Out!) Refreshing Makeup Removal Cloths. At first I was okay with using these wipes at the end of a longer day and needed my makeup off my face before bed, but as I continued use on them I noticed how much they stung if used around my eye area. My hands also suffer from eczema outbreaks and these only added to the pain of what felt like chemicals on open wounds. I know that sounds a bit harsh, but that’s what it felt like some days.


Carrying on the topic of makeup removal, when I first bought my first bottle of Bioderma, I somehow managed buying the smallest size of it available. I see what all the hype is around this fairly staple makeup removal product now. I’ve already started into my second bottle, regular sized this time, and have a backup ready for when that one is finished.


Moving on to shower-related products, I’ve finally finished up my Bumble and Bumble Thickening shampoo and conditioner. This brand does have fairly pricey products, but they definitely deliver. I was looking for a way to make my hair thicker or at least appear thicker, and bought these in hopes they would have some sort of effect. They did! I’ve just started using the Surf shampoo and conditioner from the same brand and am waiting to see if my hair changes with the use of a new shampoo and conditioner. I thought I was done with higher end hair care products, but this brand keeps getting it right!


The last item of this empties haul is a product I picked up originally as a gift for my mom when I was away on vacation and it was the LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. She used it and did not like how it felt there was still a layer of moisture post-shower, but that’s what I like so much about it since I’ve re-claimed it as mine. My sister even tested it out and is the reason we now are onto our second container of the product. The really light and sweet smell of rose does not linger after the shower too much, but my skin feels very moisturized after using this product. It almost acts as a lazy person’s product so they don’t have to apply moisturizer or a body butter after they hop out of the shower.