Jul 28, 2013

July Empties

It is that time of the month again and summer is almost over :( At least in this part of Canada. We will probably have one more month of hot summer weather then will be off to sweater season again.

I find my monthly empties are very minimal. I guess with so many products to use up, hard to use a product day in and day out to actually use it up.

Used up hair products: Moroccan Oil Treatment
Batiste Dry Shampoo

This Moroccan Oil Treatment lasts me more than 8 months. You only need a pump each time. I find the initial results were impressive but then after a while, I don't find my hair to be extra soft after applying this treatment. I have found other alternatives and don't think I would re-purchase this.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original scent is my stable hair product. It is very effective in refreshing my hair between washes and seems to give my hair a lift and more body. 

Lush used up products: Iced Wine Shower Jelly
Catastophe Cosmetic Face Mask

I have to say the Iced Wine shower jelly is my absolute favorite shower jelly from Lush. It is a Christmas limited edition and I pray that it will be back this Christmas. The scent is a very refreshing  one filled with grape, grapefruit and watermelon. Absolutely delicious scent and not over-powering. It is a lingering scent that fills your bathroom and you smell so good all day long. Have to restock these for sure.

Catastophe Cosmetic Face Mask is my go-to remedy mask. I break out more easily in the summer months and whenever problem skin arises, I apply the mask every other day and it sure does help with calming my skin and feel so soft afterwards.

Physician's Formula 2-in-1 Eye Boosting Eyeliner is my favorite eyeliner. This one lasts almost 2 years and I use it daily. It gives me the most precise application of the eyeliner. Doesn't smudge and stay on all day. Not sure about the lash-boosting property as I don't see any significant improvement on my lashes.

Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray is a travel-sized product I got from Hautelook a month ago. It really does set my makeup all day long and I use it on the hottest and humid days this month. I have another spray I have to use up and I will definitely purchase the full-sized. Impressive.

This LaVanilla Natural Deodorant has been my healthy deodorant. This is my third or fourth one already. This deodorant smells amazing and as much as I like this, have to say on really hot days, I have to re-apply throughout the day to keep dry and fresh. 


  1. Replies
    1. I love iced wine. Just the perfect dessert wine. The shower jelly sure does remind me of the sweetness.

  2. I have a minimal product month to, but it's awesome you finished so many products that take a long time like the hair oil. That Lush scent sounds amazing although I'm not sure 'shower jelly' is for me. I may have to try out that face mask though! Sounds great. Wonderful post :)


    1. Lush shower jelly is a a bit tricky to use at first. It's exactly what it is, just like jelly. So it takes some time to get used to scooping a bit out of the tub and put it on my shower loofah. The face mask is my favorite. Really effective and smells delicious as well.

  3. Love that Morroccan oil! And I have had ice wine while on a wine tour in the Niagara region. I love ice wine! Every time I am heading up to Niagara Falls for a weekend I get some wine. I have also been to Pelee island where they make the Pelee island wine.

    1. I love ice wine and it is the perfect dessert wine. The shower jelly sure does remind me of that sweetness :)