Sunday, December 4, 2011

November Empties

Another month has flown by. Here are the items I finished in November.
H20 Sea Pure Creamy Facial Cleanser - This lasted forever. I received this for review in 2010 and though I would occasionally use other cleansers, I swear this bottle just kept on giving. Only a pea sized amount is needed for each cleanse. I enjoy it and would repurchase but I have quite a few other cleansers to get through in the meantime.
Bare Escentuals/Minerals RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer - I bought this when they were phasing out the original Rare Minerals Skincare and I believe it was on sale. It's an ok moisturizer. I'd consider trying the reformulated version but I'm not rushing out to buy it. I like that this packaging is very hygienic and it has a good quality pump. It looks like that new line has a similar version here. I wonder if it's basically the same but repackaged?
Vichy Cleansing Micellar Solution - This is my second empty bottle of this product and while I didn't find it great with makeup removal, I really like the ease of using it in the morning or throughout the day if I'm home as a refresher. I'm currently trialing another micellar water and I prefer this one by far (it's more gentle). I'll definitely repurchase.
Epielle Cucumber Cleansing Tissues - If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you shouldn't be surprised to see a pack of these in my empties. I love these and at the affordable price tag, I can continue to buy them without any guilt.
La Rocca Champagne & Shimmer Acai Sugar Body Polish - I received this in my November Birchbox and if you remember the review, I was a little conflicted regarding the product. While it makes your skin soft, the texture turns me off a bit. I wouldn't repurchase.
The Body Shop Black Velvet Apricot Body Smoother - This is slightly more scrubby than the Cranberry version but it's not my favorite. I love the scent and wish The Body Shop brought this out this holiday season. I've made an effort to use up some of my shower gels as I prefer soaps in the shower. I treated myself to a little Haus of Gloi Soft Bubbling Scrub haul this morning as a treat.
Two hair oil samples. As I predicted with the Biolage bottle, I've been decanting my sample hair oils into the squeezey bottle (after cleansing it of course). This month I got through two hair oil samples. The one in the packet is .25oz which I hope no one actually uses in one sitting! The plastic one is the Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil Treatment (.14oz) and the other is the Alterna Bamboo Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil. Both were quite nice, though I preferred the Redken. The Alterna one had a stronger scent.

That's all for November. Did you finish anything? Do you also do Empties posts? Definitely link below if you do!