1 April 2013

March Empties / Products I've Used Up

I didn't actually use up many products in March, but instead of holding onto the empties for any longer, I figured I'd do a post now anyways!  I'm often impressed with the number of products in other bloggers' empties posts, since this is pretty typical of what I get through over the course of a month.


Face Naturals Citrus Squeeze Body Cleanser   [Review]
I think I switch shower gels more than any other product, but Face Naturals' Body Cleansers are some of my favorites   The ingredients are great, they lather really well, and they don't leave your skin feeling tight or dry.  I wasn't crazy about the Citrus Squeeze scent though.  It smelled like orange essential oil, but with some kind of heavy, waxy undertone.  
Repurchase? Yes, but not in this scent.

Cheeky Cosmetics Silk Eye Shadow (sample)   [Review]
For the last several months, I've been alternating between Silk and Fairy Tale (also from Cheeky Cosmetics) as inner corner highlights, so I was sad to see this sample bite the dust.  I'm tempted to buy a full size, but I've got too many other shadows to justify it right now.  I've been using Whiteout from Shiro Cosmetics since running out of this one, which does the job, but I don't quite like it as much as Silk. 
Repurchase? Maybe one day.

Yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse   [Review]
I've talked about this mousse more than once, so I'm sure it's not shocking to see it show up here.  As natural hair products go, Yarok falls into the mid-to-high price bracket, but a little does go a long way with this mousse.  The 2 oz. travel size lasted me just about three months of consistent use. 
Repurchase? Yes, I already have.

John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner (sample)   
Maybe my hopes were too high, but I was disappointed in this conditioner.  I've read rave reviews, but it just didn't hydrate my hair enough.  It felt nice and silky on my head and while washing it out, but when my hair dried, I was left with a lot more frizz than usual.
Repurchase? No.

Balm Balm Witch Hazel Toner (sample)  [Review]
I had mixed feelings about this toner.  I liked how it made my skin feel, but I couldn't stand the sticky, tacky feeling it left on my face.  But, it did inspire my new favourite homemade toner, so I'm glad to have tried it for that reason alone!
Repurchase? No.

Dr. Bronner's Citrus Castille Soap (sample)
I think Dr. Bronner's is a staple in pretty much every naturally-inclined household.  That said, I'm not generally a fan of their scents, and the citrus was the same.  I used the sample to clean my makeup brushes and I have a couple more samples kicking around that I'll probably use up the same way.
Repurchase? Yes, but not in this scent.


Have you used any of these products?  


8 comments:

  1. What a nice little empties post! Face Naturals looks really good, all of their products. I'm almost done Silk as well :( perfect highlight I gotta say. As for the JM conditioner, that's disappointing that it wasn't anything special. I was planning on trying it out but I think I'll try something else entirely or just stick with their detangler

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    1. Thanks! Everything I've tried from Face Naturals has been lovely. The JM conditioner might work for you, I know lots of other people love it. I do have a sample of the honey/hibiscus reconstructor to try next, so maybe that'll go better for me :)

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  2. I'm the same, I really don't seem to get through too many products each month! Love the sound of the mousse and thanks for the honest review about the Balm Balm toner as I thinking of purchasing that x

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    1. You're welcome! It's a nice toner, but if stickiness will bother you, I'd recommend steering clear:)

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  3. The Yarok hair mousse is getting a lot of good reviews. I have flat hair, so it's something that I want to try so bad. I didn't know that it can be something to be used without a hair dryer.

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    1. It definitely can! I hardly ever use a hair dryer and I love it :)

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  4. Lovely post! I was wondering whether or not to get the Dr Bronner Citrus soap so thank you for the warning about the scent. I wish I could buy from small companies like Cheeky Cosmetics, I'm in the UK and small cosmetics companies like them are few and far between and customs charges are frustratingly high. :( x

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    1. You're welcome! I know lots of people like the Dr Bronner's scents, so it might just be me. And I can completely relate about customs charges! We have a few smaller companies like Cheeky, but a lot of the ones I end up ordering from are in the US, so always a risk of customs charges there too :(

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