Bye Bye Empties, May 2017

Before we get too far into June I figured I better get to all my empties for May. I feel like this I finished up a lot of products that I’ve been wanting to finish so I’m really excited to share them now!

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Let’s start off with Algenist Purifying & Replishing Cleanser which I finished up mid month. I originally reviewed it here and at that time I said I wouldn’t repurchase this. Since then I’ve had a complete change of heart because I grew to love this cleanser because it’s just so  good at removing my makeup and leaving my skin feeling clean. Plus it lasted me so long even with regular, daily use.

I have two little sample products that I finished this month as well.
May Empties 2017_LBL (10)The first is the GlamGlow Thirstycleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser which I really enjoyed. I used this about 4 times before the sample ran out. It’s not a product I’d use everyday though so I’ll probably not purchase a full size but I would definitely get another sample.
May Empties 2017_LBL (11)The next item is my Dr.Lipp Nipple Balm. I love this balm! I got it in my Birchbox and then did a review of it here. I used this on my lips and cuticles the most but I would also occasionally use it when my legs, hands or face felt a little extra dry as spot treatment. Luckily I purchased a full size from the Birchbox store before they stopped servicing Canada.

Body Care

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An item I was really happy to have finish is the St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion. I thought I’d really like a spray moisturizer but as someone who needs a little more hydration I realized pretty quickly that I prefer creams instead. I did enjoy this as the weather got warmer because it was really light. I also really loved the smell; super tropical and delicious.

Once I finish up more body washes I have laying around my home I’m heading straight to L’Occitane to pick up more of the Almond Shower Oil. I did a review of this product here and I’m almost finished the Almond Supple Skin Oil as well.

I didn’t finish my PennyLane Pink Grapefruit Deodorant but it’s crumbled so badly that I can’t use it anymore. That was my fault because at first I think I might have pushed up too much product causing it to crack.
May Empties 2017It’s unfortunate because I love this smell. It was strong when I first applied it but it did diminish throughout the day and left me feeling fresh. I have other deodorants I’m using right now but I will probably repurchase this.

Hair Care

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Although I have dry hair, I always seem to finish up my shampoos before conditioners. I really enjoy the Dove Shampoo line. It’s really nice for dry, frizzy hair like mine making it really easy to style afterwards. The Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo is definitely one I will be picking up again.

If I could chose a high-end Shampoo and Conditioner it will most likely be Alterna’s Caviar Repair Instant Recovery Duo. This is amazing for hair like mine. I got this with my Sephora points with other items from their line.
May Empties 2017_LBL (4)If I’m leaving my hair to dry naturally I’m likely to use the shampoo and conditioner as well as the Caviar CC Cream. These three together made my hair more manageable. It’s really pricey, so I might be leaving this for Christmas and Birthday ideas 😉

What did you finish up in May?

Lots of Love,

9 thoughts on “Bye Bye Empties, May 2017

  1. It’s interesting how some items you don’t instantly fall in love with but over time, you like them more and more. Sometimes it’s the reverse for me. That’s why I much prefer reading reviewing of empties than first impressions. 🙂
    Oh too bad about that PennyLane Pink Grapefruit Deodorant – I haven’t tried that brand. Is it available locally?
    I’m still working on my Trash Stash post… hopefully will be posted tomorrow. Still have to take photos… 😛

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    • I like to do my first impressions after trying something for 2-3 weeks because I always want to have a well rounded opinion. This guy somehow seemed to wow me towards the end. It’s partially because I’m super impressed by how it’s lasted me a whole year! My original review was positive I just had a product I liked better at the time.
      I got the PennyLane Deodorant from That website is full of great natural brands and so many deodorant options. They also have a store at Sherway Gardens if you prefer to buy in person.
      Can’t wait to see what you put in your Trash Stash!


  2. I love the blue GlamGlow! It is so hydrating and feels so nice on the skin! I wish that brand wasn’t so pricey.

    I always go back to the Dove line! I find it so good! I also always use up my shampoo before conditioner, too! It makes sense now because I have super long hair but I’ve always used shampoo up first my whole life even with shorter hair, haha.

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    • I almost bought myself a mask from glamglow but I really can’t do the high price tag, so I bought something else. I think it’s a brand I’ll continue to get free samples of but never commit to buying it LOL

      Dove is pretty fantastic, I’m just about to finish the conditioner now! I’ve been using it liberally but I like using my shampoo/conditioners as sets (I don’t really like mix and matching brands)


      • I always said I would never buy GlamGlow but I got a sample of the SuperMud (the white one) and it’s been helping my acne so miraculously that I broke down and bought the smaller pot of it ($24 for only half an ounce).

        I always use my shampoo/conditioners as sets too. It’s mostly me being kind of OCD haha but also I feel like you get the full benefits of the line when using them together!

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