What a summer this has been! Toronto probably had the best weather in a long time. So many sunny and warm days with temperatures over 30° C (85° F). We hardly had any rain. It’s unfortunate that so many things were closed because of COVID-19 but patios and restaurants were open with physical distancing policies in place. It’s quickly turning to Fall now which I don’t mind. The weather fluctuates a bit more but I honestly love this time of year and watching the leaves on trees turn colour. Plus, I can start wearing my fall booties and sweaters!

I think I did a decent job of using up a lot of items during July and August. I feel like a lot of items were close to being empty but will probably make it into my September stash because they had a few more uses in them.

Body Care

Yves Rocher Monoi de Tahiti. This is a product I seem to always have on hand whenever it’s summer because I absolutely love the scent. It has a fresh, floral scent that reminds me of vacation. I haven’t shopped for anything from Yves Rocher in a long time but I know that whenever I do I always buy multiples of the things I like and I love their body washes. I’m sure I have another one of these in my stash so I won’t be repurchasing this anytime soon.

Cuccio Somatology Yogahhhh! Calm + Clean Epsom Salt Hand + Body Wash. I received this item in my FabFitFun Winter 2019 Box. While this is not a super lathering formula it does feel really good on my skin and leaves it feeling clean. It has a very nice mild scent. I really loved using this before I would shave my legs because it left them feeling really soft. I only used this as a body wash because I love epsom salt in my bath. While I did like this product I won’t be purchasing it because it’s very costly for what you get ($39.95 USD for an 8 oz bottle).

Kopari Coconut Melt. I got this deluxe sample product in a Sephora Favourites set and I swear this is just fancy coconut oil. I could have just bought the same product at the grocery store. Coconut oil is hydrating but I find it can feel greasy on my skin. I won’t be re-purchasing this.

Skincare & Makeup

Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Boosting Anti-Aging Serum. I’m not sure how I got this sample but I did like the formula. I use so much skin care lately that I can’t really pin point whether a specific product has improved my skin or not but the ingredients look really good; it has black truffle that has antioxidant properties and hyaluronic acid and fatty acids which all help to improve the texture of skin. I would repurchase this because the serum was thin and absorbed into my skin easily. The only thing holding me back is I have other products to get through.

Dr. Roebuck’s Face. I received this in a Topbox a long time ago and while I liked it in the beginning I started to feel like it was maybe a tad to thick for my liking and stopped using it very often. I would apply it every now and again when my skin was feeling extra dry or tight until I finally used it up. I won’t be repurchasing this.

Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Oil. I’ll definitely not repurchase this. I hardly used this one and it started getting that old oil scent. While I do have dry skin I really don’t like the oily feeling this left on my face and I didn’t even apply that much! Plus, I really don’t know what the benefits of this are. I’d rather add an oil or serum that I know will improve my skin and feel good.

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Tinted Primer. Oh I love this primer under lashes or for everyday! I already have new one in my makeup stash and a backup in my cabinet! hahaha! If you want a review of this product I have a short one here.

Consonant Come Clean Wipes. I really like these wipes, but I’m no longer purchasing disposable wipes. I had purchased a 3 pack of this and I’m finally use up on them. I have been saying this for a while now but I really want to try other items from this brand. I think it’s about time I did!

Hair Care

Vichy Laboratories Dercos Technique Anti-Dandruff. I usually don’t get fancy anti-dandruff shampoo but I was at a L’Oreal sale and this product was there so I figured I would test it out. While I thought it was good I really don’t think this beats out my Head & Shoulders Shampoo.

Head & Shoulders Conditioner. OK, I’ve said many great things about Head & Shoulders, I just love this brand for my hair. It leaves it feeling really clean. I usually go back and forth between Head & Shoulders and other shampoos but I always keep a conditioner and shampoo of this in my shower.


These were all my empties over the last two months. What items made it onto your empties stash?

Lots of Love,