We’ve been having a pretty clear winter this year and I’ve been loving it. It’s cold for sure but there hasn’t been too much snow except for a few storms here and there. I have a beautiful view of the park near my home and I’ve noticed so many people skating over the frozen lake. I’ve been tempted to head down myself, maybe not to skate but at least for a walk. I’ll be honest though, except for doing some exercises at home I haven’t left my place. I’ve been hanging out home using up my skincare and makeup! Haha!

Here’s what I used up

Body and Hair Care

Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash. While I really love Dove body bars, I thought this body wash was ok. It smells delicious however it felt really thick and filmy on my skin. I’m not usually too picky about body wash but I personally would not purchase this one again.

Quo Beauty Ocean Breeze Foam Bath. I love having bubble baths, especially in the winter time and I love a good foamy product. The Foam Baths from Quo Beauty work really well and aren’t too expensive. The scent is really light and fresh and it creates great bubbles. This is my second bottle that I’ve used up and I’m sure I’m going to buy more soon!

Dove Deodorant in Cucumber and Green Tea. Unfortunately, this was another Dove product that did not work for me. While I absolutely loved the scent, I feel like this did not work with my body chemistry because only after a few hours of wearing it I would stop feeling or smelling fresh. What’s worse is that I’m working at home and not doing very much activity. I really did like this in the beginning and thought the product was great, but alas, it didn’t work for me. I won’t be repurchasing this.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. Another product I won’t be repurchasing, this dry shampoo left a white cast over my hair. It did brush out, however, the times I used it I had left my hair natural and the last thing I wanted to do was brush out my curls.


Tarte Cosmetics Lights Camera Lashes Mascara. This is a well loved mascara in my collection. I think I got this deluxe sample in a set and I always use this product up. It is a good black mascara which I really fans out my lashes. I would repurchase this again.

Yves Rocher Couleurs Black Eyeliner. I love this black eyeliner. It’s very intense and smooth and stays on my lids perfectly. However, I ended up throwing out this one even though there is still a lot left because it’s just been sitting in my makeup kit for the longest time without getting used and it is starting to smell. I would repurchase this.

BellaPierre Lip Liner. While I love this colour of lip liner I’m throwing this one out for two reasons: one, I haven’t used it in a very long time and two, every time I sharpen it the tip just falls right off. I won’t be repurchasing this.

Benefit Gimme Brow+. I absolutely love this brow gel because it gives my brows some colour and holds them in place. Recently though I had tested out the Anastasia Dip Brow Gel, which is very similar to the Gimme Brow, but it worked so much better on my thick eyebrows so I probably won’t be repurchasing this.

Benefit The Pore Fessional. I wear primer a lot lately either under my makeup or on its own to smooth my skin. I had this little tube and used it up in 3 days! I do have quite a few primers that I’m using now so I won’t be repurchasing this anytime soon.

Tarte Cosmetics Blush in Paaarty. You may recognize this from my Project Pan from a few years ago, or you might have this product if you picked up the Tarte set from the Sephora Birthday options many years back. Well, I finally used mine up and I’m so happy! These blushes are intense and well packed so a little goes a very long way. I love this blush shade and formula so I would repurchase this.


There you have it, all the items I used up or threw out for January and February. While I don’t have too many items, unfortunately, a lot of the ones on this list did not work for me. I guess that’s the way it goes when you are always trying new things. Hopefully next time I’ll be sharing more empties that I enjoyed.

What products did you use up for January and February?

Lots of Love,