I have to say that I am quite proud of this month’s batch of empties because I managed to finish some full-sized products that I have had for far too long!
1. Goldwell Rich Repair Shampoo and Conditioner Samples
Nothing special as it didn’t make a huge difference in how my hair felt. I also was not a fan of the scent. Will not purchase.
2. L’Occitane Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner Samples
Smells divine, but again I didn’t feel like it made a huge difference to my hair. I’d probably purchase the full size just to see if using it for a longer time would allow me to see more of a difference.
3. L’Occitane Repairing Shampoo Sample
Smells just as good as the Volumizing Shampoo and I might repurchase again to see if I experience more of a difference with longer use.
4. Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo
I LOVE this stuff, but this is a premature empty as I only got this a week ago and only got a chance to use it twice before it started leaking…all I know is that when I picked up the can a couple of days later, it was virtually empty and wouldn’t spray at all! I’ve written to Dove and they were nice enough to give me a coupon for another bottle. This is an aerosol dry shampoo that was great for my dark hair as it didn’t leave a coloured residue.
5. Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion
I have had this for probably 4 years?? I loved it at first, but then the scent just got too strong and overwhelming for me and I stopped using it. I won’t repurchase this scent again (is it even still available?)
6. Cake Milk Made Velveteen Hand Creme
I think I’ve had this particular tube for about 2 years and the scent and consistency remained just as nice as when I first got it. I know a lot of you are fans of Cake products and this hand creme is probably one of their bestsellers. As for whether I’d repurchase? There is already a fresh tube by my nightstand!
7. The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
Very gentle and is very much like using a cold cream on your eyes. Will repurchase!
8. Ola Tropical Organics Coconut Lemongrass Creme Lotion Sample
This was one of my June Luvs and now it’s all gone! I would love to repurchase, but the shipping is crazy expensive.
9. The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Scrub
If you are familiar with TBS Christmas lines, you’ll know approximately how long I’ve had this! I actually really liked it as it exfoliated quite well, but was gentle enough to be used everyday. The only thing is that this scrub contains little berry seeds and in the shower it looks like there are little bugs all over your skin…but other than that, it’s great! I would totally repurchase this!
10. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 55 Sample
Received a sample of this in June’s Glossybox and I have already repurchased this in the full size!
11. Clarins Daily Energizer Lotion SPF 15 Sample
I loved the fact that this was a lighter moisturizer that had SPF in it, but I found that my skin was kind of sticky after which I didn’t really like. I won’t be purchasing in the full size, but I’m glad I got a chance to try it.
12. Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel Sample
I love using this to remove my makeup and I now have the full size! It’s great for dry skin like mine and I think the texture is fun
13. Orlane First Time Fighting Care Eye Contour Sample
I received this in May’s Topbox and I found it be a little heavy for my eye area as I prefer an eye cream that is lighter. Unfortunately, I will not be getting this in the full size.
14. Soap that Make Scents Coconut Mango Body Lotion Sample
Can you believe I just opened this today and now it’s done? I received this in one of my Divalicious boxes and there was enough to cover one leg and part of my arm. Smelled quite nice and had a nice gel-like consistency which I like for summer. I would get the full size even though the sample wasn’t even large enough for one use.
15. Lancome Cils Booster XL Sample
I received this in a Lancome GWP awhile back and I honestly didn’t think it made that much difference to how mascara looked on my eyes. Would not purchase the full size.
16. Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm
I prefer the peppermint version much more! I will not repurchase in this scent.
17. AG Hair Cosmetics Argan Flat Iron Spray
This was a May Luv of mine that I miss already as I haven’t had the chance to get the full size yet, but if you straighten your hair a lot, this leaves your hair feeling so smooth and straight. Will definitely repurchase!
18. Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes Travel Size
I just mentioned this as a July Luv and I have another pack ready to go! These are so refreshing, smell great and are soft on the face. Will continue to repurchase!
19. Fekkai Color Care Moisture Mask Sample
I received this in my April Luxe Box. Smelled nice, but didn’t work any better than the current hair mask I have been using, so I don’t think I will be purchasing the full size.
20. L’Occitane Angelica Exfoliating Gel Sample
This new line has been growing on me as I found the scent to be quite natural and refreshing. The gel itself was gently gritty and I would get the full size for sure!
21. Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream Sample
I received this as part of a sample pack and I did not like it…it was too greasy for me and made the skin around my eyes get little white bumps…I think this is just me though because the bumps went away almost 24 hours after I stopped using this eye cream. I’m sure it works for other people, but it just didn’t for me. Will not repurchase.
22. Julep The Best Pedi Creme Ever! Sample
Smells great and leaves my feel feeling soft! I have a full size of this already and I love it! Will purchase once my current supply runs out.
23. La Fresh Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pad
I received this in my This smelled just like oranges which I loved, but as for whether it was able to remove nail polish from all TEN fingers? Sure, I guess one pad can indeed do that, but by the seventh finger, you have to work quite hard to remove the polish and the remover pad is also hard to use because it’s so thin! I did like it and I would purchase a full pack of them…with my Glymm points.
24. Free Your Mane Shampoo and Conditioner Samples
I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this! Pleasant smell and left my hair feeling soft and smooth. I don’t know if I would purchase the full size because it seems a bit expensive and not easy to get. For some reason, the thought of ordering shampoo online instead of just picking it up locally seems like too much trouble…
25. L’Occitane Amande (Almond) Exfoliating and Stimulating Soap
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the whole Amande line and this soap was no exception! Will definitely buy again!
26. Everyday Minerals Semi Matte Foundation Base in Golden Medium Sample
For a mineral foundation, I found this to have fantastic coverage without making my face look cakey. I normally use Pur Minerals 4 in 1 foundation, but the Everyday Minerals foundation feels just as invisible on my skin, but gave me more coverage. I have already placed an order for the full size.
And that’s another round of empties! I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this as well as reading everyone else’s empties! It feels like the reverse of Christmas!