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June 2012 Empties

My first empties post! I love reading empties posts so I thought I’d try it out myself and it’s so much fun seeing what products you’ve tried and used up for the month!

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1. Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Qunching Serum Sample – worst sample packaging ever! 3 uses was about what I got out of it so good job Glymm on the guesstimate! I actually did like the product, but it wasn’t good enough to surpass my current Clarins skincare routine.

2. Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet Sample – same as above and as much as I liked it, I still think I love my Clarins skin routine more.

3. Clarins Gel Marula Cleanser Sample – Love it. Already purchased the full size and it was one of my June Luvs!

4. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish – Love the scent and jelly texture! Will definitely repurchase during the next promotion!

5. Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Cream Sample – I received this in my October Luxe Box. I liked the texture of this eye cream and I would repurchase in the future.

6. Ola Tropical Organics Paradise Plumeria Creme Lotion – I’m not normally a plum scent person, but this lotion actually smelled quite nice. I also enjoyed the consistency of the product and certainly hope to repurchase soon!

7. Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask – You can see my review where I pretty decided that I didn’t like seaweed chunks on my face even though my skin did feel quite nice after application. Unfortunately, I will not repurchase.

8. Anderson Soap Company Soap in a Jar in Satsuma – This is made my Dennis Anderson who can be found on etsy and I have purchased many many soaps from him. He is a fabulous seller and makes such fun soaps! This one is a whipped soap that you just use on a loofah or in your hands and off you go! This smells wonderful too. I have already repurchased this three times over! My fiance and I cannot get enough! 

9. Mario Badescu Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C Sample – I didn’t really like this all that much…some days I found that it just wasn’t moisturizing enough. I will not be purchasing in the future.

10. Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel Sample – I really liked the scent! It’s sort of hard to describe…like fresh and sweet-smelling at the same time? I would repurchase, but not through the Mario Badescu site as shipping is pretty expensive. I’d probably do it through Yesstyle.

11. Goldwell Rich Repair Shampoo and Conditioner Samples – I didn’t notice any significant changes with the amount in these sample packs. I’m working on the second set of samples packs I was sent in my May Luxe Box so maybe I will see some changes then. Unsure about repurchasing at the moment…

12. Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner Samples (2 packs of each) – I actually liked these! I would repurchase the day I finally run out of shampoo and conditioner samples!

13. Rahua Shampoo and Conditioner Samples – I received this in my November 2011 Glymm Box and I’m finally getting to it now! Apparently, Gwenyth Paltrow uses Rahua and we know how nice her hair looks Winking smile. I found the smell to be very earthy which was ok, but I guess I have an idea in my head of how my shampoos should smell. I don’t think I’d repurchase this based on the fact that it’s expensive and didn’t really make a difference to my hair.

14. Korres Cleansing Makeup Removing Wipes for Face and Eyes with Milk Proteins – I found these cleansing cloths to be softer than the Simple ones I tried out earlier through Topbox. They are also paraben-free and worked well to remove my eye makeup as well. Definitely will repurchase!

15. Organx Brazilian Keratin Complex Shampoo and Conditioner Samples – I received these in the mail and didn’t think much of them so I was amazed when after one shower my hair felt silky and soft! I loved it! I would definitely get the full size!

16. LUSH Charity Pot Sample – Smells better on than in the pot! Will get the full size!

17. LUSH Creme Anglais Sample – Smells better in the pot than on! It smelled so good until I put it on my skin…will not get the full size.

18. skoah Aha Mask Sample – I love this guy because it’s a peppermint infused mask that makes your skin tingle! It applies nicely because it’s a gel and just perks up your skin when you need it! I have already purchased the full-sized product!

19. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Day Cream Sample – I believe we all received this in our first inaugural Glossybox and I found it to be a little too thick for my liking. I do have dry skin, but I felt like when I applied it to my skin, it just sort of sat there on the surface and wasn’t absorbed. I will not repurchase.

20. Cake It’s A Slice Scrub – I don’t have the bottle because my fiance threw it out while I was at work…It’s discontinued so I can’t repurchase even I wanted to! I got tired of the scent though. It’s VERY sweet.

I managed to get through quite a number of samples this month and got a chance to try a number of different products so I’m pleased with my very first month of doing empties!

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  1. Look at all your empties! Thats awesome! I need to start doing this as well..
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ohh.. I would love to try the skoah Aha Mask Sample but shipping to Japan is too expensive on their website. :( If you're even interested in doing a exchange.. let me know :)

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    1. Empties are so much fun! I've emailed you about a swap. Totally interested!

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  2. Ah... seeing all these empties gives me such a great sense of satisfaction, haha!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. LOL, I love seeing other people's too! It totally just motivates you!

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  3. Great empties! :) I love the Olay eye cream as well, and I just got a full size bottle in my June Luxe Box!

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    1. I saw that you got the full size! It lasts forever!

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  4. woohoo for your first ever empties post! it is fun to do, isn't it?! great empties!!

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    1. They are soooo much fun to do! You feel such a total sense of accomplishment!

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  5. I love rahua though wouldn't buy as too expensive. I also love charity pot - great empties x

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    1. Rahua is expensive for what it is and when there are so many other great shampoo/conditioners out there! Charity Pot was a pleasant surprise for me because it was the salesgirl that recommended it!

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  6. It's so satisfying finishing something!!! Awesome post! :D

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    1. It's such a sense of accomplishment for sure!

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  7. You did such a great job!
    Love how you numbered all the products! You kinda had to because you had soo many!
    You right Mario products are crazy for shipping.. I just hop on over to the states if I wanted to buy them! :(

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. Haha, thanks! I feel like MB products are only sold in New York? Shipping is pretty crazy so it doesn't really inspire me to try their products again...

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  8. Holy moly! That's a lot of samples you went through! I would feel so accomplished if I did something like this! hehe. So awesome!!

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    1. Hehe, I felt very accomplished! It's the only way I can justify buying more product as well as the subscriptions to beauty boxes!

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  9. Good to know about fekkai and organx - I love trying out new hair products :)

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    1. Yes, both brands were surprisingly effective for me last month!

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