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December 30, 2012

December Empties!

I can't believe it's the end of the year already! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year, may it be the best one yet! :) This past year was very special to me as I started blogging in May. What started as a hobby really grew into what I now consider a passion of mine! I am definitely looking forward to pursuing my "blogging love affair" in the upcoming year! hehe :D

Now, on to my empties for the month of December!

This month's empties features a few hair products, mascara, a brown pencil, perfume, makeup remover wipes, deodorant (lol) and clear nail polish!

First off, I used up my Maybelline The Falsies Flared Volum' Express Mascara in Blackest Black. I did a whole blog post reviewing this product (which you can read here!). I wasn't a big fan of it - I do not plan on repurchasing this particular mascara anytime soon.

Next up, some oil-free makeup remover towelettes by Almay. In my opinion, these weren't very gentle, and I had to press hard on my eyes to get the makeup off. I would always have to rinse my eyes to get the remainder mascara off, which really sucked! I would not recommend these wipes unfortunately.

The sample perfume by Fruits and Passion in Vanilla-Pineapple that I finished had a very strong scent. I love the scent of vanilla extract (the one you buy for baking purposes) but in perfumes I find the smell quite different and sometimes nauseating. In this case, I am sad to say that I did not enjoy the scent. It was very overbearing in my opinion. :(

Now on to the Secret deodorant..simply put, not the best deodorant on the market, but it did the job..which is what really counts lol!

The Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Dryness Reversal Treatment for Dry, Damaged Hair is my holy grail deep conditioner! It's pretty thick, so I leave it in my hair for 5 minutes as a hair mask while showering, and it leaves my hair feeling amazingly soft and nourished! This is the fourth bottle I've used up, and I need to get some more! (Shopper's Drug Mart often has it on special at $2.99 instead of $6.49, so I definitely need to stock up on it next time it's on clearance!)

Yves Rocher's I ♡ My Planet Radiance Shampoo is a good clarifying shampoo, but I wasn't particularly fond of the lemon-y scent. For that reason I do not plan on buying it again.

Samy Instant Recurl Frizz Control Finishing Spray for Curls was just a horrible product in my opinion - it didn't do anything amazing, and the smell was very unpleasant. It took me a couple of years to finish this spray, but I was determined to do so since I hate wasting products! So long Samy!

I got the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat polish after hearing such great things about it in the beauty world. I have to say I was quite impressed with this top coat, it's definitely worthy of it's name! I plan on repurchasing this very soon in a larger size, since I only tried the mini version to see how I liked it! :)

Finally, I used up my Avon Brow Pencil in Blonde (B04). It was a perfect match for my eyebrows! I already purchased a different pencil from the drugstore, but I see myself repurchasing this one by Avon in the future!

And that wrap's up my December Empties! Let me know in the comments below what your experience has been with any of these products/which ones you would like to try! :)

Nat xx


  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog and following me. I have done the same. I have to say at first I wasn't a fan of these kinds of posts but once I started to get into make up etc more I love them. Its a great way to find out about products you might want to try and having feed back on them. Thanks for sharing. I was wondering about the wipes as I was thinking of buying them but after what you said I think I will get somethign else. happy new year

  2. I'm going to have to look for that conditioner! Sounds like some that would be good for my dry hair. Love Avon's pencils :)

  3. I started blogging in May also - loving it too! AM following along now. X

  4. Yay you got through so many items!:)

  5. Great empties, Natalie! I can't wait to read more of your blog posts in the upcoming year! =)

  6. Omg the mini Seche Vite is so cute! Great empties!! :D

  7. Great empties dear! :))


  8. I have never tried Avon products, they sound great, so I really should!!

    I have an international giveaway on my blog, I hope you will enter if you havent already...

  9. Cute blog! Stopping by from the aloha blog hop to say hi!



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