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March 3, 2013

February 2013 Empties!

I was able to finish up a few products again this month, mostly skincare and hair products! :)

Let me break down for you what I was able to get rid of this month. :)

Garnier Fructis is by far my favorite shampoo/conditioner line, so I went through the Body Boost Fortifying Shampoo and Fall Fight Fortifying Conditioner fairly quickly. I really enjoy these products because they are super hydrating, and I feel like they keep my hair clean for longer compared to other brands. I noticed that the Fall Fight line actually helped with my "shedding" - it is enhanced with caffeine, biotin and fruits extracts to help prevent breaking, falling hair. My hair definitely feels stronger after having tried this conditioner!

I was really impressed with the Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer in the shade Radiant. This product does exactly what it says - it brings a nice subtle glow to your under eye area while still getting camouflaging dark circles, which I have been dealing with throughout my semester. This lasted me a good 4 months even though it doesn't look like there is much product in this twist-up, brush-tip pen (1.5mL/0.05 fl. oz.). I definitely plan on repurchasing this!

Another comeback this month is the Glysomed hand cream, which I still very much like. It contains glycerin, silicone, and chamomile, and has a pleasant, light scent. It sinks into the skin rather quickly, it's non-greasy, and I don't feel the need to constantly reapply to get results.

Moving along to Fruits & Passion's Avocado Nourishing Butter...this stuff smells amazing! It has avocado oil and shea butter, which are some of my favorite ingredients in skin care products. This body butter is super thick and rich, which is perfect to use during the winter to combat fry, flaking skin. I loved using this on my arms and legs, especially my elbows.

I also used up The Body Shop's Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream for Very Dry Skin. I honestly found it to be quite average - it was fairly hydrating, although I've tried creams that are much more moisture-locking.

Finally, I finished my Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel in the scent Ribbon Candy. The smell was very strong, to the point that it occasionally gave me instant headaches. I avoided using it in enclosed spaces because the scent travels far distances. I am a big fan of B&BW's hand sanitizers, but I would skip on this scent if I were you, unless of course you enjoy super sweet candy scents.

So there you have it, my February empties! Let me know in the comments below if you've ever tried any of these products! I love hearing from you, and always read every single comment! :)


  1. Great post hun! Glad to hear that you like the Garnier shampoos, cuz I've been meaning to try them! :))


  2. I love the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers, but some scents are great and some not so much! My favorite is always the one at Christmas time called Peppermint Twist. I wish they made it all year long!

    Great blog!


  3. i just found your blog and am going to have to start religiously following you.
    I love your tips and products you find!



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