Empties | April 2015

Long time, no empties!  It’s not that I haven’t been going through products (believe me, I have!), but I just got out of the habit of sharing.  I decided to bring back the empties video, because I think it’s a great way to share about products I’ve used recently.   I truly enjoy many of them but they might not necessarily make it into my monthly favorites.  I feel lukewarm about others and downright can’t stand a few (although I usually will go through an entire product once I have it, whether I like it or not).


While I haven’t posted an empties video target=”_blank”>since last summer, I actually haven’t saved every single empty bottle and package since then (thank goodness!).  These empties are from the last 3-4 months.  I hope to post more regularly and keep down the length of these videos in the future, perhaps every other month or so.

If you’d like to see what I’ve used up, including skincare, makeup, hair products, bath & body goodies, and even some home goods, and hear my thoughts on each product check out my video:

Please be advised that some of the links provided are affiliate links and I do receive a small commission if you make a purchase using those links.  I very much appreciate your support of this blog in doing so!

Here’s the current (and long) list:

= Would buy again
✓✓ = Already repurchased


 Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Cleansing Towelettes ✓✓
✻ Yes To Grapefruit Brightening Facial Wipes
✻ Yes To Coconut Cleansing Wipes
✻ Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths
✻ Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Cleansing Cloths 
✻ Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub 
✻ First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
✻ NUDE Purify Cleanser
✻ Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
✻ Bioderma Micelle Solution 
Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin Spray ✓✓
✻ MAC Cleanse Off Oil
✻ NUDE Essential Skin Nutrition Set 
✻ Laneige Advanced Hydration Trial Kit
✻ Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum
✻ Avalon Organics Lavender Luminosity Renewal Facial Serum
✻ Tarte Maracuja C-Brightener Eye Treatment
✻ Origins Vitazing Moisturizer ✓✓


✻ Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation ✓✓
✻ It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream ✓✓
✻ MAC Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye Primer
✻ Marc Jacobs Bright Idea Remedy Concealer Pen 
✻ Nars Creamy Concealer
✻ Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ✓✓
✻ It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
✻ Anastasia Clear Brow Gel 
✻ Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara 
✻ Chantacaille Supreme Cils Mascara
✻ Julep Go Big Volumizing Mascara
✻ It Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof
✻ Sephora Charcoal Blotting Papers 
✻ Beauty Blender Cleanser Solid ✓✓
✻ Sugar Fresh Lip Treatment ✓✓
✻ LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm ✓✓

Bath / Body / Hair

✻ LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter ✓✓
✻ FCS Cuticle Butter ✓✓
✻ Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream 
✻ Sympatico Shea Butter Cream
✻ L’Occitane Dry Skin Shea Butter Hand Cream ✓✓
✻ MOR Cosmetics Hand Cream ✓✓
✻ Caudalie Divine Oil ✓✓
✻ Bath & Body Works Body Cream 
✻ L’Occitane Pivoine Beauty Cream 
✻ Erin Condren Island Fleur Body Butter
✻ Dancin’ Goat Java Jive Bye Bye Cellulite Scrub 
✻ The Body Shop Olive Body Scrub
✻ The Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub ✓✓
✻ Origins Calm To Your Senses Lavender & Vanilla Bath Oil✓✓
✻ Up & Up Epsom Salt ✓✓
✻ Dove Go Sleeveless Deodorant 
✻ Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo & Conditioner
Andalou Naturals Lavender & Biotin Shampoo & Conditioner

Home Goods

✻ Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
✻ Method Foaming Hand Soap 
✻ Caldrea Rosewater Driftwood Hand Soap 
✻ Oh Yuk Jetted Bathtub Cleaner ✓✓
✻ Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candles ✓✓
✻ Bella by Illume Candle 
✻ Mine Design Chalkboard Candle

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my empties and hearing my thoughts on these products.  I apologize for the lengthy list, but hopefully next time it will be shorter!  I’d love to hear what products you’ve recently used up and whether or not you would repurchase them if you care to share.


 * Post contains affiliate links.  This is not a sponsored post.  The Origins Calm To Your Senses Lavender & Vanilla Bath Oil was sent to me for consideration.  All other products shown were purchased by me.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


20 thoughts on “Empties | April 2015”

  1. Hello Jennifer!
    Please .. Help us to take good care of our planet.. We don’ t need so much stuff. It’s not healthy for you and it is not good for nature. Please try to buy less stuff. With best regards , Iris

    1. Thank you for your concern, Iris. Please keep in mind that this is 3-4+ months of used products. I do my best to use up most every product I buy and always take care to recycle.

  2. Hi Jen. Just to say personally I hate body scrubs but I love your turn of phrase “not scrubby enough” – made me smile! Just a little tip, I have quite oily skin, even in my 40’s, and I’ve discovered that if I get a face cream that doesn’t suit my skin, don’t discard it, it makes a great neck cream! If you like the L’Occitane peony body cream, I also recommend their rose one, if you haven’t tried it already, Rose & Reines or something like that, it’s also beautiful!

  3. Ahh i hope you didn’t forget lush has a back to lush program as well 😉 as i seen you throw out your lemony flutter package! 🙂 which is one of my favs as well ^_^

  4. You should try the plain Ivory soap for cleaning your makeup brushes, it works just as well, smells the same, and is A LOT cheaper.

  5. If you get a chance try Candles By Victoria. She has candles, soaps, scrubs, melts, room sprays and much more. Love Victoria ‘ s products.

  6. Great Video Jen! I agree with you on the Body Shop scrubs….not enough scrubbiness! I especially laughed when you mentioned your tub jets. I feel the exact same way! I just could not get passed the potential crud lurking in there. I would avoid baths it freaked me out so bad. I now have a nice big tub with no jets. Yippie!

  7. Empties videos are great because you give mini reviews on the items, so I am really curious what the product was that you decided not to talk about (right after your shampoo & conditioners)!

  8. Love empties videos! It let’s people give a good review of a product. By the way, beautylish.com is now the official bioderma distributor in the US. Bioderma is usually sold out but you can sign up to be notified when they restock. Also would It’d interesting to hear what your L’Occitane favorites are.

    1. That’s good to know, thanks! My favorite L’Occitane products at the moment include the Pivoine body wash and beauty cream, the Almond show oil, and any and all of their amazing hand creams. What’s yours?

  9. Thank you for this beautiful post and the nice video!
    Really enjoyed watching and discover new products,and know your personnaly experince with them ,what you think bourt them.
    Wish you a fab weekend!

  10. Hi Jen!

    Thanks for sharing this, I always am interested in what products people enjoy and which ones were just bought out of the hype =). I have heard so much about the simple brand, cleansing water…It is suppose to be a great comparison to Bioderma. Have you had a chance to try it? I always love your skincare products, as I have a similar skin type as yours.

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