Monthly Empties: June 2013

Hi readers!

Another month has gone by so it’s time for another post of Monthly Empties! Let’s see what I finished off in June…

There are still some repeat products this month, but most of them are new products. And, once again they are divided by body, face, and hair.

Aveeno – Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Yup, it’s here for the 3rd month in a row. It’s my favourite body lotion and my #1 product. You won’t see it every month at some point because I’m almost done with these smaller bottles. I usually buy the bigger bottles with a pump.
Repurchase? Yes! I always do.
Bath and Body Works – Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap
Another repeat and one you’ll probably see every month. We have 3 washrooms in the house and they all have these soaps. I also wash my hands often, so they go down fast enough. These scents are Peach Bellini, Tropical Passionfruit and Warm Vanilla Sugar.
Repurchase? I always do, but in new scents.

Bior̩ РCombination Skin Balancing Cleanser
I really liked this cleanser, it worked well. However, it did leave my skin a bit tight afterwards, but as soon as I put lotion it feels better. It was not as tight as some other products I’ve tried though.
Repurchase? No. I tried another cleanser that worked better (which you’ll see lower in this post).
Biotherm – Age Fitness Power 2 Smoothing Relaxing Eye Care
This is the 3rd one I’ve gone through and I really like it. However, when I went to buy some more the packaging had changed and I only recognize this one by bottle, not by product name, so I did not know which one it was. I bought another product instead.
Repurchase? Maybe, we’ll see how this other product works first.
Biotherm – Biosource Cleansing Micellar Water
Total and Instant Cleansing Micellar Water All Make Up – Face + Eyes
This is a sample I got from Shoppers Drug Mart. I heard that they were good for cleansing so I was happy to get this sample. Well, it didn’t work that well for me. To fully cleanse my entire face I need to use at least 3 cotton pads, if not more, and my face does not feel as clean as it should be. So I mainly used this as a makeup remover before using my Clarisonic, as to not junk up the brush with makeup.
Purchase? No.
Simple – Refreshing Facial Wash Gel
This is another sample that I got from Shoppers Drug Mart and I loved this one! I’ve been using it with my Clarisonic and it works great. On the packaging it says kind to skin, non-drying. I can say that this one did not leave my skin tight after using it, yay!
Purchase? Probably. I currently have other cleansers to go through, but it’s definitely on top of the list for when I need more.
Shiseido – The Skincare Hydro-Balancing Softener
This is another repeat on my Montly Empties. It’s their version of a toner and I really like it.
Repurchase? Probably. I’m currently finishing off another product, and then I want to try a new one, but this one is definitely at the top of the list for when I need a new one.
Spectro Jel – Cleanser for Blemish-Prone Skin
I bought this when I was looking for a new cleanser, and it was also on sale. Some people rave about this brand so I decided to give it a shot. Well… I HATE IT! It is a cleansing gel and it does not lather up like soaps do, but that I was able to get pass it. It’s the greasy feeling that my skin has after using this product that I do not like. I understand that it does not strip your face of its natural oils, but my face still feels like a gunky grease ball after using this, yuk yuk yuk! This product is still 3/4 full so I will ask my girlfriends if one of them wants it. I just cannot use it.
Repurchase? NO!
Suzuran – Attirer Puff (Facial Cotton Pads)
I bought this product after reading Mimi’s post on Makeup Withdrawal. They are 100% cotton. They’re really good and really soft. Are they as soft as my beloved Shiseido Facial Cottons? I won’t lie, they are pretty darn close and some days I felt like they were. But in the end, Shiseido won for me. If you have easy access to these I would say go for it! I ordered them on ebay.
Repurchase? No.

Bumble and Bumble – Surf Spray
I bought this a few years ago after reading about it in a magazine. I really liked the idea of beach waves without the crunchiness that you get from a mousse. It worked well for that, but… You know what salt looks like in dry form, right? It’s white. And I have long hair. Long hair with salt in them rubbing against a dark shirt = powdery white shoulders and upper back. Yup, I looked like I had dandruff. So I would recommend this for people who’s hair don’t touch their shoulders or back, because it does give a nice effect.
Repurchase? No.

And that’s it for this month. Have you tried any of these products?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.