Monthly Empties: October, November, and December 2014

Hey everyone!

I’ve been slacking A LOT with my monthly empties post, so here are my empties for the last three months of 2014!

Legend:
Green light - loved it = Loved it!
Orange light - it's okay = It’s okay.
Red light - dislike = Dislike!
No rating = No rating.
(Links are to my past reviews.)

October Empties

Baléa – 3 in 1 cleansing cloths Orange light - it's okay
These worked well. They didn’t wow me, but were not horrible either. Just standard cleansing wipes. I didn’t get to try them with make-up since I almost never wear any nowadays, so I might try them back in the future to see how they are against make-up… maybe.

Cetaphil – Gentle Skin Cleanser Red light - dislike
This is a product I had bought to bring to the hospital with me when I went to give birth back in June, but never used while there. I heard great things about this brand so I wanted to try it, but did not realize it was a soapless cleanser (like Spectro Jel) and I’m really not a fan of those. I still used it all since it was a small sample (and I hate to throw things away), but will not repurchase.

Institut Esthéderm – Repair System Restructuring Eye Contour (eye cream) Orange light - it's okay
Honestly I find most eye creams I’ve tried all worked the same. None have stood out and none were horrible. This is a good cream, but it’s a bit expensive and there’s nothing special about it that makes me want to buy it.

noya – lip balm in vanilla Green light - loved it
This is my second one (got both from Ipsy) and I really like it, but just not enough to purchase online. I would buy it if it was available in stores.

Jersey Shore Sun – Mongongo Lip Conditioner No rating
I got this one in my August 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag and I didn’t get to use it because I think it went bad. I went to use it after I finished my noya lip balm and it smelled HORRIBLE! Definitely not the same smell when I opened it back in August.

Shiseido – Facial Cottons Green light - loved it
REPEAT ITEM! LOVE THEM! Nuff said. 🙂

Vichy – Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes Orange light - it's okay
I got this item in my Summer 2013 Loose Button Luxe Box and I finally used it! It was ok, I guess. Not sure what it was supposed to do and didn’t notice any difference with my eye area.

November Empties

Dove – oxygen moisture shampoo & conditioner Orange light - it's okay
The shampoo made my hair extremely squeaky clean, waaayyy to much for my liking! The conditioner was a really good de-tangler and worked wonders on my crazy knotted post-pregnancy hair. The scent of these 2 was fresh, it was ok, but not something I’d like to smell in my hair on a daily basis.

Etude House – Eastern Grass Owl Hand Cream Green light - loved it
I love these! But I will not repurchase because I want to try other ones.

Fresh – Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 Green light - loved it
I really liked this lip treatment and it worked great, but it’s expensive ($26) and went down way too fast (faster than normal lip balms).

H2O – hair repair seaweed masque Orange light - it's okay
I bought this one at Winners for… $7 I think. It smells very earthy, which I liked because it was different. When I put it in my hair it felt like it disappeared and I didn’t really put anything in it. Once rinsed out my hair felt nice. I didn’t really notice any difference with my hair though.

Jergens – Ultra Care Moisturizer Green light - loved it
This one is from my Fall 2014 Sample Source. It was creamy and hydrated really well. I really liked the scent too – it’s a body product scent, but in a really good way.

John Frieda – Touchably Full Shampoo & Conditioner Orange light - it's okay
These came from my Fall 2014 Sample Source too, and it turns out that I tried them before. My opinion did not change. They’re ok, but the scent is not for me.

John Frieda – strengthen + restore shampoo & hydrate + rescue deep conditioner Orange light - it's okay
More items from my Fall 2014 Sample Source. They made my hair feel very soft and it was wonderful. They had a perfumy scent that I was not too fond of though.

Pixi Beauty – Lash Booster Mascara Orange light - it's okay
I’m throwing this one out because it’s been opened for too long. It was waterproof, but not oil proof and gave me raccoon eyes.

TRESemmé – Platinum Strength Deep Conditioning Treatment Orange light - it's okay
I got this one a while back in my Glossybox of March 2013…! I was never a fan of the smell, but I just never threw it away. It de-tangles the hair really well so I’ve been using it lately (and finished it) with my crazy knotted post-pregnancy hair.

bare organics – organic lip balm in natural/honey Green light - loved it
I received this lip balm in a MommiesFirst box and I absolutely love it! My favourite lip balm for sure! I still have a few (other brands) to go through, but I will definitely purchase this one in the future.

Life Brand – cotton pads Green light - loved it
I really like these because they don’t make “cotton dandruff” as I like to call it. I wanted to repurchase them, but somehow came home with the Quo brand instead. Will repurchase them next time for sure.

December Empties

Fruits & Passion – 24h moisturizing butter for the body in apple illusion Green light - loved it
This body butter moisturised really well and smelled wonderful.

I Love… – Strawberries & Cream body butter Green light - loved it
This product smelled delicious and hydrated really well.

live clean – moisturizing shampoo & conditioner Red light - dislike
The shampoo was okay, but the conditioner did not de-tangle my hair at all. I didn’t even finish it. The scent was just okay. These products were just not for me.



And that’s it! I’ll try to keep on top of things this year and post monthly (like I used to do) because otherwise it ends up making long posts and I like to keep mine shorter than this.

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.