Monthly Empties: April 2015

Hello hello!

It’s time to take a look at the products I finished during the month of April. Let’s see what they are…

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.)

Body

Etude House – I Can Fly Cerulean Warbler Hand Cream Green light - loved it
I just love these little birdy hand creams, they’re so cute! And they work great too. Now it will make a great toy for my daughter.

The Body Shop – Sugaring Hair Removal Green light - loved it
I’ve had this for years and actually forgot I had it. I took it out last time I waxed my legs and it still works as well as I remember. It’s really too bad that they don’t make it anymore.

parissa – 2 in 1 roll-on body sugar Red light - dislike
I bought this about two months ago because it can be used on the bikini line as well (it came with a smaller applicator for that). I hated it and didn’t even finish it. First off, because of the round shape I found it hard to squeeze it for the wax to come out, and second it didn’t wax all that well. On the first pass it removed the long hairs, so I waxed a second time and it removed the medium length hairs, then a third pass removed shorter hairs, but not all of them. So it took a long time to wax my legs and they weren’t even well waxed. There was NO WAY I was trying this on my bikini line!

Face

Arbonne – FC5 Purifying Cleanser + Toner Green light - loved it
Repeat item! This cleanser works really well and doesn’t dry out my face.

L’Oréal Paris – Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution Green light - loved it
I bought this after hearing good things about it and I was not disappointed. I used it mostly for removing eye makeup and it worked great, even on waterproof makeup. It did sting my eyes if I over saturated my cotton pad with it and it seeped in, but that rarely happened.

Paula’s Choice – Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Green light - loved it
I received this in my Spring 2015 Loose Button Luxe Box and I LOVED it! It didn’t do much for my acne (salicylic acid never did), but it made my skin feel SO smooth. It got rid of all the little bumps on my face, which have returned since I finished it. 🙁

Shiseido – Facial Cotton Green light - loved it
REPEAT ITEM! I’ve said this many times already – I LOVE these!

Misc

Bath & Body Works – Pumpkin Caramel Latte Mini Candle Green light - loved it
This candle smelled wonderful! Warm and rich and creamy and perfect for snuggling on the couch.


And there you have it; all the products I finished in April. Most of them were hits too which is nice. Trying to finish a product you’re not too fond of is not fun, and I hate throwing away things that are not done (like the parissa wax above), but sometimes you just have to.

Have you tried any of these?

– 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.