Monthly Empties: June 2015 (plus a clean-up)

Hello hello!

I don’t know how to start this post, I feel like I’m always saying the same thing: “another month done, time for monthly empties!” hehe! 🙂 But what else could I say? Another month is done so I’m sharing the products I finished during the month. And I’m also getting rid of some products that I’ll never use/finish.

monthly empties june 2015

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.)

Empty Products

These are the products that I finished in June.

monthly empties june 2015

Arbonne – FC5 Nourishing Daily Conditioner Green light - loved it
This (along with the shampoo) makes my hair feel so healthy and soft! I’m not quite sure how to describe the scent, but it’s light and does not linger (so it won’t compete with other products or perfume that you wear).

Aveeno – Daily Moisturizing Lotion Green light - loved it
REPEAT ITEM! This is my favourite body lotion, and I often use it on my lips too. I like to keep a small tube like this in my purse.

Burt’s Bees – Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream Green light - loved it
I received this facial cream in my Spring 2015 Sample Source. I believe it’s meant for the day since they also have a night cream, but since it has no SPF in it I used it at night. It worked well, I have nothing bad to say about it. I won’t buy it though because of the lack of SPF.

John Frieda – Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum Orange light - it's okay
This is another product from my Spring 2015 Sample Source. It’s supposed to help fight frizz and repel humidity, but I didn’t notice any difference in my hair when I used it. It’s not like my hair gets really frizzy anyway.

Quo – Luxury Facial Cotton Pads Orange light - it's okay
I reviewed these before – they’re just okay. Plus they flake, I don’t like that.

The Body Shop – Fuji Green Tea Body Wash & Body Lotion Green light - loved it
LOVE THESE! They smell SO GOOD and work great!


Product Clean-Up: Facial Skin Care

Time to get rid of a few products I know I won’t use/finish.

monthly empties june 2015

Amie Skincare – Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash and Morning Light Hydrating Daily Moisturiser Orange light - it's okay
I feel like both these products are more for normal to dry skin, and I have combination skin (and too many products) so I will not finish them.

Aveeno – Fresh Essentials Face Care Orange light - it's okay
I felt like these products were more suited for normal to dry skin. I really liked the scent though.

Aveeno – Skin Brightening Daily Scrub Orange light - it's okay
I believe I got this for free with a full size Daily Moisturizing Lotion (a 2-for-1 deal). The scrubby bits are really small (like in the Fresh Essentials above) and they’re actually microbeads which is a HUGE NO NO!

Baléa – Cleansing Oil Red light - dislike
I bought this at Shoppers when it first came out because it gave me bonus Optimum points (yay points!). I HATE it! It does not emulsify at all and did not rinse away either. It felt like I was rubbing olive oil all over my face – you know how you can’t really wash it off your hands, even with loads of soap? This is NOT how cleansing oils are supposed to work.

boscia – Super-Charge Overnight Moisture Green light - loved it
I bought this when I had dry skin during my pregnancy. It was really good for that, but now that my skin is back to combination it’s too heavy for me.

Morning Veil – Revital MasCream Orange light - it's okay
I had received this to review a little over 2 years ago and just never got to it. It’s a mask that you keep overnight. I did eventually try it, but it left my face sticky all night and I did not like it. My face did feel nice and soft after my morning routine though.

NeoStrata – Multi-Activ Milk Cleanser Red light - dislike
I received this from friends who won a gift basket from Rexall and gave me all the products they wouldn’t use (this was a while back). This is a cream cleanser that you can either wipe off or rinse. I tried rinsing it off, but when I went to dry my face I left a makeup imprint in my white towel. Not cool! This definitely seems like a cleanser you have to wipe off with a cloth first. I’m not a fan of cream cleansers, and even less of ones you have to wipe off, so this is a total dislike for me.

Shiseido – Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream Orange light - it's okay
I believe I got this at Shoppers when they had a promo of something like “buy $100 and get a bag full of products”. I just find it a bit too heavy for me.


And that’s it for June! Not that many finished products, but most of them are full size. And cleaning up still feels good because I’m getting rid of things.

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.