Empties III

It’s so hard to do these posts. I keep putting them off because I’m close to finishing a product and want to include it. As I type I’m about two hair washes away from being done with a shampoo and a detangling spray. I suppose those will have to wait until next time! Here’s what I’ve worked through recently:


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Philip B Peppermint and Avocado Shampoo – This feels so nice to use on your scalp, especially in the summer or after a workout. It’s pretty clarifying, so I don’t suggest using it all the time, but it got the job done and felt tingly and smelled wonderful. I’d buy it again if I were looking for another shampoo.

Diptyque Candles in Iris and Jacinthe. Obviously love these. I’m planning on converting the jars into brush holders or pen holders for work even. I think they’d look nice on my desk!

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Chestnut. This was a great summer brow color. I literally used this all the way up. I impressed myself even. I have this in Espresso for the colder months which is what I’m using now!

Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Regenerator Moisturizing Gel Cream. Honestly I think they make the names of these things uncomfortably long on purpose. I love this stuff. It has such a unique texture. It keeps skin hydrated and primes it well for makeup. It also makes my skin feel super soft and wrinkle free. I guess I can’t credit the moisturizer entirely for my lack of wrinkles since I’m not even 25, but it definitely doesn’t hurt.
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Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. HOLY GRAIL HAIR PRODUCT. Seriously, if you have hair, this is the best product for any style. It’s in between a dry shampoo and an aerosol hairspray. It makes clean hair feel a bit dirty and dirty hair feel cleaner. It smells amazing. The only problem is I loved it so much I used it up rather quickly. The bottle is huge compared to similar products but I went through it in less than two months. And at $39 it’s not really sustainable. I think I’d buy it again, but use it a bit more sparingly.

Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Creme. This smelled great. Unfortunately that’s the best thing I have to say about it. Also be warned that this product is insanely expensive. I didn’t pay NEARLY full price for it. The problem is that since I don’t wash my hair that often (every 3 days if I can get away with it) I also don’t condition it very much. So when I do, I want a heavier, richer product. This seems like it would work, but it didn’t. It would be a great everyday conditioner though if the price weren’t so prohibitive of that. Towards the end of the tube I started using it without shampooing just to add a bit more moisture to the ends of my hair.

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser. If you’ve met me, you’ve heard me rave about this product. It works into a lovely foam, exfoliates gently, leaves skin super soft, and smells (and tastes, oops) AMAZING. It’s just a great exfoliant to have around in case your face seems dull or tired. It’s invigorating and refreshing. I seriously love it. I got a sample in my Birchbox, one in Matt’s Birchbox Man that I commandeered, a travel size in this set, and then purchased the full size. So obsessed. For what it’s worth though, I’m not nearly as impressed with the other products in the Suki range. They weren’t bad, just not life changing like the Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser.

Clarins Water Purify One Step Cleanser is perfect to take off a bit of makeup before cleansing, remove residue after cleansing, or just use quickly in the morning to wake up and prep skin for moisturizer and makeup. I’ve gone through quite a few of these actually. It’s one of my most repurchased skin care products!

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo. When it’s that third day and the texturizing spray just won’t cut it, this is what I reach for. I replaced this empty bottle with the version for oily hair with nettle in it. I don’t think it works quite as well and has a bit of a stronger scent (this one is almost completely fragrance free), so I’ll be switching back to the original when that one makes it into a future empties post.

It’s mostly hair and skin care (almost completely hair and skin care!) but those tend to get used up faster and more frequently. What have you used up recently?

19. November 2013 by alina
Categories: Beauty | 1 comment

  • Lisa

    I just finished my dry shampoo too.. only I think I used mine up in less than a month… oops?

    I’m so proud to see even a single make up item in one of these. We aren’t all daisy with her two finished lip sticks.