Monday, December 30, 2013

December 2013 Empties - Beauty Edition + A Love Note

As this will be the last post of the year, I thought I'd get a little sentimental and sappy. Thank you so much for all of your love and support this year. The comments left on my blog, love notes through email, and interactions on social media encourages and motivates me to continue blogging and strive to make this blog better. With that said, I wish you a very Happy New Year filled with love, laughter, health and wealth.

Sap time over.

Ah, I love ending off the year having finished so many full sized beauty products. This will be my last post until the new year and what better way to end 2013 than with an empties beauty edition post?!

Jumping right in!

Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk - review here - What a fantastic cleanser. I don't think I realized how much I enjoyed it until I finished it up. It smelled great, cleansed well (after already removing makeup), and was very affordable. My only beef is that the pump stopped working when there was about 1/4 of the product left. Was super fun trying to use up the wasn't fun at all, that was sarcasm. Would repurchase though.
Andalou Naturals Illuminating Toner - review here - Love! Already repurchased.
Pretty Triple Rose Floral Water - review here - These are my favourite floral waters ever. I didn't love the rose scent, since I'm not a rose fan but it worked well as a morning "cleanse". Repurchased in Chamomile.

George's Aloe - no review - This product has been a favourite of many green bloggers for months. I didn't do a full review because there's no point. I used it in masks and as I would a toner or floral water. It was nice and the price point was fantastic, but it won't be a repurchase.

Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash - review here - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. This was the ultimate multitasking product for me. It worked as a shampoo, body wash and AMAZING hand wash. I will repurchase for sure!

REN Glycol Lactice Radiance Renewal Mask - review here - My heart broke a little when I finished this baby up. It was such a beautiful mask that produced results and even though it contains phenoxyethanol, I would repurchased if the price was right. 

*Odacite Hydration Masque Sample - review here - I tried and wanted to love this mask, however, it just didn't do what I expected it to hydrate.

*Delizioso Skin Care Dead Sea Mud Mask - review here - This actually dried out before I could finish it, so I added a little bit of water and used what I could before it grew a furry family. There are other mud/clay masks that I prefer though. Won't repurchase.

Badger Balm Cocoa Butter Lip Balm in Mint - review here - One of my fave lip balms. I hate how cocoa butter lip balms change texture in extreme weather, which is what happened with this one. I've already used up 2 and have another left. Will likely repurchase at some point.

Ladybug Jane Sweet Strawberry Lip Balm - review here - Ugh, the taste of this balm is delicious and it's vegan! Will definitely repurchase.

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Solid Perfume - review here - I've had this for months and months, it's lovely! Worked as a perfume, brow wax, etc. Will repurchase at some point.

*aroma M Camellia Body/Bath Oil - review here - This body oil is lovely, except for the scent. It's a little too floral and mature for my liking but, the oil itself absorbs and moisturizes beautifully. Won't purchase the full size.

Deep Steep Hand Wash in Honeydew Spearmint - review here - Great scent, great ingredients, not great for my dry hands in the cold months. Would repurchase in the Summer.

*Corpa Flora Beaute Divine Cleansing Oil - review here - Gorgeous cleansing oil that lasted me a very long time. Removed makeup without irritating or breaking out my skin. I'm using something else now and will likely purchase the full size in the future.

Konjac Sponge Company - no review - I tried so hard to write a review on this sponge but, whenever I sat down I just couldn't type anything. It's a lovely sponge that works to remove makeup and cleanse the skin with or without cleanser. I still prefer my Sephora pad though. Won't be repurchasing.

That's it for my last post of the year! Are you ending off 2013 with a lighter bathroom? Let me know what you finished off this month.

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  1. I have yet to try out the sponge cleansing hype that's gone around the green blogging community. I guess I can't see buying yet another disposable product that I'll have to keep re-purchasing. My cleaning routine is full enough, you know?

    You finished a lot of stuff this month!

    1. I'm totally with you! It's just an unnecessary step & I don't think it makes that big a difference. Still got mixed feelings on it, that's probably why I cant write a real review for it

  2. wow, Weleda Calendula shampoo is better than Yarok? I'm gonna try that one. Curious about Pretty products too as they get a good rating among bloggers

    1. Definitely! For my scalp and hair anyway, Yarok was a major fail in my books. You'll love whatever you try from Pretty, promise :) xo

  3. I love that ren mask! I've never bought the full-size, and only had samples. But its amazing stuff!

    1. Right?! Such a stand out product. Glad you love it as much as me xo

  4. Great post Nicole! Happy new year 2014 to you and looking forward to read more on your blog.
    Still have to try my Konjac sponge and hope to be able to write a little bit about it :-))).

    1. Thank you sweets xo. Can't wait to hear what you think about the sponge!

  5. Great products by the sounds of it :-) I've been using the Deep Steep Rosemary Mint hand wash, it's rather nice

  6. Did I just mention the Rosemary Mint again....goodness brain like a Goldfish lol

  7. Weleda and REN have definitely been my go-tos recently and I really want to try the Radiance Renewal Mask :) x

  8. They're wonderful brands. I hope you can get your hands on a sample of the mask! Xo


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