Saturday, June 10, 2017

Huge Monthly Empties | Skincare, Health, & Beauty with Reviews!

This empties post is long overdue! It's actually 2 months worth of empties since I haven't done an empties post since April 3rd (Linked Here) Which means there is a lot here so I will be as brief as possible with my reviews.  I will provide links to products where possible, links can be found in the product headings.

This is a very heavy product that I love to use at night time in the colder months. I alternate between this one and her Black Mud Cream. I find this very soothing and hydrating and it really helps with dehydration. Bonus, it's natural and cruelty-free.

Repurchase- Yes

I'm on the fence about this one. It's lightweight and I didn't have any breakouts. I also like that it's natural and made with sea buckthorn, an excellent anti-oxidant for anti-aging. I prefer to use this with their pure sea buckthorn oil which I apply first as a serum. I would consider using this product again during the summer months when I'm super oily.

Repurchase- Maybe

I love Derma E products but this one didn't agree with my skin, I had a few breakouts from it. It's also really a lotion, not a true serum. I think it's just too stimulating for my skin type. Many other Derma E products do work for me. I also love that this brand is natural and cruelty-free.

Repurchase- No

Like the product above, this was a lotion, not a true serum. It was okay as a light moisturizer but I wouldn't use this as a serum. On the plus side, I didn't experience any irritation or breakouts.

Repurchase- No

Another natural product full of great ingredients. Sadly, this also made my acne prone skin breakout so I wasn't able to finish it. Perhaps DMAE is not suitable for my skin as the Derma E product with DMAE also made me breakout. Reviva Labs is natural and cruelty-free.

Repurchase- No

Love, love, love! This is so fabulous and hydrating and really helps with breakouts. I like to use it as a face wash/mask. This brand is also natural and cruelty-free.

Repurchase- Yes

This product worked really well (full review here). But, for a fraction of the price I can purchase my holy grail eye cream, Home Health Goji Berry Eye Cream, which gives me the same results and is natural and cruelty-free.

Repurchase- No

Hair & Makeup

Tresemme Platinum Strength Conditioner
This is a decent conditioner at a great price. I didn't expect much from such an inexpensive product but it worked fairly well as a daily conditioner on my extremely damaged and unruly hair. I still need a leave-in conditioner after using this one.

Repurchase- Probably not because I'm always trying new hair products

M. Asam Aqua Intense Tinted Hyaluron Cream
I loved this tinted moisturizer! I discovered this line from The Shopping Channel about a year ago and purchased a special that contained several products. I received compliments on my looks when I wore this product. However, it's so dark for me that I purchased The Body Shop's foundation lightener so I could finish it up.

Repurchase- Sadly no, just because it's too dark for me 😓

Pacifica Dream Big Mascara
I'm not sure if I got a bad one but this mascara was so dry that it did nothing for my lashes. A full review is linked here.

Repurchase- No


Jarrow Max DHA
I take fish oil every day for all the health benefits and I cannot/ will not eat fish or seafood, so this is the only way that I can get all of the wonderful benefits of fish (but without the heavy metals). This one has been my favourite for years! I am currently trying a new one out as I love to try out new products but I always go back to this one.

Repurchase- Yes

Nature's Answer Rhodiola (Rhodiola Rosea)
I've been taking this product for years. It prevents me from waking up at the crack of dawn for no reason. It's an adaptogen and helps our bodies deal/adapt to stress. I have tried other brands and doses but this is the one that works for me, and this one is really inexpensive too!

Repurchase- Heck yes!

Healthy Origins CoQ10
Q10 is one of my top supplements for overall health, it's one supplement that I will not be without. It's anti-aging, fuels all of our cells, and is excellent for the heart. I have some heart issues and recently went for testing to monitor my condition. The results were astounding! I was told that my heart is repairing itself. It's not 100% but it's better and I'm wondering if it's from all the years of fish oil and Q10 that I've been taking. The Doctors didn't have an answer, but it's great news! I always use this brand of Q10 and only try another if there is a special that I can't pass up but this one works for me. My cat also takes Q10 and it's made a world of difference. He takes one made for cats (linked here).

Repurchase- Oh, yeah!

Schisandra Adrenal Complex
I purchased this so long ago and it got lost in the back of my cupboard. Sadly, it expired in 2015.. whoops!

Repurchase- No


Now Foods Xyli White Toothpaste in Cinnafresh
If you've seen my empties and/or hauls before you've probably seen this one. It's my favourite fluoride free toothpaste. I've had better dental checkups since using it, so I see no reason to change to another. The only time I stray is when there is a deal on iHerb that I can't pass up!

Repurchase- Yes

President's Choice Peach Mango Liquid Water Enhancer
What more can I say, I'm addicted to this stuff! I purchased this because I wanted to drink more water and this really helps me do just that. It tastes so good! I chose this brand because it's sweetened with all natural Stevia and doesn't contain any artificial sweeteners or colours.

Now Foods Better Stevia in Dark Chocolate
I'm such a fan of this stevia. It's not bitter at all and it's all natural. I have a cupboard full of different flavours now. It only takes a couple of drops so this bottle lasts forever!

Repurchase- Already have!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my empties! I'll have to do these more often so my empties box isn't overflowing. 😊

Happy weekend!

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  1. I love reading Empties posts, it helps me decide on what products are worth trying or not xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

    1. Me too! I also love to see so many finished products! xo

  2. Have a Great Week Amy. ������

  3. Love empty posts!!! I have not been happy with the Pacifica mascara since my first tube. I read someone elses post stating that they might have changed their formula causing it to be drier than normal :( Either way, great job on your empties!

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    1. Thanks! 2 months really but still feels good to finish up some products. xo

  5. Excellent turnover Amy, you're doing SO well, and it's SO good to see all those yesses and heck yesses lol in the repurchase sections xxx

    1. Thanks, Kats! It is at least 2 months worth. I really have to do these more often so I don't have so much! xoxo

  6. i am so curious about the Martina Gebhardt Happy Aging Cream. I think i should try it in the winter.

    1. It's a really good one. I only use it at night as it's quite heavy. Best to apply a very small amount to damp skin so it absorbs. xoxo


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