This is my first post about empties. All of these products are things that I have completely used up. I am also going to give a brief review of my thoughts on the individual products. This is strictly my opinion of how the products worked for me. Others may have their own opinion of the product as everyone is different. If you’ve tried any of these products let me know your thoughts about it in the comment section.


Alba Botanica– Hawaiian 3-in-1 clean towelettes (30 count)

This is a 30 pack of wet towelettes. They claim to be a 3-in-1, makeup remover, cleanser and toner. I thought that they were just ok. They were very gentle but almost too gentle. It didn’t feel like it did much in terms of cleansing. It really didn’t do much for my skin. My acne didn’t get worse but it didn’t get any better. I also didn’t think that it had a Hawaiian smell to it or what I would think of as Hawaiian. The smell was mild but I personally didn’t like it. Overall I would probably not purchase these towelettes again.


L’Oreal Paris Color Vibrancy shampoo, conditioner and Instant Shock Treatment

I got this sample through the Wal-Mart winter beauty box and was repeated in the spring beauty box as well. This is part of the Color Vibrancy line so it is intended for people with color treated hair. I didn’t notice anything too great about the shampoo and conditioner so I probably wouldn’t go out and purchase full bottles of them. On the other hand, the Instant Shock Treatment was amazing. It was really thick and almost melted in my hand like butter. I would definitely purchase this on it’s own because I really liked how it worked on my hair.


John Freida Luxurious Volume shampoo and conditioner

This shampoo and conditioner is specifically for color treated hair. I received this in my winter and spring Wal-Mart Beauty Box. It claims to “transform fine hair.” I do have fine hair but I didn’t notice any difference after using it. It also claims to ” protect color treated hair against fading.” I also didn’t notice any difference in it maintaining the coloring of my hair. I do not think I would purchase full bottles of this shampoo and conditioner.


Burt’s Bees facial cleansing towelettes (10 pack)

Once I opened the package I immediately noticed that I disliked the scent of the towelettes. I couldn’t even begin to describe what scent it is, I just know that I really didn’t like it. The towelettes are really mild and claim to “remove dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing.” When I used them I hadn’t been wearing any make-up but that made me notice something. After I was done using them, there was never anything on the wipe. Now of course there wouldn’t have been any make-up, especially since I wasn’t wearing any. The problem was that there was nothing on the wipe at all. Nothing that resembled dirt or oil, as if I hadn’t even used them. I found this a little interesting. Overall, I would not purchase these and if they come in another Wal-Mart Beauty Box, I will probably give them to my mom or sister.

20150404_121919Hask Argan Oil from Morocco

I absolutely loved this deep conditioning hair treatment. It worked really well on my hair. It added extra moisture and left my hair feeling smooth and soft. I also found it really easy to use. I basically washed my hair the way I normally would and then applied the conditioner in my hair. I let it set for 10 minutes (like the directions say) and then rinsed it all out. When I was done styling my hair it just felt awesome. I purchased this at Wal-Mart for less than $2.00 and I absolutely would purchase it again. I feel like it was worth the money. It also has a very light citrus smell which was refreshing because I am sensitive to cologne like smells.


Hask Keratin Protein 

I also really liked this deep hair conditioner. It really helped to soften and moisturize my hair. It was really easy to use. All I had to do was wash my hair normally and then apply it to my wet hair and allow it to set for 10 minutes.I then rinsed it out.  It has a very soft somewhat floral scent to it. I purchased it at Wal-Mart for less than $2.00. I loved the way my hair felt after using it and I would purchase this deep conditioner again.

20150404_121958Hask Henna N Placenta conditioning treatment

This is a hair conditioning treatment and I really liked the way it worked on my hair. I followed the directions and washed my hair normally. I then towel dried my hair and applied all the conditioning treatment. I let it set for about 10 minutes and then rinsed it all out. My hair felt absolutely soft after I finished styling it. It also has a great soft scent that I really liked. It was like a very soft floral scent. I purchased this for less than $2.00 at Wal-Mart. I would purchase this again and hope to get another packet soon.

20150404_122009Dove body wash

I’m on the fence about this one. I really liked the smell, it was really mild and is very similar to other Dove products. I did notice that it took a lot to lather up which I didn’t really like. I also disliked how there is no way to just pour it out without having to take the cap off. It made it a little difficult while opening in the shower with wet hands. I don’t know if I would buy this. This was a travel size that was included in the winter Wal-Mart Beauty Box. If the normal size has a way to pour out the body wash without taking the whole cap off I would consider purchasing it.

20150404_122100Suave aerosol anti-perspirant deodorant (fresh scent)

I absolutely love the scent of this deodorant. Having said that I don’t think I would purchase it again for a couple of reasons. It claims to provide 24 hour protection but it didn’t do that for me. I don’t sweat much but I would have to reapply this a few times throughout the day to feel comfortable. Another thing that would prevent me from buying it again is that even though there is still quite a bit left in the bottle, it will not come out. It just refuses to spray anything. I tried cleaning off the dispenser but still can’t get it to work right. The bottle recommends using warm water to clean it off but it just isn’t working so I am going to consider this empty and just toss it out.

Sensodyne Iso-active foaming gel

Sensodyne was recommended to me by my dentist. I have sensitive teeth so I thought I would take his advice and start using this brand of toothpaste. I must admit it worked really well for me and helped with my teeth being overly sensitive. I would repurchase Sensodyne again but I would do it a little differently. I wouldn’t buy it in the same dispenser again and would only get it in a regular tube next time. After every use it would just release extra toothpaste that would just cake onto the dispenser. It needed to be cleaned off before every use. I found this annoying and would only purchase a normal tube of Sensodyne toothpaste in the future.

I hope you enjoyed my first empties post. Let me know if you’ve used any of these products before.


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