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EMPTIES: #1 Jan – April 2016


I’ve been cleaning out the products as of lately. Getting rid of, using up and cleaning up my products.  I do not like to waste products or through out things, so I have been bulldozing my way through my stash!

The following are empties that I have accumulated over the last 4 months (Jan – April).  Not a lot, some might say. And I agree!  When I went to the bag that was holding these products and dumped it out to photograph, I stopped and thought the same thing. I did, however, toss my Dove Body wash (by accident).

I have talked about most of these products in one form or another on my blog.  So lets find out what I liked, didn’t like, repurchased, or wont waste my money on again!


The 3 in 1 Cleansing Clothes from Life (bought at my local Shoppers Drug Mart).  These are my go to cleansing clothes. Great price, works great.  I am on the hunt for Natural cleansing clothes but have yet to come across ones that are a great price and work just as good. (Any suggestions?)

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? YES and BUY!

The Simple Eye Makeup Remover and Cleansing Micellar Water. I received the eye makeup remover sample in a sample box last year. I did enjoy it, it worked well. It did not burn my eyes and took off even the most hard to take off mascaras with not issues.

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? Yes, Buy. However not needed because of the Micellar water.

I went through 2 Micellar Waters.  The Simple Micellar Water is very gentle on my eyes, did not irritate my skin and left my skin feeling clean and refreshed.

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? Yes, But.  However, I am trying out a different Micellar water at the moment. 


I have had these Biore strips FOREVER!  I just had to get rid of them. I never felt like they were doing anything remarkable.  Yes, I saw grossness on the strip after the treatment was done, but it never got rid of all of my blackheads.

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? No and Bye.

NYC Show Time Mascara.  No. Just No.  It was an impulse buy at the Dollar Store.  I seen it. It looked good. I had been reading and hearing about this brand more and more. Thought I’d give it a try. It was lifeless on my lashes, did nothing for me and flaked everywhere.

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? No and Bye.

Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara.  I’ve done a whole review on this mascara. Check it out here!

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? Yes, Buy.  However, I am using Natural Mascara now, and do not see myself switching back. 

I was given the it Cosmetics Mascara from my sister. She had received it in her Ipsy bag and was not into mascara.  I did like it. I was lengthening, for the most part held a curl.  I did find it hard to remove and it did transfer onto my under eye area

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? No and Bye. It was just too hard on my lashes, and I lost a lot while using it. 


Once again, the Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask was an impulse buy and was hanging out eating up my space and had to go.  I did enjoy using them.  It left my clean feeling refreshed and clean.  However they are very pricey and I did not see any noticeable changes in my skin while using them.

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? No and Bye.

The label is worn off, but it was the Ardel Brow Pencil. I picked this up at my Sally Beauty Supply and got it for free with a coupon that I had.  I really enjoyed using this.  If I was to compare this product, in looks only, to one brow product it would be the new Anastasia Brow Definer (I have not tried any of Anastasia’s products. This is just a comparison to the look of the pencil itself). The colour matched me perfectly, the product wore nicely and went on smoothly as well.

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? Yes and Buy!


The Dove Dry Shampoo is a Beauty Favorite for many!  I have gone through many of these and have a review on it here!  The last time I ran out, there was none in stock at my local drug store, so I picked up something new.

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? Yes and Buy!

The Dove Clinical Protection Deodorant. If you read my Drugstore Haul, than you know all there is to know about this product and why I use it! I am currently looking for a Natural Deodorant to replace this one. Any suggestions?

Yes. No. Buy or Bye? Yes and Buy…but only because it works and I have yet to find a cleaner, natural product to replace it with.

Well there you have it Beauties!  My Empties for the first 4 months of the year.  Time to put them into their right recycling boxes and taken them to the road!

Where any of these your favorites? Have you tried and loved or hated any of these products? Do you have any Natural Beauty Products that you could recommend that I try to replace any of these items?

Thanks Beauties,

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Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me. These are my own, personal, honest opinions. Not a sponsored review. Talsbeautyopinion is not a makeup artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore, try at your own risk.


18 thoughts on “EMPTIES: #1 Jan – April 2016

  1. I really need to start working through my stash, especially for skincare! Nice job! Glad to hear you’d repurchase the Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara. I’ve had my eye on it for a while. But I also have a huge back log of mascaras to get through.

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    1. Hi aussiebeautytalk! Thank you. I find having too much stuff to overwhelming and unmanageable! Do we really need and use all this “Stuff”?! Just in the process of cleaning out more of my stash. Give the Covergirl Super Sizer a go! Let me know what you think when you do!


    1. Hi HealthandBeautyGirl! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I believe I have tried the Balea before. I’ve heard about Kirkland before, however I dont have a Costco membership lol. Let me know if you find a natural wipe!


  2. Really enjoy reading these type of posts and this was a great one Tal! I’ve been a big fan of Simple since I was a teenager but with trying other products I have missed out on seeing their micellar water. I must try this one next! I really like their eye makeup remover. Biore products are always super harsh on my skin and just not for me unfortunately. x

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    1. Hi Beyoutyfulyou! Thank you. You need to get your hands on the Micellar water from Simple. I am liking it more than the Garnier, which I’m just testing out now.

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    1. Hi Kats! I think I like the Simple Micellar water better than the Garnier….I’m just in the process of testing it out. What are your thoughts? Did you like one over the other?


  3. i have been wanting to try the Ardells Brow Pencil. I have used their powders and brow pomades and love them lots, but there is nothing like a pencil to throw in your bag to touch during the day. Will look out for this! Thanks for the recommendation

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    1. Hi Fashionista in Surburbia. Thanks for stopping by! I find a pencil works best for me. Powder seems to fade and pomades are too dark on me! I’ll probably repurchase this one once I’m out of my NYX one. I miss it! 🙂


    1. Hi Ingrid! I know right?!? I just did a bit clean out and rearrange of my cabinet this weekend and got rid of a whole lot of stuff. Expired, things I haven’t used or wont use. It feels good to purge and now there’s room for more stuff 😉


    1. Hi Lily. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Ouch! Took your skin off?!? That’s some sticking power yours had lol


    1. Hi spaceofbeauty. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Pore strips and teeth whitening strips are always in boxes or samples given with purchase. Are they that bad that they’re giving them away?!


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