Product Empties: Face & Body

"Hello. It's Empties. I was wondering if after all these months you're done using me." Yes. Yes, I am. Finally. At long last, I am done using you & you're officially part of the empties crew. Congratulations. You did it! Now everyone in the world can read about it. Don't forget to read up on my last empties post Product Empties: Face, Hair, & Body!

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St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub - This is a face scrub I repurchase often because it's affordable & it works. It's straight to the point. The scrub is oil free, contains 2% salicylic acid, & is made of 100% natural exfoliants. The apricot scrub leaves my skin feeling refreshed but not overly exfoliated. I might want to try a different brand for my next facial scrub, just to think outside the box.

Aura Cacia Organic Rosehip Oil* - I used this organic rosehip oil with vitamin E nearly every morning & night after washing my face. It left my skin hydrated but not excessively oily. I wasn't a big fan of the smell, so I ended up adding about 10 drops of Aura Cacia Lavender Essential Oil to enhance the fragrance. The rosehip oil worked well & it's something I would consider purchasing. Read a little bit more about my Aura Cacia review.

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Crystal Essence Roll-On Deodorant* -  I really like the idea of a roll-on deodorant because it's an easy process. However, after finishing an entire deodorant, I can safely say Crystal's roll-on version wasn't the most efficient. I felt the roll-on didn't protect me from odors; it also went on relatively wet, making me feel a bit sticky. The Chamomile & Green Tea scent smelled positively lovely, but I'd be inclined to try a different all natural deodorant brand to see if it worked better. Find out more in my Crystal Deodorant review.

Aroma Naturals Lavender Passion Flower Castile Soap* - If you know me at all, you know I adore lavender & the Aroma Naturals 4-in-one castile soap didn't let me down. This little guy comes in a handy 2 oz. bottle, perfect for travel or the shower. I have no complaints about this, I do admit I only used it as a shower gel. Apparently you can utilize it as a shampoo, hand wash, or a shave soap. Check out the other castile soaps Aroma Naturals sent me.

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Primal Organics Banished™ Face Toner* - To be honest, I didn't like the smell of this initially. It took some warming up to, but I eventually began spritzing it on my face every day after cleansing my face & before moisturizing. The retail price is $44 so consider it an investment. I can't say for sure if it did anything for my skin so I doubt I would buy this myself. Find out more in my Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Review.

Tom's of Maine Spearmint Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste - I always called this brand "Tom's" like the shoes, but didn't realize the full name is Tom's of Maine. You learn something new every day. This empty product is actually my second Tom's of Maine toothpaste & I've already purchased a third one.  I try a different flavor or function each time & I dig it. This is my current favorite toothpaste brand. The ingredients are natural & I like that they share what ingredients are used & what the purpose is.

It's nice to look back & recognize what has been thoroughly used. It's a great way to hold yourself accountable & not get any new items until you finish what's in your possession already. What was your latest empty? Would you be down to try any of these products? :]

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53 comments

  1. If my teeth weren't so sensitive I'd be all over trying that toothpaste, but I'm so afraid that it just won't work for me! The rosehip oil sound amazing! I've been wanting to try one forever.
    I think I've repurchased the apricot scrub easily over 5 times, it's become a shower staple! Perfect for when you know your skin needs a good cleansing :)
    Thanks for sharing your empties!

    www.lindseyginge.com

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  2. Ooh so many empties! I'm a big fan of the St Ives Apricot Scrub xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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  3. The post is fantastic! I love it:)

    Have a nice day!

    theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  4. I've never used Tom's do you like it a ton? How long does it last :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  5. Ahh I definitely need to try the face scrub! Thanks for sharing!

    elainea
    toast the girl almighty

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  6. Can't wait to try some of these products! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Annie
    www.laircake.com

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  7. I can tell that the St Ives is well loved! I have repurchased this product so so so many times and I always go back to it no matter what other product I have been using :) Lovely post - I might have to try out that toothpaste because I have been trying to use more natural products in my day to day routine :)

    Kathy xx
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.com

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  8. great!!! i use st ives and toms too!! thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Have a great week!

    Animated Confessions

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  9. gotta love when a brand discloses its ingredients like the toothpaste brand!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  10. St Ives is such a great brand ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm so impressed, I rarely can completely finish a bottle! You have me very intrigued by the rosehip oil!

    Mary Kate
    www.mynewchicagolife.com

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  12. I love the St. Ives scrub! It's definitely worth buying :-)
    http://janavar.net

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  13. I've heard good things about rosehip oil! Good tip about adding the essential oil...I will have to give this one a try!

    xo Lacey
    http://www.myboringcloset.com

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  14. Sinéad Danielle ✿February 17, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    I always feel a sense of accomplishment after finishing a product haha. I've been obsessed with jojoba oil recently, but once it becomes an empty I think I'll have to give rosehip a go!

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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  15. With beauty products, it's so easy to continuously buy without keeping check on what you already have in store. Personally, I love the St. Ives scrub, it's one of my faves!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  16. I love your empties, sweetie! Rosehip oil sounds incredible & also I have never tried St. Ives - how crazy is that?! Hope they deliver to the UK :)
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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  17. What kind of toothpaste do you use? I can't speak for its sensitivity but it's all natural ingredients may be a good fit for you. :]

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  18. I really love it! I just bought my fourth tube. It lasts as long as regular toothpaste. :]

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  19. Anything in particular sound appealing? :]

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  20. It's a good product because it's so cheap but effective. :]

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  21. Transparency is good when it comes to products you put on or in your body. :]

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  22. I haven't tried much other than the scrub. :]

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  23. Essential oil is the key to pretty much half of my problem. :]

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  24. It's always a triumphant feeling to finish an item. :]

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  25. I like to take everything out, then give it a good once over to get a feel for what I have so I don't buy extra. :]

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  26. You have a lot of wonderful items in the UK that we don't have access to. :]

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  27. thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, so glad to have found yours!

    and i love this! i use st. ives and rosehip oil as well! i do love the feeling of emptying a product, what a neat way to share this in a post!

    www.katelynryan.com

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  28. Haha nice way of starting a post there,alluding to one of my favorite songs.Great one,I love how you've reviewed the products.
    sophieatieno.com

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  29. Lovely empties ! Some of them aren't sold in Italy and never heard about them, this makes me even more curious about them ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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  30. I really wanted to love scrubs, but overall they hurt my face , so I use regular soup whenever I want to wash my face.
    http://dressmecasual.blogspot.com.eg/

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  31. The rosehip oil is affordable too! :]

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  32. I'm soooo glad you understood it!! My boyfriend had no idea I was referencing Adele. :]

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  33. At least you have amazing Italian products. :]

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  34. This scrub is quite grainy, so it would definitely not work for your skin. There's a Modere face scrub that is SUPER mild, maybe that could work for you. :]

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  35. I've tried Tom's toothpaste but wasn't too impressed. Maybe I just have to try another! I also love that scrub!! It's always fun to read posts like this :)
    xx, Pia

    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

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  36. It takes some getting used to for sure, but I don't want to use the regular companies with all the random ingredients. Do you know which flavor you tried? :]

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  37. I love reading reviews on products - great to hear!

    xoxo www.touchofcurl.com

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  38. Haha! There's a few flavors with different purposes. I'm digging the spearmint but didn't like the fennel version. :]

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  39. Wonderful reviews! :) thanks for sharing the empties! :)

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  40. Such a cute post idea! I am a huge fan of the face scrub, very effective for its price!
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

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  41. Blondes & BagelsFebruary 18, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    St. Ives is a total staple for me too - I'm about to have an empty bottle on my hands myself!
    xoxo Kelsey
    www.blondesandbagels.com

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  42. One of my favorite face oil has to be Fresh Seaberry oil! The oil smells amazing. I add two drops to my moisturize and I notice my skin isn't as dry, especially when it is cold in NorCal.

    http://krustydonut.blogspot.com/

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  43. I use the same toothpaste and it is wonderful. I love the natural ingredients in it :P -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

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  44. Fab selection! I love the sound of the rosehip oil, I need something like it in my skincare routine right now x

    www.alwaysalice.co.uk

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  45. Pretty great skincare! Thanks for the tips honey! <3 xxx

    New post on the blog:

    http://www.mlleepaulette.com/index.php?r=site/post&id=90

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  46. These products look awesome.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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