My Winter empties | What I Used Up in One Season

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Winter is finally over!! It was particularly brutal here in Montreal and as always, it felt like warmer days would never arrive, but here we are!! We still have a few more weeks before the snow melts away, but hey, at least the sun is shining and I can put away my winter boots, so this girl is happy. 🙂

Yes, you read the title right, this is a “winter empties” post and not just a regular “empties post”! Let me explain: “empties” posts are quite popular in the blogosphere but aren’t the most fun to read or write, I find… I know we all are curious to see what products other beauty junkies are using, and why they would or wouldn’t repurchase them, but then again, there are reviews posts for that!

Also, being the organized person that I am (or at least, try to be!), I didn’t know how often to write empties posts, so I decided to write them on a quarterly basis from now on. So, around the beginning of each new season, I will write about the previous season’s empties. And voilà!

Here are all the products that I’ve used up during winter, aka the official season of baths and self-care (yuuus)!


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-Bleu Lavande Foaming Bath Lavandula Angustifolia. This smelled amazing and produced the perfect amount of bubbles. Will definitely repurchase!!

-B&BW Merry Berry Christmas body cream. I LOVED the smell of this body cream, too bad it was a limited edition. 😦

-Aveeno Ultra-Calming foaming cleanser. Love that it’s a foam: it is perfect to use with my Clarisonic brush.

-Philosophy Loveswept body lotion. I fell in love with this smell and I really want to buy the full size! But it’s 44$ for 480mL :/

-Origins Clear Improvement active charcoal mask to clear pores. This mask was on my project pan list, so yay, glad I finished it! I have another one to use though 😉

-Lancôme Miracle body lotion.

-Quai des bulles lavender bath salts.

-Fruits & Passion Honey pack mask. Another product from my project pan list, yay!

-Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff. I really like this product, and I have at least 2 more tubes at home! :O

-Arbonne aromassentials Unwind bath salts. This smelled soooo good, but it is sadly discontinued 😦

-Origins GinZing energy-boosting moisturizer. A light moisturizer that smells heavenly and feels so fresh on the skin! Also another item from my project pan list 😉

-Caudalie Vinosource SOS thirst quenching serum.



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-Sephora Daily makeup brush cleaner.

-Hourglass extreme sheen gloss in “Child”. A very pretty nude gloss, but I didn’t use it up quickly enough and it has developed a weird smell… Need to get rid of it! 😦

-Lise Watier Eye glitter liner in “Opale”. I bought this so many years ago, I should be ashamed to still have this (even though I never use it anymore). It is pretty empty though, so time to go!

-MAC False Lashes Maximizer. At first, I thought this product was useless and I didn’t like it. And then, I noticed the HUGE difference it makes!! Love this lash primer.

-Sephora retractable waterproof eyeliner in “matte black”. I didn’t notice it sooner, but my eyeliner has mold on it :O So it goes right into the trash!

-Make Up For Ever HD foundation in “N117”. MUFE’s HD foundation is one of my favourites if not my absolute favourite. I will definitely repurchase this, as I need it for my freelance kit.


And on a final note, this has nothing to do with emptied products, but I am leaving for a one-week vacation in Mexico and I am so excited!!! Hopefully, I can relax a bit and enjoy the sun! I will not be very present here or on social media, but let’s catch up when I’m back 🙂

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See you soon!

-xox- Marika



16 thoughts on “My Winter empties | What I Used Up in One Season

  1. I agree that empties aren’t really the most fun to read or write. I never k ow which products to comment on because some of these posts have so many!

    I always feel excited when I finish makeup products as I go through skincare pretty fast but a foundation or lipstick can last me forever! I love that MUFE foundation 😊

    Have a great trip to Mexico you must be so excited!

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    1. I totally agree with you! There is a real (and strange) feeling of accomplishment when you finish a product! I only finished the foundation because I used it a lot on clients or for photoshoots 😉 Otherwise, I can never finish my own makeup!!
      Thank you, I will for sure enjoy my vacation! -xox-

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