Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I love reading other people's empties posts, and finally I've accumulated enough empties to do my own! This is what I've gone through recently:

Left to Right:

ILKA Scottish Pot Ale Conditioner
After months of saving this product for special occasions and "good" days I finally finished it up. I'm sad to see it go since I think the product line was discontinued, but I will remember it fondly. For the meantime I'm using some conditioner I have sitting around my shower but plan to try the Yes to Cucumbers Shampoo and Conditioner next.

Random Leaf-shaped Green Tea Soap
My Dad brought two of these home for me from a business trip. I used one up and have the one in the picture left. I have no idea what's in this soap, but it's shaped like a leaf and smells like green tea and is kind of too adorable not to include.

Burt's Bees Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash
I absolutely love this stuff after a workout or a long day. The peppermint and rosemary smell is very calming (and natural) and a rinse always leaves me feeling really clean and cool. The product has since been re-packaged and now looks like this but I think I actually prefer the old packaging :P Burt's Bees also makes a soap in this scent, it's sitting in my shower now!

Alba Botanica Aloe & Green Tea Facial Moisturizer
This moisturizer worked pretty well for me though sometimes I felt it didn't moisturize enough. And it contains silicones. I've switched back to my old mainstay, Yes to Cucumbers Daily Facial Hydrating Lotion, and I think my skin is looking clearer and more even.

Love & Toast Mini Body Scrub in Clementine Crush (from the Love & Toast Happiness Kit)
I never did a full review on this - I enjoyed it much more than the Clementine Crush body wash and body lotion, which smelled a bit too sweet and synthetic for me. This scrub smelled sweet and tart and citrusy - my kind of scent! The scrubby bits were large and a bit sparse so I'm not sure I would purchase it again, but it was fun to try!

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream
I used and loved this stuff for years but am ready to look for a more natural alternative with no silicones. Lately I've been using a bit of Yes to Cucumbers leave-in conditioner for styling (I don't think this is available anymore, but Yes to... does offer a Yes to Carrots and Yes to Tomatoes leave-in). Eventually I'd like to get my hair healthy enough that I only need to rub in a few drops of oil before I run out the door, but I'm not quite there yet!

Hope you enjoyed!