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!


  1. Good job, Lauren! I have FINALLY finished up a holiday Body Shop body wash that I got at TJMaxx (probably with you!) a few years ago... Also finished up a deodorant in the last week. I am trying to work through all of my really old body washes and scrubs that I've been hoarding!

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'm trying to clear things out too since I'm planning to move soon. It's so rewarding to finish something up! I always feel guilty throwing away an old product I've only used a handful of times.

    2. Ugh, me too... I've had to toss a few things that I stocked up on during sales years ago that look/smell off, before I've even used them! It's awful. P.S., I tagged you for a Q & A post on my blog! :)