Beauty Empties: May

beauty empties

Not having written an empties post last month I'm back with quite a lot of emptied stuff. Again it's a really mixed post which goes from hair care to makeup to perfume. It also contains products I started using years ago and others I only opened some months ago. And of course we're having yay and nay products, but read for yourselves:

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Yves Rocher Body Exfoliator Organic Vanilla
Rebuy it? Probably yes. Why? Definitely the best smelling beauty product I have ever used! The scrub was really pleasant as the scrub particles had a really good size (quite small but still super effective). The scrub had already expired more than a year ago but I really didn't notice any texture changes so I kept using it. Also the packaging is so pretty that I'm gonna use it for decoration purposes in the near future. If you want to know more about this product you can read my first review about the scrub.

The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel
Rebuy it? Maybe. Why? I bought this shower gel back in winter, mainly because of the cute packaging. The gel nicely smelled of gingerbread but it wasn't too awkward to keep on using it after Christmas as I think ginger has quite a fresh smell after all. Right now I'm glad it's empty though as the fragrance might tick you off after a while. But who knows, maybe next winter I'll get another bottle.

Balea Blond Spülung (conditioner)
Rebuy it? Probably not. Why? I really like Balea hair care products and I was also satisfied with this one. However it didn't make any improvements to the color of my hair and I also think I won't keep my ombré hair for for long.

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Yves Rocher Sebo Specific moisturiser
Rebuy it? No. Why? I bought this face cream years ago and never managed to entirely empty it. By now it has gone bad and started smelling really nasty. Back when I had bought it I was quite satisfied with this cream though so you might want to read my initial review here.

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter For Dry Hair
Rebuy it? No. Why? As you might remember I was really unsatisfied with the Rainforest series from The Body Shop (read more about it here). Also after a longer break this hair butter couldn't convince me. It smells like Play-Doh and didn't make my hair as soft as other (deep) conditioners I have been using.

Rituals T'ai Chi Foaming Shower Gel Sensation
Rebuy it? Probably not. Why? I really love these foaming shower gels by Rituals but they are just so expensive! The smell of this one was just super lovely and I'm gonna miss it but maybe I'll find a cheaper alternative in another shop (any suggestions?)

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Adidas Fruit Rhythm Eau de Toilette
Rebuy it? No. Why? This perfume was a present I got years ago. It had a really fresh and simple smell, nothing that would normally catch my attention. The leftovers went bad as I didn't use the perfume anymore.

Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara
Rebuy it? No. Why? This is the first and only Benefit mascara I have tried so far (I had gotten it as a sample size in my Benefit Advent calendar). At first I wasn't that convinced but in the end when the texture had changed a bit it made some awesome fake-effect lashes. However I disliked that the brush was so big. The main reason I'm not going to rebuy it though is the price. 

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Gilette Venus Vibrance razor blades
Rebuy them? Yes! Why? These are my favourite razor blades and I have been using them for years. I thought I'd include them into this empties post in order to share that personal tip with you. They get my skin way softer than other blades I have used.

Gemey Maybelline Cils Demasq 2in1 eye makeup remover
Rebuy it? Yes. Why? My favourite makeup remover so far! At the moment I'm having a Balea one which is quite similar but this Gemey Maybelline one is still the best I ever had. It's one of those makeup removers where you mix a blue and a clear liquid (I love them!). It leaves a greasy film on my skin, which not everybody likes but which I consider as a soft care.

Ebelin cotton pads
Rebuy them? Yes! Why? Normally I don't feature cotton pads in these posts but this time I just had to as these are the softest cotton pads I ever had. At the beginning you don't notice a difference between cotton pads but if you ever had really soft and gentle ones you won't want to go back to the regular stuff.

And now it's your turn: what have you been using up lately? Which of these products have you been trying before? Or would like to try now?


  1. Loved seeing this! I never picked up anything when the ginger bread stuff came out and I missed the honey mania products and then they sold out so I definitely would like to try something this year end from their collection! Sorry to hear that the bad gal didn't work as well! I totally want to try the they're real though!

  2. Ebelin are my go to pads as well!

  3. I have never tried any of the products mentioned here. Great advice; I would not consider the ginger shower gel, the idea of this smell makes me nauseous already. But I will keep the Gemey eye make up remover in mind.

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  4. have to give it a try to many things mentioned above but the thing that just catched my eye is Yves Rocher Body Exfoliator Organic Vanilla for sure :) great post honey !

  5. Thank you for reviewing these items Carmen! Now I will definitely know which products are good & which not so good as I was actually thinking of buying the Yves Rocher body exfoliator, because I have read so many good reviews on it!


  6. thanks for sharing your empties! it's always fun to read this kind of post, because it makes me know whether the product worth repurchasing or not :)


  7. Love the jar from the exfoliator and the cute gingerbread product :)


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  8. I adore Venus razors; I get such a clean shave. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

  9. Such interesting advices many thx Carmen M-C

  10. Great post babe!
    I love all products of the Rituals! :))


  11. Solche Posts sind Goldwert, damit ich beim nächsten mal nicht ratlos im DM rumstehe udn nicht weiß, was ich kaufen oder ausprobieren soll :D!!!

  12. Great post Carmen. I enjoyed reading your reviews about each product. I've used Adidas Fruity Rhythm too and didnt like it much!

  13. I had that gingerbread collection. It was more like ginger ale. HaHaHa

  14. Die Ebelin Wattepads sind klasse, benutze immer genau die :)


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