Friday, January 17, 2014


Hi, beauties! If you're an avid blog reader, then you'll have no doubt come across the loads of empties posts that beauty bloggers write. I've been wanting to do an empties post for months, but I've just now filled up a box with empties to actually be able to do one! This time around I've got a handful of toiletries, skincare products, and candles. Yes, candles! Let's get to it!


- Sweet Spun Sugar from Target
I loved this candle and thought it smelled incredibly like cotton candy. I wasn't expecting a strong scent, but I definitely got more than I bargained for. This is a great candle for warmer months, and as it is a food scent it was totally love at first smell!
Repurchase? If Target still has them this summer, then yes!

- Red Velvet Cupcake from Target
This candle was just sort of okay. It did smell like red velvet cake, but I think I would have liked it better as a smaller candle. By the time I was through with it, I was sick of smelling cake. It was just almost too sweet. It probably could have done with just a hint of spice to keep it from being too sickly sweet.
Repurchase? Probably not.

- Bath and Body Works Espresso Bar
If you want a candle that smells exactly like a pot of brewing coffee, then this is your winner! I figured this candle would be strong, but I didn't realize it was going to be as strong as it was. I had it in my bedroom, and trust me, this turned out to not be a bedroom type candle. It would work much better in large, open spaces for the scent to diffuse a bit more.
Repurchase? Maybe. It could be great for odor control in places like the bathroom!

- Colonial Candle London (Poppy Field)
This candle was an absolute dream! Even empty, the scent lives on so strongly that you can smell the jar from a couple of feet away! It smells so gorgeous and has this lovely, warm, floral, summery scent. It's just so dreamy. If I could buy this in bulk, I would!
Repurchase? I would, but unfortunately it has been discontinued. Hopefully I'll be lucky and find some last bits of stock somewhere.


- Head and Shoulders Ocean Lift Shampoo
When I've got a bit of product built up in my hair, nothing gets my scalp as squeaky clean as Head and Shoulders shampoo. I've been so glad to see more "girly" scents added to the brand over the past few years, and Ocean Lift smells really lovely compared to the plain. Not quite a floral, but still sweet.
Repurchase? I've already got a new bottle in a different scent!

- Skinetica*
A few months back I had the opportunity to test this little baby out. I was fortunate enough to be sent a full-sized bottle and a travel-sized bottle. Needless to say, the travel-sized bottle got used up quickly! Now I'm working through my full-sized bottle as it has helped tone down acne from wearing makeup!
Repurchase? Once I'm through with the full-sized bottle, we'll see if my skin is still in good shape!

- Bodycology White Gardenia Body Cream
When they say this smells like gardenias, they aren't lying! This smells like a full on bouquet of flowers! The lotion is just so-so. It's thick, but it's a bit greasy which can make the skin feel oily even after the lotion is absorbed. I think it's probably better off as a hand cream.
Repurchase? No. I just wasn't a fan.

- Burt's Bees Extra Energizing Citrus and Ginger Root Body Wash
This was part of a bath and body set I received as a gift from family. I'm trying to get through little bottles and samples, so I used this on a whim. It was alright. The scent is herbal and slightly spicy which I like, but it dried out my skin a bit. Not really a fan of that.
Repurchase? No. It didn't thrill me.

So, those are my empties! Have you posted up any empties posts lately? What items are you running low on right now?

Stay gorgeous, cuties!


  1. I'm so jealous of you living in america! I would love to be able to walk into target and pick up a cotton candy candle we don't get anything like that in the UK! Lovely post doll x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  2. oh im so jel of the candles in america!! i posted my empties recently which is mainly showergel hahaha


  3. Maybe that was why the Espresso candle gave me a headache. I was burning it inside my tiny bedroom and didn't have the sense that it might be too strong a smell :P x

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin | youtube

  4. I got bored of doing empties videos because I just couldn't deal with keeping all the trash. I'm running low on my second bottle of 1028 Visual Therapy makeup remover and I just threw out my LORAC Cobra mascara.


  5. That candle is amazing!!!! We had one too and wish we would have bought more now. Great empties!!!!


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