End-of-Year Empties

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How to cite: Wong M. End-of-Year Empties. Lab Muffin Beauty Science. December 28, 2015. Accessed May 28, 2024. https://labmuffin.com/end-of-year-empties/

I really didn’t get through as many products as I’d hoped to this year – I’m hoping 2016 will be better! Here are my final empties for the year:


Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar – I used this for my Aztec Secret clay masks, but I’ve switched to citric acid instead to avoid the vinegar stink. I don’t think I’ll be rebuying this for a while.

Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA+++ Sunscreen – This is the old version, I’ve repurchased the newer, reformulated PA++++ version already. I love how light and non-greasy this is!

Nivea Repair and Protection Lip Balm – My trusty favourite lip balm. I have so many open tubes lying around my room.

Crop Gentle Cleansing Gel – I really like this foaming cleanser. It doesn’t strip your skin of oil, and I haven’t found the essential oils irritating on my skin either. I’ll be repurchasing this!

Banila Co Clean It Zero – I love this mineral oil-based cleansing balm for taking off heavy make-up. I have a bunch of little samples to go through, and I’d love to try the other varieties before going for a full-size tub.

Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Gel Cleanser – This is a really nice, non-drying cleanser sample I received at the Bloggers United Australia event in Sydney earlier this year. I have a whole heap of other Enbacci samples I’m working through too!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume – This has been my emergency handbag perfume, and I’m sad to see the end of it… lucky I have a few more sample sprays from various subscription boxes! Perfume samples are definitely one of my most used items from subscriptions.

Models Prefer Multi-Purpose Sponge – This is a nice sponge that’s a similar texture to the Beauty Blenders that are really popular now (I have a bunch of those too!). I find the sponge shape a little harder to work with, but it’s handier and a lot cheaper, and easier to wash.


Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo for Dry Hair – I’ve been a huge fan of Dove’s conditioners for years, but I’m not 100% in love with their shampoos. This one is decent but I’m not wowed by it.

Urban Skincare Co Daily Body Cleanser – This cleanser smells really lovely and is non-drying.

Urban Skincare Co Resurrect Hair Wash – I really liked this shampoo, but unfortunately this company doesn’t publish their ingredients online. It has a really nice lemongrass scent.

Appelles Tamanu Conditioner (x 2) – I’ve been using this as a sort of “under-conditioner” to hydrate before using a silicone-rich conditioner on top to keep my hair sleek. It works quite well but I definitely needed a second conditioner.

Lush So White Shower Gel – I love this apple-scented shower gel, it actually smells like fresh crisp apple! The main thing I dislike about Lush products is their short shelf-life – I use their products past the use-by date, but I feel a bit guilty doing it.

Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Shampoo – I bought this travel-sized shampoo at Dubai airport, and I love it! I managed quite well using this every second day when I was in holiday in Europe, it kept my scalp feeling fantastic. It smells lovely too! It’s a bit pricey in Australia though.

Sephora Cotton Flower Body Wash – I’m still into fruity shower gels rather than floral, so I wasn’t a huge fan of this, but for a floral this was quite nice and inoffensive.

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