The Empties Post

To repurchase or not, that is the question.

Okay, not really. For the most part these days, even if I absolutely loved a product I’ve used up, I won’t repurchase it because I have enough PR to last me quite awhile. I’d actually rather keep switching out products and testing new things that I’ve never tried before than repurchase “safe” options that have served me well in the past. You’d best believe I keep a master list with notes on whether or not I’d like to repurchase products way off in the future, but for now I’m pretty much all set on repurchases. The exception to this of course is holy grail products that I absolutely cannot live without – these need to be repurchased before the original ever runs out!

Now, I’ve been sitting on this empties post for awhile, unsure of how to go about it. The box containing all my empty containers has been overflowing, but I figured no one would want to read a 15 paragraph essay of mini reviews for each individual product. What a drag that would be! So instead I’m going to give you a basic rundown of each product in quick, bulleted format, and include a yes or no the question of repurchasing. Hopefully this will act as a guide of sorts, a window into a whole bunch of skincare products at once! Or, for those of you on the fence about whether or not to buy some of these products: me answering the question about whether or not I’d repurchase the item might sway your decision one way or another. So I guess, in a way, the question really is “to repurchase or not?” 😂


  1. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
    • Key Ingredients: aloe leaf juice, cucumber extract, soy protein
    • Benefits Demonstrated: very basic cleanser, leaves skin smooth + hydrated, smells of cucumber
    • Repurchase? No




  1. Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic
    • Key Ingredients: aloe leaf juice, glycolic acid, witch hazel, panthenol
    • Benefits Demonstrated: gentle acid exfoliation, safe for daily use, smoother, brighter skin with regular use
    • Repurchase? Yes
  2. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner in Rose Petal
    • Key Ingredients: aloe leaf juice, witch hazel, rose flower water
    • Benefits Demonstrated: soothing + hydrating, rose scented, thin watery consistency, non-drying witch hazel
    • Repurchase? Yes
  3. Pixi Beauty Rose Tonic
    • Key Ingredients: rose flower water, aloe leaf juice, elderflower extract
    • Benefits Demonstrated: slightly more viscous consistency, soothing + hydrating, scented lightly
    • Repurchase? No
  4. Earth Harbor Rose Ruby Face Mist
    • Key Ingredients: rose floral water, hibiscus, white tea, seaweed + ruby extract
    • Benefits Demonstrated: floral scented, leaves skin brighter, hydrating and refreshing
    • Repurchase? Yes



Face Masks

  1. Bliss In The Honey Mega Moisturizing Lavender Honey Mask
    • Key Ingredients: acacia honey, propolis extract, squalane, lavender EO
    • Benefits Demonstrated: moisturizing, hydrating, softening, leaves face radiant
    • Repurchase? Yes
  2. Fresh Rose Face Mask
    • Key Ingredients: rose water, cucumber extract, aloe vera gel, green tea extract
    • Benefits Demonstrated: intensely hydrating, cooling, refreshing, skin feels bouncy + supple after
    • Repurchase? No
  3. Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Bright & Radiant Whipped Mask
    • Key Ingredients: marshmallow root, ascorbic acid, olive leaf extract, zinc PCA
    • Benefits Demonstrated: incredibly brightening, hydrating, leaves skin overall a more even, luminous tone
    • Repurchase? Yes




  1. Pixi Beauty Overnight Glow Serum
    • Key Ingredients: glycolic acid, aloe leaf juice, cucumber extract, ascorbic acid
    • Benefits Demonstrated: gentle overnight exfoliation, awoke to smoother, more radiant skin, non-irritating with regular use
    • Repurchase? No
  2. Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel (pre-reformulation)
    • Key Ingredients: pineapple + watermelon + apple extracts, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
    • Benefits Demonstrated: very effective hydration gel/serum, lightweight and non-comedogenic
    • Repurchase? No
  3. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
    • Key Ingredients: L-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, pumpkin ferment, marula oil, licorice root extract
    • Benefits Demonstrated: brightening, evens skin tone, lessens hyperpigmentation, boosts radiance
    • Repurchase? Yes




  1. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
    • Key Ingredients: squalane, vitamin C, rose extract
    • Benefits Demonstrated: never pilled, evens skin tone, incredibly hydrating, leaves skin soft + glowy
    • Repurchase? No




  1. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
    • Key Ingredients: sodium hyaluronate, rose water, plum seed oil
    • Benefits Demonstrated: deeply moisturizing all day long, leaves complexion dewy, lightweight + breathable
    • Repurchase? No
  2. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
    • Key Ingredients: 8 African oils, plantain extract, sodium hyaluronate
    • Benefits Demonstrated: intense hydration, incredibly soothing, revives dull + tired skin
    • Repurchase? No



Eye Creams

  1. Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
    • Key Ingredients: 5 forms of vitamin C, 8 peptides, superoxide dimutase
    • Benefits Demonstrated: actually brightening on dark circles, firming, lightly hydrating, lessens signs of aging in undereye region
    • Repurchase? Yes


I hope you all enjoyed this format for me discussing/unloading my empties all at once on you! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions for me about any of the above products, and as always, I’m only a DM away on Insta. Hope your week is going swimmingly well!


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