Beauty empties #11 feat. Bumble & Bumble, Instytutum, and La Roche-Posay

The pile of empty bottles were spilling over in my bathroom cabinet and getting kind of gross, which means it’s time for another empties post featuring *25* beauty products!

Author: Jenny Wu
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  1. These are all new to me. I haven’t tried any of them. I enjoyed reading about them.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  2. SofiaaDot says:

    I really want to try Bumble & Bumble products, they smell so lovely!!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  3. Cat L says:

    Such a helpful post Jenny. I just left a comment on your 2017 Best Haircare Products and now I really want to try that Bumble and Bumble invisible oil. Another product I’m seriously considering is the Instytutum eye cream. A great eye cream is not easy to come by and your recommendations have never failed me. Thank you for sharing the post and mini reviews on these products. Well done on the empties!
    ~ Cat L.

  4. HaHaHa Jen! That NEXT! GIF is so funny! LOL That’s the way I feel about products that don’t work. The Instytutum Eye Cream is on my list (loved your review awhile back) and I see La Roche Posay is a little hit or miss. Your reviews are helping me rule certain products of theirs out. I’ve never tried Bumble & Bumble. I have super dry hair. So I will have to look at their line.

  5. That’s a shame about Bumble and Bumble – I like their salt spray for the summer but never tried this! Loving all the products though – such a great post and great to see your thoughts on all of them! :)

    Hope you’re well and can’t wait to see more! :)

    Layla xx

  6. I love how straightforward you are in all of your reviews, Jenny! I was just looking at the first two B&B hair styling products online, now that you said you’d buy them again – I’ll definitely add them to my wishlist! I need new haircare bits and bobs asap! xx

  7. Olga Olis says:

    I really enjoyed this post! I really like the Bioderma and the invisible oil by Bumble and Bumble, and I was left dissapointed by the Nioxin scalp treatment! I would really like to try the Dior lip balm since I’ve heard so many great things about it!

    Olga from Myme

  8. Ms Tantrum says:

    What a lovely post! I need to try the BUmble and Bumble hair primer as well as invisible oil. I do love Bioderma micellar water but this is the only variation i tried from the brand so far. I hear great things about Instytum products and need to try myself.

    Ash |

  9. Nina says:

    This Dior lip balm sounds great. Me too, I get bored after I repurchase my favorite products a few times.
    Nina’s Style Blog

  10. Amy says:

    I need to get better at collecting my empties (*coughs* and using things up!). The HA serum sounds like a product I would get on well with.

    Amy –

  11. Sam Hodgett says:

    You’ve been indeed busy the last three months haha. I love the bumble and bumble invisible oil as well, though i can’t get it here 😭 It’s such a great mix of products as well and this year I will be diving more into La Roche Posay since I’ve been always been more of an Avene user

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

  12. nyashanicole says:

    Those are a lot of empties. I always wanna do this type post but i forget and dispose of the empties. Thanks for sharing babe.

  13. Do yourself a favour and try the Garnier micellar water. 100% works the same as the Bioderma and is a fraction of the price. Trust me, I used to be hooked on Bioderma and repurchase it over and over again,
    until I’d tried the Garnier one!

    B&B do some of my favourite hair products. I’m currently on the verge of emptying the Hairdressers invisible oil and I must say I love it very much!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  14. Alyssa says:

    Been wanting to try that Re:p Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb because I’m reading good reviews about it. So upsetting that SokoGlam sold it with only 6 months left before expiration, was it on sale? Anyway, I’ve been eyeing some products from First Aid Beauty in Sephora but I’m having second thoughts because of their prices.

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  15. Bernadette says:

    That activist skincare serum sounds like something I definitely need. Basically any product with hyaluronic acid in it is my cup of tea!

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for this post girl! Will have to add some of these onto my next beauty haul!

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  17. Kathryn says:

    This is such an awesome post! I love reading about what the product did (or didn’t do) which helps explain the repurchasing % you use. Such a bummer about the repair cream that had its price upped. Customer service can seriously make or break your experience, even if you liked the product!

    Kathryn •

  18. Katherine Nguyen says:

    Totally agree with you on the FAB Oatmeal mask!!! it’s like $24 for a tiny tube, I don’t know if that’s every worth it. I love their cleanser and like to keep a uniform product routine but it’s not worth it…the direction is like “apply a lot” haha

  19. Emily says:

    Wow, this was a great post! I loved that you wrote your feelings on each product but it wasn’t overly long. Regarding your vitamin c problem, have you tried the vitamin c serum from Drunk Elephant?? I really enjoy that one!! That’s a bummer La Roche Posay had a lot of 0% repurchases. I generall like their brand, but sounds like there were lots of misses. Totally in love with this empties post, and can’t wait for the next one!


  20. You just reminded me that I have a box of empties that still need to photograph and document. You are really tempting me with how highly you think of the Instytutum Eye Cream. The only thing that has held me back from ordering it is the packaging. The Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil sounds really tempting too. I may need to look into it after I finish up my Verb Ghost Oil.

  21. Shireen says:

    The MoroccanHair oil was way too heavy on my hair as well so you’re not alone experiencing that. Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil is pretty good but my hair prefer Verb Ghost oil which is by dar the lightest and best oil for my very thin, fine hair.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  22. I feel the same about the Instytutum eyecream, it will be repurchased for sure. And purchased as a first will be the Bumble&Buble Invisible Hairdresser Oil, it sounds exactly like what I need.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  23. Sal UmmBaby says:

    I love that you’ve included percentages of likelihood in the post. Haha! I am not good enough with numbers to include the same in mine ;)
    The Bumble & Bumble priming oil spray thing is one of my faves too. I’ve yet to splurge on the full size but I love how loving it is towards my hair. I’m loving Hylamide right now. I haven’t tried that Vit C though and will avoid as you don’t think it’s worth it. I’ve only used oily Vit C serums. Even the Drunk Elephant is an oily one but I suppose you are getting a whole host of other wonderful skin protecting ingredients with DE. Hylamide is quite basic in comparison xxx

  24. Sam says:

    I totally know what you mean! I wish I had a super simple routine, but I love trying out new products! I’m really into hair products right now (oddly enough) and bumble’s primer sounds bommmbbb. I’ve always used tresemme’s hair products, but I’m looking for something with better quality, and bumble and bumble is such a cult classic I feel!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

  25. Becky says:

    HECK YEAH I love the B&B hair oil! I think I bought mine one or two years ago, and I still have about half of it left. But then again, I only use it when I wash my hair and I wash it probably every 5-7 days :p

    Holy cow I can’t remember a time that I finished up an entire lip balm. Probably time to start slathering them on/stop buying more heh. A lot of B&B leave-in products confuse me, actually – I tried a few of their leave-in creams before and I couldn’t really tell the difference between any of them besides the scent, lol.

    Also, gonna keep my eyes peeled for that Instytutum eye cream~

    becky @ star violet