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Empties 1

There is an interesting phenomenon on the blogosphere called “empties” posts and videos – a way for folks to document what products they have recently used up and (hopefully) recycled.  There are two trains of thought on this: 1) By actually using the whole bloody thing, the blogger will provide a more in-depth review of the product; and 2) the blogger needs to shop my their stash and use up all their products in a bid to try to save some money and/or de-clutter.
To be honest, I am more of the latter.  I’m going through a phase where I am trying to use up the majority of the “stuff” in my bathrooms and various closets.  Actually, compared to the various “collections” I have seen on, I don’t have all that much.  But, for me, the “stuff” doesn’t fit in my allotted space and is therefore becoming overwhelming.  Yes, I am the only woman in America who shares “spaces” with a man who refuses to share; even though he does not use all of “his” allotted space.  His reasoning is that if he gives in – even an inch- my stuff will slowly but surely take over.  Probably true.  Anyway, I’m digressing. 
Back to the topic at hand.  Which is to say that I have decided to join the masses and post my “empties”.  This is mainly from March – May 2012.  I hope to do it monthly as I clear out the masses.

1. One of my HG mascaras – MAC Haute and Naughty which I need to repurchase ASAP.
2. Estee Lauder lip gloss in Ruby Sparkle– this was my third tube.  I have one more unopened and I think I am starting to regret giving another away to my sister:(
3. Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara – will not repurchase:( Not a fan of waterproof mascaras which I find way to drying, but this was included in a Chanel set I bought.  Although I will admit to having purchased with regular version.

4. The OLAY ProX Exfoliating Cleanser – came free with the brush when I purchased it at Costco.  A little too grainy and harsh for me.  Will not repurchase.
5. One of my HG hair product – Burts Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Treatment.  I’m still VERY vexed that this has disappeared from the shelves:( I have used it for years and this was my very last bottle. Don’t want to have to go the evilBay route to get some more:(

6. Christmas gift from a few years ago from some-one selling MaryKay. This is the 2-in 1 Body Wash and Shave which I used only as a shaving gel.  It was pretty good but not worth repurchasing.

7. Another product I have used for years – on and off: Clinique Take the Day Off Make-up Remover.  I don’t think I will repurchase for a while.  I like it, but really, I don’t feel its good enough.  I was just too undecided to find something better.  NO matter how I used it, I always woke up with raccoon eyes.

8. The Hairveda Vatika Frosting is a coconut oil treatment that leaves my hair soft and with an amazing scent.  It has no parabens and no mineral oils!! This is a definite repurchase for me, the next will be my 4 or 5th jar and I highly recommend it.
9. & 10. The Redkens were purchased simply because they were on sale and I wanted to try something new.  I might repurchase them, they made my hair feel soft.  But I have others on my wish list so will wait until I have cleared a bit of space first.

 11. Say Yes to Carrots is my attempt to find something a little more natural for my face.  I am no longer comfortable putting all manner of chemicals on my face and I am slowly trying to find alternatives – its bad enough that I use make-up on a daily basis.  This was my second bottle and I have already repurchased.  However, this third bottle will probably be the last as I think I may have found other options:)

It might be a while before I have another empties post… I just don’t finish products all that quickly.    But it was definitely enlightening for me to see what I use and enjoy and what will be dumped and recycled.


AhhhsoNeo loves writing about beauty, fashion and prosperity from the point of view of the every day woman.

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