Oh the joys of trying to work through products and failing miserably. On the good side, I have barely bought anything recently so I feel pretty good about that. I did manage to go through quite a few products in the last few months. See my last empties post here 6 months ago.I’ve included some lippies from my recent lipstick declutter. I really need to do an eyeshadow declutter next, but I think powders last forever so I haven’t yet.
Skincare & Haircare Empties
I think out of this batch I ended up keeping the Boots NO.7 Protect Serum.
I did repurchase the large version of the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. This stuff really just cleans me out, I love the tingly sensation when I first put it on. I also already own the larger sizes of the Supergoop SPF30 lotion and the Bioderma Micelle Water. When it’s good, it’s good.
That silver foil is the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm, its fantastic and I keep meaning to buy the jar. It’s wonderful. After that its the First Aid Beauty Cleanser, that’s also a repurchase item and I think the second one I’ve used up.
I wont repurchase the Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes, I needed something in a pinch before my recent show. But I was not totally in love with them.
I wont repurchase the Dr. Brandt Glow Ruby Crystals Retinol Hydracreme. This was empty, I used it all up coz I spent so much money on this one. But honestly, I used it for months without seeing much of an effect so a definite non-repurchase. I’m trying so hard to see the benefit of retinol products but I just don’t.
These are some old haircare samples I had laying around. The Aveda Co-Wash Cleanser was pretty amazing, but honestly, there are so many good co-wash shampoos out there for half the price. Or just cleanse with a conditioner. The end. I loved the Briogeo, my daughter’s hair totally sucked it up. I got it in an Ipsy bag.
I’ve kept the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer for now. Every time I try to toss it I convince myself to keep it. It leaves a little bit of a glow but honestly, I don’t really see the effects when I use it. Will try it a few more times, but look-out for it in the next big empties post. The Lorac primer came out of my Lorac Pro Palette, but it’s never been a favourite and it’s now all clogged and useless. Definite toss and not a repurchase.
Not much actual make-up this time around. 2 large mascaras and a mini. The L’Oreal Miss Manga and the Nars Creamy Concealer in Amande are both definite repurchases. The Benefit Roller Lash mascara was a birthday gift from Ulta and I don’t recall buying the Salma Hayek one. Neither were all that memorable so wont re-purchase.
All in all, I would say that it’s been a great 3-4x months. I’ve been using my makeup on an almost daily basis so I am going to start making a dent on things again. Maybe I should even start a new project-make-a-dent for focus. I’ve just got to start using some of this stuff… even as I continue to buy more.
What about you? What did you throw out recently?