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Massive Summer Empties Post – 2016

Summer Empties
Summer Empties – Skincare, Lipsticks, Haircare and Make-up

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

Massive Summer Skincare Empties
Massive Summer Skincare 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.

Briogeo Aveda Cowash
Briogeo and Aveda Cowash

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.

Primers - Laura Mercier Lorac
Primers – Laura Mercier and Lorac

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.


mascara l'oreal missmanga benefits rollerlash nars creamy concealer amande
l’orealmissmanga & benefits rollerlashmascara, nars creamy concealer in amande & salmaHayek ultra defining mascara

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?



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3 thoughts on “Massive Summer Empties Post – 2016

  1. That’s a lot of stuff! I’ve been feeling kind of minimalistic, recently. I found some good products and I think I’ll stick to them. Basically I only finished some Sephora masks but because they’re supposed to last only a few days! 🙂

    1. Sometimes a girl just needs to purge you know. I get a lot of satisfaction from using up my stuff, makes me feel less wasteful you know.

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