Get ready for this, everyone.Less than two months after my last Empties post, I’m doing another one. Unstuffing has really started to seep into many areas of my life. As I was quickly organizing the cabinet under my sink, I threw out some REALLY old body spraysâ€¦ we’re talkingâ€¦ 2001. FOURTEEN YEARS. I’ve had them FOURTEEN YEARS!!!!! Madness, I’m telling you.
Then I realized I had a smallish pile of empty things, and since I’d been hoping to do a post monthly or bi-monthly, it was due time for me to share with you the products I’ve gone through in the past two months!
Some of these I completely finished and some of them I just decided it was time to retire.
TRAVEL WITCH HAZEL // amazon
I use witch hazel like it’s the world’s greatest thing. Normally I mix it with lemon juice and keep it in a travel bottle, but I saw this cute little size and FREAKED OUT. It was perfect to throw in the overnight bag I keep with me all the time.
SUKI FOAMING CLEANSER // birchbox
I received a little tiny jar of this as a sample in my Birchbox a few months ago, which I wrote about in my last Empties post. This cleanser is going to become a staple for me because I LOVE how happy the smell makes me and how fun it is to use. If you ever want to have a sleepover, I’ll bring this. It’s awesome. Oh. and the jar is glass, so I definitely am cleaning it out to use for keeping my honey-cinnamon-nutmeg mask.
BURT’S BEES INTENSE HYDRATION CREAM CLEANSER // target
Y’all I am a sucker for travel sized things, which is why I bought this cleanser that I’ll probably never use again. I have no real complaints about it just that I only bought it because it was small.
PURE BODY NATURALS VITAMIN C SERUM // amazon
I first tried this serum last year, and I really enjoyed it – it made my skin feel rejuvenated and refreshed, but it was never oily or shiny. I started getting a lot of serums/moisturizers in my Birchboxes so I started trying those out more faithfully and lost interest in this Vitamin C Serum. If I were at a place where I wasn’t overwhelmed with samples, this might be a little more beneficial to me but for the time being, I didn’t mind that it was gone.
Replace? Perhaps someday.
NEUTROGENA NATURALS FRESH CLEANSING + MAKEUP REMOVER // target
This cleanser/makeup remover came into my life at about the same time the Garnier oil one that I wrote about in my last post did. I’m all in with the Garnier one. It is effective and awesome, and so this Neutrogena one was a little lackluster for me. The Garnier one is my daily makeup remover, and this Neutrogena one was kept in my shower. I don’t hate it at all, but I SWEAR BY the Garnier oil remover.
LOVE & BEAUTY SHIMMER BLUSH // forever21
Sometimes I forget that I’m not an 8th grade girl, and I make 8th grade girl makeup decisions, like buying a shimmer blush. I’ve been faithfully using it but I swear to you IT NEVER GETS USED UP. So I finally decided to just quietly part ways.
“LITTLE BLACK DRESS” MASCARA BY ONE DIRECTION // amazon
Awhile ago I was given the opportunity to review the Up All Night makeup collection by One Direction. One of the items was this mascara – the rest of it was BRIGHT colors that I could probably never use. I used this mascara for awhile, but eventually I found a few other mascaras I liked better and didn’t want to keep this one around for another year or so 🙂
CARESS PASSIONATE SPELL BODY WASH // amazon
I loooove the smell of this. It’s a bit of a staple for me, though I recently started using a more earthy, natural smelling body wash and I might be switching over to that. OR! I should learn how to make my own, that would be awesome.
PURA D’OR LAVENDER VANILLA CONDITIONER // amazon
I was doing a great job at being no-poo for a long time, and thenâ€¦ I got lazy. oh and I discovered this REALLY GREAT shampoo and conditioner. Naturally, the conditioner went first because #conditioner. I absolutely loved this conditioner – the smell was so relaxing and it made my hair feel really soft but not too weighed down or oily. It’s a little expensive as far as conditioners go, but if I plow through my little tiny shampoo samples and get back into my no-poo/occasional hair product routine, then this is mine.
EOS SHAVE CREAM POMEGRANATE RASPBERRY // target
Love. I first bought this back in 2011, and it’s been a staple. I couldn’t find it a few weeks ago and I got the Aveeno kind, and it just doesn’t compare. I love the smell of it and obviously the color of it 😉 and I hope to one day try the other two kinds.
OXFORD SICILIAN ORANGE BODY LOTION //
Yeah I got this at a hotelâ€¦. (6/50 smelly things)
Replace? No, and I couldn’t anyway.
BEE KIND BODY LOTION // birchbox
This was another Birchbox sample. I absolutely LOVED the fresh smell of it and the way it didn’t make me feel all greasy. It’s great. But enough to replace? Probably not, because I have enough lotion until Jesus comes back. (6.5/50 smelly things)
OROFLUIDO BEAUTY ELIXIR // amazon
Umâ€¦ I got this as a sample in OCTOBER 2012. AND I ONLY JUST USED IT UP! AYE AYE AYE. See my sample problem? It’s real. I’m working on it, though! I LOVED the smell of this on my hair. It did a goodÂ job of making my hair shiny without looking oily.
Replace? No; it wasn’t anything spectacular.
FRIZZ-EASE BEYOND SMOOTH CONDITIONER // target
I got this (and the shampoo + smoothing cream) in an Influenster VoxBox and as was to be expected, the conditioner went first. I actually really liked this conditioner; the smell isn’t as calming as the Pura D’or conditioner I just finished, but it made my hair feel really smooth, which is exactly what it advertises 🙂
PERLIER INTENSIVE BODY BALM // birchbox
Another one from Birchbox. I REALLY liked this one – even more than the Bee Kind one. The balm is really creamy and thick and isn’t greasy but is incredibly moisturizing. I’m a big fan. It’s definitely not a lotion, it’s more of a balm. Big fan. Buuuut I don’t need any more.
6.5/50 smelly things for my 101 in 1001.