I apologize for not replying to your comments or not reading your blogs at the moment. My anxiety is back and I’ve been having a tough time lately. Until this is over, my whole schedule might be off, so I profusely apologize to all of you if my posts / comments on your posts are scattered throughout the next few weeks.
Today I thought I could share my empties from way back in January up until March. I typically don’t do these kinds of posts monthly because I never finish more than three items in one month. Not unless I’m about to finish them. So, let’s cut right to the chase and get started!
Note: I will place an (*) next to the products I would like to repurchase to keep this short.
Products I’ve De-cluttered
These are just products I’m no longer reaching for or I feel are too old by now. Starting with the Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick in Tender Heart, which I haven’t reached for since last year as well as the Marc Jacobs Lip Creme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which was almost fully finished but I stopped using and now I see no point in keeping it.
Next the KVD Tattoo Liner which wasn’t my favorite, I felt like it dragged and skipped on my skin, only good for details in Halloween looks. As for the Essence Kajal Pencil, I had to keep going over my waterline for it to show and that was too much trouble.
Finally, the Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey. Got this through Ipsy a few years back and as much as I like it, I feel like it’s a bit dry and I really have to swirl my brush in the pan in order to get any product. I shouldn’t have to work so much for it.
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Haircare / Bath & Body
It’s no secret around here that I really do like NYM and I managed to use up two of their products; *Plump for Joy Body Building Dry Shampoo and their *Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Weightless Mousse. They are both perfect for my fine, thin hair and they give my hair a bit of volume.
Next two products from Love Beauty & Planet; their Murumuru Butter & Rose Sulfate Free Shampoo and their *Sugar & Rose Peace and Glow Creamy Body Scrub. This line is my first from this brand, so I have to say both products had strong scents, I am hoping that’s not the case with everything else they have to offer. The shampoo lathers really nicely but I didn’t see much of a difference with it. The body scrub on the other hand, I liked and a little bit went a long way.
Finally, a bar soap from *Bolero. Love these so much, the best product this brand has to offer. The bars are bigger than the average soap bars and also last me quite a while. They have nice scents, and are all fairly subtle in my opinion.
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While the PUR X-Faux Lip Plumping Exfoliator is not really makeup, I used it a lot to prep my lips before using liquid lipsticks (and sometimes in my night routine). It’s so so good, it does exfoliate my lips nicely and does give my lips a plumping effect.
I finally emptied the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finish Powder which was not my favorite. Left my skin feeling a bit too dry which is why I avoided using it. And the Wet n Wild Lash Glue (x2) is not the best. You need loads of it or your lashes don’t stick properly. Also takes too long to get sticky / goopy.
Then I have a *Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste, was nice for use as an every day lipgloss. It gave my lips a plumping effect, I really liked it. Unfortunately, I felt it was just a tad* sticky for me.
Lastly, two beauty sponges from *Real Techniques (orange) and *EcoTools (green). Really the only reason they’re here is because my son tore them apart. At first I was upset but then I realized it was time for them to go, so I’m fine with it now. I’ve replaced them.
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Last category, I promise. Starting with the *e.l.f. Daily Face Cleanser and their *Illuminating Eye Cream. I’ve already given my full thoughts of both of these products on my e.l.f. One Brand Focus post, dedicated to this skincare line. I really loved this cleanser and I can see myself using this year-round. Same goes for the eye cream. I think it really helped brighten my under eyes just a tiny bit.
I have also written another One Brand Focus post, focusing on the Mario Badescu facial sprays. The only one I’ve emptied so far is this *Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender one. I really loved the subtle scent and how refreshing it felt. I like using it after a long, stressful day before bed. Would love to try more products from this brand.
I hardly remember anything from these sheet masks, but they were good and I liked them all. The *Tony Moly I’m Avocado Mask Sheet is meant for ‘nutrition’, these masks always leave my skin feeling so good and hydrated / moisturizer. Even the morning after. Same goes for the *Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask. I used this in the winter when my skin needed it the most and it was amazing. Probably geared towards dry skin though as I cannot get away with using it another time of year. Lastly, the *Freeman Pore Cleansing Strawberry & Mint Sheet Mask, good just like the other two and left my face feeling cleaner.
Alright dolls, the total empties this quarter is 18, and if I count what I’ve de-cluttered (does that count too??) 23. Honestly that’s pretty good for me.
I went back to my posts from 2019 to check how many empties I accumulated over the year and it totaled 132 empties. That’s impressive coming from me, and I am hoping that I can do a lot better this year. I have so many things I would like to use up and hope I can come close to last year’s amount if not surpass it.
What have you emptied lately?
And how are you holding up?
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