November 6, 2018

Empties - August, September, October 2018

I know I have been missing on here for awhile. I have to say, it's hard working full time and commuting. The thought of being on a computer after being on one all day, is kind of dreadful if I must be honest. Don't get me wrong, I love my blog, I miss blogging so often and having a set routine, but it's just so hard for me now. I'm going to try and improve this. Anyway, if you've been following my blog for awhile, then you would know that empties are my favourite kind of post. I love reading or watching other's empties posts, and writing my own. So without going on much longer, let's see what I used up for the months of August, September, and October 2018.

When it came time for me to post my empties in August, I didn't feel like I had enough. September rolled around and I had accumulated a little more, but still didn't feel like enough. So I held on for the end of October, and this is everything I have used up in the past 3 months.

The Face Shop - Real Nature - Blueberry Sheet Mask
I love these masks, they are affordable and always make my skin feel great. I have a huge stash that I need to work through!

The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid
I wish I liked this more but it didn't seem to do much for me at all. Any time I tried to use it, no matter how little I did use, it would make all the products on my face ball up and come off. I wish I had tried it before I purchased 2 at the same time, so I have another bottle to use up. Not a fan though, wouldn't repurchase.

Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair
I received a couple of these little serums in a Topbox. I liked them, they made my skin feel nice, but I don't think I noticed anything improved with my skin. I wouldn't repurchase based on that.

Belif - The True Cream - Moisturizing Bomb
I LOVE THIS MOISTURIZER! It works well at night, works well during the day. Mixes nicely with other products. I love it. I have a full size ready to go.

Fresh - Sugar Lip Caramel
I'm so proud of myself for finishing a lip balm. It smelled great, felt great, and I couldn't wait to use it. I repurchased a full size, but in Coconut.

Caudalie - Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
Another item that I didn't feel like it did anything for me. Skipping on a full size.

Clinique - Moisture Surge Intense - Skin Fortifying Hydrator
I really loved this moisturizer under my makeup in the summer. It's not nearly hydrating enough for me for the winter, so this was a perfect summer day time moisturizer for me. I will repurchase in the spring. 

Benefit - Fake Up Concealer
This is old and I never reach for it anymore, so it's a toss. I've used up pretty much the whole sample though. I used to like it, but I have other concealers I prefer more. Wouldn't repurchase.

Estee Lauder - Sumptuous Knockout Mascara
I actually really loved this mascara. It fanned out my lashes beautifully without being clumpy or too wet. I'd consider repurchasing, maybe once I finish the hoard lol.

Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy Perfume Sample
Loved this perfume, may consider purchasing a full size. I'll see what kind of promos come out for Christmas. Not a huge rush though!

Younique - Moodstruck Epic Mascara
Ugh. Waste of money. Don't even bother.

Marc Anthony - Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Hair Spray (2)
I liked this hair spray. Strong hold. Too much does make crispy hair though, so be careful. I don't think I would repurchase though just because I'm not picky about hair spray.

Amika - Bust Your Brass (Cool Blonde) Shampoo
I wanted to love this shampoo - and while it did work, it didn't give me that hard fight like some other purple shampoos give me. I would consider purchasing it again as a back up, but not my favourite.

IGK - Rich Kid - Coconut Oil Gel
I really liked this gel. It has such a weird consistency. But it managed to hold my curls without making them crunchy. I purchased a full size.

Verb - Sea Texture Cream 
I really liked this stuff! But I'm not sure it does anything different then a sea salt spray. Haven't repurchased, I probably won't either.

Briogeo - Scalp Revival Charcoal and Tea Tree Scalp Treatment
This soothes an itchy scalp! I got quite a few uses out of this stuff, and it always brings relief to a dry/itchy scalp. I've already repurchased another!

Schwarzkopf - Blonde Me Tone Enhancing Bonding Shampoo
This was useless, it did absolutely nothing for my hair. The Amika at least has tons of pigmentation, this looked like it did, but it did nothing. Pass. Wouldn't repurchase.

L'Oreal - Total Repair Replenishing Mask
This was a decent mask, it always left my hair feeling soft. It gets the job done. I prefer my Amika hair mask though so I wouldn't repurchase this.

Bath and Body Works - Foaming Hand Soaps 
Sun Please, Cucumber Melon, Iced Guava Green Tea, and Black Cherry Merlot.

As seen in previous empties posts, I love the foaming hand soaps from Bath and Body Works. All of these were great scents. 

Layers by Scentsy - Shower Gel in Sugar Cookie
This is so old, so I wanted to use it up. It smelled like sugar cookies, but not as fresh as it used to. They have discontinued this line, but I have already repurchased other scents in the new line.

Bath and Body Works Scented Candle in Strawberry Sorbet
Charmed Aroma Scented Candle in Cotton Candy

Both of these smelled amazing. I wish the cotton candy scent was stronger. Based on quality though, I prefer the Bath and Body Works candles.. and you can get them for a better deal. 

Bath and Body Works Scented Candles in Raspberry Peach Macaroon, Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow and Frosted Cranberry

Again - all great scents. My favourite from these three was the frosted cranberry. So perfect for fall. I have tons of candles as back ups, so I won't need to purchase new ones for awhile!

 Scentsy - Wax Bars
Scents: Apple Press, Sangria, Blueberry Rush, Wild Black Cherry and Midnight in Curacao

As you may (or may not) know, I've been a Scentsy consultant for a few years.. so I have quite a collection of wax bars, and I'm trying to use them up!

These were all enjoyable scents. Apple press is perfect for fall, such a clean apple scent. Wild Black Cherry is SO strong and I really enjoyed it. I will be picking up another bar of Blueberry Rush in January when it comes back. The other two (Sangria and Midnight in Curacao) satisfied my fruit scent needs, but I'm not sure I would repurchase them if they were to come back.

In total, I used up 35 items. Which isn't that much for 3 months. I hope I can get back on track and aim for 30 products for November!

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