Taking out the trash is my version of the “Empties” posts and videos that are really popular on YouTube and blogs.
Recently I have tried to finish my stuff before I actually go out and buy something new, and even though I may have slipped sometimes, I am actually doing pretty good.
Time to reward myself with a shopping spree, don’t you think? Ah, just kidding, I still have so much more to use up…
|Collecting my empties in style|
What to expect?
Well, apart from gross looking packaging you will get a mini-review and the final verdict whether or not I am going to repurchase.
Enjoy a mixture of skin care, body care, hair care and even one finished makeup item (yay!)
1. Skin Care
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment (Travel Size):
Miracle in a bottle with an awful scent. I love it and reviewed it in more depth here.
Rebuy? Yes, but I have another travel size in my stash that I will use up first.
The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover:
Basically the affordable dupe to the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover. I reviewed it in depth here.
Rebuy? Already have.
AlphaH Liquid Gold:
A chemical exfoliant with glycolic acid. One of the staples in my skincare routine. In-depth review here.
Rebuy? Already have. Never without a backup!
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo:
The “original” formula, before they came out with the + version. I promised a comparison post and will do one soon. To be honest, I like this one better for dealing with impurities and breakouts when they appear.
Clarins Gentle Exfoliant Brightening Toner:
Again a chemical exfoliant (or acid toner), this time with a different blend of acids. Gentle enough to use it in the mornings. I previously reviewed it here.
Rebuy? Yes. I haven’t had it for a few weeks now, used it again when I was at my parents place and realized I had missed it.
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser:
My go-to morning cleanse, helps mattify my skin throughout the day and isn’t too drying. Lovely. In-depth review here.
Rebuy? Yes. This was my fourth bottle and I am currently on my last backup. Time for a Cult Beauty order soon.
Neutrogena Hydroboost eye roll-on:
I needed an eye cream back in New Zealand, so I picked this one up. It has a tightening feeling, is a little sticky due to the hyaluronic acid included but sinks in well and is good to wear under makeup. I dislike the roll-on, but then again I never like them.
Rebuy? Maybe. It is a decent product, but it doesn’t wow me.
Nivea Cellular Anti-Age Eye Cream:
Another random eye cream I picked up when I needed a new one. Easy to wear, not too pricey, nice ingredients.
Rebuy? Maybe. As I said above, it is a decent product, but it doesn’t blow my mind.
Clinique take the day off cleansing balm:
I adore balm cleansers, and I really, really like this one. It was reviewed here.
Rebuy? Yes, at some point. Right now, there are a few other balm cleansers/ cleansing oils I have to finish first.
Nuxe Rêve de miel lip balm:
My holy grail when it comes to nourishing my lips. Quite thick in consistency, so I tend to use it at night, but it helps keeping my lips chap-free like no other.
Rebuy? I am never without a backup.
|Body Care Empties|
2. Body Care
The Body Shop Body Butter in Shea:
I am very good at moisturizing my body, even throughout summer, because despite having normal to combination skin on my face, my body is like Sahara desert. TBS Body Butters are rich enough to keep dry, flaky skin at bay, but do sink in quick enough to get dressed and are gorgeously scented. Shea Butter is my everyday choice, because the warm, subtle scent goes perfect with any perfume I might be wearing.
Rebuy? Yes. Always have backups in my cabinet.
Wild Ferns New Zealand Manuka Honey Sweet Indulgence Body Butter:
This one was purchased in New Zealand as part of the “Try the local stuff” I do whenever I travel. Honey scented, nourishing, but takes a tad longer to sink in completely. In-depth review here.
Rebuy? No. I like it, but I´d have to order online, so I will stick to my other stuff.
Alverde Body Butter Macadamia Nut:
This is a DM-exclusive body butter said to be a dupe for TBS Body Butters. It is (a lot) cheaper and all organic, but takes longer to sink in and lacks the variety of scents.
Rebuy? Yes. Although I still use my TBS Body Butters, I pick up one of these frequently.
L´Occitane Ultra Rich Body Lotion 15% Shea Butter:
I got this one in a travel set of L´Occitane products. And I have to say, I am disappointed. The hand creams are great, I always have on in my handbag, but this stuff? It just wasn’t moisturizing enough, despite being marketed as “Ultra Rich”. But the smell is nice.
Rebuy? No. I much prefer my Body Butters.
|Haircare and Makeup Empties|
Hair Care and Makeup:
Bioderma Solution Micellaire Peaux Sensibles:
Okay, this one is clearly in the wrong category. It is not used on my hair, but as a first cleanse in the evening. Don’t ask me how it ended up on this picture. But I love it.
Rebuy? Yes. Always have a backup.
LUSH Marilyn Hair Treatment:
A hair mask that contains oils to nourish and chamomile and lemon juice to lighten my hair. It leaves everything soft and less dull, so I like it a lot.
Rebuy? Already have. You have seen the new pot in my review here.
L´Oréal Ever Rich Hair Mask:
This one is a cheat. It isn’t empty. I just don’t like it. The smell is sickly sweet, the ingredients are just okay and I feel like it does nothing for my hair. I will not use it up.
Rebuy? Definitely not.
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in “Light”:
As I mentioned in the review here, it oxidizes on me and thus is only a good match in summer. With summer being here again, I was able to finish it. Still like the coverage and the way it feels, but I cant get over the leaking and oxidizing.
Wow, that was a long one. Are you still awake?
Have you tried and liked/disliked any of the mentioned products?
And are you as bad as I am in finishing makeup?