My first quarter of empties leaves much to be desired in all honesty - I mean, it clearly shows that my household showers and wears mascara on the daily, but on the makeup front it's pretty woeful! I know that I'm on the verge of completely finishing up a few products from my Project Use It Up so I don't feel too bad about it, but I still think I need to put more work into creating a slim-lined stash in my beauty room/skincare storage. This trash-collection is about 3 months worth, and you can check out my last empties post here if you're interested - grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this one though, it's a big 'un!
I was due for a mascara toss so out went three tubes which cleared up my daily drawer immensely - I have and would repurchase Rimmel ScandalEyes Rockin' Curves but Covergirl Flamed Out* and Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express* aren't my favourite (Mega Plush is my sister's favourite though!) I was pleased to see that my YSL Touche Éclat* had bit the dust as I have another two in the wings, and the Innoxa Daily Moisture Protection was a toss as I'm not sure why I bought it in the first place (and it's skincare, so I'm not sure why I threw it in with the makeup!)
SKINCAREAm trying my hardest to burn through some skincare so my overflowing backup stash can return to normal - I don't even remember using the Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap and I hated the strong mango scent of the Swisspers Spa Cleansing Wipes so they are both getting tossed out. I mourn the loss of my beloved but pricey Lancôme Dreamtone Serum* - I loved that serum so much! I have just posted a full review of the Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil and will be doing a full review of the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, too.
My new hair cut (which I posted about here!) is definitely influencing my hair care empties - you'll be seeing lots more hairspray and dry shampoo in my future empties! I didn't get to try the Schwarzkopf 10 Carat Shine Hair Lacquer* as it broke in my hair care stash, but I fell in love with the L'Oreal Elnett Satin Normal Hold Hairspray* and can't wait for it to go on sale (currently 20% off at Priceline but am thinking of holding out for a bigger discount and using up my stocks first...) I used up some Girlz Only Dawn 'til Dusk and Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo* as well - I prefer the other scents from both brands if it came down to a repurchase. As always I finished off a bottle of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo which is my staple shampoo, and the Goldwell Rich Repair 60Sec Treatment* which was lovely and had a faint vanilla smell which I really enjoyed.
SHOWER & BODY
We are all about Original Source in our household, and the Orange Oil & Ginger Shower Gel is deliciously fruity and I preferred it to the limited edition Dragonfruit & Capsicum Shower Gel that I picked up at The Reject Shop. I wasn't a fan of the Sanctuary Spa 2Day Moisture Shower Oil* (I didn't find it very moisturising, or cleansing really) but I liked the lavender scent in the Natural Instinct Body Wash* - throw lavender into anything right now and I am so there!
I enjoyed using the Gillette Satin Care Shaving Cream for Dry Skin but I often find it more cost-effective to buy the male version in a large size when it comes to shaving creams - this one was bought for our holiday, hence the teensy size! I used up a 100g bottle of Lush's famous Snow Fairy Shower Gel* - love the glitter aspect of this but you have to make sure you really love the scent, as it's strong and long-lasting! A can of Rexona deodorant is always featured in my empties, and the final product I used up was the gorgeous L'Occitane Arlesienne Shower Cream which I've just reviewed here.
Phew, I'm quite pleased that the first quarter of empties is over! I'm looking forward to featuring more makeup items in the next instalment as well as even more skincare as I work through my stocks, trialling and reviewing different products for you.
*Marked products provided for consideration. Honesty, always.