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Empties: December 2014

Last Empties post for 2014!! Though I didn't keep track of the total number, I've gone back through all my posts (including other empties type posts) so that I could give a grand total for the year! 

***All items purchased by me, or a sample with purchase. Links are to previous posts. 

Empties: December 2014 -

Empties: December 2014 -

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - Staple product that I like to add whatever oils I have on hand and use the mixture as body cream. 

Glycolix Elite Fortified Cream - Review HERE. Love it & I'm on my second container!

Avene Thermal Spring Water (travel size) - Included as part of the Net-A-Porter Glossybox collaboration that I purchased earlier in the year. I used to regularly use the this product, but stopped partially to try other things and partially because I had a really hard time finding this size container. Love that it sprays a very fine mist that gives you an even application. It's a nice to spray on your skin as a last makeup step, and also for a midday refresher. Not revolutionary, but is still a nice product. 

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water - Review HERE. I thought this was my last bottle, but I found a partially used one in the back of the drawer! I'm testing out the Tom Ford makeup remover, so I probably won't be buying this for awhile, though I won't hesitate to repurchase again if the TF doesn't work out or just to have as a backup (though I'm really, really trying not to buy too many backups!). Definitely highly recommend!! 

LUSH The Olive Branch Shower Gel - I thought this had a nice smell, but I didn't care for the super runny felt like water coming out of the bottle! Will not be repurchasing. 

OPI Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipes - I absolutely love using these to remove polish. I bought 2 packages from ULTA awhile back, but now they are kind of hard to find. ULTA doesn't have them on their site anymore...not sure if they are in store or not. But I did manage to find a 475 count box on Amazon! Otherwise Sally Beauty also has them online. 

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (mini) - Love! Staple product.

Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask - Review HERE. Still love these, though since I've been using the Sisley Eye & Lip Contour Cream I find I need these less. I still have a few to finish, then it's time to test the Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Masks! I would buy these again, but for the immediate future I'm itching to try something else :-)

Renee Rouleau Toning Cloths - Review HERE. These work so well to apply watery serums because you waste less product. I use these to apply the Alpha H Liquid Gold. At this point, these cloths are a staple! 

Safflower Seed Oil (sample) - Nothing to note as I only added this to my CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. 

Dry Bar Texas Tea Shampoo & Conditioner (samples) - Didn't like these enough to buy again. They seemed ok, but for the price they need to be pretty darn good!

Empties: December 2014 -

Empties: December 2014 -

One throwaway for December: Ellis Faas Glazed Lips in L308. I actually really love this color & the formula is quite nice. Plus, c'mon...that!!! However, for some reason the lid on this won't stay closed. I always find the bullet uncapped!! So annoying, not to mention the mess that can make. Sad about this one going into the bin :-(

Total Empties for 2014

Full size: 110

Samples (regular & deluxe): 48

Makeup: 1

Total total: 159

* This doesn't include things I threw away or purged because I didn't keep track of those the entire year. I will for 2015 though! 

For 2015, I'll start keeping a running total on each Empties post, or any other post that has Empties in it! I really feel like I cleaned a lot of stuff out last year, and I hope to continue the trend into 2015 :-) For Empties inspiration, I'm always in awe of Ellie over @ Beauty Products Junkie (just check out her totals for the year!!) !! When I grow up I'd like to finish as much product as she does every month!!! 

Yaaaay Empties!!! How do you feel about your Empties for 2014?!! Do you have any goals for 2015? 


2014 Makeup Favorites

Lip Oils From YSL & Clarins