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Empties: January 2015

First Empties post of 2015!! I feel like I'm off to a good start this year...we'll see if it'll be enough to beat last year's numbers :-)  My main aim for makeup this year is to finish off at least one lipstick or gloss, one foundation, one powder and a blush. For skincare and hair/bodycare, I want to continue to weed through older product to streamline my stash. Let's do this!!

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Empties: January 2015 -

Empties: January 2015 -

Sisley Eye and Lip Contour Cream - Review HERE. New HG eye cream!! Have started my second container already.

African Botanics Pure Marula Cleansing Oil (deluxe sample) - Very effective at removing makeup, but that came attached with an overwhelming vanilla fragrance. I also felt it absorbed too much into my skin, and I ended up using more product than with other cleansing oils. Will not be purchasing the full size.

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water - Review HERE. Is this finally the last of my small bottles??? Think I thought the last 2 were the last bottles, but magically I keep finding them hidden! I've been without this for a few weeks now - was waiting on repurchase to see if I liked the Tom Ford Makeup Remover (review forthcoming) enough to stop using the KGD. Spoiler alert: I reordered the Koh Gen Do!! 

Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask - Review HERE. Think I'm on my last few, and am waiting on a repurchase decision to see how I like the Rodial Dragon's Blood eye masks. I have a sneaking suspicion I'll repurchase though, as the Rodial ones are supposed to be used for 1/2 while the Shiseido are only 10-15min...

Shiseido Facial Cotton - Staple item!

Empties: January 2015 -

Empties: January 2015 -

Rituals T'ai Chi White Lotus and Green Tea Foaming Shower Gel - This foamed up oh-so-nicely and smelled just as good! I would consider repurchasing, but am still on the hunt for the perfect shower gel...

L'Occitane Whipped Hand Cream - Review HERE. Will not be repurchasing. I'll stick to the regular version for now!

Mary Kay Satin Hands (deluxe sample) - This was actually really nice! Fragrance free, absorbed quickly yet still felt soothing and very hydrating. Not sure if I liked it better than my trusty dusty L'Occitane Hand Cream staple, so I won't be purchasing the full size yet. 

Klorane Dry Shampoo - First seen HERE. I think at this point I'll consider this a dry shampoo I've tried so far!! This smaller size is great for travel or to put in your purse!

Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Treatment (hair) Mask - Loved this as much as I've loved the rest of the Beauty Protector haircare line. I've got another hair mask to test, but I will purchase this Beauty Protector one again I don't like this other one as much. Smells fantastic, super moisturizing, makes my hair soft!

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Grapefruit Whipped Body Butter - This smelled like grapefruit with a hint of vanilla, which I really enjoyed. It felt very hydrating and absorbed well for a body butter...unfortunately the moisture didn't last as long as my CeraVe/oil mix. It was a treat to try though!

Empties: January 2015 -

Empties: January 2015 -

Aquanil HC Lotion - Mr. G and I suffer from reactions and rashes every now and again, more so in the past couple of months. This lotion has helped a's really soothing, helps calm irritation and is much more economical than OTC cortisone cream. I found this on Amazon, and have since purchased several backup bottles. 

Empties: January 2015

Empties: January 2015

Purge Bin!! 

Charcoal Dew Puff - One of many Konjac sponges on the market. I keep trying them, but gawd they take FOREVER to dry!! Has anyone had luck finding one that completely dries overnight? Just not practical for travel because of that reason, and I don't have the patience to use it at home either. If you can get past that though, I think these sponges are a really nice and gentle. 

Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask with Lavender - The moment I started applying this alarm bells were going off, and by the time I removed it I had red welts. Sigh. Sad face because it came highly recommended. 

Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip - This is old. Like, really really really old. The consistency had changed so I thought it was probably time to let it go. 


Empties, full size: 9

Empties, deluxe samples: 2

Purged, full size: 3

*I didn't count the Shiseido eye masks since I haven't finished the box yet...should've thought about that for last year's totals but whoops! I'll fix that this year :-)  

Yaaaaay Empties!!! How did the beginning of the year go for you?!!


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