Empties post! After reading about how Liz is revamping her Empties posts HERE, I got inspired and thought I might do a little revamp myself! Not sure what it's going to look like exactly, but first off I'll try to keep descriptions and such much shorter. I'll probably end up doing some sort of page to reference all my staple items since I mention them so much, and new readers can read the link if they are interested. Thinking I might make different categories too, for instance 'would repurchase' and 'did not like'...or something! It's a work in progress ha ha so please bear with me while I experiment!! But for now, here we go...
***All items purchased by me or are samples I was given or received with purchase. Links are to blog posts and are not Affiliate links.***
...by new stuff I meant these haven't shown up in Empties before...
Vichy Capital Soleil Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch SPF50 (European version) - Review HERE. Have moved onto trying other sunscreens, but I liked it while it lasted.
One Love Organice Pretty Pores Complexion Toning Mist - Review HERE. I ended up liking this better during warmer weather when I'm feeling a little oily or sweaty and need a refresher...otherwise it's a little more astringent vs. being moisturizing.
DryBar Sake Bomb Shampoo & Conditioner (samples) - Very nice! But not as nice as what I'm already using, so I won't be purchasing the full size.
Diptyque Nourishing Cleansing Balm ( deluxe sample) - Did not like this at all. Even after vigorously rubbing between my hands and applying to my face, it was still too dense and thick and didn't melt enough into an oil for my preference. Will not be purchasing the full size.
Sunday Riley Cashmere SPF30+ (sample) - I liked this enough to think about purchasing the full size (probably need to get my hands on more samples first), but I really wish it had higher than SPF30+. It seemed to wear well under makeup and wasn't drying, so that's a plus. We'll see!
Various La Roche Posay sunscreen samples - I didn't like these because they applied funny (tended to rub off and if not patted into the skin) and didn't wear well under makeup. Won't be purchasing the full sizes.
The Rice Bran Oil I've been using for my DIY cleansing oil, and I'm on I think my 3rd bottle of the Professional Solutions Vitamins C,B,E & Ferulic Serum. The Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens lasted forever, but I'm already onto another partially used pack. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is always on hand!!
And here are a couple of purged items...
The Glycolix Elite Moisturizing Cleanser sounded nice, but it didn't cleanse well and felt like it left a film. The Jin Soon color I felt like had some bad juju - sounds weird I'm sure, but just felt it needed to go!
Empties, full size: 6
Empties, foil packets: 6
Empties, deluxe samples: 1
Purged, full size: 2
Purged, samples: 0
YEAR TO DATE TOTALS
Empties, full size: 24
Empties, foil packets: 10
Empties, deluxe samples: 6
Purged, full size: 12
Purged, samples: 2
See you next time!!! How did you do??