Now I don’t know about you, but man do I love watching empties videos on YouTube! They are probably one of my favorite videos because I find it so interesting to see what people actually use up and what they would recommend. That is how I know if something is truly a favorite or now. Monthly favorites, for the most part, don’t interest me; I’m interested in the empties! So today, that is exactly what I bring you! I tried breaking down everything in sections to be a little more helpful. Let’s get into it, shall we? Quick side note, NONE of the links below are affiliate links.
First off is body care. I finished off a toothpaste, Colgate Total plus Whitening ($3.99), which is my favorite toothpaste. There is a large 375 count container of Kirkland Brand Glucosamine ($14.49) which is for my girls. They get two capsules of Glucosamine every single day for their joints. Two products from Bath & Body Works, one being my favorite body wash fragrance of all time in Sensual Amber ($12.50) and a Halloween Foaming Handsoap in Purrfect Pumpkin (Seasonal $6.50). There is also a small, I guess you would say travel size body mist by Victoria’s Secret in Sexy Little Things Noir (Discontinued $14) (which dear God I am so excited that is finally finished!) Lastly, the product I’m most proud of, a Body Shop Body Butter (Discontinued $20). I can’t recall the scent, but I hate putting on lotion, so body lotions take me what feels like a lifetime. I am so relieved to finally get that out of my collection!
Skincare is so difficult for me to use up, so these 4 items I am beyond stoked about finishing. The Purity cleanser by philosophy ($44) is a wonderful cleanser. This bad boy was the 24oz one, and man that took me over a year to use up! I am currently working on my back up, but once that is done I will not be repurchasing because philosophy is not cruelty-free. T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel ($3.29) is what I use as my toner morning and night. It costs around $4 at the drugstore and I swear by that stuff and a huge bonus, it is cruelty-free! The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($25) was amazing! I used it as an actual moisturizer than a mask because I have normal to oily skin so I tend to like more of the water-gel formulas. Unfortunately, not cruelty-free so will not be repurchasing. Lasting is the Eva Naturals 20% Vitamin C Serum ($14.95). That was okay. I didn’t irritate my skin at all, but I did not notice any changes in my skin. Wouldn’t repurchase. It is cruelty-free.
For the last three months, I have hardly had any makeup empties. I did finish the Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage Concealer in 10 Porcelain ($5.99). I know there looks like there is still product, but I scraped as much as I could from the sides and I wasn’t able to pull the stopper out. If I can find a lighter shade in this, I would absolutely repurchase! Catrice Cosmetics is cruelty-free. The L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara ($9.99) in Blackest Black is a wonderful mascara. I currently am working on another one and have 2 backups. Unfortunately, once those are used up, I will not be repurchasing due to L’Oreal testing on animals. Lastly, there is only a picture of one here, but I have used up 3 packages of the Kroger brand makeup wipes ($2 each). I will not be repurchasing once I use up my backups because I could not verify if the Kroger brand is cruelty-free.
Lastly, I have used up some deluxe sized samples. Now, I know what you may be thinking. However, these things tend to sit in my drawers and are never used up. So, I have made it my mission this year to use up as many samples as humanly possible! I am super excited to say 4 have now been moved out! We have the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay ($27 for 3.4oz), the OleHenriksen Counter Balance Mattifying Moisture Creme ($40 for 1.7oz), the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment ($59 for 1.7oz), and the Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil ($80 for 1.18oz). Both Sunday Riley and OleHenriksen are cruelty-free. However, I would not purchase the full size of any of these samples. The masks were okay, nothing amazing. The moisturizer I didn’t notice it helping me stay less oily throughout the day and I didn’t like the tackiness it left my skin. The Sunday Riley U.F.O. oil actually worked really well, however, I literally battle one pimple a month, so for me, this wouldn’t be worth the price.
So, not including the samples, I used up $180.70 worth of products in the past 3 months. Considering I am famous for starting products, then leaving product at the end and never finishing it, I am pretty proud of myself. I hope I can keep this up because I am curious how many products I can use up and see the grand total. Do you keep track of your quarterly, bi-monthly, or monthly empties? If so what did you use up? I hope you found digging through my trash somewhat interesting! Well, this post has turned out quite long, so I think I should leave it as that. Thanks for stopping by and until next time!