Hey there! Hope you are doing well today! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my August Empties! I have quite a few products this month to share with you! I switched up how I took my pictures to see if it’ll make it a bit easier to write as well as read, so let me know how you like it! Without further ado, let’s get into the empties!
Let’s start with home products. I’m trying to work through my backup stash of my candles and room sprays. So, this past month I was able to work through 2 Mainstays 20oz Candles in Pumpkin Spice ($4.86 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) and work through a Febreze Room Spray in Harvest Pumpkin ($4.94 US 2-Pack Affiliate Link | Regular Link). As I’ve said before, I love these scents. I’m such a basic white girl when it comes to anything pumpkin, but sadly, they are not cruelty-free.
I was able to use up a sleeve of cotton rounds, this is the 80 count that I pick up from the Dollar Tree. They fray a little bit but I can deal with it since it’s only a buck. I finished off a deluxe sized sample of the Laneige Water Bank Essence ($36 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). I actually really enjoyed this, however not cruelty-free. I used up yet another Kroger Makeup Removing & Cleansing Cloths. I pick these up from my local Fred Meyer. I’m not sure if they are cruelty-free or not, I haven’t been able to easily find that information. Therefore, once I’m done with my backups, I will not be repurchasing. Also, they do sting my eyes and I don’t have sensitive eyes, so that worries me. Lastly is a moisturizer by the brand Body Merry. It’s called the Super C-22 Moisturizer ($19.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) and Hallelujah, they are cruelty-free! I have a couple of moisturizers/moisturizing products in back stock and once those are gone (unless I miraculously like those more) I will definitely be repurchasing this product. It perfectly moisturized my combo to slightly oily skin, but I noticed a reduction of wrinkles and texture. I felt for all the good ingredients in this product, it is well worth the price for me personally.
Something else I am super proud of this past month was finishing off two rollerballs! I know that may not seem like a big deal to some, but I have a very hard time finishing perfumes. I’m trying to work through my Michael Kors one currently and I am not enjoying it. The two I finished were the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon ($28 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) and the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst ($28 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). Amethyst was in my 13 by Halloween Project Pan and I ended up enjoying this scent in the end, once it melted in my skin and the powderiness dissipated, but not enough that I’d repurchase. Bourbon, however, I would absolutely repurchase!
Last, but certainly not least, the makeup! I always enjoy makeup empties and this month, I have a ton for me! Several of these products were in my project pan, well, most of them. So if you happened to check up my update, these may be redundant to you, but let’s get into it. The Milani Make It Last Setting Spray ($9.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) is a great drugstore option for setting sprays, although you don’t get too much bang for your buck. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony ($21 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) is one of my favorite brow pencils, would definitely repurchase after I work through my massive eyebrow pencil backup stash. I also have the Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomeade in Granite ($18 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). This product is actually a declutter. I’m so tired of using it, I have had it for YEARS, and even though I have made a crazy amount of progress on it, I just can’t anymore. It is too inconvenient for me, so I am letting it go. I definitely feel I got my money’s worth from it though, so I am happy with decluttering it. Yet another Essence I Love Extreme Waterproof Mascara ($4.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link), an amazing drugstore mascara. I finished up the Wet N Wild Single Eyeshadow in Brulee ($0.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link), the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Liquid Makeup in 1.5 ($40 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) (my holy grail foundation), the Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder ($5.49 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link), and the Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette in 010 Ashy Radiance ($7.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). I know the highlighting side is still there, but I cannot make that work for me. It comes across chalky on my skin and it’s not worth it to keep working on it for me. I feel I truly got my money’s worth out of that product.
So that’s it, that’s my garbage for the past month. Do you keep your trash to see what you’ve used up? If so, let me know what you used up this past month! Anything you are super proud of? With as much makeup that I have attained this past month, shamefully trust me on that, it’s nice to know I’m actually moving products out. Well, I think that does it for me. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to check out my trash. Until next time!