Friday, September 6, 2013

August Empties!

Hey everyone! I was inspired by my good friend Harri from TrailerHood Chic to start doing a "monthly empties" series.

It seems like I always have a billion products and I never use up ANYTHING. My hubby goes through deodorant, shower gel, and shampoo like no one's business.. and I never seem to throw any bottles away! Sure, I purchase toiletries just about as often as he does, but I have found that I tend to rotate through items and then shove them in our bathroom cabinet versus actually using them up. Keeping up with this series should help me eliminate that bad habit!

Since I decided to do this halfway through the month of August, there were a couple of things that I had already thrown out that didn't make it to this picture. Specifically a PUR Minerals bronzer, and a huge bottle of bubble bath. RIP, beauty goodies. You will be missed!

PUR Minerals Impact + Mascara -- I got this as gratis from my work and it took me forever to start using it, but it's actually really good mascara! It's great for lengthening and defining lashes. I might repurchase it at some point.

ELF Liquid Liner in Black -- This is by far one of my favorite liquid liners.. and it's only $1! You can read my full review of it here.

Sonia Kashuk Makeup Remover -- Ok, this is one thing that I do religiously use up. It's the only eye makeup remover that I use and it's amazing. Here's my original review of it.

Garnier Olia 6.35 -- I actually used 2 boxes of this, but only bothered to save 1. In July I dyed my hair with Garnier Olia 6.3 to try to cover up the blonde highlights in my hair. It didn't take at all, but matched my salon color perfectly. Tried to re-dye in August, but couldn't find shade 6.3 anywhere, so I went with 6.35 instead, thinking that there wouldn't be much of a difference. Wrong. SO wrong. 6.35 turned out way more red than I wanted, and it still didn't cover the blonde at all.. But the dye was extremely gentle on my hair. In the end, I wouldn't repurchase it.

Pond's Exfoliating Renewal Wet Cleansing Towelettes -- I couldn't find my new favorite ELF makeup remover wipes, so I went with these instead. You can read my original review of these wipes here. They're okay.. but seriously just okay.

And there we have it! A few things out of my burgeoning stash, so I'll call this month a success! Let's see if I can get even more products used up during this month. Fingers crossed!

Have you ever used any of these products? If so, what do you think of them? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I like using things up too! It makes me feel good that I actually got my money's worth - but not just beauty products, household products and food too.

    1. I'm awesome at using up other things! Just not beauty products, stationery, and pens. I guess that's where my hoarding tendencies really lie!