Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Empties Post Volume XIV: September 2013 Edition

September seemed to whirl by at an unprecedented pace, and has frankly left me scratching my head wondering where the time went. I didn't produce piles of empties because I was testing lots of new products, but I did manage to get through a few things.

I did finish up 3 full size products, but in truth 2 of these things have been nearly empty for a while. The Trader Joe's Moisturizing Cream Shave in Honey Mango is a longtime favorite that I will continue to buy as long as they make it. It is smooth, moisturizing, and affordable. The Dermorganic Windswept Defining Whip is a fabulous styling product that helps to define curls without leaving them crunchy or flaky. I love this product! I actually whimpered when I finished up my last tube of Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Exfoliating Mask since being told that it had been discontinued. I have used this as long as I can remember, and it has to be my all-time favorite mud mask.

My sample use this month was hardly prolific, but still I managed to use up a few things. The Burberry Body Eau de parfum actually fell and broke on the bathroom floor- therefore I mopped it up with the bath mat. I also had a small tester of a Marula Oil from Sephora that seems nice, but there wasn't enough to use it long enough to form a real opinion. I also used up a sample of the REN Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel which is a lovely eye gel. I kept it in the refrigerator and used it as a refreshing treat. It offers a nice amount of moisture and it brightens the under eye area. I also used up a sample size of the Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion which has fast become my very favorite toner. It is a gentle alcohol-free toner that refreshes the skin, but never strips it. I keep my full-size bottle in the bathroom cabinet, but I always store a sample size bottle in the refrigerator to use whenever I want a refreshing pick-me-up. I also used up a sample of the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel which is on my short list of the top cleansers that I have in my stash. It is a non-foaming cleanser that leaves the skin soft, smooth, supple, and it effectively removes dead skin. I love everything about this cleanser. I also used up my last packet of the Aesop Parsley Seed Serum, but really didn't use it long enough to form an opinion.

What did you finish up, toss out, giveaway, or return in September?

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  1. Ouch at the Burberry perfume. :/

    It doesn't seem like I had many empties this month either. Mine are:
    -Rocky Mountain Soap Company Juicy Cherry soap
    -Happy Hippo Bath Energising Shower Spritzer (shower bomb)
    -Darling Girl Cosmetics Living Dead Gurl Duochrome Blush
    -L'Occitane 2013 Women's Day soap
    -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Garden of Death perfume
    -Beauticontrol Beauty body lotion
    -Bite Beauty 2013 lipgloss from the 15 Shades of Sephora collection
    -Dorian and Dahl's Dorian perfume vial
    -Biotherm Aquasource Eye Perfection eye gel (mini)

    1. Hi Iris!! I think that you did a very impressive job, actually!! Especially so since you finished a blush and a lipgloss! Nice work!!!!!!! Thankfully the broken Burberry tester didn't result in glass in bare feet! :-)


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