Thursday, January 29, 2015

Empties Post Volume XXIX: January 2015 Edition

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I must confess that I really didn't make any sort of concerted effort to finish up products in my current skincare rotation this month, and the things that I did finish had been very close to empty the month before. Nonetheless, I did manage to finish up 7 full size products and 4 sample packets. In January my greatest obsession was undoubtedly moisturizing my skin, and if these cold nights persist I will probably have a few moisturizer empties in February as well!

1) *Suave Softening Body Wash with Awapuhi Ginger & Honeysuckle (reviewed here): Lovely smelling, leaves skin soft and clean. I also used this to shave my legs and underarms! I am working on another bottle as we speak!

2) *Belli Pure & Pampered Body Wash (reviewed here): This is a wonderful body cleanser with a light lavender scent. It gently cleans, and leaves skin scrumptiously soft and hydrated!

3) J.R. Watkins Naturals Hand Soap in Aloe & Green Tea (reviewed here): I love J.R. Watkins, and they make my all-time favorite hand soaps. I continually purchase these in multiples! I love the Aloe & Green Tea scent, but am currently using the Lemon which is utterly luscious!

4) *Taya Amazon White Clay Thickening Shampoo (reviewed here): Taya makes really lovely haircare products, and their shampoo and conditioner are among my favorites from their line. The shampoo thoroughly cleanses without stripping, and the conditioner leaves hair tangle-free, soft and shiny!

5) Caudalie Divine Oil (reviewed here): As the name suggests, this is one divine oil! The moment that I finished my bottle I opened another! The scent is gloriously warm and rich, and it leaves skin soft silky and hydrated. I also use a small amount in my hair, and the results are amazing.

6) Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil: Spectrum makes amazing organic products, and I absolutely love their Organic Coconut Oil! While it is fantastic for cooking, I left this jar on my nightstand and used it each night from my scalp to my toes (not on my face). Organic Coconut Oil is a great way to moisturize the skin, and it is one of my absolutely favorite products to use on my feet before putting on fluffy socks. Since it has been cold at night, I have been layering it beneath a heavy cream.

7) *Shea Yeleen Shea Butter Soap in Lemongrass Peppermint (reviewed here): Shea Yeleen makes amazing products, and their earthy soaps are definitely a favorite. They clean the skin thoroughly without stripping, and skin is left soft and hydrated. I have been keeping a bar at my bathroom sink since it prevents my hands from drying out!

8) *Natracare Cleansing Make-Up Wipes for Sensitive Skin (reviewed here): These wipes are highly effective, unbelievably gentle, and well worth trying if you have sensitive skin and/or eyes!

What did you use up, toss out, give away, or return in January? Did you make any great new discoveries? Any duds to report?

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22 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that you liked the Natracare wipes too! I think they're great.

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    1. I absolutely love them,and they are so gently on my sensitive eyes!

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  2. The last time I ordered JR Watkins Hand Soap I found that drugstore.com has bigger bottles to refill the pumps. I ordered enough refills and pumps to get free shipping. It's my favorite. But it's about the only thing I ever use up besides mascara.

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    1. BIGGER BOTTLES?!!!!!!!!!!! This is fantastic news!! Thank you so much for letting me know. I will have to hop on over there and order some soon because I am running low! Hand soaps are definitely among the easiest things for me to use up as well. I'm really erratic in my mascara use, and I usually toss them out before I finish them up!

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  3. I LOVE Caudalie Divine Oil! I love it on my hair as well and it helps tame the frizz. Love seeing empties posts!

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    1. Me too! It works wonders on my hair as well, and agree that it is great at taming frizz! I'm glad that you love seeing empties posts as well. It's always so satisfying for me, and I get vicarious pleasure when I see what other people have used up!

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    1. Thankfully there were no duds this month!

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  5. Love seeing your empties! I recently finished 2 serums

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    1. Wow, finish up two serums is quite an accomplishment!

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  6. Twinsy, you won in the empties post. 7 full-size products, I am amazed!!!!

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    1. Thank you twinsy! It looks a bit more impressive than it is since several of these things were pretty close to empty to begin with.

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  7. I didn't do too well at emptying anything this month except my wallet!

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  8. Wow, congrats on so many empties! I'm jealous!

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  9. Love seeing empties! My mom is a huge fan of the Taya shampoo too.

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    1. I love seeing empties too! So glad to hear your mom is a huge fan of Taya Shampoo– it's great stuff!

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    1. Hi Brooke! I agree completely– they make my very very favorite hand soaps!

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  11. Caudalie's products are on my to try list.

    Last month, I used up:
    -Lush Ambrosia shave gel
    -Black Phoneix Alchemy Lab The Doom of Beauty perfume
    -Bath & Body Works Be Enchanted shower gel
    -Oscar Blandi Pronto dry shampoo

    I tossed Hello Waffle Ginger Kitties lip balm. It was really melty and messy after I left it under office desk lights. The tube was leaking from the base and it was a hassle to use without washing my hands after every application. Good thing is HW are reformatting the balms to be more solid and less grainy.

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    1. Hi Iris,

      Caudalie is definitely worth trying!

      Excellent job using up products last month!

      The Hello Waffle balm sounds like such a melty mess, indeed! Leaking at the base sounds annoying! I would have tossed it out as well. It's a good thing that they are reformatting their balms!

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