Thursday, June 8, 2017

May 2017: Empties Report! (106 Empties in 2017!)

June! Apparently May was LUSH month at my house. I used up so many LUSH items that I can go trade in my empties for a free Fresh Face Mask. Yay!!

Let me show you when I used up in May and what I plan to repurchase - or not!

Group Shot:

Skincare Samples:

Like last month, I won't go through email packet, but just mention a few highlights. Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme in Beach Blanket by Posh smells amazing and it so moisturizing. Glamglow Glow Starter in Nude will definitely be a repurchase. I disliked the Purity Makeup Wipe but most Purity items don't work for me anyway. The innisfree Super Volcanic Pure Clay Mask is wonderful, non-tightening, and shows immediate results.

PS: If you're interested in Posh, ask for my friend Jayme's info!

Face Products:

Formula 10.0.6 Wipe Your Face Off (x2): You've seen this product enough on the blog! I am going to skip a review - again.
Would I repurchase? Yes!!

Dermactin-TS Nose Strips: Got to have these around! I buy off brand nose strips because I feel as if they all do pretty much the same job. These were a TJ Maxx find, I believe.
Would I repurchase? Sure, but I wouldn't hunt for that brand in particular.

LUSH Cosmetics Fresh Face Mask Cranberry: This is actually a "festive" fresh mask as it is a seasonal product. It is supposed to help brighten the skin. It is gritty, like all Fresh masks, smells amazing, and dries down in about 10-15 mins. Wash off and see beautiful bright skin!
Would I repurchase? Yes! I look for this mask each season.

LUSH Cosmetics Fresh Face Mask Catastrophe Cosmetic: Blueberries, chamomile, irish moss, and calamine help to nourish the skin back to health. This mask looks so gross - gray and lumpy - but smells like fruits and tea. Similar to the cranberry mask, it dries fairly quickly and rinses off to reveal super supple skin.
Would I repurchase? Yes! Love this one!

LUSH Cosmetics Fresh Face Mask BB Seaweed: Seaweed, honey, and rose absolute make this another mask to reach for when your skin needs some reviving. See a theme here? This is another must have for me.
Would I repurchase? Yes - in fact, I have one in the fridge now!

Clinique All About Eyes eyecream: I received this eyecream in a package I purchased over the holiday with lotion and a sleep pack. I have mentioned before that I am in the prevent, not treat, stages of eyecream, so as long as I use one, I don't get picky about the brand.
Would I repurchase? I always have an eyecream on hand, but I won't go out to purchase this again until I am in the market. Thanks to swaps and subs, that won't be for a while!

LUSH Cosmetics Herbalism: Such an awesome cleanser! Herbalism smells of fresh herbs and is actually pretty fragranced, FYI. I have been using this as a second cleanse after an oil based cleanse. I finished up my full size, was surprised to find this sample, and now I need a LUSH trip for more!
Would I repurchase? Yes! It is so gentle, effective, and I actually love the weird herby smell. :)

Body Products/Hair Products:

LUSH Cosmetics Plum Rain Shower Gel: This smells purple! LOL. Plum Rain is an Oxford Exclusive (I think, or was when I got it) that smells like fresh plums. Even my Mom used this, and she is usually quite anti-LUSH (sigh).
Would I repurchase? If I see it in the Kitchen, I would def snag another bottle!

LUSH Cosmetics Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioner: Sigh. I have purchased this a few times and it does nothing, nada, zip, zilch, kaput, for my hair. In fact, it makes it drier. I keep purchasing it because I love the scent.
Would I repurchase? Wallet and logic both say no more. Bye bye, Happy Happy.

LUSH Cosmetics Calacas Shower Gel: I bought this from a blog sale as it is a Kitchen item that can be hard to find. Guess what the main scent is? Jelly beans! LOL. It is very jelly beany, almost too sweet, yet tart like a lime. It is very moisturizing, but the scent doesn't do it for me.
Would I repurchase? No, but I am glad I tried it!

No Name Lavender Sugar Scrub: I purchased this indie scrub at a local fair over a year ago. The lavender scent was lovely, it was quite scrubby, and I did enjoy it.
Would I repurchase? How can I!? This is a mistake for packaging - the company didn't put their name on the jar.

LUSH Cosmetics Snowman Shower Jelly: Another seasonal, lovely LUSH product. This has black currant, buchu oil (whatever that is, LOL), and smells quite fresh and lovely. Shaped like a snowman, this is more themey and cute than a quality jelly.
Would I repurchase? Probably not, but I loved trying it. The snowman broke up quickly and was kinda mushy at the end.

LUSH Cosmetics Bouncy Bunny Shower Jelly: Another seasonal jelly, this one was bunny shaped and smelled like carrots.
Would I repurchase? See above, no go.

LUSH Cosmetics Behind Your Ears Shower Gel: This sample came in a Kitchen order. It smells like carrots! It was SUPER moisturizing, but the smell is off-putting to me.
Would I repurchase? See above, above. Loved the sample, though!

Makeup & Misc:

LUSH Cosmetics Helping Hands Hand Creme: Another LUSH product! The last one, I swear, LOL. Helping Hands is a THICK hand cream for hard working hands. I do nothing taxing with my mitts, so I found this a bit thick for me.
Would I repurchase? No. I have found other products that work better for me without being as thick. As with all LUSH products, it smells great (and my Grandma loves it!).

Essence All About Matt! Compact Powder: Hello, holy grail item for $3.99!! I try all inexpensive matte powders that I can find, in an effort to find my holy grail. Success! This powder is from Ulta, it is under $5, doesn't leave a whitish cast, and has no scent. The only con is that it doesn't last all day in CT humidity, and I usually dust a bit right over my nose during my lunch break. Not a biggie!
Would I repurchase? Yes, I already bought a new one before I finished my first!

Stila Color Correcting Powder: If you know what you're looking for, TJ Maxx and Marshalls can surprise you with high end goodies for a low, low price point. I saw this Stila Color Correcting powder for $8 and grabbed it! The inside had pink, white, and green powders. You turn this wheel thing to move the powders up and into the dispenser, then use your brush to apply. It worked great to even my skintone and eliminate redness.
Would I repurchase? Absolutely!

QTica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator: This came in a Zoya package, I forget if I paid for it, if it was a GWP, or a review item. Either way, it was a good before-base base coat and was supposed to help stimulate nail growth.
Would I repurchase? No, I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again, but I did use it up!

Young Living Tranquil Roll-On: Love this stuff! If you know me at all, you know I am the world's worst sleeper. I worry too much to fall asleep and I wake up worrying all night. This roll-on, suggested by my friend Katie (let me know if you want her info) calmed my overactive brain and lulled me to sleep. Katie says it is also kiddo safe, FYI!
Would I repurchase? The price point is a little steep for me, but it was totally worth it. I'm debating!

Benefit Roller Lash: Another holy grail item, Roller Lash is the only high end mascara I purchase. I know it's been on the blog before, so I'll skip the review.
Would I repurchase? Yes!! 100x yes!

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench cream: This water based moisturizer arrived in a Sephora PLAY! box. I am loving the new water based creams that feel so light on the skin.
Would I repurchase? I am def not in the market to purchase a new moisturizer any time soon, personally, but I would highly recommend this one! Yes!

Swisspers Cotton Rounds: The point is to show you what I used up, right? LOL. Cotton rounds are a necessity around my house!
Would I repurchase? Yesssss.

Posh Go West Face Mask: Another awesome sample courtesy of my pal Posh pusher, Jayme. Go West smells like earthy, clean, dirt, and has a tiny bit of exfoliating clay inside. I was shocked by how gentle and effective this mask really is! Love!
Would I repurchase? Seriously, I cannot possibly justify buying any more masking products! But if I could, I would!

There you have it!

I am shocked at my own totals. I don't even want to tell you, LOL.

But I will! Here goes:

May Totals: 24 empties... 11 sample packets

Which brings me to the scarier number of:

Yearly Total: 106 empties... 41 sample packets.

Eek! What do you think of the Empties Report? Helpful, not, any suggestions?


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