Thursday, September 13, 2018

August 2018: Empties and Tossed Report

Another month of No Buys has me using up plenty of full size items! I'm over my overcrowded vanity. I am making a list of my favorite products to repurchase and using up everything in the meantime. I say this every month - this post helps me recall what to purchase again and what to avoid - the latter being the most important!


In total, I finished up 29 items and quite a few made it onto the good list.


You've already seen a few of these on the blog one too many times!

Outstanding repeats include Formula 10.0.6 Wipe Your Face Off makeup remover wipes, the amazingly scented Rhonda Allison Cucumber Hydrating Spray that I purchase from Spa at Essex in Essex, CT. Klairs Supple Preparation Toner is my holy grail beauty product. It's a toner, meant to be used right after cleansing and is hydrating while preparing skin for the next product. LUSH Ultrabland is my go-to for the first oil cleanse and notable for it's makeup removing abilities.  Makeup stand outs include Benefit's Bad Gal Lash and Benefit Roller Lash.  All of the above were already Holy Grail items cemented in rotation.

The lone hair item is Dry Bar's Prep Rally detangler/primer. I love it, I want it. Do I need it? Not really. Can I justify it's spendiness? Not really. Womp, womp. Till we meet again!

Elisha Coy Serum was an excited to see Korean skincare at CVS purchase. Do I regret it? No. Will I repurchase? Probably not, as there are plenty of KB choices at better price points.

LUSH Kitchen's Lemony Flutter Body Conditioner was a limited edition item, and the LUSH Kitchen has since shuttered the pantry. Tony Moly's Seaweed Aqua Moisture Lotion was removed from the Ulta site, but I haven't looked hard enough to try to find it elsewhere.


I used up 9 sample packets. You know I love the Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask and the Purito Vitamin C Serum. The other two were fine, nothing special, no repurchases there.


This month's thrown out items feature a ton of nail products. I went looking for a cuticle oil only to realize that I had a ton of leaky, nasty ones that are literally ancient!! I threw out 15 items. Non-nail products include a yucky old moisturizer, Laura Mercier lip stain that is basically older than I am, and the Garnier Blur from my Flops report.

Time for the totals!

Month of August:

Totals: 29 items, full or deluxe sized / 9 packets or samples / 15 items thrown out

Empties Report Year to Date: 160 items / 86 packets
Thrown out Year to Date: 114 items


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