Yay for a 3 day weekend! It has been super hot here and it makes for a long school week. On to the August Empties! Happy to say I almost broke even on my empties and purchases this month:) Most of the items I took in were from Birchbox or PinchMe (a website you can sign up for that sends free samples). I'll talk more about what I spent and used up at the end of the post.
12 Empties of Christmas Empties:
These two items are in my 12 Empties of Christmas project.
Loreal Revitalift triple moisture - I used this as a nighttime moisturizer and it was too greasy for me. I felt like I needed to wash my face right when I got up because it make it very greasy. This came in a Walmart beauty box so I'm glad I got to try it out for the cost of the $5 box but I won't purchase.
Neutrogena Deep Clean cream cleanser - I purchased this awhile back when I was thought my skin was horrible and needed acne control. This had a very strong tingly feeling when you used it. I have changed my way of thinking and want to try some different types of cleanser.
Project Pan Empties:
These were all in my project pan that ended September 1st.
Body Mist in Oahu Sunset (BBW brand) - I'm not a fan of these. I don't feel like they linger long enough on me and don't provide a strong enough scent.
Michael Todd Pumpkin Mask - I liked this mask. It made my skin feel nice and smooth without any irritation. I bought it as part of a Michael Todd set on Groupon to try out some products. I have other masks I want to try but I would purchase this one in the future.
BeeKind lotion - I've received a few of these from Birchbox. It is a lightweight lotion that absorbs quickly and I like the scent. It isn't a lotion I love so much I must buy it though.
Sugar Honey and Sugar Petal balms - I'm not a fan of the formula of these. I can't carry them with me or they melt. So I just left them at home and applied them like a lip balm to use them up. I wouldn't purchase these again. I would love them if they didn't get so gross and messy.
Bliss Body Butter - I loved the scent of this and the formula was nice. I don't think it is worth the price tag but I would use samples if I received them again.
Dial Mountain Fresh Body Wash - I have a bunch of these from when they were on sale once. They are fine as a body wash, nothing special. I like the fresh scents. This isn't an absolute love and repurchase for me but I'd pick it up on sale.
S&R (Sage and Row) Bare Shave Cream - I really liked this shave cream. It is a lotion similar to the Whish ones but is much thicker and I didn't have to use very much when I shaved. I would consider using Birchbox points for this.
Beauty Protector Treatment Mask - I love the scent of these products. I'm not sure this mask did anything for my hair but it sure smelled good!
Sephora cotton rounds - These are my favorite cotton rounds. You've seen them before.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in fair - This is my favorite concealer so far and I have tried a lot of concealers. The formula is nice for my skin and there are good shade matches for me as well. I dug as much as I could out of this and then tried to remove the stopper but ended up pushing it down in the tube so I can't get anything else out of the bottom.
Mary Kay Timewise Moisturizer for combo/oily - I had one of these moisturizers left from the days when I sold Mary Kay that I was using up. It is a nice lightweight moisturizer and I would purchase it again if I didn't find another moisturizer I like as well.
Cetaphil cleaning cloths - I used these once on my face and wasn't a fan. I used the rest to take foundation off my hand when I mixed it in the morning. I wouldn't purchase these.
Not pictured (included in my 9 full size products finished): Dr. Jart+ Hydration Mask and 3 shades in theBalm NudeTude palette that I'm panning.
For the month of August:
I used up 19 products (9 full size, 8 deluxe, and 1 sample) - My yearly total is 167
I took in 20 products.
I spent $15 this month on an Urban Decay lip crayon and a Klorane makeup remover - my total for the year is $334.43
My yearly totals stand at:
$174.21 that had to be trashed (expired, bad, etc.)
$1031.88 used - Over $1000 in used product (not wasted!!!)
$-151.43 - I'm not sure I'll ever get back to 0 for my beauty budget.
I will start September with 319 products!
What have you used up and loved lately?
*All opinions are my own. All products were purchased with my own money. I was not compensated in any way for this post.