This seemed to be a slow empties month for me, probably because I haven't been wearing much makeup or perfume with these crazy hot temperatures. The only thing I've been good about is maintaining a skincare routine to keep my oily summer skin under control. So, that is where most of my empties are.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser - I really like this cleanser. It is a good daily cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin. One is the deluxe sample from Sephora birthday gift and the other is a smaller size I bought. It is quite expensive for a cleanser and I do have a lot to work through. But I do really like it and might repurchase one day.
Formula 10.0.6 Wipe Your Face Off - I really liked these makeup remover wipes. I bought them for a few trips we were taking and I found them to be very saturated and did a good job of removing my makeup. I'd definitely repurchase if I was traveling and needed wipes again.
CeraVe Healing Ointment - I used this on my cuticles at night and it was okay. I don't think it moisturized for that purpose as well as other creams and oils I have tried. It is greasy so keep that in mind if you're looking for a product like this.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil - This is a holy grail product for me. I use a Q-tip to apply it to areas that tend to break out the most for me (like my chin). I think it does help keep my skin clear and will continue to repurchase.
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate - I am not usually a big fan of oils on my face but I really liked this one. It felt drier than most oils I have tried ( I don't know if that makes sense) and absorbed quickly. I have serums to work through still but this is a good one for night time.
Algenist Eye Renewal Balm- I was looking for an eye cream and bought this on a recommendation when Sephora had a set at the holidays. This was definitely moisturizing for my eye area. I didn't really notice any other benefits ( I would like some anti-aging/wrinkle help) so I will continue to try out other eye creams.
Bath and Body Works Pink Sugarplum lipgloss - This is crazy old but it is finished. I kept it on my desk at work for awhile and then in my purse awhile. They don't even have these anymore that I could find...this one had come in a holiday set.
These are all items I am decluttering. I went through all my perfume samples and I just didn't like these scents so they aren't worth keeping around.
Clinique lip gloss - mostly gone but is old and separating and looks gross so it is going
Bareskin serum bronzer - not a good color match for me. I look dirty and I had to take all my makeup off and start over...no good
Supergoop setting spray - These setting sprays are a wonderful concept, especially in summer. However, I have tried this one and the Coola one and they both sprayed out very blotchy and goopy as opposed to a nice fine mist that covered my face. Maybe they can work on the pumps for these and improve them a bit.
As always, there are some other empties (mostly foil packets, maybe a few deluxe sizes) on my Instagram. It would be too long of a post if I did all of them on this blog. You can find me @lovetobebusyblog to check out those empties.
I used up 17 products this month and decluttered 6 for a total of 23 this month.
The monetary total was $64.38
Year to date, I have 150 empties and $740.29 used.
I am happy to say I held to my makeup no buy this month and didn't buy a thing! (I didn't count subscription boxes since if I cancelled Sephora Play for a month I might never get it back!)
I started -$33 from my June spending spree:) I added in my $25 July budget (which I didn't spend) and I am at -$8 going into August.
*All opinions are my own. All products were purchased by me. I was not compensated in any way for this post.