Seeing as we’re already halfway through June, I’d better get these up now-ish.
This will most likely be rambly and boring, so feel free to click away. *shrugs*
e.l.f. Shine Eraser blotting papers – I could have sworn there used to be 50 sheets per pack, but now there are only 30?? As a result, I’m going through these faster than before. Also, now that it’s summer, I’ve been using 3 sheets a day.
Nature Republic Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Collagen Solution – I like these gel masks more than paper ones. They feel more substantial and soothing. I enjoyed this one and have one more that I need to use before I leave!
Jouer lip gloss in Sunset – Just tired of this one. I don’t use lip gloss much anymore, and I have no feelings one way or another about this.
Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 – It’s okay. I know there are better spf moisturizers out there, but I’m kinda cheap when it comes to skincare. Mostly because skincare ingredients etc. intimidate me.
The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry eau de toilette – It’s a sweet, one-note fragrance. I liked it, but I bought it only because I used to work there and needed to wear a company fragrance.
The Body Shop Moisture Foundation in 05 – FINALLY DONE WITH THIS MOTHERFUCKER. This foundation just wouldn’t die and I started to really resent it. It’s been discontinued, but I wouldn’t repurchase it if it were still being sold. It wore horribly throughout the day, looked greasy, and clung to dry patches. Blech.
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector – HG status. I will forever repurchase this hand cream. Again, the scent is not for everyone, but it is the best hand cream for my perpetually thirsty paws.
Better late than never! First, December’s empties.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in 30 Beige – Finally used this sample. It was a pretty close match, if a tad dark. I used it in my last post, here.
Red Cherry false lashes – I reused these a few times. I find cutting full strip lashes in half, or even thirds, makes them way easier to apply than one long strip. I have tiny, weirdly shaped eyes. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.
KVD Lucifer, Leather – I never reached for these, and they were taking up space in my small Z Palette.
Smashbox Muse biscuit – Losing the Smashbox shadow was tough. I was admiring how much pan was visible, and as I moved to put the Z Palette down, I accidentally whacked it against the coffee table. It shattered, along with my heart.
It was such a good lid shade. It matched my skin tone perfectly, and it had the barest hint of satin-y sheen. I used it all over my lid, as well as for blending out other colors. It came from a limited edition Smashbox palette, and to my knowledge, they don’t have this color in a single.
I’m planning on going to KIKO to see if I can find something similar, though. ;)
The Body Shop Hemp hand protector, 30 mL and 100 mL – Long standing favorites. I even got Albert hooked on it, ha.
The Body Shop Aloe Protective Serum – This was nice and lightweight. I can’t say for certain whether or not it did anything for my face.
Random mini hand and face wipes – I used them as makeup removers when traveling.
The Body Shop Cocoa Butter lip care stick – I didn’t even know this was close to finishing, but one day it wouldn’t twist up anymore! I bought it in April of last year, so I finished it in less than a year. Impressive.
Tocca Simone – I really like this perfume. It’s light and summery. I’m thinking about picking up a bottle one day.
Maison Martin Margiela REPLICA Lazy Sunday Morning – LOVE this one. I already picked up a rollerball, now that they do rollerballs, thank jeebus. The full size one is huge, and $125. O_O
Henné Color coloring creme – Auburn, Copper, Mahogany – I wanted to try henna as a color upkeep for my red hair, but I didn’t want to deal with the messy powder stuff. These cream color things worked nicely. I mixed all three together, and I managed to stretch out the bottles to last for four applications! I’ll do a post on them soon.
The Body Shop body butter in Honeymania – This was a gift with purchase promotion that I wasn’t even aware of. My sister and I went to The Body Shop when I first got to London to stock up on things and we spent over £50, so they gave us a set which included this body butter, and the matching bubble bath. We have a shower stall here, so I gave the bubble bath to Jackie to take back to the States. The scent is okay, not one I would have picked out for myself, but surprisingly I didn’t hate it. Ha.
e.l.f. clear mascara – This was clearly way past due to be thrown away, but I only just found a cheap clear mascara to replace it.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide – I actually had to Google this to find out which brand it is. The color was too dark, so I had to sheer it out a lot, and use bronzer on my neck. I have a FOTD lined up using this.
Tory Burch perfume – This was just okay. The sales associate at Sephora suggested this after I asked for a sample of Lazy Sunday Morning and kindly gave me a sample of this as well.
Maison Martin Margiela REPLICA Beach Walk – Also another favorite. Also have the rollerball in this.
I had forgotten how much I like doing empties posts! It makes me feel like I’m actually using the things in my stash, because there’s visual proof. I didn’t realize it, but I hadn’t done an empties post at all during 2015. So, here’s to downsizing in 2016!
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
The stash of mini samples I had back home could barely fit in the little cup I had for it, so bringing a few to London to use up made perfect sense. As of right now, I’ve already used up four of the little vials. Go me!