Yay, another month of empties! I feel myself getting lighter!
I mentioned before that this was a very productive month in terms of using things up and giving them away. Here’s visual proof!
Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme – This was really thick and a bit greasy. I put on socks after applying and let it absorb. I usually did this before going to bed. It took me a long time to finish this up, and my mom helped too. I’m not sure yet if I’ll repurchase; I’ve been using Shea Terra Organics shea butter for my feet now because it’s too greasy for my hands.
Boots Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask – I’m really bad at remembering to do masks. Therefore, this dried up before I got to finish it. I used up about half. It’s okay, but I like The Body Shop Seaweed Clay Mask better. Right now I have a travel sized Origins clay mask that I have yet to break into, so onwards with the downsizing before buying new things!
Plus White Tartar Control Pre-Whitening Rinse – Well, this is supposed to be used in conjunction with the Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel, but you know how you always run out of shampoo before conditioner or vice versa? Yeah, that happened. I actually haven’t used the gel since I finished the “pre-whitening rinse” but I’m pretty sure you don’t really need to use this first. But what the hell do I know?
Sephora by OPI in Dear Diary – I mentioned in my nail polish inventory post that I hate this polish and now I get to throw it away. Be gone!
NYX Long Lip Pencil in Prune – I don’t like it. It’s really waxy and it’s hard to apply. It was only 99 cents, so I don’t feel like I’ve wasted money on it. I’m sure there are better options out there.
Tarte emphasEYES Inner Rim Eye Pencil – This was really dry and hard and I was too scared to try it on my inner rim out of fear that it would hurt like a bitch. It came in the Sephora 500-point perk Tarte set, so at least I didn’t buy it and find out later that it sucks.
Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream (Dior jar) – This came in a squeeze tube, and when I couldn’t squeeze anymore of it out, I cut it open and put the rest in this sample jar. It was okay.
Kat Von D cream eyeshadows in Brass Knuckles and Slayer – These were the cream shadows that came in the Gypsy and Metal Orchestra palette, respectively. They dried out really fast, so I depotted and revived them, but I still didn’t use them. They’ve dried out again and I don’t care to revive them again because I know I won’t use it.
Sonia Kashuk blotting papers – Not much to say about these. I don’t know if I’ve ever tried BAD blotting papers, so.
Not pictured full sized products that I gave away:
Sephora by OPI in Blue Grotto – I gave this to Elizabeth because while the color is nice, I doubt I’ll ever reach for it again.
Sonia Kashuk Twist and Shout Kabuki brush – Also gave this to Elizabeth because I have too many brushes and she mentioned she needed a powder brush.
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in Navy? – Gave this to my mom.
Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF 15 – What a name. I got 3 samples of foundation from Sephora, and this is the first one I used up. I really like it, and I’ll probably buy it once I run through my Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation sample. I wrote a post on it here.
Origins Drink Up Intensive overnight mask – This is the second travel sized bottle I’ve finished up. I really like it, but I have made the decision to only buy from cruelty-free companies, and unfortunately Origins isn’t one of them anymore.
Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 moisturizer – Same thoughts as above.
Benefit Fake Up Concealer in Medium – Okay, so Benefit isn’t cruelty-free certified either, but this came in the mail as part of a Macy’s promotion and I just wanted to try it. It’s pretty good, actually.
Narcisco Rodriguez For Her perfume sample – It was okay. I got a compliment once while wearing it, but I don’t think I’ll buy it.
Guess Seductive I’m Yours – Another one that’s just okay. I like perfume samples because I get to switch up my scent all the time without making a commitment. Ha.
L’Oreal Mythic Oil – This is a hair oil. Albert picked this up in a Tube station or something? I don’t remember. He gave it to me and it sat in my bathroom for months before I decided to use it up and get rid of it. It’s really slick on the hands, unlike dry oil or argan oil. It was okay, but I like using pure argan oil by Shea Terra Organics in my hair instead.
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Lust – I didn’t actually use this up. One day, I clumsily knocked over all of my travel sized liners, and the tip broke off. I sharpened it, and the tip broke off again. Then, I couldn’t sharpen it anymore because it got too small. Woe is me!
Make Up For Ever HD primer – I liked this primer better than Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer and the Urban Decay one I’m currently using. It’s not as thick and silicone-y feeling. It came in gift set.
Victoria’s Secret Love Spell hand sanitizer – I’ve been trying to use this up since FOREVER.
Not pictured travel/mini sizes:
Origins VitaZing SPF 15 tinted moisturizer – Gave this to my sister because I had an extra one.
Kat Von D mini lipstick in Cathedral – Gave it to my mom because she likes nude colors.
Full size: 13
Travel size: 7
Full size: 28
Travel size: 15
Slooowly gettin’ there!