Product Empties: August 2017

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Product empties for August. Let’s review and see if I will use these again.

Green Light = Yes purchase again

Yellow Light = Maybe under certain circumstances

Red Light = Nope, not for me

 

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Bath Items

Bath & Bodyworks Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Tea Body Wash & Foam Bath: I am working through my collection of soaps, and I know I like the eucalyptus scent. I think in the future I will mindfully purchase soaps with this essential oil, but not the plastic packaging. Yellow Light.

SweetSpot Labs Vanilla Blossom Gentle Wash: This was a nice find at Target. I like that it comes from 97% natural ingredients, but then it makes me think how long the products last… I used so little each day that it took so long to go through it. Yellow Light.

Bath & Bodyworks Golden Sugar Scrub Warm Vanilla: I bought this on sale because I like sugar scrubs in the shower. But this was used up too fast to make it worth it. I also noticed that the oil residue felt more synthetic than the aromatherapy ones I have used in the past. Red Light.

Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack: I got a free sample of this from Nature Republic and the sample smelled so good and worked so well! Once I used up the regular size, I found that it didn’t smell as good, but still worked nicely. Yellow Light.

 

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Skincare Items

Dr. Brandt V-Zone Neck Cream: Probably too toxic to keep around. I bought this because I sleep on my side, which now creates beautiful crease lines on my chest. But I don’t use it often. Red Light.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion: I thought I would like this because of the Tony Moly Goat Milk Emulsion I had before. Unfortunately, it was too thick and ended up very sticky on my face. Red Light.

Cover FX Custom Infusion DRops Vitamin C + Lemongrass: I used this not to mix in my foundations but as a night moisturizer. However, after some research, I found that Vitamin C is very sensitive to light. So this bottle is not ideal for keeping Vitamin C. Red Light.

Heimish All Clean Balm: This is a sample size. I found that this does not keep very long. It is a solid-like balm to take off makeup. It works very well and I ended up purchasing two full-size jars. Yellow Light.

Sephora Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying: This was a nice clay mask at an affordable price! I don’t know all of the ingredients so I will have to check to see if it’s non-toxic. Yellow Light.

Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel: This is a great kind of product. I know there are other kinds of brands that have similar peeling gels and they work well for people who need exfoliation but hate physically sloughing off the skin. I prefer the latter, but do enjoy a gentle peel once in a while. Yellow Light.

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser: This one was interesting because it was black and had a warming sensation. I don’t think it helped my acne and I don’t think it was worth it at all. Yikes, I guess I just don’t like Boscia products. Red Light.

The Face Shop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam: A very nice gentle cleansing wash that takes off residual makeup. It doesn’t dry out my skin and is very affordable. Green Light.

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Makeup Items

MAC Prep + Prime Fix Plus: I caved in and purchased this because of popular Youtube stars. In some ways, it worked for me helping to set makeup or make eyeshadows more vibrant. I already have some backup setting mists so this won’t be on my list for very long. Yellow Light. 

Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara: I liked this mascara from a couple years back. But for some reason, the wand is too flexible and doesn’t coat my lashes very well. Red Light.

Benefit Rollerlash Mascara: Love this mascara! the wand is perfect and the formula works well for me. However, I am working on becoming more cautious of the ingredients going in and on my body. So I will check if this is non-toxic. Yellow Light.

Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint 05 Stripped Down: The color was perfect, but it separated on my lips after a while of wearing it. Red Light.

TonyMoly Peach Lip Balm: This smelled nice and is a thin consistency. This did not have a long shelf life so it turned stale on me kind of quick! Yellow Light.

TonyMoly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist Facial Spray: This was supposed to help keep my oily skin from getting crazy, but it didn’t work. It just smelled strongly of alcohol but came in a cute package. Red Light.

As you can see, I’m trying to use up my products wisely, but also moving on to making wiser choices about what I put on my face. Have you been more mindful of your beauty products? Let me know if the comments below.

  • Aurora D.
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Aimee says:

    So many empties! I’m thinking this means I don’t use enough of my products! 😂 Lovely way of doing it though, using a traffic light system!

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    1. Aurora D. says:

      Thank you! Keep in mind I have had some of these products for close to a year! I’m working through my collection so that I am mindful of my purchases and reducing waste. Mahalo.

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  2. alattestyle says:

    Love love love seeing Korean products ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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