Empties January 2018

I’m fairly certain that my first empties of 2018 are also the smallest bunch of empties I have had maybe since I started blogging about them. It was a slow month with 2 boxes taking up most of the room in the empties can.



Leaders 7 Wonders Mediterranean Olive Brightening Mask – this is my favorite brand of sheet masks because they work. My face looks and feels better after using these. I bought a box of 10 from http://www.masksheets.com for a good price because they were expiring soon. I had to finish them by the end of this month so I used several this month.

Sacred Rose Water Spray Body Mist & Aromatherapy – this smells just like fresh roses! It always makes me happy just to smell it. This was one of my 2017 Beauty Favorites and was part of both my Summer Skincare Routine and Fall 2017 Skincare Routine. I have not repurchased it yet but I plan to once I finish some of my other facial mists.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – this was a sample size that I tried in the morning to address my dry, flaky skin. It is a good moisturizer but didn’t hydrate like I was hoping. This might be a better summer moisturizer for me.

Tretinoin Cream Retino A 0.05% – I use this on my neck and chest 4 times a week. That area has not adjusted to tretinoin like my face has. I hope to get to daily use at some point.

Tretinoin Cream Retino A 0.025% – during the summer I had to use this strength on my neck and chest to avoid it leaving my dry and itchy.

Marcelle Hydra-C Eye Contour Gel-Cream  – this came in Birchbox November 2017 and I had just finished my a.m. eye cream so I used this. It is an ok eye cream. There was so little cream in this tube that it lasted about a month. Even a tube of eye cream this small should last way longer.

Konjac Sponge – I have mentioned my love for these over and over. I use them in the shower in the morning with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to help get rid of the dry flakes on my face.

Vasanti Brighten Up Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – this was a mild and effective exfoliator that I used in the mornings 2-3 times per week. I don’t know that I would repurchase because I don’t see a huge difference from 1 exfoliator to another.

Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser – this sample came with my Clarisonic. It is a really nice gentle cleanser that left my face clean and soft. Plus it smelled amazing. if I found this for a good price I would buy it.


Bath and Body

Avon Skin So Soft Gelled Body Oil – Pamper your skin with this intensely moisturizing gelled body oil. Formulated with precious argan oil, it locks in 24 hours of sensually soft moisturization, leaving skin silky smooth and luminous. Delicate floral fragrance. No greasy after feel. This is a HG product that is an empty every month. This is an amazing product.

Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Shower Cream  – Key notes: Intoxicating Vanilla, White Orchid, Sparkling Sugar, Fresh Jasmine, Creamy Sandalwood. This is the perfect scent for winter. Especially the holidays. It is one of my favorites.

Secret Invisible Solid pH Balanced Antiperspirant/Deodorant in Powder Fresh – I use Secret in the spring and fall. I was still finishing this up before switching to my winter deodorant.


Hair Care

L’Oreal Superior Preference Hair Color in 5 1/2 AM Medium Copper Brown –  Experience color so luminous, so lasting…with Superior Preference®. Superior Preference® is our true gold standard of color and shine that defies fade-out for up to 8 weeks and covers grays beautifully. Our color protective Care Suprême® Conditioner, is formulated with Golden Camelina Oil, anti-oxidant Vitamin E and a UV filter which helps keep first day color vibrancy and provides soft, luxuriously silky hair. From root to tip, color won’t fade-out, turn dull or brassy. L’Oreal is my favorite hair color and I use it every other month to do a full color.

Pantene Moisture Renewal Hydrating Shampoo – yet another sample that came in either a Walmart or Target Beauty box. I like Pantene shampoos.



L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer – when I first tried this I thought it was perfect for my brows. I have since found thicker brow pencils that I like better so I won’t be repurchasing.

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara – Ulta had Essence Buy One Get One 1/2 off and I had heard so many good things about their mascara. I was not a huge fan of this one. It was just too wet and took forever to dry out enough. I won’t repurchase but will try other Essence mascaras.

Swisspers Makeup Sponge – I buy 2 packs of these mini sponges at Walmart for less than $3. They work perfectly with concealer. I love them and repurchase over and over.

The All Natural Face Lip and Cheeks in Dusky Rose  – this too came in a subscription box. I used it on my cheeks and never tried it on my lips. It was a nice cream blush but it is totally dried out now.

Most of my empties for January were samples from subscription boxes. The rest are my always repurchase products. Have you used any of these?

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