Friday, 5 February 2016

January 2016 Empties

Well hello there! It's that time again when I go through my trash. That's right, it's time for January Empties! I felt like this past month I didn't go through a ton of products, but now looking at my lot I guess I still did okay. Over the past two years or so I've really been vigilant about trying to use up my products before moving on to the next new thing. This has allowed me to really clear out my stash - mostly bath, body, and skin care items, but I also go through makeup items from time to time. So, by now I'm really out of products that are half used up, etc., so I'm not going to be able to go through quite as many products each and every month. With all of that said, let's get into my January 2016 Empties!

January 2016 Empties

Lush Eau Roma Water (reviewed here) - I really love toners in spray bottle packaging, cause they're just so easy to use! This formula from Lush is really nice and hydrating, making it a great option for the Winter months.

Crabtree & Evelyn English Honey and Peach Blossom Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy (reviewed here) - This scent was absolutely amazing - so sweet and yummy! However, my tube actually broke at one of the side seems just before Christmas, so I had to force myself to use this baby up before it all dried out! Nevertheless, this is a great formula so I didn't mind having to use it up quickly!
Lush Roots Hair Treatment (reviewed here) - This is one of my all time favourite products from Lush! If you have dry or damaged hair, then I'd definitely recommend trying out this super hydrating pre-shampoo mask!

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil - I picked this up a few years ago at a pharmacy, with the intention to use it on my new nose piercing, which had gotten the dreaded bump. Tea Tree Oil has great bacterial properties, and it cleared up the bump from my piercing within days! I also love tea tree oil for a natural blemish treatment, but it can be a bit drying.

Lush Yog Nog Soap (reviewed here) - This soap was from Lush's Christmas Collection this past holiday season, and I absolutely loved it! I really enjoy Lush's soaps in general, but this scent was next level!

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Poppy Seed Body Scrub (reviewed here) - This was a quite favourite of mine! This poppy seed scrub is quite oily, making it super hydrating, and it also isn't too abrasive.

January 2016 Empties

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion - This was a really nice, gentle facial moisturizer, but I did find myself getting a bit bored of it after a while. Dylan helped me finish off this bottle, which actually holds a whopping 125 ml!

Kiehl's Limited Edition Creme de Corps Grapefruit Whipped Body Butter (reviewed here) - I absolutely love the original Soy Milk & Honey scent of this body butter, and at first I did enjoy this Grapefruit scent too. However, after a while I found myself finding this citrus scent a bit too artificial. However, the actual formula is very hydrating and decadent! 

Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir - This was a fairly thin cream that I applied mostly to the ends of my wet hair. My ends are typically quite dry, and now even more so since I've gotten highlights. I was quite impressed with this product, as I really did find that it added a boost of hydration to my locks!

Dove Oxygen Moisture Souffle Treatment (reviewed here) - I really love trying out new hair masks, and I have to say that I was quite impressed with this formula, especially for a drugstore product! However, Dove isn't cruelty free, so I'll need to find a new drugstore hair mask alternative!

January 2016 Empties

L'Occitane's Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub (reviewed here) - This is an amazing facial scrub, I absolutely loved it! Plus this tub lasted me quite a while, I even brought it along on a few vacations and used it as a full body scrub!

Epic Blend Hemp Mint Vegan Lip Balm (reviewed here) - I absolutely love these lip balms from Epic Blend, highly recommend checking them out!

The Body Shop Mango Lip Butter - This was the first product that I used up from my Products I   Want to Use Up in 2016 challenge! I've been using The Body Shop's Lip Butters for years, and while I like the Mango line, I did find that this formula was a bit too thick and greasy. I think I'll go back to my favourite Coconut Lip Butter next time!

Lush Superbalm (reviewed here) - I actually found this in my beauty collection, and noticed that it had sadly expired quite a while ago. However, this was a great product to help soothe a dry and itchy scalp that sometimes occurs during the cold Winter months.

January 2016 Empties

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine in S0 - Another product that I wanted to use up this year! This was a great "goes with anything" gloss, so it wasn't too hard to finish up. I love this Lab Shine formula, it's not sticky but still lasts quite a while!

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Desirable (reviewed here) - I finally used this baby up! I absolutely loved this natural pinky nude colour, and I used it constantly for over a year! 

Adidas for Women Cotton Tech+ Fitness Fresh Deodorant - This is an amazing drugstore aluminum free deodorant! This scent is super fresh, and it really did get the job done without any yucky aluminum.

Live Clean Holly Berry Liquid Hand Soap (reviewed here) -  This was a limited edition holiday scent, and I'm hoping it comes back next Christmas! I really enjoy these hand soaps, and I love that they're eco-friendly and cruelty free.

January 2016 Empties

Okay, I guess I actually did use up a fair amount of products! For February I'm really trying to use up a few more lip products as I have a lipstick, gloss, and a few balms that are nearly finished already! What products have you been using up lately?

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  1. Another awesome month of empties!! I love that L'Occitane scrub :)


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