This is it! The final empties post for 2018! This Ultimate Empties Challenge really pushed me to use up a lot of old products & half used products and I can definitely see a difference in my collection! I have rediscovered some old products, fallen in love with some new products and I have had to throw some products away. Anyway let’s get into this month’s empties!
Cleansers & Toners
Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz– I love this! I received this as part of my B Skincare brand review, you can check that out here. I will have a full review on this later. Caudalie Micellar Cleansing water– I love micellar water so I was very happy to get this in my advent calendar. This smells very fresh and botanical and is very effective at removing makeup even mascara. It doesn’t strip my skin or leave it feeling tacky. It feels very gentle on the skin. I really like this and I would buy the full size of it. Glossier Solution– I have a full review of this here. I do like this toner but I would honestly like to know the conc of acids in it and a bigger size would be nice.
Serums & Creams
Clinique Dramatically different moisturising lotion– there is a reason this is a best seller! This is possibly the best moisturiser I have ever used PLUS it lasts a very long time! The Ordinary Amino Acid serum– this is a serum that provides hydration and it is amazing! I have a full review here. Embroyolisse Lait Cree Concentre– this cream is very hyped and I understand why. Its lightweight and adds moisture without feeling heavy or oily. DHC Beauty Lift Eye roll on– the very first eye cream I have finished! I actually liked this very much because it was so easy to use with the roll on balls. The metal balls feel cooling on the skin and they don’t tug on it. Lancome Advanced Genifique– a nice serum and easy to use, I love the texture of this serum. Superdrug Vitamin E serum– one of the amazing products in the Vitamin E range from Superdrug, check out my full review here
Skin Laundry Hydrating Radiance Facial Treatment Mask– I got this for free after my facial at Skin Landry. It’s such a beautiful mask. I will have a full post on my experience and a review on this mask. Skin Academy Snake Venom Gel Eye Patches x2– I got these from the Vuelio Blog awards in my goody bag. They are so difficult to open! They do feel cooling on but they do not stay in place! The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% peeling solution– this is a mild chemical peel at home with zero downtime. I love this and it’s something I will repurchase, I will have a review on this soon. B. Hydrated Leave on Mask– I thought this mask didn’t do much to my skin. I have a full review as part of my B skincare brand review.
Crème of Nature Moisture & Shine Shampoo– I actually liked this shampoo both on my natural hair and wigs, I have a full review here. Shea Moisture JBCO Edge Treatment– this honestly did nothing for my edges in terms of grown or even as a styling product. In the end, I used it as a prepoo treatment. I have a brand review on Shea Moisture here. Palmers Coconut Oil Hair Milk– this was nice to use as a leave in but too much of it left white flakes in my hair. check out my full thoughts on this and other Palmer’s products in my brand review here.
Specsavers contact solution for my contacts. Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer– this is such a good drugstore primer and its something I will definitely repurchase! Check out my full review here. Primark Cotton Pads.
Total this month- 20
Grand total- 341!
That’s all folks! I am so happy I met my target, I exceeded it by 91 empties more. The lowest number of empties I have had in a month is 20 and the highest was 43! over the year, I have finished approx 26 serums, 34 toners, 80 face masks, 21 face creams, 37 haircare etc
I will be carrying over my empties series for next year as over the Christmas period, I accumulated more products from advent calendars and gifts! I actually didn’t buy any beauty items during the sales (apart for those for my new skincare challenge ft one brand, more details tomorrow!)
Check out my review index for all the reviews of products I have used
See you in 2019!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!