Monday, February 5, 2018

January Empties

I can't believe we're already one full month into the year!  January was a fun one with lots of time with friends, tons of lounging around the apartment to avoid the cold and I seemed to have used up quite a few products as well.

Check out my empties bin- getting pretty close to overflowing! I'm not sure if it was because I was focusing on finishing things up before opening something new or if I just got lucky with a lot of things being close to done. I finished up a ton of products this month either way and I'm here to share my thoughts with you!

First category up is laundry, not super exciting but I have found some products that I absolutely love. Tide Pods are one of my ultimate favorites even though lately they've been get a bad rep. People, don't be stupid and eat Tide Pods- they are too expensive to eat and you will die. They do, however, clean your clothes realllllly well! I also like that I can cart them up and down the stairs easily at my apartment. The Total Home Laundry Detergent was a freebie awhile back and it worked just fine. It's not something I would repurchase unless it's free again just because I have other products I like better. One of my favorite products of all time is Purex Crystals which make laundry smell amazing! I will keep repurchasing these on sale and loving them in the future.

I absolutely love candles! If I'm home I'm without a doubt burning a candle. I finished up quite a few candles this month. Leaves by BBW is my absolute favorite candle if you couldn't tell. I used up two full size candles and one mini. BBW Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is one I finished this month and I liked it but won't be repurchasing it in the future. I finished a mini Yankee Candle Winter Garden which was a nice scent but not my favorite. Mini candles are not my favorite because they don't give off scent very well. I also finished an unscented beach glass candle which was pretty boring but I no longer wanted it in my collection so I knew I had to use it up.

Next up: hair products! Tresemme Heat Protectant was pretty good. It certainly did the job and the smell was nice but I have other products I want to try next so I will not be repurchasing. I liked the Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock but it wasn't my favorite conditioner. I always use up conditioner before shampoo! The purple shampoo from Beauty Protector was nice and I would really like to incorporate a purple shampoo into my haircare routine but I have another I would like to try next. Dove 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner wasn't my favorite but I'm not a huge fan of 2 in 1 products. I will definitely not be purchasing a full size of this. The Disney Conditioner is a leftover from our trip to Disney. For a hotel product it works really well and I love the scent. With all the dry air my hair has been holding onto extra static so I was loving this Nexxus Hairspray while it lasted. The smell is amazing and I think it works great.

Five Chapsticks were used up. I've used Cake Batter, Sugar Cookie, and Candy Cane.  I am a huge fan of the cake batter as you may know but the others are great too!

Two face products in this category and a shampoo that I missed during the haircare photo. I mainly bought the Neutrogena Moisturizer due to the packaging. I know, I know that's terrible but look how gorgeous the blue is! I did like this moisturizer but I'm still looking for my holy grail product...any suggestions? I finished the last of my Pathology Mask which was alright. I am not a huge fan of sheet masks but this one was very moisturizing. I hated the Cowash Shampoo sample it did nothing for my hair so I certainly won't purchase it in the future.

For home products I finished a Dawn Caribbean Breeze Dish Soap which I loved the scent of. It smelled amazing and worked great. I wish I was done washing dishes by hand but hopefully that day will come soon! Method Shower Spray is one of my staples. I spray down my shower after every use which helps keep it from getting full of soap scum and whatever else can build up over time. BBW Merry Cookie Hand Soap was a super nice scent and although there are many other scents I would like to try out in the future before repurchasing this one.

I am on a mission to use up all my BBW Vanilla Bean Noel  products so you will see a shower gel and body cream in this months empties. I find this scent to be a little fake and I tend to receive it as a gift. I have some more lotions in this scent but soon it will be used up! I am SO proud that I finished up a Victoria's Secret Body Splash in Pretty In Pink which was not my favorite scent so I was determined to remove it from my collection. Gold Bond is a popular lotion brand but I think it feels like glue on my hands which isn't exactly what i wanted my hands to feel like when applying it. I won't be purchasing it in the future. BBW Pure Paradise Mini Lotion was one of my favorites and I received so many compliments on it. I used it at work regularly and will purchase this again in the future. BBW Fall Aspen Day Antibac was an okay product, I kept this in my purse for a long time and would repurchase antibacs but probably in different scents in the future.

So that's it for my empties! What products have you used up lately?

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