1 October 2013

September Empties / Products I've Used Up

I don't actually have a whole lot of empties to talk about this month.  October is off to a promising start though - I've already got a number of things on their final legs.  Here's what I finished up in September:



Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion
As I mentioned in my Sensitive Skin Saviors post, this was the cleanser I turned to when my skin started acting up over the summer.  It's incredibly gentle but still very effective at keeping your skin clean.
Repurchase? Yes, I already have.

Ella's Botanicals Lemon Zing Shower Gel (sample)
Citrus scents are some of my favorites and this was a nice shower gel that smelled lemony fresh.  It lathered nicely and didn't dry out my skin.
Repurchase? Maybe.

Zuzu Luxe Onyx Mascara   [Review]
Zuzu Luxe has been my go-to mascara for years.  It won't give you the most intense, bold lashes, but it never irritates my eyes and it doesn't smudge or flake.  I like to stock up on a couple tubes whenever White Rabbit Beauty has a sale.
Repurchase? Yes, I already have.

Badger Tangerine Breeze Lip Balm
I usually buy Badger's cocoa butter lip balms, but their regular line is nice too.  These are great if you prefer a thinner, slicker balm, versus something thicker and creamier.
Repurchase? Yes.

Sierra Bees Vanilla Lip Balm
Another good lip balm, although I found the vanilla scent got a little sickly towards the end of the tube.  The Sierra Bees lip balms are usually available as freebies with any iherb order.
Repurchase? Yes.

Une Beauty Skin Glow Pencil in GO2   [Review]
I initially purchased this to use in my waterline, and while it works great for that, I actually really like it as an overall concealer.  It does a surprisingly good job brightening up under eye circles and is also great for concealing any redness I get around the sides of my nose.
Repurchase? Definitely.  Thankfully, the lovely Hephzibah from Good for Me Good For You was kind enough to send me a couple backups when I was having a hard time finding somewhere that would still ship Une internationally.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask (sample)
If I was picking a winner for most disappointing product of the month, this would be it.  When I saw that Neiman's Idealist had compared Tata's mask to Ren's Glycolactic Radiance Mask (which I desperately want to try, but haven't let myself because of the phenoxyethanol in it), I knew I had to give it a go.  I'm glad I started with a sample, since sadly my skin was not a fan.  It felt okay on, but in 20 minutes I went from having a good, smooth skin day to random bumps all over my cheeks.  No bueno.
Repurchase? No.

Weleda Citrus Creamy Body Wash (sample)
The Citrus scent isn't my favorite from Weleda, but the actual body wash is lovely.  As the name suggests, it creamy and very hydrating.
Repurchase? Yes.  I've already bought a tube in my favorite, Sea Buckthorn scent.


And that's it for September!  What did you use up this month?  If you've done a post, feel free to link it in the comments.


9 comments:

  1. That's quite a lot :) I only had one real product this month, not happening for the first time ;)

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    1. At least you finished something! A lot of these were samples, so not quite as impressive as some months :)

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  2. You have me wondering if Tata Harper is just really over-hyped. I know it's really expensive.

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    1. I wouldn't necessarily say Tata is over-hyped - there are just too many people raving about her products for that! They seem like really well formulated products, but they tend to have a large number of ingredients, and oftentimes my skin responds better to more simple formulations. I was super disappointed the mask didn't work better for me!

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  3. Totally not a fan of Weleda's Citrus line either. Great empties :)

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    1. Thanks! I almost always go for citrusy scents, so I'm not sure what it is about theirs that just doesn't do it for me!

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  4. I also found that the Tata Harper moisturizer gave me little bumps it just took longer for my skin to react to it. Dang. I really love the scent. Great post! I can't wait to see what you have for October if you have so many things on their last legs. :)

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    1. Thanks! I know Tata Harper's products work well for plenty of other people, so it's a shame! Too bad the moisturizer didn't work out for you either :(

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  5. I love Weleda products too. They work so well on my skin:) xoxo

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