Now, how about some empties?
Desert Essence Jojoba Oil
Jojoba is a very handy oil to have on hand. I use it on both my face and body, to remove makeup, and in face masks and other DIYs. I don't think I used this particular bottle up quickly enough though, as the very bottom started to smell a little funky. It didn't seem off or rancid, but it developed a noticeable scent, where the first 7/8 of the bottle was basically unscented.
Repurchase? Yes, but not right away.
Skin Essence Organics Nourish Moisturizer [Review]
Nourish was my first face oil love, and I'm still a fan. It's hydrating but not heavy, and includes my beloved hazelnut oil, along with a bunch of other great oils like rosehip and jojoba. I really liked this smaller 10 ml bottle too, as the larger 30 ml size has gone off on me before I could use the entire thing up.
Repurchase? Yes, after I've used up a few other face oils.
Acure Argan + Argan Stem Cell Conditioner [Review]
I don't even know how many tubes of this conditioner I've gone through, but it's still one of my favorites. I like the almond scent, plus it moisturizes my curls really well without leaving them feeling heavy, coated, or weighed down.
Repurchase? Yes, I already have.
Hush & Dotti Original Cleansing Balm (sample) [Review]
As cleansing balms go, I quite enjoyed this one. It removed makeup easily and wasn't waxy, so it wiped away very cleanly. I also liked the spicy eucalyptus/clove scent and even used it as a moisturizing balm on extra dry patches a couple times. I generally prefer oils or cream cleansers over balm cleansers though.
Repurchase? Probably not.
Green Beaver Boreal Body Lotion (sample)
I really like these samples for toting around in my bag. The tiny tube is about the size of a lip gloss, so they fit in even the smallest of purses. The lotion itself is nice too - hydrating, very lightly scented, and great as a hand cream - although I've yet to be inspired to pick up the full size tube.
Epic Blend More Moisture Unflavored Lip Balm* [Review]
I discovered Epic Blend's lip balms this past year, and they quickly became some of my favorites. All their formulas are great, but if I had to pick, the More Moisture line is probably my favorite. And I especially like the Unflavored one - it smells slightly sweet but very neutral, and it has none of that yucky oil taste that some unflavored lip balms have.
Repurchase? Yes, I definitely will.
Nürish Organics Best Scrub Ever* [Review]
Loved this! The scrub has a soft cream base, but it exfoliates very thoroughly with microdermabrasion crystals. It's a pretty intense exfoliation, so I wouldn't recommend using it over active breakouts or more than once or twice a week.
Repurchase? Yes, but not immediately.
And that's a wrap! Not too many empties in December, but that's just how some months go.
I'm also doing Tamara of Rainbow Feet's Green Survivor Challenge this month, so if you enjoy seeing empties, you should follow me on Instagram. The idea of the challenge is similar to a no-buy, only rather than a set amount of time, we aren't allowing ourselves to buy any beauty products until we use up 2 makeup, 3 skincare, and 5 body items. I've got a couple things nearing the bottom already, so I'm pretty confident I can manage it!
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