I always enjoy watching “empties” videos on YouTube – it’s fun to see what people actually use and use up! So here are some of my empties for the last couple months – plus one product that hit the trash can BEFORE it was empty. I didn’t include everything, but here are a few of the more interesting items (or so I think!).
I get most of my candles at Bath and Body Works, and always on sale. I’m way too cheap to ever pay full price, nor should you! They go on sale quite often, and I take advantage of those sales, often combining coupons and promo codes to get even more off 🙂 These three – Warm Caramel Cider, Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding, and Cranberry Woods were all SO nice. I’d definitely repurchase any or all of them.
On the left, Bath and Body Works Lavender & Vanilla “Sleep” lotion. I just love this stuff. I keep it on my bedside table and moisturize my hands at bedtime – plus, the aroma is supposed to be relaxing and help you sleep. Don’t know if I agree with that, but I do love the smell and have repurchased many times. In the middle, my favorite eye make up remover – Equate Oil Free. This stuff is a great dupe for the more expensive Neutrogena oil free liquid. I love it and will buy it over and over and over. On the right, the Neutrogena makeup remover wipes. I get these in bulk at Costco. I’ve heard that the Costco brand are just as good, but haven’t tried them yet.
More goodies…. Left – The Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom hand cream. Great stuff, super moisturizing, and I love the scent. Back – an empty pack of Dollar Tree cotton rounds. I have seen YouTube gurus carry on about buying this brand or that brand of cotton rounds (most ridiculously expensive), but I stick with the dollar store stuff. It works just fine! Right – Soap and Glory’s “The Righteous Butter” body moisturizer. Soap and Glory is more of a UK brand, I think. I got this from Sephora online and really like it. One thing to remember about Soap and Glory – many of their products have a distinctive smell. I think it’s nice, but if you don’t like it, you won’t like their stuff. It’s strong! The tub of body butter is totally empty, but I can still smell it if I open it, even now! Bottom – Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara. As a self-confessed mascara junkie, when all the hype came out about this mascara, I caved and bought some. It’s nice, but it’s a fairly wet formula, so you have to be careful with it, especially when it is new. To top that off, the brush is huge and there is definitely a learning curve when using it. I won’t be re-purchasing this. It’s nice, but nothing “earth shattering” in my humble opinion, and NOT cheap, either.
You may be wondering what the heck the stuff is in the above photo! Let me explain. Sometimes I answer surveys online for a little extra $$. Well, they don’t actually pay me money, but if you answer enough surveys, you can earn a ten or twenty dollar Amazon gift card (or other things as well). One of the surveys I was involved in was a shampoo/conditioner survey. The company sent me a bottle of each, and I had to report back to them twice – once after a couple weeks of use, and once after a month. I still to this day have NO IDEA what type of shampoo or conditioner this is! I used it all up, and really enjoyed it for the most part. The shampoo was particularly nice, but since I STILL DON’T KNOW what it is, I can’t buy any!! Crazy. Oh well. This is the 2nd time I reviewed shampoo/conditioner for the online survey people. It’s kind of fun. If you are at all interested, you can sign up yourself and give it a try. If you click on my link and sign up, I get a tiny reward ($1 per person, up to a max of a whopping $5 !!) – Opinion Outpost.
Now, for my MAJOR FAIL product:
This is Almay Oil Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. Oh. My. Gosh. This stuff is simply nasty! You can see that the bottle is still mostly full. That’s because when I used it, it burnt the heck out of my eyes! There is truly nothing gentle about this liquid whatsoever! I bought this some time ago (before my love affair with Equate liquid began) and thought I ought to use it up! Well, there is simply NO WAY I can use this. It’s gone head first into the dust bin!! Horrible item which seriously ought to be removed from the market.
Okay, that’s it for this episode of “a trip through my trash”!! Because I am a cat lover and can’t resist, I’m inserting a pic of my baby, Jinx the cat. He says, “Merry Christmas”!! 🙂