August 2017 Empties

Hello, hello! Happy September!

August 2017 Empties

Today I have my empties for the month of August. Once again I did not finish up as many things as I had hoped – sometimes a cleanser will last way longer than anticipated! Being away for two weeks in August also meant that I was using far less from my stash.

Skincare:

August 2017 Empties

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Remakable Retinal Serum* (originally reviewed here). This is a great retinol serum, it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I’m currently using the Advanced Retinoid 2% from The Ordinary which also agrees with my sensitive skin so I won’t be re-purchasing this one right now, but it will be added to my wish list.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel (Ipsy unbagging here). This is such a small sample, so I can really only give a first impression of this cleanser – it was ok. Not amazing, not terrible. I wouldn’t purchase the full size because it didn’t wow me.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B6 (originally reviewed here). This is a great and super affordable hyaluronic acid serum. I’m currently testing out the Moisturizing Factors + Hyaluronic Acid from The Ordinary now that the weather is starting to cool down, so I haven’t repurchased this one yet.

Makeup Clearout:

August 2017 Empties

Technically none of the mascaras are empties, but I try to replace my mascaras every three months, sometimes longer if I don’t use it that often.

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara# (originally reviewed here). I won this in a giveaway from Rachael (Helpless Whilst Drying). Despite my preference for waterproof mascara, this one worked pretty well for me, it just did not want to hold a curl for more than four hours for my stubborn, stick straight lashes.

Annabelle Big Show Waterproof Mascara (originally reviewed here). I think that this is my second (or third) tube of this mascara. This tube wasn’t as good as the one that I had originally reviewed. It did not seem to be as volumizing as the first one. I still think that my fave mascara is from Essence (I ❤ Extreme Volume Waterproof) which I just replaced.

Bellapierre VolumeLash Waterproof Mascara (Ipsy unboxing here). This mascara is not the one for me. It is waterproof and a deep, dark, black shade, but I found that it tended to flake a little and irritate my eyes when I used it again recently. It made my lashes look super long, but did not add volume. I won’t be replacing this one.

Milani Color StatementLipstick in 40 Cabaret Blend (originally reviewed here). This one has started to go off. Because it has a fairly strong fruit punch scent, it doesn’t smell fully rancid, just slightly off. I rarely use this one, and have some similar shades in my collection so I won’t be replacing this one.

What did you finish up this month? I have a few cleansers, scrubs  and facial masks that are just taking FOREVER to finish. Hopefully they will be finished by the end of September.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Products marked with * are PR Samples, products marked with # are giveaway wins, and all the rest were purchased by me. All opinions are my own based my my experience of using the product.

18 thoughts on “August 2017 Empties

  1. I need to declutter my ENTIRE vanity. I do have some mascaras I no longer use but have yet to throw out. I liked the Tarte cleansing gel, but it didn’t wow me either. It did however feel nice on the skin and my skin felt cleansed. It was one of my favorites to use to be honest LOL

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  2. I haven’t looked at my empties bin but I don’t think I finished very much in August either. It’s a cycle, I tell ya!
    I’m thinking of stopping into Deciem this week – I’m almost out of my Vitamin C serum and I need a night serum too.
    And so many mascaras!

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