One of my beauty goals for the year is to use up one product before I move on to another. I don’t know about you, but I have a bad habit of purchasing new items before I’ve used up others.
I also have a bad habit of watching YouTube videos with things like “New at the drugstore haul” and “January favorites” in the title. And I’m an only child in the sense of I see someone with a new beauty thing and I’m all, “Omg you have that? I’ve heard of it and it’s pretty and I want it too!”
Anyway, for 2015, I’ve been trying to use up my stash so I’ve been doing the 365 Days of Empties challenge on Instagram and I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorite items I’ve used up.
Yes To Grapefruit Dark Spot Serum
This is a holy grail item for me. I used an entire bottle of Clinique’s Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector and didn’t see the results I saw from using half of a bottle of this. It isn’t a miracle where things will fade overnight, but nothing is. I love the way this smells, how it feels, and most importantly, how it works.
I also have the Yes To Grapefruit CC cream but it isn’t the right color match for me. It’s really pink and I’m really yellow. Any suggestions anyone?
Udderly Smooth Hand Cream
My hands get so dry in the winter, of course. I get patchy red spots on the back of my right hand and swollen knuckles and cracks..my hands take a beating. I was at the dollar store a while ago and saw this on the shelf. I remember my mom using Udderly Smooth cream when I was younger, so I had to pick this up.
While I have other hand products that I love, I really enjoyed using this, too. It’s light like water, but powerful like a heavy cream. I am so in love with how moisturizing and soothing this cream is.
Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Serum
I got a bundle from QVC and this was part of it. I really got it for the Microdelivery Triple-acid Brightening Peel pads (another holy grail omg-Ineed-backups-of-this product) but I was pleasantly surprised with this. It’s hydrating, makes my skin feel so smooth, and plumps it up.
My skin may be a little young for this, but I want to start taking care of it with good products early. Spend on good skincare, save on color cosmetics is my philosophy…usually. Sometimes the high end eye shadows are on sale and then it’s just a free-for-all.
It’s a 10 Leave-in Conditioner
This smells great and it feels lovely when I apply it, but it wasn’t anything special. I don’t have a brand preference when it comes to leave-on conditioner, so as long as it protects my hair, it’s all good.
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment
This stuff is expensive but soooo worth it. I can physically sense when my skin needs this mask because of how purifying it is. It just sucks all the stuff out of it and leaves my skin so soft and so bright.
The dregs of this jar dried up and I may have shed a tear or two.
Benefit The Porefessional
I have to say that I did not like this sample at all because of how hard it is to get the powder out of a packet, but the product was good. It really absorbed oil nicely and I didn’t look as shiny by the end of the day.
That said, I was testing it and tried to use it on only one side of my face and left the other side with just my MAC Mineralized Skinfinish and honestly I didn’t notice a difference from side to side.
Have you tried any of these / have you created any empties? What do you think?
Since this is an Instagram challenge, I took these photos with my phone; excuse quality/lighting.