Empties #9

Onto another round of empties! See more information on the #100daysofempties challenge on one of my previous posts: Empties #7.

beauty empties

Bath & Body Works Fresh Lemon HandiBac Anti-Bacterial Hand Foam
I had this on my desk at work, I used it daily. Foam (instead of gel) takes a little time to get used to. It was effective and I really enjoyed this scent. I would repurchase it.

Bath & Body Works Fresh Lemon HandiBac Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel
This was in my purse and I coincidentally finished the gel and foam on the same day! It was effective and I really enjoyed this scent. I would repurchase it.

Chloe Sample Spray Vial 
Stella is still my all-time favorite scent. But this scent is nice when I want a change. It's a very clean scent with a hint of floral. I received a roller ball for Christmas so I finally made myself finish this sample vial.

Gilchrist & Soammes Spa Therapy Stimulating Sea Wrack Body Wash 
(Birchbox sample) I really liked this scent - very clean and spa-like. It lathered okay. It seems a little pricey, so I probably won't purchase the full size.

Gillette Venus Swirl Razor Cartridge
I kept seeing commercials and advertisements for this new razor. I had a coupon and gift card, so I finally decided to try it out. I like the handle part of the razor; the small ball makes it slightly swivel to the right and left, allowing a super close shave. The cartridge itself was just okay. I really prefer cartridges with the built-in moisturizing shave bar. I'm hoping my favorite cartridge with fit into this handle!

Joico K-Pak Conditioner (1 Liter)
This is my holy grail conditioner. I've been through a few of these salon-size 1-liter bottles. They're just more cost-effective for me. Not to mention, it's a huge accomplishment to use a liter in its entirety! I'm sure I'll repurchase another once I get through all of my conditioner samples.

Liz Earle Muslin Cloth 
I received this in my Birchbox nearly a year ago. While I found the Liz Earle cleanser just okay, I really liked this muslin cloth it was paired with. I've kept it in my shower and used it consistently. This one is incredibly stained and I finally decided to replace it with a new one.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Ivory
(foil packet sample) I received this in my Walmart spring beauty box. I typically don't wear foundation, but this one was actually on my 'to try' list. I used it immediately and was unimpressed. The coverage and matte feature were nice, but it made all of my other makeup seem super matte as well - even my (supposed to be) shiny highlighter. Not a fan.

N.4 Volumizing Shampoo 
(Birchbox sample) This shampoo smelled and lathered nice but it didn't scream 'wow' for me to purchase the full size.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (25 ct)
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion
(foil packet sample) I've accumulated a few of these sample packets, so I decided to give it try. The scent was okay - it reminded me of a cold cream. I applied it in the shower and then rinsed it off (as directed.) It felt like I applied a very light, non-greasy lotion. When I towel-dried, I felt like I wiped all of the product away and I needed to apply my regular, normal lotion. I guess this is a good concept if you time to air-dry. Needless to say, I won't be purchasing the full size.

Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Moisturizer
This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Swiss Cotton Rounds (100ct)
(not pictured) This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Zoya Remove+ Big Flipper 
(not pictured) This is both a staple and a holy grail product for me; I won't continue to rave.

Clinique Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturizer 
(sample) I've had this for nearly a year. I use it every now and then. Lately, I feel like it was just clogging my pores. I'm about halfway through the sample jar and will probably just give it someone else.

Essentiel Elements Shower Gel
(Birchbox sample) I typically like light, fresh scents in the shower. The scent of this gel was just way too overwhelming for me. It reminded me of Scope mouthwash but stronger. My sensitive skin just couldn't handle it. I used it a few times and I'll be passing it to my younger sister.

Physician's Formula Perfecting Concealer Duo
I bought this when it was on super sale at CVS a while ago. While I liked the colors and concept, the formulation just wasn't working with my skin type. It was caking on me badly. I'll probably toss this or pass it to someone else.


Bath & Body Works Champagne Toast (3-wick candle)
This was a holiday scent but didn't scream 'holiday time' to me. It was fresh, clean, and girly all at the same time. I hope it comes back around next year.

Glade Cashmere Woods (6 tarts)
I mentioned these candles in my last empties post. This month, I finished up the matching tarts. I enjoyed this scent - very clean and woodsy.

Greenleaf Candle Cubes Votive in Silver Spruce
I received this candle in my Birchbox a few months ago. I liked this scent but it really reminded me of Christmas... (I burned it in March. oops.)

#100daysofempties totals: I've completed 66 products in 91 days.
#oneemptyonedollar totals: $17.49 remains in my beauty budget.

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