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Out with the Old - July 2020 Empties

This month's empties is a mix of basics and masks I got as PR and didn't want, need, or enjoy. 

Forever favorites, like Batiste Dry Shampoo, Pixi's Endless Silky Eyeliner in Black Noir, and NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brule are obvious repurchases. Simple's Hydrating Light Moisturizer is a tried and true "just ok" product that got me through the peak quarantine "only going to the grocery store and buying whats there" period, but I won't be buying it again any time soon (fingers crossed). Lush's cult favorite Charity Pot Hand Cream was new to me last month, it came along with a Lush order, and I LOVED it! I can see why this is such a staple for so many people, and I hope to pick up a tub in the future. 

Now on to the four masks I no longer need to have. Pixi's T-Zone Peel Off Mask, Napoleon Perdis Diamond White Peel Off Mask, and E.L.F.'s Hydrating Bubble Mask are all products I received as PR, and did not enjoy. I don't believe in Peel Off Masks, they're basically just fancy glue that irritates the skin. I won't be convinved otherwise. I gave both of these a shot, and I prefered Pixi's option over Napoleon's, but neither had a place in my skincare lineup. Along the same lines as peel-offs, I tend to not enjoy bubble masks, though there have been exceptions. Unfortunately, the Hydrating Bubble Mask isn't one of them, I found it to be the opposite of hydrating, and far too fragranced for my liking. Morgan enjoyed it, which is the only reason I kept it around so long. And speaking of Morgan, our final product is another one of his - Sukin's Hydrating Facial Masque. Both of us found this mask to be extremely average, and it ended up long abandoned in the back of the skincare cabinet, where it expired. 

Anyway, that's this month's empties. Is everyone cool with this new format? Or should I go back to my old indepth individual format? 

Products I've Hit Pan On - April 2020 Update

My first Products I've Hit Pan On post of 2020 is finally going up...and only six weeks late! Considering the amount of effort I've been putting into the blog lately, I don't think that's so bad. I've made a lot of progress over the last four months, including a handful of new pans. Click through to read more.

Out with the Old - March 2020 Empties

 Hey, I'm back. Sorry it's been like three months. Without much fuss, let's get into my March empties. I didn't have a ton of empties last month - much less than usual, but due to current events I'm being extra conservative with my products. Aren't we all? Anyway, here's the eight products I finished in March. As always, products I plan on buying again, or already have, will be marked with an asterisk (*). Let's take a look.

Out with the Old - December 2019 Empties

My final empties post of the year is here! 2019 was an average year for me, personally, and a disappointing year for my blog. I won't go into my feelings about that, and instead we'll focus on the fact that I finished 174 products over the last twelve months! Among those products include 9 cans of Batiste Dry Shampoo and 5 bottles of The Ordinary's 10% Niacinamide/1% Zinc Serum - my two most used products. During the month of December I finished 19 products, which is a fair bit more than average. Click through to read more about all of the products I used up in 2019. As always, links will be included where applicable and products I intend to repurchase (or already have) will be marked with an asterisk (*)