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Out with the Old - November 2019 Empties


November was a huge empties month for me. With a little help from Morgan, I used up 18 products. A dozen and a half - that's a fair bit, even for me! Last month's products are made up of a good mix of skincare, hair care, and makeup, with a little miscellany thrown in as well. As always, products I've already repurchased, or plan to, will be marked with an asterisk (*). Reviews are linked where applicable. Click through to read more about the products I finished in November.

Pixi Rose Caviar Essence Review

Pixi Rose Caviar Essence Review
Pixi says their Rose Caviar Essence is full of "concentrated flower oils suspended in a weightless serum-essence melt onto skin. Delivers fresh botanicals to nourish and hydrate, restoring skin's brightness for immediate and long term radiance." This hydrating serum contains 45ml (1.52 fl oz) and retails for $38AUD/$24USD/£26. Pixi products are cruelty free. This product is made in Korea.

Clemence Organics Ultimate Biome Spritz Review

Clemence Organics Ultimate Biome Spritz Review
Clemence Organics, a naturopath lead skincare brand based in the nearby Blue Mountains, calls their Ultimate Biome Spritz a "multi-purpose spritz to nourish, tone, and protect the skin, creating the ultimate skin biome. Kakadu plum and green tea extract protect the skin against oxidative stress and environmental pollutants. Probiotics improve the microbiome of the skin, strengthening the skin's protective barrier. The skin's integrity is further supported by the stimulation of collagen synthesis and the addition of hyaluronic acid to retain moisture. Organic rose hydrosol soothes inflammation, gently tightening pores and balancing pH levels, helping maintain the skin's delicate acid mantel and ultimate biome.". This toning mist contains 50ml (1.69 fl oz) and retails for $39.95AUD on the brands website, and at a handful of spas and and boutiques. Clemence Organics products are cruelty free, vegan friendly, certified organic, and made in Australia.

Out with the Old - October 2019 Empties


I'm struggling lately. I don't think ever, in the many year history of my blog, have I posted two empties back to back with nothing in between. I have so many products that are half reviewed - extensive notes, maybe the post is half written and waiting on photos, or the photos were taken and I just haven't started writing. The desire to write stuff for the blog is there, but when I sit down to do I have very few words in mind. My empties feel like the only posts I can toss together because they require such little effort. I'm still toying with the idea of a re-brand, and I feel like that'll motivate me to work harder on the blog, but once again that's so much effort I just don't feel like I have the energy for. My goal in the upcoming month is to write one post a week, excluding my empties at the end of the month.

Anyway, enough about my *feelings* and on to the sixteen products I finished in October! My empties this month feature a surprising amount of makeup and makeup-adjacent items, which is an interesting change. As always, products I plan to repurchase (or already have) are marked with an asterisk (*). Click through to read more!