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Summer empties: The Ordinary, Kiehl’s, IGK, Weleda, Sun Bum, and more

By on September 6, 2017
Products I used up over the summer

I’ve filled up another little bag with empty products that I used up over the past season. As is typical, most of the bag is full of skincare—I managed to go through 6 serums, actually, which is some sort of accomplishment. There’s also cleansers, moisturizers, a little bit of makeup, and some hair and body care. In general, I really liked a lot of the stuff I used up, too!

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Monthly empties: September 2015

By on October 7, 2015
Products used up during the month of September
Products used up during the month of September

Happy October, guys! I have a bundle of skincare and makeup products, plus a few other home bits, that I used up this past month. I have both hits and misses here, some American products, some Korean products, and some cruelty-free products. I’ll quickly talk through what I thought of each one!

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Monthly empties: August 2015

By on September 4, 2015
Products used up during the month of August
Products used up during the month of August

This month was an exercise in finishing up a lot of bottles that have been sitting in my bathroom for too long. I was able to empty out a whole handful of moisturizers, plus some other skincare and haircare. It feels good to be able to toss redundancies in my collection, since I’m always needing to be very space conscious! I’ll walk through each product I finished and let you know what I think.

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Monthly Empties: April 2015

By on May 1, 2015
Products used up during the month of April
Products used up during the month of April

Throughout April, I used up a lot of skincare products that had been lingering around in my collection for a while, and there are a few additional items that aren’t pictured above. Highlights this month include the Pixi Glow Tonic, Clarins Shaping Facial Lift serum, a Nature Republic Ampoule, and a couple of treatments from Andalou Naturals.

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Monthly empties: March 2014

By on March 31, 2014
Products used up during the month of March
Products used up during the month of March

For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout March I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, body and hair care products. Keeping track helps me keep focused on using stuff up rather than just hoarding half-used containers, and it gives me the opportunity to say a few words about stuff that might have otherwise passed by without a full review.

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Makeup

Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15

By on March 22, 2014
Wearing Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 108 Sand
Wearing Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 108 Sand ($39 for 1.0 oz.)

The Clarins Everlasting Foundation is one that I’ve been trying out for the past week. This is a liquid foundation that promises to even out and illuminate the complexion and last all day, and it offers SPF 15. The description is pretty much as simple as that, and I didn’t go into this knowing a whole lot about it besides having heard some vague but positive things about it on the internet.

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Monthly Empties: February 2014

By on February 28, 2014
Products used up during the month of Feburary
Products used up during the month of Feburary

For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout February I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, body and hand care products. Keeping track helps me keep focused on using stuff up rather than just hoarding half-used containers, and it gives me the opportunity to say a few words about stuff that might have otherwise passed by without a full review.

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New year, new series: monthly empties!

By on January 31, 2014
Empties for January, 2014
Empties for January, 2014

I always enjoy reading about the products other people use up, and I’ve decided to start recording my own finished products. By documenting them monthly, I’ll be able to keep the list from getting too long and it’ll give me a chance to talk about some of the products that might otherwise slip by without a review. Through the month of January I finished up a mix of skincare, bath and body products and want to offer some thoughts on how they worked for me before I dispose of their remains.

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Skincare

A rundown of facial moisturizers I’ve been trying lately

By on January 21, 2014
Some of the facial moisturizers I've been sampling
Some of the facial moisturizers I’ve been sampling

I try to test products in the most slow and methodical way that I can. However, my collection of moisturizers has built up a bit through purchases, subscription box samples, and gifts with purchase and I’ve more recently been trying out a wider variety of products. Although they all boast different claims, they’re mostly geared toward daytime wear and I thought I’d talk through what I’ve been noticing about them.

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Skincare

A few winter skincare picks

By on January 11, 2014
Products that help keep skin hydrated and glowing.
Products to help keep skin hydrated and glowing.

I don’t tend to make huge shifts in my skincare routine due to the season, as I have fairly balanced skin and live in Seattle where we don’t experience severe summers or winters. I’ve noticed my skin getting a little drier recently, though, and there are a few products that I’ve started using that are proving to be good ones for the season. I haven’t necessarily been using them long enough to write a full review yet, but I can say a few words!

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