February & March Empties

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 9:49 PM
My February empties were so minimal I saved them for March, which works out because the March ones were pretty minimal too!


February:

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes 30 Towelettes - I got a deal on a bunch of these at a drugstore awhile back. I was nervous about buying Burt's Bees because they are not the most natural of brands but I have had good luck with them, which is good because I have three more packs of them at the moment. They remove makeup with minimal irritation.

Chagrin Valley Soap Lemon Lavender Soap 7 oz. - I usually buy soap in bulk, but occasionally I need a bar from Chagrin Valley. They are master soap makers! This one was quite nice, with olive ol, coconut, sunflower, cocoa butter, mango buster, and other awesome ingredients. Very moisturizing and a pleasant scent.

Pangea Organics Facial Toner Argentinean Tangerine & Thyme 2 oz. - This trial size was really intended for oily blemish-prone skin and was much too harsh for my skin, so I would not get this again.

The All Natural Face Magic Vegan Eye Shadow Primer .43 oz. - I didn't really use this up, but after a year of use I decided it was time to replace it. Currently my holy grail eye shadow primer! Already repurchased.

The All Natural Face Moisturizing Flavored Vegan Lip Gloss Peppermint .43 oz. - I used this until I got a cold, at which point I decided it was probably contaminated. The gloss was a nice consistency but I don't really like peppermint flavored things and the wand style applicator makes it too germ for me to purchase it in the future, although I do have other glosses in this style from The All Natural Face monthly boxes.

Real Purity Eyeshadow Sample Aqua - This is a vibrant teal aqua color although the color shows up best over primer. I used up this sample and already have this color in the Aqua/Peacock duo from Real Purity.

Not Pictured:

Hills Natural Soap Castille Loaf 3 lbs. - This is my go-to castille soap! This was my second loaf from them. It's not pictured because I used it all up. It's creamy and dreamy. I took a couple bars of this to Italy and it works for everything. I can even use it as a face wash for short periods of time. I haven't repurchased yet but definitely will.

Chagrin Valley Soap Ayurvedic Herb Natural Shampoo Bar 1.7 oz. - This is the shampoo bar I order the most from Chagrin Valley. I always order the small sizes and they last me ages. Of the Chagrin Valley bars this is the one that seems to be the most calming for my crazy irritated scalp.

March:



Method French Lavender Hand Wash 12 oz. - I always plan on not buying these anymore due to the SLS... and then somehow they end up in my bathroom. I love Method scents but I probably won't buy the Lavender again because David really dislikes the scent of lavender.

R. L. Linden & Co. Thousand Petal Beautifying Mist .5 oz. - This is a seriously decadent toner. I would use this all the time if I could but it is pretty expensive. There's still a good chance I will get this in the future. It is the most amazing floral scent and I really do believe that the scent is calming.

Silk Naturals Apricot Cleansing Oil 4 oz. - I think this was too old to really decide how I feel about it.  I've already purchased another cleansing oil so I probably won't get this again.

Squiggle Tooth Builder Sensitive Toothpaste 4 oz. - I like this toothpaste and will probably repurchase. It's a bit expensive for a toothpaste but if it can replace my Sensodyne I will keep getting it!

Lucy Minerals Sea Glass Eye shadow sample - I absolutely adore this light shimmery slate blue color. It's striking on the eyes especially paired with dark berry lips! Unfortunately I haven't seen it for sale on the Lucy Minerals website so I'm not sure if it is still available for purchase.

Ecotools Bronzer Brush - How do you use up a bronzer brush? I've been using this one for several years and at some point I think the handle must have gotten too wet and... I'm worried the integrity of the brush has been compromised. Will replace in the future!

    Lucy Minerals Sea Glass (top), Real Purity Aqua (bottom)

Not Pictured: Gabriel Color Mascara Black Full Size

Used up anything interesting lately? Tried any of these brands? Have any recommendations? Comment!