July 2014 Empties and Throwaways

By Tuesday, August 19, 2014 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

More than half way through August and I still haven't finished my July Empties post. So without further adieu here we go...
We're going to start off with some of the hubbies empties, this is new, but I thought it would be good.

Irish Spring Intensify Body Wash: I got this for him almost 2 years ago.Little did I realize it tingled and felt cold when he used it. Well he hates it and I honestly am impressed he used this much of it up. Would I buy it again? No, he didn't finish it and declared he hates it. I will buy the regular Irish Spring for him again if I see it on sale.
L'Oréal Men Arginine Resist X3 2 in 1 Shampoo
This shampoo took him a year to use up, no lie, a year. I don't know why it took so long, it was the only shampoo in the shower for him, but it took forever. It claims to help with hair breakage and strength of the hair. Since the man works as a cook he wears a hat pretty much 90% of the time and it just seemed like a good thing for him to use. He liked the 2 in 1 factor and it always left his hair really nice. I cannot say if it helped with the breakage and damage, but I do think his hair looks much nicer over the last year. Would I buy it again? Yes, right now he is trying out the L'oreal EverStrong Anti-Breakage System (shampoo, conditioner and spray).
Old Spice Pure Sport Body Wash This is his go to body wash. If we can we buy a three pack at Costco as well as the deodorant. There really isn't much to say about it, it works well and doesn't dry his skin out or cause excessive breakouts. Would I buy it again?Yes, sadly both Costco and Walmart were out of it on our last visits so he is breaking the rules and trying an Adidas body wash for the time being.
Done with the mens stuff and on to my hair care.

L'oreal Preference Conditioner This is the conditioner tube you get when you buy Preference hair dye. I have a bunch of them hanging around so I am using them up. Would I buy it again? Yes, if I could get it on its own I would, I really like it.
Marc Anthony Beach Spray I got this at an event, I was so excited since I never used a beach spray before.. While I like the beachy waves it gives my hair, I cannot stand the synthetic coconut smell it has. Ick. Would I buy it again?No, I just can't get past that smell. Right now I am using one I got from Bath and Body Works and it is just ok.
Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner I got this in Boston last year when I stocked up. I love this conditioner. It leaves my hair so light while giving it so much needed repair. I learned that London Drugs sells it and recently did an order for some more. Would I buy it again?Yes! I have 3 more in my stockpile.
L'oreal Professional Feria Conditioner: This is the same conditioner you get when you buy a box of Feria. Sally's sells it for about $12.99 and it was great to have around. Would I buy it again? Yes, but not right now, right now I am trying to use up some of my stock pile.
The Body Shop HoneyMania Body Wash I used up this travel sized honeymania. I liked it, liked the smell. Would I buy it again?Yes, I would, but have you seen my stockpile? Not any time soon.
Avon foot Works Serum I never ever used this stuff. It is almost completely full.  Would I buy it again? No, there is nothing wrong with it, I just never use foot products.
L'oreal Elnett Hair Spray This was my hair spray for work, tiny and fit in my at work essentials bag. Would I buy it again? Yes. I have a big can of it at home. I haven't replaced it yet at work but plan to some time soon. I just love elnett.
L'oreal Sublime Sun Invisible Protect SPF 50 Spray (reviewed) I cannot stop recommending this sunscreen to people. I brought this with to Europe for two weeks and used a lot of it up. It works really well and feels amazing on the skin.  Would I buy it again?  Yes, but I have a bunch of sunscreens to use up at the moment that I still like a lot. Right now the L'oreal Silky Sheer Mousse and Quick Dry Sheer Spray are in my current rotation. 
The Body Shop HoneyMania Bath Melt I like this bubble bath a whole lot. Sadly the packaging just sucks.  You make a mess, you use too much, just awkward. Plus the bubble bath has honey in it, which might not be the best idea for people with feminine issue. Would I buy it again?  I have another one that I am using right now, after that I wont buy it again because of the honey/sugar issue.
Almay Lash Care Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads (reviewed) I used these up finally. They seemed to have lasted a long long time.I started to use two when removing my eye makeup and found I got even more off than with just one. Would I buy it again?  Yes I would. Right now I am using the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads instead. I really like them too.
Marcelle New Age Night & Day Creams I've had these creams around forever. While I love them they just were taking forever to get through with all the new products I have accumulated. Would I buy it again?Yes I would. Marcelle's skin care lines are some of my most coveted.

NYX For Your Eyes Only Smokey Eyes Palette (reviewed)  I tried to give this away so many times. No takes. Time to toss this under-performing palette  Would I buy it agian?HELL NO!! Not worth the money.
Annabelle BB Cream I love this bb cream and have used it all up. This took forever and I even busted the cap in the process. It is lightweight and the perfect consistency for my skin in the spring or fall. I really love it Would I buy it again? YES! I  have about a dozen BB/CC/Tinted Moisturizers at the moment and need to weed through them before purchasing any new ones, but this is on the top of the repurchasing list.
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Oh so many lipsticks and lip glosses. I am tossing all of these lip products, they are just plain old and unused. Every product needs to be tossed at some time, this is theirs.
Many many mascaras too. It is their time too. I really did like the Essence Mascaras, the Big waterproof one was pretty darn waterproof.
I am also tossing my old ELF brow products since I just ordered new ones.
First off I am tossing all my old ELF All Over Color Sticks, I've had them forever and the plastic is cracking. Also, to be 100% honest I never ever use them any more so they have to go.
I'm also getting rid of two liners that I never used and sort of dried up a bit.
Makeup Forever Eye Seal this is pretty old and I actually used it up. I love this stuff for so many reasons. One is mixing it with liquid liners makes them waterproof - waterproof. Like I went and did hot yoga after working  all day and it was still there. Would I buy it again? Yes! I already have a new one on the go.
Urban Decay Primer Potion I got this little one with a palette on boxing day. It dried out incredibly fast. One of the things I don't like about UD PP.  Would I buy it again? No, I actually don't like UD PP that much. I find it is good, but not fantastic. I like Too Faced's Shadow Insurance, Essence's Eye Primer and Marcelle's Velvety Eyeshadow all much more.
So these are not really empties. These are throwing away the packaging, because it is taking up way too much room in my life. These are the ELF Studio Primers. Some are the mineral ones and one is the new moisturizing one. They all have 14g in them new....which isn't a lot (but I'm not paying a lot for ELF so I am not complaining). It turns out one 14g tube can fit into an 8ml tube that I got from buyincoins.com. So I decanted them. Below is what the ELF packaging for 4 tubes looks like with the 4 tubes I transferred them into.
What the ELF packaging looks like when taken apart.
My decanting into tubes
Original packaging and tubes
So there you have it...a lot of wasted packaging from ELF out of my drawers and into ...the trash? Recycling? Can you recycle this? I'll try.

Here is a final look at what I am getting rid of this month.
Batting a Lash: