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March 2015 Empties

March 2015 Empties 4Honestly, empties are probably my favourite posts to read and I also love sharing mine, but I often get distracted and as a result it’s time for March 2015 Empties…at the beginning of May. Don’t worry, I’ve got April’s in progress so they shouldn’t be too far behind. March was definitely a good month for empties, as long as you don’t mind that makeup empties are pretty rare–if you do, probably worth passing on this post!

March 2015 Empties 5I loved the Garnier Sleek & Shine Shampoo*  so much, I ended up purchasing a second one (not a press sample) although my boyfriend made a pretty big dent in it too, which is why there’s no matching conditioner bottle featured. It smells great and doesn’t leave my hair dry or frizzy, which is exactly what it promises.

My boyfriend also helped out with the Nivea In-Shower Body Milk* which was great on the skin although he did go through it quite quickly. Then there’s the Bath & Body Works Deep Cleansing Hand Soap in Vanilla Bean Noel— only one more bottle left after this, then I guess I have to move onto more summery scents (but this smells so good!). Finally, I have another bottle of the Compliments Nail Polish Remover, which is lemon-scented and very effective. It’s easily my favourite polish remover but it seems like it might have gotten replaced last time I was in store which makes me nervous!

March 2015 Empties 3I have a little bottle of the yummy Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel* which was actually still hanging around from last year so I decided to finish it up before the expiration date even though I’m sad it’s gone now because it smells SO good. I purchased a ton Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Triple Moisture Shower Cream in a boxing day sale ages ago, and pulled one out when my boyfriend was having dry skin (although I helped with it to, which is why it’s in my empties). This smells so good and is great during the winter time.

I also used up two more Lush products, which is pretty good because I am making a real effort to focus on Lush so that none of it goes bad. I have the Lush Buche de Noel Face and Body Cleanser*, which was nice but messy to use, even after I switched to using it in the shower. I also tried out my first fresh face mask from the brand when I went shopping with Jodi, and I adored the Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic which is made with blueberry and felt super cleansing on the skin (I sometimes used a hydrating mask afterwards). Between the mask and the cleanser, I’m almost halfway to free face mask with my black plastic empties!

The Philosophy My Heart To Yours Body Lotion* had a nice consistency but as much as I usually adore the brand’s scents, I sorta got sick of this vanilla-citrus variety by the end and kinda wish it was more either citrus or vanilla.

Finally, I think the Bioderma Sensibo H20 Dermatological Wipes* may actually be my favourite face wipes ever, because they are large, wet, thick, and do a fantastic job removing makeup. I’m sad to see them go!

March 2015 EmptiesVerging on the more makeup-y side of things, I finally finished up this Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution* which took me way longer than I expected (although I wasn’t always consistent about it). I like it but it pales in comparison to my much adored Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, which I went back to right away (although now I’m testing a different serum).

I’ve also got two polishes, although it seems hard to tell that they are actually done, I promise they are! I even added thinner a few times to Julep Joan which was one of my very first Julep polishes almost exactly 2 years ago. It’s a really pretty burgundy with gold shimmer, but I’d like to finish up at least 10 polishes in 2015, so Julep’s are eas(ier) targets. I also sadly went through another bottle of my favourite top coat, the Jordana Quick Dry Top Coat, which I have no idea where to buy in store and isn’t sold online where I used to so I hope I don’t run out of my few remaining backups.

March 2015 Empties 2Then there was the tea, starting with a proper box of Stash Vanilla Chai Decaf Tea which was given to me, but made a nice night-time chai latte. I also drank up DAVIDsTEA Snickerdoodle*, which was a very sweet fall tea that I ended up not loving as much as I did at first, just because it was too sweet. DAVIDsTEA Chocolate Rocket was a part of an energizing set I bought, and the combination of raspberry and chocolate is nice although I have other mate favourites I would repurchase first. Then there’s the even more energizing DAVIDsTEA The Buzz, which has both matcha and mate, with some citrus and ginger that I really liked. I have a lot of tea right now but this is definitely one I would buy again.

Finally, I have four mini tins including DAVIDsTEA Cocomint Cream, which I had been avoiding because I hate the smell (like dill pickles) and I couldn’t get over it even by my third cup. There’s a little DAVIDsTEA Main Squeeze which is already a favourite of mine. Then there’s DAVIDsTEA Santa’s Secret, which is a chocolate mint I like a lot although I would probably pick trying a new tea over buying more of this if it returns again. Finally, DAVIDsTEA Sleigh Ride is a very warm wintery tea although not one I miss.

Time to catch my breathe! And yours, if you’re still reading, you’ve made it through another monthly empties post. Let’s tally up the numbers. March 2015 Empties– Beauty: 14, Tea: 8. That brings the 2015 totals to– Beauty: 48 Tea and Candles: 36. Not bad, but I can do better!

Did you spot any favourites in my garbage?

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