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September 2014 Empties

It’s fun that I have to now label my empties posts with the year in order to tell this post apart from September 2013 Empties! I actually did even better this month than I did a year ago, and there are quite a few items, so let’s get started…

September 2014 EmptiesHmm… the first photo of my September 2014 Empties really makes me understand why my boyfriend thinks I’m just storing bags of garbage…

I finished a mini Lush Green FUN* and Lush Red FUN* from the Christmas set last year (I’m working hard to finish all of last year’s Christmas Lush before this year…) There’s also a small Lush Gold FUN* from the Hanukkah Gift Box, as well as large Lush Gold Fun from a second gift set I bought. Yeah, I have a lot of FUN! As I’ve said before, I like it but I prefer regular body wash or soap bars from Lush instead. There’s also a small sample of Lush Honey I Washed The Kids which I love.

I have four Canadian Bath Bomb Company Bath Bombs* along with three samples from the brand, all of which I reviewed recently. My favourites were Mandarin Pomander and Ruby Grapefruit.

September 2014 Empties 3I have two hand soaps in my September 2014 Empties, both of which I would repurchase. They are the cooling and soothing Dial Deep Cleansing Moisturizing Hand Soap in Water Blossoms* and the delicious Bath and Body Works Lemon Meringue Cheer. I also have a conditioner that I really loved which is the Herbal Essence None of Your Frizzness, but I won’t need to buy conditioner for about 10 years. I also finished a Lush Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo* which smells amazing but isn’t as moisturizing as I would have expected, and I prefer the Blousey I tried more recently.

September 2014 Empties 4I finished up two body lotions, both of which I adored the scent of. There’s the Lush Sikkim Girls Body Lotion which has an amazing vanilla jasmine scent and came in a gift set I bought. I also have The Body Shop Argan Oil Body Butter* which was incredibly rich and amazing, though I do have a couple full size body butters I need to use up first. I also finished up the Rusk Sensories Wellness Reflect Treatment, which is a hair mask that did it’s job but nothing amazing.

September 2014 Empties 6Three polishes went in the garbage this month, none of which was 100% done but none of which I could use anymore. Both the LA Colors Mini Glitter and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hardner got way too thick to use and had hardly any left. There’s also a Wet N Wild Top Coat though, which I had included in my project pan but I honestly just really hate it and it doesn’t dry well and makes everything smear so it is finally just getting tossed out. I also had a Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish Remover Wipes, which could have been more effective although it was kinda old, as well as Avon Nail Art Design Strips in Newsy Newsy* which I loved the print of.

September 2014 Empties 7I’m super proud of my September 2014 Empties when it comes to fragrance and makeup, although these are products I have been working on for months. First up is the Philosophy Loveswept Fragrance*, which is a part of my Project 10 Pan. I also finished up the The Body Shop Lychee Blossom for my Finish 5 by Fall, as well as the Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Powder in Honey Beige (320) and Revlon Illuminance Creme Eyeshadow in Sunsparks. Finally, there’s a little fragrance sample of  Valentino Valentina which smelled nice as far as I can recall, although I used most of it months ago and just had a couple sprays left.

September 2014 Empties 5I am working on my stash of cleansing wipes and those included Boo Bamboo Makeup Remover Wipes* which are a nice natural option but wouldn’t replace my favourite Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes* in terms of how effective they are. I had a sample size of LA Fresh Travel-Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes which were also nice, and a Antiperspirant Wipe for Women from the sample brand both of which would be handy for travel but not really needed otherwise. I also have a small DAVIDsTEA Cherry Snowcone sample, which I loved and I’m a little sad is all gone now, hopefully it’s a flavour they bring back next year.

September 2014 Empties 2I also finished up a few more tea DAVIDsTEA empties as I work hard to make a dent in my stash, including small sizes of Organic Blueberry Jam, Chocolate Rocket, and Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, all of which I liked (and I’m most interested in trying more of the Strawberry Rhubarb). I also finished a Maple Sugar sample from the fall collection which was DELICIOUS and I’ll have a review soon. Finally, I finished up two larger bags of Birthday Cake and Stormy Night, neither of which I see myself repurchasing but I do love trying new flavours from the brand.

Overall, I’m super happy with my September 2014 Empties and I hope that I finish as many products in October. Final count for this month? 40 products! Wow, no wonder these posts take me so long to write…

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