Last Empties of 2013! November & December

by Joyce in


I didn't end up finishing as much as I was hoping at the end of 2013, but I thought I ought to share anyway. After all, the whole purpose of me posting about them was to keep track of what I was using up! 

*PR Sample

First, I'll start off with the items I don't have in the picture! 

Lush Holiday Bath Bombs: Bombardino, Shoot for the Stars & Luxury Lush Pud* 
My favorite of the 3 was Shoot for the Stars, but check out my original post here. Lush holiday items are always fun, and I definitely look forward to what's in store next year! 

Lush Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt
I quite liked this cute reusable bath melt that softened my skin. Check out my original post here

Osmia Organics Organic Tea Bath* 
I always wanted to try a tea themed product for the bath, and this was a great start! Check out my review here.

Neom Luxury Organics Travel Candle in Sumptuous
I quite enjoyed trying this light floral orange blossom candle. Neom candles burn well and have a great scent to them, so I'm quite pleased with my introduction to the line! I would definitely purchase other scents once I use up the pile of candles I have. :)

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Now onto the items in the photo above! 

Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil*
I'm totally in love with this stuff. Maybe you've heard me talk about it. ;) This is just perfect for my dehydrated skin - check out my original review here. I've totally bought another sample size AND a full size. :)

Beautannia Columbia Road Candle* 
I really enjoyed this Beautannia candle and am this close to hitting checkout on a sampler set of Beautannia candles. Check out my original review here

Lush Fair Trade Honey Shampoo* 
I quite enjoyed using up this shampoo, but was totally sad when I dropped the bottle and broke the bottom! Of the Lush shampoos I've tried so far, this one is my favorite for my fine hair. Will definitely consider repurchasing once I use up my shampoo stash. (Yes, shampoo stash. How did this happen??) 

Chantecaille Flower Infused Cleansing Milk (deluxe sample)
I quite liked using this sample but I don't think I would ever shell out $64 for it. I loved the creamy texture, which wasn't stripping on my dehydrated skin and kept my skin feeling soothed. This sample only lasted about two weeks, so I can't say if it made measurable improvements on my skin and I definitely can't bring myself to shell out the big bucks on a cleanser! 

Life NK Mighty Mitts Hand Cream (deluxe sample) 
I quite enjoyed this hand cream sample and loved the light fresh scent. I think it is the perfect hand cream for spring and summer! Check out my original post here. I would consider repurchasing this but can't seem to find it on Space NK's US site?? 

There was nothing of note in the pile of miscellaneous samples I tried, though I did use up a sample pot of Armani Luminous Silk that I had laying around. I had to toss a dried out bottle of Seche Vite - seriously, I think I bought this in 2007 and I don't even care that it is dead now lol. I also had to toss the mini Benefit Watt's Up because the product fell out of the tube onto the floor. GROSS! 

All in all, I didn't do so great on this round of empties. But I felt just a tiny bit better when I counted up my empties from the year. This is what I finished! 

  • Full Size - 30 (lots of bath bombs though, so maybe that doesn’t count)
  • Travel Size -17
  • Deluxe Sample - 21
  • Sample Packets - 55

So, how did you do with using up products in 2013? Did you find yourself using up a lot of products in November and December, or were you like me?? Hehe, I'd love to know!