It's the end of another year and it's always both shocking and gratifying when I look through my empties posts from the last 12 months. I didn't finish up a whole lot in November and December but that probably means January and February's pile will be bigger. I don't want to sit here and talk about every little thing I used up so I'll just say a few words about things that stood out to me, for better or worse.
There weren't a lot of noteworthy full size empties this time around. Of course there's the usual skincare, bodycare and haircare that I'm trying to get through. Sad to see my mini Klorane Dry Shampoo bite the dust because it's so handy for work. I'm happy that I finally finished a 1 ounce tube of the Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer because I was getting tired of using it and I've found some primers I like more. I've already repurchased and have backups of the Shiseido Cotton Pads, La Roche Posay Toleriane Moisturizer and Up & Up Eye Makeup Remover.
I've been more diligent about using up my skincare samples - I've accumulated so many this year. I really like how my skin looks after using Sunday Riley's Good Genes Treatment but I abhor the scent. It smells like really toxic chemicals to me.... The Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream really surprised me. It was hydrating yet not overly so and I loved using it under makeup for daytime. I really disliked the scent of the Fresh Seaberry Face Oil so I don't think I can even give a fair assessment of it because I really didn't look forward to putting it on my face in the evenings.
This pile is a combination of things that I used up and stuff that's expired. I always go through the Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets because they're my favorite; same for the Softlips. The Revlon Lash Adhesive is good but this one's dried up after not a whole lot of use. I repurchased the dark tone version and I like it so I'll probably just stick to that one from now on. I love, love, love the L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara. It's my favorite mascara ever so I'm sure I'll repurchase it in the future.
I didn't really care for the Skin Food Egg White Pore Mask that I bought in Korea at the beginning of 2014. It's expired now so time to chuck it in the trash. I'm being more mindful of masks and skincare going forward since I have so many samples and it's unreasonable to think I can use up several full sized jars in a few months. The StiVectin-EV Get Even Dark Circle Corrector is a good day time eye cream which I received as gratis but after using about two thirds of the tub, the consistency seems thicker and I figured I'd be better off tossing this. I've had the Jouer Lipgloss in Birchbox Pink for a couple of years and I don't feel like it's a good idea to be putting it on my lips so into the trash it goes.
It feels good to recycle a bunch of empty bottles at the end of the year and clear out the junk that's bee accumulating in my room. I think I'll do a beauty product purge in the beginning of 2016 to further examine what I like in my collection and what I don't need. Hope everyone is having a great end to 2015 and looking forward to 2016!