Another 'empties' post! Emptying products is both good and bad; it makes me feel so much better about my makeup obsession (as I'm sure all of you can relate!), but it also means I've run out of something. When it's something I enjoyed, my heart breaks a little. On the other hand, it's rewarding knowing that you're actually using up all of what you own.
I've been going through a lot of makeup/beauty-related products since coming back to school, mainly because I no longer have the budget to buy as much. I actually thought I'd have more for this post but I'm nearing the end of a lot of products (ELF Studio Contouring Blush/Bronzer, I'm looking at you! I'm determined to see pan soon!). Anyway, let's begin.
Fresh Supernova mascara (mini)
I've had this since the end of June and have used it on and off- which isn't the most sanitary thing- but it's lasted me a lot longer than I thought! I LOVE this mascara (great length and thickness!), and if it weren't $20-something, I would buy the full size version. This was given to me by my sister when she visited over the summer.
Repurchase? No, because of the price.
What I'm using to replace it: A variety of mascaras, actually- Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express and Clinique High Impact are two of them!
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous mascara
This is another one I should have dumped for hygienic reasons awhile ago (I bought it at the very end of March!), but have loved so so much I couldn't part with. It gives me awesome lift and volume- it holds curl better than any drugstore mascara I've tried recently. I've really been aware of how mascaras hold curl since trying Clinique High Impact mascara, which makes my lashes stick straight out.
Repurchase? I will as soon as I go through some of the other mascaras I have open!
What I'm using to replace it: Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express and Clinique minis
ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow gel
I still have a tiny bit left in the eyelash side, but it's just about gone. I really need to do a post on brows- I don't do much to "keep" mine, but they're long and need taming. This gel is $1 and prevents my eyebrows from moving all over the place throughout the day (without getting crunchy!).
What I'm using to replace it: Nothing at the moment.
Pond's Original Wet Cleansing Towelettes
My mom bought me a huge multi-pack of these before I went away to school, and this is the second mini-pack that was included. Thankfully I still have one more, because I love these! They're saturated, remove face makeup well, and don't dry out my skin.
What I'm using to replace it: Same thing.
Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus serum (sample)
I got a few samples of this before I moved back to school, just to try out for fun- I'm not seriously concerned about wrinkles as I'm only 20 but I'll take any preventative measures! It's a nice serum, but I haven't noticed anything outstanding seeing as I don't really have fine lines (besides laugh/frown lines). You're supposed to use this for an extended period of time so don't completely take my word for it- this little bottle lasted me 2-3 weeks, and I have another one I'll go through. If I see any improvements in my skin I'll update!
Repurchase? No (although I didn't purchase this one, FYI).
What I'm using to replace it: Nothing.
Have you emptied anything recently? If so, was it something you've been trying to get through? Thanks for taking the time to read! xox