April 2018 Empties

Since I rang in 2018, I’ve been spending more time shopping the beauty stash than shopping for new things. It has a lot to do with a hall closet that turned into a beauty vault during the time of the Great Hoard of 2015-2016. With that said, I’ve been quietly using up what I’ve amassed (for both the full-sized and sample-sized product categories), so expect there to be more empties posts this year.

For the first quarter, here’s the meager spread I’ve started with:

Biore, Bobbi Brown, and Estee Lauder

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash

How was your weekend? Mine was certainly better than the last. I spent last week recovering from an ulcer that decided to act up, and I was only too glad to be feeling well enough to catch a movie on Sunday. The flick du jour was Now You See Me 2. And while I still think the first one kicked the sequel’s bum, I’m still looking forward to Now You See Me 3. (I read that it’s already being planned!)

But back to beauty products… I love my current face wash to bits, but it’s about to run out. I’ve started using The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash (PHP 550), and it has been good to my skin.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash

Quick Specs: 3.3 US fl oz; 100 ml made in UK

Ingredients

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January 2016 Empties

My weekend is looking to be mellower than expected. I was supposed to meet a bunch of friends for a long-overdue reunion, but half the group suddenly had to postpone (again) due to sudden commitments. I think this is the third postponement? Aaaah, the sad part of being adults. We’re lucky if we’re all under the same roof twice a year. So now I’m staying productive and entertained by getting a lot of writing done while binge-watching The Good Wife. I’m currently on season 2, by the way.

One of today’s writing activities is this blog entry on post-holiday product empties. Click on the product names to read their full reviews.

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September-October Empties

At this point, it’s kind of obvious that I like to have multiple products open at the same time. As a result, I suddenly amass a fair amount of empties in one go. It’s mostly skincare products again today with the occasional perfume and makeup thrown in. Click the names of the products to view the full review:

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The Body Shop Bar Soaps

I suppose I’ve come a long way with my bath products. When I was in elementary, my idea of a luxurious bath was to treat myself to the sweet-smelling Safe Guard Fruity instead of the usual anti-bacterial soap my mom would purchase. It evolved to The Body Shop’s body washes, when friends started gifting those every Christmas. (Love ’em, and I still repurchase when there’s a sale!) But now I’ve decided to luxuriate with The Body Shop Olive Soap and Shea Soap (Regular Price is around PHP 195 each; got them on sale at buy-1-take-1)

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