November is well and truly here, as evenings get dark so early now that I didn’t leave myself enough time yesterday to prepare my photo for today’s post. So I’m writing it today to make up for it. Today I’m talking about my monthly empties, which means the things from October that I have used up or just throwing away. It’s a much smaller collection this time around, but this leaves me room for more discussion so let’s jump into it:
Red Tea Natural Skin Therapy Toner: I’ve had this in my collection for many many months now, and I reviewed it in a fair bit of detail here. In fact, I’ve had this in my skincare routine for over a year now, so I think that says a lot for my ‘a little goes a long way’ policy that I love about some skincare and makeup products. Overall I really liked this toner, but since I had to put it in a travel sized spritz bottle (I discussed why in my review) I started to notice some changes to the toner itself inside the bottle so I decided it was time to throw it out. Would I repurchase it? I can see myself doing that, it’s just a shame it’s not easily accessible.
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Now these guys have had their day in the spotlight back in the day, but I’ve decided it’s time to throw out my lip butter in the shade ‘085 Sugar Plum‘. It’s a pretty colour, but it looks best on anyone who has paler lips, which mine aren’t. I found the colour to be too subtle to justify wearing a lot of the time. Normally I’d throw a product like this in my ‘Products I’m Passing On’ post and basket, but I’ve owned this for so long I just don’t feel right giving it to anyone else. It feels unsanitary to do so. I think I still have a few other shades in my collection somewhere, so maybe they’ll come out to play in the future if they’re still good.
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm: I anticipated using this particular product for a while longer, but one of the issues I talked about in my recent review of it, regarding sanitation inside the tube, pushed me to just move on… Without going in to too much detail, the inside of the tube just doesn’t look clean enough anymore and I don’t want to risk it. I’ve moved on to a generic lip balm for now so I may review or talk about it in the future.
But that’s all of the products I’m emptying/throwing away from October. I was going to hold off until next month, but I’m moving to a new end of the country during November and don’t want to hold onto more stuff than I need to. I will have my ‘Products I’m Passing On’ post up tomorrow to, as it would normally be posted today, so I hope you’ll look forward to reading it.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my post. I can’t express my gratitude enough. I hope you’re having a wonderful start to your month, and if not, I pray you can make it better for yourself. Which products have you used up lately? I’d love to know which you recommend.