August Beauty Balance

In yesterday’s post I talked about what came into my life in the month of August. Which was technically July. But I’ve got exactly no need or desire to purchase anything in August, so we are calling it August beauty balance.

That post left me with 34 items leaving my collection over what arrived this year so far.

But, I need to get my empties squared away. Here’s what I’ve gone through this month:

The photo is very dark, sorry about that. If I hadn’t gotten a photo at 6 am I probably wouldn’t have gotten a photo at all. These empties bring my total leaving my collection over what entered for the year up to 42. (It was 43 last month, so I’ve actually moved backwards by one item, but I’ll make up for that next month I believe.)

A rundown of the products:

I’ve got a body wash from Dr. Teals, this thing is massive and took us ages to get through. Especially since I’ve also been project panning a different body wash. I actually quite liked this and I would repurchase. It’s clean and fresh and not at all cloying of a scent.

I also finished after at least a year of use (I rotate shampoos and also have extremely short hair) a Redken shampoo I purchased over a year ago. It’s a very nice shampoo and I am glad to have used it. However, I’ve got 3 more I am rotating through so I won’t repurchase.

The Ouai leave in conditioner I finished during a project pan. I got so accustomed to using it that I now forget every morning to rinse the conditioner out of my hair while I am in the shower. I liked it, it smelled nice and worked fine. I just don’t have a huge reason to use a conditioner on super short hair so I wouldn’t purchase. I got this in a subscription box, so I never did choose it in the first place.

I’ve got two products from The Ordinary. The first was their Matrixyl and hyaluronic acid serum which worked fine and I’d repurchase but I’ve got something else I am working through first. I also finished their Retinol 1% in squalane which was just perfectly fine and I’d repurchase.

I also finished two cleansers. Both travel sizes. One is Philosophy’s purity made simple cleanser. This has a really lovely scent and seemed pretty gentle. I did like it. And the other is La Roche Posay Toleriane hydrating gentle cleanser. This one feels exactly like my cerave hydrating cleanser that I use every morning when I wake up, but had a different scent. It has a similar price point so I doubt I’d be convinced to switch.

And the final item for this group of empties is Clinique’s moisture surge moisturizer which I quite like. I used this at night daily until it was used up and as with many of clinique’s other moisturizers, quite loved it.

Truth is, if I’d postponed this empties post by abut 4 days I’d probably have another 4 items to add. I am that close on a number of products! But at the same time, I knew that if I didn’t get this posted it would probably be next month before I got an empties post up. So, I’ll be eager to share my empties again next month!

One thought on “August Beauty Balance

  1. Using items up are super satisfying. I just got my July empties up and I’m working on my July declutter post. I just got so busy so fast that I have a lot of backlog for blog posts. I have also been busy doing up our apartment to bring home a kitten at the end of the month! I’m going to have a few blog posts about it! I think you did a great job on your empties and you should be proud that you have more going out than coming into your collection.

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