Around christmas time last year I did a complete inventory in anticipation of going on a replacements only low buy this year. I knew that I had a few things that were still going to arrive but tried my best to account for them prior to them arriving. I also knew I would purchase a beautylish lucky bag, and I am subscribed to lush kitchen subscription.
So, what came in to my life? a bunch of samples from an order I’d already accounted for, 2 countable items in the lush subscription box, 3 countable items in the beautylish lucky bag, and 2 items that I purchased when Mr. Ink asked me to purchase a certain type of soap for him. The soap is not mine, it doesn’t count. But, I purchased a container of australian gold mineral sunscreen for bike rides, I need something above a 30 and all mineral so it doesn’t bug my eyes. And, in order to get free shipping I purchased a container of sheamoisture body moisturizer. I can’t technically make it work for my low buy, but I did it, I am admitting to it, and I’ll work on that.
In a more productive note, I have had many empties.
As I mentioned in the original inventory post, if it’s a sachet style sample or perfume sample I am not saving it. I am tossing it. But here are the somewhat larger items.
Kenra dry texture spray, I’ve used these many times but I think I am over it, I’ve got other texture sprays I like better.
Nexxus mousse, love it, would repurchase, but cannot until I go through a container and a half of what I already own.
This moisturizer has been in our bathroom for years and no one ever finishes it. So I finished it.
I purchased the TJs charcoal and peppermint shampoo around november 2021 and have been working at it since then. I finally finished.
Clinique take the day off is a fav, would repurchase, but I have a few to work through first and also I like to get this one half price.
Beauty of Joseon essence I really enjoyed and I would repurchase someday when it is needed.
Bedhead thickener, I’ve used this a few times and this is my last time, won’t repurchase.
What was in the Laura Mercier powder was a make up forever powder I finally finished. It was in my project pan last year and I didn’t finish in time. I’ve been working at it since.
I had a perricone MD travel size of the cold plasma treatment. I used it, I have few feelings about it.
There’s a mario badescu clarifying serum, again, few feelings to share.
Pyunkang Yul’s Black Tea Reverse eye cream was lovely. Lasted all year, there’s loads of it in the container and it’s a good price. Would repurchase.
And a gucci sample mascara which I liked far more than I wished I did but I wouldn’t spend that much on a mascara.
So, for inventory, I will only list the categories where there were changes.
Mineral Sunscreen, added 1, now have 3
Gentle Cleanser, added one from lush, now have 3
Cleanser, added 1 from the lucky bag, now have 7
Retinol, added a kit from before the new year, now have 4
Face masks, added an exuviance face polish sample, and also added and used a Dr. Jart sheet mask, I now have 6
Cleansing Balm, used 1, now I have 4
Eye Cream, used 1, now I have 3
Eye serum, added 1, now I have 4
Exfoliating serum, added 2, used 1, now have 3
Vitamin C Serum, added 1, now I have 2
Daily moisturizer, added 2, used 1, now have 7
Toner, added 2, used 1, have 6
moisturizing serum, added 2, used 1, now have 9
Hair repair items, used 1, now have 2
Hair primer, added 1, now have 2
Hair oil/mask, used 1, have 2
Hair mousse, used 1, now have 2
Hair thickening product, used 1, now have 2
Hair texture spray used 1, now have 4
Shampoo, used 3, now have 9. 2 of these were sachet samples
Conditioner, added 2, used 3, now have 11. All used were sachet samples
Added a dry shampoo, now I have 1
Body moisturizer, added 1, used 1, have 6
Body wash, added 1, now have 4
Fragrance, added 2 samples, used 3 samples, now have 43 total items.
Overall, in the past month and then some, I added 25 individual items, most of which are sample sizes. And total used was 22. Not completely even, but close. Next month should be better. As I was updating my inventory, I also took note of the items which I am pretty sure I can count on being finished next month. I can count 10 that I am quite certain will be finished. So next month inventory will look a bit less unbalanced, as I was working against stuff that was ordered already and arriving during the month.
3 thoughts on “January 2023 Empties and Inventory Update”
Good to know about the Clinique. I just purchased the small tub over the bigger one bc I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not.
It’s like a no nonsense inoffensive cleansing balm. No real scent, works well, no frills but no downside either. Sorta like a lot of Clinique products!
This makes me excited to try mine! I’m just looking for something that works well and isn’t greasy or waxy feeling on the face after you rinse it off.