Products Empties - What I've Used Up | Life Of Dahlia

Products Empties – What I’ve Used Up| Life Of Dahlia

Hey everyone, today I’m sharing with you some products I’ve used up and what I thought about them, will I be picking up another one or passing to try something else.

Product’s I’ve used up

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I’ve used up quite a few skincare items recently, including two moisturizers, a face cleanser, serum, facial scrub and micellar water. It’s really nice to look back and see how much I’ve used up, this year my aim was to finish up a lot of backups and I’m starting to see the kind of progress that I hoped for.

Nutrimetics – Honey & Almond Scrub

I’ve been through a few of these over the years, I really enjoy this product, it’s my mum’s favourite as well. It’s a great product that I’ve enjoyed time and time again, it contains Apricot Extract, Peppermint oil, Almonds and Oatmeal, it gives a gentle exfoliation while making the skin feel hydrated and refreshed. I will probably pick another one up at some stage but I’m wanting to branch out and try new things.

Essano – Rosehip Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water

This is my go-to Micellar Water, I’ve used up many of these and I will keep purchasing more, its a fantastic product. It removes makeup well and the rosehip helps with healing and hydrating the skin. I will definitely be repurchasing as its a staple in my skincare routine and if you have been following me for a while you will know that Essano is one of my go-to skincare brands.

Sukin – Sensitive Facial Moisturiser

Another brand that I love is Sukin Organics, I’ve tried quite a few of their products including this facial moisturiser from Sukin’s sensitive range. I quite enjoyed this it’s a great daily moisturiser that helps keep my skin moisturised and hydrated. I’m wanting to try some new products but I’m sure I will pick up one of Sukin’s moisturisers at some point in the future. I’m currently trying to finish up one of their other moisturisers so I’m sure you will see that in an empties later in the year.

Biore – Free Your Pores! Baking Soda Pore Cleanser

I think I had this from a Priceline bag, Biore is not a cruelty-free which I’ve since found out so I won’t be purchasing any of their products in the future unless they decide to go cruelty-free. I try to use as many products as I can that are cruelty-free but I also don’t like to be wasteful, I usually go into bags like the Priceline one with my mum or sisters this was just a product left over that no one wanted so I wasn’t going to waste it, because it would just end up in landfill somewhere, I would rather finish it and just not repurchase.

The Ordinary – “Buffet” Serum

I think I talked about this product in my current skincare routine post, I enjoyed this product it was quite good and The Ordinary is a Cruelty-free brand, with some great skincare for affordable prices. I’m not sure if I will re-purchase or purchase anything more from them, I want to try out other brands and products, so we will just have to see.

Nutrimetics – Comfort Calming Day Cream

Again I think I also talked about this in my current skincare routine post, I was using this as more of a night cream because it was quite hydrating and I found that it took a while to sink in. I did enjoy this and Nutrimetics is a long time favourite brand of mine I enjoy trying out their skincare and body products more so than their makeup.

I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase this particular product, I did like it maybe if this comes on sale again in the future I might consider re-purchasing.

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Body & Hair

Essano – Rosehip Oil Repairing Body Wash

Like I said Essano is one of my favourite brands, I really enjoy a lot of their products including their body washes, they last me months. I love this one, in particular, the scent is beautiful and I’m a big fan of their Rosehip products. I will definitely be repurchasing in the future, these retail for $10 and last four or five months if not more for me so I will absolutely keep repurchasing.

Camille & Mae – Dream Cream Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream in Juicy Peach

I received this in a set at Christmas time, I’m currently trying to use a whole bunch of them up. I loved this Juicy Peach scent it was beautiful and not overpowering, I find some scented hand creams can often have very strong scents. I really liked this and I can’t wait to try others from this brand, the packaging says they are cruelty-free but I couldn’t find much information on the brand, I think they are a Priceline Australia brand and as far as I know, Priceline in-house brands are but I’ve sent an email to see if they can confirm this.

Essano – Argan Oil Of Morocco Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner

This was from my Samples Project Pan, I used up these Shampoo & Conditioner mini’s from Essano, it’s from their Argan Oil range. I have purchased full-sizes of these in the past and really enjoyed them, I love Essano’s hair care range and would definitely consider purchasing these in the full-size in the future.

I did think these minis were technically a single use for me and they might be for other people as well, I use a lot of shampoo and conditioner but I think it’s a great way to try them out.

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Coles – Makeup Removal Pads & Kirkland – Daily Facial Towelettes

I used up two packets of the Coles Makeup Removal Pads & the last of my Kirkland face wipes. I’m not sure if I will be picking these up again. I’ve recently picked up some organic cotton makeup removal pads from The Body Shop I’ll probably keep purchasing these and looking into other products in the future.

I used to purchase Simple wipes I thought they were cruelty-free but have since found out that may not be the case which is unfortunate. I have found out that Kirkland’s personal care products are considered cruelty-free so If you do like their wipes and were wondering cruelty-free kitty says they are. This may change my mind about purchasing them in the future nothing is set in stone yet.

I did have an aim to not purchase wipes at the start of the year but I do find them handy to have sometimes. Its okay to change your mind, where I live we are lucky enough to have some great recycling programs that make it easier to recycle soft plastics. I would like to look into some alternative products in the future so that I can stop purchasing things like this but I think I just need to sit down properly and do some more research.

It might take me a while to get an alternative product that I’m happy with.

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Makeup (Project Pan & Declutter)

These items are mostly projected pan items, stuff I’ve used up and some that I am decluttering for reasons I’ll discuss below.

Bert’s Bee’s Lipstick

This is being decluttered because it’s expired, I haven’t had it for hugely long but its changed in the formula so I’m just getting rid of it just in case, It’s not my favourite colour so I’m okay with that. Unfortunately, this does happen sometimes and while I do talk about hating waste I also except that I’m not a minimalist so I know that this will occasionally happen.

I’ve also recently learned the Bert’s Bee’s may not be considered cruelty-free for too much longer as they have started selling in China, I hope they rectify this because it would be sad to see this brand give in to that markets testing policy’s for the sake of some extra money.

Savvy By DB –  Smooth Finish Primer

This has been a long time favourite of mine, I think like a lot of people I actually thought this brand was owned by DB Cosmetics who are a Cruelty-Free brand, I’ve since learnt that may not be the case. I think Savvy By DB is actually another of Priceline Australia’s in-house brands, I’ve contacted them to check on this brand’s cruelty-free status along with Camille & Mae. Hopefully, I hear back soon and can update on the status of these brands.

I do have a couple more of these to finish up but I’m not sure if I will repurchase in the future I want to look into other brands and maybe try some new primers. It also depends on their Cruelty-Free Status.

NYX Professional Makeup – Photo-Loving Primer

I love NYX products usually I’ve only ever had a few that I didn’t really like and unfortunately this was one of them. I added this into my project pan I’ve tried it a couple of times and I just really didn’t like it, I didn’t like how it felt on my skin and I couldn’t get my foundation to look nice on top. I would have loved to finish this up but unfortunately, it just doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

NYX Professional Makeup – Matte Liquid Liner

I used this up within a few days of my new project pan, I’ve been doing them seasonally since the middle of the year and this was a rollover product. I didn’t love or not love this product, I don’t know If I would repurchase, I think I want to try something new so probably not.

I didn’t think it was a bad product, I actually really enjoyed using it I think its one of the better ones I’ve tried in this format from the brand. I’ve only tried a small portion though so don’t quote me on that but I do think It’s not bad for an affordable liquid liner.

Physicians Formula – Organic Wear Mascara

This was going to go into my new project pan, I tried it a couple of times and it just made my eyes water so I’m decluttering it and I most likely won’t repurchase this.

Thank you for reading my post I hope you enjoyed seeing what products I used up, I’m sorry I rambled a bit in this one I apologise for that.

I’m currently going through a period where I’m wanting to make some more changes in my life or lifestyle. I’m certainly not a minimalist and I know that so I’m trying to make small changes where I can by being more mindful about what I’m buying and using, you may have seen my shopping addiction post earlier this month where I talked about my own story.

As a blogger and beauty/ makeup lover, I’m definitely enticed by new products, and for my blog I know I want to review things because that’s what I love doing but I’m trying to be more mindful about what I’m purchasing so that I don’t get overloaded with things again. I’m also trying to use more of what I have instead of purchasing things all the time like I really should stop buying lipsticks and using what I already have.

This is very much a psychological thing for me Its something I know that I want to work on and I know it’s not going to happen overnight. I’ve been feeling like I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself when I do purchase something, I’m trying to learn to be kinder to myself I’m not perfect and this is my personal journey it’s going to take time to make changes and its okay If I don’t get there straight away and make mistakes.

Thank you again for getting this far, I hope you enjoyed my post and I hope to see you in the next one.


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Erin Applebee is an Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Beauty Blogger from Adelaide, South Australia. Currently only posting to my beauty blog regularly Life of dahlia.

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