2016 Empties-Annual Total


You can see my empties from January- August at my previous blog, here.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Lightening Conditioner- $7.63

L’Oreal EverPure Blonde Brass Banisher Shampoo= $5.99

Garnier Whole Blends Green Apple & Green Tea Conditioner- $3.49

Regis Hydrating Balm- $13.59

Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo- $13.99

Mango Mandarin Hand Soap-$6.50

Equate refreshing cleansing towelettes- $3.48

Ecotools makeup cleansing cloths- $6.98

Impress nails- $6.99

CHI 44 Iron Guard- $9.83

Redken Satinwear Blow-dry lotion-$15.00

Venus Olay travel shaving cream- $2.97

Psssst Dry shampoo- $5.47

Japanese Cherry Blossom Sugar Scrub- $16.50

Aussie 3-minute Miracle- $2.97

John Frieda sheer blonde highlight activating conditioner-$4.97

Stress Relief Foaming body wash-$13.00

Olay cleansing cloths (2 packs_- $2.00

Old Spice Deodorant-$1.59

Clinique chubby in the nude foundation stick deluxe sample-$5.00

Tea Tree cooling foot scrub-$2.00

Mahogany Driftwood candle-$5.19

Smashbox 24-hour eye primer-$21.00

Makeup forever mascara sample-$12.00

Ulta flawless face prime- $4.00

Avon lipgloss-$5.00

NYX lush lashes XXL mascara-$6.99

L’Oreal butterfly mascara-$7.99

ELF Eyeliner- $1.00

Escada perfume sample-$0.00

Josie Maran mascara travel size- $12.00

Ouai Hair treatment mask- $4.00

Sephora travel size mascara-$5.00

Johnson&Johnson Baby Shampoo-$0.99

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser sample-$2.00

Not pictured: Lancôme eye serum-$2.00


September-December Total-$239.10

Annual Total: $1,504.12

This year I used $1,504.12 worth of beauty, hair, makeup and lifestyle products. I’m so glad to actually be getting use out of the things I purchased.


365 Days of Samples-1

Last year I discovered Elle S. aka shadowsmoked on youtube and I was immediately hooked on her Project 365 Days of Samples, where she would use and review the samples in her sample box. As a beauty junkie, over time I too have accumulated a lot of samples that I have barely touched. I am now going to take on the year, as Elle did, and work through my sample box. Once I have used the products I will tell you what worked for me, what didn’t and what I can’t wait to purchase.

I drew ten samples out of my box to start with so here are the products I am beginning this project with:dscf1343

1.) The Professional Matte Rescue Foundation Primer-Benefit

2.) Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Perfume

I started using this a bit. It’s a nice, light fragrance. It, however, does not last very long on me unlike the original Daisy.

3.) Origins Night-A-Mins  renewal cream

4.) Belif Aquabomb moisturizer

I started using this a bit and it is extremely hydrating and lovely. It has a light fragrance and so far does good things for my skin.

5.) Nexxus hair treatment

6.) Wish body butter (lavender scented)

I also began to use this. I can not stand the smell of this stuff. However, it does moisturize my skin.

7.) Philosphy Take a Deep Breath oxygenating gel

8.) Tatcha moisture rich silk cream

9.) Shea Moisture facial wash/scrub and mask(s). (It’s a 3 pack).

10.) Josie Maran Argan Oil


Until next time!