Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2013 Empties: Quarter III

*This post contains PR samples
Just as I began after the first and second quarters of 2013 concluded (post here and here), I'm sharing the collection of items that I've managed to finish during the last three months. I'm fairly impressed that I've stuck to the resolution I made at the dawn of 2013 to make a habit of writing empties posts in one way or another. It's no secret that I don't find this kind of post particularly glamorous (how does one take a "good picture" of a bunch of empty things?!), yet hard to deny the benefit of this information for myself and for you. 

At the beginning of the year I had a hypothesis that my empties would be relatively low during the third quarter of the year as I tend to use less skin care and less makeup during the hot summer months. I was correct. I have far fewer items in this collection than I've had in the past two installments, and I've already noticed a sharp spike in the number of items nearing the end for quarter four's collection. I've managed to stick to my strict one in/one out policy meaning that as my daily items dwindle (foundation, concealer, brow pencil etc.) I'm realizing that I have no backups and need to buy all of it! 

(1) Mascara Sample, (1) Shadow Pencil that's not finished, I just disliked it. (1) Eye Liner, (5) Lip Balms, (1) Lip Gloss

(5) Perfume Samples

(1) Body Scrub*, (1) Lotion*, (1) Facial Moisturizer, (1) Facial Mask

(1) Cleanser, (1) Deodorant, (7) Skin Care Samples, (1) Lip Cream

While I don't have much to add about the products listed above, I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about their effectiveness etc.

What items in your collection have you recently finished or added to your collection of empty products?

*This item was provided by PR for consideration. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. Do not hesitate to reference my policies in the event that you have any questions.