Empty’s – May 2022

I think online a lot of people – myself included – get into the habit of sharing items that are new and exciting. However, I believe it’s really helpful to revisit an item after it’s been used long term. Only after completely using something up do you need to decide whether you loved it enough to purchase it again… or if you should move on to something new.

So, I figured I’d start a new review post series called “Empty’s” of things that I’ve used up and whether I plan to repurchase them.

Here are the items in my Empty’s bin today:

Derma-E Hydrating Night Cream

I received the Derma-E night cream in my Winter 2020 Causebox and the jar lasted me almost 2 years?! It only costs about $30, so that’s a pretty fabulous deal. The jar went empty in April, right before a facial appointment, so I figured I’d ask my esthetician what she recommended. She recommended I buy a hydrating lotion sold at the medi-spa I go to (of course), so I gave that a try and it’s… okay. I’ve used it for a month and I really do prefer the more reasonably priced Derma-E, so I just reordered this cream and went back to using it. As for the fancy cream, I’ll be using it as my daytime moisturizer until it runs out.

Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother

I started using Olaplex products in December 2020 and blogged about it in February 2021 (here) after trying them out for 3+ months. After three months, I decided that I loved the Olaplex shampoo, conditioner and this bond smoother. However, now that it’s over a year later and I’ve run out of my first bottle, I decided to revisit whether I really LOVED the bond smoother. It is a leave-in styling cream and I had been using a pea-sized plop and massaging it through my hair after towel drying and combing. It still works fine, but I think I prefer a spray in conditioner/heat protector I used previously. I will not be repurchasing this one.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment

I’ve been using the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil for a little over a year now and last summer also decided to give their Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment a try. The Sunday Riley website basically says they go together like peanut butter and jelly, so I figured why not? I actually really liked the lemony scent of this treatment and used it faithfully until it ran out. I liked the way it made my skin feel, but I didn’t really notice any difference in my sunspots by the end of the bottle. As nice as this treatment smells, this one is not a repurchase for me.

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One thought on “Empty’s – May 2022”

  1. Thank you! It is always good to hear other opinions on beauty products. They are a solitary experience, mostly, so it is helpful to hear what people think.
    My sister and I, ( me and my sister? ) try to share thoughts on products we try. It is fun, and surprising to see how we each experience products. I am trying to keep this going, but sometimes we forget! Then, it’s like, oh no! I meant to tell you…but, we try.

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