Month Long Staycation Empties : BeautyEmpties

r/BeautyEmpties - Month Long Staycation Empties

Hello there, very long time lurker, first time poster! (Warning: lengthy publish forward)

The nation I’m dwelling in has been in a strict lock down since March and as quickly because the restrictions eased my boyfriend and I headed out of town to remain in a seashore city. I’m excessive danger so for simply over six months I stayed in my two bed room condo not leaving for weeks at a time.

Not surprisingly I developed a behavior of shopping for quite a lot of new skincare and sweetness merchandise (and subscribed to Pusheen field). I’ve additionally been donating to native charities and am nonetheless working full time from residence so I believe all of it evens up (possibly). This all implies that I’ve quite a lot of issues that want utilizing up.

After we left for our ‘staycation’, I solely packed a small quantity of make-up and a restricted quantity of skincare. I did, nonetheless, deliver my monumental stash of lodge samples that I’ve accrued. As a little bit of background, my boyfriend and I did lengthy distance for 2 years so stayed in a couple of motels alongside the best way…

Earlier than we left town, I had used up all of my conditioner samples so the one issues I introduced with me from motels had been physique gels, shampoo and physique lotion. I’ve been utilizing the physique washes to wash my make-up brushes so we went by way of them fairly quick. Shampoo was simple too as we used them as physique cleaning soap throughout our journey. All of the little cleaning soap bars have been used within the lavatory at residence as hand soaps and I haven’t purchased a single ‘regular’ hand cleaning soap since we moved in, over a 12 months in the past.

Physique lotions nonetheless… It has been a reduction to make use of them up. I went by way of quite a bit on my sunburn (humorous how tolerance to solar diminishes significantly after not going outdoors for half a 12 months!). Those I didn’t just like the odor of I used liberally to shave my legs with.

Listed below are a few of notice:

  • One lotion pattern I actually loved was the Amadeus one (which is obvious as a result of I minimize it open to get to the tip of it!). I don’t know what the scent is, however it smelt so good! WRP however I don’t assume I can as after I regarded on-line it was only for motels.

  • NUXE after solar lotion. I’m not a fan of the odor however I’m joyful to have used it as I believe it helps to lengthen the tan and it feels nourishing. WNRP however a member of the family usually items me NUXE merchandise so I don’t have to!

  • L’Occitane Milk Focus. This was effective, I obtained it as a part of a present set which was good as I’d by no means have purchased it in any other case. The bathe oil from them is wonderful although and I’d defo purchase it once more if it wasn’t SO costly. WNRP

  • Nivea facial cream. I hated utilizing this on my face, it feels so greasy and heavy. As an alternative I’ve been utilizing in on my legs and man am I joyful it’s gone. WNRP


  • After having this Sand and Sky clay masks for a 12 months, I’ve lastly completed it! I obtained right into a routine of utilizing a face masks whereas washing my make-up brushes on a Sunday night as I’ve been actively making an attempt to pan this product. I believe it might have expired barely because the consistency was a lot tougher and thicker than it was after I first used it and it stung my face barely (though if reminiscence serves, it did that earlier than anyway!) WNRP due to the above but in addition as a result of I simply realised I spent 40£ on this???????

  • Quickly Jung 2x barrier intensive cream: I obtained this pattern in a Korean skincare bundle from Yesstyle. It didn’t actually wow me however it was good to have whereas away from residence. WNRP

  • Retinol face serum; it was effective. I’m not certain how a lot good it did me, however was a pleasant additional step in my nightly routine. MRP however I’ve different serums to make use of up first.

  • Luxe Collagen pores and skin cream; I obtained this after I made an order on Miss A. For a $1 face cream it labored nice however I’ve plenty of different moisturisers to attempt earlier than I WMRP this in one other Miss A haul.


  • A hair care merchandise that I additionally completed (however just isn’t pictured right here) is the Philip Kingsley After Solar Scalp Masks. I really like this a lot. It makes my hair so mushy that I’ve used it as conditioner for my hair as an alternative of simply my scalp. I purchased it at a TK Maxx after I was within the UK because it was low-cost and regarded attention-grabbing and have already purchased a pair extra replacements! WRP

  • One other Nuxe product was the shampoo/physique wash. I didn’t take pleasure in the best way it made my hair really feel, so I’m glad it’s no extra. Yay for boyfriends who will use no matter WNRP

  • Rahua Hydration Conditioner, rainforest grown:This smelt very nice, unsure how good it was for my hair however I WMRP if it was on sale and I wanted extra conditioner.


  • That is the oldest lipstick I owned, positively 6 or 7 years outdated. It’s Avon’s Pink Prance and despite the fact that it was so outdated, it nonetheless smelt effective so I assumed I’d pan it this month. I actually like the color, it’s pink and shimmery and nice for Zoom calls. I believe there may be nonetheless some product left which I might scrape out however I’m not actually bothered so I’ll depend it as achieved anyway. WMRP

  • Eau Thermale Avene lip balm. That is issue 30 as effectively so nice to make use of whereas on the seashore. I’m very pleased with myself for utilizing up a lip balm with out shedding it first! Just like the lipstick this technically has product left however my new rule for lip merchandise is that if it hurts to use, it isn’t definitely worth the hassle. For hygiene causes I don’t actually need to scrape what little there may be left and apply with my fingers so lengthy story brief, I’m achieved! WMRP however it does really feel somewhat greasy and I’ve different lip balms hanging round.

  • NYX Proof It Eyeshadow Primer. I’ve had this for a few years (and been utilizing it far longer than the 6 month expiry suggestion…) so it’s time to let it go. I’ve a pair new ones ready to be tried out and I’ve already repurchased this so I’m set! WRP

  • This was not the unique make-up remover that was within the bottle, however a mixture of three Mario Badesque facial sprays. I didn’t like utilizing them as setting spray, nor did I significantly benefit from the odor of them. As an alternative, I combined all of them collectively (logical transfer I do know) and have been utilizing them as make up remover together with my magic eraser. It has labored rather well and I’m joyful to have been in a position to make use of them as an alternative of waste them. WNRP as I’ve a stash of cleaning balms that I’m wanting ahead to making an attempt out.

We beloved being away a lot that we have now already booked to be away for an additional month! I do know that we’re very privileged to have the ability to earn a living from home throughout this pandemic and much more so to have the cash to afford to go away for thus lengthy. We aren’t taking it frivolously however it has achieved us a world of excellent to have the ability to get away.

Which means that I’ll have one other alternative to take a restricted quantity of merchandise with me to make use of up. I’m actually excited to have the ability to do that as a result of, as I discussed earlier than, my stash of merchandise is progressively turning into greater and larger. One other beauty of being out of town is that I’ll lastly be capable to dissipate solar cream merchandise earlier than they expire! I introduced quite a bit with me from the UK after I moved out right here, after which was given a lot more by individuals who left the nation simply because the pandemic hit. I really feel like I received’t want to purchase anymore for an extended whereas!

I’ve additionally put collectively a field of issues that I are not looking for/didn’t work for me/is not going to work for me for a few my associates to type by way of and take what they need. I like decluttering my stuff frequently and am all the time joyful to share the wealth.

Anyway, thanks for studying this, I all the time take pleasure in studying prolonged posts so was excited to lastly be capable to write one among my very own!


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