July 2016 Empties

I don’t often do empties posts because I don’t tend to run through a ton of products in a close enough time-frame for it to be worth it. I don’t tally up my empties for months. This month, however, was one such month where the stars aligned and I ran out of a handful of things.


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel – I first tried this in Spring 2015 and really liked it. It ultimately became my daytime moisturizer. Since I revamped my skincare process, it’s become my go-to everything moisturizer; I add in a few drops of oil if my skin is feeling super-parched. I purchased a second bottle a couple months ago since I knew this was coming. Like all of Clinique’s skincare, this is a fragrance-free product. It contains no SPF, so you will need to wear a separate one.

July 2016 Empties - Clinique Black Honey
Clinique Almost Lipstick – Also on the Clinique train, I didn’t realize it until yesterday but my tube of Black Honey is almost spent! I had restocked during a recent Ulta haul without even realizing how far gone my existing one was. Good thinking, past me. Black Honey is effortless.

See the rest of my July 2016 Empties after the jump…


Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss – I haven’t purchased any Revlon products in a while (because the CEO is an unapologetic dick; suit has been settled, he’s still a dick). That said, throwing away product I already paid for doesn’t do much (in my eyes), so I used up what I had. I finally got through my tube of Super Natural. It was a pretty, neutral, sheer pinky-nude gloss. I’m looking to replace it with something else – any suggestions? I prefer to buy drugstore lipgloss, but I could be swayed into a tube of Buxom (White Russian is fantastic).

July 2016 Empties - Cetaphil Gentle

Cetaphil Gentle – This was a no-brainer, of course I repurchased! Although I’ve definitely been enjoying the Purity I got on super-sale, I prefer Cetaphil as my everyday cleanser. I recommend it to everyone – really, everyone. I’ve been using it for years, now. It isn’t the least expensive cleanser at the drugstore, but it does last for ages – and more importantly, it does a great job.

July 2016 Empties - Garnier Daily Care 2 in 1

Garnier Fructis Daily Care 2-in-1 – This 2-in-1 is not my daily shampoo/conditioner (that’s reserved for Moisture Maniac), but it is a good, cheap 2-in-1. I use a 2-in-1 on mornings (such as this one) when I need to get through the shower fast. I would not recommend this as a daily-use product, but if you’re short on time and just need clean hair ASAP, this 2-in-1 delivers. One bottle lasts me about a year; I’m primarily an evening shower-er, but sometimes I need to get up in the morning…and as I have a good rapport with my snooze button, I need all the help I can get.

What were your July 2016 empties? Would you repurchase any of them?