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| 2020 | 02 | 01 | january empties review |

the first empties post of 2020. 

firstly. 











| Leganza | Colouring Conditioner | 32 | £4.75 | Amazon |
this is the only colour i will be repurchasing. until i work out what i want to do, reddy brown is the way forward. i apply this once every two weeks for around half an hour and the colour takes beautifully.

| Shockwaves | Volume Mousse | 200ml | £1.89 | Amazon |
nahhhhh

| Garnier | Body repair lotion for dry skin | 400ml | £5.45 | Amazon |
price point vs the fact it does what i'm asking for means no arguments here. will repurchase.

| Garnier | Body repair lotion for dry skin | 400ml | £5.45 | Amazon |
see above. 

| Marvis | Rambas Toothpaste | 75ml | £8.50 | Amazon |
hahahaha. for the paste for teeth i will not be paying £8.50. thanks though for the opportunity.

| Tisserand | Muscle Ease Bath Oil | 100ml | £9.45 | Amazon |
women really are suckers for good advertising. this will not be the bath of your dreams but it will slowly eat away at your wallet. 

| Nutravita | Biotin | 365 Tablets | £10.99 | Amazon | 
when i was anaemic and basically unable to human (cue memories of having to stop for a rest half way up the stairs and being too weak to open the fridge) this stuff did make a difference. not to those symptoms - more the fact basically all my hair fell out (ew) and i was translucent. so i will buy again. and hopefully never be unable to open a jar of pickles. 

| Real Techniques | Miracle Complexion Sponge | £5.99 | Amazon |
make up sponge. 

| As I am | Coconut CoWash | £11 | Amazon |
meh. not amazing. but not awful. buy it if you like. 
these reviews are actually more useful than the ones on youtube which have a bazillion views. 
i should know because i contribute at least half.

| The Collection | Shower Gel | Lemon | Sainsburys |
shower gel.

| Elizabeth Arden | Eight Hour Hand Cream | 30ml | £10.00 | John Lewis |
this is a solid no.

body & misc: £74.32


| Amazon | Mama Bear Baby Wipes | 150 | £0.70 | Amazon |
make up wipes. killing the planet one sheet at a time. but someone bulk bought a million of them so we're here now.

| The Ordinary | Cold pressed rosehip seed oil | 30ml | £9 | ASOS |
yes and no. as it's more expensive than the jojoba i've been enjoying.... it's a no. 

| Clinique | Moisture surge overnight mask | 15ml | £7 | ASOS |
Not exactly a a mask, moisture surging nor really any of the things it promised to be, Clinique has now officially been blacklisted because as a brand the stuff is just not good.
bye.

| Charlotte Tilbury | Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask | £18 | Charlotte Tilbury |
what an over priced gimmick. charlotte tilbury i love you normally but seriously?! my reviews here are exceptional. i should be a beauty reviewer.

| Hada Labo | Hyaluronic Acid Lotion | 170ml | £9.95 | Amazon |
yesss please.

| Elizabeth Arden | 8 hour skin protectant | 50ml | £28 | Elizabeth Arden |
still my favourite product ever. one i will continue to buy. it's just so nourishing and thick to apply on the lips.

| Clarins | Gentle Foaming Cleanser | 150ml | £20 | Clarins |
okay so i liked this, but the price point is a little off putting when it's something i'm not keeping on my skin. i'm literally washing my money down the sink.

| Glossier | The Solution | 130ml | £19 | Glossier |
to go against the cult ravings of the internet - what a waste of nineteen pounds. 

| Waitrose | Cosmetic Pads | £1.30 | Waitrose |
i have replaced these with a more environmentally friendly option. but fundamentally they did their job and weren't bad.

face & makeup: £111.65


| Shay and Blue | Dandelion Fig | 30ml | £25 | Shay and Blue |
| Issey Miyake | L'eau d'Issey Pure | 30ml | £41 | The Perfume Shop |
| Clean Reserve | Sueded Oud | 5ml | £20 | Space NK |
| Clean Reserve | Rain | 5ml | £20 | Space NK |
| Clean Reserve | Citron Fig | 5ml | £20 | Space NK |

of the above rain and citron fig would make the 'things maybe to buy again but i have so many scents i don't need to' list.


| StoneGlow | Blackberry and Bay | £9.99 | Amazon |
this candle was so-so. but i do love a candle. fire init.

| Yankee Candle | White Spiced Cocoa | £8.99 | Amazon | 
this was so delicious and made the whole house smell of baked vanilla cupcakes. my dad actually walked in and asked what cake i was making - and appeared slightly disappointed when i pointed him towards the open flame. if i wasn't on such a strict no buy, i would have snapped another straight up.

perfume - £144.98

Obviously these are direct replace costs rather than the amount used over the month.
I've started tracking products in, so will be able to work out how much they are costing during the time they are used.

grand total: £330.95

it's becoming clear my main 'costs' are perfumes and smells. which is ludicrous because they are the most transient and least visible.
the greatest luxury is dousing yourself in smelly water.

declutter total: £309.28
beauty purchases total: £242.19
empties total: £330.95
£882.42

repurchase list:
| Garnier | Body repair lotion for dry skin | 400ml | £5.45 | Amazon |
| Nutravita | Biotin | 365 Tablets | £10.99 | Amazon |
| Hada Labo | Hyaluronic Acid Lotion | 170ml | £9.95 | Amazon |
| Elizabeth Arden | 8 hour skin protectant | 50ml | £28 | Elizabeth Arden |

if i wear to buy something again, these are the only items to make the shortlist. i find it shocking that of the £330.95 grand total, only £54.39 of that was spent on products i'd happily buy again. (16%).
to be honest i should include the declutter in that figure too - of everything removed from my life across january (£640.23), 8.4% is all i found worthwhile.