January Empties

We made it through January! Last year I had every intention of sharing my favorite “empties” each month with you guys but COVID threw a wrench in things. I bought fewer products and tried to use up whatever was in my bathroom cabinet. It ended up being a good thing because I hate waste, but it meant sharing less products with you!

I’m going to try to keep this series in my rotation for a while. Each month you’ll see things I liked or disliked from the previous month. Whether it was something I really wanted, or impulsively bought at the checkout counter, I managed to use it up.

All of these products I have finished down to the last drop but would I buy them again? There’s only one way to find out! Read below to see my January Empties.

St. Ives – Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion – 21oz

St. Ives Nourish and Soothe Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion 21oz - image 1 of 10

I would definitely buy this lotion again. After using it on a beach weekend with my sister-in-law, I went home and bought my own bottle. It’s not too sticky even in warmer months, and it leaves my skin feeling soft. The scent is is light and at $5 a bottle, you can’t go wrong!

8/10 Would Recommend

R+Co – Pinstripe Detangling Spray – 8.5oz

R+Co PINSTRIPE Intense Detangling Spray - Dermstore

This detangling spray smells really good and works well. I first used it at a salon, and immediately went online and bought my own. It’s something I would buy again, but I wish it weren’t $24. I’ll probably wait to repurchase until I whittle down my product stash or really want to treat myself.

8/10 Would Recommend

Aveeno – Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser- 6 fl oz

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You guys already know how I feel about Aveeno, right? I’ve been singing their praises for years, but this face wash especially has been in my rotation since high school. For over 13 years I have been using this $6 foaming cleanser and it has never left me disappointed. It’s gentle on your skin, but with 0.5% Salicylic Acid, it’s tough on those pesky blemishes. Two of my sisters use it on a regular basis and I have no doubt that we’ve bought hundreds of bottles over the years.

10/10 Would Recommend

Daily Dose – Miracle Moisture Spray Leave-In Conditioner – 8.5oz

Another great option for tangly hair, this product packs a punch. It’s a bit heavier than R+Co, and reminds me a lot of the It’s A 10 Leave-In. The difference? Daily Dose is the same price for twice the amount of product. I may not re-buy just because I like to try several products, but it’s a great option and I wouldn’t shy away from trying it.

7/10 Would Recommend

Tanologist – Water Sunless Tanning Treatments – 6.76 fl oz

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We sure have a winner with this tanning water! It’s been in my Sunday Favorites on IG and I’ve talked about it several times. I’ve also done a side by side comparison with a similar product and this one won out. It’s affordable, comes in 3 levels of bronzing and comes in a travel size for your longer trips! It’s also sold in retailers like Target which means you can grab it on the go, unlike a lot of prestige self tanners. If you are a more experienced self tanner, you’ll love that this product goes on clear and doesn’t stain your clothing.

9/10 Would Recommend

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Well there you have it! January has come and gone, and my bathroom cabinet is a little less cluttered thanks to this new series. Have a peaceful February and stay tuned for more empties next month!

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