March Madness

My March Empties

I tried really hard not to buy any new products in March.  I really did!  Sadly, I failed.

I did, however, succeed in finishing a few products.

Here are some empties that will be going in to the recycling bin.


Ok, so while I am writing this, my husband just brought me a package from the mailbox.  It is from Leahlani Skincare.  More to come about that little treasure!  I guess April’s “no buy” policy is already broken.  Although, technically I bought it in March, so maybe I can still save April!

Anyway, back to my empties…

Acure Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner.  I load up on shampoos and conditioners when Whole Foods and Sprouts have their body product sales. This one is a staple in our house.  I switch my shampoo every 2 weeks.  It is something I have done since I was in high school.  I feel like hair gets stagnant if you use the same products day in and day out.  There are some amazing nontoxic shampoos out there but they can get pretty pricey.  I like to alternate them with less expensive brands to keep my hair, and that of my 2 girls, looking healthy and clean, without killing my bank account.  These keep our long hair feeling clean, manageable and shiny, with plenty of volume.  Definite Repurchase!

Avéne Thermal Spring Water.  I bought this in July while I was on vacation.  My daughter made fun of me for buying a ‘can of water.’  I make a big deal in our house about paying for bottled water, so she thought it was a strange thing for me to buy.  Don’t get me started on the evils of bottled water!

I bought this in lieu of my usual Jane Iredale Hydration Mist.  I use it to set my makeup, hydrate a face mask or just mist my face whenever I feel like it.  It lasted a lot longer than I thought it would, which made it much more economical than the Jane Iredale.  Definite Repurchase!

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist.  This is a hydrating and calming spray that has a lovely fresh scent.  I have had it for a while but because I had two facial mists, I am just finishing it.  It is a great spray with a pretty good price point.  I would repurchase, but there are many other sprays I still want to try.

Per-féKt Lash Perfection Gel Mascara.  This is my favorite mascara and has been for quite a while.  I have tried many healthy mascaras and this is hands down the best for me.  It gives my length and thickness without smudging or clumping.  I have been buying the minis because they have just enough to be able to use it up before it gets cakey or flakey 😊, they are cheaper and I feel it is more hygienic.  Don’t tell anyone this, but the mini is 7ml and it is $10 vs $28 for full size, which is 13ml.  I already have two backups. Definite Repurchase!

Ilia Multi-Stick in Cheek to Cheek.  I think this is the first blush I have ever used up completely.  I scraped the bottom of the tube of this one.  Luckily it was just in time to switch up to a more spring time color.  I prefer a cream blush because I have such dry skin and I find the texture on these Ilia sticks is perfect.  It goes on so smoothly and blends flawlessly into my skin.  I already have my Ilia Multi-stick in a spring shade.  Definite Repurchase!

Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex.  Now called Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil.  This is a beautiful oil made from rose,  jojoba, apricot kernel and olive oils.  It smells wonderful and feels great on my skin.  However, there are many face oils out there that I have yet to try and with the price of this one, I probably won’t repurchase it for quite a while.

Laboratoires BioRecept Mousse de Peau. I wrote an entire post on this product, so you know I love it.  You can read it here.  Super creamy foam cleanser that hydrates, yet really cleans my skin.  I currently have a back log of facial cleansers, so I will not repurchase right away, but it is a keeper.  Definite Repurchase!

Evolvh Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo.  I love this shampoo.  I also use the conditioner and love it just as much.  I just run out of shampoo before I run out of conditioner.  I have a thing about dirty hair, so I tend to use more shampoo than I need to.  It cleans my hair really well and leaves it shiny.  It doesn’t weigh it down, but also keeps it from looking frizzy.  I categorize it as one of the expensive brands, so I keep it in rotation with less expensive brands from Whole Foods.  I have found it less expensive at Nature’s Grocer, but they keep it way up high on a shelf in the corner.  I already have a backup bottle.  Definite Repurchase!

So, I have some more empties from March that I didn’t put in the photo.  I will post my thoughts on them later in the week.  I didn’t adhere to my “no buy” in March, but I definitely bought less and am happy that I was able to use up some products!

4 thoughts on “March Madness

  1. I still need to try the Evolvh shampoo sometime! I have the leave in conditioner and styling lotion and LOVE them. I want to try all of their products! The Ilia multi stick sounds pretty too!


      1. Nice! I always buy Evolvh products on Dermstore too, during a sale 😁 I hope you enjoy it! I find that it gives me soft and silky hair, with a light hold.


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