Two months worth of empties after COPD spending ban

What I finished during the spending ban – two months worth of empties

I’ve never done an empties post before and I’m always fascinated with what other people manage to get through. So seeing as most of you have shown me yours, I thought I would show you mine. It kind of continues this weekend’s theme of the two month spending ban.

I managed to finish nine body scrubs in total:

  • Two Philosophy (Gingerbread & Grace)
  • Bliss Rosemary & Eucalyptus
  • Soap & Glory Sugar Crush
  • Enchanted Sugar Topped Marshmallows
  • He-shi Strawberry
  • Lush Volcano (must remember to keep black pot to trade in for a mask)
  • Molton Brown Ambrusca
  • Murad Activating Body Scrub

I would definitely re-buy from Enchanted although I will try some different scents as there is so many to choose from. I loved the S&G and Bliss, I had issues with Philosophy ones although they are great scrubs. Murad was a bust, Lush Volcano was a mess, and He-shi left me cold. I think I only got to use 1/3 of the Molton Brown shower scrub as Jamie hogged most of it.

After re-reading my own shower gel post, I realised I had way too many. This discovery is what prompted my spending ban in the first place, when something so obvious is staring at you in the face it’s difficult not to do anything about it. So I finished:

  • Two Korres (Guava & Fig)
  • Anatomicals
  • Boots Botanics Bergamont
  • Four N-spa Vanilla, Blueberry, Raspberry, Coconut

I always have some Korres in my shower so they don’t really need a mention. Anatomicals is okay and cheap but nothing really to write home about. The Boots Botanics are really good for the price and I still have two left. Lauren bought me the N-spa ages ago and I do want to try other stuff from them, these were okay although the scent doesn’t last.

This is my miscelleanous pile of finished stuff. So here goes:

  • Tesco Vitamin E Face Wash
  • Molton Brown Mineral Ions Face Wash
  • Crabtree & Evelyn body lotion
  • Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner (shampoo tube missing from photo for some reason?)
  • Green & Spring hand wash
  • Art of Shaving lemon shave cream

The only things I would re-buy from this list are the Naked Shampoo and Conditioner and the Green & Spring hand wash. The rest I can live without.

So 23 finishes in total – although I kind of cheated a little bit with a few of them but more on that tomorrow!

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  1. Wow you’ve used up so many things, great job!! :D

  2. Jade says:

    Nice work, I always enjoy seeing what people manage to use up :)

  3. Ayshe says:

    wow i’m impressed! also impressed that you resisted the urge to get rid of all the empties, I love look forward to finishing something just so i can throw it away!

  4. Kizzy says:

    Wow, I’m impressed and jealous! I’ve never finished this many products in two months. Impressive!

  5. LeanneOCD says:

    Yay! Well done you. Just compiling my empties post now ;o) x

  6. Sarah says:

    Wow you’ve made your way through quite a few products there – well done! :)

    I think when I’m back from holiday I may put a spending ban on myself haha!


  7. Ms Red says:

    Wow, that is a decent emptys post….. Im now wool gathering to think of what Ive finished…. but, mine this month will be pretty poor :/ Bad Ms Red

  8. Adriana says:

    Wow! I’m impressed about how much did you use these 2 months…. I want to do the same (kinda in a spending ban too)

  9. rhamnousia says:

    Good going! I’ve been doing the same recently and I’m quite speedily getting through all my shower gels and shampoos.

    I even make excuses to shower twice a day so that they finish quicker and I’m forcing Simon to use them as well. I’ve never had an empty shelf in the shower before but I’m getting there now..I’ve only got five or so to go which I’m very happy about.

    I’ve done the same with shampoos as I have so many, I am down to my final bottle (I haven’t bought any for two years..that should tell you how much I have).

  10. says:

    @Stavroula @Jade @Ayshe @Kizzy @Leanne @Sarah @MsRed @Adriana @Rhamnousia
    I’m glad you all think I’ve done so well, I thought it wasn’t enough but that’s because I still have so much to get through. Well I’m going to do another empties post again at the end of July and hopefully I will have finished a lot of the old stuff. It’s amazing how much stuff you can accumulate if you aren’t careful.

    Oh well done Rhamnousia for getting down to your last bottle of shampoo you must have the cleanest hair ever!

    As always ladies it’s been a pleasure to have you stop by :D

  11. Wow well done on finishing so many bottles! I’m doing something similar and it’s so satisfying getting to the bottom of a bottle, although I’ve not finished nearly as many products as you have x

  12. says:

    Thanks Fei, I think I had loads of things that were nearly done. I’m hoping to a similar post at the end of July too.

  13. Wow can’t believe how much you’ve got through. You must be super clean lol!
    Thanks for the recs have noted a few of those. Def want to try the Naked Shampoo & Conditioner.

    Great post hon!

  14. says:

    @Strawberry Blonde – Yes we are super sparkly clean Jamie and I. I actually think we had quite a few things that were near the end!

    Thanks for commenting! x

  15. Karla says:

    Wow that’s alot of body scrubs! Well done on doing so well x

  16. Taylor says:

    Somehow I just love to see what others use. I guess that’s why I love this site lol

  17. says:

    @Karla – Well I do scrub myself a lot, I reckon by the time I’m 80 I’ll have no skin left ha ha :D
    @Taylor – Aww thank you, I enjoy other people’s ‘empties’ posts too strange eh?

    Thanks for your comments ladies x

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