Apart from the Empties from the #GreenSurvivor challenge, I have a whole bunch of other empties that I wanted to summarize here. It gives me such a sense of achievement to finish up products – I’m sure I’m not alone here, right? This post has been in Draft status for the longest time, and I’ve already collected many more empties that I’ll post soon. Also, I have decided that I need to put a spending ban – my stash is out of control (again!). The sheer number of products I have can sustain an entire family for at least a couple of years. So, I’ve started giving away samples and products that I know I’ll never get to — especially to those who are just getting started on their green beauty journey and would like to make the switch. I am putting it in writing here so I can be held accountable – I will not be purchasing any new skincare and makeup items, unless it can’t be substituted with a similar product from my stash.
I’ve been meaning to do a post with a recap of all my empties from #GreenSurvivor challenge that was spearheaded by Tammy. The challenge was to come up with 10 empties (Makeup – 2, Skincare – 3, Body Care – 5) before Feb 19th, 2015, and no new beauty purchases until then! I was really worried about the makeup category since those items take forever, and I wear very minimal makeup on a daily basis. BUT I managed to surprise myself by finishing up all by end of January.
Short Description and Review of each empty item as follows (Pics were posted on Instagram with the hashtag #GreenSurvivor if you’re curious). On a side note, I am still trying to figure out if I should regularly review my empties on this blog or just on my Instagram feed (especially those that are sample sized or ho-hum-not-very-interesting products). All my empties so far can be found on my Instagram feed with the hashtag #ruhiempties. Do you like to see empties posts? Please let me know in the comments 😉
I am extremely picky about products I put on my face, but when it comes to lip balms, I am pretty low maintenance – As long as it’s a green product (no parabens, no mineral oil etc.), I will use it. That being said, Tatcha’s Camella Nourishing Lip Balm caught my attention immediately after its release. Packed in a somewhat heavy, high end glass container with a beautiful purple lid encrusted with Tatcha’s signature logo, this lip balm is designed to feel luxurious, and make people sit up and take notice. Tatcha’s never marketed itself as a 100% green brand, and they do use some iffy ingredients (phenoxyethanol being one), but on the whole, I am willing to look the other side, because everything that I’ve tried so far from this brand (and I’ve tried lots!), just works.