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.
Packing my clothing, shoes etc. doesn’t take me much time at all, but as you’ve probably guessed, skincare and toiletries in general is another matter. It takes me several hours to get those sorted out, and decanted into smaller jars, and bottles. I’ve gotten better at this, having traveled quite frequently in the past year … Continue reading What’s In My Travel Bag?
I have so many different empties – both full size and samples – but to keep this post manageable, I’ll mention five full or deluxe sized products for now. There are some more samples that I used up recently and those will be mentioned in a separate post. Some of us are also participating in #GreenSurvivor Instagram challenge by Tamara – this is guaranteed to produce some more empties and I’ll do a separate post on that once the competition ends.
This mask is the only product from Tata Harper’s much talked about 100% natural, Vermont based range that I own in full size. I have tried samples sizes of Tata’s cleansers, serums, and moisturizers, but find it difficult to use them for more than a couple of days, because they’re too rich for my skin type. This mask though, is something else. After reading Spirit Demerson’s glowing review of this product, and seeing an Instagram pic on her top shelf of masks, I had to get one even before trying it (Note to myself: Sample products before you buy, especially the expensive ones). For a while, it just sat in my beauty closet, untouched, ignored between many other formidable competitors, in the form of Yuli’s Pure Mask and May Lindstrom’s The Problem Solver. When I finally got around to using it, I wasn’t impressed.