When the new month starts, I toss everything I finished the previous month. I give a mini review of each item. Items I love are usually repurchased, so some of them appear in the Empties Series a lot. If I like or am indifferent to an item, I will not rush out to repurchase, but I would be willing to use or try it again. Items that are not for me may not always be empty. Generally, I finish them but do not use them again in the future. If they’re really awful and new samples find their way to me, I give them to someone else unopened. For items I really love, I do a separate product spotlight to discuss them in more detail.
Essentielle Beauty is a company that focuses on Korean and Natural Skin Care. With a Beauty as Ritual motto, it aims to find the best beauty global trends and traditions. Although skincare is the focus, there are items from all beauty categories from skincare to makeup and everything in between. Prices are naturally lower than most competitors and as a small business, every order gets a personal touch. Those who love surprise items can purchase Beauty Boxes to receive full-sized items above and beyond the cost of the box. If you’re just starting out, it is a great way to build your collection for a fraction of the cost.
The beginning of the new month to me always represents closing out the previous month. I will give you a mini review on each item. I’ll tell you the items I love and will repurchase. If I like or am indifferent to an item, I will not rush out to repurchase, but I would be willing to use or try it again. Lastly, I will present the items that are not for me. Generally, I will not use these any more in the future. If they’re really awful to me, I always hope I can find someone else who may actually like them. Thus, I will try to find someone to give duplicates to. For the items that I really love, I will do a separate product spotlight on them at some point to discuss them in more detail.
Megan at Essentielle Beauty asked if I’d be willing to test some new products she was releasing. From her email, I could tell she was looking for honest feedback. The line about what works can vary resonates, because there is no miracle on size fits all product. I also like Megan, so I hoped I could do an impartial review. Criticizing your friends is a lot harder than criticizing an unknown person’s work. My reviews are always my own, friend or not, and I can tell that Megan understands that. I’ve actually been exploring natural brands more than I used to, so this product test was right up my alley.