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.
After testing the lavender balm and raspberry cream, Megan from Essentielle Beauty asked if I’d be willing to test some more. She had some new formulas with Christmas in mind. I love Christmas, but I really love all the scents released in products around the holidays in general. My package, which included a Chocolate Face Cream, a Peppermint Face Cream, and a Gingerbread Face cream arrived on 09/28/15. They were all labeled face creams this time, so I was not going to make the same mistake of applying it to my body like I did the last time. That sample tube was huge. Even with two body applications, I still had enough leftover for several applications on my face.