After I review my Empty Products, I like to take a little extra time to go over the standouts. These FabuFinds are products I love so much they seem like they’re made for me. They are items I would repurchase, even without a deal. Items I am loving but cannot finish any time soon make it into Deal Discoveries. To eventually spotlight all of my FabuFinds, I will never repeat items already mentioned in a past article. That does not mean they lost their magic. It is also possible an item not spotlighted in a past Empties article may get promoted as I try it more and fall deeper in love. There are 22 products I consider FabuFinds in my November 2016 – January 2018 Empties that I have not discussed yet.
I cannot believe how quickly time has passed since I last reviewed my empty products. This has been hard time with a lot of loss so my mindset was not focused on beauty as much as it usually is. During 2017, I barely ever wore makeup, although I continued to collect some for the day I once again had the desire to spend quality time getting ready. Since this was a year of bare minimum pampering (other than moisturizers, which I consider a necessity), I have a lot less than I usually would. It is still important that I tell you what I thought of the items I finished and saved (as I spent a lot of time between two houses and hotels this year so I did not save all of my empties). My ex also started throwing things away after we separated when he used to save the items we both used when we were still together.
Free gifts at Ulta (not a gift with purchase but a free gift) are rare, but they do come out occasionally. In May, Ulta randomly mailed 0.03oz Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencils to Platinum members. Ulta randomly mailed Urban Decay Vice samplers to Platinum members in June. Those samplers included 24 0.007oz new shades of Urban Decay Vice Lipstick. Some Platinum members were lucky enough to receive both. Others received one. Unlucky Platinum members, like myself, received neither. The July 2016 catalogs have a coupon inside for a free gift in store. There is no purchase required, but there are not enough for every member.