Category: No-Buy

No-Buy Year Analysis

Alright lads? My No-Buy Year has come to an end, and as mentioned in my December Empties post, I thought I’d do a separate post to take a deeper dive into the year – what worked, what didn’t, what I learnt from the project, and the all-important data behind it all. If anything, it’ll help my data analysis skills, which can only be a … Read More No-Buy Year Analysis

Empties – December 2019

And so it ends. The last month and wrap up of this year long project, and what a year it’s been! I’ll do more of a general annual wrap up shortly (including some snazzy data and charts, aren’t you lucky?), but for now, let’s recap the empties used up in December. Ho ho ho, etc. Total number of products used up: 19 Estimated retail … Read More Empties – December 2019

Empties – November 2019

Alright everyone? Winter has officially arrived, and with it comes another raft of empties. A small haul this month – I actually went to Dubai for just under a week in November, and purposefully didn’t use much makeup while I was out there (the tan quest was real), but I appear to have accumulated a load of empties anyway. Here goes! Total number of … Read More Empties – November 2019

Empties – October 2019

Hello-ween, ladies and gentlemen! (A bold choice for an October greeting, but I’m sticking with it). It’s finally autumn – the big coats are in and skimpy summer dresses are out, little brats are throwing conkers at each other, everything is covered in pumpkin spice… like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of autumn in the UK. The tenth beauty empties post … Read More Empties – October 2019

Empties – September 2019

Alright you lot, bit of a funny Empties post this month… due to the amount of travelling I did (America for work, and then Italy the week after for pleasure), I have a load of random miniature travel empties, as well as your standard empty products I used at home. I was quite glad in a way to be done with these travel products, as … Read More Empties – September 2019

Empties – August 2019

Alright lads? I’m currently writing this while flying over the Atlantic as you do – I’ve just been on a work trip to Florida and am just flying back, as pasty white as I was to begin with (as it’s a work trip, it won’t be documented here). But today we are not talking about my complexion – we are taking a closer look … Read More Empties – August 2019

Empties – July 2019

Jeez, what a month. Big changes in my personal life, and big moves in my, uh, beauty life? More on the personal side of things below, but for the meantime, check out this heaping pile of empties! (And yes, I’m still on a no-buy, this was all shamefully from my existing stash. Hence the need for a no-buy this year…) Total number of products … Read More Empties – July 2019

Empties (and a check-in) – June 2019

It’s been 6 months since I started my No Buy Year, and what a 6 months it’s been. Lots of changes, lots of travel, lots of fun little adventures… but most importantly, no beauty purchases whatsoever. I know. I have no idea how I’ve managed to do this, but suffice it to say, my bank account is looking a lot healthier, my cupboards are no longer groaning … Read More Empties (and a check-in) – June 2019

Empties – May 2019

May has ended and now we’re halfway through the year (what?!). Time to see what I liberally applied to myself last month! Total number of products used up: 15 Estimated retail value of products used up: £91.53 Total value of products used up this year already: £733.98 Reviews below!   Haircare (L-R: Herbal Essences Body Envy Conditioner, L’Oreal Elvive Phytoclear Shampoo, L’Oreal Elvive Dream … Read More Empties – May 2019

Empties – April 2019

Alright la? Another month has passed and I have a bag of crap to go through for your delight. This month was slightly low on the ground compared to previous months, mostly because a) I’ve been travelling around and haven’t used my regular products much, and b) because I’ve used up so much since the start of the year, I’m back to starting from … Read More Empties – April 2019

Empties – March 2019

Whoops! A few weeks late for this one, forgive me, but I have been bu-sy. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been to two countries, four states, and have taken countless planes, trains and automobiles. I am knackered (more to come on those trips shortly). But! I now have a modicum of spare time to get down to it and review these empties from last month. … Read More Empties – March 2019

Empties – February 2019

Another month, another bag o’trash. This month has been pretty heavy on body products, I’ve been really into baths and my empties are reflecting that. Ready to do a deep dive? Leggo. Total number of products used up: 27 Estimated retail value of products used up: £139.39 Total value of products used up this year already: £309.25 Mini reviews below! Face Products (L-R: Oh … Read More Empties – February 2019